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  • The Oath (NR)

    In this provocative documentary, Laura Poitras follows the divergent paths of two Yemeni friends who worked for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and contrasts the price each man paid for his proximity to the 9/11 hijackers. more...
  • October (Ten Days That Shook the World) (NR)

    Sergei Eisenstein was given a free hand and a mammoth budget to re-create the October Revolution for its tenth anniversary (1927), but the results displeased the authorities—for reasons both political (Trotsky, suddenly banished from the Soviet Union, had to be hurriedly eliminated from the final cut) and aesthetic (Eisenstein's extreme formalism, here at its most abstract and theoretical). more...
  • October Country (NR)

    Documentary maker Michael Palmieri and photographer Donal Mosher collaborated on this grimly sympathetic movie about Mosher's down-and-out family in upstate New York. more...
  • Odd Man Out (NR)

    A wounded Irish revolutionary (James Mason at his near best) on the run in Belfast encounters a cross section of human responses—self-interest, indifference, empathy, and charity—in this arty 1946 English thriller directed by Carol Reed and adapted by F.L. Green and R.C. Sherriff from Green's novel. more...
  • Omar (NR)

    This gripping Palestinian thriller (2013) evokes Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) in its depiction of not only the psychological pressures faced by people under occupation, but the murky moral consequences of retaliating against one's oppressors. more...
  • On the Bowery
  • On the Bowery (NR)

    Inspired by The Bicycle Thief, New York filmmaker Lionel Rogosin set out to make a neo-realist drama on the city's skid row, and his 1957 film is a priceless time capsule, though its images of addiction and despair have barely aged. more...
  • Open City (NR)

    Roberto Rossellini's 1946 story of a group of workers and a priest in 1943-'44 Rome, declared an “open city” by the Nazis, was begun only two months after the liberation. more...
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