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48 Heads Out of the Museum Merkurov
Austria , 2012 , 4 min. Working intensively with death masks made by the Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov (1881-1952), a student of Auguste Rodin, filmmaker Anna Artaker translates them into various medial forms...
Czech Republic , 2013 , 83 min. In 1969, Jan Palach saw the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia as a huge problem, so much so that he set himself on fire in protest. This dynamic three-part miniseries from politically driven Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland chronicles the catalytic drama of his sacrifice...
USA , 2013 , 15 min. Sometime in the first half of the 20th century, on the back roads of the Louisiana bayou, half-mad Louis Chasseur hunts the devil. Lying in wait at the crossroads, Chasseur instead encounters the devil’s lawyer, weaselly Mycroft Coney. What follows is a biblical battle of wills...
Brazil , 2012 , 88 min. Since the Industrial Revolution, “progress” has been synonymous with vanquishing nature, but now we know the future of man lies in a sustainable existence. The Amazon, often under assault by nightmarish exploitation, is making a comeback. Destructive agriculture is history...
A Field In England
United Kingdom , 2013 , 90 min. A spacious meadow in 1600s Britannia serves as an existential arena fueled by hallucinogenics. Surreal circumstances and Tarkovsky-like imagery lead up to a psychedelic climax of cinematographic awe. Embrace the ambiguity and fear not the abyss...
Germany , 2012 , 118 min. This gripping two-part epic, eight years in the making for German television, follows five young men and women through the tribulations of World War II. The once fun-loving, close-knit group will come to face not only unspeakable atrocities but their own role therein...
The Girl and Death
Netherlands , 2012 , 127 min. In this beautifully shot period piece, an elderly man returns to a once-opulent but now abandoned hotel, where he relives his ill-fated love affair of half a century earlier with a beautiful and very complicated kept woman. Through flashbacks, their tragic romance is recounted...
USA , 2013 , 84 min. For centuries, gold has remained a symbol of wealth and power. Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in the Guatemalan highlands posts record profits, but for locals, gold frenzy can mean intimidation, pollution, even murder. Three women defend their ancestral lands, whatever the consequences...
USA , 2012 , 9 min. Eight-year-old Debbie hates cleaning for her Nana. What she needs is a fairy godmother, but what she gets is a pimp...
Here Was Cuba
Ireland , 2013 , 75 min. The world was almost annihilated in October 1962. This is not science fiction but the Cuban Missile Crisis, a history lesson that should not be forgotten because more countries today have these bombs and “there is no room for error with a nuclear weapon.”...
House with a Turret
Russia , 2012 , 80 min. Eva Neymann’s richly textured piece of old-school humanist art cinema builds its World War II-era narrative and visual perspective around a resourceful boy who must navigate an urban space as his mother lies dying.
Yekaterina Golubeva co-stars in her final film role...
Singapore , 2013 , 99 min. Recipient of the Camera d’Or prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Anthony Chen’s assured first feature depicts the day-to-day drama of a middle-class Singapore family and their live-in Filipina maid.
is as heartfelt as it is quietly devastating...
USA , 2013 , 80 min. It seems odd that the official definition of “teenager” coincided with the dropping of “the bomb,” thus too ushering in the postmodern era. Fusing experiences from British, U.S., and German youth 1904-1945, this filmic bricolage reveals the eerily cyclical nature of generational discord...
Walesa. Man of Hope
Poland , 2013 , 128 min. From celebrated director Andrzej Wajda comes
Walesa. Man of Hope
, a no-holds-barred portrait of former dockworker, Solidarity founder, Polish president, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa. The docudrama is Poland’s Oscar submission for best foreign-language film...
What Is Cinema?
USA , 2013 , 80 min. A perfect entry for a film festival, Chuck Workman’s documentary celebrates this treasured art form. Through investigating the true wonder of cinema,
What Is Cinema?
will make all of us that much more passionate of our communal yet very personal pastime, watching movies...
Wrong Time Wrong Place
Netherlands , 2012 , 80 min. John Appel’s documentary delves into the aftermath of the 2011 Norway massacre, exploring the seemingly random acts that allowed some victims to survive while others perished at the hands of gunman Anders Breivik. In emotional interviews, survivors describe their brush with death...
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