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Modus Operandi

Modus Operandi

Director: Frankie Latina
Year: 2009

A wild throwback to '70s grindhouse movies, Modus Operandi is shockingly violent and even more entertaining. Director Frankie Latina took four years to direct this lovingly constructed ode to disreputable genre flicks, all of it shot in his hometown of Milwaukee. He mashes together Blaxploitation, gore, Italian giallo, Japanese gangster flicks and much more into an irresistible guilty pleasure.

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Ganja & Hess

Ganja & Hess

Director: Bill Gunn
Year: 1973

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (director Bill Gunn), endowing him with the blessing of immortality, and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood.

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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Director: Rodrigo Reyes
Year: 2013

Using Purgatory as his filmic metaphor, Director Rodrigo Reyes creates a haunting exploration of transient life near the US/Mexico border.

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Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Director: Bret Wood
Year: 2006

Psychopathia Sexualis is a dreamlike depiction of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. Director Approved R-Rated Version.

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The Little Fugitive

The Little Fugitive

Director: Morris Engel
Year: 1953

Widely regarded as one of the most influential and enjoyable films of the American independent cinema, Little Fugitive is an utterly charming fable that poetically captures the joys and wonders of childhood.

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How to be a Woman

How to be a Woman

Director: (various)
Year: 1955

As the daughters of the baby-boom reached adolescence, American schools struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. This fascinating collection contains films on wide-ranging topics as such as the reproductive system, cooking skills, self-defense, and how to appear more pleasing to others.

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Bear Nation

Bear Nation

Director: Malcolm Ingram
Year: 2011

In BEAR NATION, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar), takes you on a fascinating journey inside a fast growing segment of the gay community where what was once a perceived negative is now redefining the definition of what it looks like to be gay.

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Littlerock

Littlerock

Director: Mike Ott
Year: 2010

A powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in America, LITTLEROCK is an affectingly authentic portrait of the bittersweet pain of young love and the cruel reality of cultural miscommunication, making it one of the most emotionally moving American Independents in recent memory.

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Seeds Of Time

Seeds Of Time

Director: Sandy McLeod
Year: 2014

A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. Gene banks of the world are crumbling, crop failures are producing starvation inspired rioting, and the accelerating effects of climate change are already affecting farmers globally. But Fowler's journey, and our own, is just beginning: From Rome to Russia and, finally, a remote island under the Arctic Circle, Fowler's passionate and personal journey may hold the key to saving the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood

Director: Alex Smith, Andrew Smith
Year: 2013

This Native American tale encases its audiences in intrigue and adventure while peeling back the layers of a painfully familiar man, Virgil First Raise, who wakes up in a ditch with a shiner and a hangover just to find out that his wife has left him. Desperate and broken, he sets out to find her -- beginning a hi-line spiritual odyssey filled with inebriated encounters, sexual skirmishes, and nostalgic illusions.

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