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  • Autobiography of a Princess

    Movie

    At their annual tea party reunion, an Indian princess (Madhur Jaffrey), long divorced and living in self-exile in London, and her father’s ex-tutor, Cyril Sahib (James Mason) view home-movie footage of their formerlife in Royal India. While the recollections of the Princess are selective and hazi...

  • The Attack
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Attack

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A gripping film... with haunting performances." - NY Daily News Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He ha...

  • Between the Lines
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    Between the Lines

    Movie + 1 extra

    "An appealing comedy about growing up after you've already grown up." - The New York Times

    Newly Restored! From director Joan Micklin Silver (HESTER STREET) and featuring an all-star cast at the beginning of their careers. At the offices of a Boston alternative newspaper, the staff members enjo...

  • Black and Tan

    Movie

    Duke Ellington’s first filmed appearance. Trumpet player Arthur Whetsol and dancer Fredi Washington play Duke’s friends who help him save his piano from bill collectors. A glittering Harlem nightclub show is an authentic treat from the 1920’s. The Ellington Orchestra plays: “The Duke Steps Out,” ...

  • The Bronte Sisters

    Movie

    Three of France's most enduring actresses star in this moody and atmospheric look at the reclusive lives of the Bronte sisters.

    In a dreary presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eye of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the sisters write their first works that quickl...

  • A Bundle of Blues

    Movie

    Duke presents Ivie Anderson (1904-1949) in the first of her two film appearances: many believe her to be his best featured vocalist and was with the Ellington Orchestra between 1931 and 1942. Musical numbers: "Lightnin," "Rockin' in Rhythm," "Stormy Weather" (vocal by Ivie Anderson), "Bugle Call ...

  • Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho

    Movie

    Cab Calloway stars as a ladies’ man dating the wife of a train porter who is frequently absent from home. In addition to this tongue-in-cheek plot, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra perform “Harlem Camp Meeting,” and Calloway has two vocals, “Zaz-zuh-zaz” and “The Lady with the Fan.”

  • Confessions of a Child of the Century

    Movie

    Devastated by the betrayal of his mistress and distraught over the recent death of his father, Octave retreats to the countryside where he meets a young widow, Brigitte (Charlotte Gainsboug). Together, they embark upon a wildly passionate love affair. Soon, however, the painful wounds of Octave’s...

  • Daughter of the Nile

    Movie + 1 extra

    A neglected gem in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s filmography, Daughter of the Nile is a neon-lit, contemporary drama named after a Japanese manga series. With Hou’s gentle but keen observation, the film follows a young woman and her brother float along the periphery of the Taipei underworld, intriguingly ble...

  • Daughters of the Dust
    Movie + 3 extras

    Daughters of the Dust

    Movie + 3 extras

    "Dash emerges as a strikingly original filmmaker." - The New York Times

    "A gorgeously impressionistic history of the Gullah people." - The Washington Post

    At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina struggle to ma...

  • Faces Places
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    Faces Places

    Movie + 4 extras

    "Sheer joy" - The Washington Post. "Perfection" - Rolling Stone 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old Fre...

  • Going Away

    Movie

    Baptiste is a loner. A gifted primary teacher living in the south of France, he knows how to bring their schoolwork alive for his pupils but never remains in the same job for more than a term. His unremarkable appearance masks cracks, even violence... When he is left unwittingly in charge of Math...

  • A Great Wall

    Movie

    The first American movie shot in China, A Great Wall is a delightful comedy that was a "cross-cultural hit" (Los Angeles Times) when released in 1986. When San Francisco computer programmer Leo Fang (co-writer and director Peter Wang) is passed over for a promotion, he calls it quits and moves hi...

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    Movie

    Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino), THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, THE HITCH-HIKER i...

  • The Insult
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Insult

    Movie + 1 extra

    An insult blown out of proportion finds a Lebanese Christian, and a Palestinian refugee in court.

  • Jazz a la Cuba

    Movie

    This short film featuring Don Aspiazu and his orchestra presents an excellent example of Cubano jazz from the 1920's and 1930's.

  • The Last of the Unjust

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A historic film." - The New Yorker. "A monumental film." - Film Comment 1975. In Rome, Clau...

  • Love & Anarchy

    An epic tragicomedy from director Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), LOVE AND ANARCHY plumbs the depths of fascist Italy from the perspective of a simple farm boy sent to kill Mussolini.

    Giancarlo Giannini (The Seduction of Mimi) won the best acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his achin...

  • Mademoiselle C

    Movie

    "Whimsical and charming!" - The New York Times Carine Roitfeld ran French Vogue for 10 years, building a reputation as one of fashion's most influential...

  • Maurice
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    Maurice

    Movie + 3 extras

    "Superb. A Sensual and intoxicating romance." - The Washington Post

    Newly Restored! From the acclaimed Merchant Ivory Productions. Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the...

  • May in the Summer

    Movie

    To all appearances, May Brennan has it all - intelligence, looks, the recipient of raves from her recently published book and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad, a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the cracks in her s...

  • Mustang
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    Mustang

    Movie + 1 extra

    "The best foreign language film of the year." The Hollywood Reporter Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited sisters splash about on the beach with their ma...

  • The New Girlfriend

    Movie

    "A delicious and froth fantasia with a teasing erotic frisson." - The New York Times After mourning the loss of Laura, Claire comes across Laura’s husband David (Romain Duris) dressed head-to-toe in hi...

  • On My Way
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    On My Way

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot | Starring Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Garouste, Nemo Schiffman, Camille

    Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family’s restaurant. What ...