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Baara

Release Year: 1978  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Color 

Babylon

Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar® winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi DriverBabylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more.
 
You've seen The Harder They Come, maybe you've seen Rockers, but you've never seen anything like Babylon.

 

Release Year: 1980  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

Back to Normandy

Filmmaker Nicolas Philibert (To Be and to Have, In the Land of the Deaf) travels to the Normandy countryside to catch up with the locals he helped cast in a movie three decades earlier - a starting point for a remarkably rich exploration of memory, history, madness, life and death, and, of course, the cinema.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 113 mins  Color: Color 

Bacurau

A small village in the Brazilian sertão town finds its sun-dappled day-to-day disturbed when its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) are targeted by a group of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier… who may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.

Release Year: 2019  Running Time: 131 mins  Color: Color 

Bacurau - Theatrical

A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead.

BACURAU (avec s.-t. fran├žais)

Dans les plaines désertiques du Nord brésilien, un village disparaît soudainement des cartes et des GPS. Non loin, un mystérieux massacre se produit. Puis, l’électricité est coupée et la nuit tombe. Il se pourrait que des extraterrestres rôdent aussi. Bientôt, prendre les armes n’est peut-être pas une si mauvaise option...

The Balcony

In an unnamed city, Madame Irma (Shelley Winters) runs a brothel where people explore role-playing and other sexual fantasies. When her police chief lover (Peter Falk) arrives, she learns that a violent revolution is brewing outside and many of the country's leaders have been killed in the uprising. Soon, the brothel's customers and employees are forced to take to the city streets in costume and impersonate the slain leaders in order to help restore sanity. NEW 4K RESTORATION.

Release Year: 1963  Running Time: 84 mins  Color: Black & White 

Ballets Russes

Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian refugees who never danced in Russia became not one but two rival dance troupes who fought the infamous “ballet battles” that consumed London society before World War II.

Release Year: 2005  Running Time: 118 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

The Banishment

A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city in Andrey Zvyagintsev's follow-up to The Return.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 150 mins  Color: Color 

Barbara

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Release Year: 2012  Running Time: 105 mins  Color: Color 

Barking Water

A uniquely delicate and moving road movie, Barking Water uses the ruggedly beautiful backdrop of rural Oklahoma to tell the story of a proud Native American attempting to reconnect with his estranged family.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 78 mins  Color: Color 

Baron Blood

An American professor (Antonio Cantafora) travels to the estate of his ancestor, the sadistic Baron Otto von Kleist, seeking the truth beneath his notorious reputation. When he and his assistant Eva (Elke Sommer) read aloud an ancient incantation, the Baron's spirit is resurrected, leading to a series of violent deaths within the haunted castle.

Release Year: 1972  Running Time: 98 mins  Color: Color 

Battleship Potemkin

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Yet each successive generation has seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN subjected to censorship and recutting, its unforgettable power diluted in unauthorized public domain editions from dubious sources. Until now.

Release Year: 1925  Running Time: 69 mins  Color: B&W 

A Bay of Blood

One of the most influential horror films of all time, Mario Bava's A BAY OF BLOOD (1971, aka Twitch of the Death Nerve) is the spurting artery from which all future slasher films would flow.

When crippled Countess Federica is murdered at her isolated mansion, a gruesome battle ensues to secure the rights to her valuable property around the bay. Everyone, from illegitimate children to shady real estate agents, stakes a claim, only to be killed in increasingly bizarre ways, from simple shootings to impalement by fishing spear. The makeup effects are by Carlo Rambaldi, who would later earn Oscars for his work in Alien (1979) and E.T. (1982).

Initially scorned upon its original release because of its graphic violence, A BAY OF BLOOD eventually became a trendsetter, the model slasher film that Friday the 13th would emulate nearly a decade later.

Release Year: 1971  Running Time: 84 mins  Color: Color 

Beanpole

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world when a shocking accident brings them closer… and also seals their fates.

Release Year: 2019  Running Time: 137 mins  Color: Color 

Beaufort

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, BEAUFORT chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's tense, painful withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic bunker inside a 12th century Crusader fortress near the Lebanese border, marking the end of nearly two decades of controversial occupation.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 126 mins  Color: Color 

Becky Sharp

In the years just preceding Waterloo, best friends Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley  graduate from Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for Girls. The wealthy Amelia invites the penniless Becky into the bosom of her family home while the manipulative Becky plots her climb up the social ladder. 

