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Argentina

Poetic, riveting and moving, three-time Academy Award nominee Carlos Saura's latest foray into the music of Argentina explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore and its stunning musical heritage - from traditional styles to modern dance.

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Art of Ballet, The

The Art of Ballet, a special edition box set, features four of our most popular dance films on four discs: Ballerina, The Dancer, Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet and Prima Ballerina.

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Ballet Boys

Ballet Boys follows the struggles, set-backs and accomplishments of three friends and hopeful future dance stars- Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir- as they sacrifice a normal high school experience for the sake of ambition and a love of dance.

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Behind the Burly Q

Burlesque was one of America’s most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century, yet now it is often vilified and misunderstood. This film tells the intimate and surprising stories of burlesque from its golden age.

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Behind the Scenes Volume 2: Theater, Sculpture and Photography

Explore theater, sculpture and photography with Julie Taymor (The Lion King), sculptor Nancy Graves, and photographers Carrie Mae Weems and William Wegman.

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Behind the Scenes Volume 3: Music and Dance

An exciting and fun exploration for children and adults alike into the world of Music and Dance, featuring choreographer David Parsons, conductor JoAnn Falletta, musicians Max Roach, Allen Toussaint and Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin.

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Behind the Scenes: The Complete Series

Discover the magic and mystery of artistic creation in this complete set of all 10 episodes of Behind the Scenes on 3 DVDs! Hosted by magicians Penn and Teller, the award-winning series explores the creative process with world-renowned artists.

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Bolero, The / In Search of Cezanne

Two films by Allan Miller. The Academy Award winning The Bolero captures the essence of an orchestra as Zubin Mehta conducts Ravel's classic. In Search of Cezanne is an exploration of the life and legacy of 19th century French painter.

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Carmen and Geoffrey

This intimate documentary, which features candid interviews and glorious dance performances, demonstrates the talent and uninterrupted creativity of Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, two living legends in the world of American dance.

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Chely Wright: Wish Me Away

This film tells the story of the first Nashville music star to come out as gay. Chronicling the aftermath in Nashville and within the LGBT community, the film reveals both the devastation of homophobia and the power of living an authentic life.

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Circo

Gorgeously filmed along the back roads of rural Mexico and set to the music of Calexico, Circo follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together as the fate of this century-old family tradition hangs in the balance.

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Cool & Crazy

A Film by Knut Erik Jensen. Meet a group of men who find purpose, companionship and even fame as members of a male choir in Berlevag, Norway!

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Cool & Crazy on the Road
A film by Knut Erik Jensen

Cool & Crazy on the Road is the story of 30 singers from a small fishing village in Norway and their encounter with a nation in mourning as they travel to the United States for their first US tour, only 3 weeks after the tragedy of September 11th.

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Curse of the Gothic Symphony, The

The Curse of the Gothic Symphony follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian's notorious First Symphony.

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Dance Goodbye, The

What is life like for a dancer when they can no longer dance? Inspired by Merrill Ashley's departure from the New York City Ballet as an acclaimed principal dancer, this new documentary captures the poignancy of this life turning point.

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Dancer, The

A Film by Donya Feuer. Watch the gifted Katja Bjorner as she endures years of intensive training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and then becomes an international ballet star.

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Dancing Across Borders

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Across Borders (Blu-ray)

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate and triumphant story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Across Borders (Khmer language DVD)

Dancing Across Borders is the intimate story of Sokvannara “Sy” Sar who, with the help of American dance patron Anne Bass, left his troupe in Cambodia to audition for the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York.

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Dancing Dreams

In 2008, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For 10 months, the dancers discover Bausch’s genius and their own bodies.

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Dream Deceivers

Two young men shoot themselves in a churchyard. Ray Belknap dies; James Vance - severely disfigured - survives. Their parents take heavy-metal icons Judas Priest to court, claiming the band "mesmerized" their sons.

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Enter the Faun

The unlikely collaboration between a veteran choreographer and a young actor with cerebral palsy delivers astonishing proof that each and every body is capable of miraculous transformation.

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Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world.

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Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet

Celebrated filmmaker Nils Tavernier celebrates the legacy of the famed Paris Opera Ballet by weaving together rehearsals and tour snapshots of classical ballets as well as contemporary works.

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

At the dawn of the '80s, Gary Numan was one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists. But the Asperger's syndrome that helped forge his tunnel-like ambition also brought problems. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan.

