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Capturing the Marvelous: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema

Capturing the Marvelous: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema

UKRAINIAN POETIC CINEMA is a unique anthology that stretches from the 1920's till 80s and showcases the body of work that is folkloric, poetic, sometime mystical, sometime metaphoric, symbolic and even religious. It’s deeply rooted national identity and self determination are manifested and elevated in each and every film featured in the showcase.

Celebrating Chekhov

Celebrating Chekhov

The great playwright Anton Chekhov wrote his major works from 1894 until his death in 1904 - during cinema's first decade.

Farewell: A Tribute to Elem Klimov and Larisa Shepitko

Farewell: A Tribute to Elem Klimov and Larisa Shepitko

10 films retrospective tribute to the most legendary, glamorous, talented and charismatic Russian film couple.

First On The Moon

First On The Moon

Dir. Alexei Fedorchenko, Russia, 2005, 76 min.

Winner of the Venice Horizons Documentary, Venice Film Festival

Man with the Movie Camera: Two by Sergey Urusevski

Man with the Movie Camera: Two by Sergey Urusevski

A tribute to the work of the extraordinary Russian cinematographer Sergey Urusevskiy

MATRIX AFRICA

MATRIX AFRICA

MATRIX AFRICA is the new outlet to showcase, release and promote African emerging film talents.

Modest in size, this first addition profiles just a few among many filmmakers whose work is distinct, artistically sophisticated, imaginative and entertaining. Globally interconnected with themselves and the world, they create a formidable Matrix from which the face of new African cinema is now originating.

Red Hollywood

Red Hollywood

This mini series features five best works by Lubov Orlova and Grigoriy Aleksandrov.

Relentless

Relentless

Dir. Andy Amadi Okoroafor, Nigeria/France/ Spain/Germany, 2011; 92 min.

Obi is a peace-keeping soldier in worn torn Sierra Leone, where he meets Blessing a Sierra Leonean woman. His life is devastated when he finds Blessing mutilated by rebels. His only option is to end her misery.

Restless City

Restless City

Dir. Andrew Dosunmu

An homage to the legendary Touki Bouki, the film tells the story of Djibril, a West African immigrant surviving on the fringes of New York City where music is his passion, life is a hustle and falling in love is his greatest risk.

Room and a Half

Room and a Half

Dir. Andrei Khrzhanovsky Russia, 2009, color; 130 min., in Russian with English subtitles

When asked in an interview whether he ever intended to return to his Motherland, Joseph Brodsky replied: "Such a journey could only take place anonymously..." The creators of this film imagined that the journey in question was undertaken after all, selecting the genre of an ironic fairytale.

Seagull Films Dakar

Seagull Films Dakar

Seagull Films is the first American film company setting its foot in West Africa

Seagull Films is the first American film company setting its foot in West Africa.

Sunday in Brazzaville

Sunday in Brazzaville

A documentary by Enric Bach & Adrià Monés, Spain/Congo-Brazzaville, 2011, 51 min.

The Wild East: The Best of Soviet Action Films

The Wild East: The Best of Soviet Action Films

Unlike the Red Westerns of the American Wild West, Soviet Easterns usually took place on the eastern steppes of the USSR, especially during the Russian Revolution or following the Civil War.

United We Stand. Part 1: South African Cinema during Apartheid

United We Stand. Part 1: South African Cinema during Apartheid

UNITED WE STAND is a two-part showcase that surveys South African cinema both during and post apartheid era. This fascinating one of a kind series consists a fantastic range of dramas, documentaries, fiction and fantasy providing a rare glimpse.

Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev

Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev

If there is a giant who sits astride the history of Uzbek cinema, it's Ali Khamraev. An artist of rock-solid humanism and amazing expressive power.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Made with the great intensity, film intends a very faithful screen adaptation of Russia's most famous historical epic based on the novel by Lev Tolstoy.

War and Remembrance: The Films of Aleksei Guerman

War and Remembrance: The Films of Aleksei Guerman

War and Remembrance will celebrate the work of the great filmmaker whose films rarely play outside the borders of Russia with the first North American retrospective of his work.

YELLOW FEVER - A Winner of the Best Short at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award

YELLOW FEVER

A Winner of the Best Short at Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award

Multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Ngendo Mukii from Kenya and her film YELLOW FEVER is a wonderful experimental multimedia meditation about race and identity