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Powerful Stories

Powerful Stories

Powerful Stories
  • There Is No Evil


    Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof • Arthouse • 2021 • Germany, Czech Republic, Iran • Farsi with English subtitles
    Starring Ehsan Mirhosseini, Shaghayegh Shoorian, Kaveh Ahangar

    Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, this Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear winner by Mohammad Rasoulof is an anthology...

  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me


    Directed by Chloé Zhao • Arthouse • 2015 • US • English
    Starring John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard

    Academy Award winner Chloé Zhao's debut feature captures the subtleties of a marginalized existence. Johnny, a restless Lakota teen, and his little sister Jashaun live with their mother on...

  • Wife of a Spy


    Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa • Thriller • 2021 • Japan • English, Japanese with English subtitles
    Starring Yu Aoi, Issey Takahashi, Ryota Bando

    Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller...

  • The Unknown Soldier


    Directed by Aku Louhimies • Drama • 2018 • Finland • Finnish with English subtitles
    Starring Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen

    Aku Louhimies' "The Unknown Soldier" is the story of an infantry unit’s tour of duty that lasts for more than three years during the Finnish Continuation War....

  • Hive



    Directed by Blerta Basholli • Arthouse • 2021 • Kosovo, Switzerland, Albania, North Macedonia • Albanian with English subtitles
    Starring Yilka Gashi, Cun Lajci, Aurita Agushi

    The first film in Sundance history to win all three main awards in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and Kosovo's ent...

  • Last of the Dogmen


    Directed by Tab Murphy • Adventure • 1995 • US • English
    Starring Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey

    Tom Berenger stars as a bounty hunter hired to track down three escaped convicts in the Oxbow region of the Rockies in this beautifully photographed western filled with romance, adventure, and folklor...

  • Sorry We Missed You


    Directed by Ken Loach • Drama • 2020 • UK • English
    Starring Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone

    British master Ken Loach is one of the only directors to win the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival not once but twice. Known for his socially conscious filmmaking, Loach updates his...

  • The Ballad of Little Jo


    Directed by Maggie Greenwald • Western • 1993 • US • English
    Starring Suzy Amis, Bo Hopkins, Ian McKellen

    In this gorgeously crafted film inspired by a true story, acclaimed writer-director Maggie Greenwald adds a modern twist to the classic western. Suzy Amis stars as Josephine, a society girl...

  • Tommaso


    Directed by Abel Ferrara • Arthouse • 2020 • Italy, US • English, Italian with English subtitles
    Starring Willem Dafoe, Anna Ferrara, Cristina Chiriac

    Abel Ferrara’s delicately surrealistic work of autofiction reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best p...

  • Slalom


    Directed by Charlene Favier • Drama • 2021 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Noee Abita, Jeremie Renier, Marie Denarnaud

    This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instr...

  • Battleship Potemkin


    Directed by Sergei Eisenstein • Silent • 1926 • Russia • Russian with English intertitles
    Starring Aleksandr Antono, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov

    Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece remains one of the most influential silent films of all time. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on...

  • Thousand Pieces of Gold


    Directed by Nancy Kelly • Western • 1991 • US • English
    Starring Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan

    Set in a mining town in the 1880s, Nancy Kelly's feminist Western "Thousand Pieces of Gold" won immediate acclaim for its portrayal of the real-life story of Lalu (Rosalind Chao), a yo...

  • Camille Claudel 1915


    Directed by Bruno Dumont • Drama • 2013 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Robert Leroy

    Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as sculptor Camille Claudel, Auguste Rodin's protégé and later mistress. Inspired by the correspondence wit...

  • Mountains May Depart


    Directed by Zhangke Jia • Drama • 2015 • China, France, Japan • English, Cantonese, Mandarin with English subtitles
    Starring Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Sylvia Chang

    Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with "Mountains May Depart". At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that lea...

  • Custody


    Directed by Xavier Legrand • Drama • 2018 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Lea Drucker, Denis Menochet, Thomas Gioria

    A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this domestic thriller that will keep audiences guessing and leave them...

  • Pasolini


    Directed by Abel Ferrara • Drama • 2019 • France, Belgium, Italy • English, Italian, French with English subtitles • Mature Content
    Starring Willem Dafoe, Ninetto Davoli , Riccardo Scamarcio

    Abel Ferrara's "Pasolini"​ stars frequent collaborator Willem Dafoe as film director Pier Paolo Pasolini...

  • Violette


    Directed by Martin Provost • Drama • 2013 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet

    "Violette" is a finely nuanced portrait of Violette Leduc, one of the foremost French writers of the 20th century. Superb performances by Emmanuelle D...

  • Hold Me Tight


    Directed by Mathieu Amalric • Arthouse • 2022 • France • French, German with English subtitles
    Starring Vicky Krieps, Arieh Worthalter, Anne-Sophie Bowen-Chatet

    Vicky Krieps ("Phantom Thread") gives another riveting performance as Clarisse, a woman on the run from her family for mysterious reaso...

  • Beanpole


    Directed by Kantemir Balagov • Arthouse • 2020 • Russia • Russian with English subtitles
    Starring Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov

    In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjus...

  • La Civil


    Directed by Teodora Ana Mihai • Crime • 2021 • Mexico, Belgium, Romania • Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring Arcelia Ramírez, Álvaro Guerrero, Ayelén Muzo

    Winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award and inspired by true events,"La Civil" unfolds with documentary-like precision as it detail...

  • Never Gonna Snow Again


    Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert • Drama • 2020 • Poland, Germany • Polish, Russian, French, Vietnamese with English subtitles
    Starring Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza

    With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, a masseur from the East casts a spell over ...

  • Caravaggio


    Directed by Derek Jarman • LGBTQ+ • 1986 • UK • English
    Starring Nigel Terry, Garry Cooper, Tilda Swinton

    Derek Jarman's profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtati...

  • Museo


    Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios • Drama • 2018 • Mexico, US, Canada • Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Simon Russell Beale

    Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, "Museo" follows two...

  • August Winds


    Directed by Gabriel Mascaro • Arthouse • 2014 • Brazil • Portuguese with English subtitles
    Starring Dandara de Morais, Geová Manoel Dos Santos, Maria Salvino Dos Santos

    A steamy romance begins in a Brazilian coastal town in this Locarno Film Festival winner. When a tropical storm hits their vill...