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Face

A serial killer is burning away the flesh of his victims with acid leaving only the bones behind. The police turn to Hyun-min, a former forensic sculptor adept in reconstructing faces by examining and interpreting skulls. With the victim's bones in his house, Hyun-min's daughter begins to experience disturbing visions. As he races against time to find the answers and save his daughter, the deadly truth behind these victims reveals a sinister conspiracy that threatens everyone involved.

Release Year: 2002  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

Fados

Fados completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Carlos Saura (Flamenco, 1995; Tango, 1998). Using Lisbon as a backdrop, he explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre (fado) and its haunting spirit of saudade (melancholy). Tracing its African and Brazilian origins up to the new wave of modern faudistas, he ingeniously deploys mirrors, back projections, lighting effects, and lush colors to frame each song, ranging from a campfire ringed by sinuous dancers to a balletic catfight between two jealous women to a thrilling desgarrada (musical duel) in a fado café. The result is a ravishing fusion of cinema, song, dance and instrumental numbers.

Release Year: 2007  Running Time: 92 mins  Color: Color 

The Fairy

Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color 

Faith Connections

In this documentary, filmmaker Pan Nalin travels to the Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage to a sacred river, and encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 122 mins  Color: Color 

A Faithful Man

Louis Garrel’s sophomore feature, in which he also stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp and Laetitia Casta, is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

Release Year: 2019  Running Time: 75 mins 

The Falls

Standing at a pivotal point in his filmography, poised between his earlier, witty shorts and the unique pleasures of his post-DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT oeuvre, THE FALLS is arguably the most significant film of Peter Greenaway’s prolific career. Shot as a pseudo-documentary, this magnum opus dazzlingly details 92 case histories of people who have been affected by the VUE (Violent Unknown Event)—a mysterious, apocalyptic phenomenon related to birds, flying, and bizarre invented languages.

Release Year: 1980  Running Time: 185 mins  Color: Color 

Family Viewing

Release Year: 1987  Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color 

Fanny

FANNY is the second part of Marcel Pagnol’s classic trilogy following the loves and losses of a Marseille port community. Actor and director Daniel Auteuil (The Well-Digger’s Daughter) has faithfully and beautifully recreated the grand emotions of this beloved text. Following the events in the first part, Marius, Fanny (Victoire Be?le?zy) is abandoned and pregnant, and fearful for the future of her unborn child. To secure the baby’s future, she agrees to marry the wealthy merchant Panisse (Jean-Pierre Daroussin), who guarantees a comfortable, if loveless, future. As she is adjusting to her new reality, Marius re-appears in her life like a phantom, and all the old, powerful emotions bubble up once again. FANNY is a supremely entertaining melodrama that won’t leave a dry eye in the house.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 102 mins  Color: Color 

Fantomas (Hunebelle)

Pierre Souvestre’s Fantômas was originally adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Louis Feuillade (Les vampires) in 1913. André Hunebelle (OSS 117: Mission for a Killer) introduced a revamped and modernized version of Fantômas to the 1960s OSS 117 and 007 audience.

Release Year: 1964  Running Time: 104 mins  Color: Color 

Fantomas Unleashed

In the second episode of the trilogy Fantômas kidnaps distinguished scientist professor Marchand with the aim to develop a super weapon that will enable him to menace the world. Fantômas is also planning to abduct a second scientist, professor Lefebvre. Journalist Fandor develops an ingenious scheme whereby he disguises himself as Lefebvre and attends a scientific conference in Rome, Italy to lure Fantômas into attempting to kidnap him.

Release Year: 1965  Running Time: 99 mins  Color: Color 

Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

In the third and final episode of the trilogy, Fantômas imposes a head tax on the rich, threatening to kill those who do not comply. Journalist Fandor and commissaire Juve are invited to Scotland by Lord McRashley (played by Jean-Roger Caussimon). Lord McRashley, one of Fantômas' potential victims, uses his castle as the headquarters to set up a trap for the menace called Fantômas.

Release Year: 1967  Running Time: 101 mins  Color: Color 

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuvenya's film is a cinematic journey about the Holocaust from a third generation perspective. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz were separated by the war and only through this documentary have their two families reunited.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color 

Fascination

The masterpiece of renowned French filmmaker Jean Rollin, FASCINATION follows a swaggering thief who hides out in a lavish chateau, holding the occupants at gunpoint. When night falls, he discovers that these two maids are in fact the gatekeepers to a ring of bloodthirsty women.

