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Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

Title: Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-16 (Theater)
Cast: Juliette Binoche Jean-Luc Vincent Robert Leroy Emmanuel Kauffman Marion Keller
Genre: Drama
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Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as the brilliant sculptress, protege of Auguste Rodin (and later his mistress), and sister of the Christian/mystic poet Paul Claudel - who, by 1915, was confined to a remote, church-run asylum for the mentally ill near Avignon. Bruno Dumont's rigorous, hypnotic portrait suggests that Camille's intense creativity and bohemian mores were on an inevitable, tragic collision course with her conventional Christian family and the expectations of early 20th century French society. Camille's paranoia (she believes Rodin is plotting against her) and occasional violent outbursts complicate her situation. Dumont peoples his film with real asylum patients, giving the film a disturbingly realistic dimension that adds to its poignancy. (c) Kino Lorber

Tricked (2013)

Title: Tricked (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-13 (Theater)
Cast: Dan Steele Gaite Jansen Robert de Hoog Carolien Spoor Sallie Harmsen
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Paul Verhoeven opens a new way in film making. In the first part of the film, we are introduced to Verhoeven's Experience. His charisma and passion for cinema brought many aspiring young talents into this adventure. Through interviews and various events taking place during the 9 months of the production process, we look at this unique movie making experience, who saw an entire nation to guide and inspire their most talented film Director. In the second part, we look at the result of this creative experience : a drama of lies and betrayal. The story centers on real estate tycoon and womanizer Remco (Peter Blok - Black Book). During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife Ineke (Ricky Koole - Sonny Boy), his successful and frivolous lifestyle takes a turn for the worse. His business partners, Wim and Fred, are scheming behind his back to sell him out. And to make matters worse, both his current mistress Merel and his former office-fling Nadja, show up uninvited with one of them pregnant. All is not what it seems to be in this tale of passion, betrayal and disintegrating relationships. A story only Paul Verhoeven could tell like no one else. (c) Kino Lorber

Tricked: The Documentary (2013)

Title: Tricked: The Documentary (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-13 (Theater)
Cast: Dan Steele
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States, as thousands of victims are trafficked throughout the country to satisfy America's $3 billion-a-year sex trafficking industry. In TRICKED, directors John-Keith Wasson and Jane Wells bring us closer to the pimps, johns, police officers, parents and victims of America's thriving sex trade. (c) Kino Lorber

A Touch of Sin (2013)

Title: A Touch of Sin (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 125 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-04 (Theater)
Cast: Tao Zhao Jiang Wu Wang Baoqiang Lanshan Luo Zhang Jiayi
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.(c) Kino

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster (2013)

Title: Drew: The Man Behind The Poster (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-16 (Theater)
Cast: Drew Struzan George Lucas Steven Spielberg Harrison Ford Michael J. Fox
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, the journey spans Drew's early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time. Three filmmakers have united to bring this film to life; Greg Boas (Hefty Inc.), Charles Ricciardi (Torino Pictures), and Erik P. Sharkey (Sharkey Productions), assembling one of the most intriguing film lineups and crafting a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, the stories behind Drew's most recognizable creations, as well as a never-before-seen insider's examination of the industry and the profession of motion picture advertising. (c) Kino Lorber

In Another Country (2012)

Title: In Another Country (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-11 (Theater)
Cast: Isabelle Huppert Yu Junsang Yumi Jung Youn Yuhjang Kwon Hyehyo
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, 8 Women, La ceremonie, and the current Amour) stars in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo (Hahaha, The Day He Arrives, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Woman on the Beach). The Village Voice calls the film "the love child Antonioni and Hou Hsiao-hsien never had." In a triptych of overlapping stories, three different French women (a filmmaker, an adulterer and a divorce - Huppert, Huppert and... Huppert) visit a small Korean resort town and encounter a flirtatious director, a lovestruck lifeguard and far too much soju. Hong's latest tale(s) of love, lust and misunderstanding, IN ANOTHER COUNTRY is an effortless, laugh-out-loud comedy that plays like a lost French New Wave classic. Official Selection: Cannes International Film Festival (c) Kino

