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    This Super-8 feature by Boston-area filmmaker Luther Price is at once an essay on failure and a barely coherent mess, its violations of narrative grammar so consistent that they become a statement. more...
  • Abouna (Our Father)

    This understated but affecting 2002 drama, which director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun says is one of just three features ever made in Chad, should be required viewing for American kids who think they've got troubles. more...
  • Access Orbit—Program 1: Identity

    This program of ten videos by young, mostly “minority” people, organized by the media activist group Paper Tiger Television, focuses on the familiar themes of personal and group identity. more...
  • Acephale

    The “Zanzibar filmmakers,” working in France amid the revolutionary fervor of the late 60s, renounced cinematic artifice and constructed narratives: this 1968 feature by Patrick Deval is both visually inventive and static to the point of frustration, a fascinating provocation that also feels incomplete. more...
  • Adios East Los

    Three high school dropouts from the Los Angeles barrio, eager to escape their humdrum lives, steal a luxury boat and sail to Catalina Island in this 1999 video by William Douglas Lansford. more...
  • Adrift in the Heartland

    Made in Chicago, this independent video about transcending cultural narrowness suffers from its artificial setup—an African-American woman and a recently emigrated Palestinian housewife meet by chance and become friends—but its sensitive execution makes it well worth seeing. more...
  • The Affairs of Dr. Holl

    Dr. Holl has only two affairs in this 1951 German film, which is misrepresented by its insinuating English title. more...
  • Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death

    According to documentarian Jamie Doran, American soldiers may have been bystanders to a war crime: as many as 3,000 of the 7,000 Taliban soldiers who surrendered to Afghan forces after the 2001 siege of Kunduz may have died in captivity. more...
  • L'Afrance

    Alain Gomis' first fiction feature (2001) offers an incisive portrait of a dislocated Senegalese man living in Paris (Djolof Mbengue). more...
  • African Stories

    American gays griping about homophobia should consider the much worse horrors displayed in these three videos about Africa. more...
  • Africas: What About the Pain?

    Raymond Depardon traverses the continent from South Africa to Egypt, acting on his wish to “go roaming around with a movie camera, to let myself be carried away by the images.” Majestic circular pans move from Edenic nature to scenes of human poverty and ruination. more...
  • Afro-Punk

    The subjects of James Spooner's 2003 video are black kids who've embraced the punk subculture; the unresolved contradictions of race in American life are its underlying theme. more...