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Googoosh: Iran's Daughter

This documentary tells the story of Iranian pop phenomenon Googoosh, and also of the political and cultural context which pushed her to the heights of success in the 60’s and 70’s, only to silence her for two decades after Iran’s Islamic revolution of 1979.

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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

A fascinating look at the creative process, this unique documentary explores what happens when the artist Gottfried Helnwein takes on the role of Production Designer for a never-before-seen opera written by Israel‘s most famous playwright.

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High Fidelity

From the filmmaking team that brought us the Academy Award-winning From Mao To Mozart: Isaac Stern in China comes this spirited and humorous documentary about the world-famous Guarneri String Quartet.

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Homemade Hillbilly Jam

This enjoyable documentary captures the rich and wonderful sounds of “hillbilly” music by following three families of modern-day hillbillies back to the roots of their music-making heritage.

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I Dream of Wires

I Dream of Wires tracks the rise, fall and rebirth of the machine that shaped electronic music: the modular synthesizer. The film explores the synthesizer's remarkable history and the resurgence of high end synthesizers being used by a new generation.

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I Dream of Wires CD / DVD Combo

Buy I Dream of Wires on DVD together with the 2CD Deluxe Edition of the I Dream of Wires soundtrack and save 40%!

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I'll Sing For You

In the sixties, the people of Mali awoke each morning to the sound of Boubacar "KarKar" Traoré's voice on the radio, singing of independence. But KarKar, like his native country, fell on hard times. Also featuring Ali Farka Toure.

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In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey

In Search of Blind Joe Death combines interviews, performances and animation in a tribute to John Fahey, the father of American Primitive Guitar.

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In the Garden of Sounds

Deprived of his sight at an early age, Wolfgang Fasser established a physical therapy retreat for disabled children where they use music and noise to communicate with others and gain control of their own bodies.

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Internationale, The

The Internationale tells the story of a legendary song that has been a rallying cry of the oppressed and exploited in nearly every nation on earth, and explores the power of music as a force for change.

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Last Dance

Powerhouse creative forces unite, and sparks fly, in Mirra Bank's award-winning film that follows the dazzling Pilobolus Dance Theater and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) as they collaborate on a dance-theater work honoring a Holocaust legacy.

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Lenny Bruce Without Tears

The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.

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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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Live Nude Girls UNITE!

Follow Julia Query, activist, comedian, lesbian and peepshow stripper at a San Francisco club called the Lusty Lady, on her raucous journey to organize the first union of strippers in the United States.

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Maiko: Dancing Child

Maiko Nishino is 32 and at the top of her career as a prima ballerina for the Norwegian National Ballet. When she decides to start a family, Maiko is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.

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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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Master Qi and the Monkey King

This beautifully realized documentary chronicles the life and work of Qi Shu Fang, one of the preeminent masters of Chinese Opera living in the United States, and highlights the intricacies of Peking Opera, an art form that is hardly known in the West.

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Matter of Time, A

Acclaimed musician Kathryn Calder is touring the world with one of Canada’s biggest indie rock bands, The New Pornographers, when she receives devastating news: her mother, Lynn, has ALS, and a short time left to live.

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Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in this intimate documentary which explores the impact Mercedes Sosa had on the musical and political heritage of Latin America...and the world.

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Meredith Monk - Inner Voice

This ravishing documentary celebrates the multigenerational career of composer, singer, director and choreographer Meredith Monk and illuminates the role that Buddhism has had in her artistic practice.

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Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter

Miss Hill reveals the little known story of Martha Hill, the visionary founding director of Juilliard's Dance Division, who fought against great odds to make contemporary and modern dance a legitimate art form in America.

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Musical Quartet, A

Four award-winning documentaries produced by Walter Scheuer: the Academy-Award winning From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China, Small Wonders, High Fidelity: The Adventures of the Guarneri String Quartet and The Turandot Project.

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Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow

Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage.

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

The joke tellers featured aren’t professionals; they’re doctors, lawyers, a garment worker, a wine salesman. With klezmer music backing them up, these funny old alter kockers deliver, with great delight, the off-color jokes from a bygone era.

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On the Rumba River

In 1948, Antoine ‘Wendo’ Kolosoy's first album made him the superstar of Congolese Rumba. But as Congo suffered under the dictator Mobutu, he was reduced to beggarhood. In the late 1990s, older and wiser, Wendo made his comeback.

