Biography

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Director: Elem Klimov
Year: 1975

From Elem Klimov (COME AND SEE), comes the story of Grigory Rasputin, the wandering Siberian monk whose messianic influence upon Russia's monarch led its people, like lambs to the slaughter, blind and headlong into World War I and revolution.

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Director: Andreas Johnsen
Year: 2014

An intimate and powerful encounter with one of today's most politically influential artists and the system he challenges.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Director: Jacob Hatley
Year: 2010

Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Levon Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. The film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his...

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

American Yogi

American Yogi

Director: Steven Newmark
Year: 2017

This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which altersthe trajectory of his life.

American Yogi

Better Things

Better Things

Director: Maria Paz Cabardo
Year: 2012

Jeffrey Catherine Jones was a transgender painter, illustrator, and comics artist. Narrated and told through the experiences and perceptions of Jeffrey, the film is guided and shaped by a group of creators who were influenced by Jeffrey at various...

Better Things

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Director: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade
Year: 2013

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations...

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Brakhage

Brakhage

Director: Jim Shedden
Year: 1999

Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) was possibly the most important filmmaker of the avant-garde, and one of the greatest artists of our time. From 1952, at the age of nineteen, until his death, Brakhage created more than 400 films, ranging in length from...

Brakhage

Brown Bread

Brown Bread

Director: Sarah Gross
Year: 2015

It all started with a vision. In the 1970s Margot and Peter made their first steps away from a normal family and began to adopt, integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof.

Brown Bread

Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915

Director: Bruno Dumont
Year: 2013

In CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915, Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as Auguste Rodin's protégé (and later mistress), and sister of the Christian/mystic poet Paul Claudel. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille,...

Camille Claudel 1915

Chris & Don. A Love Story

Chris & Don. A Love Story

Director: Guido Santi, Tina Mascara
Year: 2007

CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY is the true-life story of the passionate three-decade relationship between British writer Christopher Isherwood (whose Berlin Stories was the basis for all incarnations of the much-beloved Cabaret) and American portrait...

Chris & Don. A Love Story

Custer of the West

Custer of the West

Director: Robert Siodmak
Year: 1968

After his triumphs in the Civil War, General Custer (Robert Shaw) becomes one of the most renowned military figures of his time. But he infuriates as many people as he impresses... never more so than in the days leading up to the Battle of Little...

Custer of the West

Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Director: Ilppo Pohjola
Year: 1992

Tom of Finland is one of the major icons of the gay world. His provocative erotic drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity, attitude and self-understanding. This ground-breaking work combines interviews with Tom (prior to his death in...

Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Derrida

Derrida

Director: Amy Ziering Kofman, Kirby Dick
Year: 2002

One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of “deconstruction” Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. In the spirit of...

Derrida

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

Director: Eric P. Sharkey
Year: 2012

DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters.

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

Director: Marcie Begleiter
Year: 2016

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long...

Eva Hesse

The Executioner's Song (2-Disc Special Edition)

The Executioner's Song (2-Disc Special Edition)

Director: Lawrence Schiller
Year: 1982

Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette  Christine Lahti and Eli Wallach co-star in this critically acclaimed true story of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore who lobbied for his own execution.

The Executioner's Song (2-Disc Special Edition)

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Director: Peter Raymont, Michèle Hozer
Year: 2010

Peter Raymont's documentary humanizes the legend of Glenn Gould, weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, private home recordings and diaries, as well as compelling interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers.

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

A Gesar Bard's Tale

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Director: Lharigtso, Donagh Coleman
Year: 2014

As a boy, Dawa was an illiterate Tibetan nomad whose life revolved around herding yaks. At 13, his life changed: through a series of visions, Dawa acquired the gift of telling the epic story of Tibet's King Gesar. Now, at 35, Dawa receives a salary...

A Gesar Bard's Tale

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Director: Pieter van Huystee
Year: 2016

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch will be holding a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang

Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang

Director: Walter Salles
Year: 2014

Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles accompanies the prolific Chinese director Jia Zhangke on a walk down memory lane, as he revisits his hometown and other locations used in creating his ever-growing body of work.

Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang

The Lion in Winter (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

The Lion in Winter (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

Director: Anthony Harvey
Year: 1968

Three sons struggle to win their father's favor, as well as his crown. King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and his queen, Eleanor (Katherine Hepburn), engage in a battle of royal wits that pits elder son Richard (Anthony Hopkins) against his brothers John...

The Lion in Winter (50th Anniversary Special Edition)

Luther

Luther

Director: Guy Green
Year: 1974

John Osborne's play is a fascinating and powerful psychological study of the Augustinian monk Martin Luther, examining his central role in the birth of Protestantism and revolt against the Roman Catholic Church.

Luther

Matter Of Heart

Matter Of Heart

Director: Mark Whitney
Year: 1985

The original, compelling and inspiring portrait of Carl Gustav Jung, whose extraordinary genius and humanity projected his voice far beyond the realm of psychiatry, redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become. Stirring...

Matter Of Heart

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Year: 2014

With brush, ink, and rice paper, Zen painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han uses the play of light and dark to explore energy, creativity, and the art of life. On the verge of his 75th birthday, with a new love in his life, Alok employs his teachings to confron...

Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

On Meditation

On Meditation

Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
Year: 2015

ON MEDITATION explores the deeply personal practice of meditation through an exploration of extraordinary people and their practices including David Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito, Russell Simmons, Congressman Tim Ryan, Peter Matthiessen, Mark Epstein an...

On Meditation

Prefontaine (Special Edition)

Prefontaine (Special Edition)

Director: Steve James
Year: 1997

The true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine (Jared Leto), the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation. Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who...

Prefontaine (Special Edition)

Revealing Mr. Maugham

Revealing Mr. Maugham

Director: Michael House
Year: 2012

A new documentary by Michael House tells the story of Somerset Maugham, the novelist, spy, playwright, physician and prolific writer, who took on the taboo subjects of adultery and sexual jealousy and breathed new life into the spy novel.

Revealing Mr. Maugham

SEMBENE!

SEMBENE!

Director: Jason Silverman, Samba Gadjigo
Year: 2015

In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a Senegalese dockworker and fifth-grade dropout, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. This true story celebrates how the father of African cinema, against enormous odds, fought a...

SEMBENE!

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

Director: Dome Karukoski
Year: 2017

This stirring biopic follows the life of the artist whose proudly erotic drawings of leather-clad studs served as an emblem of gay liberation and influenced art, fashion and culture for decades to come.

Tom of Finland

Violeta Went to Heaven

Violeta Went to Heaven

Director: Andrés Wood
Year: 2011

The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andres Wood (Machuca) traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from...

Violeta Went to Heaven

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