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  • Destry Rides Again

    Directed by George Marshall • 1939 • United States
    Starring Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer

    Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart ride high in this superb comedic western, both a boisterous spoof and a shining example of its genre. As the brawling, rough-and-tumble saloon singer French...

  • Air Doll

    Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda • 2009 • Japan
    Starring Bae Doona, Arata Iura, Itsuji Itao

    One of the most daring films by Hirokazu Kore-eda (AFTER LIFE, SHOPLIFTERS) this fable of modern alienation transports the Galatea myth to present-day Tokyo. It’s there that a life-size blow-up doll (Bae Doo...

  • Western

    Directed by Valeska Grisebach • 2017 • Germany
    Starring Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov

    Valeska Grisebach’s intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the ...

  • State Fair

    Directed by Henry King • 1933 • United States
    Starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres

    This warm, timeless Best Picture nominee beautifully displays director Henry King’s feeling for the texture of rural America. Based on Phil Stong’s oft-adapted novel (later the source for the Rodgers and ...

  • Accused of Murder

    Directed by Joseph Kane • 1956 • United States
    Starring David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer

    Legendary Poverty Row studio Republic Pictures trotted out its knockoff Technicolor process, Trucolor, for this handsomely mounted noir in which a police detective (David Brian) finds himself entan...

  • All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Directed by Don Bluth • 1989 • United States
    Starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi

    Set in 1939 New Orleans, this colorful, song-filled family favorite from independent-animation legend Don Bluth features the voice of Burt Reynolds as Charles B. Barkin, a roguish German shepherd with ...

  • Lamb

    Directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra • 1964 • Senegal

    This documentary captures the sport of traditional wrestling, called “lamb” in Wolof, popular in Senegal. Paulin Vieyra presents the rigorous rules of the sport and training practices by the sea. The Dakar Arena serves as a showcase for the bat...

  • Petition

    Directed by Zhao Liang • 2009 • China

    Zhao Liang’s courageous and devastating work of cinematic activism takes us inside the world of “petitioners”: Chinese citizens who come to Beijing from all over the country to seek justice against corrupt government officials and courts back home, only to f...

  • And Now Miguel

    Directed by Joseph Krumgold • 1953 • United States
    Starring Miguel Chavez, Pedro Chavez

    AND NOW MIGUEL is known today as the beloved novel by Joseph Krumgold that won the Newberry Medal for excellence in American children’s literature in 1954. But few know that the story actually originated as a...

  • Man of the West

    Directed by Anthony Mann • 1958 • United Kingdom
    Starring Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb

    In one of his last and finest performances, Gary Cooper plays the reformed outlaw Link Jones, who is unwittingly drawn back into his criminal past when his train is held up by his former gang. One of...

  • Hammer

    Directed by Bruce D. Clark • 1972 • United States
    Starring Fred Williamson, Vonetta McGee, William Smith

    Blaxploitation legend Fred Williamson got his first starring vehicle with this gritty boxing drama. He brings his megawatt charisma to the role of Los Angeles dockworker B. J. Hammer, who cat...

  • Museum Hours

    Directed by Jem Cohen • 2012 • Austria, United States
    Starring Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits

    Acclaimed experimental filmmaker Jem Cohen applies his singular vision to narrative in this mesmerizing tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches ...

  • Birago Diop, conteur

    Directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra • 1981 • Senegal
    Starring Birago Diop

    BIRAGO DIOP, CONTEUR (“Birago Diop, Storyteller”) offers a portrait of the famous Senegalese writer and poet. While young writers of Antillean and African descent chose poetry to express the search for their identity within...

  • Gentleman Jim

    Directed by Raoul Walsh • 1942 • United States
    Starring Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson

    Director Raoul Walsh meticulously evokes the salty atmosphere of late-nineteenth-century San Francisco in this highly (but engagingly) fictionalized biography of the Irish American bank clerk turned bo...

  • Shaft

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1971 • United States
    Starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi

    “Hotter than Bond. Cooler than Bullitt,” the movie posters proclaimed. And as embodied by an ultrabadass Richard Roundtree, John Shaft is indeed a detective to reckon with: a stylish, streetwis...

  • The Bravados

    Directed by Henry King • 1958 • United States
    Starring Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Henry Silva

    The final of the five collaborations between star Gregory Peck and director Henry King is a brutal, psychologically charged revenge western shot in striking widescreen color. Jim Douglass (Peck) arrive...

  • Champion

    Directed by Mark Robson • 1949 • United States
    Starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy

    A ferocious, Oscar-nominated Kirk Douglas delivers one of his defining performances as Midge Kelly, a ruthless boxer who steps on anyone and everyone around him in his single-minded pursuit of s...

  • a.k.a. Cassius Clay

    Directed by Jim Jacobs • 1970 • United States
    Starring Muhammad Ali, Richard Kiley, Malcolm X

    Released in 1970, when Muhammad Ali was in the midst of his exile from boxing for his refusal to be drafted into the Vietnam War, this vivid documentary draws on a wealth of archival materials to tell t...

  • Days of Wine and Roses

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1962 • United States
    Starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Charles Bickford

    Blake Edwards’s powerful adaptation of J. P. Miller’s heartrending teleplay broke startling new ground in its unsparing, bare-knuckled look at an ordinary family torn apart by alcoholism. Cast aga...

  • Party Girl

    Directed by Nicholas Ray • 1958 • United States
    Starring Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb

    Hollywood iconoclast (and favorite of the French New Wave auteurs) Nicholas Ray brings plenty of punch to this offbeat noir musical based on the life of Dixie Davis, the lawyer for infamous mob boss...

  • Matilda

    Directed by Daniel Mann • 1978 • United States
    Starring Elliott Gould, Clive Revill, Harry Guardino

    Robert Mitchum, Elliott Gould, and . . . a boxing kangaroo?! Yes, this movie exists. Matilda is the fighting marsupial who becomes a contender for heavyweight champion of the world, with his ex-pu...

  • I Died a Thousand Times

    Directed by Stuart Heisler • 1955 • United States
    Starring Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson

    Definitive film-noir classic HIGH SIERRA receives a sleek update for the 1950s—this time in vivid widescreen Technicolor. Jack Palance fills in for Humphrey Bogart, bringing a simmering menace t...

  • Experiment in Terror

    Directed by Blake Edwards • 1962 • United States
    Starring Lee Remick, Glenn Ford

    Following the success of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, producer-director Blake Edwards took a detour into noir territory with this ultra-stylish, mood-drenched thriller. Lee Remick plays a San Francisco bank clerk who is ...

  • Behind the Scenes: The Making of CEDDO

    Directed by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra • 1981 • Senegal
    Starring Ousmane Sembène

    In this chronicle of the making of a masterpiece, Paulin Vieyra captures Senegalese cinema titan Ousmane Sembène during the production of his 1977 historical drama CEDDO, which would go on to be banned under the Senghor...