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Alice in Wonderland (1983)

Director: Kirk Browning
Writer: Florida Friebus, Eva Le Gallienne
Actor: Kate Burton, Richard Burton, Colleen Dewhurst
Summary: A modern setting for the tale of Alice in a fantasy world.
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Alice Neel

Director: Andrew Neel
Writer: Andrew Neel
Actor: Hartley Neel, Richard Neel, Phil Bonosky, Jeremy Lewison, Robert Storr, Cristina Lancella, Juan Martinez, Chuck Close
Summary: A look at the life and struggles of single mother and female artist, Alice Neel. Explores Alice Neel's tumultuous biography and the legacy to paint the subjects of her era, such as Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Bella Abzug and Annie Sprinkle.
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American Masters: Something to Dance About

Director: Judy Kinberg
Writer: Amanda Vaill
Summary: No other creative figure of the latter twentieth century was as contradictory as Jerome Robbins, and few were as controversial. Theater producer, director, and choreographer, he was a master of the Broadway musical, transforming its possibilities with such works as West Side Story, Gypsy, and Peter Pan, and was one of the greatest ballet choreographers this country has ever produced. Robbins was a five time Tony Award winner, recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, and one of only six directors who won the Academy Award for Best Director for a film debut. This documentary features excerpts from his personal journals, archival performance footage, and never-before-seen rehearsal recordings, as well as interviews with Robbins himself and over forty witnesses to his extraordinary life and career.
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Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

Director: Ric Burns
Actor: Laurie Anderson, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons
Summary: Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art is explored from the 1940's until his death in 1987.
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Antigone

Director: Gerald Freedman
Writer: Jean Anouilh, Lewis Galantiere, Sophocles
Actor: Genevieve Bujold, Stacy Keach, Fritz Weaver, Leah Chandler, James Naughton, Betty Miller, Louis Zorich
Summary: A filmed play adaptation from the Jean Anouilh reinterpretation of the Sophocles tragedy. First written and produced during the Nazi Occupation, this play about a young woman facing a morally corrupt world raises powerful questions of human interaction in regard to collaboration, responsibility and personal integrity.
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Art:21 Art in the 21st Century

Summary: Contemporary art reflects the ideas of our time, and artists are the creative role models grappling with today's most timely questions. What is the nature of reality? How do we respond to a world in flux? Why do some historical events shape the way we think today, and why have some been forgotten? Explore these ideas and many more in Season Six of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Spotlights contemporary artists at work from Nigeria to New York City, from Beijing to Brazil.
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Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm

Director: Tara Tremaine
Writer: William Gucwa
Actor: Chuck Klausmeyer
Summary: This program traces the lives and motion picture careers of the famous dancers Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Excerpts from all ten of the motion pictures that Rogers and Astaire made together, from Flying down to Rio in 1933 to Barkleys of Broadway in 1949 are featured.
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Babies

Director: Thomas Balmes
Summary: Follows four babies from different parts of the globe as they navigate their first year of life. Features Ponijao from Namibia, Bayarjargal from Mongolia, Hattie who lives in San Francisco, and Mari from Tokyo.
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Beautiful Losers

Director: Joshua Leonard, Aaron Rose
Actor: Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee
Summary: Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
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Bill Cunningham New York

Director: Richard Press
Summary: Documentary on the fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham. For decades, Cunningham 'has been chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the Times Style section in his columnns 'On the Street' and 'Evening Hours.
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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe

Director: James Crump
Writer: James Crump
Actor: Joan Juliet Buck
Summary: Casting aside a certain and comfortable future, Sam Wagstaff became a curator with a taste for unique and controversial photography. In photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was 25 years his junior, he found not only a romantic partner, but an artistic collaborator. This compelling documentary explores the relationship between the two men during the 1970s and '80s and their influence over the New York art.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures

Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Writer: Steven Hecht, Hildy Parks
Actor: Angela Lansbury, Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, Jerry Orbach, Chita Rivera
Summary: A compilation of Broadway song and dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1967 and 1986.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures II

Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Writer: Steven Hecht, Hildy Parks
Actor: Lauren Bacall, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jerry Orbach
Summary: A compilation of Broadway song and dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1971 and 1992.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards

Director: Christopher A. Cohen
Writer: Steven Hecht
Actor: Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, Harvey Fierstein
Summary: A compilation of Broadway song and dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1968 and 2002.
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Candide

Director: Lonny Price
Writer: Lonny Price, Hugh Wheeler
Actor: Paul Groves, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Sir Thomas Allen, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Janine LaManna
Summary: Based on Voltaire's tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons.
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Combination Platter

Director: Tony Chan
Writer: Edwin Baker, Tony Chan
Actor: Jeffrey Lau, Coleen O'Brien, Lester "Chit-Man" Chan, Colin Mitchell, Kenneth Lu, Thomas K. Hsiung, Jia Fu Lin, Ellen Synn, Nathanel Geng
Summary: Kitchen mayhem, irate customers and potential romance unfolds as Robert, an illegal immigrant working at a Chinese restaurant in New York as a waiter, desperately searches for a way to stay in the United States. He reluctantly agrees to meet an American woman, Claire, with the hopes of marrying to obtain a green card. Will Robert obtain his green card before immigration catches up with him?
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The Comedy of Errors

Director: Richard Monette
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Keith Dinicol, Geordie Johnson, Lucy Peacock, Nicholas Pennell, Goldie Semple
Summary: When so respected a citizen as Antipholus claims not to recognize his wife ... the good people of Ephesus can be forgiven for thinking he has gone mad, for who'd have guessed that his long lost identical twin as arrived in town.
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Company

Director: Lonny Price, John Doyle
Writer: Stephen Sondheim
Actor: Raul Esparza, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai, Elizabeth Stanley, Matt Castle, Amy Justman, Fred Rose, Leenya Rideout, Keith Buterbaugh, Kristin Huffman, Robert Cunningham, Heather Laws, Bruce Sabath, Barbara Walsh
Summary: Company is a funny, sophisticated exploration of love and commitment as seen through the eyes of a charming perpetual bachelor questioning his single state and his enthusiastically married, slightly envious friends.
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Cutie and the Boxer

Director: Zachary Heinzerling
Actor: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
Summary: In New York City in 1969, nineteen-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. But 40 years later and still struggling, Ushio remains consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his 'boxing' paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings.
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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frederic Tcheng
Writer: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frederic Tcheng
Summary: During Diana Vreeland's fifty year reign as the 'Empress of Fashion,' she launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, and established countless trends that have withstood the test of time. An intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. An enduring icon who has had a strong influence on the course of fashion, beauty, publishing and culture.
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Discovering Hamlet

Director: Mark Olshaker
Writer: Mark Olshaker, William Shakespeare
Actor: Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh
Summary: Derek Jacobi and Kenneth Branagh star in this absorbing documentary, which follows the Renaissance Theatre Company's production of Hamlet from first read-throughs to opening night. Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Chronicles Derek Jacobi's directorial dispute and Kenneth Branagh's first professional appearance as the Danish prince. Bonus disc with hours of never-before-seen footage.
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Doctor Faustus

Director: Matthew Dunster, Ian Russell
Writer: Christopher Marlowe
Actor: Paul Hilton, Arthur Darvill, Pearce Quigley, Charlotte Broom, Michael Camp, Richard Clews, Nigel Cooke, Jonathan Cullen, Felix Scott, William Mannering, Iris Roberts, Jade Williams, Beatriz Romilly, Robert Goodale, Chinna Wodu, Sarita Piotrowski
Summary: Doctor Faustus, restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil: if the veil spirit Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the Devil after death. It isn't long before Faustus has doubts about the bargain, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment at hand to distract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position and the prospect of its agonizing conclusion.
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Every Little Step

