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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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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 Bighorn, where his sense of pride overshadows his dedication to duty... with disastrous consequences.

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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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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.

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Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky

Director: Igor Talankin
Year: 1971

Unlike the Hollywood biographies of the great composer's life, director Igor Talankin avoids the sentimentality and cliche creating a distinctive clarity and freshness of perspective. Emphasis is placed upon two of Tchaikovsky's important relationships and their impact upon his professional and emotional life. See and hear Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Eugin Onigin and more.

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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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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 score by John Adams.

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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 and others.

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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 (Nigel Terry, Excalibur) and Geoffrey (John Castle, Man of La Mancha), while the cunning King Philip of France (Timothy Dalton) takes advantage of the internal fracturing in his bid to destroy their kingdom.

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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 1992) and his leather men acolytes with hundreds of his original drawings and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work.

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