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  • Untamed (NR)

    Though the heroine of Mikio Naruse's 1957 period drama is a rebellious free spirit rather than a passive victim (as was often the case in his work), the film nonetheless drives home the director's perennial theme, the impossibility of happiness within Japanese society. more...
  • Until the Birds Return (NR)

    Karim Moussaoui's Algerian drama tells the intersecting stories of a wealthy property developer, a chauffeur, and a neurologist. more...
  • The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry (NR)

    For the uninitiated, this 2008 video documentary provides a grand introduction to the legendary Jamaican musician and producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, but dub and reggae fans might object to the overly flattering narration, which argues that Perry all but invented both genres and barely acknowledges other major figures (Coxsone Dodd and King Tubby are relegated to a single sentence). more...
  • Urban Visions (NR)

    Six short sketches of city life by Daniel Valledor, Felipe del Olmo, Dana Verde, Eric Kolelas, Anayo Amuzie, Choice Skinner, and Vaun Monroe. more...
  • Urbanized (NR)

    Filmmaker Gary Hustwit presents the last in a trilogy of pop documentaries about the endless reach of modern design into our daily lives. more...
  • A Useful Life (NR)

    The first half of this black-and-white Uruguayan feature (2010) is set almost entirely in a troubled cinematheque, where a middle-aged employee (film critic Jorge Jellinek) nurses a crush on a law professor and goes about the business of showing movies to a dwindling public. more...
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