Michelle Williams stars in Reichardt’s (Wendy and Lucy) eagerly anticipated new feature. Three families take a perilous journey along the Oregon Trail in 1845. Led astray and running out of water, they must wrestle with where to place their trust in this fine-tuned drama that resonantly strips away the grandeur of the mythic Old West.
Hip-hop courses through this prescient, vibrant second feature about art and the struggle to make it in Alexandria. The film follows an engineer at loose ends trying to throw a concert of young musicians whose general dissatisfaction is balanced by their musical spirit and energy pulsing throughout.
At once a detailed social history of 16th-century Flemish life and a keen study of the artistic imagination, Lech Majewski’s brilliant film brings to life before our eyes The Way to Calvary, Pieter Bruegel’s dense frieze of Christ’s passion set within a busy rustic Flanders scene.
A series of experimentally minded shorts from established masters such as Jay Rosenblatt, Peter Tscherkassky and Kerry Laitala and relative newcomers such as Zackary Drucker—and featuring Jonathan Caouette’s (Tarnation) newest work—this program will be sure to surprise and confound and illuminate worlds real and imagined.
Through interviews with Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho and dozens more, this documentary explores women’s under-representation in positions of power, challenging their limited, often disparaging portrayal in the media. Can we convince a new generation that women’s primary value lies in their capacity as leaders rather than merely their youth, beauty and sexuality?
A taciturn truck driver hits the pitted asphalt road for a journey into rural Russia and encounters with peculiar folk—an old man still plagued by the Great War, a teenage prostitute who shuns kindness, a trio of tramps who wander the wasteland like an unholy trinity—in this surprising guignol about a republic in decline.
Counts and Fathers, Marquis and Madames, orphans and nobility all spin their yarns in Ruiz’s magisterial new gambit on the art of storytelling, based on a 19th-century Portuguese novel yet more like Dickens filtered through a surrealist’s gaze. It's a tale of tales, all set in a decadent, baroque old-world Portugal.
The 18th-century Indian painter Nainsukh of Guler receives a poetic, visually stunning tribute from a young Indian filmmaker employing an arresting pictorial language. Shot in the region where Nainsukh produced his most celebrated work, this is a meditative and meticulous recreation of the world of an artistic genius.
The influence of Leonard Cohen’s writing and music gives rise to a range of astonishing work in this three-part tribute: a series of short films that visualize the album New Skin for the Old Ceremony, the classic documentary Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Mr. Leonard Cohen and live music featuring covers of Cohen’s music by Kelly Stoltz and Pale Hoarse.
The renowned Chilean documentarian goes to one of the highest, driest places on earth, the Atacama Desert, to examine the work of astronomers who search the skies to understand our universe at the same time that relatives of those disappeared under the Pinochet dictatorship search the sands for the bodies of the victims.