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Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Tom of Finland is one of the major icons of the gay world. His provocative erotic drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity, attitude and self-understanding. This ground-breaking work combines interviews with Tom (prior to his death in 1992) and his leather men acolytes with hundreds of his original drawings and steamy fantasy scenes inspired by his work.

Release Year: 1992  Running Time: 55 mins  Color: Color 


Newly Mastered in HD! Screen legend John Wayne (Red River, The Searchers) stars as John Devlin, a gambler who, with his new wife, moves to North Dakota hoping to cash in on the land boom created by increasing railroad expansion.

Release Year: 1945  Running Time: 82 mins  Color: B&W 

The Daughter

Adapted from The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, a man returns to his hometown and unearths a long-buried family secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color  

David Holzman's Diary

This landmark 1967 faux-documentary finds recently dumped David Holzman (L. M. Kit Carson) unloading comic-neurotic monologues straight to the camera. Filmed like cinema verite, it’s a well-disguised fiction about the deceptions of cinematic illusionism and the lies we tell ourselves in order to live. New York Times Critics Pick.

Release Year: 1967  Running Time: 73 mins  Color: B&W 

Dawson City: Frozen Time

This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under the permafrost in a former Canadian Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 120 mins 

Days of Being Wild

In his first hypnotic backward glance at Hong Kong in 1960, Wong Kar-Wai follows its half dozen characters through their individual searches for intimacy. With Leslie Cheung (FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE) and Maggie Cheung (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE).

Release Year: 1991  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: Color 

The Death Kiss

Bela Lugosi stars as the head of a struggling studio, who tries to contain a scandal after an actor is killed during the making of a film. While the police investigate the deepening mysteries within the studio, a quick-witted screen- writer (DavidManners) decides to solve the crime himself, in order to clear the picture's leading lady (AdrienneAmes) from suspicion.

Release Year: 1932  Running Time: 71 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

The Death of Mr.Lazarescu

After suffering terrible headaches and stomach cramps that he can no longer bare, Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) calls for an ambulance, beginning one mans poignant journey through Bucharest hospitals in search of proper medical care. His lone ally, medic Mioara (Luminta Gheorghiu), admirably fights for his life with compassion and decency. However, cursed with viciously ironic luck and fumes of alcohol on his breath, Mr. Lazarescu is treated with scorn, indifference and little else as he slips deeper into oblivion.

Release Year: 2005  Running Time: 153 mins  Color: Color 

The Decent One

Newly discovered papers reveal the human side of one of history's most merciless killers: Nazi "Final Solution" architect Heinrich Himmler.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color 

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE traces Jay's achievements and influences, from his apprenticeship at age 4 with his grandfather, to such now-forgotten legends as Al Flosso, Slydini, Cardini and his primary mentors, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller.

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

Defining Hope

The ground-breaking new documentary feature film DEFINING HOPE from director Carolyn Jones (THE AMERICAN NURSE) follows eight patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them to make critical choices along the way as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 78 mins  Color: Color 

A Delicate Balance

An invasion of friends and family pushes the repressed problems of a complacent marriage to the fore in this exceptional adapatation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Release Year: 1973  Running Time: 132 mins  Color: Color 


Triggered by a series of earthquakes on the West Coast of the United States, a massive tidal wave circles the globe and-in a prolonged and spectacular special effects sequence-wipes out New York City. Sidney Blackmer stars as a man who, separated from his family, must begin to rebuild civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. 

Release Year: 1933  Running Time: 70 mins  Color: Black and White 


One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of “deconstruction” Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. In the spirit of Derrida’s work, acclaimed filmmakers Kirby Dick (Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist) and Amy Ziering Kofman have created an innovative and entertaining portrait by questioning the very concept of biography itself. Featuring a mesmerizing score by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor), Derrida is a playful and provocative glimpse at a visionary thinker as he ruminates on everything from Seinfeld to the sex lives of ancient philosophers.

Release Year: 2002  Running Time: 85 mins  Color: Color 


When big-hearted but dimwitted Portuguese soccer hunk Diamantino (Carloto Cotta, Tabu) blows it in the World Cup finals, he goes from superstar to laughing stock overnight. Searching for a new purpose, he sets out on a cosmic odyssey involving cigarette-smoking evil twins, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and giant Pekingese puppies.

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


Walden, Jonas Mekas' first completed diary film, is an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde arts scene of the 1960s, featuring many of Mekas'friends of that period, including Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Velvet Underground.

