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An award-winning documentary presents a series of portraits of Auschwitz survivors and the different meanings the serial numbers tattooed on their arms, as a reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, took on in the decades that followed.
Byzantine court intrigue, evil kings and queens, usurpers to the throne, peasant uprisings, slave revolts, epic battle scenes, sword fights, muscle-bound heroes, damsels in distress, monsters, magic, and sorcery — the Italian peplum features from the 1950s and 1960s have your number.
Adventure animation, rated PG, 90 minutes, Disney+ Premier Access, 3.5 chiles
These days, voice actors are well paid and well known. For decades, though, most labored in obscurity, since decades went by before voice credits became common.
Two Things. One "Thing" couldn't be more different than the other, but both of them have their fans. Whether the good-natured esprit de corps draws you more to the Howard Hawks-produced The Thing from Another World, or morbid curiosity draws you more John Carpenter's gore-splattered remake, The Thing, there's much to love in both versions.
Robin Wright directs and stars in Land, about a woman who moves to a remote mountaintop in Wyoming that she is woefully unprepared to endure.
Filmmaker Erika Cohn discusses her harrowing documentary Belly of the Beast, about human rights violations in the female criminal justice system, as part of CCA's Living Room Series.
In Supernova, partners Tusker and Sam go on a road trip when it becomes increasingly apparent that one of them is suffering from early-onset dementia.
From the district attorney's office in Dallas, where his father worked, to a career as a crime reporter in the Bay Area, to a true crime documentarian and feature filmmaker, Tiller Russell's life made him the perfect candidate to bring the Byzantine story of the criminal enterprise Silk Road to the screen.
The films in the Flatirons Food Film Festival cover a broad range of topics, from the recovery of Indigenous knowledge of food culture to the impact of waste reduction, to the neglected heritage of African American cooking our nation's cookbooks.
Imprisoned for eternity and buried deep within the Earth, an alien being is accidentally awakened by two siblings who have no idea of the ride they're in for. Their actions set off a chain of events in which the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.
Before Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, stars like the Nicholas brothers, Katherine Dunham, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and Josephine Baker were turning a fusion of African and new American jazz rhythms and movement into a popular dance that found its way into the floorshows of nightclubs in Harlem — then to Hollywood and onto the dancing feet of people of all races all over the country.
With the flow of new releases from Hollywood reduced to a rivulet, this is a great time to revisit some classic titles featuring the work of four great composers active during the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. The films mentioned are widely available on DVD and via streaming services; soundtrack CD…
A years-long peace between humans and alien-human hybrids is threatened by a virus. The cure lies on a distant planet ruled by hostile aliens, and only Rose Cowley and an elite band of mercenaries possess the ability to infiltrate the planet and recover it, if they're not too late.
Viola Davis plays pioneering blues singer Gertrude "Ma" Rainey in a performance that is terrifying and transfixing. Ma Rainey's Black Box tells the story of when Rainey and her band set out to record her iconic 1927 hit.
Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance, a documentary directed by British former dancer Khadifa Wong, celebrates the form and the people who have continued to give it life, often against the odds.
Singly and taken together, the films of Small Axe create a potent portrait of individuals, as well as an entire community, that have been virtually erased from the cinematic record.
The times they are a-changin'. A push that began in the 1960s to liberalize America's marijuana laws has led to prohibition-ending legislation in 15 states and the District of Columbia. However, Black entrepreneurs in the legal cannabis industry face challenges and setbacks.
The story of the Southwest's Converso Jews, who practiced in secret during the time of the Inquisition, and their legacy are the subjects of a new documentary. A Long Journey: The Hidden Jews of the Southwest transcends cultural and geographic landscapes to present the stories of people only now discovering their Jewish heritage.
What does it take to survive worst-case scenarios all by your lonesome? A lot of grit, know-how, and patience. Because this is Hollywood, it also takes an epiphany of hope.
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