Release Year: 1979  Running Time: 81 mins  Color: Color 

Fatima

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 79 mins  Color: Color 

Faust (Restored Version)

Newly restored. Inspired by the German legend and by Goethe's classic tale, Murnau's Faust tells the story of an alchemist (played by Gosta Ekman) who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth ... in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific.

Release Year: 1926  Running Time: 106 mins  Color: B&W 

Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion. For all who wish to know more about an artist at the heart of African musical history, FELA KUTI: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON is an essential film.

Release Year: 1982  Running Time: 53 mins  Color: Color 

Ferdinando & Carolina

NEW DCP COMING SOON! In the dazzling court of 18th century Naples, against their wishes, young King Ferdinando will wed Carolina, the sweet 16 year-old daughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.

As the monarchies of Europe hold their breath, something unexpected happens. King Ferdinando and Carolina share one common interest--a rollicking, orgiastic celebration of the senses, and plunge with gusto into the silken bed sheets to uphold their regal duties. As the court continues on with magnificent splendor, the sovereigns continue to reign, oblivious to the revolutionary tides that are on the verge of tearing France apart and overtaking all of Europe.

Release Year: 1999  Running Time: 108 mins 

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

Capturing the excitement of Spiritual Activism that is catalyzing the planet, FIERCE LIGHT illuminates the connection between spirituality and social change. Luminaries such as Alice Walker, John Lewis and Noah Levine share how their faith is a catalyst for political action.

Release Year: 2008  Running Time: 95 mins  Color: Color 

Film About a Woman Who...

Yvonne Rainer’s landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.

Release Year: 1974  Running Time: 105 mins  Color: B&W 

Film Before Film

An amusing and encyclopedic look at the "pre-history' of cinema, including peep shows, magic lanterns, and early animation.

Release Year: 1986  Running Time: 83 mins  Color: Color 

Film Socialisme

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) triumphantly returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, "a remarkable and beautiful and challenging" (Glenn Kenny, MSN) essay on the state of Mediterranean life, culture and history.

Release Year: 2011  Running Time: 101 mins  Color: Color 

Films of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, The

Kino Lorber presents the complete oeuvre of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, one of the most important figures in the Cinema Novo movement that transformed Brazilian cinema in the 1960s and 70s. Andrade’s oeuvre has been overshadowed to some extent by the success of his 1969 masterpiece, MACUNAÍMA, but his career encompassed four additional features, as well as numerous short films and the hour-long documentary GARRINCHA: HERO OF THE JUNGLE (1963), all of which are remarkable accomplishments that would suffice to establish his place in the pantheon of Brazilian filmmakers.

Hailing from a culturally prominent family in Rio de Janeiro, Andrade grew up in close contact with some of the country’s greatest artists, writers, and scholars. Abandoning his university education to pursue filmmaking, he would soon find himself at the heart of the proliferation of formally and politically audacious filmmaking that comprised Cinema Novo. Like those of his fellow Cinema Novo-associated filmmakers, such as Glauber Rocha, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Leon Hirszman, Ruy Guerra, and many others, Andrade’s films combined a sophisticated, modernist formal approach with an uncompromisingly political, often outrageous, and uniquely Brazilian sensibility that makes his work every bit as vital today as it was in the 1960s and 70s.

Filmworker

After starring as Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, Leon Vitali gave up his acting career to toil in obscurity as Stanley Kubrick’s devoted aide-de-camp. This candid, often funny, and sometimes shocking documentary offers a singular perspective on a creative genius.

Release Year: 2018  Running Time: 93 mins  Color: Color 

The Finances of the Grand Duke (Restored Authorized Edition)

In Murnau's playful espionage thriller reminiscent of Ernst Lubitsch (who had recently left Germany for Hollywood), Harry Liedtke stars as a benevolent dictator who must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators.

Release Year: 1924  Running Time: 77 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

Finding Fela

Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance and how his impact transformed the life of many Nigerians and rights activists throughout the world.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 120 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Finye

Release Year: 1982  Running Time: 105 mins  Color: Color 

Fire at Sea

An Academy Award® nominee for Best Documentary Feature and the first nonfiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a remote Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for refugees into Europe. Award-winning filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully juxtaposes these realities, jolting the audience into a new understanding of what is happening in the region, the heavy toll of the migrant crisis, and the price of freedom.

Release Year: 2016  Running Time: 108 mins  Color: Color  

The First Power

Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) stars as a hotshot L.A. homicide detective caught in a harrowing game with a man who lives to kill - and cannot die - in this psychological thriller that transcends mortal terror!

