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  • Jaco
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    Bassist Jaco Pastorius was a virtuoso, capable of breathlessly fast tempos, and a pioneer on electric bass with his fretless instrument, use of harmonics, and excursions into feedback and noise. more...
  • La Jaula de Oro

    Three young Guatemalans head for the U.S., join up with an Indian roughly their age, and encounter every conceivable obstacle as they try to penetrate the border from Mexico: immigration officials, corrupt cops, cartels selling migrant women into prostitution, kidnappers seizing immigrants with American contacts, heartless coyotes transporting people over the border, and patrolling Minutemen. more...
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    Jesse Owens

    Laurens Grant directed this documentary about the track athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics despite facing racial intolerance. more...
  • Jews of Egypt
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    Jews of Egypt

    Documentary maker Amir Ramses surveys the history of Egypt's Jewish community, which played a prominent role in secular society throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries but was almost entirely driven out of the country after the mid-1950s. more...
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    Jim Henson & Friends: Inside the Sesame Street Vault (NR)

    This video compilation, part of the Gene Siskel Film Center's two-month retrospective on the Muppets creator, collects performances by the Sesame Street puppet characters on network and syndicated TV programs: variety shows (The Ed Sullivan Show), TV talk shows (Dick Cavett, Dinah Shore, Mike Douglas, Johnny Carson), game shows (Big Bird and Oscar on The Hollywood Squares). more...
  • The Journey (PG-13)

    Nick Hamm's historical fantasy is based on a real-life incident that took place near the end of the decades-long civil conflict between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists in Northern Ireland. more...
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