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Native Land
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directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand, 1890-1976; produced by Paul Strand, 1890-1976 and Leo Hurwitz, Frontier Films (Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 2015), 1 hour 29 mins

Inspired by the 1938 report of the La Follette Civil Liberties Committee’s investigation into the repression of labor organizing, Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand’s biting and beautiful Native Land (1942, though largely shot between ’37 and ’39) combines documentary footage with staged reenactments to depict the...

directed by Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand, 1890-1976; produced by Paul Strand, 1890-1976 and Leo Hurwitz, Frontier Films (Los Angeles, CA: Flicker Alley, 2015), 1 hour 29 mins
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The Company
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directed by Robert Altman, 1925-2006; produced by Robert Altman, 1925-2006, Joshua Astrachan, fl. 1996-2016, Neve Campbell, 1973-, Pamela Koffler, fl. 1994-2017, David Levy, fl. 1971-2012 and Christine Vachon, 1962-, Capitol Films, CP Medien AG, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, First Snow Productions, Sandcastle 5 Productions, S.R.O. Entertainment AG, Marly Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics; performed by Neve Campbell, 1973-, Malcolm McDowell, 1943- and James Franco, 1978- (New York, NY: Sony Pictures Classics, 2003), 1 hour 44 mins,
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From the legendary director Robert Altman comes THE COMPANY, a look at the world of ballet as only he could envision it. Throughout his extraordinary career, Altman has surprised, entertained and challenged audiences with vibrant, freewheeling films that stretch the boundaries of the medium. With THE COMPANY, this...
directed by Robert Altman, 1925-2006; produced by Robert Altman, 1925-2006, Joshua Astrachan, fl. 1996-2016, Neve Campbell, 1973-, Pamela Koffler, fl. 1994-2017, David Levy, fl. 1971-2012 and Christine Vachon, 1962-, Capitol Films, CP Medien AG, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, First Snow Productions, Sandcastle 5 Productions, S.R.O. Entertainment AG, Marly Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics; performed by Neve Campbell, 1973-, Malcolm McDowell, 1943- and James Franco, 1978- (New York, NY: Sony Pictures Classics, 2003), 1 hour 44 mins,
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Ikiru
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Nobuo Kaneko, 1923-1955 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1952), 2 hours 23 mins
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa’s greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of a man’s death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Nobuo Kaneko, 1923-1955 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1952), 2 hours 23 mins
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Nymphomaniac (2013): Final Shooting Draft
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directed by Lars von Trier, 1956-; produced by Louise Vesth, fl. 2001, Zentropa Entertainments and Heimatfilm; performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1971-, Stellan Skarsgård, 1951-, Stacy Martin, 1991-, Shia LaBeouf, 1986-, Christian Slater, 1969- and Uma Thurman, 1970- (Hvidovre, Capital Region (Denmark): Zentropa Entertainments, 2013, originally published 2013, first release 2013), 256 page(s)
This drama, by Lars von Trier, features Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgaard, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, and Uma Thurman.
directed by Lars von Trier, 1956-; produced by Louise Vesth, fl. 2001, Zentropa Entertainments and Heimatfilm; performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1971-, Stellan Skarsgård, 1951-, Stacy Martin, 1991-, Shia LaBeouf, 1986-, Christian Slater, 1969- and Uma Thurman, 1970- (Hvidovre, Capital Region (Denmark): Zentropa Entertainments, 2013, originally published 2013, first release 2013), 256 page(s)
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Introduction
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written by Catherine Boyle, fl. 1990, in Ramon Griffero: Your Desires In Fragments and other plays, by Ramon Griffero, translated by Adam Versényi. (London: Oberon Books, 2016). pp. 17-21 (2016, originally published 2016), 6 page(s)
This volume contains a translated collection of plays by the important Chilean playwright and director Ramón Griffero. Well known and respected in South America and Europe, Griffero is little-known to the English-speaking world. Forced to leave Chile at the time of the military coup in 1973 because of his radical...
written by Catherine Boyle, fl. 1990, in Ramon Griffero: Your Desires In Fragments and other plays, by Ramon Griffero, translated by Adam Versényi. (London: Oberon Books, 2016). pp. 17-21 (2016, originally published 2016), 6 page(s)
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Manderlay (2005): Shooting Script
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directed by Lars von Trier, 1956-; produced by Vibeke Windelov, 1950-, Zentropa Entertainments; performed by Bryce Dallas Howard, 1981-, Isaach De Bankolé, 1957-, Danny Glover, 1946-, Willem Dafoe, 1955- and Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014 (Hvidovre, Capital Region (Denmark): Zentropa Entertainments, 2004, originally published 2004, first release 2005), 144 page(s)
Grace, her father, and her father's armed men have left the devastation of Dogville behind them and drive south across the United States searching for greener pastures. Grace and her father have quickly resumed the hostilities that led her to run away into the mountains in the first place. She and her old man lock...