Release Year: 1990  Running Time: 98 mins  Color: Color 

Five and the Skin

A man, Ivan, returns to Manila, seemingly aimless. At the whim of his wanderings and his encounters, the writer strolls through the fascinating megalopolis in search of his past and the meaning of his existence.

Release Year: 1982  Running Time: 95 mins 

Five Dolls for an August Moon

FIVE DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON is Mario Bava's deliriously mod spin on an Agatha Christie-style whodunit.

Bava was so closely associated with the horror genre that this twisting mystery was never released theatrically in the U.S., but it is deliciously entertaining all the same. A space age island retreat is visited by a group of friends and business associates, one of whom is a scientist who has invented a revolutionary chemical process, and is fending off various offers to buy it. Soon the vacationers start dying, and the survivors begin to wonder who has the most to gain from these murders most foul.

Anything but a drawing room mystery, Bava's erotic thriller is enlivened by its psychedelic set design, a hip score by Piero Umiliani, and a swinging performance by giallo goddess Edwige Fenech (All the Colors of the Dark).

Release Year: 1971  Running Time: 81 mins  Color: Color 

The Five Obstructions

Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12 minute feature film called The Perfect Human. In the year 2000, von Trier challenged Jorgen Leth to remake his film five times, each time with a new obstruction to force Leth to rethink the story and characters of the original film.

Release Year: 2004  Running Time: 90 mins  Color: Color 

The Flesh and Blood Show

Billed as "An Appalling Amalgam of Carnage and Carnality," Pete Walker's The Flesh and Blood Show is an homage to the blood-splattered, sex-smeared theatre known as the Grand Guignol. Still haunted by an especially tragic production of 'Othello', a seaside theatre reopens its doors as a groovy musical revue, only to have several of its performers fall victim to the deadly curse.

Release Year: 1972  Running Time: 96 mins  Color: Color 

A Fool There Was

The original "Vamp," Theda Bara stars as an exotic temptress who lures a once faithful man away from his wife. Only a handful of Bara's films survive today, but this is the drama for which she is best remembered. The film shocked audiences and brought something unexpected to the silent screen: an unrepentant woman with a voracious sexual appetite.

Release Year: 1915  Running Time: 67 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

Foolish Wives & The Man You Loved to Hate (Blu-Ray)

A bogus count and his two swindling “cousins” descend upon Monte Carlo (rebuilt in Universal’s back lot) and cause a rift in the marriage of an American couple. The result is a Grimm’s fairytale romance that is no less fascinating today than it was 80 years ago. Written & Directed by Erich von Stroheim. U.S. 1922 143 min. Color tinted. Restored by the American Film Institute.

Release Year: 1922  Running Time: 143 mins  Color: B&W 

For Men Only/School for Sex

Before becoming the director of some of British cinema's most gruesome horror films (such as Frightmare, Schizo, and The Flesh and Blood Show), Pete Walker was a pioneer of the distinctively British sexploitation genre known as “slap and tickle.”

Release Year: 1967  Running Time: 120 mins  Color: Color 

Forbidden Films

1,200 feature films were made in Germany’s Third Reich. According to experts, some 100 of these were blatant Nazi propaganda.

Release Year: 2014  Running Time: 94 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture

In the mid-1930s, when the Production Code tightened the leash on Hollywood’s Depression-era decadence, cagey entrepreneurs stepped in to fill the void, producing independent features on sub-Poverty Row budgets that fed audiences’ hunger for the illicit. While the Pre-Code films had demonstrated the art of nuance and the power of suggestion, exploitation films were ham-fisted exposés of a wide variety of hot-button issues, most frequently drug abuse and sex hygiene. By framing themselves as social problem films (almost always beginning with a lengthy title scroll stating their educational intent), exploitation films granted themselves a license to depict all the vices major studio films were forbidden to dramatize. Although vulgar by design and technically poor in execution, exploitation films occasionally surprise the viewer with moments of emotional poignance and a gleeful disregard for convention. In a period when independently-owned “Main Street” theaters were being choked out of business by the studio-owned theater chains, exploitation films provided a welcome injection of revenue, since these films could always be depended upon to attract a crowd, due to both the scandalous subject matter and the carnivalesque way in which they were promoted.

The Forbidden Room

From Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson. A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears. Cast includes Geraldine Chaplin and Charlotte Rampling.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 120 mins  Color: Color 

The Force

At a powderkeg moment in American policing, The Force goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, the rise of Black Lives Matter and an explosive scandal.

