89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. People's Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival.
"I don't need a thesaurus to describe my reaction to Faces Places. I can sum it up in two words: pure pleasure." - Leonard Maltin.
Before Lady Gaga, before Streisand, before Garland, there was Gaynor. When a young actress (Janet Gaynor) arrives in Hollywood with hopes of stardom, a chance encounter places her under the wing of older actor Norman Maine (Fredric March). Adopting the stage name Vicki Lester, she co-stars with Norman in a major motion picture, but his success is clearly fading even as her career begins. After the couple wed, Vicki's fame continues to grow, but Norman descends into alcoholism, and she must decide between pursuing her dream and caring for him. Winner of Best Original screenplay and nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor , Best Actress, and Best Director at the Academy Awards.
Ryan O'Neal teams up with his daughter Tatum in this bright,
warm, and funny period film for which Tatum won an Oscar for her first film
role, making her the youngest actress to ever receive this honor. O'Neal plays
the smooth-talking con man Moses Pray, driving through depression-era Kansas
with a carload of deluxe bibles, a gold tooth behind a convincing smile, and a
list of newly widowed prospects for his line. Addie (Tatum O'Neal) is a
cigarette-smoking, nine-year-old orphan who hooks up with Moses and manages to
show the master con man a trick or two. Madeline Kahn also joins the team as
the funny, neurotic Trixie Delight. Winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role
(Tatum O'Neal) and nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Madeline
Kahn) and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free. Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer. But in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry Sybylla has frequent clashes with procrustean conformists. Though it is her love for the dashing Harry Beacham (Sam Neill) that will truly test her desire to succeed as a writer. As events twist and turn, Sybylla is painfully forced to realize the emotional cost of putting her career over love.
Critically acclaimed, winning six AFI Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival, and Golden Globe Award, My Brilliant Career is a delicate parable of one woman's fight for independence, and the sacrifices of the heart that must be made along the way.
E.B. White's beloved Newbery Honor-winning story comes to life in this classic animated musical. In this timeless tale, a spider named Charlotte teaches a pig named Wilbur and other barnyard animals lessons on friendship, trust, and love. Featuring the voice talents of Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actors such as Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson and Paul Lynde. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Genesis Awards.
"A heartwarming tale of love and friendship." - Common Sense Media
A lost gem rediscovered! Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, this terrific 1950 film noir, the only American print of which was burned in a 2008 fire, has been rescued and restored to its original luster. Join the wild chase around San Francisco as a man goes into hiding after witnessing a gangland execution. Police bird-dog his wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), certain she'll lead them to her husband, whose testimony against the killer could bring down a crime kingpin. But Eleanor and her hubbie are Splitsville--she never wants to see him again.
When roguish newspaperman Danny Leggett (Dennis O'Keefe) charms Eleanor into helping him track down the hidden husband--there are unexpected, stunning, and poignant results. This nervy, shot-on-location thriller is a witty and wise look at the travails of romance and marriage, and perhaps the best cinematic depiction ever of mid-20th century San Francisco.
Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director (making Lina Wertmuller the first woman to be bestowed the honor), Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer. Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. Italian with English subtitles.
Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career. Documentary
In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor (Jack Palance). She soon discovers that he not only married her for money but that he plans to murder her with the help of his lover (Gloria Grahame). Academy Award nominations for Charles Lang Jr (Best Black & White Cinematography), Joan Crawford (Best Actress), and Jack Palance (Best Supporting Actor).
"...There is not a shot in this film that isn't necessary to its dramatic progression. Not a shot, either, that isn't fascinating and doesn't make us think it's a masterpiece of cinema." - Francois Truffaut.
While the walls at The Carlyle Hotel don't talk, they definitely whisper...ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE brings to life the untold stories of the legendary New York hotel from its own employees and top guests George Clooney, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Bourdain, Wes Anderson, Jon Hamm & more. Documentary.
"[An] insightful and occasionally revealing look at the 88-year-old Manhattan institution where the rich and famous enjoy being rich and famous." - Richard Roeper, The Chicago Sun-Times.
Set on a stretch of highway in a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe), just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, THE FLORIDA PROJECT follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother over the course of a single summer.
Willem Dafoe was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance. Nominated for Best Director and Best Feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
""The Florida Project" is - in nerve, guts, heart, and mind - one of the finest films of 2017." - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe.
"Director Sean Baker crafts one of the best and toughest films about childhood ever." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile Rene Clement, stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf back to the United States. What initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Featuring gorgeous location photography of coastal Italy. French with English subtitles.
2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work - a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage - follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes in the hope of saving lives. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.
"This heartbreaking yet inspiring film is the best and worst of humanity all in one story." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune.