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The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (Criterion)

Releases: 2009-01-13
Synopsis: Given the opportunity to turn out a Sacha Guitry-style spectacle, director Roberto Rossellini charts his own neorealist course for The Rise of Louis XIV</... more>>>

Humboldt County

Releases: 2009-01-13
Synopsis: An ambitious and straight-laced young man falls in with a group of stoners and aging hippies in this independent comedy drama. Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong) is a medical student in his early twenties w... more>>>

El Norte (Criterion)

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: El Norte is a realistic picture of both the Guatemalan government's oppression of the Quiche Indians and the hard life of illegal immigrants in the United States. After the Guatemalan army destroys th... more>>>

Magnificent Obsession (Criterion)

Releases: 2009-01-20
Synopsis: This second film version of Lloyd C. Douglas' spiritual novel Magnificent Obsession is in its own way as successful as the first (filmed in 1935) in glossing over the plot holes and logic gaps in the ... more>>>

Moses and Aaron

Releases: 2009-01-27
Synopsis: A feature length follow-up to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet's short film Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, this largely static adaptation of Schoenb... more>>>

My Name Is Bruce

Releases: 2009-02-10
Synopsis: Something evil is stirring in the small mining town of Gold Lick, and it's not happy. Guan-di, the Chinese protector of the dead with a strange affinity for bean curd, has been awakened by reckless te... more>>>

Same Old Song

Releases: 2009-03-31
Synopsis: In this homage to acclaimed TV scripter Dennis Potter (1935-1994), famed 75-year-old French director Alain Resnais (Hiroshima, Mon Amour, <a href='/web... more>>>

The Hairdresser's Husband

Releases: 2010-01-01
Synopsis: Erotic, funny, and very French, this film relies heavily on the critically-acclaimed performance of Jean Rochefort. As a child, Antoine (Rochefort) was obsessed with the ample beautician who cut his h... more>>>



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