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41.

Derrida

One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of “deconstruction” Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. DERRIDA is an innovative and entertaining portrait by questioning the very concept of biography itself. Featuring a mesmerizing score by **Oscar**-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (*The Last Emperor*), DERRIDA is a playful and provocative glimpse at a visionary thinker as he ruminates on everything from Seinfeld to ancient philosophers. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of the Golden Gate Award for Film & Video - Biography at the **San Francisco International Film Festival**. *"... The cinematic equivalent of a [...]
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2019; 2002
42.

Tell Them We Are Rising

Black colleges and universities are a haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries and have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. TELL THEM WE ARE RISING: THE STORY OF BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES examines the impact these institutions have had on American history, culture, and national identity. Official Selection at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of Outstanding Independent Documentary at the **Black Reel Awards**. *"A robust and stirring capsule history." - Sheri Linden, **Hollywood Reporter*** *"Films such as this are essential, telling a deeper truth and inspiring further research." - John Fink, **The Film Stage***
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2019; 2017
43.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

This **Oscar-winning**, sparklingly original comedy casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. In Naples, they are poor but resourceful, selling black market cigarettes on the streets. In Milan, Loren is costumed in Christian Dior and debates her preference for a Rolls Royce or her husband. And in Rome, Mastroianni is an industry scion who helps Loren’s prostitute set a wavering priest back onto the spiritual plane. Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica (*Two Women*, *Marriage Italian Style*) is picture-postcard beautiful and effortlessly hilarious. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 1964 **Academy Awards**. Mastroianni's perfomance also won Best Foreign Actor at the 1965 **BAFTA** Film Awards.
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2019; 1963
44.

Dark River

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father. Joe is thrown by Alice’s sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost. Official Selection of the **Toronto International Film Festival.** *"Go [...]
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2019; 2017
45.

Mea Maxima Culpa

Oscar-winning Director Alex Gibney (*Going Clear, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room*) exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Wisconsin, through the choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control - the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong. Winner of a **Primetime Emmy Award** for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Winner of Best Documentary at the **London Film Festival**. Official Selection at the **Toronto Internation [...]
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2019; 2013
46.

Manufacturing Consent

Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. In a dynamic collage of new and original footage, biography, archival gems, imaginative graphics and outrageous illustrations, the film highlights Chomsky’s probing analysis of mass media. A mammoth two-part project, MANUFACTURING CONSENT is nonetheless light on its feet, favoring a style that encourages viewers to question its own workings, as Chomsky himself encourages his listeners to extricate themselves from the “web of deceit” by undertaking a course of “intellectual self-defense.” Winner of the Special Jury Citation for Best Canadian Feature at 1992 **Toronto International Film Festival** and [...]
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2019; 1993
47.

Torment

Paul (François Cluzet) has just bought a charming waterfront hotel in the heart of France. In debt for the next ten years, he sets to work with his beautiful new wife, Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart). The life of the young couple resembles a dream come true until Paul’s suspicions and jealousy get the best of him. His increasing obsession turns into madness that ends in a tragedy. "*A gripping and clever offering from one of Hitchcock's brightest heirs.*" - Dan Lybarger, ***Nitrate Online***
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2019; 1994
48.

Caravaggio

Derek Jarman's most profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. CARAVAGGIO incorporates the painter's precise aesthetic into the movie's own visuals, while touching on all of Jarman's major concerns: history, homosexuality, violence and the relationship between painting and film. Featuring Tilda Swinton and Sean Bean. Winner of The Silver Bear at the **Berlin International Film Festival.**
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2019; 1986
49.

Mid-August Lunch

An utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry sense of humor, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager’s mother, all will be forgiven. Then the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother in tow... Can Gianni keep these lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters? Winner of four prizes at the **Venice Film Festival.** *"A simple and endlessly charming look at a weekend in the life of an uncomplicated middle-aged man living with his aging mama." - Linda Barnard, **Toronto Star***
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2019; 2008
50.

Jane Fonda in Five Acts

Girl next door, sex kitten, fitness tycoon, high-profile activist, Oscar®-winner: Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. This exclusive HBO documentary, directed and produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Susan Lacy, draws on 21 hours of recent interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life, her loves, her causes, and her missteps. She explores the pain of her mother's suicide, her famous father’s emotional unavailability, 30 years of an eating disorder, and three marriages to highly visible, yet diametrically opposed, men (Roger Vadim, Tom Hayden and Ted Turner). JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS features interviews with family members (including Hayden and Turner) and close friends, as well a [...]
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2019; 2018
51.

