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Pancho and Lefty and the Sad, Stoned Songwriter

February 13, 2015
BE HERE TO LOVE ME

Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown bids a fond farewell to a country music legend in BE HERE TO LOVE ME: A FILM ABOUT TOWNES VAN ZANDT.

Kristian St. Clair: Upswing on the Downbeat with THIS IS GARY MCFARLAND

January 30, 2015
THIS IS GARY MCFARLAND

Searching for the impeccably coiffed ghost of long-forgotten jazz genius Gary McFarland.

Ani Simon-Kennedy: Goodbye to Language

January 22, 2015
DAYS OF GRAY

The indie adventurer sojourns to the Land of Fire and Ice and teams up with orchestral rock band Hjaltalin for her silent movie feature debut, DAYS OF GRAY.

Grande Fratello Is Watching You

February 14, 2014
REALITY

Matteo Garrone’s tough guys, little men and scheming dreamers face up to reality.

Scenes: THREE MONKEYS

August 1, 2013
THREE MONKEYS

A cell phone’s pop-song ringtone and a symphony of honking car horns break the silence in Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s slow-burn neo-noir.

Mads Mikkelsen: Ready, Aim, Fire

July 15, 2013 | One Comment
THE HUNT

The ‘Hannibal’ star’s Cannes-winning turn as an unjustly targeted social pariah in Thomas Vinterberg’s THE HUNT raises the Great Dane’s international stature.

James Broughton, Full Frontal

June 25, 2013 | One Comment
BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON

A new documentary celebrates the ecstatic fabulousness of James Broughton’s sensually poetic cinema.

Todd Verow: Desperate Punk Energy

June 6, 2013
BETWEEN SOMETHING AND NOTHING

The self-professed ‘No More Mr. Nice Gay’ reflects on two decades of autobiographical exhibitionism. 

Ron Fricke and Co.: Wander, Wonder

August 24, 2012
SAMSARA

With 70mm camera in tow, the filmmaking duo behind SAMSARA traverses the globe, gazes with astonishment.

Christophe Honoré: New Wave Love Songs

August 19, 2012

The auteur behind earnestly effervescent French gems returns with uncertain romance, heartbreaking chansons and the world’s greatest mother-daughter acting team.

Scenes: CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK

August 16, 2012 | One Comment
CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK

The brilliant, beautiful actress shares stardust memories and confronts her enigmatic self-image under the gaze of documentarian Angelina Maccarone, fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh and a hopelessly smitten Woody Allen.

Marc Smolowitz: Breathing Lessons

June 5, 2012
THE POWER OF TWO

San Francisco indie stalwart Mark Smolowitz merges the personal and polemical in his gaman-infused directorial debut, THE POWER OF TWO.