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Broken Blossoms

Broken Blossoms

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1919

The heartbreaking story of a waterfront waif (Lillian Gish) from the Limehouse district of London who escapes the abuse of her father (Donald Crisp) through a doomed relationship with a Chinese immigrant (Richard Barthelmess).

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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2015

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Director: Harry Pollard
Year: 1927

Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novelization of the harsh realities of slavery was a catalyst for the anti-slavery movement and remains a landmark in American literature. Seen today, the sincerity of director Harry Pollard's handsomely produced 1927 drama outweigh the conventions of its story. All told, this "lost" production remains a fascinating cinematic bridge between the 19th century barnstorming theatrical tradition and the new freedom of the feature film... as well as a cultural bridge between African-American and white popular entertainments.

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The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

Director: Charles Dubin
Year: 1976

Julie Harris gives a luminous portrayal as Emily Dickinson, the first woman of American letters, in this reprise of the production that won her a Tony Award. "There is no actress more magical than Julie Harris." - Rex Reed .

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Year: 2016

The first documentary about Maya Angelou celebrates her life and reveals new insight into the life of this legendary performer, writer, poet and activist. 

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Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood

Director: Alex Smith, Andrew Smith
Year: 2013

This Native American tale encases its audiences in intrigue and adventure while peeling back the layers of a painfully familiar man, Virgil First Raise, who wakes up in a ditch with a shiner and a hangover just to find out that his wife has left him. Desperate and broken, he sets out to find her -- beginning a hi-line spiritual odyssey filled with inebriated encounters, sexual skirmishes, and nostalgic illusions.

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Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Director: Tom O'Horgan
Year: 1973

The film version of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play tells of a French city where the citizens begin to turn mysteriously into rhinoceroses. Zero Mostel creates his Tony-winning Broadway role. Includes the marvelous Karen Black.

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Fantomas

Fantomas

Director: Louis Feuillade
Year: 1913

Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows Fantômas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve and journalist Jerôme Fandor.

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The Golem

The Golem

Director: Carl Boese, Paul Wegener
Year: 1920

Recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, an ancient Hebrew legend provides the substance for one of the most adventurous films of the early German cinema and a landmark in the evolution of the horror film. Suffering under the tyrannical rule of a merciless despot, a 16th century Talmudic rabbi creates a giant clay warrior that comes to life in a grand scale climax.

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Year: 1999

Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Stars Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.

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