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Films & DVDs Released in 2014
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Spring 2014 Releases
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  • The Bill Morrison Collection - This four-disc set comprises 14 works by filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison. (new March, 2014)

  • Downtown Dream - Five people in a Rust Belt town struggle to reinvent their lives and their dreams in contemporary America. (new January, 2014)

  • Elena - Follows several residents in the “Elena” building, located in Central Havana, over a three-year period. (new January, 2014)

  • Forced Confessions - The untold story of the Iranian regime's obsession with forced confessions. (new March, 2014)

  • Gringo Trails - Shows the dramatic long-term impactson cultures, economies, and the environment of the most powerful globalizing forces of our time: tourism. (new January, 2014)

  • Hamou-Beya, Sand Fishers - Hamou-Beya, Sand Fishers is a sparse yet beautiful and carefully observed film that captures the dilemmas facing one man and his community in a world buffeted by economic and climatic changes. (new February, 2014)

  • Level Five - In Chris Marker’s futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa. (new April, 2014)

  • Mothers - Mothers is a gripping cinema vérité documentary that shows how China's one-child policy plays out in the daily lives of women in a northern Chinese village. (new February, 2014)

  • Northern Light - A beautiful and candid portrait of the American working class experience set against the backdrop of a town's snowmobile race. (new January, 2014)

  • The Questioning - "At 12 o'clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started a so-called room inspection. As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder. This film is the record of that moment." (new February, 2014)

  • Rare - RARE follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time to find a treatment for her daughter's rare genetic disease. (new January, 2014)

  • Sol Lewitt - Sol LeWitt was one of the most prominent post-war American artists and is considered a key founder of conceptual art. (new February, 2014)

  • Tierralismo - A beautiful film about the Alamar “organiponico” (organic cooperative farm) located outside of Havana. (new January, 2014)

  • Tinghir Jerusalem - Filmmaker and historian Kamal Hachkar goes in search of a community that has vanished - and confronts fundamental questions of his own identity in the process. (new February, 2014)

  • To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of Truth - Directly following the previous episode of To Tell the Truth, this time we examine documentary filmmaking in times of war and how it was used as propaganda. (new January, 2014)

  • Film StillTo Tell the Truth: Working for Change - A detailed history of documentary filmmaking in the US and the UK from 1929 to 1941 focused on the social movements of the times, The Great Depression, The New Deal, and the awakening of the Leftwing in the UK. (new January, 2014)

  • Tosca's Kiss - Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. (new March, 2014)

  • What's for Dinner? - A unique look into the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China, the increasing industrialization of agriculture. and its effect on sustainability, public health, food security, climate change, and animal welfare. (new March, 2014)

  • Winter Nomads - An adventure film at the heart of a territory undergoing a radical transformation. (new February, 2014)

Fall 2013 Releases
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  • ALAbbá - An exploration of the fascinating history of Santería. (new September, 2013)

  • Bittersweet JokeBittersweet Joke - Examines the experiences of single mothers in South Korea, where there remains a strong social taboo against single parenthood. (new September, 2013)

  • A Bridge Over the River - Profiles Lency, a man who lives in Cuba's central mountains who has a creative solution to all of life's daily problems there. (new September, 2013)

  • China Concerto - An observational essay about public spectacles in contemporary China. (new September, 2013)

  • Class of Struggle - Workers at the Yema Watch Factory in Besançon depict their own labor struggles in this collective production initiated by Chris Marker. (new September, 2013)

  • Cuban Animations from the Young Directors Film Festival - Eight animated shorts from the most important showcase for young cinematic talent in Cuba (new September, 2013)

  • Far from Vietnam - The landmark collaboration between Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais in protest of the Vietnam war. (new August, 2013)

  • Freddy Ilanga: Che’s Swahili Translator - A documentary about Freddy Ilanga, an African man whose life was abruptly transformed through a chance encounter with Che Guevara. (new September, 2013)

  • Gambling Boys - Looks at the growing problem of gambling addiction among teenagers. (new September, 2013)

  • The Great Flood - Multimedia artist Bill Morrison and composer Bill Frisell explore the catastrophic Mississippi River Flood of 1927, and the ensuing transformation of American society. (new September, 2013)

  • Guerrilla Grannies - Women veterans of Mozambique's independence war offer an intimate view of the country's troubled history since 1975. (new May, 2013)

  • Housemaids - Seven Brazilian teenagers film their housemaids, exposing issues of class, race, and gender in their families, and in their country. (new September, 2013)

  • The Human Zoo - Traces the history of 25 people from four different Chilean indigenous groups who, in the late 19th century, were kidnapped and exhibited as attractions throughout Europe. (new September, 2013)

  • The Infinite Island - In this doc-fiction hybrid, a peasant journeys through the Sierra Maestra to buy a new mule. (new September, 2013)

  • Le Joli Mai - Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's legendary portrait of Paris and Parisians at the close of the Algerian war. (new September, 2013)

  • Lost Rivers - Explore the growing movement and innovative projects around the world to uncover once-buried urban waterways. (new September, 2013)

  • Major Leagues? - Profiles members of the Cuban National women's baseball team, who pursue their passion in a soceity filled with machismo and prejudice. (new September, 2013)

  • Man for a DayMan for a Day - Performance artist and drag king Diane Torr leads a workshop in which women develop male characters. (new September, 2013)

  • New Comedy Shorts from Cuba - This DVD collects two recent comedy shorts from Cuba. (new September, 2013)

  • One Day Pina Asked - Chantal Akerman follows choreographer Pina Bausch and her dance company on a five-week tour across Europe. (new October, 2013)

  • The Other Day - Filmmaker Ignacio Agüero's gentle exploration of home, family, history and Chilean society. (new September, 2013)

  • They Would All Be Queens - Tells the story The stories of several Soviet women who married Cuban men and moved to Cuba before the dissolution of the Soviet Union. (new September, 2013)

  • To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter - A cinematic love letter to filmmaker Chris Marker. (new October, 2013)

  • Toward Daylight - To kindle the hope necessary for the living to face, and move on from, the pain and loss of suicide, five people tell their stories. (new August, 2013)

  • Zone of Silence - Five Cuban intellectuals discuss censorship as a historical, political and social phenomenon. (new September, 2013)

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