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Certification12 Our Rating

David Byrne is well known to everybody who was born at least half a century ago. As the frontman of Talking Heads his genius literally was the core of the band. This movie shows that his brilliance has not withered yet. American Utopia is a well chosen name for a time document that alternates fantastic music with witty comments on life in general and American life specifically. The world has changed a lot the last 50 years, but a lot of things have stayed the same and the peculiar way David B find out more...


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In 2002 three skinheads beat a young gay man, Francois Chenu, unconscious and threw his body into a lake, where he drowned. The killers were quickly caught and the case gained both national and international notoriety. This documentary deals with the ordeal of Francois' family, their horror, anger, grief and, ultimately, forgiveness. Beyond Hatred is a powerful, moving and thought provoking tale, though like the recent Parisian riots and films such as ‘La Haine' it highlights a nation at serio find out more...

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This excellent documentary follows Billy Bragg as he embarks on a mission to put music to a selection of lyrics penned by folk legend, Woody Guthrie. Billy's love of the People's Troubadour is evident as he visits his home town, tracing Woody's life and influences with the help of his daughter, Nora Guthrie. The music (compiled on two albums, 'Mermaid Avenue' Vol.'s 1 and 2) is excellent and is lifted with the collaboration of Wilco. Jeff Tweedy, lead singer with Wilco, seems particularly inspir find out more...

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For the English, the French port town of Calais is the gateway to Europe or a place to buy cheap alcohol. For hundreds of refugees and migrants it is the final barrier in the desperate search for a new life in England. This intimate film weaves together character driven stories of refugees, migrants and English expatriates to build a picture of life in a transient town where the inhabitants dream of somewhere better. Original music by Mustafa Santic and Michel Duvoisin. Rented with kind permissi find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

On Thanksgiving 1987, police raided the Great Neck, Long Island, home of Arnold and Elaine Friedman and confiscated a stack of child pornography. find out more...
CLOSE-UP (1990)

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The true story of Hossain Sabzian (playing himself), arrested and prosecuted for impersonating Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf (playing himself). A combination of dramatic re-enactment and real footage of all those involved, including the ensuing trial, 'Close Up' is the story of a man whose only crime is a passion for film, his guilt borne not of malice but beguiling naivety. Witty, touching, thoughtful and creative, this is a film that celebrates not just the individual but people's ability find out more...

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Following Cobain from his earliest years in Aberdeen, WA, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surrou find out more...


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Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

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Dancing Lessons from God and Medicine Pour le Coeur are two early shorts by the talented documentary film maker Kate Taunton. Although different in many ways a common theme links each work, as Taunton examines how our individuality is expressed in the choices we make, whether it is choosing a video from the local video shop or trying to find a close friend in a crowded city. For both pieces Taunton opts for a relaxed organic style of filmmaking which helps to establish a personal intimacy with h find out more...

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A young filmmaker attempts to understand his life by recording it on film, only to have his experiment turn into an alienating, voyeuristic obsession. One of the neglected milestones in contemporary film history, this legendary independent classic captures the state of mind and the state of the art in late 1960s America. find out more...