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  • Wombling Free

    Movie

    Directed by Lionel Jeffries • 1977 • United Kingdom
    Starring David Tomlinson, Frances de la Tour, Bonnie Langford

    Welcome to the wild, weird, and wondrous world of the Wombles! Based on the enormously popular children’s television series “The Wombles,” which took England by storm in the seventie...

  • Miss Minoes
    Movie + 1 extra

    Miss Minoes

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Vincent Bal • 2001 • Netherlands
    Starring Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier

    This charmingly original Dutch family favorite is catnip for all friends of felines. Through a strange accident, a cat named Minoes is transformed into a young woman (Carice van Houten) and befri...

  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Byron Haskin • 1964 • United States
    Starring Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West

    Special-effects wunderkind and genre master Byron Haskin (THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE OUTER LIMITS) won a place in the hearts of fantasy-film lovers everywhere with this gorgeously designed journey into...

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Movie

    Directed by Jack Arnold • 1954 • United States
    Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning

    In this pulp-horror classic (originally shot in 3D), American scientists on an Amazon expedition get more than they bargained for when a dark tributary turns up a prehistoric man with gills. Hal...

  • Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams

    Movie

    Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki • 2019 • Japan, United States

    Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the hundredth annual Koshien, Japan’s wildly popular national high-school baseball championship, whose alumni include MLB stars Shohei Ohtani and Hideki Matsui. But for coach Mizutani and...

  • The Rocket

    Movie

    Directed by Kim Mordaunt • 2013 • Australia, Lao
    Starring Sitthiphon Disamoe, Suthep Po-ngam, Loungnam Kaosainam

    This tender, beautifully observed family tale is steeped in the landscapes, traditions, and folklore of rural Laos. It’s there that mischievous ten-year-old Ahlo (Sitthiphon Disamoe) ...

  • ABEL’S ISLAND and THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG

    1 season

    The charming hand-drawn animation of Michael Sporn is on delightful display in two sensitive and imaginative shorts centered around unforgettable animals. Based on the beloved children’s classic by William Steig (author of SHREK!), ABEL’S ISLAND tells the tender story of an elegant and romantic m...

  • The Prisoner of Zenda

    Movie

    Directed by Richard Thorpe • 1952 • United States
    Starring Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, James Mason

    Hollywood’s third adaptation of the classic adventure novel by Anthony Hope (following a 1922 silent version and the 1937 Ronald Colman vehicle) ups the ante with spectacular Technicolor, sumptu...

  • Top Spin

    Movie

    Directed by Sara Newens and Mina T. Son • 2014 • United States

    Inside a cramped gym, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at eighty miles per hour are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive ping pong. Three fie...

  • Sons of the Desert

    Movie

    Directed by William A. Seiter • 1933 • United States
    Starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase

    Legendary comedy team Laurel and Hardy’s finest feature finds the pair going to elaborate lengths to deceive their disapproving wives in order to attend the annual convention of their Shriners-...

  • The Secret of NIMH

    Movie

    Directed by Don Bluth • 1982 • United States
    Starring Elizabeth Hartman, Dom DeLuise, Peter Strauss

    The first feature directed by former Disney animator Don Bluth—who left the legendary studio to pursue his own projects when he began to feel that Disney was no longer upholding its previous high ...

  • Annie

    Movie

    Directed by John Huston • 1982 • United States
    Starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett

    It’s a hard knock life! One of the most beloved movie musicals of all time—adapted from the smash Broadway hit based on the popular “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip—is a ray of cinematic sunshine....

  • Nocturna

    Movie

    Directed by Adrià García and Víctor Maldonado • 2007 • Spain, France
    Starring Lloyd F. Booth Shankley, Robert Paterson, Roger Carel

    This visually stunning, wildly inventive fantasy explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of ALICE IN WONDERLAND–esque characters an...

  • The Painting

    Movie

    Directed by Jean-François Laguionie • 2011 • France
    Starring Kamali Minter, Michael Sinterniklaas, Eden Riegel

    In this visually sumptuous, wryly inventive animated parable, a kingdom within a painting is divided into three castes: the impeccably colored Alldunns, the incomplete Halfies, and the ...

  • Ernest & Celestine
    Movie + 1 extra

    Ernest & Celestine

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner • 2012 • France
    Starring Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall

    Deep below snowy cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears w...

  • Tales of the Night
    Movie + 1 extra

    Tales of the Night

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Michel Ocelot • 2011 • France
    Starring Julien Béramis, Marine Griset, Yves Barsacq

    Every night, a girl, a boy, and an elderly technician meet in a little cinema, sharing tales that capture their fancy. Together, they act out magnificent fables from around the world, including stories...

  • A Cat in Paris
    Movie + 2 extras

    A Cat in Paris

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol • 2010 • France
    Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston, Steve Blum

    Dino is a cat who leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoé, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night, Dino works with Nico—a s...

  • Oliver Twist

    Movie

    Directed by David Lean • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh

    Following the success of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, David Lean applied his sterling craftsmanship to another beloved Charles Dickens classic and once again set the standard for all future screen adaptations....

  • An Inn in Tokyo

    Movie

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1935 • Japan

    The final still-extant silent film directed by Yasujiro Ozu is an exquisitely tender portrait of everyday survival in 1930s Japan. Anticipating the neorealist poetry of BICYCLE THIEVES, AN INN IN TOKYO follows unemployed ne’er-do-well Kihachi (Takeshi Saka...

  • Aparajito
    Movie + 4 extras

    Aparajito

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1956 • India
    Starring Pinaki Sengupta, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee

    Satyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to PATHER PANCHALI, but after the film’s international success, he decided to continue Apu’s narrative. APARAJITO picks up where the first film leaves of...

  • Androcles and the Lion

    Movie

    Directed by Chester Erskine • 1952 • United Kingdom

    George Bernard Shaw's breezy, delightful dramatization of this classic fable, about a Christian slave who pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of his kind act, was written as a meditation on mode...

  • The Steamroller and the Violin

    Movie

    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • 1961 • Soviet Union

    When Sasha, a seven-year-old violin protégé, meets Sergei, a steamroller working in his neighborhood, he starts to open up from his strictly imposed routine of practice. Made as a thesis film for the VGIK Soviet film school, this early work by A...

  • The Ghost Goes West

    Movie

    Directed by René Clair • 1935 • United Kingdom
    Starring Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallette

    An old-world ghost gets a taste of new-world values in this sly supernatural satire. When an ancient Scottish castle is taken down and moved to Florida to be rebuilt brick by brick, the new America...

  • Journey to the Beginning of Time

    Movie + 7 extras

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1955 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Petr Herrmann, Vladimír Bejval, Josef Lukáš

    A beguiling mix of natural history and science fiction, this early feature by Karel Zeman follows four schoolboys on an awe-inspiring expedition back through time, where they behold landscapes an...