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Myanmar Diaries — Available Friday, March 24, 2023
Directed by Myanmar Film Collective • Documentary • 2023 • 70 minutes • Icarus Films

MYANMAR DIARIES is comprised of short films by ten young anonymous Burmese filmmakers, combined with emotionally harrowing citizen journalism documenting the junta’s brutality, as well as courageous resistance to it. The film shows how Myanmar goes from the military coup to nation-wide protests and civil disobedience, to barbaric repression where thousands of peaceful protesters are imprisoned and …

A Place Called Wahala — Available Friday, March 24, 2023
Directed by Jürgen Ellinghaus • Documentary • 2021 • 55 minutes •

Every year the War Cemetery Memorial of Wahala / Chra in Togo (West Africa) hosts the 11th November Remembrance Day Ceremony in memory of the First World War and of the African colonial soldiers who died here in August 1914. The first German surrender in WWI was signed on the soil of the Reich's cherished “model colony” shortly after the Battle of Chra. It marked the end of German “Togoland”. …

The Resolute — Available Friday, March 24, 2023
Directed by Giovanni Donfrancesco • Documentary • 2017 • 159 minutes •

An 87-year-old Italian who has retired to the woods of Vermont meets a filmmaker and seizes the occasion to look back on his long life. Wartime memories long suppressed trigger recollections of his inconvenient past as a child soldier in the ranks of the Decima Mas, one of the most violent fascist militias. Including a revelation concerning Mussolini's lost treasure, which he himself helped to hide. …

Terres Barcelo — Available Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Directed by Christian Tran • Documentary • With Miquel Barceló • 2018 • 75 minutes •

A major exhibition by Miquel Barceló, a Spanish painter and sculptor, at the National Library in Paris is an opportunity to delve into the work of this major contemporary artist. These imposing works, which work the earth in all its forms are created on the spot, outside the workshop and will have an ephemeral life. It is then the process of creation that is revealed little by little through the …

Other Music — Available Thursday, March 30, 2023
Directed by Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller • Documentary • With Tunde Adebimpe (TV On the Radio), William Basinski (composer), Panda Bear, Avey Tare & Geologist (Animal Collective), Matt Berninger (The National), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), James Chance (The Contortions), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Benicio Del Toro (actor), Janeane Garofalo (comedian), Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Daniel Kessler (Interpol), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius), JD Samson (Le Tigre), Jason Schwartzman (actor), Regina Spektor (singer/sonwriter), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500/Luna) • 2020 • 83 minutes •

Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record …

A Family for 1640 Days — Available Friday, March 31, 2023
Directed by Fabien Gorgeart • Drama • 2022 • 100 minutes • Distrib Films

Anna happily lives with her husband, their two boys, and Simon, 6 years-old, who was placed with her by the Social Care services when he was only 18 months. When Simon’s father decides that he is ready to take his son back with him, the family’s balance is at stake. Anna is torn apart: how could she possibly let go of a child who has always called her ‘Mom’? “A wonderful film. Often heartbreaking, …

The Test — Available Friday, March 31, 2023
Directed by Emmanuel Poulain-Arnaud • Drama • With Alexandra Lamy, Philippe Katerine • 2022 • 80 minutes • Distrib Films

The Castillons seem like the perfect family. Dad, Laurent (Philippe Katerine), is a doctor working from home and mom, Annie (Alexandra Lamy), is a happy housewife and mother, whose whole life revolves around their four endearing children: two brilliant and sensitive older sons, Max and César, and a teenage daughter, Poupi, who helps her mother take care of the youngest sibling, Antoine, still a toddler. …

A Lion's Trail — Available Thursday, April 6, 2023
Directed by François Verster • Documentary • 2002 • 54 minutes • First Hand Films

It will take anyone in the world no more than a few bars to recognize this song: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, also sung as "Wimoweh”. The melody has been covered at least two hundred times by artists as diverse as James Last, Henri Salvador, Brian Eno, Chet Atkins, REM and Salif Keita, and has generated many millions of dollars in revenues. Everyone in the world knows it - yet few are aware that …

Crystal Swan — Available Friday, April 7, 2023
Directed by Darya Zhuk • Drama • With Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin • 2018 • 93 minutes • Under the Milky Way

Set a few years after Belarus gained independence in 1990, this vibrant debut feature follows the path of young Evelina, who dreams of moving to Chicago in order to pursue her passion for house music. However, obtaining a US visa proves a difficult endeavour and, determined to flee the country, the young woman takes the risk of buying a letter of employment from the black market. Depicting a nation …

Heart of Stone — Available Saturday, April 8, 2023
Directed by Claire Billet, Olivier Jobard • Documentary • 2018 • 89 minutes •

