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Straub and Huillet’s rich and lovely tribute to the painter Paul Cézanne.
CEZANNE, CONVERSATION WITH JOACHIM GAASQUET
Kudlacek’s film provides a penetrating insight into the mind of its legendary subject, artist and filmmaker Maya Deren.
IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN
Wertmüller’s battle royale of the sexes/classes, a powder keg of a film that’s lost none of its ability to generate controversy almost 50 years after its release.
A brutal, claustrophobic film of escalating desperation that illustrates how an ordinary man can be pushed into acts of extraordinary retaliation.
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE
An intimate portrait of the peripatetic American writer Paul Bowles, shot in New York and his adopted home of Tangier.
LET IT COME DOWN: THE LIFE OF PAUL BOWLES
The story of a terse long-distance relationship, charmingly told through a shuffled stack of love letters.
HILL OF FREEDOM
Wang’s stirring and acutely observed drama of a tragedy-touched family’s inner life.
THE GRIEF OF OTHERS
An essential but lesser-known Claire Denis film, in which she documents the creation of a new dance work by Mathilde Monnier.
Intimate portraits of gay artists and drag performers talking about gender, identity, and the fine lines that surround them.
HIGH HEEL NIGHTS
William Greaves’ riveting documentary record of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the political spectrum.
Young Dennis Hopper stars as a sailor who falls in love with a woman who may or may not be a real-life mermaid.
Viv Albertine of the Slits and Liam Gillick star as two married, childless fifty-something artists who share an austere modernist townhouse and a crushing sense of ennui in Hogg’s third feature.
Straub and Huillet’s masterpiece tragicomedy follows a Sicilian returning to his native island after a long stay in New York.
An intimate insight into Costa’s creative process through his dialogue with two of his premiere artistic inspirations, filmmaker duo Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
WHERE DOES YOUR HIDDEN SMILE LIE?
Isabelle Huppert plays three variations on the role of a Frenchwoman abroad in Korea in her first venture into Hong’s peculiar, soju-soaked world.
IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
The last film made by Straub and Huillet is an elegant, elegiac work of oral history.
ITINERARY OF JEAN BRICARD
Tsai’s minimalist yet multifaceted film in which a soon-to-be-shut-down movie palace, the Fo-Ho—its screening room, projection booth, hallways, bathrooms—becomes a sort of haunted house.
GOODBYE, DRAGON INN
Panahi directs and stars in this docufiction miracle, which finds him posing as a share taxi driver in Tehran who, rather than cash payment, asks only to hear something about his customers’ lives.
A unique and elegiac self-portrait from the titanically talented director/photographer/composer Gordon Parks, looking back on his life.
MOMENTS WITHOUT PROPER NAMES
Borsos’s beloved adventure film gives Richard Farnsworth a career-best role as a former stagecoach robber who emerges from prison after 33 years to find a changed world—then goes right back to his old ways, planning a daring train robbery.
THE GREY FOX
Lang’s expressionist epic—the definitive science-fiction bonanza of the 1920s—in which a downtrodden proletariat underclass rise up against their masters.
A revealing examination of the Swedish painter and mystic Hilma af Klint.
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
A brilliantly claustrophobic adaptation of Harold Pinter’s play about a young man who returns to the hornet’s nest of his estranged family’s London home for the holidays.
The controversial, absurd, and uproarious film that made director Lina Wertmüller the talk of film culture, and garnered her the first Best Director Academy Award nomination for a woman.
A lonely teenage boarder falls for her teacher in Leontine Sagan’s pioneering all-female cast lesbian romance.
MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM
Puiu’s landmark scabrous satire follows the ailing elderly Mr. Lazarescu on an infernal journey through the Romanian public health system.
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
The first film in Hùng’s acclaimed Vietnam Trilogy is a beautifully detailed, sublimely sensitive romance, which observes life within two different Saigon families.
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
A landmark of American independent cinema, which follows the marriage between a Black philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her painter husband (Bill Gunn), both at a crossroads in their lives.
A warts-and-all semi-self-portrait of an ex-alcoholic artist in exile, starring Willem Dafoe as an American acting coach living in Rome with his wife and child.
Rainer’s elegiac, hybrid third features the paradoxical feminine figure of a lovelorn lion tamer named Kristina.
KRISTINA TALKING PICTURES
Arnold’s marvelously controlled feature debut is a tense, voyeuristic revenge tale set on a Glasgow housing estate.
Sokurov’s epic first feature, a single continuous shot that winds through St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace.
Orson Welles’s oft unfairly overlooked third feature, a baroque thriller about a war crimes investigator looking for a Nazi fugitive in small-town Connecticut, with Welles starring as the prime suspect.
A study of bodies in motion—specifically, the flow of crowds in and out of the parks of Paris.
IN PARIS PARKS
Tarkovsky’s penultimate, semi-autobiographical film follows a homesick Russian musicologist in Italy, with the Tuscan countryside rendered a melancholy dreamscape.
One of the great independent films of the ’80s, in which a woman lands a job at a downtown porno theater and finds herself drawn towards what’s happening onscreen—as well as other troubling fantasies.
A sensitive portrait of an African American left-wing activist who was also a tireless media watchdog.
RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT
An ingeniously plotted thriller, slowly peeling back layers to reach its unnerving final revelation.