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. Check back monthly for new selections!

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60 Minutes or Less
  • Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

    Directed by Robert Mugge • 1980 • United States
    Starring Sun Ra, June Tyson, Danny Thompson

    Years ahead of his time, composer, keyboardist, bandleader, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra coupled images of outer space with those of ancient Egypt, acoustic instruments with electronic ones, and modern Am...

  • Girls at 12

    Made by Joyce Chopra in 1975 for the Education Development Center in Newton, Massachusetts, as part of the program The Role of Women in American Society, GIRLS AT 12 looks at the lives of three girls growing up near Boston in order to show the complexities of becoming a teenager in the midseventi...

  • Hell-Bound Train

    Directed by James Gist and Eloyce Gist • 1930 • United States

    HELL-BOUND TRAIN is arguably the most significant rediscovery in Pioneers of African American Cinema. The film is the work of self-taught filmmakers James and Eloyce Gist, African American evangelists who employed cinema as a tool for...

  • Black Girl

    Directed by Ousmane Sembène • 1966 • Senegal
    Starring M’Bissine Thérèse Diop

    Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in ...

  • American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince

    Directed by Martin Scorsese • 1978 • United States
    Starring Steven Prince

    Martin Scorsese spends an evening with larger-than-life raconteur Steven Prince—a former drug addict, road manager for Neil Diamond, and actor who memorably played the gun salesman in TAXI DRIVER—as he recounts stories fro...

  • Dziga and His Brothers

    Directed by Yevgeni Tsymbal • 2002 • Russia

    The fascinating and tumultuous lives of Mikhail, Boris, and Denis Kaufman—the last better known as revolutionary Soviet director Dziga Vertov—are the focus of this illuminating documentary. All visionary artists who pushed the stylistic boundaries of c...

  • A Well Spent Life

    Directed by Les Blank • 1971 • United States

    A deeply moving tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 ...