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Bullets over Broadway

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David Shayne is an idealistic young writer who'll do anything to get his first Broadway play off the ground -- even if it means teaming up with the mob!

Winter Soldier

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Vietnam veterans speak about atrocities committed upon Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during their time in the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam.

Life and Debt

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 Effectively portrays the relationship between Jamaican poverty and the practices of international lending agencies while driving home the devastating consequences of globalization.

Vision : aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen

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The story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the first women to preach and interpret Biblical scripture.

Enemies of the People

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The men and women who perpetrated the Cambodian killing fields massacres -- from the foot soldiers who slit throats to the party's ideological leader, Nuon Chea, aka Brother Number Two -- break a 30-year silence to give testimony never before heard or seen. Unprecedented access from top to bottom of the Khmer Rouge has been achieved through a decade of work by one of Cambodia's top investigative journalists, Thet Sambath.

A Separation

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A SEPARATION is a suspenseful and intelligent drama detailing the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society. The compelling narrative is driven by a taut and finely written script rooted in the particular of Iranian society but which transcends its setting to create a stunning morality play with universal resonance.

The Purge : Anarchy

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"The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge ... the country's yearly 12 hours of anarchy, when all crime is legal"

Happy People

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A documentary following the lives of the indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga.

Hoop Dreams

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This documentary follows two inner-city basketball phenoms' lives through high school as they chase their dreams of playing in the NBA.

Duch : master of the forges of Hell

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"The follow-up to S21 : the Khmer Rouge killing machine"

S21 : the Khmer Rouge killing machine

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A film by Rithy Panh ; producer, Cati Couteau


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Produced by Alain Rozanes & Pierre Alain Meier

Hannah Arendt

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Produced by Bettine Brokemper/Johannes Rexin

The World Before Her

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The World Before her

Written and directed by Nisha Pahuja

Examined Life

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Written and directed by Astra Taylor 2010


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A Derek Jarman film 2007

Written by Derek Jarman, Terry Eagleton, Ken Butler

Directed by Derek Jarman

The Way to Happiness: DVD +Booklet : a Common Sense Guide to Better Living

L. Ron Hubbard 2010


A Fandango and Sixteen films production 2006

Directed by Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach

The life and death of Colonel Blimp

Written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 2002

Das weisse Band : eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

Idee, Buch und Regie : Michael Haneke 2010

The seven year itch

Starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell ; directed by Billy Wilder ; screenplay by Billy Wilder ; based upon an original play by George Axelrod 1955


Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly fulfilled

The Thin Blue Line

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Errol Morris' documentary exposed the truth of the case and is credited with overturning Adams' conviction.

Y tu mamá también = And Your Mother Too

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Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) embark on a thrilling journey filled with sexual exploration and the investigation of their inner selves.


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Georges, who hosts a TV literary review, receives packages containing videos of himself with his family -- shot secretly from the street -- and alarming drawings whose meaning is obscure. He has no idea who may be sending them.........

The Look of Silence

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Thematic material involving disturbing graphic descriptions of atrocities and inhumanity.

City of Joy

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An American doctor, a British nurse and an illiterate Indian farmer join together to transform a Calcutta ghetto when it is threatened by the brutal local "godfather."

The boy with green hair Le garçon aux cheveux verts

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"Peter Frye, séparé de ses parents par la guerre, est recueilli dans une petite ville des Etats-Unis par Gramp, un ancien acteur d'origine irlandaise trés chaleureux. Un martin, en apprenant la mort de ses parents, les cheveux de Peter deviennent subitement verts. Trés vite, les habitants de la petite ville vont commencer á jasper."

My Name is Joe

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Another hard-hitting drama from Ken Loach. Recovering alcoholic Joe Kavanagh (Peter Mullan) is out of work, but spends his time coaching the local football team. When he goes to pick up team member Liam (David McKay), he meets social worker Sarah Downie (Louise Goodall). Although they clash at first, the pair are soon involved in a relationship. 

