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BLADE RUNNER, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by science fiction master Philip K. Dick, is a haunting look at reality, memory and mortality set against the dystopian future of Los Angeles, 2019.
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Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school.
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This astonishing wordless collage of a film, created by director Godfrey Reggio, cinematographer Ron Fricke, and composer Philip Glass, shuttles viewers from one jaw-dropping vision to the next, looking at our world from a truly unique angle.
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As two ageing writers become increasingly inebriated over the course of one night, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
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This year's Oscar-nominated animated short films include stories about a sheriff facing his past, a girl with magical eyes, a father and daughter criss-crossing the country in their hatchback, and a Canadian ex-pat in need of a liver transplant in China.
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This is the first of two programs of the 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts. Included are films about a favorite violin, an intensive care unit in Oakland, and the Greek Coast Guard's struggle to save the lives of immigrants.
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This is the second of two programs of the 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts. These shorts tell two different stories centered around the ongoing crisis in Syria.
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This year's Oscar-nominated live action short films hail from France, Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, and Spain.
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Nadia, a happily-married mother of two, has a hidden past that unexpectedly comes to light. Presented with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.
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Lucian Msamati (LUTHER, GAME OF THRONES) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
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A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
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Poet, playwright, teacher, mentor, activist, warrior. All these roles describe Sonia Sanchez. This film examines Sanchez’s contribution to the world of poetry, her singular place in the Black Arts Movement and her leadership role in African American culture over the last half century. With Sonia Sanchez in person!
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After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous.
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A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.
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For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by legendary Academy Award-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s homage to classical ballet in Études, and Alexei Ratmansky’s colorful folklore-inspired Russian Seasons.
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Parts 1 and 2 of Krzysztof Kieślowski's newly remastered DEKALOG, a ten-part masterwork originally made for Polish television.
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Parts 3 and 4 of Krzysztof Kieślowski's newly remastered DEKALOG, a ten-part masterwork originally made for Polish television.
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Parts 5 and 6 of Krzysztof Kieślowski's newly remastered DEKALOG, a ten-part masterwork originally made for Polish television.
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Parts 7 and 8 of Krzysztof Kieślowski's newly remastered DEKALOG, a ten-part masterwork originally made for Polish television.
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Parts 9 and 10 of Krzysztof Kieślowski's newly remastered DEKALOG, a ten-part masterwork originally made for Polish television.
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A heroic family is double-crossed on the battle field and only two brothers survive the slaughter. While one brother goes on the run, the other escapes to a Shaolin temple, where his bloodlust and thirst for vengeance puts him at odds with the monks.
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Recruited by an intelligence agency, outstanding martial arts student Bruce Lee participates in a brutal karate tournament hosted by the evil Han. Along with champions Roper and Williams, Lee uncovers Han's white slavery and drug trafficking ring located on a secret island fortress.
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Stage Russia HD opens its inaugural season with its live filmed production of the Vakhtangov Theatre's magical EUGENE ONEGIN, a newly reimagined version of the Alexander Pushkin poem created and directed by renowned director Rimas Tuminas.
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This animated sci-fi film from 1973 remains a psychedelic counterculture classic and a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence.
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Unable to pay back the $20,000 he owes the mob, small-time hustler Link instead gives up the identity of an undercover cop who happens to be dating his sister, Foxy Brown (Pam Grier). When gangsters later kill the cop, Foxy is quick to make the connection and swears vengeance.
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Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.
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The Points North Institute and Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) are proud to present GLIMPSES, a selection of shorts from the Camden International Film Festival.
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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS, all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment.
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Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove directs a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, with Ruth Wilson in the title role.
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Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…
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The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in THE HOLY MOUNTAIN is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth.
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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, a personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. 
Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who lives by himself and who’s never owned a computer. But after a heart attack, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity.
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Antoine, a middle-aged musician, is hired as the caretaker of an apartment building in Paris. He soon develops a friendship with Mathilde (Catherine Deneuve), a recently-retired resident.
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. A new film from Pedro Almodóvar.
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Steven Spielberg adapts Michael Crichton's bestseller in which an unusual theme park is opened on a remote island. The catch: it's populated by real live dinosaurs brought to life by huge advances in biotechnology. 
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Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
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Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.
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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. A New York Times Critics' Pick!
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At age eight, Victoria spends a night in the home of a wealthy white family; years later, she encounters them again and her life is changed forever. Presented as part of the Tournées Film Festival in collaboration with Holyoke Community College.
Pablo Larraín (NO, JACKIE) weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the famous fugitive.
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A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details. The new film by acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch.
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Manchild Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) lives an idyllic life until someone nabs his most prized possession: a fire engine-red customized bicycle. He embarks on an epic cross-country search to find his lost love, unpacking a cross-section of American archetypes along the way. 
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Peter Dunning is the proud proprietor of Mile Hill Farm, which sits on 187 idyllic acres in Vermont. The land’s 38 harvests have seen the arrivals and departures of three wives and four children, leaving Peter with only animals and memories. Director Tony Stone in person!
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Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspense from Academy Award–winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION).
Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.
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On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…
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Everyone abuses and humiliates a downtrodden orphan (Jackie Chan) until he befriends an old man, who turns out to be the last master of the "snake fist" fighting style. Jackie becomes the old man's student and finds himself in battle with the master of the "eagle's claw" style, who has vowed to destroy the snake fist clan.
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Four exceptional astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship on a return road trip in the southwestern United States, recapturing youthful adventures and recounting each other's influences on the most exciting period in astronomy’s history.
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Martial arts master Terry Tsurugi (Sonny Chiba) may be an assassin-for-hire, but when he hears of a plot to kidnap Sarai (Doris Nakajima), the daughter of a dead billionaire, he offers her protection.
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration from Janus Films. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, TAMPOPO serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure.
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A lonely father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter by creating an alter-ego and acting as her CEO's life coach.
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A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
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David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series Twin Peaks concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose plastic-wrapped corpse, found floating in a river, was the fulcrum for the television series.
A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
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With this passion project, screenwriter-producer-director Martin Rosen brilliantly achieved what had been thought nearly impossible: a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.
The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.