Release Year: 1935  Running Time: 84 mins  Color: Color 

Before The Nickelodeon

Noted film historian Charles Musser co-wrote and directed this definitive tribute to Edwin S. Porter, the mechanic and cameraman for Thomas Edison, now recognized as a major contributor to the evolution of film structure. From the time of The Great Train Robbery in 1903 until Griffith started at Biograph (1908), Porter held center stage in early US cinema. Narrated by Blanche Sweet, the documentary features eighteen complete films including Life of an American Fireman, Jack and the Beanstalk and more. U.S. 1982. B/W & Color. 60 min.

Release Year: 1982  Running Time: 60 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Beggars of Life

An American silent film classic, Beggars of Life stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive.

Release Year: 1928  Running Time: 81 mins  Color: Black & White 

Behind the White Glasses

Behind the White Glasses offers a deep dive into the ground breaking life and career of Lina Wertmuller, the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for her masterpiece Seven Beauties.

The documentary spans decades, from the unpublished pictures taken in Cinecitta, when she was Federico Fellini’s assistant director on 8 1⁄2, to the places where her most famous films were set, revealing the artistic and human universe of a woman who, with her unfailing irony and taste for the grotesque, has left her mark in all the fields of entertainment in which she worked: cinema, drama, television, music. The journey is accompanied by many exclusive interviews with the artists who witnessed her intense and constantly evolving career.  Among them: Giancarlo Giannini, Marina Cicogna, Sophia Loren, Harvey Keitel, Nastassja Kinski, and film critic John Simon. The film features a long series of unreleased videos, images and songs written by Lina Wertmüller. Behind the White Glasses is a personal poetic portrait by Valerio Ruiz, her longtime assistant director and very close collaborator.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 104 mins 

Being in the World

Being in the World takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and cooking, in a celebration of human beings, and our ability to find meaning in life through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 81 mins  Color: Color 

Beloved Rogue

A rich historical romance starring John Barrymore as poet Frances Villon who battles against nasty King Louis the XI in 17th Century France. Coming to DVD July 7, 2009

Release Year: 1927  Running Time: 98 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

Bethlehem

Bethlehem tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant. Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas, giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 99 mins  Color: Color 

Beuys

Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, this one-of-a-kind chronicle of visionary artist Joseph Beuys is an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.

Release Year: 2018  Running Time: 107 mins  Color: Color 

Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting

Release Year: 2019  Running Time: 93 mins 

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations of the 1960's and 70's to profoundly embrace life and 'follow your own weird.'

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 82 mins  Color: Color 

The Bigamist

Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida Lupino star in this sympathetic portrait of an ordinary salesman whom circumstances force into the arms of two women; an upper-crust lady and a tough-talking waitress.

Release Year: 1953  Running Time: 80 mins  Color: B&W 

Bikes vs Cars

The conflict of philosophy and machinery is only the beginning in this surprisingly deep and entertaining documentary about daily transportation.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Color 

Bill Cunningham New York

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 84 mins  Color: Color 

Billy Wilder Speaks

Billy Wilder Speaks is a lively lesson in filmmaking, from one of its undisputed masters.

Release Year: 2006  Running Time: 71 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Bird of Paradise

From legendary Oscar®-winning director King Vidor (The Crowd, Duel in the Sun) comes an exotic tale of romance set in gorgeous Polynesia. With Joel McCrea at his most dashing and Delores del Rio at her alluring height, BIRD OF PARADISE is a movie of wild eroticism and thrilling adventure, and not to be missed.

Release Year: 1932  Running Time: 82 mins  Color: B&W 

The Birth of a Nation

Almost a century after its release, THE BIRH OF A NATION remains one of the most controversial films ever made... a landmark achievement that continues to fascinate and enrage audiences.

Release Year: 1915  Running Time: 192 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

The Bitch

Film and television icon Joan Collins (TV’s Dynasty, The Stud) reprises her role as the beautiful Fontaine, a high-living, pleasure-seeking divorcee who meets her match in the first class cabin on a flight to London.

