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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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Even Dwarfs Started Small
Even Dwarfs Started Small

Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen
Dir. Werner Herzog
(1970)    96 minutes

An allegory in which the diminutive cast portrays the residents of an apparent asylum who rebel against authority and stage their own revolution.

A Young Couple
A Young Couple

Dir. Barry Jenkins
(2009)    13 minutes

John and Jenn are young, in love and living together. But this is no dreamy tale of magical romance from director Barry Jenkins.

Dirty Like an Angel
Dirty Like an Angel

Sale comme un ange
Dir. Catherine Breillat
(1991)    102 minutes

Georges Deblache, a despondent middle-aged cop who suspects he has cancer, falls for his partner's wife.

Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Dir. Werner Herzog
(1997)    78 minutes

While flying missions in Vietnam for the U.S. military, Dieter Dengler was shot out of the sky during a raid, enduring POW camps and jungle monsoons against impossible odds. Herzog travels back with Dengler to the same terrain of his earlier trials.

Starlet
Starlet

Dir. Sean Baker
(2012)    103 minutes

An unlikely friendship develops between twenty-one year old aspiring actress Jane and elderly widow Sadie after their worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley.

James Baldwin: The Price of the ...
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Dir. Karen Thorsen
(1990)    86 minutes

James Baldwin was a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy.

Go in the Wilderness
Go in the Wilderness

Dir. Elza Kephart
(2013)    61 minutes

A bold new version of the myth of creation shot against the striking backdrop of Quebec’s remote North Shore.

The Country Teacher
The Country Teacher

Venkovský ucitel
Dir. Bohdan Sláma
(2008)    116 minutes

A gifted young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled seventeen-year-old son.

The Girl from Monday
The Girl from Monday

Dir. Hal Hartley
(2005)    81 minutes

A being from a distant constellation called Monday, assumes the human form of a beautiful young woman in order to look for her friend who arrived years before and whom she suspects is in trouble; caught perhaps in the body he has assumed.

Wolves in the Snow
Wolves in the Snow

Des chiens dans la neige
Dir. Michel Welterlin
(2002)    90 minutes

After a violent marital argument ensues between Lucie and Antoine that results in Antoine's death, Lucie discovers his secret life of gangsters, money laundering and violence.

Wavemakers
Wavemakers

Le chant des ondes
Dir. Caroline Martel
(2012)    97 minutes

An ensemble of Ondes Martenot aficionados search through studios, basements, science labs and workshops to unravel the secrets of an instrument that would turn the raw material of electricity into music.

Ballad of the Little Soldier
Ballad of the Little Soldier

Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten
Dir. Werner Herzog, Denis Reichle
(1984)    46 minutes

Werner Herzog followed the controversy over his treatment of the Aguaruna Indians during the FITZCARRALDO production by journeying into the jungles of Nicaragua and Honduras to document the Miskito Indians’ armed struggle against the Sandinistas.

One Shot
One Shot

Dir. Barry Jenkins
(2009)    8 minutes

A young woman's visit to a Seattle convenience store, seemingly fraught with menacing purpose.

Familia
Familia

Family
Dir. Louise Archambault
(2005)    103 minutes

Michele, a divorced aerobics instructor with a gambling addiction, loses her job and seeks refuge with a childhood friend, Janine, who lives in a seemingly comfortable middle-class suburban neighborhood.

My America
My America

Dir. Hal Hartley
(2014)    78 minutes

To mark its fiftieth anniversary, Center Stage asked a number of celebrated writers to create monologues and then entrusted independent film icon Hal Hartley with filming the results.

Teknolust
Teknolust

Dir. Lynn Hershman Leeson
(2002)    82 minutes

Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton plays four roles in this award-winning science fiction film about Rosetta Stone and her three Self-Replicating Automatons which she clones from her own DNA.

Life Model
Life Model

Dir. Lori Petchers
(2011)    6 minutes

A 75-year-old nude figure model learns to love her body through the art she inspires.

The Deflowering of Eva van End
The Deflowering of Eva van End

De ontmaagding van Eva van End
Dir. Michiel ten Horn
(2012)    94 minutes

In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family gets turned on its head when the 'perfect' exchange student moves in.

King's Gym
King's Gym

Dir. Barry Jenkins
(2012)    3 minutes

Oakland, California's "boxing gym of champions" is showcased here, its historic walls lined with posters for matches boasting past regulars from George Foreman and Joe Frazier to Gina Guidi.

Marion Bridge
Marion Bridge

Dir. Wiebke von Carolsfeld
(2002)    90 minutes

The story of three sisters paralyzed by family secrets. In the midst of struggling to overcome her self-destructive behavior, the youngest sister, Agnes, returns home determined to confront the past in a community built on avoiding it.