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The Homecoming

The Homecoming

Director: Peter Hall
Year: 1973

A professor returns home after a long absence to introduce his wife to his father and two brothers, but the family reunion has unexpected and disturbing consequences. Based on one of Harold Pinter's greatest plays.

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The Maids

The Maids

Director: Christopher Miles
Year: 1975

Two maids, in a sinister bond of roleplaying, take turns acting out an abusive employer-servant relationship. Adapted from Jean Genet's absurdist play, itself inspired from a true life case.

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The Saga of Gosta Berling

The Saga of Gosta Berling

Director: Mauritz Stiller
Year: 1924

The Saga of Gösta Berling -- the film that made Greta Garbo a star -- has been restored to its proper luster by the Swedish Film Institute.

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Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Year: 1988

From Sergei Paradjanov, one of the most acclaimed and experimental directors of the Soviet cinema, comes Ashik Kerib, a 19th century romantic tale evocatively brought to life.

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Mabou Mines' Dollhouse

Mabou Mines' Dollhouse

Director: Lee Breuer
Year: 2008

Mabou Mines' critically acclaimed interpretation of Ibsen's A Doll's House rejuvenates a nineteenth-century classic with bold staging and conceptual originality.

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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Director: Paul Willis
Year: 2004

Set in an anonymous corner of suburbia, this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s play is a shattering exploration of ambition, domestic power and gender roles. This bracing dramatization brings new dimensions to Hedda Gabler’s character.

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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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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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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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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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