Altman is a touching, respectful, illuminating survery of the life and works of one of the most innovative, influential and truly independent directors in American cinema history. While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise and occasionally scathing criticism. With a career spanning M*A*S*H, The Player, Gosford Park, and more, Altman proved that it is possible to make truly independent films.
Featuring contributions from Altman collaborators and fans including Robin Williams, Paul Thomas Anderson, Julianne Moore, James Caan and many more.
Frederick Wiseman, master documentarian, takes the audience behind the scenes of a British institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings.
Breathtaking dramatisation of Thor Heyerdahl’s amazing journey.
In a dangerous adventure, six men sail from Peru to Polynesia on a fragile balsa-wood raft, risking their lives for an idea that could change history. Led by Thor, a handsome captain who can’t swim, the crew have no modern equipment and only a parrot for company.
Battling tidal waves, sharks and demons of the deep, it is six men against nature as the Kon-Tiki strives to reach land.
Eighteen Australian directors each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever. This watershed film reinterprets and re-imagines the work for the screen.
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PULP found fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', and 'Babies'. In 2012 they returned to their hometown for what could be their last UK concert. Footage of their phenomenal live showis exclusive to this film and the band also share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together these elements with dream-like tableaux featuring the people and the city of Sheffield.
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This collection of Chris Marker films consists of three works that pre-date La Jetée, the featurette that firmly planted his name as a filmmaker, as well as a series of seven shorter films that span each decade of his career thereafter. These remarkable curios reveal much about him, his ideas and his visuality, as well as his take on the modern world from an artistic point-of-view--from China, Siberia and Israel in the 1950s to the Pentagon, art collectives, cheshire cats, haikus and early new media.
A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the twentieth century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
Limited to just 1000 numbered editions and featuring an original photograph of JOHN BETJEMAN signed by JANE BOWN, along with bespoke sleeve artwork and booklet featuring essays by film makers LUKE DODD and MICHAEL WHYTE.
A revealing portrait of this most self-effacing but great portrait photographer emerges through conversation, anecdote and candid reflection.
This title will be released on June 8, 2015.
A remote military outpost in Patagonia, 1882, during the ‘Conquest of the Desert’. Captain Gunnar Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen) has come from Denmark with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When he wakes up the Captain realises what has happened and decides to venture into enemy territory to find them. Jauja is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes us to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.
This title will be released on June 29, 2015.
A bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her for marriage. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. Meaza Ashenafi, an empowered and tenacious young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self-defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between enforcing civil authority and abiding by customary law, risking the ongoing work of her women’s legal-aid practice to save Hirut’s life. Based on a real-life story, this film goes beneath the layer of polite social customs to explore the complexity of a country’s transformation toward equal rights, featuring the courageous generation that dares to own it.
This title will be released on June 29, 2015.
The haunting and funny story of a young woman set on fulfilling the wildest of dreams. A lonely woman (Oscar-nominee Rinko Kikuchi) becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried in a cult Hollywood film is, in fact, real. Abandoning her structured life in Tokyo she heads for the frozen Minnesota wilderness armed with only a hand-embroidered map. Ill prepared but determined, she encounters unexpected help along the way as she searches for her lost mythical fortune.