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A Great Wall

The first American movie shot in China, A Great Wall is a delightful comedy that was a "cross-cultural hit" (Los Angeles Times) when released in 1986.

Release Year: 1986  Running Time: 101 mins  Color: Color 

A Small Good Thing

Meet a group of people who share is a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world.

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 72 mins  Color: Color  

Act of God

Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin director Jennifer Baichwal's (Manufactured Landscapes) captivating new work, an elegant cinematic meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning. To explore these profound questions, Baichwal sought out riveting personal stories from around the world from a former CIA assassin and a French storm chaser, to writer Paul Auster and improvisational musician Fred Frith. The philosophical anchor of the film, Auster was caught in a terrifying and deadly storm as a teenager, and it has deeply affected both his life and art: "It opened up a whole realm of speculation that I've continued to live with ever since." In his doctor brother's laboratory, Frith experiments with his guitar to demonstrate the ubiquity of electricity in our bodies and the universe. Visually dazzling and aurally seductive, Act of God singularly captures the harsh beauty of the skies and the lives of those who have been forever touched by their fury.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 76 mins  Color: Color 

Advanced Style

Acclaimed street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dive into the personal lives of New York City’s most fashionable seniors.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 72 mins  Color: Color 

The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster

America's favorite fake 1930s comedy team is back in four all-new, all-different, all-hilarious shorts: "The Biffle Murder Case," "Imitation of Wife," "Schmo Boat" (in Cinecolor!) and the instant-classic horror spoof "Bride of Finklestein" (featuring Max Davidson in his talkie comeback). Starring Nick Santa Maria, Will Ryan, Janet Klein, Rusty Frank, H.M. Wynant, Jim Beaver, Sara Ballantine, Daniel Roebuck, Fay Masterson and Glenn Taranto.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 103 mins  Color: Black & White 

Afghan Star


In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American Idol-style series Afghan Star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to everyone across the country despite gender, ethnicity or age. Two thousand people audition, including three extremely brave women. And when viewers vote for their favorites via cell phone, it is, for many, their first encounter with the democratic process.

Winner of the Directing and Audience Awards in Sundance's 2009 World Documentary competition, Havana Marking's timely and moving film follows the dramatic stories of four young finalists-two men and two women-as they hazard everything to become the nation's favorite performer. By observing the Afghani people's relationship to its pop culture, Afghan Star is the perfect window into a country's tenuous, ongoing struggle for modernity. What Americans consider frivolous entertainment is downright revolutionary—and more human— in this troubled part of the world.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 88 mins  Color: Color 

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 91 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

From Elem Klimov (COME AND SEE), comes the story of Grigory Rasputin, the wandering Siberian monk whose messianic influence upon Russia's monarch led its people, like lambs to the slaughter, blind and headlong into World War I and revolution.

Release Year: 1975  Running Time: 142 mins  Color: Color 

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

An intimate and powerful encounter with one of today's most politically influential artists and the system he challenges.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: Color 

Aimee & Jaguar

Release Year: 1999  Running Time: 125 mins  Color: Color 

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Levon Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. The film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 83 mins  Color: Color 

Ajami

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Ajami is a bold crime drama set on the margins of an Arab ghetto. Working with a cast of non-actors in the real streets of Ajami itself, the film deftly meshes characters and conflicts with unsentimental compassion, uncompromising realism, and harrowing violence.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 120 mins  Color: Color 

Alila

Amos Gitai's ALILA tells the story of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Release Year: 2003  Running Time: 123 mins  Color: Color 

Alive and Well

ALIVE AND WELL is a powerful documentary film about the human condition, which follows seven resilient people coming to terms with the profound reality of living with the hereditary chronic illness known as Huntington's Disease.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 75 mins  Color: Color 

All Screwed Up

An anarchically outrageous comedy from Lina Wertmüller, ALL SCREWED UP is ripe for rediscovery, an accomplishment as impressive as the classics she made before and after: Love and Anarchy (1973) and Swept Away (1974).

Release Year: 1974  Running Time: 108 mins  Color: Color 

All Together

Five aging friends decide to move in together in Stephane Robelin's crowd-pleasing comedy, starring Jane Fonda (in her first French-language film since Godard's 1972 Tout Va Bien). When elderly lothario Claude (Claude Rich, THE BRIDE WORE BLACK) is put into an old folks home, his friends bust him out and start a cranky commune together, thinking they can care for each other better than anyone else. They all discover the joys of communal living, at least until old jealousies and the infirmities of age begin to pull the group apart.

Release Year: 2012  Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color 

Alps

Yorgos Lanthimos's follow-up to his Academy Award nominee (and cult sensation) DOGTOOTH is another darkly comic, absurdist vision of (in)human relationships, focusing on a mysterious underground organization that helps mourners get over their losses by impersonating the deceased.

