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    THE CINEMA TRAVELLERS

    Shirley ABRAHAM , Amit MADHESHIYA
    2016 - 01:36

    Once every year, traveling cinemas bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travelers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden –to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.66666666

    THE FAMILY WHISTLE

    Michele RUSSO
    2015 - 01:05

    The famed Coppola family of filmmakers and musicians descends from Agostino Coppola, a poor immigrant from an impoverished village in Southern Italy. Interviews and archival footage portray how the family history has inspired these artists, and how they continue to renew their ties to the land of their origin.

    CINEMA NOVO

    Eryk ROCHA
    2016 - 01:30

    Cinema Novo is a movie-essay that investigates poetically the most important movement of Latin America cinema, through the thoughts of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Ruy Guerra, Walter Lima Jr., Paulo César Saraceni, among others.

    MIDNIGHT RETURN: THE STORY OF BILLY HAYES AND TURKEY

    Sally SUSSMAN
    2015 - 01:39

    After his ingenious escape from a Turkish prison in 1975, Billy Hayes arrived home to a hero’s welcome, instant celebrity and within a week had a book and movie deal for his story. From the moment it stunned the world at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978, 'Midnight Express' cemented its place in film history as an artistic and financial success, before becoming an indelible part of pop culture. But its lasting impact has been on Turkish people worldwide who blame Billy Hayes for defaming them and their country. In an effort to clear his conscience Billy attempts a rapprochement with the Turkish nation but is refused entry. It is only when he receives an invitation from a most unlikely source that he returns to Turkey and faces a nation still haunted by the film and his own demons.

    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND

    Pierre FILMON
    2016 - 01:20

    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND is a very special encounter. The last of the Mohicans, the legendary american cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond, 83 years old meeting Pierre Filmon, a young french director. Pierre wanted Vilmos to shoot his first feature film. Waiting for its pre-production, after many encounters, another movie took place : a movie in which the cameraman stand in front of the frame. Shot in Paris, in California and his homeland Hungary, from May 2014 to March 2016 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND is a documentary about a director of photography. A personal journey with the brightest shadow maker and his friends (directors, actors and cinematographers).

    ET LA FEMME CRÉA HOLLYWOOD

    ( WOMEN WHO RUN HOLLYWOOD )

    Julia KUPERBERG , Clara KUPERBERG
    2015 - 00:52

    The first talkie was directed by Alice Guy, the first color film was produced by Lois Weber, who directed more than 300 films over 10 years. Frances Marion wrote screenplays for the Hollywood Star Mary Pickford and won two Oscars, Dorothy Arzner was the most powerful film director in Hollywood. And what do all of them have in common? They are all women and they have all been forgotten. Incredibly, it also took until 2010 for the first woman, Kathryn Bigelow, to win the Oscar for Best Director. Even if underrepresented women have always played a big part in Hollywood and it is this part of the film history left untold that this documentary sets out to uncover.

    BERNADETTE LAFONT ET DIEU CRÉA LA FEMME LIBRE

    ( BERNADETTE LAFONT, AND GOD CREATED THE FREE WOMAN )

    Esther HOFFENBERG
    2016 - 01:05

    A journey in the company of Bernadette Lafont, French Cinema's most atypical actress. Tracing her career from pin-up girl, to New Wave model of sexual freedom, to drug-dealing granny in the film Paulette, by way of La Fiancée du Pirate and Les Stances à Sophie, this film pays tribute to her extraordinary life and artistic odyssey.
    Her grand-daughters, Anna, Juliette and Solène, revisit the dreams of Bernadette, in the family home in the Cevennes region where they, like her, grew up.
    Her close friends, Bulle Ogier and Jean-Pierre Kalfon, reminisce on their artistic and human complicity.

    BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS

    Alexis BLOOM , Fisher STEVENS
    2016 - 01:35

    This is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty, in all its eccentricity. At 83 years old, grand dame Debbie Reynolds (star of Singing in the Rain) still performs a Las Vegas act, dressed in gold lamé. But performing takes its toll, and Debbie’s health suffers. This devastates her daughter, “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, whose response is both hilarious, and heartbreaking. It is clear the umbilical cord has never been cut. With vintage family films, iconic old-world Hollywood history comes to life. And rich cinema verité takes us to into the heart of Beverly Hills today, where Carrie and Debbie live together. This is a film about show business, and bittersweet family love.

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