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The Unusual Subjects

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Have you ever wondered about the diverse reaches (and implications) of dust? Wanted to know the history of a Coney Island roller coaster? What about what it’s like to work on a globe-trotting cargo trip? Or what it takes to compose some of the world’s most adventurous electronic music? Welcome to The Unusual Subjects, a new series of eclectic documentaries plunging into topics few venture to explore.

Fish Tail

Nuno Leonel, Joaquim Pinto Portugal, 2015

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Filmed in the Azores village of Rabo de Peixe (“fish tail”) this documentary about a young fisherman named Pedro is an anthropological study of an island community and a way of life that is quickly disappearing around the world.


Pere Portabella Espanha, 1970

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1 dia
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A film shot behind another! Everything is turned inside out behind the scenes of Jesús Franco’s 1972 mainstream horror film starring Christopher Lee, Count Dracula, as Spanish surrealist Pere Portabella turns on-set footage into an abbreviated, self-reflexive version of the Count’s story.

Unseen: The Lives of Looking

Dryden Goodwin Reino Unido, 2015

Em Breve
8 dias
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Artist Dryden Goodwin’s first feature-length essay film focuses on four individuals with extraordinary relationships to looking: an international eye surgeon, a NASA planetary explorer, a leading human rights lawyer and the artist/filmmaker himself.

In the Game

Maria Finitzo Estados Unidos, 2014

Em Breve
29 dias
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Through the stories of a Hispanic girls soccer team at Kelly High School in Chicago, In the Game illustrates the enormous challenges facing inner-city girls in their quest for higher education and, most importantly, success in life.

Fuck for Forest

Michał Marczak Polônia, 2012

expirou há 23 dias
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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.

Portrait of a Garden

Rosie Stapel Holanda, 2015

In a picturesque garden on a country estate, two old friends, an 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener, tend to the espaliers. Surrounded by vegetable patches, citrus trees, the orchard and lush grapevines, they talk about food, the weather, their craft and the changing world around them.

Zipper: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride

Amy Nicholson Estados Unidos, 2012

Next in our documentary series The Unusual Subjects, a Coney Island roller coaster! The Zipper takes on a symbolic role in this ground-level portrait of a changing neighborhood, as the iconic and once-glorious Brooklyn amusement park tries to finds its place in a gentrifying and changing New York.

15 Corners of the World

Zuzanna Solakiewicz Polônia, 2014

With archive and contemporary footage, this documentary profile of Eugeniusz Rudnik, a composer at the very beginnings of electronic music, is a unique synaesthetic attempt to allow its viewer to see its subject’s revolutionary sounds. Winner of the Critics’ Week Prize at the Locarno Festival.


Hartmut Bitomsky Alemanha, 2007

Ever wondered about the diverse facets of dust? Or the history of a Coney Island roller coaster? What about what it’s like to work on a global cargo trip? We’re starting The Unusual Subjects, a new doc series with surprising topics—beginning with a wry film essay on one of the tiniest of topics.

A vida é curta demais para filmes ruins

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