Release Year: 1969  Running Time: 177 mins  Color: Color 

Diary of a Lost Girl

Diary of a Lost Girl represents the second and final work of one of the cinema's most compelling collaborations: G. W. Pabst and Louise Brooks. Diary confirmed Pabst's artistry as one of the great directors of the silent period and established Brooks as an "actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history." (Kevin Brownlow, The Parade's Gone By)

Release Year: 1929  Running Time: 112 mins  Color: B&W 


In this riveting adaptation of the stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters, hoping to prevent the destruction of Paris, France in 1944.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 85 mins  Color: Color 

Directed By Andrei Tarkovsky

An insightful glimpse of Tarkovsky at work during the filmmaking of The Sacrifice. Sweden. 1988. 101 min. Color. Russian w/English Subtitles.

Release Year: 1988  Running Time: 101 mins  Color: Color 

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

Dirty Diaries is a collection of twelve short pornographic films created by a group of feminist filmmakers in Sweden. The series of shorts is intended as a feminist response to traditional pornography -- porn films made by women to explore and celebrate, rather than exploit, female sexuality.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 105 mins  Color: Color 

The Disappearance of My Mother

An iconic fashion model who was a muse to Warhol and Dali and a radical feminist and teacher, Benedetta Barzini is fed up with all the roles life has imposed on her and wants nothing more than to disappear. But her filmmaker son wants to keep her close for as long as possible – or, at least, as long as his camera keeps running.

Release Year: 2019  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color 

Diva Dolorosa

In this mesmerizing collage of silent Italian melodrama, found-footage filmmaker Peter Delpeut (Lyrical Nitrate) affectionately captures the spirit of the World War One-era cinema diva. In all-but-lost gems such as La donna nuda(1914), and Tigre reale (1916), superstars such as Lyda Borelli and Pina Menichelli portrayed heroines teetering dangerously between defiant indulgence in sexual passion and hysterical remorse at their own cruelties. Delpeut’s inventive celebration of Black Romanticism is both striking and heartbreaking in its composition—a beautifully woven narrative of tempted fate and self-torment, elegantly guided by Loek Dikker’s original score. Zeitgeist Films is proud to present Delpeut’s stunningly experimental work in all its heaving bosomed, luridly tinted glory.

Release Year: 1999  Running Time: 70 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 


Release Year: 2003  Running Time: 77 mins  Color: Color 

The Divine Order

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.

Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color 

Dog Day (Canicule)

In director Yves Boisset's take on the Jean Vautrin novel, a fugitive on the run from the law and carrying several million dollars hides out in the house of a farm family. The tables turn when the family turns out to be even more criminally oriented than he is, and begins to terrorize him instead of the other way around. In one of his last film appearances, Lee Marvin portrays a gunman on the lam with girlfriend Tina Louise. 

Release Year: 1984  Running Time: 101 mins  Color: Color 


Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, propelling Yorgos Lanthimos to the forefront of contemporary cinema's most ambitious young filmmakers.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color 

Don't Call Me Son

Tall, dark, androgynously handsome, Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string, while having sex with both boys and girls. The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him (and his “sister”) at birth. Thanks to the wonders of DNA, he’s returned to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back -- at least until he shows up in a zebra-print mini dress

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 82 mins  Color: Color 

Dormant Beauty

Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER) and Toni Servillo (THE GREAT BEAUTY,) star in Italian master Bellocchio's compelling ensemble drama in which characters in three interrelated storylines struggle with the moral impasses and compromises of modern life. Based on a real-life right-to-euthanasia case.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 115 mins  Color: Color 

Double Take

Johan Grimonprez's ingenious documentary/ fiction hybrid - a meditation on identity, filmmaking, power and paranoia - looks at Alfred Hitchcock's 50s-60s films against the climate of Cold War anxiety. Using a meticulous array of archive footage and a story by novelist Tom McCarthy, Grimonprez traces the global rise of fear as a commodity, examining modern history through the lens of mass media.

Release Year: 2009  Running Time: 79 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Down Down the Deep River

Down Down The Deep River marks the directorial debut of Will Sheff, lead singer and songwriter for Okkervil River. Shot in Sheff’s hometown over one year with local non-actors, the dreamy, dialogue-free short film is a story of childhood, imagination, alienation, and loss. 

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 42 mins  Color: Color 

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

Release Year: 2002  Running Time: 75 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

Dramolet (Stille Nacht I)

Release Year: 1988  Running Time: 2 mins  Color: B&W 

The Draughtsman's Contract

Release Year: 1982  Running Time: 108 mins  Color: Color 

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters.

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


Plantation boss and slave owner Hammond Maxwell (Warren Oates) purchases Drum (Ken Norton, Mandingo) and Blaise (Yaphet Kotto) from bordello hostess Marianna (Isela Vega). Marianna is actually Drum's mother, although her lesbian lover Rachel (Paula Kelly) actually raised the boy. Thrown into the package to Hammond is Drum's girlfriend Regine (Pam Grier), who was purchased to satisfy the carnal urges of Mr. Hammond. 

Release Year: 1976  Running Time: 110 mins  Color: Color 

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