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


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 

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 


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 

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 


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 

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 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 


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 

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 amazingly sympathetic portrait of an ordinary salesman whom circumstances force into the arms of two women; an upper-crust lady and a tough-talking waitress. . U.S. 1953. 80 mins. B&W.

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 the Kid

Jennifer Venditti's award-winning documentary is a provocative coming-of-age story—an odyssey into the soul of an American teenager. Following fifteen-year-old Billy as he bicycles through the quiet streets of small town Maine, we watch him traverse the frustrating gap between imagination and reality, grappling with isolation and first-time young love. By turns exhilarating and disturbing, we see the world from the intimate view of an expressive and seemingly fearless outsider.Jennifer Venditti's award-winning documentary is a provocative coming-of-age story—an odyssey into the soul of an American teenager. Following fifteen-year-old Billy as he bicycles through the quiet streets of small town Maine, we watch him traverse the frustrating gap between imagination and reality, grappling with isolation and first-time young love. By turns exhilarating and disturbing, we see the world from the intimate view of an expressive and seemingly fearless outsider.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 85 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 

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 (Special Edition)

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 

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 

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 

Boesman & Lena

The acclaimed final film of blacklist survivor John Berry (Claudine) showcases Danny Glover and Angela Bassett in stellar performances as a South African couple whose relationship has changed dramatically under the oppression of Apartheid. Based on the play by Athol Fugard, and filmed in South Africa.

Release Year: 2000  Running Time: 84 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 


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 


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 

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 


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 

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 


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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