Release Year: 1979  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: Color 

Bitter Moon

A mild-mannered man (Hugh Grant) attempts to rekindle the sexual fire in his marriage while on a cruise, but he develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic’s wife.

Release Year: 1992  Running Time: 139 mins  Color: Color 

Black Gravel

An American military base is established in rural West Germany in 1960 in a small village with 250 inhabitants. Six thousand soldiers now live in the region, and although no one really likes them, everyone does business with them. Protagonist Robert Neidhardt benefits from the construction of a military airport with the black trading of gravel. In doing so, Neidhardt's unscrupulousness drives him to the extreme. Stylistically based on American noirs and B-movies, Black Gravel examines the effects of the American occupation on the residents of a Kaff in the western German province.

This new restoration has been completed in 4K by the Murnau Stiftung and features Kautner's director's cut, which was censored for political reasons and remained unseen since the film's 1961 premiere.

Release Year: 1961  Color: B&W 

Black Sabbath (Italian Language Edition)

One of the great horror anthology films

Release Year: 1963  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

Black Sunday

In an absolutely mesmerizing performance, BLACK SUNDAY stars Barbara Steele as Asa Vajda, a beautiful woman tortured and executed as a witch — but not before pronouncing a curse upon those who have condemned her, a curse that is fulfilled some 200 years later.

Release Year: 1960  Running Time: 87 mins  Color: B&W 

Blind Husbands

Blind Husbands made Erich von Stroheim an immediate sensation, exposing the complex layers of repression, jealousy, and lust that lie beneath the surface of an American couple's marriage.

Release Year: 1919  Running Time: 93 mins  Color: B&W 

Blind Mountain

In his first film since the acclaimed Blind Shaft, director Li Yang turns from corruption of China's illegal mining to the even more horrifying illegal trade of prostitution.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 103 mins  Color: Color 

Blind Shaft

A devastating portrait of murderous grifters in the poor coal mining region of Northwest China

Release Year: 2003  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

Blood And Sand

Rudolph Valentino stars as a matador who falls into the clutches of a beautiful, insincere society woman. This version also includes a rare Valentino short.

Release Year: 1922  Running Time: 72 mins  Color: B&W 

The Blood Beast Terror

This classically told monster movie directed by Vernon Sewell is set in motion when mutilated bodies begin appearing in the English countryside, drained of blood. Horror icon Peter Cushing stars as Detective Inspector Quennell, brought in to investigate the deaths.

Release Year: 1968  Running Time: 87 mins  Color: Color 

The Bloody Brood

Two years before directing the 3-D cult favorite The Mask (1961), Julian Roffman made his feature directorial debut with this early canuxploitation film, The Bloody Brood (1959).

Release Year: 1959  Running Time: 72 mins  Color: B&W 

Bloody Mama

Ma Barker (Shelley Winters) and her four sons (Don Stroud, Robert De Niro, Clint Kimbrough, Alex Nicol) leave the poverty of the Ozarks for a life of sadism, incest, murder, kidnapping and violence... while being chased cross-country by the FBI.

Release Year: 1970  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Color 

The Blue Angel

The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability.

Release Year: 1930  Running Time: 106 mins  Color: B&W 

Bodies, Rest & Motion

Bridget Fonda, Tim Roth, Phoebe Cates, and Eric Stoltz star in this left-field Gen-X romantic dramedy that harkens back to the anti-establishment cinema of the previous generation…fittingly, Easy Rider’s Peter Fonda makes a cameo appearance.

Release Year: 1993  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

Boneshop of the Heart

This acclaimed and thought-provoking documentary provides a rare and illuminating exploration of the creative process through incisive portraits of five seminal figures from a significant chapter in contemporary American folk art. Variously described as outsiders, naive, or visionary, the artists profiled, all from the American South, produce remarkable creations that challenge distinctions between "fine" and "folk" art.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 53 mins  Color: B&W 

Boy Meets Girl

Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up and wanders the streets. That evening, Mireille, a girl from provincial France who has come up to Paris to make commercials, is left by her boyfriend. Alex witnesses this separation. These two tormented souls run into each other at a party....Boy Meets Girl

Release Year: 1984  Running Time: 100 mins  Color: B&W 

The Braddock Chronicles

Release Year: 1972  Running Time: 104 mins 

Brakhage

Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) was possibly the most important filmmaker of the avant-garde, and one of the greatest artists of our time. From 1952, at the age of nineteen, until his death, Brakhage created more than 400 films, ranging in length from several seconds to several hours, constantly and consistently redefining cinematic art.

