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Sweaty Betty

Zachary Reed, Joseph Frank Amerika Syarikat, 2014

In a row house near Washington D.C., two stories of big dreams take place. Floyd and his family have raised a 1000 lbs. pig, determined to turn her into the Redskins’ mascot. A few blocks away, Rico and Scooby, two teenage single fathers and best friends, are scheming up a way to sell their new dog.

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story

Susan Warms Dryfoos Amerika Syarikat, 1996

Salah seorang karikatur yang paling diiktiraf dan diminati, Al Hirschfeld melihat subjeknya yang banyak—yang selalunya dari dunia hiburan terutamanya Broadway dan Hollywood—dengan penuh kasih sayang dan mengusik. Ia satu penerokaan penuh hormat terhadap satu kerjaya hebat yang panjang.

Giuseppe Makes a Movie

Adam Rifkin Amerika Syarikat, 2014

A wildly surreal, outrageously funny and strangely touching documentary about a truly Outsider Artist, Giuseppe Andrews, who has made 30 feature films starring the seriously impaired residents of his trailer park.

Counting

Jem Cohen Amerika Syarikat, 2015

A personal, essayistic documentary in 15 chapters. The director composes images, sound and music with remarkable intensity, combining them into a hypnotic foray through the metropolises of our world: New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Porto and a city intended to remain unknown.

Junun

Paul Thomas Anderson Amerika Syarikat, 2015

Featuring Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur, and amazing Indian artists, Paul Thomas Anderson’s one-of-a-kind documentary is an intimate, eclectic, multi-cultural, multi-musical journey. Prepare to be uplifted.

The Event

Sergei Loznitsa Belanda, 2015

In August 1991 a failed coup d’état led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. In Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny.

From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses

Rüdiger Suchsland Jerman, 2014

Using a montage of footage from the highest quality restorations, the film illustrates Siegfried Kracauer’s 1947 thesis that the rise of Nazism is anticipated in many themes found throughout Weimar cinema, while situating Kracauer in the philosophy and histories of the time.

9 Muses of Star Empire

Lee Harkjoon Korea Selatan, 2012

Wartawan TV Lee Harkjoon yang terkenal dengan litupan kisah pelarian politik dari Korea Utara kini mendapat akses ke dalam industri K-pop menerusi agensi Star Empire dan dia menghabiskan masa setahun meneliti proses pemilihan, latihan dan pelancaran kumpulan muzik perempuan yang baru iaitu 9 Muses.

The Second Game

Corneliu Porumboiu Romania, 2014

A deceptively simple set-up: the director and his father watch a 1988 football match which the father refereed, their commentary accompanying the original television images in real time.

Come Worry with Us!

Helene Klodawsky Canada, 2013

Violinist Jessica Moss and singer/guitarist Efrim Menuck are struggling to balance parenthood with making music in their internationally acclaimed Montreal-based band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra.

The Parrot and the Swan

Alejo Moguillansky Argentina, 2013

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Moguillansky’s next feature after Castro (between which he edited a film by the great Matías Piñeiro), continues the director’s surprises, wittiness, and cheerfully off-kilter filmmaking approach willing to take risks and make jokes. Dance, love, a film within a film—this one knows few boundaries.

Skinningrove

Michael Almereyda Amerika Syarikat, 2012

A photographer shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the ‘fiercely independent’ residents of a remote English fishing village.

Balnearios

Mariano Llinás Argentina, 2002

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If Argentina’s festival presence is so prominent, it’s largely due to El Pampero, a group of rebellious, innovative filmmakers that have redefined low-budget cinema. This gem, full of irony and humor, inaugurates their work.

An Investigation on the Night that Won’t Forget

Lav Diaz Filipina, 2012

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One of the essential qualities of Lav Diaz is how he turns cinema into a testimony, one against exploitation, marginalization, and entrenched power. Perhaps none of his films is closer to personal testament than this address in remembrance of the murder of two important figures in the film industry.

