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Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes • KimStim

Western standard of living and the urge to exclude others from it are at the core of this film. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey through Europe and the structures that guarantee our “civilized” world. Sometimes darkness can help us see things more clearly. "An artful amalgam of perfectly framed, seemingly disconnected moments." —The New York Times

Directed by Florence Jammot • Documentary • 2014 • 60 minutes • Icarus Films

On 15 December 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it. On 29 May 1962, a group of Holocaust survivors and intellectuals, including philosophers Hannah Arendt, Hugo Bergmann, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem, rejected an epilogue to the … More

Directed by Ruben Abruna • Documentary • 2013 • 55 minutes • Icarus Films

A designer from Puerto Rico pioneered green architecture thirty years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions including a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels, a pre-designed sustainable house, a parachute-house and a solar-electric car. When architect Fernando Abruna Charneco began designing … More

Abstract Cinema — Available Friday, September 25, 2020
Directed by Keith Griffiths • Documentary • With Stan Brakhage, William Moritz, John Whitney, Michael Scroggins, Jules Engel • 1993 • 51 minutes • British Film Institute

Exploration of the work of pioneers in abstract cinema using rare archive film, film clips and interviews to demonstrate the influence of the early cinematographers. The film looks at the work of Oscar Fischinger, Hy Hyrsh and Malcolm Le Grice.

Directed by Jose Luis Guerin • Drama • With Emanuela Forgetta, Patricia Gil, Rosa Delor • 2017 • 92 minutes • Grasshopper Film

A university professor teaches a class on muses in art and literature as a means of romancing his female students in this breathtaking new film from José Luis Guerín, director of the widely heralded In the City of Sylvia. Part relationship drama, part intellectual discourse, the film centers on a philology professor — played by actual philology professor Raffaele Pinto — and the women surrounding … More

Directed by Melody Shemtov • Documentary • 2017 • 60 minutes • Bullfrog Films

THE ACTIVISTS: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets brings to life the stories of ordinary people who tried to stop and end the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At best, activists had limited influence over the conduct of military policy after 9/11. Yet, their experiences in the antiwar movement helped them to learn about speaking out in the face of injustice. They inspired others to do the same … More

Directed by Pau Faus • Documentary • With Ada Colau • 2016 • 86 minutes • Syndicado

ADA FOR MAYOR follows Ada Colau for one year, from her time spent organizing the anti-eviction fight in Barcelona to the day she is sworn-in as its mayor. The intimate chronicle—featuring Colau’s own video diary—and privileged access to the inner-workings of a new citizen platform reveal an extraordinary journey in which two prevalent themes are united: a historic victory illustrative of the … More

Directed by Ilan Ziv • Documentary • 2014 • 53 minutes • Icarus Films

'The magical circle of investment and conquest... begins with the discovery of the Americas. This is the engine of two wheels: the wheel of scientific discoveries and the wheel of capitalist economy. Credit, investment, profits. More credit, more investment, more profits.' - Historian Yuval Noah Harari How did capitalism develop? For centuries, the standard formulation - laid out by Adam Smith in … More

Directed by Lissette Orozco • Documentary • 2017 • 96 minutes • Pragda

When I was a girl, I had a strong role model in my life: my aunt Adriana. In 2007, she was detained and I found out she worked as an agent at DINA (Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional) in Pinochet’s secret police, which has often been compared to the Gestapo of Nazi Germany. My aunt claims to have never seen or participated in any instances of torture, but nevertheless she fled to Australia to avoid … More

Directed by John de Graaf and Vivia Boe • Documentary • 1997 • 56 minutes • Bullfrog Films

AFFLUENZA is a groundbreaking film that diagnoses a serious social disease—caused by consumerism, commercialism and rampant materialism—that is having a devastating impact on our families, communities, and the environment. We have more stuff, but less time, and our quality of life seems to be deteriorating.  The program ends with a prescription to cure the disease. A growing number of people … More