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Tue
15
Apr
2014
 
  • Documentary
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 82 mins.
Oscar-nominated documentary about the 40-year relationship between Japanese painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko. Ushio found fame in the 1960s after leaving his native land for New York, where the couple met and married. Noriko gave up her career and education to act as her husband's…
Tue
12
Jul
2005
 
  • Romantic drama
  • France
  • Colour
  • 137 mins.
Romantic drama based on Edmond Rostand's classic play, starring Gérard Depardieu. France in the 17th century: Cyrano de Bergerac is a noted swordsman and poet, whose search for happiness is hindered by his exceptionally large nose. When he is unable to tell his beautiful cousin Roxane of…
Tue
25
Aug
2015
 
  • Comedy
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Colour
  • 74 mins.
Immediately banned by government censors on its 1966 release, Vera Chytilová's story of two teenage girls on a playful, hedonistic rampage through Prague's restaurants , clubs and bars is a "psychedelic, feminist farce". Believing that "the only way to behave in a world as spoiled as ours…
Tue
06
Aug
2013
 
  • Drama
  • Canada
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
"Daughters of the Dust" is an African American family heirloom, a gorgeously impressionistic history of the Gullah people set on the South Carolina Sea Islands at the turn of the century. In the hands of director Julie Dash and photographer Arthur Jafa, this non-linear film becomes visual…
Tue
17
May
2005
 
  • Colour
Period drama starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard. 1916: after accidentally killing a man, migrant labourer Bill leaves Chicago and heads south together with his young sister and his girlfriend Abby. The trio end up in rural Texas where they find work with an enigmatic…
Tue
24
Jun
2008
 
  • Colour
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend a Christmas dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
Tue
09
Jun
2009
 
  • Colour
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": A young man from Perugia is swindled twice in Naples, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a…
Tue
19
Jul
2016
 
  • Documentary
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 70 mins.
Composed entirely of early nitrate film footage from archives including George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art, Decasia explores the unstable medium of celluloid and states of decay. Edited fragments from documentaries, early 20th Century features and screen tests create an intriguing, unique and haunting…
Tue
24
Jan
2012
 
  • Thriller
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 91 mins.
  The role of the sozzled veteran reporter who for once finds himself involved in a meaningful story is brought wonderfully to life by Denholm Elliott, here attempting to clear the name of an MP who's forced to resign after a sex scandal. Gabriel Byrne, as Elliott's…
Tue
19
Sep
2017
 
  • Romantic-comedy
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 104 mins.
Based on the Broadway play, Desk Set represents the eighth screen teaming of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn plays the head of a TV network research department; Tracy plays an efficiency expert, hired to modernize Hepburn's operation. When Tracy has a huge computer installed, Hepburn and…
Tue
03
Oct
2006
 
  • Colour
This is a sublime slice of New York life from director Bob Giraldi, a veteran of over 2,500 commercials and many famous videos - including Michael Jackson's Beat It - but only two other feature films. Giraldi displays a mastery of texture and character in this delightful…
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