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In Motion: Amiri Baraka

In Motion: Amiri Baraka

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE
1983 / 60min / DCP
This video portrait, filmed in the days leading up to Amiri Baraka’s appeal of his 90-day sentence for resisting arrest, documents Baraka at his radio show, at home with his wife and children, and performing at readings.
Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE
1988 / 60min / 16mm
This category-defiant film on the life of poet and writer Hughes and the times in which he lived and worked moves from America to Senegal to Paris, from the 1920s Harlem Renaissance to the Black Pride awakening of the 1960s.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

DIRECTOR: KIRSTEN JOHNSON
1999 / 65min / Digital
A critical look at the criminal justice system through the first year of an alternative high school for juvenile ex-offenders, co-founded by James Forman, Jr. (author of Locking Up Our Own).
Making 'Do The Right Thing'

Making 'Do The Right Thing'

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE
1989 / 81min / 16mm
A masterpiece of a potrait of the artist at work, screening with Stan Lathan’s Statues Hardly Ever Smile, in which children observe and discuss the art in the Brooklyn Museum.
Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

DIRECTOR: MANFRED KIRCHHEIMER
2006 / 82min / DCP
Starting at the turn of the last century, visionary architect Louis Sullivan built rhapsodies in brick, steel, and terracotta. Now, Sullivan finds in Manfred Kirchheimer a filmmaking champion perfectly matched to capture the beauty of his work.
Wilhemina's War

Wilhemina's War

DIRECTOR: JUNE CROSS
2016 / 102min / DCP
The story of a South Carolina grandmother’s struggle to destigmatize HIV in her community.
Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

DIRECTOR: THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS
2005 / 75min / Digital
A lesser-known story from the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa about the generation of young men who left their country to clandestinely build the African National Congress (ANC) and spread its liberation message.
Golden Exits

Golden Exits

DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
2017 / 94min / 35mm
Alex Ross Perry’s fifth feature unfolds in the cloud of psychic fallout thrown up among a loosely-connected group of professional, domesticated Brooklynites when a young, pretty, available outsider lands in their midst.
Impolex

Impolex

DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
2009 / 73min / 35mm
Initiating an ongoing engagement with 20th century American literature, Perry’s ambitious, no-budget feature debut was inspired by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.

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Golden Exits

Golden Exits

DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
2017 / 94min / 35mm
Alex Ross Perry’s fifth feature unfolds in the cloud of psychic fallout thrown up among a loosely-connected group of professional, domesticated Brooklynites when a young, pretty, available outsider lands in their midst.
In Motion: Amiri Baraka

In Motion: Amiri Baraka

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE
1983 / 60min / DCP
This video portrait, filmed in the days leading up to Amiri Baraka’s appeal of his 90-day sentence for resisting arrest, documents Baraka at his radio show, at home with his wife and children, and performing at readings.
Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE
1988 / 60min / 16mm
This category-defiant film on the life of poet and writer Hughes and the times in which he lived and worked moves from America to Senegal to Paris, from the 1920s Harlem Renaissance to the Black Pride awakening of the 1960s.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

DIRECTOR: KIRSTEN JOHNSON
1999 / 65min / Digital
A critical look at the criminal justice system through the first year of an alternative high school for juvenile ex-offenders, co-founded by James Forman, Jr. (author of Locking Up Our Own).
Making 'Do The Right Thing'

Making 'Do The Right Thing'

DIRECTOR: ST. CLAIR BOURNE
1989 / 81min / 16mm
A masterpiece of a potrait of the artist at work, screening with Stan Lathan’s Statues Hardly Ever Smile, in which children observe and discuss the art in the Brooklyn Museum.
Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

DIRECTOR: MANFRED KIRCHHEIMER
2006 / 82min / DCP
Starting at the turn of the last century, visionary architect Louis Sullivan built rhapsodies in brick, steel, and terracotta. Now, Sullivan finds in Manfred Kirchheimer a filmmaking champion perfectly matched to capture the beauty of his work.
Wilhemina's War

Wilhemina's War

DIRECTOR: JUNE CROSS
2016 / 102min / DCP
The story of a South Carolina grandmother’s struggle to destigmatize HIV in her community.
Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

DIRECTOR: THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS
2005 / 75min / Digital
A lesser-known story from the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa about the generation of young men who left their country to clandestinely build the African National Congress (ANC) and spread its liberation message.
Impolex

Impolex

DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
2009 / 73min / 35mm
Initiating an ongoing engagement with 20th century American literature, Perry’s ambitious, no-budget feature debut was inspired by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.
Legend of the Mountain

Legend of the Mountain

DIRECTOR: KING HU
1979 / 191min / DCP
The story of a secluded scholar confronted by two seductive specters who threaten to draw his attention away from the sutra he’s struggling to transcribe.
Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth

DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
2015 / 90min / 35mm
Between ensemble works Perry went back to basics to make this taut, rending, Polanski-esque two-hander starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterson as Catherine and Virginia, best friends holed up together at a lakeside cabin.
World Without Sun

World Without Sun

DIRECTOR: JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU
1964 / 93min / 35mm
Cousteau and his cohort set up in a state-of-the-art, saucer-like underwater base, and we get to live alongside these so-called oceanauts on the ocean floor, in what is perhaps the most playful and purely enchanting of the explorer-filmmaker’s works.
Love Me Tonight

Love Me Tonight

DIRECTOR: ROUBEN MAMOULIAN
1932 / 104min / 35mm
Maurice Chevalier’s very flirtatious tailor and Jeanette MacDonald’s prim princess are a match across class boundaries in Mamoulian’s innovative pre-Code musical.
Life Itself

