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Films & DVDs Released in 2018
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Fall 2018 Releases
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  • Around India with a Movie Camera - Sandhya Suri skilfully weaves together archive footage to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India pre-1947.

  • Dead Souls - Wang Bing's latest film documents the testimony of survivors of the hard-labor camp in the Gobi Desert in Gansu, China.

  • Film StillEternity Has No Door of Escape - Brings viewers to the places and institutions in France, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium where the history of "Outsider Art" unfolded and continues to unfold today.

  • I Cannot Tell You How I Feel - Su Friedrich continues her ongoing quest to film the battleground of family life.

  • Jamilia - A search for Jamilia, the title character in the novella by Chingiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the rules of Kirghiz society.


  • Minute Bodies - A meditative, immersive tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F. Percy Smith.

  • Film StillThe Owl's Legacy - Chris Marker takes thirteen words of Greek origin that cover an array of subjects in order to find the ancient Greece that accompanies our thoughts, inspires our writers, influences our politics and ideals of beauty.

  • The Poets - Follows two West African poets and lifelong friends, Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare, as they travel through their home countries of Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore what has shaped their art.

  • The Scientist, The Imposter, and Stalin - Two extraordinary human destinies, caught up in the implacable political machinery of the burgeoning Soviet Union of the 1920s, prey to famine.


  • The Singular Story of Unlucky Juan - A critical and ironic documentary on the state of the Cuban economy, as told through the life of Juan.

  • Film StillSPK Complex - The anti-psychiatric Socialist Patients' Collective (SPK) was founded in Heidelberg in 1970 and attributed individual suffering to society’s capitalist structures.

  • Travels in the Congo (Voyage au Congo) - This landmark 1927 ethnographic documentary by Marc Allégret depicts his expedition in French Equatorial Africa.

  • The Widowed Witch - A dark satire, with touches of magic realism, that highlights the moral vacuum in an impoverished part of China.

Spring 2018 Releases
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  • France (Les Habitants) - Documentarist Raymond Depardon travels through provincial France in a camper, gathering conversations with people from all walks of life.

  • Journal de France - A journal, a voyage through time. Depardon photographs France, Nougaret rediscovers the unseen footage he has so carefully kept: his first steps behind the camera, his TV reports from around the world, snatches of their memories and of our history.

  • A Man's Place - Confronted with unforeseen pregnancies and, in most cases, abortions, men reveal their feelings and thoughts.

  • Film StillMarlina the Murderer in Four Acts - In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina, a young widow, is attacked and robbed for her cattle. Seeking justice, she goes on a journey for empowerment and redemption.


  • The Other Side of Everything - A Belgrade apartment divided in two—with one half that has been locked for more than 30 years—tells the story of Serbia's political turmoil.

  • Film StillThe Red Soul - Why do so many Russians still defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? Russians speak openly about Joseph Stalin and their traumas, rooted in a violent history.

  • Sacred Water - Immerses the viewer into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in a most secret way: female pleasure.

  • When Banana Ruled - A dramatic tale of cynical adventurers, of visionaries of a modern and crippling capitalism, told like a Western.

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