This popular touring program features 16 internationally acclaimed animated short films
Abbas Kiarostami's final film by the great Iranian director is a series of two dozen shingl-shot short film, each four-and-a-half minute long.
Great documentary about Gaudi's famous Barcelona buildings and spaces.
There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life. Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.
Based on a graphic novel and short film by co-director Alberto Vázquez and winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where Vázquez won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, beautiful and haunting tale of coming of age in a world gone to ruin.
When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history.
It would make a terrific fictional film, but this story happens to be true.
Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called “the most beautiful woman in the world” and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called “frequency hopping” that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself.
Ingmar Bergman's dream play about a woman dying of cancer and the two sisters and servant who care for her.
Dario Argento thriller about a jazz pianist who teams up with a femaile reporter to solve a string of murders.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's made for German TV five-episode hour-hour miniseries.
Fassbinder's conclusion to the epic he created in 1972.
Fassbinder's epic, part two.
Phillippe Garrel's tender drama about a philandering filmmaker who foments family discord whe he refuses to cast his actress wife in a role based on her.
1952 Rene Clement film in a new digital restoration!
Rfor sexuality/nudity and language.
A shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, and sets off on a strange, beautiful journey across Italy to find him.
RSome disturbing images, drug use, and language including sexual references.
Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.
Jean Rouch's 1968 film about three yoiung men who leave their homeland to find work in the Gold Coast.
Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.
French anti-war film stars Alan Bates.
Visually stunning epic from the director of Dragon Inn and A Touch of Zen.
Phillippe Garrel's devastating film about an impoverished couple who fall to pieces through drug addiction and mutually-enforced self-destruction.
Philippe garrel's latest film stars his daughter Esther Garrel, who returns home after a breakup with a boyfriend to find her father is dating a woman her age.
Cuban film from 1968 about a man whose family escapes Cuba to Miami while he stays behind to see the changes to recent developments and to hit on women.
Greta Gerwig and Joe Swanberg star and directed this 2008 film about two twentysomethings who live separately in NYC and Chicago but try to maintain a long-distance relationship.
Nicolas Roeg film stars Mich Jagger and James Fox in a psychedelic psychodrama.
One of Ingmar Bergman's best film, Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson share a remote seaside cottage where their identities overlap.
A 14-year-old boy finds himself "man of the house" after his father dies. The teen grappling with gender identity tries to escape his repressive home life and new responsibilities.
Ingmar Bergman's expressionistic, psychosexual tale of love, betrayal, and degradation about an aging circus owner, his young mistress, estranged wife and a heavy-drinking clown.
Bergman's look at war.
In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to “restore” her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable judgement. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Making use of rotoscope animation, expat Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh creates a portrait of contemporary Tehran that would be impossible by any other means.
Andrey Avyagintsev's film about a young family spending a long vacation at their country home, is unraveled by a series of secrets and truths.
Jean-Pierre Leaud and Lou Castel play two middle-aged friends on opposite romantic trajectories.
Jack Nicholson stars in a lesser-known film as he plays a border guard and agent who succumbs to the corruption of his colleagues, Harvey Keitel and Warren Oates. Scott Edwards, author of a new book on Nicholson will introduce the film.
Garrel's experimental feature.
Yul Brynner stars along with Deborah Kerr in the famous Rogers and Hammerstein musical.
Dreyer's 1928 classic film, voted ninth best film of all time.
A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The epitome of a you-have- to-see- it-to- believe-it documentary, THE ROAD MOVIE captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and no shortage of angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen and often stoic drivers and passengers.
Ingmar Bergman's medieval morality play stars Maz von Sydow where he searches for God and plays chess with the Devil.
Ingmar Bergman's medieval fable that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Early Garrel film where Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and an apostle play.
A Norwegian student, Thelma, moves to Oslo where she falls in love. She soon discovers that she has inexplicable powers.
Documentary about Bob Dylan's trilogy of Christian albums and his three-part tour from 1979-1980.
laura aglin's documentary about the bodies of eleven women whose decomposing bodies were found in the Imperial Ave house and yard of known sex offender Anthony Sowell. The film explores some hard questions.
WWII drama about tow young Slovenian children set off to find a fabled Valley of Peace. They meet a downed African American GI who protects them on their journey.
Diamantina Mountains, Brazil, 1821. A slave trader, ANTONIO, returns to the decadent, but imposing farmhouse he inherited to discover his wife has died in child birth. Confined to this desolate property in the company of his demented mother-in-law and numerous slaves, he marries his dead wife's niece, BEATRIZ, a child of 12. A restless soul, he returns to his trading expeditions, and leaves his child wife behind. The loneliness of the big house in the rugged landscape mirrors that of its inhabitants. Each one has been displaced from his original home and forced into co-existence. The undercurrents of violence and prejudice, which still plague the Brazil of today, accelerate the inevitable tragedy which, in turn, heralds the tides of change.
WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH tells the story of the longest active career in entertainment. Far more then just Sally Rogers on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, and the top center square on HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, Rose Marie worked in every facet of showbiz. She was “the darling of the airwaves” at the age of four and went on to work in vaudeville, Vegas, Broadway, movies, television, theatre, concert halls and nightclubs. Along the way she was known as “the kid” by the mob. She called Al Capone, Uncle Al, opened the Flamingo in Las Vegas for Bugsy Seigel, and had her career protected and nurtured by “the boys.” Her friends include the best show business has to offer: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Mercer, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting and Bing Crosby to name a few!! Unbeknownst to fans, the woman always looking for a man was actually married for almost 20 years to the love of her life, Bobby Guy, one of the best trumpeters in the business. His untimely passing and its impact on “the one who makes you laugh” is recounted here by her friends Peter Marshall, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Tim Conway.
German construction workders building a dam in a remote region of Bulgaria spark distrust and resentment among locals who have had enough of German outsiders.
WWI film by G. W. Pabst follows a German soldier during teh final days of the great war.
One of Ingmar Bergman's most famous films.
Lucrecia Martel's first film in nine years is a perplexing, comic, and intoxicating story.