Life Itself

DIRECTOR: STEVE JAMES
2014 / 120min / DCP
Steve James' critically-acclaimed documentary about the life and work of beloved film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert.
Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

DIRECTOR: FERAS FAYYAD
2017 / 110min / DCP
Boots-on-the-ground reportage following the exploits of the White Helmets, a search-and-rescue organization who indefatigably struggle on amidst Aleppo's humanitarian catastrophe.
Abacus

Abacus

DIRECTOR: STEVE JAMES
2017 / 88min / DCP
The Oscar-nominated new documentary from Steve James, which tells the story of the Sung family, owners of Abacus bank in Chinatown, the only bank to be indicted following the 2008 financial crisis.
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson

DIRECTOR: STEVE JAMES
2010 / 80min / DCP
Director Steve James re-investigates basketball legend Allen Iverson's conviction for a fight he was involved in as a young man.
The Young Karl Marx

The Young Karl Marx

DIRECTOR: RAOUL PECK
2018 / 118min / DCP
In Raoul Peck's new film, August Diehl plays a wet-behind-the-ears twentysomething Marx, in Parisian exile with his wife when he finds an intellectual love-match with Friedrich Engels.
Duck Soup

Duck Soup

DIRECTOR: LEO MCCAREY
1933 / 68min / DCP
One of the handful of movies whose farcical fancy can approach contemporary political reality, the Marx Bros. diplomatic burlesque has Groucho at his rapid-fire best
Notebook on Cities and Clothes

Notebook on Cities and Clothes

DIRECTOR: WIM WENDERS
1989 / 81min / DCP
An encounter between two towering figures in their respective art forms, cineaste Wenders and Yohji Yamamoto, this masterful “diary film” documentary offers a perceptive portrait of one of the giants of postwar Japanese fashion.
The Annihilation of Fish

The Annihilation of Fish

DIRECTOR: CHARLES BURNETT
1999 / 108min / 35mm
The Annihilation of Fish stars Lynn Redgrave and James Earl Jones as two fellow boarders in a Los Angeles rooming house run by Margot Kidder.
Soleil Ô

Soleil Ô

DIRECTOR: MED HONDO
1970 / 98min / DCP
An African laborer happily heads for a better life in Paris, only to discover the colonial mindset is alive, well, and suffocating.
Labyrinth

Labyrinth

DIRECTOR: JIM HENSON
1986 / 101min / DCP
Jennifer Connelly lands herelf in a maze of illusion populated by a host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop creations and the human special effect that is David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, wielding the power of voodoo. (Who do? You do!)
Klute

Klute

DIRECTOR: ALAN J. PAKULA
1971 / 114min / 35mm
Jane Fonda is, of course, supremely excellent in the role that won her an Oscar, that of tough-minded high-class New York prostitute Bree Daniels, playing off Donald Sutherland’s straight arrow private investigator.
Sailor Moon R: The Movie

Sailor Moon R: The Movie

DIRECTOR: KUNIHIKO IKUHARA
1993 / 61min / DCP
This high-gloss feature extravaganza from Toei Animation offers up further adventures of the “meatball head” Tokyo schoolgirl and her four fabulous friends.
Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

DIRECTOR: DAVID LYNCH
1986 / 120min / 35mm
A watershed work for Lynch, establishing his particular perverse method of deploying the symbols of Americana.
The Nutty Professor

The Nutty Professor

DIRECTOR: JERRY LEWIS
1967 / 107min / DCP
A midcentury modern Jekyll and Hyde sprung from the manic imagination of co-writer-director-star Jerry, who takes on the double role of nebbishy, adenoidal klutz Professor Julius Kelp and his alter-ego
The Pirate

The Pirate

DIRECTOR: VINCENTE MINNELLI
1948 / 102min / 35mm
Minnelli’s festively colorful Caribbean-set musical comedy smorgasbord has Gene Kelly as an itinerant actor who, in order to win the love of Judy Garland’s dainty miss with a taste for romantic adventure, takes on the role of the infamous pirate Macoco.
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

DIRECTOR: HAMILTON LUSKE, CLYDE GERONIMI, WILFRED JACKSON, JACK KINNEY
1953 / 77min / 35mm
Get airborne with Tinker Bell, Peter, and all the Lost Boys as they skirmish with Captain Hook’s pirate crew off the coast of Never Land in the definitive animated rendition of J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale of The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.
The White Balloon

The White Balloon

DIRECTOR: JAFAR PANAHI
1995 / 85min / 35mm
It’s Persian New Year, and seven-year-old Razieh begs her mother for money to buy a lucky goldfish. This simple task proves less easy than it would seem, however, as Razieh repeatedly loses her funds and finds misadventures.
Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

DIRECTOR: DAVID BARNARD
2017 / 135min / DCP
Distant Sky: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen catches Cave and company in support of their acclaimed album Skeleton Key, their first tour in three years.
Flash, the Teenage Otter

Flash, the Teenage Otter

DIRECTOR: HANK SCHLOSS
1961 / 70min / 35mm
Flash, the Teenage Otter follows one of Disney’s most beloved animal stars as he strikes out from his home at a Wisconsin wildlife sanctuary to see the wider world with all of its wonders and perils.
TIME BANDITS

TIME BANDITS

DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM
1981 / 116min / DCP
Director Gilliam’s second feature is a lavish concoction of wild and wicked fancy. One fateful night Kevin, an 11-year-old with a passion for history, discovers a time-and-space portal in his bedroom wall and a gaggle of dwarves who teach him how to use it.
King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

DIRECTOR: ISHIRô HONDA
1962 / 91min / 35mm
The biggest Japanese-American battle royale since WWII, shot in color TohoScope splendor-a first in the Godzilla franchise-by the master of the kaiju movie!