Director: James D. Stern, Adam Del Deo
Actor: Bob Avian, Ramon Flowers, Natascia Diaz, Marvin Hamlisch
Summary: For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle and offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic. The music, the moves and the real-life drama, bringing you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.
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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Director: Banksy
Actor: Banksy, Rhys Ifans, Shepard Fairey
Summary: An eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Bonus features included.
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F for Fake

Director: Orson Welles, Francois Reichenbach, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar
Writer: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar
Actor: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Elmyr de Hory, Clifford Irving, Edith Irving, Laurence Harvey
Summary: Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In this free-form documentary, the legendary filmmaker gleefully engages the central preoccupation of his career - the tenuous line between truth and illusion, art and lies.
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Feasting with Panthers

Director: Adrian Hall, Rick Hauser
Writer: Richard Cumming, Adrian Hall
Actor: Richard Kneeland, Jobeth Williams
Summary: A surrealistic mixture of reality and imagination, 'Feasting with Panthers' takes place in the life, mind, memory and vision of Oscar Wilde while imprisoned in England's Reading Gaol during the late Victorian Era. Through flashbacks and flash-forwards, the play presents a dramatic, flowing portrait of an era, and of a man whose genius and vitality live on in his own words.
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First Position

Director: Bess Kargman
Actor: Participants, Aran Bell, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty, Jules Jarvis Fogarty, Michaela Deprince, Gaya Bommer Yemini
Summary: Profiles six contestants in the Youth America Grand Prix, a prestigious competition for aspiring young ballet dancers.
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Follies in Concert

Director: Michael Houldey
Summary: This documentary follows the preparations for a concert performance of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 1971 musical 'Follies.' Ranging from the rehearsal rooms to backstage and including interviews with the composer and cast, it concludes with musical excerpts from the concert.
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Footlight Parade

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Writer: Manuel Seff, James Seymour
Actor: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Frank McHugh, Ruth Donnelly, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert
Summary: Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses.
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Fosse

Director: Mathew Diamond
Actor: J.P. Christensen, Parker Esse, Deborah Leamy, Robin Lewis, Christopher Windom, Ken Alan, Mark Arvin, Brad Anderson, Ashley Bachner, Lynne Calamia, Susan Lamontagne, Dylis Croman, Byron Easley, Josh Rhodes, Meg Gillentine, Anne Hawthorne, Scott Jovovich, Suzanne Harrer, James Kinney, Julio Monge, Sharon Moore, Jill Nicklaus, Rachelle Rak, Dana Moore, Edward Liang, Eugene Fleming, Marc Calamia, Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen
Summary: With a theatrical and cinematic legacy that includes 'Damn Yankees,' 'The Pajama Game,' 'Sweet Charity,' 'Pippin,' 'Chicago,' and 'Dancin',' the genius of Bob Fosse will always cast a long shadow over Broadway and Hollywood. The all-dancing, all-singing 'Fosse' was created by those who worked most closely with him, including co-director and co-choreographer Ann Reinking and Fosse's wife, the late Gwen Verdon. This video presents the award-winning musical, recorded live in performance from Broadway. Celebrating Fosse's brilliance with the most important dance numbers from his greatest shows, movies, and early television work, From Broadway: 'Fosse' is a showstopping tribute to one of the past century's most influential forces on Broadway.
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The French Chef with Julia Child (Volume 1)

Actor: Julia Child
Creator: Julia Child
Summary: Chefs of all ages and abilities can share Julia's love of fine French food and learn to cook some of her most-loved dishes with this collection of eighteen episodes from her original 1960's series. Includes downloadable recipes and a bibliography.
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Frida

