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L'avventura
Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960's cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L'AVVENTURA concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the…
The Silent Child
Inspired by real-life events, this Oscar -winning short follows Libby, a profoundly deaf child nearing her first day at school. Her emotionally distant, overwhelmed mother and workaholic father seek out a quick fix to make their 'broken' child more equipped…
Troubling Love - L'amore Molesto
What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, but not surprised. She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of…
Knife in the Water
Roman Polanski's first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters' emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple…
Behind Convent Walls 
An erotic film set in a convent, where a Mother Superior tries to maintain order to prevent the nuns from temptation. But when things get out of control, the church inflicts cruel punishment to the nuns for their sins. BEHIND…
The Lord of the Flies
In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach,…
Pygmalion
Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a "proper lady" in a mere six months in this delightful comedy of bad manners, based on the play by…
Andrei Rublev
Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky's epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia's greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, ANDREI RUBLEV has existed only…
Scarlet Street
When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the rain slicked gutters of Greenwich Village, he plunges headlong into a whirlpool of lust, larceny, and revenge. SCARLET STREET is Fritz Lang's 1945…
Ivan the Terrible, Part 2
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, IVAN THE TERRIBLE charts the rise to power and…
Attraction
One of the great taboo-smashers of the late '60s, directed by Tinto Brass, featuring interracial affairs, anti-Vietnam statements, violence versus sex. ATTRACTION (NEROSUBIANCO) will stun anyone expecting a standard softcore European sex flick as released originally in the US thru…
Mushrooms
A deliciously dark gastronomic comedy, Mushrooms is an Aussie dish of home-style cooking destined to leave an altogether unique aftertaste. Looking for refuge from the police, an on-the-run thief stumbles into the residence of elderly charmers Flo (AFI Award-winner Julia…
Song of Love - Chant D'Amour
The only film made by the French novelist Jean Genet. Visually reminiscent of Jean Cocteau's Blood of a Poet, Belle et la Bete and Kenneth Anger's Fireworks. The story, set in a prison with three main characters, a guard and…
Bikini: A Real Story - Bikini: Una historia real
This Spanish comedy won Best Short Film at Toulouse Cinespana . The mayor of a small town in Spain tries to convince the authorities to allow women to wear bikinis on beaches in the 1950's.
I Am Curious: Yellow
Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjoman's I AM CURIOUS YELLOW is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of…
Sorceress - Le moine et la sorcière
Set in an isolated medieval village in France, SORCERESS is the story of Etienne de Bourbon, a thirteenth-century friar who is sent by the Pope to seek out heresy. Etienne discovers that, when their children are sick, the village women…
The Idealist - Idealisten
A Danish thriller about one of the worst nuclear cover-ups in history. Based in a true story about power, idealism and one man's courage to uncover two nation's double-dealing during the Cold War. Winner of Best Director at the Beijing…
A Single Life
When playing a mysterious vinyl single, Pia is suddenly able to travel through her life. This critically acclaimed Dutch short film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2015 and won Best Animated Short Film…
Sex Slaves - The Global Sex Trade and its Victims
A gripping documentary expose inside the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc. The film takes viewers into the shadowy, multi-billion dollar world of sex trafficking. Part cinema verite, part investigation, Sex Slaves puts a human face…
Kebab Connection
A delightful, immigrant comedy from Anno Saul and Fatih Akin ( Head On ) that reminds us how integration really works. Young Turkish hip-hopper Ibo dreams of making the first German kung-fu film. He hones his craft by making an…