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  • The Fall of Fujimori

    Filmmaker Ellen Perry scored quite a coup when Albert Fujimori, the deposed president of Peru, granted her his first extensive interview since fleeing to Japan four years ago as a fugitive wanted by Interpol for corruption, kidnapping, and murder. more...
  • Fallen Angel

    Dana Andrews, an advance man for a touring spiritualist, decides to stay on in a small California town when he gets a look at the sex bomb jerking sodas at the local diner (Linda Darnell); his plan is to marry the town spinster (Alice Faye), steal her inheritance, and take off with the waitress. more...
  • Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons

    Produced for the BBC, this excellent 2004 documentary profiles one of the most important but overlooked pop musicians of the 60s—country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, whose exquisite heartache lit up the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin, and two brilliant solo albums before he died of an overdose at 26. more...
  • The Falls

    An exemplar of cool postmodernism, Peter Greenaway's 1980 feature spoofs educational films with short biographies of 92 people affected by a “violent unknown event” (VUE for short). more...
  • The Family Fang (R)

    Adapted from Kevin Wilson's best-selling novel, this serrated comedy of monstrous parents and damaged children unfolds in the esoteric field of performance art, portrayed here as a sort of cultural bullying. more...
  • Family Plot (PG)

    Alfred Hitchcock's 53rd and final film (1976) was greeted with affectionate condescension by most American critics, but there's no reason to apologize for this small masterpiece, one of Hitchcock's most adventurous and expressive experiments in narrative form. more...
  • Family Portrait in Black and White

    At first this Canadian-produced documentary suggests a blandly uplifting human-interest story, introducing a Ukrainian woman who raises almost two dozen foster children of various races, but it soon expands to consider a number of tough issues, including pandemic racism in eastern Europe and the challenge of living strictly by one's moral convictions. more...
  • The Family Stone

    The potential for moral confusion in a liberal-minded family—unpacked so ruthlessly in Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale—is scrutinized with more ambiguity in this good-natured comic subversion of the holiday get-together. more...
  • Family Values

    Chicagoan Derek Dow wrote and directed this 2006 digital video about two teenage brothers struggling to find their places in life after their mother dies. more...
  • Fanfan la Tulipe

    Gerard Philipe was a major star of the classic French cinema, a top box-office draw in the sort of period adventures favored by Errol Flynn. more...
  • Fanny

    For the next two weeks Gene Siskel Film Center presents a new digital restoration of Marcel Pagnol's beloved "Marseille Trilogy," three long dramatic features—Marius (1931), Fanny (1932), and César (1936)—about a fractured family in the French seaside town. more...
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Fanny and Alexander

    Ingmar Bergman's 1983 feature, condensed from a much longer TV series, is less an autumnal summation of his career than an investigation of its earliest beginnings: through the figure of ten-year-old Alexander (Bertil Guve), Bergman traces the storytelling urge, developing from dreams and fairy tales into theater and (implicitly) movies. more...
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  • Fantasia (G)

    Seventy-five years after its 1940 release, Walt Disney's self-styled exercise in “a new form of screen entertainment” remains a masterpiece of the art of animation. more...