If I Were You (2013)

Title: If I Were You (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-07 (DVD)
2012-03-15 (Theater)
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden Leonor Watling Joseph Kell Aidan Quinn Valerie Mahaffey
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Madelyn Reid (Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden) accidentally learns of her husband's infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress (Talk to Her's Leonor Watling) from a bungled suicide attempt. When her unsuspecting young rival suggests the two new "best friends" take each other's advice - on everything - Madelyn sees an opportunity to seize the upper hand. But the plan backfires when Lucy, an aspiring actress, insists Madelyn keep her end of the bargain - and orders her to star as King Lear in a very amateur production, with Lucy playing The Fool. Things really get out of control when Lucy starts giving Madelyn instructions on dealing with an amorous coworker and a handsome stranger (the ever delectable Aidan Quinn). Marcia Gay Harden gives a hilarious, touching and utterly believable performance in this delightful comedy about two women who become the unlikeliest of friends. With pitch-perfect chemistry between odd couple Harden and Watling, a fine supporting cast, plenty of laughs, and a few pearls of wisdom, If I Were You is a very entertaining look at the unexpected places that life can take us.(c) Kino Lorber

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! (2013)

Title: You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-06-07 (Theater)
Cast: Sabine Azema Pierre Arditi Anne Consigny Lambert Wilson Mathieu Amalric
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydes) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside their youthful avatars, looking back into the past rather like mythic Orpheus himself. (c) Kino

The Rocket (2013)

Title: The Rocket (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-10 (Theater)
Cast: Sitthiphon Disamoe Loungnam Kaosainam Thep Pho-Ngam Bunsri Yindi Sumrit Warin
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck leads his family (and a couple of ragged misfits) through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred by war, the boy builds a giant rocket to prove he's not cursed and to enter the most lucrative but dangerous competition of the year: a rocket festival. (c) Kino Lorber

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)

Title: Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-25 (Theater)
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. (c) Kino Lorber

Archipelago (2014)

Title: Archipelago (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 114 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-27 (Theater)
Cast: Tom Hiddleston Kate Fahy Amy Lloyd Lydia Leonard Christopher Baker
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

ARCHIPELAGO is a quietly devastating portrayal of a family in emotional crisis. Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is preparing to leave for a year of voluntary service in Africa. His mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and his sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard) decide to gather the family together, on a remote island, as a farewell trip to say goodbye to Edward. Hired cook Rose (Amy Lloyd) and painting teacher Christopher (Christopher Baker), though bought in to help, only serve to bring the family's anxieties into sharper focus. When Edward's father is delayed, the unspoken forces of absence and loss bring the family's buried anger and repressed tension to the surface. (C) Kino

Marius (2014)

Title: Marius (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-07-04 (Theater)
Cast: Daniel Auteuil Raphael Personnaz Jean-Pierre Darroussin Victoire Belezy Marie-Anne Chazel
Genre: Drama Comedy
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This moving love story by Marcel Pagnol is set at the Old Port of Marseille, in the Bar de la Marine, run by Cesar and his son Marius. A dreamer, Marius sees a life for himself on the sea, embarking on one of the many ships that sail by each day heading off to distant horizons. Fanny, a young woman who sells shellfish outside the bar, is secretly in love with Marius (who has always secretly loved her back). When Marius finally gets his chance to go to sea, Fanny plots to keep him back by revealing her love for him and stirring his jealousy vis-a-vis another man who is enamored of her. Marius must struggle between the call of the ocean and his love for Fanny, at the risk of sacrificing that which is most important to him. (C) Kino

Finding Fela! (2014)