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 93 mins  Color: Color 

The American Film Theatre Series

Kino Lorber Repertory presents new DCPs of the complete American Film Theatre series, comprising 14 films! With many films now transplanted to the Broadway stage and vice versa, it is easy to forget how remarkable a project The American Film Theatre was at its conception; utilizing the great artists of our time, this relevant series not only offered theatre to those who did not have access to stage productions, but appealed to lovers of both art forms. A unique time capsule that captures some of the finest performers of the 20th century.

Titles include:

Three Sisters
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Lost in the Stars
Galileo
A Delicate Balance
Butley
The Homecoming
The Iceman Cometh
In Celebration
Luther
The Maids
The Man in the Glass Booth
Rhinoceros
Philadelphia, Here I Come!

These titles are available as a package or individually.

American Grindhouse

AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE explores the history of exploitation films. From the early “Nudie Cuties” to the Blaxploitation boom in the 70s,AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE boasts interviews with film critics Herschell Gordon Lewis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, John Landis, Fred Williamson, Kim Morgan and many more, and features over 200 clips.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 82 mins  Color: Color 

American Yogi

This delightful autobiographical documentary follows a nice Jewish boy turned hippie who travels to India after reading Ram Dass’s iconic book Be Here Now, a trip which altersthe trajectory of his life.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 79 mins  Color: Color 

Anamorphosis

Release Year: 1991  Running Time: 15 mins  Color: Color 

Anatahan

NEW RESTORATION!  Inspired by an actual event during WWII, Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan, tells the story of a dozen Japanese sailors who are stranded on the remote island of Anatahan during the waning days of the war. The war ends, unbeknownst to the men, and they engage in their own private war for dominance of their island domain and possession of the sole woman in their midst, Keiko (Akemi Negishi), the so-called "Queen Bee" of Anatahan.

 

Release Year: 1953  Running Time: 91 mins  Color: B&W 

The Angelic Conversation

Release Year: 1985  Running Time: 78 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

The Anonymous People

The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 88 mins  Color: Color 

Ape

Newly Re-mastered in 3-D and HD! A freighter peacefully glides the still waters of a soft Pacific night; their cargo: a recently captured 36-foot ape. A giant fist comes up through the deck sending the sailors sprawling and in a matter of seconds, the A*P*E (Attacking Primate monster) is loose!

Release Year: 1976  Running Time: 87 mins  Color: Color 

Applause

Critically acclaimed alcoholic actress Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen) has gone through turmoil, resulting in a divorce and the loss of custody of her two boys.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

Apple Tree Yard

A stunning psychological thriller about a respected female scientist (Emily Watson) and the single irrational act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Based on the bestselling novel by Louise Doughty, APPLE

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 239 mins  Color: Color 

Aquarius

Acclaimed Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonc?a Filho continues examines the alienating effects of urban over-development in Recife, Brazil.

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 146 mins  Color: Color 

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 126 mins  Color: Color 

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 131 mins  Color: Color 

Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 126 mins  Color: Color 

Archangel

Release Year: 1990  Running Time: 83 mins  Color: B&W 

Archipelago

A quietly devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis. Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in Africa. His mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and his sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) decide to gather the family together, on a remote island, as a farewell trip to say goodbye to Edward. When Edward's father is delayed, the unspoken forces of absence and loss bring the family's buried anger and repressed tension to the surface.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 114 mins  Color: Color 

Are We Still Married? (Stille Nacht II)

Release Year: 1991  Running Time: 3 mins  Color: B&W 

Armadillo

Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. An intimate, visually stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare that provoked a national debate over government policy and the rules of engagement.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 100 mins  Color: Color 

Army of Crime

In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers — Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Spaniards and Armenians — in an assassination plot against the German occupiers and their French allies.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 138 mins  Color: Color 

As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear, creativity, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, and the courage to pursue their desires.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 102 mins  Color: Color 

As Tears Go By

WKW's impressive first feature ably converts the director's now celebrated visual style into an incendiary "Heroic Bloodshed" street opera a la John Woo.

Release Year: 1988  Running Time: 102 mins  Color: Color 

Ashik Kerib

This shimmering spectacle resembles a medieval manuscript brought to life in its tale of a wandering minstrel in search of his lost love. Armenia. 1988. 78 mins. Color. Russian w/ English subtitles.

Release Year: 1988  Running Time: 78 mins  Color: Color 

Asphalt

Joe May's Sensual Drama of Life in the Berlin Underworld.

Release Year: 1929  Running Time: 93 mins  Color: B&W 

Asylum

A truly unique documentary that examines the controversial ideas of psychiatrist and philosopher R. D. Laing. ASYLUM is both an exploration of Laing's alternative theories on schizophrenia and an invaluable record of the day-to-day lives of some forgotten members of society.

Release Year: 1972  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 180 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Ayurveda: The Art of Being

This visually lush documentary travels 10,000 miles throught India, Greece, and the U.S. to accompany practitioners of AYURVEDA - probably the oldest continually practiced holistic healthcare system in the world.

Release Year: 2001  Running Time: 102 mins  Color: Color 

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