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Powerful Stories

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  • Slam

    Directed by Marc Levin • Drama • 1988 • US • English
    Starring Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn, Bonz Malone

    Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a Caméra d'Or for Best First Feature at Cannes, "Slam" stars Saul Williams as a young Black performance poet who is imprisoned for a petty marijuana c...

  • Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

    Movie

    Directed by Pham Thien An • Drama • 2023 • Vietnam • Vietnamese with English subtitles
    Starring Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Nguyen Thinh

    Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or for best first film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the enthralling "Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell" from Vietn...

  • Utama

    Movie

    Directed by Alejandro Loayza Grisi • Arthouse • 2022 • Bolivia, Uruguay, France • Quechua, Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring José Calcina, Luisa Quispe, Santos Choque

    In the starkly beautiful Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple lives a tranquil life herding llamas. When an uncomm...

  • What Will People Say

    Movie

    Directed by Iram Haq • Drama • 2018 • Norway, Sweden, Germany • Urdu, Norwegian with English subtitles
    Starring Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Rohit Saraf

    Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. When out with her friends, she's a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the ...

  • A Touch of Sin

    Movie

    Directed by Jia Zhangke • Arthouse • 2013 • China • Mandarin with English subtitles
    Starring Tao Zhao, Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang

    Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke, this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four charact...

  • Rocco and His Brothers

    Movie

    Directed by Luchino Visconti • Arthouse • 1963 • Italy, France • Italian with English subtitles
    Starring Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot

    Five brothers move north with their mother to Milan, finding fame in the boxing ring and love in the same woman. Labeled by Scorsese as “one of t...

  • Victoria

    Movie

    Directed by Sebastian Schipper • Arthouse • 2015 • Germany • English, German with English subtitles
    Starring Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski

    Winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and shot in a single, uninterrupted take, “Victoria” stars a runaway party girl from Madrid...

  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn

    Movie

    Directed by Tsai Ming-liang • Arthouse • 2017 • Taiwan • Mandarin with English subtitles
    Starring Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Mitamura Kiyonobu

    In Tsai Ming-liang’s minimalist film, the Fu-Ho Grand, a movie palace in Taipei, is closing its doors. Its valedictory screening: King Hu’s 1967 w...

  • The Chambermaid

    Movie

    Directed by Lila Avilés • Drama • 2019 • Mexico • Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sanchez

    In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve, a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film. Set ...

  • The Southerner

    Movie

    Directed by Jean Renoir • Drama • 1945 • US • English
    Starring Norman Lloyd, Carol Naish, Betty Field

    Jean Renoir wrote and directed this adaptation of George Sessions Perry's novel “Hold Autumn in Your Hand”. The story follows the struggles of an idealistic farmer trying to raise a family and a...

  • A Great Wall

    Movie

    Directed by Peter Wang • Comedy • 1986 • US, China • English, Mandarin with English subtitles
    Starring Peter Wang, Sharon Iwai, Kelvin Han Yee

    The first American movie shot in China, "A Great Wall" is a delightful comedy about a San Francisco computer programmer who quits and moves his family to...

  • The Crimson Rivers

    Movie

    Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz • Crime • 2001 • France • French with English subtitles
    Starring Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Dominique Sanda

    When France’s leading serial killer investigator Commissaire Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno, “Léon: The Professional”) is called to examine a grisly murder, he en...

  • Barbara

    Movie

    Directed by Christian Petzold • Arthouse • 2012 • Germany • German with English subtitles
    Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock

    Winner of two awards at the Berlin Film Festival, Christian Petzold's "Barbara" follows a young doctor, played by Nina Hoss ("Tar"), who has applied for an e...

  • Café de Flore

    Movie

    Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée • Drama • 2012 • Canada • French with English subtitles
    Starring Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Evelyne Brochu

    Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée ("Dallas Buyers Club"), "Café de Flore" is a love story about people separated by time and place, but connected in profound an...

  • Tehran Taboo

    Movie

    Directed by Ali Soozandeh • Drama• 2018 • Germany, Austria, Iran • Farsi with English subtitles
    Starring Elmira Rafizadeh, Balil Yasar, Negar Mona Alizadeh

    In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several women and a young musician intersect in the bustling metropolis of Tehran, where bre...

  • The Wound

    Movie

    Directed by John Trengove • Drama • 2017 • South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France • Xhosa with English subtitles
    Starring Mallory Wanecque, Timéo Mahaut, Johan Heldenbergh

    Shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "The Wound" is an exploration of tradition and sexuali...

  • I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    Movie

    Directed by Patricia Rozema • Comedy • 1987 • Canada • English
    Starring Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald

    Patricia Rozema’s charming, whimsical story about a waifish daydreamer with artistic aspirations is structured around a video-recorded confession and won the Prix de la...

  • Chile '76

    Movie

    Directed by Manuela Martelli • Drama • 2022 • Chile, Argentina • Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolas Sepulveda, Hugo Medina

    Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, "Chile ‘76" builds from quiet character study to gripping suspense thriller as i...

  • Brighton 4th

    Movie

    Directed by Levan Koguashvili • Drama • 2021 • Georgia • English, Georgian, Russian with English subtitles
    Starring Levan Tedaishvili, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Kakhi Kavsadze

    In this portrait of parental sacrifice and the love of a father for his son, a former wrestler embarks on a journey from his...

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz

    Movie

    Directed by Burhan Qurbani • Drama • 2020 • Germany • German with English subtitles
    Starring Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase

    An African immigrant struggles to make a new life for himself in the big city in this audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Doblin’s 1929 novel. Afte...

  • The Conformist: Restored Edition

    Movie

    Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci • Arthouse • 1970 • Italy • Italian with English subtitles
    Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda

    Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece is a political drama set in Mussolini's It...

  • Bacurau

    Movie

    Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles • Arthouse • 2019 • Brazil, France • English and Portuguese with English subtitles
    Starring Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen

    Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, "Bacurau" follows the inhabitants of a small Brazilian ...

  • The Mountain

    Movie

    Directed by Rick Alverson • Drama • 2019 • US • English
    Starring Jeff Goldblum, Tye Sheridan, Udo Kier

    Jeff Goldblum and Tye Sheridan star in this psychosurgical odyssey set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy. Sheridan plays a photographer who joins a renowned lobotomist ...

  • Ahed's Knee

    Movie

    Directed by Nadav Lapid • Drama • 2022 • Israel • Hebrew with English subtitles
    Starring Avshalom Pollak, Nur Fibak

    This Cannes Jury Prize winning film follows an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-40s who arrives in a remote village in the desert to present one of his films. There he meets an officer...