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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.

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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.

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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 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.

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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.

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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 stages of her life.

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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 of the 1960's and 70's to profoundly embrace life and 'follow your own weird.'

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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 several seconds to several hours, constantly and consistently redefining cinematic art.

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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.

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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, writer/director Bruno Dumont (Humanité, La Vie de Jesus) focuses on Camille Claudel's struggle to find understanding and recognition as an artist - and the moments before her brother's visit while she is confined to a mental institution.

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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 painter Don Bachardy, thirty years his junior. From Isherwood’s Kit-Kat-Club years in Weimar-era Germany (the inspiration for his most famous work) to the couple’s first meeting on the sun-kissed beaches of 1950s Malibu, their against-all-odds saga is brought to dazzling life by a treasure trove of multimedia. Bachardy’s contemporary reminiscences (in the Santa Monica home he shared with Isherwood until his death in 1986) artfully interact with archival footage, rare home movies (with glimpses of glitterati pals W.H. Auden, Igor Stravinsky and Tennessee Williams), reenactments, and, most sweetly, whimsical animations based on the cat-and-horse cartoons the pair used in their personal correspondence. With Isherwood’s status as an out-and-proud gay maverick, and Bachardy’s eventual artistic triumph away from the considerable shadow of his life partner, CHRIS & DON: A LOVE STORY is above all a joyful celebration of a most extraordinary couple.

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