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March 31, 2018 / Comedy

A Boston school teacher fights with a group of impoverished Frenchmen for possession of an inherited château. Elizabeth Rockwell is indignant when she finds her château filled with squatters, a widower with five messy children, who have no regard for private property rights.

WATCH MOVIE Pardon My French (1951)

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

Pietro Breccia is a man who has long decided to abandon civilization becoming a hermit, leaving behind the strain of modern life and the futility of consumer society and living for years in seclusion on Soratte, near Rome. One day he is discovered by a TV crew that, sniffing the scoop, film a report about him.

WATCH MOVIE Il Profeta (1968) AKA The Prophet

March 30, 2018 / Documentary

Born in 1910 in New York City Arthur Jacob Arshawsky better known to the world as Artie Shaw went on to become one of the best clarinetists in American music history. Brigitte Berman uses interviews with Shaw his colleagues and his last wife Evelyn Keyes to provide needed insights. These are supplemented by Shaw’s music and clips from two of the films from the late 30s in which he played himself.

WATCH MOVIE Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got (1985)

March 30, 2018 / Comedy

A sailor named Albert is late for his own wedding, but a bigger problem occurs when he gets a message from the Navy saying he can’t marry for certain legal reasons. Everyone jumps to conclusions and thinks there’s another woman out there with a claim of some kind.

WATCH MOVIE Watch it, Sailor! (1961)

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

Natsuko nurses a helpless crush on her roommate Mitsu and tries to possess her for herself by generating conflict between Mitsu and her boyfriend, Hideo. Mitsu discovers what is happening and throws Natsuko out of the apartment. But Natsuko cannot bring herself to sever the one-way emotional bond.

WATCH MOVIE Kazetachi no gogo (1980) AKA Afternoon Breezes

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

After Japan’s loss in the war, the wealthy, cultured, liberal Anjo family have to give up their mansion and their way of life. They hold one last ball at the house before leaving. The seemingly cold, cynical son secretly grieves for his defeated father and the values that the war destroyed, while the daughter tries to prevent father from taking his life and to find her own place in the new Japan

WATCH MOVIE Anjô-ke no butôkai (1947) AKA A Ball At the Anjo House

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

For more than three decades, aging Iranian Mohamad Sardari has worked as a crossing guard at a desolate train station. Through the years, Mohamad has done little to stifle the loneliness and boredom inherent in the job. Meanwhile, back at his family home, life is similarly uneventful: Mohamad’s wife passes the time sewing night and day, especially since the couple’s son left to join the army. As time passes, Mohamad mechanically continues to do his duty.

WATCH MOVIE Tabiate bijan (1974) AKA Still Life

March 30, 2018 / Foreign

A cynical millionaire announces that he intends to disguise himself as a hobo and give a million lire to anyone who treats him nicely. As a result, every bum in Rome is given the royal treatment on the off-chance that they’re the millionaire.

WATCH MOVIE Darò un milione (1935) AKA I’ll Give a Million