Release Year: 1999  Running Time: 75 mins  Color: Color 

Breakheart Pass

At the height of the frontier era, a locomotive races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission. But one by one, the passengers are murdered! Their only hope is John Deakin (Charles Bronson), a mysterious prisoner-in-transit who must fight for his life, and the lives of everyone on the train.

Release Year: 1975  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

Breath of the Gods

Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known.

Release Year: 2012  Running Time: 105 mins  Color: Color 

Breathing

The acclaimed directorial debut from veteran Austrian actor Karl Markovics is an eloquent, affecting portrait of an incarcerated teenager attempting to win parole by working at a local morgue.

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

Brilliant Moon: Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Brilliant Moon chronicles the life of the writer, poet, and meditation master Khyentse Rinpoche, one of Tibet's most revered 20th-century Buddhist teachers. Spiritual guide to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Royal Family of Bhutan, his life and teachings were an inspiration to all who encountered him. Richard Gere and Lou Reed provide the narration for his dangerous journey out of China, the subsequent spread of his influence and the search for his reincarnation after his death.

Release Year: 2010  Running Time: 58 mins  Color: Color 

Britannia Hospital

A comedy satirzing British society by following the Queen's visit to a local hospital on the day of a mad scientist's inaugural experiment.

Release Year: 1982  Running Time: 111 mins  Color: Color 

Broken Blossoms

The heartbreaking story of a waterfront waif (Lillian Gish) from the Limehouse district of London who escapes the abuse of her father (Donald Crisp) through a doomed relationship with a Chinese immigrant (Richard Barthelmess).

Release Year: 1919  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

The Bubble 3D

In this terrifyingly eerie film by Arch Oboler a family is trapped inside of a dome surrounded by mindless drones and their only chance at survival is to escape. Now fully restored from the 35mm negatives by the 3-D Film Archive.

Release Year: 1966  Running Time: 91 mins  Color: Color 

Buffet Froid

When Alphonse Tram (Gerard Depardieu) discovers numerous individuals in his life suddenly murdered, he tries to report the crime to his neighbor, a police inspector (Bernard Blier). But he refuses to listen, and seems quite less than shocked.

Release Year: 1980  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: Color 

Bugs

With global food shortages on the horizon, forward-thinking chefs, environmentalists and food scientists are turning toward an unexpected source of protein: insects. Bugs is an artful and thoughtful new documentary that provides a perfect entry point to insect cuisine.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 74 mins  Color: Color 

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria closes his restaurant El Bulli and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, EL BULLI: COOKING IN PROGRESS is a tasty peek at some of the world's most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adria himself puts it, "the more bewilderment, the better!"

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 108 mins  Color: Color 

Buoyancy

This story of a 14-year-old Cambodian sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat is a passionate testimony against social injustice and a moving coming-of-age tale about a boy whose humanity is put to the test.

Release Year: 2019  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

The Bureau (Season One)

Based on real-life accounts by former French spies, The Bureau tells the story of a man torn between love and loyalty, in a world where a single lie can kill.

Release Year: 2016  Color: Color  

Burning Bush

Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa) returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history: the shocking act of a student of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts, who in protest of the Soviet occupation, set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square on the 16th of January 1969, and died four days later.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 243 mins  Color: Color 

Business of Amateurs

The NCAA is the face of college athletics, and it generates billions of dollars every year for the top universities in the United States. The Business of Amateurs is the first documentary that challenges the NCAA from the perspective of former student-athletes.

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: Color 

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-23)

As new generations discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era's most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat was a filmmaking genius who conceived and engineered some of the most breathtaking stunts and feats of visual trickery, while never losing sight of slapstick cinema's primary objective: laughter.

Release Year: 1917  Running Time: 738 mins  Color: B&W/Color Tinted 

Butley

Alan Bates turns his Tony-winning role into one of his greatest film performances as a lecturer who experiences a truly awful day.

Release Year: 1974  Running Time: 129 mins  Color: Color 

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