Tarr Béla, I Used to Be a Filmmaker

Jean-Marc Lamoure Perancis, 2013

An illuminating and extremely rare documentary profile of one of the great filmmakers of our time, Bela Tarr. Filmed during the production of The Turin Horse, his final film, it features clips, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with longtime collaborators.

Storm Children, Book One

Lav Diaz Filipina, 2014

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Lav Diaz’s majestically patient storytelling invests his infrequent documentaries with unusual concentration and power. The historical and psychic devastation of his epic dramas here becomes bracingly physical when focused on the detritus and poignant survival of children after Typhoon Yolanda.

Sun Song

Joel Wanek Amerika Syarikat, 2013

A poetic journey from the darkness of dawn into the brightness of the midday sun in the American South. Filmed over the course of six months on one bus route in Durham, North Carolina, Sun Song is a celebration of light and a meditation on leaving.

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: async AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

Stephen Nomura Schible Amerika Syarikat, 2018

As a special treat after our release of Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is this sensorial immersion into a rare concert experience. Watch the great composer perform the debut of his latest musical masterpiece, with accompanying video imagery by Shiro Takatani and experimental filmmaker Takashi Makino.

The Border Fence

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Austria, 2018

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Set amid a sunny Alpine landscape, this gripping nonfiction work from Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Homo Sapiens) reveals the roots of the refugee policy debate. Interviewing local citizens, The Border Fence explores modern Europe, living locally, and the near future of the current migration crisis.

The Grand Bizarre

Jodie Mack Amerika Syarikat, 2018

Dari penyumbang biasa MUBI Jodie Mack, munculnya satu pasukan pengembara, yang mengembara dunia demi satu dokumentari tekstil dalam bentuk animasi abstrak (dan muzik!) 16mm. Ia satu pengalaman tentang penciptaan dan pengedaran fabrik, semenarik warna fabrik dan reka bentuknya yang tulen.

Walking on Water

Andrey Paounov Amerika Syarikat, 2018

The brilliant mind and elaborate process of the great environmental artist Christo is captured in all of its spectacle in this documentary portrait. The stalwart plight of the artist, equally absurd, euphoric, and dangerous, is perfectly captured amidst Christo’s epic effort to rethink a landscape.

The Creeping Garden

Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp United Kingdom, 2014

The scientific anomaly of slime mold is at the center of this doc which continually spirals outwards, encompassing the topics of art, the universe, and even cinema history. Whether you’re interested in the mystery organism or not, there’s much to discover in this unexpected, philosophical journey.

Strange Says the Angel

Shalimar Preuss Perancis, 2017

Seven-year-old Nina cannot be her aunt’s daughter. Nor can she be her father’s lover. In this world threatened by contamination, what then is Nina’s place?

Down in Shadowland

Tom DiCillo Amerika Syarikat, 2014

Although better know for his witty comedies, Tom Dicillo’s latest film is a carefully constructed, atmospheric documentary, both voyeuristic and poetic at the same time. If you always wished to be invisible so you could people-watch at will, this film was made for you!

The Great Wall

Tadhg O'Sullivan Ireland, 2015

The Great Wall moves across fortified landscapes, pausing with those whose lives are framed by borders. Moving inward toward the seat of power, the film holds the European project up to a dazzling cinematic light, refracted through Kafka’s mysterious text; ultimately questioning the nature of power.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Stephen Nomura Schible Amerika Syarikat, 2017

Stephen Nomura Schible’s wonderful feature debut is a revelatory exploration of Ryuichi Sakamoto, his work, environmentalism, and the incredible album async. This lovely and graceful exploration offers a rare glimpse into the artistic process of the renowned musician.

Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride

Amy Nicholson Amerika Syarikat, 2012

A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ZIPPER chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator, Eddie Miranda, proudly operates a carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s gritty amusement district.

Homo sapiens

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Austria, 2016

Niklaus Geyrhalter’s extraordinary Homo Sapiens is a film of perplexing intensity. Halfway between documentary and science fiction (isn’t everything these days?), it portrays the state of the world after humanity’s collapse as you’ve never seen it before.

