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Altina

A woman ahead of her time, Altina Schinasi was born in 1907 in New York City; the daughter of a tobacco tycoon and descendent of Sephardic Jews. Her genteel upbringing was in sharp contrast to the bold sexuality of her art and her life.

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Art of Filmmaking, The

This collector's edition box set features five documentaries: Tales from the Script, Directors: Life Behind the Camera, Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary, Light Keeps Me Company and Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film.

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Birth of the Living Dead

In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars.

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Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

From cinema-vérité pioneers Albert Maysles and Joan Churchill to maverick moviemakers like Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, the world’s best documentarians reflect upon the unique power of their genre in this eye-opening two-disc box set.

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Casting By

Tom Donahue combines archival material and interviews with Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese and many more to tell the story of legendary casting director Marion Dougherty, and Hollywood's most unheralded profession.

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Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters

Enter the foreboding world of Chet Zar, an influential figure in the Dark Art Movement, where apocalyptic industrial landscapes are inhabited by monstrosities. Sometimes gruesome, periodically funny, but always thought-provoking, Zar's art is as enigmatic as it is frightening.

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Directors: Life Behind the Camera

Directors: Life Behind the Camera features thirty-three legendary directors who reveal intimate and in-depth knowledge about the art of filmmaking and their own careers. Featuring Scorsese, Altman, Lucas and many more!

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Dying of the Light, The

The Dying of the Light explores the history and craft of motion picture presentation through the lives and stories of the last generation of career projectionists. The result is a loving tribute to the art and romance of the movies.

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Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film

This festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. Featuring Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Jennie Livingston, Monika Treut, Maria Maggenti, Su Friedrich and Heather MacDonald.

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Light Keeps Me Company

Lovingly directed by his son Carl-Gustaf, Light Keeps Me Company is an intimate look at the life of legendary Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist, including interviews with Ingmar Bergman, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Susan Sarandon, and more.

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Making the Boys
A film by Crayton Robey

This documentary explores the legacy of “The Boys in the Band” - the first ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. With Edward Albee, Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, Tony Kushner and more.

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One Cut, One Life

When documentarian Ed Pincus, considered the father of first-person non-fiction film, is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he and collaborator Lucia Small team up to make one last film - much to the chagrin of Jane, Ed's wife of 50 years.

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Picture of Light

Peter Mettler's documentary Picture of Light is a mesmerizing tale about a filmmaker's journey to Canada's arctic in search of one of Earth's greatest natural wonder: the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.

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Tales from the Script

Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), and other Hollywood screenwriters share insights and anecdotes in the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting.

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Who is Henry Jaglom?

Hailed by some as a genius, a feminist voice and a maverick of American cinema, dismissed by others as a voyeuristic, egomaniacal fraud and the "world's worst director," Henry Jaglom obsessively confuses and abuses the line between life and art.