In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
Rfor sexuality and horror violence
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
This new documentary tells the story of iconic American composer, performer, teacher, philosopher, inventor, and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016). She was one of the world’s original electronic musicians (the only female amongst notable post-war American composers) as well as a master accordion player, a mentor, a gateway to music and sound for non-musicians, and a technical innovator who helped develop everything from tools that allow musicians to play together while in different countries to software that enables those with physical limitations to create beautiful music. With Terry Riley, Laurie Anderson, Morton Subotnik, and others
This resurrected treasure of 1990s Black DIY filmmaking is a buddy movie/murder mystery/romance by filmmaker and multimedia artist Cauleen Smith. It focuses on a brash Oakland art student who observes that Black males around her are dying at an alarming rate. Fearing they will become extinct, she begins to take Polaroid snapshots of men to document their existence. Soon she also finds herself in a romance—and searching for a serial killer!
Why did a farmer and father shoot and kill four police officers in rural Finland in 1969? Mikko Niskanen’s five-hour movie—voted the greatest Finnish film of all time in a 1992 poll—has the answers. Originally a four-part TV miniseries (and never before released in America), Eight Deadly Shots accrues an abundance of naturalistic details relating to poverty, crippling government regulations, illicit work, and alcoholism that helps to explain one man’s descent into the unthinkable. Filmmaker Niskanen (who died in 1990 after an illustrious film career) also wrote, produced, and stars in his empathetic, humanistic magnum opus.
This landmark experimental feature by dancer/choreographer-turned-filmmaker Yvonne Rainer “is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger” (Zeitgeist Films). Babette Mangolte (cinematographer of Jeanne Dielman) shot this classic of feminist film theory.
Although the Nazis seized and killed millions of Jews during World War II, they failed to capture an estimated 25,000 who escaped into the forests of Eastern Europe. Instead of simply hiding, these young men and women - many of them teenagers -- banded together to fight back, carrying out deadly acts of sabotage, staging ambushes, and waging clandestine warfare against the Nazis and their collaborators. The Jewish Partisans tells the inspiring story of how these innocent young adults transformed into guerrilla soldiers, surviving - and ultimately triumphing - against extraordinary odds.
PG-13for sci-fi action violence and frightening images
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.
Trailblazing Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) is widely recognized as the inventor of video art. This acclaimed new film traces this pioneer’s trajectory—from his beginnings in Korea to his life-changing discovery of John Cage’s work, from his involvement in the Fluxus experimental art collective to his eventual emergence as an international art world superstar.
Rfor some sexuality, nudity and language.
Sandra (Lea Seydoux) is a widowed young mother raising her daughter on her own, while also caring for her sick father (Pascal Greggory). She’s dealing with the loss of the relationship she once had with her father, while she and her mother and sister fight to get him the care he requires. At the same time, Sandra reconnects with Clément (Melvil Poupaud), a friend she hasn’t seen in a while and, although he’s married, their friendship soon blossoms into a passionate affair.
After her husband John McKay is killed in an ongoing feud with the Canfield family, a woman takes her baby boy Willie to her sister's house in New York hoping he will never know of the feud with the Canfields. Twenty years later Willie is a grown man and he receives a letter saying he has inherited his father's estate and must travel to his family home to take possession. On the train there he meets a beautiful young woman and falls in love only to learn that she's a Canfield. He accepts her invitation to dinner and quickly realizes that the Canfield men won't kill him while he's in their home. His plan to stay there as a permanent guest is short-lived and the Canfields are soon after him.
Rfor some nudity and sexuality.
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.
Based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa and directed by the Russian helmer of Siberiade (hence the existential overtones), this breakneck action thriller stars Jon Voight and Eric Roberts (both Oscar-nominated) as escaped cons barreling through the frigid Alaskan wilderness on a train with a dead engineer and no brakes.
Los Angeles aircraft worker Barry Kane evades arrest after he is unjustly accused of sabotage. Following leads, he travels across the country to New York City trying to clear his name by exposing a gang of fascist-supporting saboteurs led by apparently respectable Charles Tobin. Along the way, he involves Pat Martin, eventually preventing another major act of sabotage. They finally catch up with Frank Frye, the man who actually committed the act of sabotage at the aircraft factory.
In this Fassbinder crime movie, a German-American Vietnam veteran returns to Munich, where he takes a job as a hired killer for three renegade cops. With Margarethe von Trotta and a host of Fassbinder regulars (Hark Bohm, Ingrid Caven, Kurt Raab, Irm Hermann) and even RWF himself.
Peter Greenaway’s first feature is a brilliant, cerebral work of prodigious imagination that lays the groundwork for many of his later films, characters, and obsessions. Set in the aftermath of a Violent Unknown Event that has left people showing bird-like symptoms and speaking strange new languages, the movie is a collection of mini-biographies of 92 of the VUE’s victims—all of them with last names that begin with the letters “fall.” Certifiably one of a kind.
A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.
Made between his two Cannes Palme d’Or winners, The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016), this documentary feature by leftist British filmmaker Ken Loach extols the radical progressive changes that came to Britain after winning WWII, under the newly elected Labour government of Clement Attlee. Employing archival footage and new and old interviews, Loach re-creates this heady, optimistic era (later disparaged by Conservatives) that saw the expansion of the welfare state, the creation of the National Health Service, and the nationalization of certain industries.
En route to visit their grandfather's grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, before ending up at the old family home... where they're plunged into a never-ending nightmare as they meet a family of cannibals who more than make up in power tools what they lack in social skills...
In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.
PGfor some language, brief war images and smoking.
Turn Every Page explores the remarkable fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers.
Byungsoo, a film director who goes with his daughter Jeongsu an aspiring interior designer, to a building owned by an old friend already established in the design field. She gives them a tour of the property, which includes a restaurant and cooking studio on the first two floors, her office in the basement, a residence on the third floor, and an artist's studio at the top. The three of them chat and drink amicably until a business call pulls Byungsoo away. When he returns, it's the same place, but a different time, and the building owner invites him up to the second floor.