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TO KILL A MAN

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A Life in Dirty Movies

  • Opens in New York September 19
  • Also on cable VOD nationwide September 19
  • Featuring John Waters and other cult cinema icons
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Ilo Ilo

  • Best reviewed indie of the year!
  • Winner, Camera d'Or - Cannes Film Festival
  • Available on DVD September 16
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1,000 Times Good Night

  • Starring Juliette Binoche and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Opens in New York October 24
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Directed by Iram Haq
Directed by Thierry de Peretti
Directed by Andreas Prochaska
Directed by Maryna Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er
Directed by Sean Gullette
Directed by Sophie Fillières
Directed by Joel Novoa
Directed by Nicolas Vanier
Directed by Paolo Virzì
Directed by Dietrich Brüggmann
I AM YOURS
Directed by Iram Haq
YEAR 12 FILM 10
Mina is a young single mother in Oslo, juggling 6 year old Felix's upbringing and her troublesome relationship with her traditional Pakistani family that doesn't approve of her life choices. Constantly looking for love in all the wrong places, Mina falls in and out of relationships with a string of men, none of them lasting very long. But when Mina meets Jesper, a Swedish film director who dearly adores her, she falls head over heels in love, willing to go to any lengths to make it work this time around.
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APACHES
Directed by Thierry de Peretti
YEAR 12 FILM 11
While thousands of tourists invade the beaches and clubs of the picturesque island of Corsica, five local teenagers spend their days aimlessly hanging out in the streets. One summer night, one invites the others to a vacant luxury villa he knows, where they spend the night swimming, drinking and hooking up. When they leave, they steal several valuables from the home, including two prize rifles. Upon returning from Paris to discover the theft and vandalism, the homeowner turns to a local crime boss for help, quickly igniting a chain reaction of violence and revenge the teens had never anticipated.
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THE DARK VALLEY
Directed by Andreas Prochaska
YEAR 12 FILM 12
Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village, tucked away between the steep mountains. This stranger goes by the name of Greider; nobody knows where he's from and, met with blatant distrust, nobody wants him in the village. The sons of Old Brenner, the village patriarch who holds the entire community under his threatening, violent ways, would have chased him away if Greider hadn't given them a fistful of gold coins. Greider introduces himself as a photographer, and Brenner's sons provide him with shelter for the winter at the house of widow Gader and her young daughter, Luzi. Soon to be married to her sweetheart, Lukas, Luzi is full of trepidation as the big day draws near because, in this valley, a wedding comes with a terrible tradition. And whoever opposes this tradition will be subjected to a merciless punishment.

In the depths of winter, the village cut off by snowfall and barely a ray of sunlight reaching the valley, a tragic accident leads to the death of one of Brenner's beloved sons. When another son is mysteriously killed, it's clear this is not a coincidence: the time has come for Brenner's family to pay, and Greider plans to settle a score long forgotten by everyone but him.
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LOVE ME
Directed by Maryna Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er
YEAR 13 FILM 1
Sasha is an attractive young Ukranian woman who finally decides to end her dead-end relationship with a married man. Cemal, bound by tradition to marry a girl he's never met, is dragged by his uncle and cousin from Turkey to Kiev for a decadent bachelor party. When their paths cross at a nightclub, everything changes for these two lost souls. Sasha, who dreams of having a child, sees a one-night stand who she can use to get pregnant. Cemal is immediately drawn to Sasha's confident independence, so unlike the women back home. Despite the cross cultural barriers, the chemistry between them is undeniable, soon blossoming into the deep emotional experience of true love.
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TRAITORS
Directed by Sean Gullette
YEAR 13 FILM 2
Malika, leader of Traitors, an all-female punk rock band, has a strong vision of the world, her hometown of Tangier, and her place in it. When she needs money to save her family from eviction and to realize her dreams for the band, Malika agrees to a fast cash proposition: a smuggling run over the mountains for a dangerous drug dealer. But her companion on the road is Amal, a burnt-out young drug mule who Malika decides to free from her enslavement to the dangerous drug dealers. The challenge will put Malika's rebel ethos to the test, and to survive she will have to call on all her instincts and nerve.
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IF YOU DON'T, I WILL
Directed by Sophie Fillières
YEAR 13 FILM 3
Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time. Passion and spontaneity have given way to predictability and cold shoulders. But there's a lingering optimism, a hope they can return to the couple they used to be, attending chic art openings and sharing a laugh like young lovers. On a hike together one afternoon, Pomme declares her independence by deciding to stay in the woods rather than return to an underwhelming life with Pierre. Pierre tries to get back to normal, despite his worry over her whereabouts and the indelible sense that he's missing his better half. Meanwhile, Pomme begins an extended meditation in the forest on where her own life should go next, with or without Pierre. In the end, both are left to contemplate the strength and meaning of each other's commitment.
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GOD'S SLAVE
Directed by Joel Novoa
YEAR 13 FILM 4
Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, GOD'S SLAVE follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bomb at a synagogue, and David, the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack. But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. Ahmed, posing as a doctor, lives happily with his wife and young son; though David's marriage is on the rocks, he remains devoted to his wife and daughter. With time running out before the attack, David zeros in on Ahmed as a suspect, his investigation culminating in violent, if unexpected, consequences.
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
Directed by Nicolas Vanier
YEAR 13 FILM 4
A beloved story since the 1960s television series introduced resourceful young Sebastian and the giant mountain sheepdog he tames and calls Belle, this heartwarming new feature film is set during WWII in the snowy Alps of occupied France, on the border of Switzerland. Sebastian, lonely and dreaming of the day his mother will return from America for him, befriends "the beast" the local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep - an enormous yet gentle sheepdog who quickly becomes the boy's best friend and protector. With Nazis in the village rooting out the resistance fighters helping Jewish refugees cross the border, Belle and Sebastian's loyalty - to each other and the village that's embraced them both - will be put to the test.
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HUMAN CAPITAL
Directed by Paolo Virzì
YEAR 13 FILM 6
HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Rovellis, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Rovelli (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Directed by Dietrich Brüggmann
YEAR 13 FILM 7
Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ's journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen's struggle to find her own path in life. Though from the outside Maria lives in the modern world, her family and her heart are faithful to a Catholic radicalism that requires sacrifice and devotion at every turn. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family's faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores.
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Our #throwbackthursday today is this classic from 1975 - filmmaker Joe Sarno on the set of Laura's Toys. A Life in Dirty Movies is the new doc about Sarno's life, marriage and filmmaking - and how he changed forever the landscape of sex on screen. It opens at Anthology Film Archives on September 19. Like the film's page to check out the trailer and learn more!


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Joe Sarno (left) on the set of “Laura’s Toys” in 1975 is our #tbt today! A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES, a new doc about Sarno’s life, marriage and career, opens in #NYC and on cable VOD 9/19.

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