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Michael H. profession:director — Available Thursday, February 2, 2023
Directed by Yves Montmayeur • Documentary • With Michael Haneke, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche • 2013 • 92 minutes • Under the Milky Way

In 25 years, Michael Haneke established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history. From his early work to Oscar Winner AMOUR, he created a unique universe, revealing like no other the dregs of our society, our existential fears and emotional outbursts. Through the vision of his actors and previously unseen footage, MICHAEL H. depicts the work of a rare artist.

The Story of Looking — Available Thursday, February 2, 2023
Directed by Mark Cousins • Documentary • 2021 • 87 minutes • First Hand Films

On the day before an operation to save his eyesight, filmmaker Mark Cousins explores what looking means to him, and the role our visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation on the power of looking in his own life, he guides us through the riches of the visible world, through a kaleidoscope of imagery across cultures and eras, drawing on art history, …

DannyBoy — Available Friday, February 3, 2023
Directed by Ferdia MacAnna • Drama • With Darragh Byrne, Clelia Murphy • 2021 • 97 minutes • Under the Milky Way

Set in small town Ireland in 1981, 'Dannyboy' tells the story of a young man trying to find love among New Romantics, Post Punks, Goths and others tribes. The film centres around Daniel, an anxious, stuttering teen in his attempt to save his demented family in the midst of a compromising love triangle.

Gabi on the Roof in July — Available Friday, February 3, 2023
Directed by Lawrence Michael Levine • Drama • With Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Brooke Bloom, Louis Cancelmi, Kate Lyn Sheil, Amy Seimetz, Lena Dunham • 2017 • 101 minutes •

A portrait of young New York and the misguided hopefuls who can't afford to live there but do anyway, Gabi on the Roof in July is an ensemble comedy about ex-girlfriends, sibling rivalry and whipped cream set in a city that's constantly in flux. Gabi, a rambunctious undergrad, heads to New York City to spend the summer with her older brother, Sam, seeking solidarity in the wake of her parents divorce. …

Carmo Hit the Road — Available Monday, February 6, 2023
Directed by Murilo Pasta • Drama • With Seu Jorge • 2010 • 100 minutes • First Run Features

Carmo would do anything to escape the hellhole of a Brazilian border town where she lives. So when a lonesome, wheelchair-bound low-life named Marco arrives on the scene, she jumps at the chance to help him transport a shipment of smuggled goods. An unlikely romance unfolds as the two are chased through a lush and jagged South American landscape by bandidos, the police and their own passions alike. …

Expedition Content — Available Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Directed by Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati • Documentary • 2020 • 78 minutes • Cinema Guild

An immersive marvel of sonic ethnography, Expedition Content draws on audio recordings made by recent college graduate and Standard Oil heir Michael Rockefeller as part of the so-called Harvard-Peabody Expedition to Netherlands New Guinea in 1961 to study the indigenous Hubula (also known as Dani) people. In their nearly imageless film, Karel and Kusumaryati document the strange encounter between …

Truth or Consequences — Available Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Directed by Hannah Jayanti • Documentary • 2020 • 103 minutes • Sentient Art Film

Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the film takes place in the shadow of the world’s first commercial Spaceport. Subtly set in a near future when space travel has begun, the film follows five residents in the town. Anchored in observational …

Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue — Available Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Directed by Jia Zhang-Ke • Documentary • 2020 • 112 minutes • Cinema Guild

From master director Jia Zhang-Ke (Ash Is Purest White, A Touch of Sin) comes a vital document of Chinese society since 1949. Jia interviews three prominent authors—Jia Pingwa, Yu Hua, and Liang Hong—born in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, respectively. In their stories, we hear of the dire circumstances they faced in their rural villages and small towns, and the substantial political effort undertaken …

The Two Sights — Available Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Directed by Joshua Bonnetta • Documentary • 2020 • 90 minutes • Cinema Guild

The first solo feature from Joshua Bonnetta (co-director, El Mar La Mar), The Two Sights (An Dà Shealladh) explores the disappearing tradition of second sight in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. As we listen to locals' accounts of haunting experiences—phantom horses, ghost voices and other supernatural phenomena—Bonnetta connects their testimonies with striking 16mm images and a carefully-curated …

A Reckoning in Boston — Available Thursday, February 9, 2023
Directed by James Rutenbeck • Documentary • 2022 • 84 minutes • Bullfrog Films

Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a rigorous night course in the humanities at a community center in their Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Kafi, 44, sharp, witty and restless, dropped out of school at 15. She had her first baby a year later and two more soon after. Carl, 65, who lives on a small pension and disability payment in one of Boston's most dangerous neighborhoods, began the class …