directed by Lars von Trier, 1956-; produced by Vibeke Windelov, 1950-, Zentropa Entertainments; performed by Bryce Dallas Howard, 1981-, Isaach De Bankolé, 1957-, Danny Glover, 1946-, Willem Dafoe, 1955- and Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014 (Hvidovre, Capital Region (Denmark): Zentropa Entertainments, 2004, originally published 2004, first release 2005), 144 page(s)
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Part 4
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written by Frantz Fanon, 1925-1961; directed by Greg Germann; produced by Marie-Pierre Bousquet, fl. 2011; performed by Amine Adjina, fl. 2009, Mohand Azzoug, fl. 1976, Mounira Barbouch, fl. 2013 and Jean-Pierre Baro, fl. 2005; in Les Damnés de la Terre (Paris, Ile-de-France: Windrose, 2013, first release 2013), 56 mins
Through this musical and poetic performance, you have a chance to discover a small part of the work of the famous but too often forgotten activist Frantz Fanon. Even though he was French, he took part in the Algerian liberation movement (FLN) during the Algerian war against France taking position for the indepen...
written by Frantz Fanon, 1925-1961; directed by Greg Germann; produced by Marie-Pierre Bousquet, fl. 2011; performed by Amine Adjina, fl. 2009, Mohand Azzoug, fl. 1976, Mounira Barbouch, fl. 2013 and Jean-Pierre Baro, fl. 2005; in Les Damnés de la Terre (Paris, Ile-de-France: Windrose, 2013, first release 2013), 56 mins
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8 1/2
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directed by Federico Fellini, 1920-1993; designed by Piero Gherardi, 1909-1971; produced by Angelo Rizzoli, 1889-1970, Francinex and Cineriz; performed by Anouk Aimée, 1932-, Claudia Cardinale, 1938- and Marcello Mastroianni, 1924-1996 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1963), 2 hours 19 mins,
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Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8 1/2 was The Bea...
directed by Federico Fellini, 1920-1993; designed by Piero Gherardi, 1909-1971; produced by Angelo Rizzoli, 1889-1970, Francinex and Cineriz; performed by Anouk Aimée, 1932-, Claudia Cardinale, 1938- and Marcello Mastroianni, 1924-1996 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1963), 2 hours 19 mins,
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I Am Curious—Yellow
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directed by Vilgot Sjöman, 1924-2006; produced by Göran Lindgren, 1927-2012, Sandrew; performed by Lena Nyman, 1944-2011, Vilgot Sjöman, 1924-2006 and Börje Ahlstedt, 1939- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1967), 2 hours 2 mins,
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Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjöman’s I Am Curious—Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and...
directed by Vilgot Sjöman, 1924-2006; produced by Göran Lindgren, 1927-2012, Sandrew; performed by Lena Nyman, 1944-2011, Vilgot Sjöman, 1924-2006 and Börje Ahlstedt, 1939- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1967), 2 hours 2 mins,
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Play for Today, Country
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written by Trevor Griffiths, fl. 1972; directed by Sir Richard Eyre, 1943-; designed by Geoff Powell, fl. 1975, Janet Tharby, fl. 1973-1993; produced by Ann Scott, 1942-, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Leo McKern, 1920-2002, James Fox, 1939-, Dame Wendy Hiller, 1912-2003, Penelope Wilton, 1946-, Jill Bennett, 1931-1990 and Joan Greenwood, 1921-1987, in Play for Today (England: BBC Worldwide, 1981), 1 hour 22 mins
This film directed by Richard Eyre is a story about family inheritance and class power in post-war Britain.
written by Trevor Griffiths, fl. 1972; directed by Sir Richard Eyre, 1943-; designed by Geoff Powell, fl. 1975, Janet Tharby, fl. 1973-1993; produced by Ann Scott, 1942-, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Leo McKern, 1920-2002, James Fox, 1939-, Dame Wendy Hiller, 1912-2003, Penelope Wilton, 1946-, Jill Bennett, 1931-1990 and Joan Greenwood, 1921-1987, in Play for Today (England: BBC Worldwide, 1981), 1 hour 22 mins
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