Keyword: cinema


Nine (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 12/17/2009
World famous film director Guido Contini reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, a young American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother.

40X15: Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
A history of Cannes Film Festival's "Director's Fortnight" selection.

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 10/12/2004
A look at Jerry Harvey and his creation, the Z Channel, the first pay cable network. The Z Channel launched in 1974 as California's first pay-TV service, showing two movies a week, and quickly became required viewing for Hollywood's elite and cinephiles alike.

Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Film (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 05/01/2008
A multi-faceted look at American cinema, from the early 1900s up to the present day, through the lens of the Chinese American experience, and through films from an industry that was often uninformed about issues regarding race, but at times surprisingly sensitive.

Cinéman (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/27/2009
Régis Deloux, a bumbling mathematics teacher in Montreuil-sous-Bois just outside Paris, suddenly finds he has the power to travel into films where he'll at last meet the woman of his dreams.

Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 09/17/2008
The least known massively influential person in international cinema, Pierre Rissient is a samurai warrior on behalf of the films he believes in. Instigator of the Cercle MacMahon, assistant director on "Breathless," champion of blacklisted filmmakers, confidant of Ford and Walsh, Hawks and Lang, Pierre was the first to detect the potential of Clint Eastwood, director, brought Chinese cinema to...
Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/28/2012
Writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allows filmmaker Robert Weide unprecedented access into his personal life and creative process. Filmed over the course of a year and a half, long-time collaborators and peers also weigh in on Allen's life and legacy.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 07/30/2009
Examines Australian "Ozploitation" genre cinema from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the auteurs and actors who brought the films to life. In 1971, with the introduction of the R-certificate, Australia's censorship regime went from repressive to progressive virtually overnight. This cultural explosion gave birth to art house classics, such as "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "My Brilliant Career." As...

Hollywood Don't Surf! (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 04/29/2010

The Congress (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 07/02/2013
Stuck with a stalled career and two eccentric children to support, 43-year-old actress Robin Wright signs a lucrative contract with Paramount Studios to have herself scanned into a computer, enabling the studio to permanently own and control her image.
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Filmmakers James Benning and Richard Linklater have been friends and colleagues for decades. Here, we follow the two iconoclasts over the course of a few days in Austin and Bastrop, Texas, as the two filmmakers present Benning's films at the Austin Film Society, play baseball at Linklater's home, visit old shooting locations and talk about their respective filmmaking trajectories over long meals...
Dir: Gabe Klinger
With: N/A

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
Follows the lives of renowned cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond, from escaping the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary to present day. As film students in Hungary, they shot footage of the Russian invasion of Budapest and subsequently volunteered to smuggle it out of the country. Barely escaping with their lives, they fled to America and settled in Hollywood, eventually saving enough...

For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 11/29/2008
About the rich history of American film criticism, while providing an insider's view of the critics' profession.

Becoming John Ford (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.
Conte de cinema

Conte de cinema (2005)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/26/2005
Still on the rebound from a failed relationship two years ago, Sang-Weon and Yeong-Shil meet by chance and agree to give it another go. They try to sleep together and then decide on a suicide pact. But the pills they swallow cause nothing much worse than headaches, and they stagger back into their mundane domestic realities at which point the movie ends and Tong-Su emerges from the retrospective...
Chacun son cinema

Chacun son cinema (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/29/2007
A collection of 33 short films made by a group of 35 directors, hailing from 5 continents and 25 different countries. The participants each made their own three-minute film on the theme of the movie theatre, a place sacred to the world's film buffs.
Dir: Wong Kar Wai
With: N/A

The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo (2007)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/14/2007
Like many young dreamers before him, immigrant son John A. Alonzo moved to Hollywood to be an actor. He found his true calling, however, behind the camera and became one of the premiere cinematographers of post-1960 Hollywood. Through interviews with stars, directors, and fellow cinematographers, the documentary looks at how he broke the mold--on and off screen. Overcoming the old boy network to...
Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss

Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 03/02/2010
The infamous 1940 propaganda film JEW SÜSS, directed by Veit Harlan, and produced under Joseph G bbels's Ministry of Propaganda, was the Nazis' most vicious anti-Semitic film-required viewing for all SS members. A drama set in 18th century Germany, it purports to tell the true story of a Jew who dresses incognito as a Christian, corrupts a local Duke, restructures the government to bleed the...

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 02/12/2004
A survey of the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, one of the great figures in world cinema. Including interviews with Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr, Marcel Marceau, Martin Scorcese, and more.
Dir: Richard Schickel
With: N/A

Face (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 04/29/2009
A Chinese director comes to the Louvre to shoot a film that turns on the Salome myth.
Women in Film

Women in Film (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 11/29/2000
An emotional look at three women in contemporary cinema: independent producer Phyllis Wolfe is in the midst of a breakdown; casting director Sara Radisson-Stein has just given birth to a blind infant; and sociopathic masseuse Gina Tolk steals energy from her celebrity clients.
Reel Paradise

Reel Paradise (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/16/2005
John Pierson is a noted independent film maven and author of the widely celebrated book "Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes," who together with his wife Janet created the IFC cable show "Split Screen." On one story for the show, John and his family went to Fiji in search of the 'world's most remote movie theater.' John fell in love with Fiji's 180 Meridian Cinema when he saw the wild enthusiasm of...

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Here, we examine the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their success and eventual collapse.

Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/29/2004
Maria De Medeiros examines the role critics play in films and filmmaking. Interviews include David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, Elvis Mitchell, Wim Wenders, Pedro Alomodvar and others.

Maurice Pialat: l'Amour Existe (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
A portrait of the late French filmmaker Maurice Pialat, who died in 2003.