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Death of a Salesman
During the post-war boom period of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain. Facing dispensability and insignificance in a heated, youthful economy, Willy is not ready to…
The Decline of Western Civilization
Part of the Series: The Decline of Western Civilization Collection
Their message is brutally clear: Destroy the old and make way for the new. This is the punk's violent revolution; Their lawless world. This is THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A Riveting, unflinching account of the punk rock phenomenon and…
Smithereens
Wren is nineteen and is determined to make it big in the world of rock 'n' roll. The pieces of her world are scattered over lower Manhattan: the abandoned train yards along the Hudson River; a grungy Lower East Side…
A Doll's House
Nora Helmer (Jane Fonda) lives a quiet life with her husband, Torvald (David Warner), in a small Norwegian town. While he works diligently at a bank, she looks after their children. But Torvald doesn't know that several years ago, when…
The Decline of Western Civilization 2: The Metal Years
Part of the Series: The Decline of Western Civilization Collection
From the Director of DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION and SUBURBIA comes the ultimate film about the world of heavy metal, THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART Il: THE METAL YEARS. Interviews with some of the music industry's hardest rockers, like…
A Shock to the System
In this dark comedy, a middle-aged advertising executive loses his long-awaited promotion to a younger man. In frustration, he accidentally pushes a panhandler in front of a subway train... and gets away with the death. Realizing that committing murder might…
The Chosen
Set in the Brooklyn of the 1940s, the film elucidates the friendship between two young Jews of differing factions. Danny is Hassidic, while Reuven is a Zionist. Though separated ideologically, the boys find a common bond through their love of…
The Decline of Western Civilization 3
Part of the Series: The Decline of Western Civilization Collection
DECLINE III is an unflinching look into the lives of the hardcore fans of punk rock in Los Angeles, 20 years later. Filmed over the course of 13 months , this 90 minute piece stands as the director's strongest work…
Living in Oblivion
Independent film director Nick Reve (Steve Buscemi) is making his first feature. Everything that can go wrong does: the rebellious catering crew refuses to replace spoiled milk, his actors are flakey and getting an unspoiled take is nearly impossible. Tension…
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until a chance meeting…
Voyager
A story concerning the travels of an American construction engineer who is wandering throughout Europe, recounting his life story through a series of flashbacks while meeting a variety of new characters. At first, he meets a man whom he knew…
Hester Street
Gitl and her son arrive on the Lower East side of New York in 1896 to join her husband Jake. While Jake, who has job in a sweatshop and an English-speaking girlfriend, has completely embraced America, Gitl clings to her…
The Count of Monte Cristo
Edmond Dantes has been wrongly accused of a plot against the post-Napoleonic French government. Condemned to a prison cell in the impenetrable Chateau D'If, Dantes vows vengeance against the four conspirators who framed him. He is particularly anxious to give…
My Brilliant Career
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer.…
Mikey and Nicky
When Nicky (John Cassavetes) calls Mikey (Peter Falk) yet again to bail him out of trouble--this time a contract on his life for money he stole from his mob boss--Mikey, as always, shows up to help. Overcoming the obstacles of…
Black Magic
Alexandre Dumas, Sr. (Berry Kroeger) tells his son Alexander Dumas, Jr. (Raymond Burr) the story of Joseph Balsamo (Orson Welles). Through flashbacks we learn that Balsamo was a French gypsy boy who endured much hardship. He was tortured under the…
Room at the Top
A ruthless young working-class Englishman takes a job in a North Country village controlled by a local millionaire. The young man resents the magnate's class consciousness and vows to rise to the top by wooing the millionaire's daughter, while having…
The Leather Boys
Schoolgirl Dot and mechanic Reggie marry too early and quickly discover that adulthood is not nearly as much fun as expected. She's a social gadfly and he's a stick-in-the-mud homebody, and they bring out the worst in each other. Mere…
Jeffery
This romantic comedy centers on the chaotic love life of Jeffrey, a gay man who swears off sex only to fall in love with his ideal man. Jeffrey's vow of chastity is inspired by a fear of AIDS, a prospect…
Fanny
Almost nineteen, Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a five-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he…