Director: Julie Taymor
Writer: Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas
Actor: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Valeria Golino, Mia Maestro, Roger Rees, Diego Luna, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas
Screenplay: PN1997 .F75 F75 2002
Summary: The life of artist Frida Kahlo, from her humble upbringing to her worldwide fame and controversy that surrounded both her and her husband, Diego Rivera.
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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Director: Steven Shainberg
Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson
Actor: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey, Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander, Emmy Clarke, Geneiveve McCarthy, Boris McGiver, Marceline Hugot, Mary Duffy
Summary: Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in with Lionel Sweeney. Sweeney is an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. Diane's strange, new world unlocks her deepest secrets, awakens her remarkable artistic genius, and launches her path to becoming the artist she is meant to be.
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George Segal: American Still Life

Director: Amber Edwards
Summary: Chronicles the life and work of the internationally acclaimed sculptor, whose trademark life-size plaster casts can be seen in major museums and in public spaces throughout the country. Weaves together interviews with the artist; scenes of him at work casting a model in his studio; commentary from his friends, family, critics, and historians; and rare, archival footage of the Pop Art scene in the 60's.
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Goya's Ghosts

Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Milos Forman, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Randy Quaid, Jose Luis Gomez, Michael Lonsdale
Summary: Told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army. Captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. When Goya's beautiful muse is accused of being a heretic, the renowned painter must convince his old friend Lorenzo, a power-hungry monk and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, to spare her life.
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Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters

Director: Ben Shapiro
Summary: An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life-moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, this film beautifully bares the artist's process and it's as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.
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Half Past Autumn

Director: Craig Rice
Actor: Alfre Woodard
Summary: A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.
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Hamlet (1964)

Director: John Gielgud
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield, George Rose, George Voskovec, John Gielgud, Robert Milli, John Cullum, Philip Coolidge, Hugh Alexander, Clement Fowler, Dillon Evans
Summary: Staged in rehearsal room and modern dress conditions, this is Richard Burton's performance as Hamlet. This play opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. This recording is not derived from a film, but from an attempt to simply record the stage show for one cinematic showing by placing cameras in the stalls during an actual performance.
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Hamlet (1996)

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare
Actor: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Billy Crystal, Gerard Depardieu, Charlton Heston, Derek Jacobi, Jack Lemmon, Rufus Sewell, Robin Williams, Kate Winslet
Screenplay: PN1997.H254 B7 1996
Summary: In this first-ever full-text film of William Shakespeare's work, the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
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Happy Days

Director: David Heeley
Writer: Samuel Beckett
Actor: Irene Worth, George Voskovec
Summary: Happy days tells the story of Winnie, an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of the world with a smile and impenetrable cheerfulness. Samuel Beckett captures her, in his words, 'laughing wild amid severest woe.' With aching and audacious humor, Beckett probes humankind's search for meaning and questions the relationships that bind one person to another.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eleven Films

Summary: Contains a series of documentaries about Henri Cartier-Bresson as well as five major works directed by him.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Biographie eines Blicks

Director: Heinz Butler
Summary: A documentary on influential photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson filmed shortly before his death. Features interviews with Cartier-Bresson and a host of cultural luminaries, including Arthur Miller.
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The Hobart Shakespeareans

Director: Mel Stuart
Actor: Ian McKellen, Michael York
Summary: About Los Angeles elementary school teacher and winner of the American Teacher Award, Rafe Esquith, who teaches his students to understand and perform Shakespeare as a motivational teaching tool and unique method of education.
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The Hollow Crown

Director: Richard Eyre, Rupert Goold, Thea Sharrock
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, David Suchet, David Morrissey, Lindsay Duncan, James Purefoy, Clemence Poesy, Tom Hughes, David Bradley, Patrick Stewart, Joe Armstrong, David Dawson, Michelle Dockery, Tom Georgeson, David Hayman, James Laurenson, Harry Lloyd, Maxine Peake, Robert Pugh, Julie Walters, Jeremy Irons, Simon Russell Beale, Tom Hiddleston, Alun Armstrong, David Bamber, Niamh Cusack, Iain Glen, Nicholas Jones, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Freeman, Richard Griffiths, Paterson Joseph, Anton Lesser, Paul Ritter, Malcolm Sinclair, Owen Teale, Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson, John Hurt
Summary: New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard; II King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2 and King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal.
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The Human Voice

