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June 2017

 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Its Only The End Of The World: Xavier Dolan
After 12 years of estrangement a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family. However, his mother (Nathalie Baye), tempestuous siblings (Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux) and beleaguered sister-in-law (Marion Cotillard) have their own personal grievances to air. As buried resentments threaten to surface and fits and feuds begin to unfold, all attempts at empathy are sabotaged by the family’s inability to listen and love. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes 2016. ($32.95, Region 2)
 
 

Le Bureau: Season 2 ($59.95, Region 2)
French intelligence officer Guillaume Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz) and not so new recruit Marina Loiseau (Sara Giraudeau) return in this excellent French political drama—even better than the first season.
 
 

Dancer ($29.95)
Blessed with astonishing power & poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm & became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom—his talent more a burden than a gift. This is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet’s ‘hottest property’?

Die Nibelungen: Dir. Fritz Lang ($32.95, Region 2)
Perhaps the most stately of Fritz Lang’s two-part epics, this long-awaited HD restoration, presented in its original frame rates and aspect ratio, the five-hour Die Nibelungen is a courageous and hallucinatory work. Adapted from the myth that is the basis for Wagner’s Ring Cycle, part One, sees the eponymous Siegfried rise to power, part 2 sees his widow exact vengeance in one of the most exhilarating & terrifying end-sequences in all of cinema. Features include newly translated optional English subtitles for the original German inter-titles and an hour-long documentary: The Heritage of Die Nibelungen

May 2017

 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Things to Come: Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve
The wonderful Isabelle Huppert stars in this oh-so-French drama about a middle aged philosophy teacher (Huppert) experiencing an existential crisis when her happy structured life falls apart. Abandoned by her husband, at last rid of her eccentric and demanding mother, dumped by her publisher and distanced from her grown-up children, Nathalie (Huppert) finds her newfound freedom simultaneously liberating and disconcerting. Things to Come is an intelligent, poetic and naturalistic exploration of one woman’s pursuit of contentment in the face of adversity. ($25.95, Region 2)

No Second Chance: Dir. Pascal Elbé ($39.95, Region 2)
Dr Alice Lambert (Alexandra Lamy) gets up early to fix a bottle for her six-month old daughter. Suddenly, two gunshots ring out. Everything goes black. When Alice emerges from a coma a week later, a nightmarish reality awaits. Her husband was murdered and her baby is missing. Suspected by the police and hunted by ruthless hit men, Alice refuses to give up. She can feel it, she knows her daughter is alive out there somewhere, waiting for her. Alone in her search for Tara, Alice turns to Richard (Pascal Elbe), her first love and a former criminal investigator. Based on the bestselling novel by Harlan Coben, No Second Chance.

The Fits: Dir. Anna Rose Holmer ($32.95, Region 2)
11-year-old Cincinnati girl Toni (Royalty Hightower)is training at a gym when she notices a local dance troupe—watching them through the practice room window. After attending an open audition for new dancers, she befriends fellow hopeful Beezy (Alexis Neblett) and together the girls begin trying to master the routines. However, when Toni is the only member of the group not to be affected by a sudden series of mysterious and violent seizures, her quest to become accepted by her peers becomes even more difficult.

The Essential John Sayles: 3 Classics ($29.95)
Lianna: Suppressed emotions, curiosity, sexual ambiguity and a loveless marriage; The Return of the Secaucus Seven: a story of friends, sex, jealousy and unrequited love beautifully told in a cosy vacation house in New Hampshire. The Brother From Another Planet is a slick, cultures-collide type comedy of intergalactic proportions.

April 2017

 - Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Ivan’s Childhood: Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
A determined 12 year old boy named Ivan joins a Russian partisan regimen. He has an uncanny ability to slip quickly through enemy lines undetected, but as his missions become increasingly dangerous he is pulled from duty, something which he is quick to protest against because Ivan has an ulterior motive—to avenge the death of his family at the hands of the Nazis. Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature film is regarded as one of the most accomplished cinematic debuts. (Region 2, $32.95)

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music ($29.95)
From the Beatles to Beck, Elton to Adele, Hendrix to The Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones to Run DMC, this 8 part series tells the definitive story of how music was transformed by the art of recording—chronicling the extraordinary impact of studio recording on the modern world & the stories behind some of the best music ever made. With rare archival studio footage & unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers & industry pioneers of our time including Sir George Martin, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Brian Eno, Dave Grohl, Don Was, Jonie Mitchell, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones & Mark Ronson.

The Five ($39.95)
When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny & Slade were out together in the woods. Mark’s five year old brother Jesse was bothering them, so they told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. 20 years later, Danny—now a detective—learns some shocking news. Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. He is alive and out there. Somewhere. A thrilling 10 part series based on Harlan Coben’s Tell No One.

The Party (Region 2, $19.95)
When accident-prone Indian actor Hreundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) manages to blow up an expensive Hollywood movie set—just seconds before it’s scheduled to be blown up on film - the director calls a studio executive to have the actor placed on the ‘exclusion list.’ A clerical error, however, places Bakshi on the ‘A List’ instead and earns him an invitation to the studio executive’s swanky party. Once there, he manages, with nothing but the best intentions, to create disaster! Birdy Num Nums anyone?

Francofonia: An Elegy for Europe (Region 2, $36.95)
Francofonia is the story of 2 remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard & Nazi occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-
Metternich enemies then collaborators whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. From the mast director of Faust & Russian Ark comes a fascinating exploration of the relationship between art & power.





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