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Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes • KimStim

Western standard of living and the urge to exclude others from it are at the core of this film. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey through Europe and the structures that guarantee our “civilized” world. Sometimes darkness can help us see things more clearly. "An artful amalgam of perfectly framed, seemingly disconnected moments." —The New York Times

Directed by Hans Petter Moland • Drama • With Lena Headey, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgard • 2000 • 103 minutes • First Run Features

Kaisa (Lena Headey), a beautiful and feisty Scottish woman, finally has her life together...at least until her mother (Charlotte Rampling) asks an enormous favor: to bring back to her Kaisa's estranged father (Stellan Skarsgard). The two of them, father and daughter together, set out on a wild, brutally funny yet heartbreaking journey that takes them through their emotional past, before reaching their … More

Directed by Paul M. Rickard • Documentary • 2006 • 93 minutes • Bullfrog Films

ABORIGINAL ARCHITECTURE, LIVING ARCHITECTURE offers a fascinating in-depth look into the diversity of North American Native architecture. Featuring expert commentary and stunning imagery, this program provides a virtual tour of seven Aboriginal communities -- Pueblo, Mohawk, Inuit, Crow, Navajo, Coast Salish and Haida -- revealing how each is actively reinterpreting and adapting traditional forms … More

Directed by Florence Jammot • Documentary • 2014 • 60 minutes • Icarus Films

On December 15, 1961 in Jerusalem, Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death for crimes against the Jewish people and against humanity. While this judgment was met with consensus on a national level, some spoke out against it. On May 29, 1962, a group of Holocaust survivors and intellectuals, including philosophers Hugo Bergmann, Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem, rejected an epilogue to the trial they … More

Directed by Tatiana Huezo • Documentary • 2015 • 26 minutes • Women Make Movies

ABSENCES, by award winning filmmaker Tatiana Huezo (The Tiniest Place), exposes the ever-intensifying phenomenon of enforced disappearance in Mexico. A boy and his father disappear one morning, snatched off the road by armed men. Left behind, alone with her daughter, Lulu, a victim who refuses to give in, decides to tell the unacceptable story: the unfillable void, the absence of loved ones, the unanswered … More

Directed by Ruben Abruna • Documentary • 2013 • 55 minutes • Icarus Films

A designer from Puerto Rico pioneered green architecture thirty years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions including a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels, a pre-designed sustainable house, a parachute-house and a solar-electric car. When architect Fernando Abruna Charneco began designing … More

Directed by Keith Griffiths • Documentary • With Stan Brakhage, William Moritz, John Whitney, Michael Scroggins, Jules Engel • 1993 • 51 minutes • British Film Institute

Exploration of the work of pioneers in abstract cinema using rare archive film, film clips and interviews to demonstrate the influence of the early cinematographers. The film looks at the work of Oscar Fischinger, Hy Hyrsh and Malcolm Le Grice.

Directed by Jose Luis Guerin • Drama • With Emanuela Forgetta, Patricia Gil, Rosa Delor • 2017 • 92 minutes • Grasshopper Film

A university professor teaches a class on muses in art and literature as a means of romancing his female students in this breathtaking new film from José Luis Guerín, director of the widely heralded In the City of Sylvia. Part relationship drama, part intellectual discourse, the film centers on a philology professor — played by actual philology professor Raffaele Pinto — and the women surrounding … More

Directed by Roberta Cantow • Documentary • With Guy Klucevsek, William Schimmel, Pauline Oliveros • 2016 • 74 minutes • Roberta Cantow

What if everything we thought we knew about the accordion were wrong? This film shatters the mistaken notions and tells the real story. Accordions have returned, not only with amusement, but with a beautiful, eloquent, haunting, and downright exciting vengeance! With a focus on New York City artists, musicians and composers, Accordions Rising explores how appreciation for the music of the accordion … More

Directed by Melody Shemtov • Documentary • 2017 • 60 minutes • Bullfrog Films

THE ACTIVISTS: War, Peace, and Politics in the Streets brings to life the stories of ordinary people who tried to stop and end the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At best, activists had limited influence over the conduct of military policy after 9/11. Yet, their experiences in the antiwar movement helped them to learn about speaking out in the face of injustice. They inspired others to do the same … More