Release Year: 2017  Running Time: 93 mins  Color: Color 

The Forgotten Kingdom

Atang Mokoenya is an unemployed, aimless young man who spends his days idling in the slums of Johannesburg. When his father dies, Atang must give up his selfish ways and fulfill his father's humble last wishes: to be buried in the rural mountain kingdom of Lesotho, the country they left 15 years earlier in hopes of a better life.

Release Year: 2013  Running Time: 97 mins  Color: Color 

Four Faces West

An honest man turned outlaw and running for his life... A marshal with a conscience more just than the law... A gambler whose greatest risks are taken for a friend... A woman whose love for a fugitive knows no danger... These are the four unforgettable characters facing the challenge of their lives when their paths cross on an innocent outlaw's compelling flight to freedom.

Release Year: 1948  Running Time: 89 mins  Color: B&W 

Four Times That Night

Four Times That Night is a swinging sex comedy laced with dark undertones, and structured in the style of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. Mario Bava treats the kaleidoscopic story with his always-brilliant eye for color and composition, and the resulting film is perhaps the first bona fide arthouse nudie cutie picture.

Release Year: 1971  Running Time: 83 mins  Color: Color 

Framed

From the makers of the highly successful Walking Tall comes the ultimate story of revenge. Joe Don Baker (Charley Varrick) plays a gambler who is framed for a crime he did not commit. A corrupt legal system leads him into a plea bargain and four years behind bars. By the time he gets out of prison, he's determined to put together the pieces of his frame-up and dole out the justice he was denied to those responsible.

Release Year: 1975  Running Time: 106 mins  Color: Color 

Free Radicals (Barbara Albert)

A group of friends in a suburban Austrian town reexamine their lives after the unexpected death of a young woman who appeared to be leading a charmed life.

Release Year: 2003  Running Time: 120 mins  Color: Color 

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

This documentary provides a vivid introduction to one of the most important, yet perpetually marginalized, realms of filmmaking: Avant-garde cinema. In its exploration of this expansive domain, FREE RADICALS privileges rare interviews with filmmakers in the avant-garde tradition and includes several films in their entirety.

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

Friendly Persuasion

“Friendly Persuasion” examines the critical issues of Iranian cinema by framing several key questions and providing informed responses through commentary, scene analysis, and interviews with top Iranian filmmakers. The questions focus on international flowering, censorship codes, role of the government, representation of women, and a world-class children's film movement.

The filmmakers interviewed represent a diverse group of Iranian auteurs including new-wave visionaries Abbas Kiarostami, Dariush Mehrjui, Bahram Bayzai, and Masoud Kimiaie as well as the post-revolutionaries Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Jafar Panahi, Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Majid Majidi, and Tahmineh Milani. The film scholar Richard Pena provides an insightful commentary.

Release Year: 2000  Running Time: 99 mins  Color: Color and B&W 

Frightmare

Pete Walker's film FRIGHTMARE has achieved almost legendary status in British horror history due to its initial condemnation. Sheila Keith stars as a former patient of a mental institution, who has settled down in a remote farmhouse, where she tells fortunes in her spare time. But the kind, maternal exterior conceals a dreadful monster, which the asylum, it seems, was unable to cure.

Release Year: 1974  Running Time: 86 mins  Color: Color 

Fritz Lang's Destiny

A young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiance (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.

Release Year: 1921  Running Time: 98 mins  Color: Tinted B&W 

Fritz Lang: The Silent Films (12 Blu-ray Set)

The complete silent films of German cinema’s supreme stylist. A twelve-disc collection including
Metropolis (1927), Die Nibelungen (1924), Spies (1928), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Destiny (1921), The Spiders (1919), Woman in the Moon (1929), Four Around the Woman (1921), Harakiri (1919), The Wandering Shadow (1920), The Plague of Florence (1919). Loaded with special features.

Release Year: 1919  Running Time: 1 mins  Color: B&W/Color Tinted 

The Front Page

Raucous, irreverent, and remarkably funny, THE FRONT PAGE is a landmark in cinema history; a brilliantly orchestrated, high-speed satire that set the standard for the countless screwball comedies that followed in its wake.

Release Year: 1931  Running Time: 100 mins  Color: B&W 

The Frontier

Filmed in the California desert on Super 16mm, THE FRONTIER weaves elements of classic
noir, American western, and the hard-boiled paperbacks of the ’50s to create a timeless world
within which the film’s colorful characters roam.

Release Year: 2015  Running Time: 88 mins  Color: Color 

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