Around the World When You Were My Age

Aya Koretzky Portugal, 2018

Meskipun dipisah zaman, negara dan memori berbeza, ayah dan anak bertemu dalam dokumentari menarik oleh Aya Koretzky bertemakan penjelajahan dunia ayahnya yang berbangsa Jepun sekitar zaman 70an. Pengarah melihat perkembangan hidup ayahnya dan kami melihat perkembangan dunia dari perspektif pemuda.

Transnistra

Anna Eborn Sweden, 2019

Shot on handheld 16mm, the remnants of the Soviet Union loom in the background of this candid look at the unfettered virtues of youth. Rendered through the generous participation of its subjects, the film tracks the end of adolescence through its intimate lens and gorgeous soundtrack.

Searching Eva

Pia Hellenthal Jerman, 2019

Eva shares everything about her nomadic life online. Staging her private life on Tumblr and Instagram, she reinvents herself again and again: sex worker, model, feminist, queer writer?

Nofinofy

Michaël Andrianaly Madagascar, 2019

In Madagascar, after the municipality tears down his hair salon, Roméo has to leave Tamatave’s high street for the city’s popular districts. He moves into a small shabby shed where he dreams of building a proper salon.

Among Wolves

Shawn Convey Bosnia dan Herzegovina, 2016

In this delicate documentary from Bosnia, survivors of the war sort through the pieces of their collective trauma by answering their sense of neglect with a quest to protect a herd of wild horses. Among Wolves indelibly expresses the healing connection between human and beast amid the ashes of war.

This Is Not a Movie

Chang Yung Canada, 2019

From acclaimed director Yung Chang comes this vital profile of the celebrated war reporter Robert Fisk. Following Fisk on his tours, Chang keenly observes the changing media landscape through the eyes of a veteran reporter, who was himself inspired by watching Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent.

VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media

Kenneth Powell, Thomas Edward Seymour Amerika Syarikat, 2015

Produced by iconic American production company Troma, this documentary is focused on the demise of physical media, an integral part of genre cinema. An incisive investigation into a monumental shift for both the industry and medium, the film features many icons from a vital era of independent film.

The Burning Hell

Ron Ormond Amerika Syarikat, 1974

Never intended for general exhibition, this evangelical outreach film was made to depict, in the most vivid cinematic terms, where non-believers and sinners shall go lest they be saved. Based on the sermons of a Southern Baptist preacher and directed by notorious exploitation filmmaker Ron Ormond.

Il Solengo

Alessio Rigo de Righi, Matteo Zoppis Itali, 2015

A group of elders gathers in a hunting lodge and recalls the life of Mario “de’ Marcella”, a man who lived in a cave over 60 years of his life. Why he chose to live a solitary existence is unknown. Perhaps it had something to do with a mysterious and tragic event of his childhood.

General Report II: The New Abduction of Europe

Pere Portabella Sepanyol, 2016

Today in Spain, neoliberalist capitalism has laid waste to the middle class, unemployment is skyrocketing, the Left is a factious mess that the Right plays with ease, trust in democracy is at a new low. Is it necessary to look for other forms of participatory processes?

Eldorado XXI

Salomé Lamas Perancis, 2016

Set in the highest settlement in the world, La Rinconada y Cerro Lunar (5500m), in the Peruvian Andes. Moved by the same interests as in the ancient times, people live and work in the most precarious of conditions. An illusion of gold and a better life leads men to self destruction.

Jean Genet: An Interview with Antoine Bourseiller

Antoine Bourseiller Perancis, 1981

“I don’t know why I shouldn’t talk about myself. I’m the person who knows the most about myself. Right?” So begins a fascinatingly frank conversation with the great French writer Jean Genet (aged 71 at the time), who talks at length about lovers, friends and his prison experiences.

Tower

Keith Maitland Amerika Syarikat, 2016

The events of the 1966 University of Texas shooting are captured in this documentary, which honors both the victims and survivors in its uniquely animated reconstruction. Distilling all of the tragedy of that day in its near totality, this is a devastating yet necessary reckoning with gun violence.

