What remains of the spirit of rebellion that brought about the 1968 Paris riots? Is any of it still relevant today? Director Jean-Gabriel Périot (German Youth) reenacts scenes from those defiant days with a group of film students and discovers that young millennials do not believe they can change the world.
A new digital restoration of Ross McElwee’s celebrated film, winner of Sundance 1987. An attempt to follow the trail of General Sherman’s conquest of the South gradually shifts into a personal film about the quest for love, and a deep, fascinating portrayal of the American South.
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
A volatile, relentless political activist is determined to track down soldiers who served with him in the Japanese Emperor’s army during World War II. His goal: to hold them responsible for murdering and, shockingly, cannibalizing their fellow men. He will not hesitate to use violence to right the wrongs and bring the truth to light.
Esteemed artist-director Tsai Ming-Liang sets his camera a touch away from his subjects’ faces, letting their candid expressions penetrate the viewers’ hearts and minds. The result is a singular, intimate, and emotional encounter.
At 87, Mikhail Gorbachev still radiates the magnetism that made him into the Soviet leader most beloved by the West. Werner Herzog asks him loaded questions—both personal and political—in an encounter between two giants that strays far from any notion of an ordinary interview.
Vladimir Putin had planned (and achieved) absolute control of his country from the moment he ascended to the presidency. Vitaly Mansky (Under the Sun), who followed him very closely throughout his first year in office, shows us the Russian President’s vulnerable, loaded, and intimate moments. This is Putin as never before seen on screen.
Central Airport THF
Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport has been through many a transformation over the years, but the decision to use it for housing Syrian refugees is the most humane of them all. Director Karim Aïnouz takes a close look at this historic structure and the dreams of the young people that pass through it on their way to a new life.
Frederick Wiseman, master of observation, dedicates his 44th film to Monrovia, Indiana—a small, green, clean, and very conservative town. He creates a deep, intricate portrait of a place and people rarely featured on screen.
Yokota Hiroshi has severe cerebral palsy and must fight for his right to be different. Proudly, he crawls through the streets, stark naked, refusing to be seen as a victim. This controversial film defied the rules, broke taboos—and changed them.
The Satanic Temple is a young religious movement, and all its members are complete atheists. They boldly use the most provocative rituals and symbols imaginable to protest against the alt-right and the erosion of religious freedom in the US, and they do it with humor, flair, and fire.
They Shall Not Grow Old
One hundred years after World War I, Peter Jackson created a rare documentary. Footage of the war preserved in the British Imperial War Museum was remastered in color, edited, and paired with authentic recordings of soldiers. The result is a historic film with the look and feel of here and now.
The Border Fence
What lies behind Austria’s dramatic decision to erect a border fence at the heart of borderless Europe? Nikolaus Geyrhalter examines the impact of the soon-to-be-raised 300-meter fence on the locals, not all of whom succumb to the pervasive fear of refugees.
Extreme Private Eros Love Song 1974
A tell-all account of the turbulent relationship between the filmmaker and his ex-wife, a radical feminist whose provocative lifestyle defied the norms of Japanese society. It is an unconventional and creative journal, often compared to the experimental avant-garde films of Jonas Mekas.
Water—vast, beautiful, terrible—is the star of this new film by acclaimed Russian director Victor Kossakovsky. He sets out on a breathtaking journey between waterfalls, icebergs, storms, and rivers, taking the viewers along with him on a deep and viscerally thrilling journey.