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Films & DVDs Released in 2018
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Spring 2018 Releases
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  • 12 Days - Legendary filmmaker-photographer Raymond Depardon chronicles the patients of a psychiatric ward where justice and madness meet.

  • CERN - Multi-awarded director Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Cholesterol, the Great Bluff - A rigorous investigation on the cholesterol case, dealing with social, political, scientific and economical issues.

  • Film StillDonna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival - A playful and candid portrait of Donna Haraway, one of the most important living thinkers in the field of science and technology.

  • Double Life: A Short History of Sex in the USSR - Revisits 70 years of communist power in the Eastern Bloc through the prism of sexuality.

  • Dries - For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and home life. From the KimStim Collection.


  • France (Les Habitants) - Documentarist Raymond Depardon travels through provincial France in a camper, gathering conversations with people from all walks of life.

  • From Business to Being - The story of three executives who embark on a quest to find ways out of the "rat race."

  • Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower - An in-depth documentary on the charismatic and controversial sociologist, professor and best-selling author Jean Ziegler and his endless belief in socialism. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Journal de France - A journal, a voyage through time. Depardon photographs France, Nougaret rediscovers the unseen footage he has so carefully kept: his first steps behind the camera, his TV reports from around the world, snatches of their memories and of our history.

  • A Man's Place - Confronted with unforeseen pregnancies and, in most cases, abortions, men reveal their feelings and thoughts.

  • Film StillMarlina the Murderer in Four Acts - In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption.


  • The Other Side of Everything - Why do so many Russians still defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? Russians speak openly about Joseph Stalin and their traumas, rooted in a violent history.

  • Film StillThe Red Soul - Why do so many Russians still defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? Russians speak openly about Joseph Stalin and their traumas, rooted in a violent history.

  • Silentium: From Life in the Convent - Four nuns, a formation director, twenty-six sheep and a convent... The ambivalence between the spirituality of the convent’s tranquility on one hand and the secularity of modern convent life on the other. From the KimStim Collection.

  • Sacred Water - Immerses the viewer into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in a most secret way: female pleasure.

  • Tokyo Idols - A provocative look into the Japanese pop music industry, a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity.

  • When Banana Ruled - A dramatic tale of cynical adventurers, of visionaries of a modern and crippling capitalism, told like a Western.

Fall 2017 Releases
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  • Bitter Money - Documents China's rapid economic and social transformation by following the rural workers who leave their Yunnan hometown to move to the city of Huzhou to work in its textile factories.

  • Bones of Contention - Explores the theme of historical memory in post-Franco Spain, focusing on the unknown story of LGBT repression under Franquismo.

  • December Days - Between 1975 and 1991, Cuba sent more than 400,000 soldiers and civilians to Angola to support of the country's left-wing government. Two thousand of them never returned.

  • Film StillFree Lunch Society - What would you do if your income was taken care of? A search for explanations, possibilities, and experiences regarding the implementation of this concept.

  • The Human Pyramid - At a lycée on the Ivory coast, Jean Rouch meets with white colonial French high school students and their black African classmates (all non-actors) and persuades them to improvise a drama.

  • The Giant is Falling - A sweeping look at the big political events of recent years that signify the end of an era in South Africa.


  • Film StillJean Rouch, the Adventurous Filmmaker - A documentary about Jean Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema.

  • The Punishment - An aimless young woman is sent home from school with nothing to do. Drifting through the streets of Paris, she comes across a variety of people.

  • In the Intense Now - A meditation on 1968 political uprisings in France, Czechoslovakia, China, and Brazil.

  • Mama Colonel - A portrait of Colonel Honorine, or "Mama Colonel," that addresses the issue of violence towards women and children in the DRC.

  • Film StillMiss Kiet's Children - In a Dutch classroom, refugee children learn alongside locals under Miss Kiet's firm but loving hand.


  • Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance - The story of artistic genius Ohad Naharin, one of the most important choreographers in the world, who redefined the language of modern dance.

  • Nothing is Forgiven - The story of Zineb El Rhazoui, a young Moroccan woman who, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, finds her life radically transformed.

  • Film StillRebels on Pointe - A riotous, irreverent all-male comic ballet troupe, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, challenges gender and artistic norms in the conservative world of ballet.

  • Ta'ang - The daily life of Ta'ang refugees, a Burmese ethnic minority who are caught between a civil war and the Chinese border.

  • Thank You for the Rain - Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, uses his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm occurs, he becomes a community leader and activist on the global stage.

  • We the Workers - Follows labor activists as they find common ground with workers and help them negotiate with local officials and factory owners over wages and working conditions.

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