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The Russians Are Coming - Die Russen Kommen
Originally banned by Communist Authorities, Heiner Carow's semi-autobiographical film was not approved for final production. Officials argued it focused on an ordinary Nazi follower, rather than an antifascist hero, and that it was "contaminated with modernism." The film, which includes clips from the Nazi propaganda film Kolberg (1945), was finally…
Heritage
An epic scale narrative of Australian history from master filmmaker Charles Chauvel (Jedda), HERITAGE spans the earliest days of white settlement in 1788 across some fifty years to the 1930s. The story follows the life experiences of the Morrison and Parry families as they establish themselves within a new and…
Lissy
Berlin, early 1930s. Lissy (Sonja Sutter), a young woman raised in a socialist working-class family, marries a clerk who promises her a better life. During the depression, however, he gets fired and can't find a new job. Desperate for companionship and money, he falls for Nazi propaganda and joins the…
Copyright by Luther
This short animation film gives an entertaining overview of the events leading to the Reformation. In 1515, Martin Luther (1483-1546)--a pastor, writer, and lecturer at the University of Wittenberg--writes the Ninety-Five Theses, in protest against the sale of indulgences and the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. German…
Uncivilised
Master filmmaker Charles Chauvel delivers an exciting tale of high peril, inland exploration and forbidden romance in UNCIVILISED. Filmed on location in 1937, it tells the story of high society author Beatrice Lynn. Unfulfilled and looking for inspiration, she heads into the wilds of northern Australia in search of an…
Stay
Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn deliver heartfelt performances as Abbey and Dermot, a couple struggling to find their way in life. After retreating to the rugged expanse of the Irish countryside, their happy existence is upended when Abbey discovers she's pregnant. Dermot, a long-since disgraced professor, has no interest in…
A Drop of Life
Set in the near future, A DROP OF LIFE is a short drama about two women, a village teacher in rural India and an African American corporate executive, whose disparate lives intersect when they are both confronted with lack of access to clean drinking water. Mirabai, an impassioned schoolteacher, has…
Exit: Music - How Music Was Controlled by the Third Reich
Before the arrival of Adolf Hitler in 1933, Germany was the center of the musical world. Within five years, thousands of musicians had fled the country as the Nazi regime tightened its race laws and attempted to fashion its own cultural image. EXIT: MUSIC examines how anti-Semitism manifested itself in…
Folk Hero and Funny Guy
The worlds of stand-up comedy and indie rock collide in the Tribeca Film Festival breakout hit Pitchfork calls "a joy to join." Struggling comedian Paul Scott (Girls' Alex Karpovsky) is invited to open for his successful rocker buddy, Jason Black (22 Jump Street's Wyatt Russell), on his solo acoustic tour…
Foxtrot - The Far Side of Paradise
At the beginning of WWII, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. This 1970's classic was directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker, Arturo Ripstein, and stars Oscar-nominated actors, Charlotte Rampling, Peter O'Toole,…
Not My Day - Nicht mein Tag
A banker for almost 15 years, Till leads a settled, regular life. His marriage to ambitious purse designer Miriam is happy if a bit dull after years of harmony. Suddenly, his predictable like comes apart when a bank robber storms his branch and takes Till hostage. When the robber takes…
All Quiet On the Western Front
Richard Thomas (The Waltons) stars in a powerful and dramatic adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's acclaimed novel, All Quiet On the Western Front. At the rise of World War I, German patriot Paul Baumer (Thomas) and his friends enlist in the Imperial German Army. In search of adventure and eager…