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  • 24 Frames Per Second


    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1977 • United States

    This short film was commissioned by the Los Angeles Museum of Art to complement an exhibit on Persian art. Focused on the beauty within textiles, 24 FRAMES PER SECOND illustrates director Shirley Clarke’s eye for detail.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night


    Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour • 2014 • United States
    Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi

    The first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s mesmerizing debut feature blends the influences of spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, the Iranian New Wave, and Jim Jarmusch into a truly...

  • A Moment in Love


    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1956 • United States

    The recurring theme of dance once again works its way into a Shirley Clarke project, as this short film features a performance that takes place across a multitude of environments. As a primary couple intimately interacts, Clarke tests herself as ...

  • A Scary Time


    Directed by Shirley Clarke and Robert Hughes • 1960 • United States

    Intended as a call to action, this short film funded by UNICEF juxtaposes the fears experienced by children around the world. Beginning with a collection of American kids preparing for Halloween, director Shirley Clarke contrast...

  • Arsenic and Old Lace


    Directed by Frank Capra • 1944 • United States
    Starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey

    Cary Grant stars as the one sane member of a charmingly lunatic family in Frank Capra’s classic comedy. When Mortimer Brewster (Grant) brings his new bride to meet his two kindly aunts, he discover...

  • Bad at Dancing


    Directed by Joanna Arnow • 2015 • United States
    Starring Joanna Arnow, Eleanore Pienta, Keith Poulson

    Isabel and Matt are a couple. Isabel and Joanna are roommates. As Joanna inserts herself into every aspect of Isabel’s relationship, the boundaries begin to blur in this unsparingly frank and fu...

  • The Beaning


    Directed by Sean McCoy • 2017 • United States

    Devils in the outfield! Steeped in occult dread, this experimental documentary uncovers a sinister conspiracy theory surrounding the death of Cleveland baseball player Ray Chapman, who was killed by a ball thrown by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays in 1920.

  • Bedlam



    Directed by Mark Robson • 1946 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House

    Boris Karloff gives an uncanny performance in this story of a corrupt government official and the young woman who tries to speak out against the horrors of a London’s most notorious insane asylum, St. Ma...

  • Blood Feast


    Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis • 1963 • United States
    Starring William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason

    The filmography of late movie maverick Herschell Gordon Lewis brims with the mad, macabre, and just downright bizarre. But perhaps the most unhinged of all his directorial efforts, and cer...

  • The Body Snatcher


    Directed by Robert Wise • 1945 • United States
    Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

    Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star in a classic Robert Lewis Stevenson tale . . . which was itself based on a true story of notorious grave robbers. To conduct his humanitarian research, a doctor in Edinburgh need...

  • Bridges-Go-Round 2


    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1958 • United States

    An exercise in visual abstraction, these montages by director Shirley Clarke examine the bridges of New York City. This version features a jazz score by Teo Macero.

  • Bridges-Go-Round 1


    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1958 • United States

    An exercise in visual abstraction, these montages by director Shirley Clarke examine the bridges of New York City. This version features an electronic score by Louis and Bebe Barron.

  • Brussels Film Loops/Gestures/World Kitchen


    Directed by Shirley Clarke and D. A. Pennebaker • 1957 • United States

    Shown at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, these loops by directors Shirley Clarke and D. A. Pennebaker were intended to display American life to the world.

  • Bullfight



    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1955 • United States
    Starring Anna Sokolow

    Shirley Clarke’s fascination with dance is on full display in this short film featuring a moving performance by Anna Sokolow. A reinterpretation of a bullfight, Sokolow’s choreographed piece illustrates the dramatic exchange...

  • Burn!



    Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo • 1969 • Italy
    Starring Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez, Renato Salvatori

    Gillo Pontecorvo’s follow-up to his revolutionary bombshell THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS is a similarly explosive, politically subversive epic starring Marlon Brando as William Walker, a nineteenth-ce...

  • Butterfly



    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1967 • United States

    This protest film was originally screened at the Week of Angry Arts Against the War in Vietnam, which director Shirley Clarke helped organize at New York University in 1967.

  • Carving Magic


    Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis • 1959 • United States
    Starring Martha Logan, William Kerwin, Harvey Korman

    William Kerwin (BLOOD FEAST) and Harvey Korman slice a variety of meats in this educational short film by Herschell Gordon Lewis.

  • Cat People
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    Cat People

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    Directed by Jacques Tourneur • 1942 • United States
    Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith

    The first of the horror films producer Val Lewton made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. Simone Simon stars as a Serbian émigré in Manha...

  • Christopher And Me


    Directed by Richard Leacock • 1960 • United States

    A children’s film directed by Richard Leacock, this short work shows twins describing their involvement in a sailboat race. The film is also noteworthy for the contributions made by Shirley Clarke, who worked on continuity and dialogue, as well ...

  • Color Me Blood Red


    Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis • 1965 • United States
    Starring Gordon Oas-Heim, Candi Conder, Elyn Warner

    For the third and final installment in his infamous Blood Trilogy, splatter-movie pioneer Herschell Gordon Lewis turned to the world of fine art for this tortured tale of a troubled arti...

  • The Connection


    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1961 • United States
    Starring Warren Finnerty, Jerome Raphel, Garry Goodrow

    Shirley Clarke made a splash—and ignited a landmark censorship case—with her controversial feature debut, an innovative adaptation of Jack Gelber’s off-Broadway play in which the line between...

  • The Curse of the Cat People


    Directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise • 1944 • United States
    Starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

    Val Lewton’s often overlooked quasi-sequel to CAT PEOPLE is, fascinatingly, less a straightforward horror film than a darkly poetic fairy tale. As a lonely little girl (Ann Car...

  • Dance in the Sun


    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1953 • United States

    Director Shirley Clarke’s first film displays the dancing expertise of choreographer Daniel Nagrin as he performs in a studio and in the sun. Drawing upon her own dance training, Clarke fluidly follows Nagrin as he moves across the interior and e...

  • The Devils


    Directed by Ken Russell • 1971 • United Kingdom
    Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed

    The most controversial film of the 1970s was banned across the world for its deliriously overheated, shockingly blasphemous tale of sexual frenzy and demonic possession in a seventeenth-century French convent....