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January 24, 2022 / Documentary

Looks at the work of Brazilian photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado (b.1944). In his monumental photo-essay, Workers, Salgado’s dominant theme is the displacement of manual labor by technological advances. He documents the effects of this new industrial revolution on laborers in Eastern Europe, Cuba, Gdansk, Brazil, India, Sicily, and Bangladesh. Includes archival footage of Salgado’s life and commentary by artists, photographers, critics, and writers such as Jorge Armado, Robert Delpire, Jimmy Fox, and Arthur Miller.

January 24, 2022 / Comedy

This satire from a novel by Evelyn Waugh, tells a story of young British teacher Paul Pennyfeather after he is dismissed from Oxford. Eventually, he works his way into the private school system in Wales where he becomes involved with Margot Beste-Chetwynde, the glamorous mother of one of his pupils.

January 24, 2022 / Comedy

Trying to make it in the acting world, a young black woman resorts to working as a phone sex operator to pay the bills. Called Girl 6 by her new employer, she finds her work oddly fulfilling and starts getting attached to one caller, Bob. While dealing with various personal problems — such as her thief ex-husband wanting her back — Girl 6 comes to the dangerous realization that it’s easier to live in her fantasy work life than her real life.

January 24, 2022 / Comedy

Bloopermania is a side-splitting romp through Hollywood’s lost film vaults of outtakes brimming with “more stars than there are in heaven”. Literally right off the cutting room floor comes this raw, uncluttered footage as you’ve never seen it before. See: Rod Serling screw up a Twilight Zone intro. Soupy Sales’ nude girl prank, W.C Fields’ earthquake blooper, Lou Costello pulls a surprise out of his pants, Boris Karloff blows his scenes, Charlie Chan curses, Errol Flynn falls off his horse, Ronald Reagan uncensored, McHale’s Navy & F-Troop guys engage in politically incorrect humor, Goofs from Laugh-In, TV westerns like Gunsmoke, & much more!

January 24, 2022 / Experimental

This is a film about a man without a face. His arms and legs, bound with ropes, the disabled man is still without even a shudder in a white room. A series of unusual scenes in this room expresses what lies between memories, nightmares, and violent images.

January 24, 2022 / Experimental

700 continuous still photographs which are re-photographed frame by frame with linear, circular, and parabolic movements going up and down. This creates a crazy roller coaster out of this peaceful gymnasium shot in the dark.

January 24, 2022 / Drama

Teuvo Tulio’s oldest surviving film follows a spoilt and arrogant young man, the son of a landowner, playing fast and loose with the affections of a number of young women. In fact, he’s so busy seducing the women of the region that it’s a wonder any actual farming gets done at all. But eventually he finds himself forced to face up to his social and sexual responsibilities.

January 24, 2022 / Pre Code

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang’s leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of funds for a supposed chapel. But when a real healing takes place, a change comes over the gang.