Fragment 53

Federico Lodoli, Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli Liberia, 2015

Comprising interviews with seven different men of varying rank about atrocities they committed (or ordered) during the Liberian Civil War, this frank and frequently disturbing documentary examines the nature of modern violence and an essentialist concept of warfare.

Memory Exercises

Paz Encina Paraguay, 2016

Melalui kenangan anak-anak Agustín Goiburú, Paz Encina cuba menjejak hidup Goiburú yang dibuang negeri dan kemudiannya hilang. Goiburú lantang mengkritik kerajaan diktator Paraguay. Dalam dokumentari ini, setiap babak menggambarkan kesunyian secara puitis tetapi juga menggambarkan kezaliman politik.

Bickels [Socialism]

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2016

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The second of Heinz Emigholz’s unique documentary film series “Streetscapes”—an intersection with the director’s famed architecture studies—is a provocative juxtaposition of buildings that were designed in Israel’s past for grand social and political goals and now shown in their present state.

Between Fences

Avi Mograbi Israel, 2016

How can a migrant tell his or her story? Documentarian Avi Mograbi has come together with theater director Chen Alon to collaborate with detainees in Israel not only to document their treatment but to work together using Theater of the Oppressed methods to dramatize their incredible experiences.

The Train to Moscow: A Journey to Utopia

Michele Manzolini, Federico Ferrone Itali, 2013

Sauro Ravaglia, an amateur filmmaker, barber & communist, dreams with his friends of a world of peace, brotherhood, & equality—of the Soviet Union. When they have the chance of attending the World Festival of Socialist Youth, they arm themselves with an 8mm camera to film their journey.

Damiana Kryygi

Alejandro Fernández Mouján Argentina, 2015

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This polemic on colonialism and its many victims honors the titular Damiana Kryygi, a young girl who suffered a tragic fate at the hands of settlers. A work at once apart from the New Argentine Cinema which precedes it while also sharing similar political ambitions.

Beuys

Andres Veiel Jerman, 2017

Whether you view him as an innovator, a hack, or are entirely unfamiliar, this multi-angled doc-portrait captures the beautiful chaos of the great modernist artist Joseph Beuys. This most divisive figure is unfurled with irresistible exactitude, salacious archival footage, and riveting interviews.

Dieste [Uruguay]

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2017

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A testament to Emigholz’s fascination with geometry, the fourth part of his Streetscapes comes in the shape of a triptych. The film elegantly connects three moments in time through architecture, channeling the notion of permanence across History, and the silent interaction of buildings with nature.

Streetscapes [Dialogue]

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2017

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The third entry in Emigholz’s Streetscapes series, and perhaps the one that solves the mystery of it all! Uncharacteristically structured around fictionalized therapy sessions, this is a playful and illuminating experiment shedding light onto the director’s entire architecture-focused body of work.

2+2=22 [The Alphabet]

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2017

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We bring you a new documentary series by Heinz Emigholz (from of our Architecture of Autobiography series), the brilliantly unclassifiable “Streetscapes,” pinpointing perspicacious intersections of art, urban landscape, politics, history and psychology. The first, focusing on music, rocks hard.

The Modern Jungle

Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak Amerika Syarikat, 2016

The Modern Jungle highlights the ethical complexities of nonfiction filmmaking. What is the relationship between ethnographer and subject? What is owed and what is transacted? A daring project of documentation and uneasy exchange that explores the relationship between indigenous and Western culture.

Further Beyond

Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor Ireland, 2016

A riveting, completely original anti-biopic from one of our favorite filmmaker duos, whose revisionist crime film, Helen is an ingenious gem. Molloy & Lawlor’s first foray into documentary explores identity and space while playfully dissecting the very nature of cinematic language. And it’s funny!

The Pretty Ones

Melisa Liebenthal Argentina, 2016

Winner of the Bright Future Award at Rotterdam, director Melisa Liebenthal places herself at the center of this candid essay film. Interviewing childhood friends about their shared coming-of-age experiences, The Pretty Ones interrogates the construction of femininity and its relationship to images.

