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Gathering Clouds

Gathering Clouds

Romania 1985

DIR Alexandru Tatos

The film follows the last moments in the life of a World War II soldier as he reviews his entire life, filled with guilt, betrayal, shattered hopes and dreams and endless frustration. It was released during Tatos’s most artistically prolific period in the world of Romanian Cinema.

Dear Pillow

Dear Pillow

United States 2004

DIR Bryan Poyser

17-year-old Wes is stuck living with his divorced father in a boring apartment complex. Eager for his first sexual encounter and starved for companionship, Wes reluctantly forms a friendship with neighbor Dusty after he discovers that the older man writes for an adult magazine called Dear Pillow.

Obsession

Obsession

Italy 1954

DIR Jean Delannoy

Of the approximately fifteen Cornell Woolrich movies made in France, Germany, Argentina, Japan, and even Russia, Obsession, adapted from two ’40s stories, “If the Dead Could Talk” and “Silent as the Grave,” is one that seemed a likely candidate for U.S. release.

The Swindle

The Swindle

Switzerland 1997

DIR Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol’s 50th film is a comic thriller about a male and female duo who ply a trade of petty swindles, working business conventions. A really big coup is planned, which involves the couple travelling with their intended victim to the Caribbean.

The Blood of Others

The Blood of Others

United States 1984

DIR Claude Chabrol

In the German-occupied Paris, Hélène (Jodie Foster) is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her affection.

Masques

Masques

France 1987

DIR Claude Chabrol

Roland Wolf (Robin Renucci) poses as a reporter to interview a popular television personality (Philippe Noiret) he believes is responsible for the disappearance of his sister.

Rejoice and Shout

Rejoice and Shout

United States 2009

DIR Don McGlynn

Rejoice and Shout traces the 200-year history of gospel music through a meticulous combination of archival footage, rare recordings and interviews with the biggest names in the field.

Way of Nature

Way of Nature

Sweden 2008

DIR Nina Hedenius

Sit back and let the daily grind and digital blur of our modern predicament wash away before this mostly wordless meditation on the seasonal ebb and flow of life on a remote Swedish farm.

Hollow City

Hollow City

Portugal 2004

DIR Maria João Ganga

The story of an Angolan orphan and the characters he meets on the run in a country wracked by a 30-year war.

Black

Black

France 2009

DIR Pierre Laffargue

A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is recovering from a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.

The Locusts

The Locusts

United States 1997

DIR John Patrick Kelly

A young drifter unexpectedly wanders into a maelstrom of bizarre sex and shameful secrets.

Silvester Countdown

A young Berlin couple travel to a friend’s place for the celebration of Silvester and New Year’s Eve. During that period, we witness today’s juvenile sub-culture, especially the ways of keeping a partnership – or breaking it up in between.

Adieu Gary

Adieu Gary

France 2009

DIR Nassim Amaouche

When their factory is closed down, some irreducible people stay to live in the factory city where they’ve been spending all their lives. Some of them also keep going to work, to repair the machinery.

Chotard et Cie

Chotard et Cie

France 1933

DIR Jean Renoir

Apparently made by Renoir for the money, nevertheless this lively adaptation of a boulevard farce definitely has the director’s signature.

Burden

Burden

United States 2009

DIR Michael David Lynch

Ordered to evacuate Earth on the eve of an Alien invasion, a lone “Hero” named Calik must decide between his sworn duty to flee, or defy his instructions, and battle the imminent threat and attempt to save our world.

The Highway Sings

The Highway Sings

Czechoslovakia 1937

DIR Alexander Hammid & Elmar Klos

From the film atelier of the Czech shoe and tire factory Bat’a, a “singing tire” makes a journey from its manufacture to its final destination on an automobile.

Margin for Error

Margin for Error

United States 1943

DIR Otto Preminger

The film stars Milton Berle as Moe Finkelstein, a Jewish Brooklyn policeman assigned to guard Nazi consul Karl Bauner (Preminger) in pre-World War II New York.

Nearest to Heaven

One evening, a woman meets a man she used to know when they were students: he was in love with her but she loved someone else.

Suchkind 312

Suchkind 312

West Germany 1955

DIR Gustav Machatý

Story of a widow who loses her little girl during the flight from the Eastern zone after the war. She later remarries without telling her second husband of the past. A picture of her child in a newspaper plunges her into mental conflict.

Deadly Weapons

Deadly Weapons

United States 1974

DIR Doris Wishman

Crystal’s boyfriend Larry is killed by gangsters and she is driven to revenge. She tracks down the murderers and does them in by beating and smothering them with her enormous breasts.