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Easy Rider: The Ride Back

Easy Rider: The Ride Back

Director: Dustin Rikert
Year: 2013

Almost 40 years ago Easy Rider captured America's imagination as a counterculture film that explored an era and its trials and tribulations. Now, part sequel, part prequel, EASY RIDER: THE RIDE BACK delves into the family lineage of Wyatt "Captain America" Williams (played in the original by Peter Fonda) and the families trials and tribulations throughout the decades of the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's to present day.

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Mutual Appreciation

Mutual Appreciation

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2005

Alan (Justin Rice), a musician whose band has just broken up, shows up in New York to pursue his burgeoning rock and roll career.

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The American Film Theatre 14 Film Collection (AFT Megaset)

The American Film Theatre 14 Film Collection (AFT Megaset)

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With many films now transplanted to the Broadway stage and vice versa, it is easy to forget how remarkable a project The American Film Theatre was at its conception; utilizing the great artists of our time, this relevant series not only offered theatre to those who did not have access to stage productions, but appealed to lovers of both art forms. A unique time capsule that captures some of the finest performers of the 20th century.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Director: Bill Siegel
Year: 2013

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure.

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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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Kids for Cash

Kids for Cash

Director: Robert May
Year: 2013

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind a notorious scandal that rocked the nation. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line.

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Of Men and War

Of Men and War

Director: Laurent B├ęcue-Renard
Year: 2015

Shot over five years, Of Men and War gives perhaps the most in-depth look at the recovery efforts of veterans suffering from PTSD.

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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 Revisionaries

The Revisionaries

Director: Scott Thurman
Year: 2012

The theory of evolution and a re-write of US history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential board of education. THE REVISIONARIES follows the rise and fall of some of the most controversial figures in American education through some of their most tumultuous intellectual battles.

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Funny Ha Ha

Funny Ha Ha

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2002

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her back, ping-pongs between awkward romantic alternatives and even less suitable jobs.

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