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Writer: Clive Exton
Actor: Ingrid Bergman
Summary: Ingrid Bergman plays a middle-aged woman going through a psychological crisis as a love affair ends. French playwright Jean Cocteau's pioneering one-character drama unfolds in the form of an extended monologue -- a one-sided telephone conversation in which the woman tries to win back her lover despite her growing suspicion that he is calling from his young fiancee's home.
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I'm Your Man (1992)

Director: Bob Bejan
Writer: Bob Bejan
Actor: A. Whitney Brown, Mark Metcalf, Colleen Quinn, Kevin M
Summary: Leslie has evidence that proves Richard has been siphening money from an important project, and must deliver it to an FBI agent waiting for her at a trendy late-night party. Richard knows about her plans, however, and is waiting for her at the party. And Leslie mistakes Jack, a man dressed completely wrong for the party, for the FBI agent. Since the movie is interactive, you choose with whom to go to the party, and the characters will frequently turn to the camera, asking what they should do next.
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Ian Mckellen Acting Shakespeare

Director: Kirk Browning
Writer: Ian McKellen
Actor: Ian McKellen
Summary: Actor Ian McKellen performs scenes from Shakespeare's plays and reads selections from the sonnets, with supporting lecture material on the linguistic and cultural background of Shakespeare's work and on dramatic technique.
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In the Realms of the Unreal

Director: Jessica Yu
Writer: Jessica Yu
Actor: Henry Darger, Larry Pine, Dakota Fanning
Summary: Henry Darger, an elderly recluse, spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children and his adulthood working as a janitor. He lived a quiet, nearly solitary existence, but his imaginary life was exciting, colorful and sexually provocative. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings, some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel ('The realms of the unreal'), which told the epic story of the virtuous Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men.
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Into the Woods (1990)

Director: James Lapine
Actor: Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne
Summary: Tells the story of a couple who goes 'into the woods' to lift the curse that has left them childless. Along the way, they meet up with characters from several classic fairy tales.
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Invitation to the Dance

Director: Gene Kelly
Writer: Gene Kelly
Actor: Gene Kelly, Igor Youskevitch, Claire Sombert, Tamara Toumanova, Diana Adams, Tommy Rall, Belita, Daphne Dale, David Paltenghi, Claude Bessy, Irving Davies, Carol Haney, David Kasday
Summary: Gene Kelly brings his remarkable talents as star, director and choreographer to this glittering gala of music, dance and pantomime--and the result is a lush, one-of-a-kind musical flight of fancy. In Circus, a clown (Kelly) in a small carnival troupe is hopelessly in love with the show's high-wire walker. Ring around the rosy is a satiric tale about a bracelet which travels from the wrist of one fickle lover to another. Sinbad the sailor blends live action and animation as Kelly dances his way into an Arabian nights world after rubbing Aladdin's lamp.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Director: Tamra Davis
Summary: In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom.
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Director: David Gelb
Actor: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazawa
Summary: The 85-year-old Jiro Ono is considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of a 10-seat sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimages, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar.
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King Lear

Director: Trevor Nunn, Chris Hunt
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes
Summary: Proposing to divide his vast kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, Lear devises a test for his offspring to convince him of their suitability and compassion for rule. Goneril and Regan's true colors emerge, they uncover a vast conspiracy of greed and cruelty within the once loyal dynasty.
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King Lear: The Historic Omnibus Production

Director: Andrew McCullough
Actor: Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher, Margaret Phillips, David J. Stewart, Alan Badel, Beatrice Straight, Alistair Cooke
Summary: King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position.
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The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (Seasons 1 and 2)

Creator: Jon M. Chu
Summary: From the director of Justin Bieber's Never Say Never and Step Up 2 and 3D, experience the pop culture phenomenon that has swept audiences everywhere. Based on the groundbreaking web series, be ready to be stunned, mystified, and amazed, because you've never seen anything like this before! Included are 20 episodes and a documentary.
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Louder Than a Bomb