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Bill Morrison Amerika Syarikat, 2016

A history lesson had never been so mesmerizing! This wondrous work of cinematic excavation by Bill Morrison is an archival odyssey into the abyss of capitalism. The documentary is an exquisite ode to the materiality of celluloid and a political and poetic act of resistance in the digital age.

Walden

Jonas Mekas Amerika Syarikat, 1969

Lithuanian filmmaker-critic Jonas Mekas is one of the godfathers of American avant-garde cinema, and a great pioneer of first-person moviemaking. His art was inextricable from his life, and in fact woven from it, as showcased by this tremendous classic of diary filmmaking.

Noise

Olivier Assayas Perancis, 2006

A rarity in Assayas’ filmography, Noise finds the director, whose cinema has always been vividly linked to the ecstasies of pop music, turn his lens upon a hypnotic concert. Performances from Sonic Youth, Metric, Jeanne Balibar, and more align to compose a testament to the beauty of dissonance.

Marwencol

Jeff Malmberg Amerika Syarikat, 2010

After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in “Marwencol”, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

The Mouth of the Wolf

Pietro Marcello Itali, 2009

A breakthrough work of docu-fiction, Pietro Marcello’s The Mouth of the Wolf expertly balances various timelines with archival research to explore the relationship between two wayward souls trying to find themselves. A collage of visual memories, hauntingly suspended between dreams and and reality.

Jane B. par Agnès V.

Agnès Varda Perancis, 1988

Kerjasama sinematik antara dua orang wanita yang paling terkenal di dunia filem: pengarah New Wave Perancis, Agnès Varda dan penyanyi dan pelakon Inggeris, Jane Birkin. Mereka saling bertemu dalam filem menakjubkan ini dan saling memberi inspirasi baru, termasuklah inspirasi kepada para penonton.

Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections

Jonas Mekas Amerika Syarikat, 1990

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A career-spanning chronicle of one of Jonas Mekas’ contemporaries: the American artist Andy Warhol. In diaries between 1962 and 1982, Mekas captures his everyday life, celebrity, and friends, among them: The Velvet Underground, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Three Cheers for the Whale

Mario Ruspoli, Chris Marker Perancis, 1972

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Three Cheers for the Whale chronicles the history of mankind’s relationship with the largest and most majestic of marine mammals, and graphically exposes their slaughter by the fishing industry.

Lost, Lost, Lost

Jonas Mekas Amerika Syarikat, 1976

Filem berbentuk jurnal arahan Jonas Mekas ini luar biasa kerana ianya sangat subjektif, peribadi, berwawasan jauh dan juga merangsang fikiran. Pengarah memerihalkan harapan dan nostalgia yang dirasai komuniti pendatang Lithuania yang bersusah payah mencari nafkah di Brooklyn pada pertengahan abad.

Los Angeles Plays Itself

Thom Andersen Amerika Syarikat, 2003

Both a moving homage to his adopted hometown and an insightful work of film criticism, essayist and professor Thom Andersen has made a wide-ranging epic that explores how the City of Angels has been used in TV and cinema in the 20th century. Featuring clips from more than 200 LA-set films!

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

Walter Ruttmann Jerman, 1927

With a storytelling style influenced by Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Walter Ruttman’s ruminative film (a.k.a. “Symphony of a Metropolis”) provides a unique view of Berlin, capturing an erstwhile era and a specifically meaningful moment in time, just before the beginning of World War II.

Kino Eye

Dziga Vertov Kesatuan Soviet, 1924

A cinematographic poem in which Dziga Vertov lays the foundation of his Kino-Eye principles, the film shows the incredible force of his theories, but also the beauty and energy of a society fresh from revolution, ready to face the challenges of a difficult future.

General Report

Pere Portabella Sepanyol, 1977

Shot in the months after the death of Franco, Informe general is a “documentary” shot with the techniques of a fiction film—exploring the limits of film representations. The speakers are concerned with one question: How do you go from a dictatorship to a democracy?