Thirteen-year-old Ghorban arrives in Paris after having made the 8,000 kilometre journey from Afghanistan on his own. In France, however, he is faced with an absurd situation: He’s stuck. “There is neither a beginning nor an end”, is his own words. They can’t send him to school, one of the reason being is that there is a date that doesn’t exist on his birth certificate: 31 November. Claire …

RECENTLY ADDED: Titles added in the last two weeks

— Added Thursday, March 23, 2023
Directed by Frida Kempff • Drama • With Cecilia Milocco, Albin Grenholm • 2021 • 78 minutes •

After suffering a traumatic incident, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) moves into a new apartment to begin her path to recovery, but it’s not long after her arrival that a series of persistent knocks and screams begin to wake her up at night. Molly’s new life begins to unravel as the screams intensify and no one else in the building believes or is willing to help her.

— Added Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Directed by Edouard Baer • Drama • With Pierre Arditi, Gérard Depardieu, Ludivine Sagnier • 2022 • 101 minutes • Distrib Films

ADIEU PARIS tells the story of eight friends, mostly in their seventies, who meet up for an annual lunch that has become a ritual over the decades. They are the so-called self-appointed “kings of Paris”: national treasures, masterpieces in peril, whose humor and self-mockery have never changed. Tender and cruel, they love and hate each other. But their long-established relationships take on new … More

— Added Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Directed by JEB (Joan E. Biren) • Documentary • 1993 • 56 minutes •

A powerful and moving piece documenting the LGBTQ+ movement for equality in the early 1990s, A Simple Matter of Justice: The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation expresses all the emotions of the joyful protest that was the 1993 March on Washington. This feature-length film features sections on civil rights, AIDS and health care, the military, and families are … More

— Added Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Directed by Philip Lewis & Jean-Francois Monette • Documentary • 2006 • 49 minutes •

Alan B. Stone: astute businessman, quiet suburbanite, and master of the homoerotic pin-up. EYE ON THE GUY explores the little-known world of Montreal’s physique photography scene, a distinct gay subculture that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s, through the life and work of one of its most creative figures. Operating under the social radar of post-war Canada, Stone produced thousands of images of men; … More

— Added Friday, March 17, 2023
Directed by Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell • Documentary • With Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes, Harmony Korine • 2010 • 93 minutes •

Until The Light Takes Us tells the story of black metal. Part music scene and part cultural uprising, black metal rose to worldwide notoriety in the mid-nineties when a rash of suicides, murders, and church burnings accompanied the explosive artistic growth and output of a music scene that would forever redefine what heavy metal is and what it stands for to other musicians, artists and music fans … More

— Added Friday, March 17, 2023
Directed by Sarah Adina Smith • Drama • With Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino • 2014 • 84 minutes •

Spirit Lake is unusually deep. No diver has ever managed to find the bottom, though many have tried. When Dr. Amelia Brooks disappears during a deep-water dive, her three daughters travel home to settle her affairs. But when the half sisters jokingly summon a local ghost, their relationship begins to unravel and they find themselves drawn deeper into the mysteries of the lake. "There is originality … More

— Added Thursday, March 16, 2023
Directed by Joel Potrykus • Drama • With Joshua Burge, Gary Bosek, Daniel Falicki • 2013 • 86 minutes •

Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian and a pyromaniac. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. He's fed up with threats from the cable company, Slurpee price hikes and all the jerks who think they can push him around. All he wants is a break. But instead of getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling … More

— Added Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Directed by Pol Cruchten • Documentary • 2017 • 86 minutes •

Based on the novel by Svetlana Alexievich, recipient of a Nobel Prize in Literature, La Supplication (Voices from Chernobyl) does not deal with Chernobyl, but rather with the world of Chernobyl, about which we know very little. Eyewitness reports have survived: scientists, teachers, journalists, couples, children... They tell of their old daily lives, then of the catastrophe. Their voices form a … More

— Added Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Directed by Olivier Magis • Documentary • 2019 • 82 minutes •

Fifty years ago, the entire Creole population of the Chagos Islands was expelled by the British authorities. This secret operation took place to facilitate the leasing of the main island, Diego Garcia, to the US government so that it could build one of its largest and most secretive military bases overseas. As the military lease is about to expire, Chagossian exiles are attempting to recover their … More

— Added Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Directed by Clifford Bestall • Documentary • 1993 • 26 minutes • Icarus Films

During the fraught transition period to democracy in South Africa, the first episode of ORDINARY PEOPLE filmed two competing rallies held in Vosloorus township to commemorate the Sharpeville massacre of 1960. Historically an occasion for demonstrations of unity and resistance to apartheid, this day became more dramatic when separate opposing assemblies were convened by both the Inkatha Freedom Party, … More