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ON AND OFF THE RAILS - The British Transport Films Collection

ON AND OFF THE RAILS - The British Transport Films Collection

Director: (various)
Year: 1951

In conjunction with the British Film Institute, Kino releases these digitally remastered films for the first time in North America. Originally produced by the British Transport Commission, these are a must not just for the transport enthusiast, but also for the documentary aficionado.

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Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Ernesto Che Guevara: The Bolivian Diary

Director: Richard Dindo
Year: 1994

Over 40 years ago, on October 9, 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army, aided by the CIA. Guevara's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile 11-month attempt to foment revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this moving portrait.

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Director: Kevin Rafferty
Year: 2008

An incredible true story that unfolds like "a ripping good yarn... with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com), HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29 is filmmaker Kevin Rafferty's (The Atomic Cafe) acclaimed documentary depicting one of the most legendary games in the history of sports.

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This Ain't No Mouse Music

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Director: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
Year: 2013

Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Chris Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

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King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis

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Year: 1970

King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 3-hr documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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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 climaxes with the premiere of a mint-condition print of Edwin S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery, complete with the authentic hand-tinting witnessed by audiences of 1903.

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The Red Kimona

The Red Kimona

Director: Dorothy Davenport Reid
Year: 1925

This film is based on the infamous true story of a young girl who is tricked into a life of prostitution in New Orleans and goes on trial for murdering her pimp/lover. Producer and co-director Dorothy Davenport Reid became a director after the tragic death of her husband matinee idol Wallace Reid in 1923 from an accidental drug overdose.

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Liberty Kid

Liberty Kid

Director: Ilya Chaiken
Year: 2008

LIBERTY KID captures with compassion and street-smart humor the spirit and pain of America transformed by 9-11. Two young friends struggle to survive after losing their jobs at the Statue of Liberty tourist site due to 9/11. Director Ulya Chaiken "makes us feel for her characters" (NY Post), and evokes simple and memorable human truths about life on society's margins.

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Holes In My Shoes

Holes In My Shoes

Director: David Wachs
Year: 2006

The profoundly moving story of native New Yorker, Jack Beers. He cuts down trees and rips telephone books into pieces at 94, but it is his long and diverse list of lifetime achievements that makes his tale so touching.

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Tower

Tower

Director: Keith Maitland
Year: 2016

TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

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