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  • Uptight

    Jules Dassin—the blacklisted director of such suspense classics as Brute Force (1947), Thieves' Highway (1949), and Rififi (1955)—collaborated with actress Ruby Dee on the screenplay of this 1968 drama, which transposes the story of Liam O'Flaherty's Irish novel The Informer to a group of black revolutionaries in Cleveland. 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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  • Union Maids

    Julia Reichert and James Klein document the rise of union movements in Chicago during the 30s; their 1976 film incorporates archival material and contemporary interviews with three women union organizers. more...
  • The Unknown
  • The Unknown

    By the time Tod Browning and Lon Chaney collaborated in the mid-1920s, the film colony in Hollywood had begun flirting with the psychoanalytic concepts of Sigmund Freud, at least in their popular form. more...
  • Up!

    Russ Meyer at his most manneristic in a rather incoherent sex comedy about a Nazi in hiding (among other things). more...
  • Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story

    Based in a ramshackle house near Portland, Oregon, do-it-yourself mavericks Fred and Toody Cole have been touring for decades as part of the hard-rock band Dead Moon, making and distributing their own records as they raised a family together. more...
  • Underground Banker

    After borrowing money from a violent gang, a family is forced to rely on its mysterious neighbor for protection. more...
  • The Untameable

    After being hypnotized, an innocent young lady develops a split personality and changes into a volatile, cruel woman. more...