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Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

Director: Jamsheed Akrami
Year: 2000

“Friendly Persuasion” examines the critical issues of Iranian cinema by framing several key questions and providing informed responses through commentary, scene analysis, and interviews with top Iranian filmmakers. The questions focus on international flowering, censorship codes, role of the government, representation of women, and a world-class children's film movement.

The filmmakers interviewed represent a diverse group of Iranian auteurs including new-wave visionaries Abbas Kiarostami, Dariush Mehrjui, Bahram Bayzai, and Masoud Kimiaie as well as the post-revolutionaries Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Jafar Panahi, Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Majid Majidi, and Tahmineh Milani. The film scholar Richard Pena provides an insightful commentary.

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Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Director: Angelina Maccarone
Year: 2011

THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and photographers Peter Lindbergh and Juergen Teller, revealing the personality and philosophies of one of our most iconic screen stars.

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Edison: The Invention of the Movies

Edison: The Invention of the Movies

Director: (various), Alan Crosland
Year: 1891

An unprecedented collaboration of Kino International and the Museum of Modern Art, together with the Library of Congress. EDISON: THE INVENTION OF THE MOVIES is a four-disc box set featuring 140 complete Edison Co. films from 1891 to 1918, all restored and newly remastered. This deluxe set also includes 200+ scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison collection, film-by-film program notes, and two hours of interviews with early film experts.

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Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue

Director: Andrew Monument
Year: 2010

NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE is a comprehensive history of the American horror film. Starting with Thomas Edison’s version of Frankenstein and slashing its way through to Saw and beyond, this incisive documentary examines how these monstrous creations were gruesome reflections of their time.

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Derek

Derek

Director: Isaac Julien
Year: 2008

Written and narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, this documentary blends vintage clips from Jarman's groundbreaking experimental works, never-before-seen footage from his films, and candid interviews shot shortly before his death in 1994.

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A History of Israeli Cinema

A History of Israeli Cinema

Director: Raphael Nadjari
Year: 2009

Raphaël Nadjari’s extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics

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American Grindhouse

American Grindhouse

Director: Elijah Drenner
Year: 2010

AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE explores the history of exploitation films. From the early “Nudie Cuties” to the Blaxploitation boom in the 70s,AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE boasts interviews with film critics Herschell Gordon Lewis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, John Landis, Fred Williamson, Kim Morgan and many more, and features over 200 clips.

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Reel Injun

Reel Injun

Director: Neil Diamond
Year: 2009

An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, REEL INJUN journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives.

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Two in the Wave

Two in the Wave

Director: Emmanuel Laurent
Year: 2010

Directors Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut changed the face of cinema forever as members of the French New Wave. TWO IN THE WAVE documents their intensely combative and creative relationship.

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Trilogy on Iranian Cinema

Trilogy on Iranian Cinema

Director: Jamsheed Akrami
Year: 2018

Dr. Jamsheed Akrami is a scholar of Iranian cinema. A former editor of Iranian film magazines, he has published extensively, presented numerous lectures, curated film series, and produced a number of films, including the feature-length documentaries The Lost Cinema, on political filmmaking under the Shah, and Friendly Persuasion, on Iranian cinema after the 1979 revolution. The films were screened in international film festivals and enjoyed theatrical runs and television screenings in US and Canada.  A Cinema of Discontent completes Jamsheed Akrami’s trilogy on Iranian cinema.

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