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An all-star roster of sports movie-making talent directs this heartfelt biography of extreme ski trailblazer Shane McConkey, once described as “the most influential skier ever.” McConkey covers forty years and countless high places to track Shane’s conversion from downhill racer to freeskiing marvel to pioneer of a hair-raising new discipline—ski BASE jumping—giving new meaning to the question, how do you live your life to the fullest? | Read MoreSports and Documentary
A journey through the cosmos within, this video was made with paint, ink, and paper on digitally manipulated 16mm and 35mm film strips. No film or video cameras were used to capture any source imagery. | Read More
Complete with a beastie from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, this adventure epic in the tradition of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows young Mac as he searches a remote Canadian lake for a mythical aquatic creature. Upon teaming up with the local Native Americans, Mac realizes that finding Mee Shee is only the beginning of his true adventure. (Ages 6+) | Read More
Using lively footage of wild African meerkats and Whoopi Goldberg's narration, this film ingeniously tells the story of Flower and her family. As imaginative as any cartoon, it will have kids begging for their very own baby meerkat (not recommended). | Read MoreDocumentary
In this quirky comedy, Tobe (Dustin Ingram, perfectly cast), an awkward teenage aficionado of 1980s soft-core, sets off in his grandfather's (Brian Dennehy) used Weinermobile to see his sexual idol perform at a strip club in Indiana. After defending her honor against ruffians who taunt the aging erotic starlet (Kim Cattrall) off the stage, he negotiates his unripe romantic impulses with the reality of her anything but glamorous life as a trailer-park single mother. | Read More
In a child's bedroom, a tattered puff toy appears somewhat melancholy. As tinkering sounds and footsteps echo throughout the room, a curious figure projects a shadow against a wall. In the midst of this cluttered environment, a beautiful doll emerges. A music box begins to play. Suddenly, a cuckoo clock initiates a sequence of mechanical interactions, which travel around the room, eventually culminating in the delivery of a sentimental message. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
In 2000, Christopher Nolan's striking thriller Memento captivated audiences with its innovative portrait of a man disoriented by short term memory loss, hunting for his wife's killer. In a cinematic landscape littered with scientific myths, Memento is noteworthy for its authentic, but no less intriguing, dramatization of neurological disorder. As we revisit this intellectually challenging film on its 10th anniversary, we celebrate Nolan's unconventional storytelling—as exciting now as it was then.
After the Movie: Join us for a conversation featuring special guests from science and screen, including Memento stars Guy Pearce and Joe Pantoliano, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan (whose short story "Memento Mori" inspired the film), New School professor of psychology Dr. William Hirst, and MIT professor of behavioral neuroscience Dr. Suzanne Corkin. Panelists will explore the science of memory as it relates to Memento and more broadly, the history of Hollywood's portrayal of memory as a dramatic theme. Moderated by NPR's Robert Krulwich. | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
One of two remarkable rediscoveries: Memories About Sayat Nova reveals astonishingly beautiful, newly discovered scenes from Sergei Paradjanov's masterwork Sayat Nova, which was censored by the Soviet government. In Russian.
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A comedy about Ish and Oz, best friends and roommates whose main goal in life is to avoid work at all costs. Determined to start their own hip-hop band, the two eccentric slackers make a pact to swear off the dreaded "nine-to-five," but ultimately realize that sooner or later everyone has to get a job. | Read More