Marriage Italian Style

One of the most famous, and funniest, Italian comedies of all time, MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE received nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Actress for Sophia Loren, at the **Academy Awards**. Marcello Mastroianni co-stars as the irrepressibly carnal businessman Domenico, who discovers Loren’s Filumena as a young prostitute and keeps her as his mistress and confidante. When he chooses to marry a young cashier instead of her, Filumena is furious, and resorts to a series of wild and hilarious ruses to win back his hand. Winner of a **Golden Globe** Award for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film. “*Wonderfully flamboyant...rich and delicious...*” – ***The New York Times***
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2019; 1964
52.

Examined Life

Filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West—perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual—compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how [...]
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2019; 2008
53.

To Be and to Have

The one-room schoolhouse, where one teacher instructs several grades at once, is generally regarded a quaint thing of the past and a symbol of obsolete and ineffective teaching methods. However, TO BE AND TO HAVE offers an in-depth look at a small school in rural France where one remarkable man has been doing the job of a small teaching staff for 20 years, and has taught several generations of bright and capable children along the way. Nominated for a **BAFTA Award** for Best Film not in the English Language. Nominated for a **César Award** for Best Film. Official Selection at the **Cannes Film Festival**. "*To Be and to Have is a movie every teacher should see, and every parent, too.*" - Steven Rea, ***The Philadelphia Inquirer***
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2019; 2002
54.

Madeline's Madeline

While her mom sees Madeline as a fragile, emotional teen, the director of her theater workshop sees her as a raw talent with a troubled history that can be exploited for her art. Before long, Madeline's loyalties are torn between mother and mentor. Nominated for the Best of Next! Award at the 2018 **Sundance Film Festival**. Official Selection at the **Berlin International Festival**. Nominated for Best Female Lead and Best Cinematography at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. *"This is one of the boldest and most invigorating American films of the 21st century."* - David Ehrlich, ***indieWire***
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2019; 2018
55.

20th Century Women

A strong-willed single mother (Annette Bening) raises her teenage son with the help of two unconventional younger women in this funny, heartwarming look at a makeshift family’s comic adventures in Santa Barbara during the summer of 1979. Nominated for an **Academy Award** for Best Original Screenplay (Mike Mills), and two **Golden Globes** (Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Annette Bening). Nominated for Best Female Lead and Best Screenplay at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. *"Generous, reflective, absolutely delightful."* - David Edelstein, ***Vulture***
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2019; 2016
56.

American Honey

An adolescent girl from a troubled home (Sasha Lane, *Hearts Beat Loud*) runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Nominated for a **BAFTA Award** for Outstanding British Film of the Year. Winner of two Special Jury Prizes at the **Cannes Film Festival**. Nominated for six **Film Independent Spirit Awards** including Best Feature. "*This shimmering, raw, hip-hop hymnal of a film by Andrea Arnold is an American tale that is both gorgeously original and rooted in some of the greatest stories this country has ever produced.*" - Allen Salkin, ***New York Daily News***
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2019; 2016
57.

Backstabbing for Beginners

Based on a true story, an idealistic young employee (Theo James) working at the UN investigates the grisly murder of his predecessor and uncovers a vast global conspiracy, that may even involve his own boss (Ben Kingsley), in this gripping and timely thriller. "*"Backstabbing For Beginners" is a mesmerizing, intense watch with beautiful acting and powerful directing.*" - Bobby LePire, ***Film Threat*** "*An elegantly shot, compelling impression of the compromises and corruptions of the international aid world, and the compromised, corrupt, but not necessarily evil people who run it.*" - Jessica Kiang, ***Variety***
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2019; 2018
58.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown

A merciless cowboy (Bill Pullman) sets out on a dangerous journey across the frontier, determined to do whatever it takes to avenge his longtime partner’s brutal murder in this thrilling, action-packed western. Official Selection at the **SXSW Film Festival**. "*This is a satisfying indie western, a dark and brooding film made with both a modern touch and real love for the genre.*" - Kenneth Turan, ***The Los Angeles Times***
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2019; 2017
59.

The Bling Ring

A group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of LA use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes. Ringleader Rebecca leads Marc, Nicki, Sam, and Chloe on the ultimate heist of designer clothes and jewelry -- and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control. Nominated for a Un Certain Regard Award at the **Cannes Film Festival**. "*The Bling Ring plugs into the zeitgeist of trash culture and sparks like a live wire.*" - Peter Travers, ***Rolling Stone***
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2019; 2013
60.

De Palma

A funny, illuminating look at legendary filmmaker Brian De Palma (*Carrie, Scarface*), in which he shares both candid wisdom and hysterical no holds-barred stories based on his experiences in the film industry for over 50 years. Official Selection at the **Venice Film Festival**. "*De Palma" is a cinematic sampler that makes you want to gorge on the whole unholy buffet.*" - Ty Burr, ***The Boston Globe***
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2019; 2016