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The Loyalist
A North Korean general visits his talented daughter at a prestigious Swiss school to test her loyalty towards her motherland. An outstanding singer, with a promising future, she dreams of studying in America. But her dream will be at the cost of her father's life if she doesn't return. This…
Postcards
A long-distance love affair is prolonged through a series of postcards in Mark Rappaport's short film, one of the director's first experiments in video. The "deliciously ironic" (according to the Los Angeles Times) POSTCARDS tracks a romance played out entirely on assorted mailings written by a separated couple. American tourist…
Chain Letters
Made in Manhattan during the worst early depths of the AIDS epidemic, this LA RONDE-style series of twosomes and threesomes never directly mentions that crisis. But the intricately interconnecting relationships glimpsed in mosaic-like shards here exist in a similarly embattled milieu, an urban war zone: war between the sexes (or…
From the Journals of Jean Seberg - A Creative Biopic About Actress Jean Seberg
Mark Rappaport's creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema, politics, American society and culture, and film theory to inform, entertain, and move the viewer. Seberg's many marriages, as well as her film roles,…
A Hole in a Fence - IKEA, Graffiti, Urban Farming, and the Gentrification of Red Hook, Brooklyn
In a hidden corner of Brooklyn, change is anything but straightforward... Chronicling the changing fortunes of Red Hook, Brooklyn, A Hole in a Fence is a documentary that explores the complicated issues of development, class and identity facing one of New York City's most unique neighborhoods. It's the story of…
A Place to Call Home - Gentrification in New Zealand's Public Housing
As global trends move towards neoliberal policies, New Zealand's privatisation of state housing is radically transforming the country's social landscape. State housing is a system of public housing in New Zealand and for more than three generations low-income families in Auckland's eastern suburb, Glen Innes have been renting state homes.…
Icaros: A Vision
This New York Times Critic's Pick is a visually inventive and hypnotic portrait of a little-seen world, punctuated by truly trippy depictions of ceremonial splendor. ICAROS follows an American woman to the Amazon where she searches for a medical miracle. Her treatment options exhausted, she finds a young ayahuasca shaman…
Yo
Winner of Best Film at the Morelia International Film Festival, "Yo" is based on a short story by Nobel laureate J.M.G. Le Clezio. "My name is Yo, I'm 15 years old, or that's what they tell me," explains the protagonist (Raul Silva) early on. A strong young man with limited…
The Scenic Route
An experimental drama that spins the tale of a woman, her sister, and the man who completes the triangle. Told through such fertile sources as grand opera, classical painting, and Victorian melodrama. Winner of the Sutherland Trophy at the British Film Institute Awards.
The Watermelon Woman - 20th Anniversary High Definition Restoration
Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema. This beautiful high definition, digital restoration was created from the original film negatives for the landmark film's 20th anniversary. A video store clerk and fledgling filmmaker, Cheryl becomes obsessed with the "most beautiful mammy,"…
I, Anna
The lives of a beautiful divorcee (Charlotte Rampling, Melancholia, 45 Years) and a troubled detective (Gabriel Byrne, The Usual Suspects, Millers Crossing) intersect during the investigation of a vicious murder on the grimy, rain-soaked streets of London, sparkling a tangled web of passion, intrigue and deceit. An absorbing film-noir told…
Lolita
An iconic adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov Classic, starring Oscar Winner Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith and Dominique Swain, LOLITA tells a disturbing tale of tortured and forbidden love. Humber Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small New England Town to take a teaching position, searching for lodging…