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Films & DVDs Released in 2019
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Fall 2019 Releases
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  • The Cordillera of Dreams - Explores the majesty of Chile’s landscapes set against the violent historical forces and with it, completing Patricio Guzmán's trilogy of Chile’s topography.

  • Film StillDying for Gold - The story of 120 years of gold mining and racial capitalism leads to disease and extreme poverty which endures into the present.

  • Girls Always Happy - Confronts contemporary Chinese life with a brand new perspective, and portrays the spectacle of mutual repulsion, hatred, and harm in a single mother-daughter relationship in a Beijing Hutong. Yet from the despair grows the power of tender love.


  • Heimat Is a Space in Time - In this powerful cinematic essay, shot in luminous black and white, director Thomas Heise explores "heimat," his family home and homeland, through the upheavals of 20th-century German history.

  • Horror Noire - After a century of films that exploited, caricatured, sidelined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces a secret history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre.

  • Jinpa - Blurring the boundaries between reality and dreams, Pema Tseden tells the story of a chance encounter between a delivery driver and a mysterious man on a journey to avenge his father’s death.

  • Film StillOf Shadows - Set in China’s Loess Plateau, Of Shadows captures the liveliness and resilience of a group of local shadow play artists.


  • Film StillThe Search (La Búsqueda) - Thirty years after the internal conflict in Peru, three people go on a quest to recover from loss and heal the wounds left by violence.

  • Spears from All Sides - The young, charismatic Waorani activist Opi tells the dramatic story of a vehement, community-based resistance by tribal communities in one of the most remote and beautiful areas of the world.

  • Waiting for the Carnival - The people of Toritama in Brazil's northeast produce jeans all year to sell at Carnival, then rest on the beach.

Spring 2019 Releases
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  • Film StillAnd There Was Israel - The film examines the creation of the State of Israel and looks at the history of Zionism (1896-1948) under the very specific angle of the responsibility of the western world.

  • Bauhaus Spirit - Portrays the exciting history of Bauhaus as the formulation, the failure and the renewal of a utopia for society.

  • [CENSORED] - A work stitched from the scraps of censorship.

  • Chez Jolie Coiffure - Filmmaker Rosine Mbakam is invited to step inside a Brussels salon, Jolie Coiffure, with the charimsatic owner, Sabine.


  • Everything Must Fall - An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education and morphed into the most militant national revolt since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.

  • Marquis de Wavrin: From the Manor to the Jungle - Explores the thrilling life of the Belgian marquis who spent decades living with and filming indigenous people in South America.

  • Film StillThe Observer - China is doing everything in its power to silence filmmaker Hu Jie, but he remains on his lonely mission to document the country's true history. From the dGenerate Films Collection.

  • Olivia - A newly restored print of this 1950 feminist film about girls at a boarding school exploring their discovery of love and attraction.


  • Rethinking Cuban Civil Society - An inside look into Cuba's current dynamics often neglected by the U.S. mainstream media.

  • Spark - Filmmaker Hu Jie—who has been described as “China’s most important unofficial historian-filmmaker”—tracks down the surviving men and women of the political magazine, Spark, and allows them to tell their stories. From the dGenerate Films Collection.

  • System Error - Examines the fundamentals of capitalism and the continuing impact of Karl Marx as an analyst of it.

  • Time Thieves - Forget water, coal, petrol and rare earths - there is a new resource everyone wants: our time.

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    The Two Faces of a Bamileke Woman - A journey of knowledge and self discovery in Cameroon.

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