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Film Socialisme

Film Socialisme

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 2011

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) triumphantly returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, "a remarkable and beautiful and challenging" (Glenn Kenny, MSN) essay on the state of Mediterranean life, culture and history.

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Le Quattro Volte

Le Quattro Volte

Director: Michelangelo Frammartino
Year: 2010

Inspired by Pythagoras’s belief in four-fold transmigration — by which the soul is passed from human to animal to vegetable to mineral — Michelangelo Frammartino’s wondrous docu-essay traces the cycle of life through the daily rituals of life in the southern Italian region of Calabria.

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The Last of England

The Last of England

Director: Derek Jarman
Year: 1987

An apocalyptic roar of a movie, this is Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane) dizzying lament for the country he once knew and what he feared it would become. It is both deeply personal and grimly historical, and is undoubtedly one of the most important British films of all time.

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Chess Fever

Chess Fever

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Year: 1925

A Keaton-esque comedy in which a young man's passion for the game threatens to wreck his marriage.

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Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

Director: Pip Chodorov
Year: 2010

This documentary provides a vivid introduction to one of the most important, yet perpetually marginalized, realms of filmmaking: Avant-garde cinema. In its exploration of this expansive domain, FREE RADICALS privileges rare interviews with filmmakers in the avant-garde tradition and includes several films in their entirety.

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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2013

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs.

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Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Year: 2010

In 1993, artist Anselm Kiefer left Buchen, Germany for La Ribaute, a derelict silk factory near Barjac, a town in the south of France. Sophie Fiennes' film sheds insight into the years that Kiefer spent there, engaged in a fervent process of artistic creation, in order to shape the estate according to his vision.

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The Rape of the Vampire

The Rape of the Vampire

Director: Jean Rollin
Year: 1968

A psychiatrist (Bernard Letrou) ventures to a remote castle to convince a brood of four vampire sisters that they are misguided, brainwashed by superstitious villagers, and not truly creatures of the Supernatural.

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The Son of Joseph

The Son of Joseph

Director: Eugène Green
Year: 2016

Eugène Green drops biblical motifs – Abraham and Isaac, Mary and Joseph – into this genuinely contemporary setting as if it were the most natural thing in the world, augmenting them with nods to crime films, Italian Baroque music, a Doisneau photograph, three 17th century paintings and an artificial way of speaking that is anything but current. The characters are positioned within the visual compositions and look directly into the camera, their diction flawless. Whatever needs saying – and that’s a lot – they recite impassively, in declamatory fashion. Along the way, there are jabs at the literature milieu and trendy yuppies. A film where divine seriousness rubs against bizarre comedy, where theology meets caricature, an intriguing film, anachronistic and innovative in equal measure.

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Que Viva Mexico!

Que Viva Mexico!

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1931

Eisenstein's epic celebration of Mexico's history and people was never completed due to financial problems. Fifty years after its initial production, this great work was faithfully assembled by the master director's editor, 80-year old Grigory Alexandrov. Digitally remastered edition.

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