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  • Son of Monarchs

  • Tove

  • The Cloud-Capped Star

  • The Story of a Three Day Pass

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

  • There Is No Evil

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  • Son of Monarchs

    Alexis Gambis
    United States, Mexico, 2020

    An intricately constructed meditation on migration, the environment, science, and identity, Son of Monarchs follows biologist Mendel as he shuttles between New York City and Michoacán, Mexico, revealing the inspiration for his research and the source of a haunting trauma.

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  • Tove

    Zaida Bergroth
    Finland, 2020

    An exploration of love, art, and personal freedom, Zaida Bergroth’s engaging biopic spans ten years in the life of Tove Jansson, creator of the internationally beloved Moomin characters, and meticulously recreates her fascinating bohemian milieu.

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  • What We Left Unfinished

    Mariam Ghani
    United States, Afghanistan, Qatar, 2019

    Available starting August 6

    Monday, August 9, 6 PM PDT: Livestream conversation: Mariam Ghani, Sherine Ebadi, and Penny Edwards

    Mariam Ghani’s astute, entertaining, and illuminating documentary tracks Afghan film history through the lens of the country’s complicated political history.

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  • If I go, where do I go?

    Amit Dutta
    India, 2021

    Streaming Premiere!

    At ninety-one, Krishna Baldev Vaid (1927–2020), a pioneer of Hindi experimental writing living in New York, feels at a loss for words. Yet he is eager to access the “dance of language,” to which he has devoted his life. With shorts The Scent of Earth and Ten Questions from a Critic.

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  • The Cloud-Capped Star

    Ritwik Ghatak
    India, 1960

    Digital Restoration

    Directed by the visionary Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak, The Cloud-Capped Star tells the story of a family that has been uprooted by the partition of India and comes to depend on their eldest daughter, the self-sacrificing Neeta (Supriya Choudhury).

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  • Edo Avant Garde

    Linda Hoaglund
    Japan, United States, 2019

    This beautiful examination of the tradition of Japanese folding screen and scroll painting explores the sensuous style and innovative methods of Edo period painting and reveals its influence on Western art.

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  • Paris Calligrammes

    Ulrike Ottinger
    Germany, France, 2020

    Ottinger’s latest film describes her experiences as a young artist living in Paris in the 1960s, evoking a place and time of intellectual, artistic, and political ferment.

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  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    Jia Zhangke
    China, 2020

    Three of China’s greatest living authors share their stories and memories in Jia Zhangke’s tribute to storytelling, and to the connection between intellectual thought and working-class labor. “A spiritual depiction of China. Illuminating” (South China Morning Post).

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  • The Story of a Three Day Pass

    Melvin Van Peebles
    France, 1968

    In an exuberant, inventive, and poignant film about an American soldier’s sojourn in Paris, Melvin Van Peebles brilliantly balances French New Wave style with profound social critique and psychological substance.

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  • There Is No Evil

    Mohammad Rasoulof
    Iran, 2020

    If you are an Iranian man—a military conscript, or a certain functionary—you might be called upon to execute a fellow citizen convicted of some crime or another. Mohammad Rasoulof’s searing new drama tells of four such men.

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