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling

James Rasin Amerika Syarikat, 2010

Recapturing the excitement of a long lost New York City, Beautiful Darling tells the story of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, a star in the constellation that was Andy Warhol’s Factory.

The Order of Myths

Margaret Brown Amerika Syarikat, 2008

Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, Alabama, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city’s two Mardi Gras carnivals to explore this hallowed tradition—and the forces that keep it organized along color lines.

Hoop Dreams

Steve James Amerika Syarikat, 1994

Not just a landmark documentary, but a true American epic, Hoop Dreams caused a sensation on its release in 1994, and today ranks as one of the greatest works of non-fiction cinema ever made. One of the most acclaimed films to ever play Sundance.

The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Esfir Shub Kesatuan Soviet, 1927

Dokumentari Esfir Shub ini ialah hasil seni dari era Soviet yang sangat jarang ditemui dan menggambarkan segala-galanya yang menakjubkan tentang zaman itu: kolaj dari arkib yang menunjukkan sejarah negara, kritikan politik dan masyarakat, pendedahan, keraian. Rakaman dan susunan yang bersemangat!

Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno

Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea Perancis, 2009

By a cinematic twist of fate, a famous film archivist got stuck in an elevator with the widow of the acclaimed French director Henri-Georges Clouzot. They began to talk about Clouzot’s final, unfinished film, and the result was Inferno: part documentary, part drama, a true work of cinephilia.

Two Horses of Genghis Khan

Byambasuren Davaa Jerman, 2009

Gracefully fusing documentary with fiction filmmaking, The Two Horses of Genghis Khan tracks a vocalist named Urna and her cathartic reconnection with the wealth of beauty contained in her homeland of Mongolia’s culture, society, and landscape in the shadow of the cultural revolution. Essential.

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

Thom Andersen Amerika Syarikat, 1975

From Los Angeles Plays Itself director (and renowned teacher) Thom Andersen comes this biographical essay film on the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Andersen literally re-animates Muybridge’s trailblazing experiments in motion studies while confronting his anguished personal life.

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

Jonas Mekas Amerika Syarikat, 1972

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Jonas Mekas’ second diary film lovingly records a return to his native Lithuania after 27 years of absence. The émigré avant-garde pioneer negotiates the trauma of being a “displaced person” by weaving together bittersweet memories, and moments of beauty and loss: finding a home in cinema forever.

Land of Madness

Luc Moullet Perancis, 2009

Though a fabulous Cahiers du cinéma critic and French New Wave director, Luc Moullet is tragically unrecognized in the U.S. Discover his deadpan humor, sly political angle, cleverly calculated amateurism, love of Southern France, and droll personal presence in his playful Cannes-selected doc.

Special Flight

Fernand Melgar Switzerland, 2011

An intimate and emotionally charged portrait of undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers in affluent Switzerland. From documentarian Fernard Melgar ( The Fortress), winner of the Filmmakers of the Present Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival.

Two Years at Sea

Ben Rivers United Kingdom, 2011

This gorgeous, transfixing documentary from U.K. artist Ben Rivers is the tranquil yet fascinating study of a life of unique solitude. Using 16mm black-and-white film, Rivers captures the slow, palpable rhythms of isolation from the modern world, and a life attuned to the smallest details of nature.

The Last Time I Saw Macao

João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues Portugal, 2012

Two directors embark on a journey of discovery to Macao, a multicultural labyrinth-city. The Oriental childhood memories of one–fictionalized recollections of a vivid reality–enter into dialogue with the other’s memories taken from films, book or paintings–vivid memories of a fictionalized reality.

Cousin Jules

Dominique Benicheti Perancis, 1972

An ode to rural France and the simple joys of life, this glorious masterpiece captures the daily routine and rituals of Jules, a blacksmith, living with his wife, Felice, on a small farm in the French countryside.

The Square

Jehane Noujaim Egypt, 2013

Winning the Audience Award at Sundance 2013 was just the start for this hot-button documentary, which went on to universal critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination. Its eyes clear and its finger firmly on the pulse, The Square is a passionate, invaluable look at our rapidly changing time.

