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Films & DVDs Released in 2016
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Spring 2016 Releases
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  • A Baptism of Fire - A new generation of freelance photographers flies low-cost to war zones on their own dime in the hope of selling images to printed media or websites.

  • Beyond My Grandfather Allende - Director Marcia Tambutti Allende seeks to understand the man behind the legend that was her grandfather, Salvador Allende.

  • Film StillDie Before Blossom - The rising importance of Islamic values in an Indonesian public school is apparent in this portrait of modern schoolgirls Kiki and Dila.

  • Down There - Chantal Akerman spends a brief period on her own in an apartment by the sea in Tel Aviv, contemplating her family, her Jewish identity and her childhood.


  • I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman - Explores the filmmaker's 40 plus films and charts the sites of her peregrinations.

  • Film StillNo Home Movie - In her essential final feature, Chantal Akerman documents her relationship with her mother, a Holocaust-survivor.

  • Saving Mes Aynak - Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori races against time to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site from imminent demolition.

  • Sex, Lies and Tabloids! - The rise and fall of tabloid papers in the US and UK. Now, tabloids may be gone, but their spirit is everywhere.

  • The Silence of Mark Rothko - With his imposing canvasses, pure color and texture, Mark Rothko sought to express fundamental human emotions.

  • 'Til Madness Do Us Part - The daily lives and loneliness of a group of men locked in one floor of a Chinese city’s psychiatric institution.

  • Film StillThree Sisters - Three little sisters live alone in a small village in the high mountains of the Yunnan region. The little girls don’t go to school, spending their days working in the fields or wandering in the village.

  • Under the Sun - A fascinating portrait of one North Korean girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children's Union on Kim Jong-Il's birthday.

Fall 2015 Releases
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  • 1989: A Statesman Opens Up - How a political ingenue guided Hungary through its most critical period in three decades - and laid the groundwork for the fall of the Berlin Wall.

  • About Executing Eichmann - Why did a prominent group of Holocaust survivors and philosophers oppose the death sentence for Adolf Eichmann?

  • Afghanistan 1979: The War That Changed the World - The Soviet intervention into Afghanistan launched Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and modern terrorism.

  • Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery - For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 - Bill Morrison pieces together a unique visual exploration from footage that has never been viewed by modern audiences.

  • Film StillCafé - This intimate documentary follows an indigenous Mexican family through one critical year of life.

  • Capitalism - An ambitious and accessible six-part series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. (Release date: October 2015)


  • Dreams Rewired - Using rare archival material from hundreds of films, traces the anxieties of today's hyper-connected world back a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new.

  • East Punk Memories - After 20 years, the filmmaker revisits a group of young punks who struggled with the communist regime during the early 80s.

  • Forgotten World - The Bokoni are a historic maze of stone circles, terraces and engravings linked by stone passages located in South Africa around the Mpumalanga escarpment between Ohrigstad and Carolina.

  • Film StillGabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez - The true story of Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of globally acclaimed books including 100 Years of Solitude.

  • The Iron Ministry - Filmed over three years on what will soon be the world's largest railway network, traces the vast interiors of China on the move.

  • Masks - In the macho world of Cuban culture, Margot and Roxana stand out—they are two of the country's best-known drag queens. From the Cuba Media Project.

  • Nefertiti's Daughters - Queen Nefertiti returns to join revolutionary street artists on the front lines in the fight for women’s rights and freedom in Egypt today.


Re-Releases

  • The Last Happy Day - A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran.

  • States of Unbelonging - The core of this haunting meditation on war, land, the Bible, and filmmaking is a portrait of Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker and mother killed near the West Bank.

  • Stealing the Fire - In 1996, the German nuclear engineer Karl-Heinz Schaab was accused of selling secret information to Iraq. But was Schaab a shrewd traitor or a simple pawn in a much more extensive network?

  • Which Way Is East - When two American sisters travel north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, conversations with Vietnamese strangers and friends reveal to them the flip side of a shared history.


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