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  • The Nasty Girl

    Conducting us on a tour of her own life in Bavaria, Sonja (Lena Stolze) recounts how her prizewinning high school essay, “Freedom in Europe,” won her a free trip to Paris, and how her next attempt in an essay contest, “My Hometown in the Third Reich,” landed her in big trouble. more...
  • Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

    Charles Burnett's brilliant 2003 TV documentary about Nat Turner, the black slave in Virginia's Southhampton County who led an 1831 revolt that resulted in the slaughter of 57 white men, women, and children and then, in retribution, the slaughter and mutilation of 60 to 80 slaves. more...
  • National Philistine: Videos by Paul Chan

    The Cinerama-like Happiness (Finally) After 35,000 Years of Civilization—After Henry Darger and Charles Fourier (2001, 19 min.), originally made for an installation, and Now Let Us Praise Famous Leftists (2000, 4 min.) more...
  • Native Dancer

    In this magical realist take on post-Soviet Kazakhstan, capitalist hoods want to open a combination gas station and casino on the dusty roadside where a revered old shaman performs her healing rituals. more...
  • Native Land (NR)

    A fascinating relic from 1942, codirected, cowritten, and partially shot by the great still photographer Paul Strand in collaboration with Leo Hurwitz. more...
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  • Natural Life

    Video artist Tirtza Even takes a documentary approach to sociopolitical issues and uses interactive installations to communicate her ideas; her latest work, designed as a dual projection for museum exhibition, employs split-screen imagery to look at the crimes of six adult prisoners, each sentenced as youths to life without parole, or "natural life." more...
  • The Navajo Films

    Though truly experimental, these seven gems are rarely screened and have mostly gone unnoticed by the experimental film crowd. more...
  • Nazarin

    In Mexico in 1900, under the regime of dictator Porfirio Diaz, a priest attempts to live the life of Christ and meets only humiliation and hostility. more...
  • Near Dark

    Back in 1982 Kathryn Bigelow collaborated with another writer-director (Monty Montgomery) on a small independent feature called The Loveless—a rather inert road movie that was too studied but nevertheless visually striking. more...
  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska (R)

    All the Oscar buzz is for Bruce Dern as a grizzled old coot sliding into dementia, but the most impressive performance in this poignant black-and-white comedy comes from Will Forte as the man's long-suffering son, who wearily humors his dad's conviction that he's won a million dollars on one of those sweepstakes offers that come in the mail. more...
  • A Necessary Death

    Daniel Stamm's queasy mockumentary follows a trio of LA film students who set out to record a real-life suicide. more...
  • Ned Rifle
  • Ned Rifle

    Hal Hartley was one of the most celebrated young indie filmmakers in America when he released Henry Fool (1997); by the time of its sequel Fay Grim (2006), he was one of the most unjustly neglected. more...
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  • Neighboring Sounds

    Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonca Filho, making an impressive dramatic feature debut after a handful of shorts and a documentary, has drawn comparisons to Robert Altman for his skillful weaving together of many characters inside and around a middle-class high rise in a suburb of Recife, the capital city of Pernambuco. more...
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