F*ck for Forest

Michał Marczak Poland, 2012

Berlin’s Fuck for Forest is on the world’s most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the internet.

Fogo

Yulene Olaizola Mexico, 2012

The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island, offshore of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. In spite of a condemned future, there are some residents who decide to remain, holding on to their memories and grieving for the past.

Tectonics

Peter Bo Rappmund Amerika Syarikat, 2012

Landscape documentarian Peter Bo Rappmund followed the path of water in his first film and here traces the U.S.-Mexico border. In an era where rhetoric overwhelms the (meta-) physical aspects of the border, Rappmund surveys a national divide with acute precision.

The Reconstruction

Avi Mograbi Israel, 1994

Follows the police investigation and juridical process step by step. The heart of the film is the original videotaped reconstructions of the murder performed by the defendants in which they admit their guilt.

Twist

Ron Mann Canada, 1992

It was the dance that changed a generation. You moved your hips, you gyrated, you let your partner go and swivel like crazy. In a fast-paced mix of interviews and rare archival footage, this documentary brings back all the lewd fun of the twist.

Goff in the Desert

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2003

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As part of “Architecture as Autobiography,” we go on an American road trip with director Heinz Emigholz to find unexpectedly shaped, beautifully lit buildings—many of which are individual houses—designed by Bruce Goff. A constantly surprising series of discoveries embedded in the landscape.

Psychohydrography

Peter Bo Rappmund Amerika Syarikat, 2010

Described by Thom Andersen as an “electronic Rothko,” American landscape documentarian Peter Bo Rappmund has a unique process of “animating” thousands of digital images with neighbouring sounds, which captures the essence of America’s distinct geography.

Maillart's Bridges

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2000

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From his “Architecture as Autobiography” series, Heinz Emigholz travels through Switzerland to discover the play of weight, structure, and composition that makes the concrete bridge constructions designed in the first half of the 20th century by Robert Maillart so unique.

Atlantiques

Mati Diop Perancis, 2009

Niece of the Senegalese auteur Djibril Diop Mambéty (Touki Bouki), luminous actress Mati Diop (35 Shots of Rum) has blossomed into a beautiful director. This, her atmospheric, dreamlike debut short film, is rich with suppressed histories and emotions.

Crossing the Line

Pietro Marcello Itali, 2007

A breakthrough for Italian auteur Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden), this timeless travelogue hauntingly uncovers the dreams and hurdles of the working class while being occasionally disrupted by the turbulence of the outside world. Winner of the Pasinetti Doc Award at the Venice Film Festival.

The Fortress

Fernand Melgar Switzerland, 2008

Chronicling undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers who must justify their presence in affluent Switzerland, this is a stirring and compassionate documentary rendered in stunning cinematography. Winner of the Filmmakers of the Present Golden Leopard at Locarno Festival.

Sullivan's Banks

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2000

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From preeminent documentarian Heinz Emigholz’s marvelously contemplative “Architecture as Autobiography” series, exploring some of the 20th century’s most important architects by using the camera to reveal the buildings that define their art.

D'Annunzio's Cave

Heinz Emigholz Jerman, 2005

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The first half of our Heinz Emigholz series concludes with the most unusual and—yes!—horrifying of his revelatory architectural films. It explores with morbid fascination the baroque house of the titular Italian poet, one so grotesque with ornamentation you might find it in Orson Welles’ nightmares.

Red Hollywood

Noël Burch, Thom Andersen Amerika Syarikat, 1996

Thom Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) alongside Noël Burch turn their exacting gaze onto the turbulent period of McCarthyism and its crusade against some of Hollywood’s finest artisans. An essential reckoning with American motion picture history and cinema’s capacity as a political art.

Klitschko

Sebastian Dehnhardt Jerman, 2011

Through an engaging mix of candid interviews and absorbing fight footage, Klitschko offers a captivating glimpse into the makings of two world renowned Ukrainian boxing brothers.

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