Title: Finding Fela! (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 119 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-08-01 (Theater)
Cast: Fela Kuti
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Kuti's life (1938 - 1997), his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) brings audiences close to Mr. Kuti's fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. With his audacious music and a great deal of courage, Fela Kuti helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria, promoted Pan Africanist politics to the entire world and became an inspiration in the global fight for the rights of all oppressed people. (c) Kino Lorber

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014)

Title: Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-23 (DVD)
2014-02-05 (Theater)
Cast: Jerome Robbins Jacques d'Amboise George Balanchine Tanaquil Le Clerq Michael Stuhlbarg
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Of the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. She mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated, race-horse physique became the new prototype for the great George Balanchine. The muse to both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, they loved her as a dancer and a woman. Balanchine married her and Robbins created his famous Afternoon of a Faun for Tanny. She was the foremost dancer of her day until it suddenly all stopped. At age 27, Tanny was struck down by polio and paralyzed. She never danced again. (c) Kino Lorber

Exhibition (2014)

Title: Exhibition (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-20 (Theater)
Cast: Viv Albertine Liam Gillick Tom Hiddleston Harry Kershaw Mary Roscoe
Genre: Drama
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EXHIBITION depicts a married, middle-aged couple (D and H, respectively played by Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), both artists, who live in a beautiful modernist house in London's Chelsea. Also designed and built by an artist, the house (i.e. the third character in the film's triangle) is at once a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison and a psychological battleground. As D and H slowly arrive at the painful decision to sell the place, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. (C) Kino Lorber

The Anonymous People (2014)

Title: The Anonymous People (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-09 (DVD)
2014-03-14 (Theater)
Cast: Michael Askew Tara Conner Roxanne Kibben Phil Valentine Chris Herren
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by Greg Williams, The Anonymous People features prominent people who are living publicly in long-term recovery, like former NBA star Chris Herren, award-winning actress Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock From the Sun, The Exes), Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, best-selling author William Cope Moyers, former congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad - and many others. Their brave testimonies dispel long-standing cliches about addiction and recovery.(C) Kino

Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2014)

Title: Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 125 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama Art House & International Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

This highly charged political thriller draws on real events to tell a unfortunately common tale or repression in contemporary Iran. Kasra, an Iranian author who's been secretly writing his memoirs, is under strict monitoring by the country's security service. His stories are related to his time in jail as a political prisoner and to other events connected to his life as an intellectual in Iran. After preparing his writings to be published as a book, Kasra gets ready to leave the country - but the security service apparatus uncovers his plan before he leaves the country. Next on their agenda: destroy his manuscripts. (C) Kino Lorber

The Revisionaries (2012)

Title: The Revisionaries (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-05 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Revisionaries showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious and ideological clashes, with local Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools. This documentary highlights how their tactics have had the effect of rewriting key tenets of U.S. democracy and are affecting educational policies at the national level - for generations to come. -- (C) Kino Lorber

Meet the Fokkens (2012)

Title: Meet the Fokkens (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-08 (Theater)
Cast: Louise Fokkens Martine Fokkens
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Meet Louise and Martine Fokkens: 69-year-old identical twins who have worked as prostitutes in Amsterdam's red light district for over 50 years. Louise is newly retired due to arthritis ("I couldn't get one leg over the other"), but Martine carries on, unable to support herself on a state pension. Between explicit scenes of her daily grind, she and Louise stroll the city in matching outfits, recounting hilariously ribald stories from a lifetime of sex work. (Discussing a client who was a chaplain, one recalls: "Don't you remember, we even had a little confessional!") An immensely affectionate portrait of two women who have seen and done everything (and everyone), Meet the Fokkens is a rollicking and revealing look at the world's oldest profession in the 21st century. -- (C) Kino Lorber

Film socialisme (2011)

Title: Film socialisme (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 2012-01-10 (DVD)
2011-06-03 (Theater)
Cast: Catherine Tanvier Christian Sinniger Jean-Marc Stehle Jean Marc Stehlee Agatha Couture
Genre: Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty. -- (C) Kino

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