The Gleaners and I

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This documentary focuses on gleaners, those who gather the spoils left after a harvest, as well as those who mine the trash. Some completely exist on the leavings; others turn them into art, exercise their ethics, or simply have fun.


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In 1959, Truman Capote was a critically acclaimed novelist when he read a short newspaper item about a multiple murder in a small Kansas town. Fascinated by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. 

Hotel Terminus

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An examination of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Nazi 'Butcher of Lyon' and Gestapo chief implicated in 4000 deaths and the deportation of 7000 Jews, during the Nazi occupation of France. 

Adams AEbler

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Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen.

The New World

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The classic tale of Pocahontas


The Notorious Mr Bout

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Produced & Directed by Tony Gerber and 

Maxim Pozdorovkin

The Stanford Prison Experiment

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Produced by Brent Emery, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little

Jean-Paul Sartre : The road to Freedom

Films for the Humanities and Sciences 2004

The Ister

A film by David Barison and Daniel Ross 2005

Race : the power of an illusion

Produced by California Newsreel 2003


The Apu trilogy

Written and directed by Satyajit Ray 2003

The passion of Joan of Arc

Un film de Carl Th. Dreyer 1999

Touki Bouki

Directed by Djibril Diop Mambety 2005



Abbas Kiarostami presents the modern sociopolitical landscape of Iran, through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers--including her sister, a hitchhiking prostitute and a jilted bride--as well as her young son 2002

School daze

A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life during one outrageous homecoming weekend

John Dewey : his life and work

Overview of the life and work of the philosopher John Dewey, with emphasis on his analysis of human learning and writings on democracy

Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life

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Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas and "probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills". 

The act of killing

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"When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, more than one million people were killed in less than a year. Anwar and his friends were promoted from ticket scalpers to death squad leaders, and Anwar killed hundreds of people with his own hands".

Dark Girls

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Directed by D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke


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From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes "Ida", a poignant and powerfully told drama about 18-year-old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, who is preparing to become a nun when she discovers that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation.


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Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. 

Gambling, Gods and LSD

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Gambling, Gods and LSD is part travelogue and part photographic essay. The film takes us on a "journey of discovery" to different parts of the globe observing the different ways in which people seek transcendence. 

The Armstrong Lie

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Biography - Lance Armstrong

The Pawnbroker

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Sol Nazerman is a survivor of a WWII Nazi death camp where his wife, parents and children were murdered. His soul robbed of hope, he takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop.


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In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled.

Monsieur Lazhar

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Based on the play "Bashir Lazhar" by Evelyne de la Chenelière



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A film by Claude Lanzmann

The Return

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Produced by Dmitry Lesnevski

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Loin des hommes

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Produced by Marc Du Pontavice & Matthew Gledhill

The Interruptors

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Directed by Steve James 

Produced by Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James

Maybe Logic

Deepleaf productions 2006

Written and directed by Lance Bauscher


A Jane Doe films production 2003

Produced by Amy Ziering Kofman

Directed by Kirby Dick

Ethics 4 everyone

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Produced and directed by Timothy Armstrong 2003

Wings of desire

Produced by Wim Wenders and Anatole Dauman 2003

Directed by Wim Wenders


The Tree of Life

Written and directed by Terence Mallick 2011

Produced by Sara Green

John Cassavetes : Five films

"Shadows" originally released as a motion picture in 1959; "Faces" originally released as a motion picture in 1968; "A woman under the influence" originally released as a motion picture in 1974; "The killing of a Chinese bookie" originally released as a motion picture in 1976 and again in 1978; "Opening night" originally released as a motion picture in 1977.

Wild strawberries

An aged professor - introverted and emotionally cold - makes a journey to collect a university award and en route relives his past through recollection, dreams and imagination. Borg emerges purged, if not wholly changed from this confrontation with self


The Thin Red Line

Based on the novel by James Jones