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Anatahan

Anatahan

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Year: 1953

NEW RESTORATION!  Inspired by an actual event during WWII, Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan, tells the story of a dozen Japanese sailors who are stranded on the remote island of Anatahan during the waning days of the war. The war ends, unbeknownst to the men, and they engage in their own private war for dominance of their island domain and possession of the sole woman in their midst, Keiko (Akemi Negishi), the so-called "Queen Bee" of Anatahan.

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Araya

Araya

Director: Margot Benacerraf
Year: 1959

Margot Benacerraf captured the life of the Venezuelan saliñeros in this masterpiece of poetic filmmaking. A forerunner of feminist Latina cinema, Araya won the 1959 International Critics Prize in Cannes.

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Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Year: 2014

In this riveting adaptation of the stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters, hoping to prevent the destruction of Paris, France in 1944.

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Fellini's Casanova

Fellini's Casanova

Director: Federico Fellini
Year: 1976

The incomparable Federico Fellini (La Dolce Vita) directs this visually stunning portrait of Casanova, the infamous Italian womanizer, adventurer, author and libertine.

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I Am Cuba

I Am Cuba

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Year: 1964

Director Mikhail Kalatozov’s delirious masterpiece uses four stunning vignettes to paint a picture of pre-revolutionary Cuba in newly restored 4K with an original soundtrack.

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21 Hours at Munich

21 Hours at Munich

Director: William A. Graham
Year: 1976

Screen legend William Holden and Shirley Knight turn this real-life catastrophic event into a mesmerizing story of suspense, anger and disbelief.

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Krakatoa, East of Java

Krakatoa, East of Java

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Year: 1969

In Singapore harbor, 1883, Captain Chris Hanson (Maximilian Schell) of the Batavia Queen embarks on a perilous search for sunken treasure off the island of Krakatoa. To find a fortune in rare pearls, he must brave a boiling sea, douse an uprising by a horde of convicts, and outwit a greedy crew desperate for more than their fair share... only to confront the most devastating and catastrophic volcanic explosion the modern world has ever felt creating giant tidal waves that engulf the island and endanger all aboard the Batavia Queen.

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Prince of Foxes

Prince of Foxes

Director: Henry King
Year: 1949

In this captivating epic of intrigue, action and romance, the handsome and masterful Tyrone Power (The Mark of Zorro) shines in the title role as Andrea Orsini, a bold and courageous warrior.

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Come Back, Africa/Black Roots

Come Back, Africa/Black Roots

Director: Lionel Rogosin
Year: 1959

Working secretly with activists and ordinary Africans, Lionel Rogosin created the first film exposing apartheid. He then took the fight for equality home to the US with the astonishing Black Roots.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Director: Ric Burns
Year: 2020

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.

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