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Cinema DNA: Children of Vertigo - On-Demand Class

178 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. Expand and enrich your appreciation of the power that Hitchcock and Vertigo brought to the cinema through the examination of several great films that owe enormous debt to Vertigo and honor its continuing place in film culture.

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What The Femme: The Evolution of Ellen Ripley - On-Demand Class

2021 | 112 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. From gender-swapped survivor to mother warrior to alien-human hybrid, Ellen Ripley's unconventional feminist journey is reevaluated and reinvigorated through the lens of film programmer Anthony Hudson.

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Who Will Start Another Fire

USA | 2021 | 130 min. | Samira Saraya, Faye Ruiz, Lesley Steele, Emily Packer, Alex Westfall, Nicole Otero, Peier Tracy Shen, Jermaine Manigault, Nicole Amani Magabo Kiggundu, Olive Nwosu

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A collection of nine short films by emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities around the world, presented by the new distribution initiative Dedza Films.

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Super Frenchie

USA | 2020 | 77 min. | Chase Ogden

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This thrilling documentary delves into professional skier and BASE jumper Matthias Giraud’s personal and professional lives, where he juggles his passion for extreme sports with his duties as a devoted husband and father.

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Moby Doc

USA | 2021 | Rob Bralver

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A surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby, as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist.

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Cinema DNA: Parasite - On-Demand Class

127 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. Revel in the films that inspired the Oscar-winning Parasite--from Chaplin's City Lights to mid-century South Korean films to modern architecture and the many influential filmmakers in between. Taught by John Trafton.

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Don Guillermo: Del Toro and his Ibero-American Influences - On-Demand Class

99 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. Explore the Latin American and Spanish influences behind Guillermo del Toro's filmography, including films, paintings, and literature that he draws upon to fill his own art with magical realism.

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The Hunt for Dr. Lecter - On-Demand Class

117 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. Slice into the world of Hannibal Lecter beginning with his gothic literary origins, his basis in American crime journalism, and, ultimately, his brilliant portrayals in film and television. Taught by John Trafton.

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Germany | 2020 | 119 minutes | Caroline Link

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Nine-year-old Anna harnesses all the courage she can when her family flees Nazi Germany to live as refugees in unfamiliar territory. This tender historical family drama emphasizes the importance of upholding strength and love in the face of fear.

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Cinema DNA: Get Out and the Black Perspective - On-Demand Class

120 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. Instructor Nicole Pouchet explores the films that inspired Get Out and how they take form through this new lens of a Black American filmmaker.

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Reel Black: Afrofuturism - On-Demand Class

120 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. Take a deep dive into unapologetically blackity-black speculative film in this culture-, commentary-, and clip-filled class taught by Nicole Pouchet.

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There Is No Evil

Germany | 2020 | 150 minutes | Mohammad Rasoulof

Now Playing - Jun 24, 2021

Filmed in secret and banned in its home country, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning film is an anthology of four short stories, each focused on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita than anywhere else on Earth.

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Us Kids

USA | 2020 | 98 min. | Kim A. Snyder

Now Playing - Jun 24, 2021

The teenage survivors of Parkland, Florida catalyze a powerful, unprecedented youth movement that spreads with lightning speed across the country, as a generation of mobilized youth take back democracy in this powerful coming-of-age story.

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What The Femme: Costuming the Final Frontier - On-Demand Class

120 min.

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Virtual class now available on demand. The hosts of the Women at Warp podcast explore the good to the god-awful in costuming the women of Star Trek!

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Sweden | 2014 | 101 min. | Roy Andersson

Now Playing - Jun 24, 2021

Swedish master Roy Andersson’s 2014 masterpiece—an absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.

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About Endlessness

Sweden | 2019 | 76 minutes | Roy Andersson

Now Playing - Jun 24, 2021

Famed Swedish director Roy Andersson won Best Director at the Venice Film Festival for this series of uproarious and existential vignettes about the futility, vulnerability, and hilarity of life.

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Youssou N’Dour: Return to Gorée

Switzerland | Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

Opens June 18, 2021

A musical road movie, Return to Gorée follows Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's historical journey tracing the trail left by enslaved Africans and the jazz music they created.

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God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

Macedonia | 2019 | 100 minutes | Teona Strugar Mitevska

Opens June 25, 2021

Downtrodden and underappreciated, a woman in a small Macedonian town creates nationwide shock waves (with the help of a sensation-seeking TV reporter) when she upsets a local men-only religious tradition.

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Sun Children

Iran | 2020 | 99 min. | Majid Majidi

Opens June 25, 2021

Sun Children is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. Iran's official submission for the Academy Awards 2021 (Best International Film).

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Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

USA | 2020 | 86 minutes | Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Opens June 25, 2021

Featuring the voices of Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as the eponymous duo, this dual-portrait documentary from director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil) charts the friendship and professional rivalry between author Truman Capote and playwright Tennessee Williams.

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Charlatan

Czech Republic | 118 min. | Agnieszka Holland

Opens July 23, 2021

Based on the true story of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who dedicated his life to treating the sickusing medicinal plants. Throughout the war and turmoil of the 20th century he has to choosebetween his calling and his conscience.

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