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Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac was a triumph from the moment of its premiere on December 28, 1897. It has become the most popular play of the modern French theater, and Cyrano, despite an ugly visage dominated by an enormous nose, has become a world-beloved symbol of generosity, magnanimity of…
The Red Kimona
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The Affairs of Anatol
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Independently produced by Bennie Zeidman, HELL'S HOUSE (1932) is a Pre-Code melodrama that captured Bette Davis and Pat O'Brien just before they were catapulted to superstardom at Warner Bros. An expose of the American penal system (not unlike I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang and The Mayor of…
Cobra
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A Peck On The Cheek
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Pather Panchali
With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray's debut, Pather Panchali, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic evocation of a number of years in the…
Little Sparrows
In the middle of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who has yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When their mother Susan's breast cancer…
The Bow
A crusty old man and a beautiful young girl live on a fishing boat, which has been floating at sea for over 10 years. The old man plans to marry the 16-year-old on her next birthday, and counts the days down on his calendar. In addition to the girl, the…