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1492: Conquest of Paradise

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Director: Ridley Scott
Year: 1992

In a quest to find a new land route to Asia, Christopher Columbus discovers the New World. However, his vision of for a peaceful new world doesn’t content with that of Spain’s vision of conquest. Jean Depardieu stars in this realist take on Christopher Columbus. Directed by Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, Alien).

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1930

Returning to the historic era of his greatest success, Griffith paid homage to the sixteenth President in this moving drama starring Walter Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre).

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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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The Birth of a Nation (Deluxe 3-Disc Edition)

The Birth of a Nation (Deluxe 3-Disc Edition)

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1915

Almost a century after its release, THE BIRH OF A NATION remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences.

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The Boss

The Boss

Director: Fernando di Leo
Year: 1973

Based largely on real people and actual events, Fernando Di Leo's action-packed film-the final part of his Milieu Trilogy-is his boldest commentary on corruption and the criminal underworld.

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Burke & Hare

Burke & Hare

Director: Vernon Sewell
Year: 1972

A colorful, early ’70s rendition of life in the taverns, brothels, and surgical theatres of 1820s Scotland, blending dark comedy with bawdy eroticism, seasoning it with the grotesque, then crowning it with a playful theme song by the pop band The Scaffold.

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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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City of Life and Death

City of Life and Death

Director: Lu Chuan
Year: 2011

A bold re-creation of the 1937 Japanese occupation of China's capital Nanking - the infamous "Rape of Nanking". Told with startling humanism, the film is an unforgettable masterpiece of contemporary world cinema."A film strong enough to change your life" (Los Angeles Times).

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Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Year: 2014

From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late '60s and '70s, accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

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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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