Film Studies

3 Faces

3 Faces

Director: Jafar Panahi
Year: 2019

Filmmaker Jafar Panahi and actress Behnaz Jafari travel to the rural northwest of Iran after receiving a plea for help from a girl whose family has forbid her from studying acting in Tehran. Amusing encounters abound, but they soon discover that the...

3 Faces

The 78 Project Movie

The 78 Project Movie

Director: Alex Steyermark
Year: 2014

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take.

The 78 Project Movie

A Cinema of Discontent

A Cinema of Discontent

Director: Jamsheed Akrami
Year: 2013

The international success of Iranian cinema over the past decades may have veiled the fact that Iranian filmmakers work under extremely harsh circumstances rarely seen in other national cinemas. Filmmaking in Iran is subject to tight government...

A Cinema of Discontent

A Walk With Kiarostami

A Walk With Kiarostami

Director: Jamsheed Akrami
Year: 2003

U.S.-based film professor Jamsheed Akrami talks to Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami in an inpromptu video interview, which offers a frank and funny view of Kiarostami rarely seen before. The interview was conducted over a span of two days during the...

A Walk With Kiarostami

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Director: Pamela B. Green
Year: 2019

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to...

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Before The Nickelodeon

Before The Nickelodeon

Director: Edwin S. Porter, Charles Musser
Year: 1982

Noted film historian Charles Musser co-wrote and directed this definitive tribute to Edwin S. Porter, the mechanic and cameraman for Thomas Edison, now recognized as a major contributor to the evolution of film structure. From the time of The Great...

Before The Nickelodeon

Billy Wilder Speaks

Billy Wilder Speaks

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Year: 2006

Billy Wilder Speaks is a lively lesson in filmmaking, from one of its undisputed masters.

Billy Wilder Speaks

Blank City

Blank City

Director: Céline Danhier
Year: 2011

BLANK CITY is an "absorbing snapshot of a daring time" (LA Times) when a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history.

Blank City

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Director: Alexandra Dean
Year: 2017

Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy Lamarr speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy t...

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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

Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons

Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons

Director: (various)
Year: 1893

This edition explores the establishment of cinematic genres in the first years of the 20th Century, offering rare glimpses of the innovative visual comedy of Max Linder, the pioneering Italian epic NERO - or THE BURNING OF ROME, the phenomenal...

Comedy, Spectacle, and New Horizons

Company Business

Company Business

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Year: 1991

It's not the company you keep - it's the company that keeps you! The Cold War may be over, but things are about to heat up again! Screen legend Gene Hackman (The Package, Prime Cut) teams up with Mikhail Baryshnikov (White Nights) in this fast paced...

Company Business

Custody

Custody

Director: Xavier Legrand
Year: 2018

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this tense family drama that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats.

Custody

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

Director: David Gill, Kevin Brownlow
Year: 1993

Acclaimed three-part documentary tells the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith: the man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no...

D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

David Holzman's Diary

David Holzman's Diary

Director: Jim McBride
Year: 1967

This landmark 1967 faux-documentary finds recently dumped David Holzman (L. M. Kit Carson) unloading comic-neurotic monologues straight to the camera. Filmed like cinema verite, it’s a well-disguised fiction about the deceptions of cinematic...

David Holzman's Diary

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

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...

Edison: The Invention of the Movies

The European Pioneers

The European Pioneers

Director: (various)
Year: 1895

From the archives of the British Film Institute, this collection features forty distinctive works from cinema's infancy, produced by such Euro pioneers as R.W. Paul, George Edward Smith, Fran Mottershaw, Walter Haggar & Sons, and James Bamforth,...

The European Pioneers

A Faithful Man

A Faithful Man

Director: Louis Garrel
Year: 2019

Louis Garrel’s sophomore feature, in which he also stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp and Laetitia Casta, is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

A Faithful Man

Film Socialisme

Film Socialisme

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 2011

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) triumphantly returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, "a remarkable and beautiful and challenging" (Glenn Kenny, MSN) essay on the state of Mediterranean life, culture and history.

Film Socialisme

Filmworker

Filmworker

Director: Tony Zierra
Year: 2018

After starring as Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, Leon Vitali gave up his acting career to toil in obscurity as Stanley Kubrick’s devoted aide-de-camp. This candid, often funny, and sometimes shocking documentary offers a singular perspective...

Filmworker

The Five Obstructions

The Five Obstructions

Director: Lars von Trier, Jorgen Leth
Year: 2004

Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12 minute feature film called The Perfect Human. In the year 2000, von Trier challenged Jorgen Leth to remake his...

The Five Obstructions

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Director: Barbara Albert
Year: 2003

A group of friends in a suburban Austrian town reexamine their lives after the unexpected death of a young woman who appeared to be leading a charmed life.

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

Director: Pip Chodorov
Year: 2010

This documentary provides a vivid introduction to one of the most important, yet perpetually marginalized, realms of filmmaking: Avant-garde cinema. In its exploration of this expansive domain, FREE RADICALS privileges rare interviews with filmmaker...

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

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...

Friendly Persuasion

Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913)

Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913)

Director: Leonce Perret, Louis Feuillade, Alice Guy-Blaché
Year: 1897

By arrangement with Gaumont Films, Kino International is proud to announce an important new Box Set featuring over 75 restored early Gaumont productions.

Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913)

Gaumont Treasures (1908-1916)

Gaumont Treasures (1908-1916)

Director: Jacques Feyder, Jean Durand, Emile Cohl
Year: 1908

The premiere French film company during the early cinema, the Gaumont Film Company played a key role in the growth of cinema into a sophisticated art form. Gaumont was also a place of great technical innovation. Included in this collection are...

Gaumont Treasures (1908-1916)

Goodbye to Language

Goodbye to Language

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Year: 2014

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Goodbye to Language is a triumphant masterpiece from Jean-Luc Godard.

Goodbye to Language

Great Directors

Great Directors

Director: Angela Ismailos
Year: 2011

Ten of the greatest filmmakers in the world passionately discuss their craft in Angela Ismailos' hugely entertaining documentary GREAT DIRECTORS. Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Liliana Cavani, Todd Haynes,...

Great Directors

The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works

The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works

Director: Edwin S. Porter, Edweard Muybridge, Thomas Edison
Year: 1893

This survey of the cinema's earliest landmarks and rarities features the 1877 motion studies of Edward Muybridge, the early productions of Thomas Edison's Black Maria, the actualites of Louis Lumiere, George Mieles' A Trip to the Moon (1902), and...

The Great Train Robbery and Other Primary Works

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