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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
Intimate portraits of gay artists and drag performers talking about gender, identity, and the fine lines that surround them.
HIGH HEEL NIGHTS
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
William Greaves’ riveting documentary record of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the political spectrum.
Something strange is happening in Bacurau. Under threat from an unknown enemy, the rural Brazilian settlement braces itself for a brutal fight for survival.
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.
A full-blooded melodrama in which Paul Robeson, in his film debut, plays a double role as an escaped prisoner and his long-lost twin brother.
BODY AND SOUL
The first title in Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” film cycle is a fleecy farce of romantic overanalysis starring Philippe Marlaud and Marie Rivière.