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In the Pit
In the Pit

En el hoyo
Dir. Juan Carlos Rulfo
(2006)    83 minutes

For every bridge built, warns a Mexican proverb, the devil demands one soul. Even in contemporary Mexico, "any major construction project needs a soul in its foundation," agrees one of IN THE PIT's army of laborers.

Man with a Movie Camera
Man with a Movie Camera

Chelovek s kinoapparatom
Dir. Dziga Vertov
(1929)    67 minutes

This dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis alive.

Meshes of the Afternoon
Meshes of the Afternoon

Dir. Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid
(1943)    14 minutes

One of the most important films in the history of American avant-garde cinema, Maya Deren’s MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON is captivating and dream-like, filled with tinges of psychodrama, murder mystery, and film noir.

In Search of Beethoven
In Search of Beethoven

Dir. Phil Grabsky
(2009)    140 minutes

IN SEARCH OF BEETHOVEN offers a comprehensive documentary about the life and works of the great composer. It delves beneath the mythical image of the tortured, cantankerous genius to search for the real Ludwig van Beethoven.

In Search of Mozart
In Search of Mozart

Dir. Phil Grabsky
(2008)    128 minutes

IN SEARCH OF MOZART traces the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences.

Outer Space
Outer Space

Dir. Peter Tscherkassky
(1999)    10 minutes

Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky's astounding appropriation of THE ENTITY, reworked and rephotographed into something more terrifying than the original.

Heavy Water
Heavy Water

A Film for Chernobyl
Dir. David Bickerstaff, Phil Grabsky
(2006)    52 minutes

This film by David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky uses Mario Petrucci’s award-winning poem "Heavy Water" to tell the story of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion and its catastrophic aftermath.

Poetry
Poetry

Shi
Dir. Chang-dong Lee
(2010)    139 minutes

POETRY is a portrait of a woman's brave fight against Alzheimer's disease and against her guilt over a relative's brutal crime.

Blank City
Blank City

Dir. Céline Danhier
(2011)    95 minutes

BLANK CITY is an "absorbing snapshot of a daring time" (Los Angeles Times) when a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history.

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All the Light in the Sky
All the Light in the Sky

Dir. Joe Swanberg
(2013)    79 minutes

Jane Adams stars as an actress living in Malibu who faces harsh realities of the industry as her age exempts her from more and more acting opportunities.

The 3 Rooms of Melancholia
The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

Melancholian 3 huonetta
Dir. Pirjo Honkasalo
(2004)    105 minutes

THE 3 ROOMS OF MELANCHOLIA reveals how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Dir. Werner Herzog
(1972)    94 minutes

Spanish conquistadors searching for a mythical "city of gold" in 16th-century Peru descend into madness as they penetrate ever-deeper into the then-uncharted Amazonian interior.

Lexi
Lexi

Dir. Nina Paley
(2001)    2 minutes

You don't need to be a cat lover to appreciate Nina Paley's gorgeous animated short (though it will be a dose of nip to you if you are).

Egg
Egg

Dir. Chuck Hudina, Charley Ray
(1979)    2 minutes

Don't try this at home. Although you will want to.

August Song
August Song

Dir. Jodie Mack
(2011)    5 minutes

Jodie Mack's overlay of recycled everyday patterns and materials has a homey, patchwork quality well-suited to its just-barely-domesticated feline subjects.

Fetch!
Fetch!

Dir. Nina Paley
(2002)    5 minutes

A sort of shapelessly yellow dog-owner tosses a red ball for his blue-spotted dog.

Pandorama
Pandorama

Dir. Nina Paley
(2000)    3 minutes

Working from about 2,500 images, all painstakingly drawn and painted and textured onto clear 70mm film leader, Nina Paley’s brilliant, camera-less short film paints the proverbial "Fall from Grace" as a labyrinthine trip through Pandora's box.

Love Moods
Love Moods

Dir. Lillian Hunt
(1952)    6 minutes

Reclining on her chaise lounge in a see-through robe, Lili St. Cyr decides she needs a wash.

Bubble Dance
Bubble Dance

(1942)    3 minutes

Famous exotic dancer Sally Rand does her signature routine in this classically scored short: a graceful, toga-clad dance with a buoyant balloon bigger than she is.

My Best Fiend
My Best Fiend

Mein liebster Feind Klaus Kinski
Dir. Werner Herzog
(1999)    99 minutes

Director Werner Herzog and late actor Klaus Kinski made five films together over a fifteen-year period. But as much as this collaboration benefitted them both, the partnership was fraught with off-screen drama.

Stolen Art
Stolen Art

Dir. Simon Backès
(2007)    56 minutes

Pavel Novak held an exhibit at WX Gallery entitled "Stolen Art," which featured paintings by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Gustave Courbet, Vincent van Gogh and other great masters, all reproduced with astonishing accuracy by Novak.

In the City
In the City

Dir. Chuck Hudina
(2006)    5 minutes

Glimpses of San Francisco. Some sights are familiar. Most are not.

House of the Black Death
House of the Black Death

Dir. Harold Daniels, Jerry Warren
(1965)    74 minutes

Warlock Belial Desard and his brother Andre battle for dominion over the creepy House of Desard, which includes Andre's son who thinks he's a werewolf.

Round About Hollywood
Round About Hollywood

(1931)    7 minutes

ROUND ABOUT HOLLYWOOD provides a rare peek at Los Angeles in general and Hollywood in particular as the ordinary citizen might have seen it in 1931.

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell...
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

Dir. Seijun Suzuki
(1963)    88 minutes

Anarchic, breakneck paced, darkly comic, and stylish to the extreme, DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS! was a movie unlike anything audiences had ever seen.

Neighbours
Neighbours

Dir. Norman McLaren
(1952)    8 minutes

In this Academy Award®-winning short film, the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion is used to animate live actors.

The Skin I'm In
The Skin I'm In

Dir. Broderick Fox
(2012)    85 minutes

In 2005, filmmaker Broderick Fox was found on the Berlin subway tracks with his head split open and a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Strangers pulled him to safety, giving him a second chance at life.

Animals
Animals

Dir. Marçal Forés
(2012)    94 minutes

This very unconventional coming-of-age tale is an intoxicating blend of fantasy and cold reality, as it follows a shy teenager's perilous period when exciting but troubling sexuality enters into his formerly innocent world.

Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino

(1941)    10 minutes

This Astor Pictures newsreel covers the brief career (but mostly the sudden death) of silent film star Rudolph Valentino.