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  • Studies in Natural Magic

    This touring program, the first of four to celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco experimental film distributor Canyon Cinema, includes work by Peter Hutton, Julie Murray, and Standish Lawder,and by former Chicagoans David Gatten, Christopher Harris, Saul Levine, Jean Sousa, Charlotte Price, and Robert Fulton. more...
  • Spettacolo

    Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen directed this documentary about a small Tuscan village whose residents perform an annual drama based on their own lives. more...
  • Still Tomorrow

    In this Chinese documentary by Fan Jian, a rural woman with cerebral palsy who becomes a celebrity after her poetry goes viral on social media. more...
  • Salaam Cinema

    The talented and prolific Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf (The Peddler, Marriage of the Blessed) filmed his auditions, at which 5,000 potential actors showed up, and most of this 75-minute documentary (1995) consists of his interviews with various applicants. more...
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  • Stealing the Show

    Miriam J. Petty of Northwestern University speaks about her new book Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood. more...
  • She's Ramona

    Hugo Rodriquez's 2015 Mexican romantic comedy is about a woman uses black magic and cooking to deal with difficult coworkers and her overbearing mother. more...
  • Sheba, Baby (PG)

    Even the spectacular Pam Grier is sandbagged in this clumsy black actioner (1975) by William Girdler; she plays a private detective trying to stop the mob from taking over her father's loan company. more...
  • Saving Mes Aynak
  • Saving Mes Aynak

    Less a finished feature than an emergency bulletin, this one-hour documentary surveys the situation on the ground in Mes Aynak, an area southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, that is prized by archaeologists for its buried antiquities and by a Chinese mining company for its rich copper deposits. more...
  • Showboat

    MGM bought the rights to this 1936 film of the Kern and Hammerstein musical when they launched their ponderous Technicolor remake in 1951. more...