RECENTLY ADDED: Titles added in the last two weeks

— Added Friday, January 27, 2023
Directed by Christopher Miles • Drama • With Vivien Merchant , Susannah York , Glenda Jackson • 1975 • 94 minutes • Kino Lorber

Jean Genet, one of the most celebrated creative minds of the 20th century, receives an unbridled, expertly cinematic rendering in this long unseen film based on his perverse play. The Maids' volatile mixture of class confrontation, Freudian passion and criminal mischief frames an acid-etched portrait of two sisters whose hatred and desire twist their tortured lives together into a relentless downward … More

— Added Thursday, January 26, 2023
Directed by Patricio Guzmán • Documentary • 2022 • 83 minutes • Icarus Films

One day, without warning, a revolution exploded. It was the event that master documentarian Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for all his life: a million and a half people in the streets of Santiago, Chile, demanding justice, education, health care, and a new constitution to replace the strident rules imposed on the country during the Pinochet military dictatorship. Urgent and inspired, MY IMAGINARY … More

— Added Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Documentary • 2016 • 98 minutes • Icarus Films

Doña Flor is a bureaucrat. It is in everything that comprises her, her non-descript beige blouse, practical heels and knee-length skirts. For over three decades she has attended frustrated and indignant citizens to whom she is nothing but an invisible, lifeless bureaucrat, and has returned each evening to her cat and solitary apartment where she makes obsessive lists of the people she attended to … More

— Added Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Directed by Natalia Almada • Documentary • 2009 • 83 minutes • Icarus Films

Past and present collide in this extraordinarily well crafted documentary when filmmaker Natalia Almada (ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY), winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s US Directing Award for documentary, brings to life audio recordings she inherited from her grandmother. These recordings feature Alicia Calles’ reminiscences about her own father—Natalia’s great-grandfather—General … More

— Added Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Directed by Natalia Almada • Documentary • 2001 • 19 minutes • Icarus Films

ALL WATER HAS A PERFECT MEMORY is a poignant experimental documentary that explores the effects of tragedy and remembrance on a bi-cultural family. At seven months old, filmmaker Natalia Almada lost her two-year-old sister, Ana Lynn, in a drowning accident at her childhood home in Mexico. Inspired by an essay written by Toni Morrison, in which she speaks of the Mississippi River’s ability to conjure … More

— Added Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Directed by Natalia Almada • Documentary • 2005 • 70 minutes • Icarus Films

The proud Mexican tradition of corrido music—captured in the performances of Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte and the late Chalino Sanchez—provides both heartbeat and backbone to this rich examination of songs, drugs and dreams along the U.S./Mexico border. Al Otro Lado follows Magdiel, an aspiring corrido composer from the drug capital of Mexico, as he faces two difficult choices to better his … More

— Added Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Prince Philip • 1957 • 12 minutes • British Film Institute

Please note that this film contains disturbing scenes of animal cruelty. In the late 1956 the Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh went on a tour of Antarctica and the South Atlantic, which included visits to Graham Land, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Gough Island, Tristan de Cunha, St Helena, and Ascension Island. The film starts with shots of the arctic landscape and the Duke on board the Royal … More

— Added Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew • 1961 • 19 minutes • British Film Institute

This compilation of newsreels sponsored by the Commonwealth Relations Office and the Central Office of Information, portrays the royal children at a young age. The footage shows the royal family carrying out a number of official engagements, and away from public life. There are images of Prince Charles as a baby including in his christening gown, and watching his mother’s coronation as a toddler. … More

— Added Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Directed by Not credited • Documentary • With Queen Elizabeth II • 1960 • 16 minutes • British Film Institute

Compilation newsreel portraying Queen Elizabeth II from her childhood to the early days of her reign, sponsored by the Central Office of Information. This film starts with early footage of the Queen as a girl and young women, including some images of her during the Second World War. Important events in the young Princess’s life depicted include a visit to South Africa at the age of 21, her engagement … More

— Added Saturday, January 21, 2023
Directed by Fronza Woods • Drama • 1979 • 9 minutes • Women Make Movies

KILLING TIME, an offbeat, wryly humorous look at the dilemma of a would-be suicide unable to find the right outfit to die in, examines the personal habits, socialization, and complexities of life that keep us going. Part of the mediamaking movement that first gave centrality to the voices and experiences of African American women during the late seventies and early eighties. "Killing Time is an unforgettable … More