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Orchestra of Exiles

In the 1930s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians across Europe. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved these great musicians to Palestine and formed what would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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People Uncounted, A: The Untold Story of the Roma

Visiting 11 countries and interviewing dozens of artists, historians, musicians and Holocaust survivors, this revealing film documents the culturally rich but often difficult lives of the Roma, a people who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution.

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Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary theatre directors. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has an exercise called 'the Tightrope' that revitalizes the theatrical experience.

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Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arc of Phil Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to despair. With Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn and others.

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Pianomania

As Steinway & Sons’ chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knüpfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Featuring Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and more.

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Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of ‘alternative’ journalism in America. Featuring interviews with Hentoff, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, and more.

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Prima Ballerina

A double portrait of two icons of contemporary Russian ballet: Svetlana Zakharova of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and Ulyana Lopatkina from the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg.

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PS Dance! Dance Education in Public Schools

Step inside the halls of five NYC public schools and celebrate dance! Hosted by Paula Zahn, PS Dance! captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work and discipline.


Pursuit of Happyness, The

If you haven’t yet heard of The Aluminum Group – the critically adored Chicago pop band fronted by gay brothers John and Frank Navin – make sure to see this musical celebration of their past and present.

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Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy

Actor John Turturro takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily, where one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners instructs him in the distinctively Sicilian art of puppetry.

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Sacred Stage: The Mariinsky Theater

Sacred Stage explores what the Mariinsky theater (also known as the Kirov) has meant to Russian and Soviet culture and how it has somehow maintained its artistic excellence through war, revolution and the collapse of Communism.

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Secundaria

Secundaria quietly follows one high school class on its journey through Cuba's world-famous National Ballet School. In their third year, a student named Mayara takes charge of her destiny in an astonishing way and this simple portrait takes a dramatic turn.

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Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom

Legendary actress Claire Bloom introduces us to Shakespeare through the roles that she played, including Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Lady Anne and Gertrude. Featuring excerpts, interviews & riveting solo readings.

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Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music

An insightful portrait of musician Robert Mann, featuring rare rehearsal and dazzling performance excerpts from his 50 years with the Juilliard String Quartet.

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Talent Has Hunger

Filmed over 7 years, Talent Has Hunger is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. It focuses on master cello teacher Paul Katz and the challenges of guiding gifted young people through the struggles of mastering the instrument.

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Tickle in the Heart, A

An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A Tickle in the Heart captures the story of the Epstein Brothers - Max, Willie and Julius - klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour.

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To Dance Like a Man

In this child’s eye view on the hunger for professional success, triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, all want the same thing – a role in a major ballet production at Havana’s celebrated Grand Theatre. Who will be chosen?

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Touch of Greatness, A

In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America’s schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom.

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TuTuMUCH

Through the eyes of nine young girls from around the world, TutuMUCH is the behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to become a dancer, giving us a rare look at a summer that no one will ever forget.

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Venus Boyz

A film by Gabriel Baur. Club Casanova's legendary Drag King Night in New York is the point of departure for an odyssey to the transgender world. It's a world where women become men - some for a night, others for a lifetime.

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Wagner & Me

With the witty and charming English actor and raconteur Stephen Fry as our guide, this surprising film is a provocative yet enjoyable look at Richard Wagner‘s life – and his 'stained' legacy.

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We Are the Music!

This extraordinary film treats us to a rare panorama of Cuban music and dance from the 1960s. Featuring legendary Cuban musicians as well as vibrant performances, We Are the Music! captures the mood and vitality of Cuba during its golden period.

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Wetlands Preserved

This insightful and entertaining documentary tracks the history of Wetlands, the first-ever activist nightclub, a place that was as devoted to environmental and political issues as it was to great music.

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When Jews Were Funny

Insightful and hilarious, When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.

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When the Drum is Beating

The Haitian band Septentrional has been making passionate, beautiful music for six decades, navigating the ups and downs, the glory and the tragedy that is their nation's history.

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Whisper & Shout

Young people in East Germany used music to protest the political climate of their country. This documentary captures the legendary bands of East Germany’s vibrant punk and glam music scene with concert clips, interviews and more.

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Wink and a Smile, A

An intoxicating mix of private yearnings and public spectacle, A Wink and a Smile follows ten “ordinary” women who do something extraordinary – learn the art of burlesque dancing and striptease.

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You Don't Need Feet to Dance

This documentary reveals the extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde, who lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of life in New York City.