Leaving October 31

Leaving October 31

Leaving October 31
  • Anatomy of a Murder

    Directed by Otto Preminger • 1959 • United States
    Starring James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara

    A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he belie...

  • Do the Right Thing

    Directed by Spike Lee • 1989 • United States
    Starring Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Rosie Perez

    Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social ...

  • The Big Heat

    Directed by Fritz Lang • 1953 • United States
    Starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin

    Fritz Lang’s hard-boiled cop vs. criminals yarn stars Glenn Ford as Dave Bannion, a police detective and family man driven by grief to conduct a relentless vendetta against a mobster (Alexander Scourby)...

  • Deep Cover

    Directed by Bill Duke • 1992 • United States
    Starring Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Victoria Dillard

    Film noir hits the mean streets of 1990s Los Angeles in this stylish and subversive underworld odyssey from veteran actor-director Bill Duke. Laurence Fishburne stars as Russell Stevens, a p...

  • Quick Millions

    Directed by Rowland Brown • 1931 • United States
    Starring Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, Sally Eilers

    The first film directed by screenwriter Rowland Brown, QUICK MILLIONS features a ruthless performance from a young Spencer Tracy as Danny Raymond, a truck driver “too lazy to work and too ...

  • One Way Passage

    Directed by Tay Garnett • 1932 • United States
    Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Aline MacMahon

    One of the glories of pre-Code cinema, this exquisitely bittersweet romance endures as perhaps the finest of the six films that stars Kay Francis and William Powell made together between 1930 and ...

  • The Cocoanuts

    Directed by Robert Florey and Joseph Santley • 1929 • United States
    Starring Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

    Based on the stage show of the same name, THE COCOANUTS was the first movie from anarchic comedy virtuosos the Marx Brothers, but you would never know it from the sheer quantity and ...

  • Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

    Directed by Michael Rapaport • 2011 • United States
    Starring Mary J. Blige, Common, Q-Tip

    In this fascinating documentary about one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop groups of all time—the Queens, New York, collective A Tribe Called Quest—director Michael Rapaport takes viewers on a...

  • Hell’s Highway

    Directed by Rowland Brown and John Cromwell • 1932 • United States
    Starring Richard Dix, Tom Brown, Rochelle Hudson

    The horrors of the American penal system are brutally depicted in this searing prison drama, directed with plenty of pre-Code grit by Rowland Brown. Hardened criminal Duke Ellis (R...

  • The Devil Is a Sissy

    Directed by Rowland Brown and W. S. Van Dyke • 1936 • United States
    Starring Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney

    Written and partially directed by an uncredited Rowland Brown (along with THIN MAN helmer W. S. Van Dyke, who ultimately took over the production), this blend of lighthe...

  • Jewel Robbery

    Directed by William Dieterle • 1932 • United States
    Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson

    William Powell steals both gems and hearts as a debonair thief in this stylish and sophisticated romantic crime comedy. Bored Baroness Teri von Horhenfels (Kay Francis) is on the prowl for a ne...

  • Mandalay

    Directed by Michael Curtiz • 1934 • United States
    Starring Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland

    The atmospheric direction of Michael Curtiz lends visual luster to this strikingly pre-Code tale of racketeering, intrigue, and sin in Southeast Asia. Join Russian refugee Tanya Borodoff (Kay Fra...

  • Street of Chance

    Directed by John Cromwell • 1930 • United States
    Starring William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis

    Vividly set on the streets of Depression-era New York, this hard-hitting crime drama (based on the life of notorious racketeer Arnold Rothstein) casts William Powell as underworld gambler Natural D...

  • Ladies’ Man

    Directed by Lothar Mendes • 1931 • United States
    Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Carole Lombard

    Golden-age greats William Powell, Kay Francis, and Carole Lombard star in this sophisticated drama about a New York society gigolo (Powell) whose career is threatened when the daughter (Lombard)...

  • For the Defense

    Directed by John Cromwell • 1930 • United States
    Starring William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk

    Slick defense attorney William Foster (William Powell, thoroughly in his roguish element) has made a career out of using his fast-talking techniques to get his clearly guilty clients acquitted—witho...

  • The Virtuous Sin

    Directed by George Cukor and Louis J. Gasnier • 1930 • United States
    Starring Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Jobyna Howland

    To obtain a military exemption for her condemned husband (Kenneth MacKenna), Marya (Kay Francis), a beautiful Russian woman, bargains with her body and finds herself trapped b...

  • Minority Report

    Directed by Steven Spielberg • 2002 • United States
    Starring Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton

    It’s 2054, a future in which psychic “precogs” are able to envision murders before they happen. When he’s pegged as the soon-to-be killer of a man he doesn’t know, detective John Anderton (Tom...

  • Jimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2017 • United States

    Terence Nance boldly reimagines the origin story of Jimi Hendrix.

  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    Directed by RaMell Ross • 2018 • United States
    Starring Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins

    An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, RaMell Ross’s HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rura...

  • The Dreamer

    Directed by A. V. Rockwell • 2012 • United States

    Armed with a saxophone and a plastic cape, Larry “Antenna Man” Connor makes a name for himself the best way he knows how.

  • No Home Movie

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 2015 • France, Belgium
    Starring Natalia Akerman, Chantal Akerman, Sylvaine Akerman

    The final film from groundbreaking auteur Chantal Akerman is a deeply personal, heart-woundingly intimate portrait of her relationship with her mother, Natalia, a Holocaust survivor a...

  • Indigo’s Smile (Interlude)

    Directed by A. V. Rockwell • 2014 • United States

    During a late night underground, we meet Indigo, an optimistic Sudanese immigrant who opens up about her dreams of prospering in a new world.

  • Swimming in Your Skin Again

    Directed by Terence Nance • 2015 • United States

    Made in collaboration with director Terence Nance’s brother, musician and producer Norvis Junior, this dance- and movement-based work unfolds in a mesmerizing wash of surreal rituals and religious symbolism.

  • Gomorrah

    Directed by Matteo Garrone • 2008 • Italy
    Starring Toni Servillo, Salvatore Abruzzese, Gianfelice Imparato

    Matteo Garrone’s GOMORRAH is a stark, shocking vision of contemporary gangsterdom, and one of cinema’s most authentic depictions of organized crime. In this tour de force adaptation of unde...