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Films & DVDs Released in 2022
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Fall 2022 Releases
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  • Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side) - An aspiring corrido composer faces two life-changing choices: traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States.

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    All Water Has a Perfect Memory - A poignant experimental documentary that explores the effects of tragedy and remembrance on a bi-cultural family.

  • Black Box - A taut, suspenseful thriller about a black-box analyst with an extraordinarily acute ear, who is investigating a deadly plane crash.

  • El General - The filmmaker reflects on her grandfather, who was a revolutionary general and then president of Mexico.

  • My Imaginary Country - October 2019, an unexpected revolution, a social explosion. The event Patricio Guzmán had been waiting for since his student struggles in 1973 finally materialized.

  • The Student and Mr. Henri - An old man lets a student live in his apartment for free in exchange for ruining his son's marriage.

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    Users - A mother wonders, will my children love their perfect machines more than they love me, their imperfect mother? A cinematic meditation on technology and parenthood.

Restored French films

  • La Dénonciation - A film producer is roped into a murder investigation, which starts to intersect with a long-hidden crime from his time as a Resistance fighter during WWII.

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    Fric-Frac - An oblivious jeweler’s assistant with love on his mind falls in with petty criminals, without knowing their trade, until they decide to rob his employer.

  • A Game for Six Lovers - In a lavish country villa, a will reading is the occasion for three couples’ romantic and sexual pursuits and deceptions.

  • Julietta - A champagne-fizzy comedy of errors, in which a whimsical teen hides out in a sprawling country manor, to the chagrin of its bedeviled owner.

  • Lady Chatterley's Lover - Veteran director Marc Allegret’s philosophical and restrained adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s sexually explosive novel, the first time it was ever brought to film.

  • The Scheming Women - The owner of a theater is accused of murder, revealing a web of plots, betrayals and alliances within the theater’s cast and crew.

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    School for Love - At a Viennese conservatory, a seductive singing teacher seduces his students, with both dramatic and near-tragic results. Stars Brigitte Bardot.

Spring 2022 Releases
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  • Alain Resnais: Five Short Films - Five newly restored early short film masterpieces from the legendary filmmaker.

  • AntisemitismFilm Still - Director Ilan Ziv traces the origins of today's antisemitism in France from the Middle Ages to the infamous Dreyfus Affair.

  • Artists & Love - This documentary series tells the story of intimate and tumultuous love stories in the context of art history.

  • Blue Island - This creative documentary shows real-life characters recreating protest movements from Hong Kong's modern history.

  • Close Relations - Russian citizen and Soviet-born Ukrainian native Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore country’s society after the Maidan revolution.

  • A History of the European Working ClassFilm Still - The working class has played an essential part of European countries’ history – through revolutions, wars and social progress. This series reminds us of what our societies owe to the workers’ movements.

  • Inside the Red Brick Wall - Hong Kong freedom fighters who had taken refuge at the Polytechnic University realize that they are trapped by the police.

  • Josep - In an internment camp filled with Spanish republicans fleeing Franco's regime, a French guard befriends Josep Bartoli, the famed illustrator who fought in Spain's civil war.

  • Kentridge and Dumas in Conversation - The two South African artists speak frankly about their work, their studio practice, their inspirations, and the challenges of success.

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    The Last Tycoons (Series) - This 8-part documentary series highlights the men and women, who from 1945 to 1980, produced landmark French films that influenced cinema for generations to come.

  • Les Enfants Terribles - In Turkey, Mahmut and Zeynep are siblings who clash with their parents while pushing back against the familial expectations to marry young.

  • Monobloc - The monobloc plastic chair is the best-selling piece of furniture that ever existed, known on every continent, across all national borders and social boundaries. MONOBLOC tells the story of how this unsightly plastic chair took the world by storm.

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    A New Old Play - One evening in the 1980s, Qiu Fu, a leading clown-role actor in 20th-century Sichuan opera, is killed in an accident and must reluctantly set off for the Ghost City.

  • On the French Riviera with Man Ray and Picasso - More than a surrealist travel diary, this film tells the story of the friendship between a group of painters, photographers and poets who are passionate about art.
  • Rocio - Woven from footage collected over a quarter of a century, ROCIO is the story of a mother’s love and the American Dream.
  • Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind - Chronicles Ruth Stone's heroic life story as a poet, mother, and teacher, leaving no question as to why she became both a Vermont and national treasure.
  • Sankara's Orphan - In 1986, 600 orphans and rural children from Burkina-Faso were sent to Cuba with the mission of learning a trade so they could come back and develop their country, which was undergoing a revolution. But after the assassination in 1987 of the country's president and the end of the Cold War, how were they to return?

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    Searching for Gerda Taro - Celebrates the life and work of Taro — a charismatic Jewish refugee from Germany, an anti-fascist, and a trailblazing photographer whose work would be forgotten for decades.

  • State of Terrorism - The war that was launched in the name of defense of our democracies might have become its biggest threat.

  • Summers with Picasso - Two beautiful and intimate films that look at Pablo Picasso, his life, loves and art.

  • Taking Back the Legislature - This day went down in history as the day Hong Kong pro-democracy fighters stormed the legislative council and in the assembly hall delivered the Hong Kong Protest Manifesto for the first time.

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    Tokyo Shaking - Alexandra, a French bank employee based in Tokyo, experiences the 2011 Fukushima disaster and needs to decide between putting her job or her family first.

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