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Flamenco, Flamenco — Available Friday, August 14, 2020
Directed by Carlos Saura • Documentary • With Sara Baras, José Miguel Carmona • 2010 • 90 minutes •

Directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, Flamenco, Flamenco is an evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form. Beautifully photographed by famed Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now), and showcasing a powerful new Flamenco through dazzling musical and dance performances by emerging talents, and the greatest …

Marius Petipa: The French Master of Russian Ballet — Available Friday, August 14, 2020
Directed by Denis Sneguirev • Documentary • 2019 • 52 minutes • Icarus Films

Marius Petipa was an unlikely artistic revolutionary. A middling dancer, he bounced around European cultural centres until he finally washed up in St. Petersburg in 1847 at age 29 – hired, sight unseen, by the Imperial Ballet as a principal dancer. A skilled socialite, he curried favor with the right people and within a decade staged his first ballet: the massive epic The Pharaoh’s Daughter. Petipa …

Rebels on Pointe — Available Friday, August 14, 2020
Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart • Documentary • 2016 • 90 minutes • Icarus Films

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, REBELS ON POINTE is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes …

Chris Marker's Bestiary: An Owl is an Owl is an Owl — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1994 • 3 minutes • Icarus Films

A visit to an aviary yields a rhythmically edited series of close-ups of the rapidly rotating or intently staring feathered heads of a colorful variety of owls, accompanied by an ambient electronic soundtrack.

Chris Marker's Bestiary: Bullfight in Okinawa — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1994 • 4 minutes • Icarus Films

Two enormous black bulls engage in a contest of brute force, egged on by their screaming handlers, as they butt heads and lock horns in an attempt to rout their opponent.

Chris Marker's Bestiary: Cat Listening to Music — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1994 • 3 minutes • Icarus Films

Marker fans are familiar with the cartoon representation of Guillaume-en-Egypte, Marker's beloved pet cat, which has become the reclusive filmmaker's alter ego. In this charming short, Marker reveals the real-life Guillaume, stretched out lazily in the filmmaker's apartment, as he listens to the lilting rhythms of a piano sonata by Federico Mompou.

Chris Marker's Bestiary: Slon Tango — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1994 • 4 minutes • Icarus Films

In this astonishing, sustained shot, an elephant in the Ljubjana Zoo ambles around its enclosure, performing syncopated dance steps to the accompaniment of Igor Stravinsky's "Tango."

Chris Marker's Bestiary: Zoo Piece — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Chris Marker • Documentary • 1994 • 3 minutes • Icarus Films

A leisurely-paced montage of animals, many of them confined in cages or enclosures-including seals, kangaroos, leopards, gorillas, wolves, monkeys, ostriches, and a sleeping rhinoceros.

Marina Abramovic in Brazil: The Space in Between — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Marco Del Fiol • Documentary • 2016 • 86 minutes • Pragda

Marina Abramović travels through Brazil in search of personal healing and artistic inspiration, experiencing sacred rituals and revealing her creative process. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art and spirituality. The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers …

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present — Available Friday, August 21, 2020
Directed by Matthew Akers • Documentary • With Marina Abramovic, James Franco, Ulay • 2012 • 106 minutes •

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits––and at times risking her life in the process––she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we …

NEW RELEASES: Titles added in the last two weeks

— Added Friday, August 7, 2020
Directed by Hannes Holm • Drama • With Rolf Lassgard • 2015 • 116 minutes •

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens … More

— Added Friday, August 7, 2020
Directed by Roger Michell • Drama • With Jim Broadbent, Lindsey Duncan, Jeff Goldblum • 2013 • 93 minutes •

Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (IRIS, TOPSY-TURVY, ANOTHER YEAR) and Lindsay Duncan (ABOUT TIME, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MANSFIELD PARK) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen … More

— Added Thursday, August 6, 2020
Directed by Susan Strickler • Documentary • 2020 • 82 minutes • Bullfrog Films

THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi. Setsuko was miraculously pulled out of a fiery building after the bomb was dropped and unable to save her other 27 classmates who were burned to … More