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  • L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema

    Short works by Haile Gerima, Shirikiana Aina, Melvonna Ballenger, and Carroll Parrott Blue and Kristy H.A. Kang, screening as part of retrospective on the Afro-centric filmmaking that has emerged from UCLA since the 1970s. more...
  • The Last Angel of History

    I've never seen anything quite like this 1996 video by John Akomfrah, a 45-minute meditation on black consciousness whose dense, almost chaotic weave of images and ideas offers space travel and science fiction as metaphors for the experience of the African diaspora. more...
  • The Last Elvis (NR)

    Armando Bo cowrote and directed this Argentine comedy-drama (2012) about a middle-aged Elvis impersonator who reassesses his life after a personal tragedy. more...
  • Latcho Drom

    This difficult-to-categorize 1993 masterpiece by Tony Gatlif is many things at once: a Gypsy “docu-musical” (actually an adroit mixture of documentary and fiction) in 'Scope and stereo featuring musicians, singers, and dancers from India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain; an epic account of Gypsy migrations over the past thousand years; a political statement about Gypsy persecution that never descends into bitterness; a poetic evocation of the passing seasons; and a gorgeously filmed and edited compilation of some of the most joyous, soulful, and energizing music and dancing you're likely to encounter, taking on the musical forms and styles of each successive country (including Django Reinhardt-style jazz in France and flamenco in Spain). more...
  • Works by Richard Lerman

    Avant-garde artist Richard Lerman introduces a program of his short films and videos, plus a live performance of his piece Sections for Screen, Performers and Audience (1974). more...
  • Les Stance a Sophie

    This 1970 romantic drama by French director Moshe Mizrah tells the story of a radical feminist who tries to find love with her husband, who disapproves of her politics. more...
  • Let's Get Lost

    During roughly the last year of jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker's life, fashion and art photographer Bruce Weber (Broken Noses), a passionate fan, followed Baker and his entourage with a film crew, interviewed some of his former wives and lovers, and came up with a two-hour black-and-white documentary (1989) that's much more attentive to Baker as an emblem and icon—from a pretty boy of the early 50s to a wasted junkie in the 80s—than to his music, which is almost never heard except as dreamy background. more...
  • Life and Debt

    Stephanie Black's eye-opening 2001 documentary focuses on how the International Monetary Fund has devastated Jamaica's agriculture and industry, but it also powerfully illustrates what globalization has been doing to underdeveloped countries around the world. more...