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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Le grand voyage
Le grand voyage

Dir. Ismaël Ferroukhi
(2004)    102 minutes

A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Réda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca.

Museum Hours
Museum Hours

Dir. Jem Cohen
(2012)    106 minutes

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.

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.

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.

One Naked Night
One Naked Night

The Long Hot Night
Dir. Albert Viola
(1965)    73 minutes

ONE NAKED NIGHT follows the life of a young woman who is trying to avoid falling into the same trap that led to her mother’s suicide; prostitution.

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.

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.

The Seventh Dwarf
The Seventh Dwarf

Dir. David Gottlieb
(1976)    89 minutes

Stuart Guber has decided to drop back into society, by leaving his performance artist girlfriend and accepting a job working for a top record label.

Extraordinary Cab Accident
Extraordinary Cab Accident

Dir. Walter Booth
(1903)    1 minute

The incident in EXTRAORDINARY CAB ACCIDENT is extraordinary for at least two reasons: the moment is apparently caught on film and it ends in a most unexpected fashion.

Night Tide
Night Tide

Dir. Curtis Harrington
(1961)    85 minutes

A sailor on shore leave becomes fascinated by a woman who poses as a mermaid in an oceanfront carnival.

Protektor
Protektor

Dir. Marek Najbrt
(2009)    102 minutes

Prague, 1938. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapulted her into fame. As the Nazis come to power, however, Hana's Jewish heritage precipitates her fall from stardom.

Toad Road
Toad Road

Dir. Jason Banker
(2012)    75 minutes

Young James kills time with his small town druggie friends until he meets Sara. But just as James wants to abandon the narcotics life, Sara wants him to take her further into mind-altering experimentation.

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.

Vanishing Waves
Vanishing Waves

Dir. Kristina Buožyte
(2012)    120 minutes

Lukas (Marius Jampolskis) is a researcher who volunteers for a sensory deprivation experiment attempting to communicate with Aurora (Jurga Jutaite), a young comatose woman.

The Wedding of Palo
The Wedding of Palo

Palos brudefærd
Dir. Friedrich Dalsheim
(1934)    72 minutes

THE WEDDING OF PALO is the last beautiful work of the famed Danish polar explorer and anthropologist Dr. Knud Rasmussen.

The Apple
The Apple

Dir. Rudy Burckhardt
(1967)    2 minutes

Rudy Burckhardt’s breezy stop-motion animation follows after a poem by his New York School compatriot Kenneth Koch.