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    The Lady (R)

    This biopic tells the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, a tireless advocate of democracy in Burma who was recently elected to political office there after spending nearly two decades under house arrest. more...
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    Sing Your Song (NR)

    Released in tandem with Harry Belafonte's memoir, My Song, this fascinating 2011 documentary about the entertainer, activist, and humanitarian can hardly be called objective: it was produced by his daughter Gina, includes his own scripted voice-over narration, and skips over recent statements that have landed him in hot water (labeling President Bush a terrorist, referring to Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as "house slaves"). more...
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    Eames: The Architect and the Painter (NR)

    The married couple Charles and Ray Eames emerged as design innovators during the postwar boom and remained so for decades; their staggering output of furniture lines, toys, films, prefab houses, and exhibitions made them household names (even if talk show host Arlene Francis, in a 1957 interview with the couple, patronized Ray as the "woman behind the man"). more...
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    Mahler on the Couch (NR)

    Writer-directors Percy and Felix Adlon re-create the tormented marriage between Gustav Mahler and Alma Schindler; the results waver between shrill melodrama and shrill comedy. more...
  • Professor (NR)

    The secret dream of most academics is to accrue enough prestige and grant money that they'll never have to teach again, but Jay Holstein, professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa, happily foregoes research and publication in favor of a double teaching load. more...
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    Total Badass (NR)

    Had Chad Holt been born in Europe 200 years ago, he might have become a great Romantic poet; but as a denizen of contemporary Austin, Texas, he's funneled his libertine intelligence into vulgar zines and hardcore bands with names like Fr├╝ntbutt. more...
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    Rembrandt's J'Accuse

    In much of this 2008 video, director Peter Greenaway appears in a little box near the center of the image to lecture viewers (perhaps hector would be a better word) on his theory that The Night Watch, Rembrandt’s most celebrated painting, is actually an indictment of a murder. more...
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    Bound for Glory (PG)

    Hal Ashby's 1976 biography of Woody Guthrie begins well, with some wonderfully aimless footage of life in the Dust Bowl, and builds detail as Guthrie migrates west to the promised land of California, only to find the conditions there no better than those he's left. more...