60 Minutes or Less

60 Minutes or Less

Not quite a short, not quite a feature: midsize movies for when you've got only an hour to spare.

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60 Minutes or Less
  • Braguino

    Directed by Clément Cogitore • 2017 • France, Finland

    What’s at stake when a group of humans gather in an isolated location? That’s one of the questions that drove acclaimed French filmmaker and artist Clément Cogitore to the remote reaches of the Siberian taiga, where two families, the Braguine...

  • A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China

    Directed by Philip Haas • 1988 • United States
    Starring David Hockney

    Artist David Hockney invites you to join him on a captivating journey through China via a magnificent, seventy-two-foot-long seventeenth-century Chinese scroll. Painted by Wang Hui (1632–1717) and his assistants, the work, kno...

  • A Thousand Suns

    Directed by Mati Diop • 2013 • France, Senegal
    Starring Magaye Niang, Wasis Diop

    Forty years after her uncle Djibril Diop Mambéty's landmark of Senegalese cinema TOUKI BOUKI, Mati Diop revisits its lead actor, Magaye Niang, to explore the legacy of a film that continues to loom large.

  • Vernon, Florida

    Directed by Errol Morris • 1981 • United States

    Vernon is a town in the Florida panhandle surrounded by swamps. Here, Errol Morris found the quietly fascinating subjects for the follow-up to his galvanizing debut, GATES OF HEAVEN. As ever humane yet sharply focused, Morris lets his camera subjec...

  • Toby Dammit

    Directed by Federico Fellini • 1968 • Italy

    Federico Fellini’s loose adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Never Bet the Devil Your Head” stars Terence Stamp as an alcoholic actor who suffers from disturbing visions.

  • Babo 73

    Directed by Robert Downey Sr. • 1964 • United States

    Taylor Mead plays the president of the United Status, who, when he isn't at the White House, a dilapidated Victorian, conducts his top-secret affairs on a deserted beach. Robert Downey Sr.’s first feature is a rollicking, slapstick, ultra-lo...

  • Letter to Jane

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin • 1972 • France

    Soon after completing TOUT VA BIEN, actor Jane Fonda returned to her political activism and visited North Vietnam. The appearance of the “Hanoi Jane” photograph in the French magazine “L’Express” inspired filmmakers Jean-Pierre Go...

  • Peter & the Wolf

    Directed by Suzie Templeton • 2006 • United Kingdom

    Gorgeous stop-motion animation is set to the beloved music of Sergei Prokofiev in Suzie Templeton’s brilliant take on the classic fable, in which a lonely, bullied boy proves his bravery in an encounter with a wolf. Winner of the Academy Award ...

  • White Mane

    Directed by Albert Lamorisse • 1952 • France

    In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A...

  • You Are Not I

    Directed by Sara Driver • 1981 • United States
    Starring Suzanne Fletcher, Melody Schneider, Bea Boyle

    A legendary, once-lost landmark of American underground cinema, Sara Driver’s first film was rediscovered in 2008 and has since taken its place as one of the key works of the No Wave filmmaking ...

  • Spend It All

    Directed by Les Blank • 1971 • United States

    A look at the vitality of the Cajun lifestyle, paying special attention to the food, music and humor of the culture.

  • The Blood of a Poet

    Directed by Jean Cocteau • 1930 • France
    Starring Enrique Rivero, Lee Miller, Jean Desbordes

    “Poets . . . shed not only the red blood of their hearts but the white blood of their souls,” proclaimed Jean Cocteau of his groundbreaking first film—an exploration of the plight of the artist, the powe...