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  • Barobar Jagtana: Three Works from Suneil Sanzgiri

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    Producing a dazzling array of experimental videos, installations, essays, and animations, Indian American multi-hyphenate Sanzgiri, subject of a Brooklyn Museum retrospective last October, has quickly established himself as a vital, rigorous dissident force in several sectors of the art world. Th...

  • Grémillon Restored

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  • Three by Pere Portabella

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    Beginning his filmmaking career in repressive Francoist Spain, Catalan filmmaker Portabella’s diverse body of work—ranging from surrealist-tinged social satire to documentary—is united in its consistent opposition to power, from old-school authoritarianism to neoliberal rapacity. Here you can sam...

  • Two by John Gianvito

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    Beginning in the late ’70s, filmmaker, curator, academic and critic John Gianvito has assembled a body of work unique in American cinema for its austere craftsmanship and consistent, pointed critique of crisis capitalism, as exemplified in these two key works: Profit Motive and the Whispering Win...

  • Atlantis

    Directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych | 108 mins | 2019
    Ukrainian filmmaker Vasyanovych’s dark, grimly prescient sci-fi film sets its scene in a c. 2025 Eastern Ukraine that, in the wake of a brutal Russian invasion, has become an arid desert where an ex-soldier, Sergiy, now works to find and preserve...

  • General Report

    Directed by Pere Portabella | 240 mins | 1976
    Shot in the exhilarating months after the death of Spain’s long-reigning right-wing dictator Francisco Franco, Portabella’s epic General Report applies fiction filmmaking techniques to a documentary subject, depicting the effort of advocates of democr...

  • General Report II: The New Abduction Of Europe

    Directed by Pere Portabella | 126 mins | 2016
    Forty years after issuing his first General Report—and after the death of dictator Francisco Franco—Portabella took a close look at Spain after four decades of democracy, his consultations with politicians, activists, and other experts revealing a con...

  • Her Socialist Smile

    Directed by John Gianvito | 93 mins | 2020
    A spare, quietly impassioned, experimental documentary that, in exploring the relationship between cinema and the written word, brings us as close we can hope to get to the private mental and moral universe of Helen Keller.

  • In Another Country

    Directed by Hong Sangsoo | 89 mins | 2012
    Isabelle Huppert plays three variations on the role of a Frenchwoman abroad in Korea in her first venture into Hong’s peculiar, soju-soaked world, and is the connecting link between the elements of this triptych of glancing, awkward romantic encounters wh...

  • Întregalde

    Directed by Radu Muntean | 104 mins | 2021
    Named for a rustic region of Transylvania, Muntean’s tale of Bucharest aid workers on a food delivery mission becoming mired down in the eerie and unfamiliar hinterlands is an offbeat combination of thriller and social satire that veers off into the unex...

  • Keane

    Directed by Lodge Kerrigan | 100 mins | 2004
    Six months after his daughter’s abduction from New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, William Keane (Damian Lewis) continues to wander to the site of her disappearance, finding something like a new reason for living in his encounter with a cash-s...

  • Lady Killer

    Directed by Jean Grémillon | 94 mins | 1937
    Made while still in the employ of UFA studios, Grémillon’s adaptation of an André Boucler fatally romantic novel stars Jean Gabin as a Don Juan of the French Foreign Legion who sets his sights on seducing Mireille Balin—and accidentally falls in love fo...

  • Last Train Home

    Directed by Lixin Fan | 87 mins | 2009
    Using the microcosm of one family, the Zhangs, Chinese Canadian documentarian Fan explores an annual exodus that’s been described as the largest mass movement of people in the world: the annual homecoming journeys of nearly 130 million Chinese migrant worker...

  • Milla

    Directed by Valérie Massadian | 128 mins | 2017
    A lyric cinematic meditation on love and loss, Massadian’s film focuses on two young partners, Milla and Leo, whose tenuous existence on the margins of society is only made tolerable due to their mutual passion. “A quietly moving and unassumingly pr...

  • Profit Motive And The Whispering Wind

    Directed by John Gianvito | 58 mins | 2007
    Inspired by Howard Zinn’s tome A People’s History of the United States, Gianvito’s somber, stirring film offers a chronology of America’s progressive movements as left in markers and monuments on its land, from the scene of the 1770 Boston Massacre to th...

  • Rehana

    Directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad | 107 mins | 2021
    Saad’s absorbing psychological thriller centers on a female assistant professor (Azmeri Haque Badhon) at a Bangladeshi medical college whose carefully compartmentalized life begins to come to pieces after she witnesses an incident of sexual ass...

  • Scarlet Street

    Directed by Fritz Lang | 102 mins | 1945
    Fritz Lang’s heart-wrenching story of a guy with a painting habit (Edward G. Robinson), who has a square day job and a terrible mistake: loving a bad girl, a blonde schemer with a despicable boyfriend in tow. A seamy, gut-twisting noir, and one of the most...

  • Story of A Love Affair

    Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni | 98 mins | 1950
    The curious kinship between American noir and Italian Neorealism is abundantly evident in Antonioni’s feature debut, inspired by James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice. The film’s lovers, Massimo Girotti and Lucia Bosè, are also co-consp...

  • The Strange Mister Victor

    Directed by Jean Grémillon | 103 mins | 1938
    Setting its scene in the rowdy, wide-open port city of Toulon, Grémillon’s unjustly little-known drama stars Provencal actor Raimu as a well-respected shopkeeper who, unbeknownst to his neighbors, is running a front for a ruthless criminal gang.

  • The Stranger

    Directed by Orson Welles | 95 mins | 1946
    Welles’s third completed feature gets only a fraction of the attention of the pictures that preceded it, but this baroque thriller about a war crimes investigator (Edward G. Robinson) looking for a Nazi fugitive in small-town Connecticut has brio to spare...

  • The Trial

    Directed by Maria Ramos | 140 mins | 2018
    The politically motivated 2016 impeachment trial of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is documented from the perspective of Rousseff’s defense team in Ramos’s real-life courtroom drama, a penetrating deconstruction of power, corruption, and sexual bias i...

  • Vampir-Cuadecuc

    Directed by Pere Portabella | 66 mins | 1970
    Shot on black-and-white 16mm stock on the set of Eurosleaze maestro Jesús Franco’s 1970 Christopher Lee vehicle Count Dracula, Portabella’s cult classic is a richly atmospheric metacommentary on filmmaking that blurs the boundaries between the real and...

  • Wife of A Spy

    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa | 115 mins | 2020
    Kurosawa’s deftly constructed domestic WWII-set drama, co-written with Drive My Car director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, makes compelling cinema out of the complicated clash between moral, personal, and national responsibilities which arise when a woman begin...