A film by Dominique Benicheti
Lost for nearly 40 years and now exquisitely restored, Dominique Benicheti's Cousin Jules is a timeless masterpiece, a beautiful, immersive portrait of a blacksmith living with his wife on a small farm in the French countryside.
A film by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
A wonderfully mysterious, shape-shifting feature from celebrated filmmakers João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO is a detective tale that blends film noir, documentary footage and personal travelogue to intoxicating effect.
A film by Matías Piñeiro
A young woman joins a Shakespeare theater company in Buenos Aires and becomes entangled in a seductive roundelay of romantic dalliances, intrigue and revelation in this delightful mystery from filmmaker Matias Piniero - named one of "20 Directors to Watch" by The New York Times.
A film by Jem Cohen
An ode to friendship and the power of art to mirror and alter our lives, Jem Cohen's exquisite, critically-acclaimed Museum Hours is a tale of two adrift strangers who find refuge in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum. The Blu-ray includes 3 rare short films by Cohen, plus a 24-page booklet featuring an essay by noted writer Luc Sante.
A film by Joachim Lafosse
Based on true events, Jaochim Laffose's suspenseful, multi-layered dissection of an unorthodox family unit features an extraordinary performance by Emilie Dequenne (Rosetta), for which she won a Best Actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and stars Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup (both from A Prophet).
A film by Michael Sladek
A captivating history of the nation's oldest performing arts center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, which largely mirrors the evolution of experimental and progressive performing arts in 20th century America. Includes footage of recent performances, intimate interviews, and a treasure trove of 150 years' worth of rare archival materials.
A film by Philippe Beziat
A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a major operatic production, Verdi's masterpiece, "La Traviata," starring world famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay and directed by the celebrated Jean-Francois Sivadier.
A film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast, Leviathan depicts a harsh, brutal and hauntingly beautiful world in a way that's never been done before. A thrilling, immersive expereince from the filmmakers of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts.
A film by Terence Nance
Executive produced by Jay-Z, dream hampton and Wyatt Cenac, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is an explosively creative debut by Terence Nance - utilizing a tapestry of live action and animation, the story of a relationship between a young man and a lovely young woman as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.
A film by Cindy Kleine
A wonderful exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist André Gregory - as well as the star and co-writer of the classic My Dinner with André. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Cindy Kleine (who is also Gregory's wife), the film looks back on a career that spanned decades (and still going strong!), shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon.
A film by Dan Sallitt
An acclaimed, darkly funny film about a young girl’s unusual coming of age, Dan Sallitt's breakthrough feature, The Unspeakable Act, has rightly been compared to the best of Rohmer and Pialat. The DVD includes Sallitt's previous film, another exploration of a complex sibling relationship, All the Ships at Sea.
A film by Raul Ruiz
A playfully elegiac film from the great Raul Ruiz, conceived to be seen only after his death, Night Across the Street is a stunning final masterwork, a story about an elderly office worker who begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life.
A film by Ben Rivers
One of the most innovative and exciting filmmakers working today, Ben Rivers combines starkly beautiful black-and-white film, a lush soundscape, and moments of blissful magic realism to capture the solitary existence of Jake, a man who lives in isolation in the middle of a remote forest. The DVD includes two acclaimed short works by Rivers, This Is My Land, the basis for this film, and I Know Where I'm Going.
A film by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, The Law In These Parts is a gripping and revelatory investigation into the military legal system put in place by Israel over four decades ago to govern the occupied Palestinian territories - the repercussions of which are felt to this day by both sides.
A film by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Named one of the ten best films of the year by A.O. Scott in The New York Times, Neighboring Sounds is the thrilling debut from filmmaker Kleber Mendonca Filho, a wonderfully rich and suspenseful work about the fears, anxieties and centuries-old grievances that lie beneath the surface of an affluent seaside community.
A film by Paul Lacoste
A rare opportunity to observe one of the world's most important and influential chefs, Step Up To The Plate brings us inside the kitchen of French master Michel Bras and follows his surprising decision to hand over the reigns of his renowned 3-Michelin Star restaurant to his son Sebastien.