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Cinema Novo
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(Icarus Films), 1 hour 32 mins

CINEMA NOVO is a film essay that poetically investigates the eponymous Brazilian film movement, the most prominent in Latin America in the past century, through the analysis of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira do Santos, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Ruy Guerra, Caca Diegue, Walter Lima J...

(Icarus Films), 1 hour 32 mins
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First Passion
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(Icarus Films), 54 mins

The first cinematic depiction of the life of Jesus, Sidney Olcott's 1912 film FROM THE MANGER TO THE CROSS is the only movie ever shot in the places described by the New Testament. The fourth feature-length film release in the history of cinema, it was a great commercial success. Nevertheless, it has been largely...

(Icarus Films), 54 mins
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To Tell the Truth: Working for Change
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(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins

WORKING FOR CHANGE: DOCUMENTING HARD TIMES (1929-1941)

'If you have a camera in your hand, that camera is to be used to make clear the truth.' -- Leo Hurwitz

Working for Change explores the birth of the social documentary, featuring interviews with several of the people who helped define and shape the form.

While...

(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins
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A Boatload of Wild Irishmen
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(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 24 mins

Robert Flaherty (1884-1951) was the man credited with being the father of the modern documentary film after he produced and directed 'Nanook of the North' in 1922. Flaherty is one of the great name directors in the history of cinema and to this day films such as 'Nanook of the North', 'Moana', 'Man of Aran' and 'L...

(Icarus Films, 2011), 1 hour 24 mins
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Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman
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(Icarus Films, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins

When asked to participate in the Cinema, of Our Time series, Chantal Akerman jokingly suggested herself as subject matter. She envisioned a film consisting solely of excerpts from her films, but when pressed by the producers to include footage of herself, Akerman grudgingly agreed, and divided the film into two...

(Icarus Films, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
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Chantal Akerman, From Here
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(Icarus Films, 2012), 1 hour 2 mins

In CHANTAL AKERMAN, FROM HERE, the renowned Belgian filmmaker sits down for an hour-long conversation about her entire body of work.

Throughout, the camera holds steady from outside an open door. The long, unbroken shot, and the frame-within-a-frame pay homage to Akerman's own unmistakable style ('I need a corrid...

(Icarus Films, 2012), 1 hour 2 mins
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To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth
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(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins

THE STRATEGY OF TRUTH: DOCUMENTARY GOES TO WAR (1933-1945)

The Strategy of Truth explores the role of film as propaganda during World War II, and the different forms it took in the US, the UK, and Germany. It also raises the central question of whether a film can be both documentary - reflecting the truth - and pr...

(Icarus Films, 2013), 57 mins
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For the Love of Movies
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(Bullfrog Films, 2009), 1 hour 21 mins

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism is the first documentary to dramatize the rich saga of American movie reviewing. Directed by Boston Phoenix critic, Gerald Peary, For the Love of Movies offers an insider's view of the critics' profession, with commentary from America's best-regarded...

(Bullfrog Films, 2009), 1 hour 21 mins
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