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  • Abdias do Nascimento

    The subject of this 2011 Brazilian documentary was an early demonstrator for Afro-Brazilian civil rights, the founder of the enormously influential Black Experimental Theater (in the 40s), a professor at many prominent American universities (including Wesleyan and Yale), a senator, and a Nobel Peace Prize nominee. more...
  • Abduction (PG-13)

    Teen idol Taylor Lautner (Twilight) stars in John Singleton's thriller about a young man who realizes he was abducted as a child. more...
  • Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story

    Some time ago I read an interview with the late South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok, who had been abducted by North Korean agents and held captive for eight years so that dictator Kim Jong-il could play movie producer. more...
  • Abdullah Ibrahim—A Struggle for Love

    German director Ciro Cappellari's 2005 video documentary captures the great South African jazz pianist performing in his homeland on the occasion of his 70th birthday. more...
  • Abel in the Wild Forest

    A Hungarian feature about a teenage boy living a alone in the Transylvanian forest and a stray dog named Flea, directed by Sandor Mihalyf. more...
  • Aberdeen

    Persuaded by her dying mother, a lawyer with a thing for cocaine goes to Norway to get her alcoholic father and bring him to the hospital in Scotland. more...
  • Abigail's Party

    A videotaped version of a Mike Leigh stage play (1977) that is one of his most scathing and extreme works, aptly described by one commentator as a “cocktail party from hell.” A highly insensitive, aggressive, and garish housewife (Alison Steadman) “entertains” three neighbors (Janine Duvitsky, John Salthouse, Harriet Reynolds) while bickering with her uptight husband (Tim Stern). more...
  • Abolicao

    Zozimo Bulbul's 1988 Brazilian documentary looks at the Afro-Brazilian experience a century after slavery was abolished in Brazil. more...
  • The Abolitionists (NR)

    Darrin Fletcher and Chet Thomas directed this documentary about Tim Ballard, a former Homeland Security agent who has become an activist against child-sex trafficking. more...
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    An engaging 1971 parody of Victorian horror films by Robert Fuest, the director responsible for the earnestly absurd TV series The Avengers. more...
  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell
  • Abortion: Stories Women Tell (NR)

    Produced for HBO, this engrossing documentary by Tracy Droz Tragos comes down hard on the state of Missouri, where women who seek abortions have a choice of exactly one provider and are further constrained by a 72-hour waiting period. more...