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  • Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

  • Spaceship Earth

  • The Cordillera of Dreams

  • Sorry We Missed You

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Band of Outsiders

    Jean-Luc Godard
    France, 1964

    Anna Karina gets involved with a pair of would-be burglars in one of Godard’s most accessible and entrancing films, with exquisitely gritty black-and-white cinematography by Raoul Coutard and music by Michel Legrand. “Like a reverie of a gangster movie” (Pauline Kael).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Beanpole

    Kantemir Balagov
    Russia, 2019

    For two women ex-soldiers in Leningrad in 1945, one trauma leads to another. “A brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love—in all its manifestations, perversity and obstinacy” (New York Times).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

    Halina Dyrschka
    Germany, 2019

    This film is now available to stream at home on your TV, computer, or mobile device. Learn more

    This documentary illuminates the story of visionary Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, the unsung modernist of the early twentieth century. “Bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long. It refreshes the eyes and the mind” (New York Times).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Colonel Redl

    István Szabó
    Hungary, West Germany, Austria, 1985

    Digital Restoration

    A man of modest background ascends into the ultimate echelons of state power while hiding his Jewish roots and homosexuality in this ornately photographed, surprisingly sensual vision of the opulence and rot of the pre–World War I Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Confidence

    István Szabó
    Hungary, 1980

    Digital Restoration

    Two strangers hiding from Nazi forces in Budapest must pretend to be married in Szabó’s taut chamber piece, riven with both political and sexual tension. “A perfect example of an intensely subjective cinema. . . . Romantic, erotic, and disturbing” (Dave Kehr).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—John Lewis: Good Trouble

    Dawn Porter
    United States, 2020

    Available July 3

    Premiering online July 3, this documentary chronicles the inspiring life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic congressman John Lewis.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Mephisto

    István Szabó
    Hungary, West Germany, Austria, 1981

    Digital Restoration

    A struggling provincial actor finds his star swiftly rising once he latches it to the Nazi machine in Szabó’s powerful statement on fascism and those who remain indifferent to it. Klaus Maria Brandauer gives “a performance of electrifying power” (Roger Ebert).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Nostalgia for the Light

    Patricio Guzmán
    France, Chile, Germany, 2010

    Guzmán’s poetic documentary takes us to Chile’s Atacama Desert, where astronomers study the skies while bereaved relatives search the land for signs of those disappeared under the Pinochet dictatorship.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Rififi

    Jules Dassin
    France, 1955

    Four burglars pull off an ingenious robbery of a Parisian jewelry store, only to have their professionalism undone by their desires and personal ties, in this definitive heist movie. “The best film noir I’ve ever seen” (François Truffaut).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Sátántangó

    Béla Tarr
    Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, 1994

    New Digital Restoration

    One of cinema’s “genuine masterpieces” (Cahiers du cinéma), Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a-half-hour opus of melancholia is “devastating, enthralling for every minute” (Susan Sontag). We present a digital restoration from the original negative.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Sorry We Missed You

    Ken Loach
    United Kingdom, 2019

    The latest working-class chronicle from Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) is a portrait of a Northern English family on the losing end of the gig economy. “A drama of . . . searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak” (Hollywood Reporter).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Spaceship Earth

    Matt Wolf
    United States, 2020
    Livestream conversation: Matt Wolf and Fritz Haeg

    Environmental activism, scientific study, and artistic creativity battle against business demands and media disdain in this absorbing look at the backstory and counterculture roots of 1991’s Biosphere 2 experiment.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—The Cordillera of Dreams

    Patricio Guzmán
    France, Chile, 2019

    Guzmán explores Chile’s traumatic history through a meditation on the Andean mountain range. “A stunning achievement in the cinema of the hidden pattern and the startling, unexpected connection” (Variety).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—The Grey Fox

    Phillip Borsos
    Canada, 1982

    Digital Restoration

    After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Richard Farnsworth emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in twentieth-century society—until he sees The Great Train Robbery and is inspired to do once again what he does best.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—The Pearl Button

    Patricio Guzmán
    Chile, France, Spain, 2015

    Guzmán continues his excavation of Chile’s hidden past, using the theme of water to tie together strands of history and natural history in Patagonia.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—The Whistlers

    Corneliu Porumboiu
    Romania, France, Germany, Sweden, 2019

    This crime thriller laden with double-crosses, showdowns, and seductions is a new genre twist for BAMPFA favorite Corneliu Porumboiu. “If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers” (New York Times).

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own

    Daniel Traub
    United States, 2020
    Livestream conversation: Daniel Traub, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and Steven H. Oliver

    This new documentary takes viewers behind the scenes as artist Ursula von Rydingsvard works on her monumental sculptures, revealing the loving labor behind their mysterious, expressive forms.

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  • WATCH FROM HOME—What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

    Rob Garver
    United States, 2018

    From her early years in Berkeley to her long career at the New Yorker, What She Said chronicles the life and work of the brilliant, hilarious, contentious Pauline Kael. “An exquisitely crafted documentary about the woman who was arguably the greatest movie critic who ever lived” (Variety).

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