Director: Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel
Summary: Tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in [Louder than a Bomb,] the world's largest youth slam.
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Macbeth (1983)

Director: Jack Gold
Summary: Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.
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Macbeth (2010)

Director: Rupert Goold
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Starring Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Michael Feast, Martin Turner, Scott Handy
Summary: Adaptation of the stage production which relocates the action to a nameless 20th-century underground facility, offering a parable of the quest for power in the modern world.
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Martha Graham: Dance on Film

Summary: A Dancer's World' takes the viewer inside a rehearsal session of Martha Graham's dance company, 'Night journey' is a retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Oedipus, and 'Appalachian Spring' is the story of a young pioneer couple set to the music of Aaron Copland.
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Marwencol

Director: Jeff Malmberg
Actor: Mark Hogancamp
Summary: After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life. Playing in the town and photographing the action helped Mark recover his hand-eye coordination and to deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. He documented everything with photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.
Review: Surprisingly gripping as any fictional thriller, the documentary Marwencol follows Mark Hogancamp, who after being faced with his recovery from being put in a coma, dedicates his free time to creating an entire miniature town down to meticulous detail. As more people become interested in his work however, Mark has to deal with leaving the world he created to face the one that has troubled him before.
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Matthew Barney: No Restraint

Director: Alison Chernick
Actor: Starring Matthew Barney, Bjork
Summary: Follow the phenomenal journey of renowned artist Matthew Barney and his collaborator, singer-songwriter Bjork, as they embark on an unbelievable filmmaking journey in Japan. From artistic vision to manifestation, this compelling documentary reveals Barney's unique process in creating Drawing restraint 9, a massive cinematic piece that combines a whaling vessel; 45,000 pounds of petroleum jelly; and traditional Japanese rituals in one fantastical love story. It's a rare look at a one-of-a-kind artist who has inspired audiences around the globe.
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Memphis

Director: Don Roy King
Actor: Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael McGrath, Cass Morgan
Summary: The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated '50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock n' roll, and an electrifying black singer. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love, this incredible journey is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock n' roll.
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Mikado

Director: John Michael Phillips
Writer: William S. Gilbert
Actor: Eric Idle, Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allen, Felicity Palmer, Susan Bullock, Ethna Robinson, Mark Richardson
Summary: The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named 'Lord High Executioner.' A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum.
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Miss America

Director: Lisa Ades
Writer: Michelle Ferrari
Actor: Cherry Jones
Summary: Tracking the country's oldest beauty contest - from its inception in 1921 as a local seaside pageant to its heyday as one of the country's most popular events - Miss America paints a vivid picture of an institution that has come to reveal much about a changing nation. Using intimate interviews with former contestants, and behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, the film reveals why some women took part in the fledgling event and how the pageant became a battle ground and a barometer for the changing position of women in society.
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A Moon for the Misbegotten

Director: Jose Quintero
Writer: Eugene O'Neill
Actor: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, John O'Leary, Edwin J
Summary: In a towering performance, the late, great Jason Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on O'Neill's elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution.
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My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies

Director: William Cosel
Writer: David Thompson
Summary: Julie Andrews hosts many female Broadway stars as they perform the songs for which they are known.
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The Mystery of Picasso

Le Mystere Picasso

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Actor: Artist, Pablo Picasso
Summary: Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works and progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene, until at last the work is complete.
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Nancy Goes to Rio

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Writer: Sidney Sheldon
Actor: Jane Powell, Ann Sothern
Summary: A colorful Rio is the setting for a comic tale of personal and professional mixups as aspiring actress Nancy and her Broadway-veteran mother seek the same stage role. Adding to the Brazilian flair is Carmen Miranda in zany-hatted glory.
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Never Stand Still

Director: Ron Honsa
Writer: Nan Penman, Ron Honsa
Actor: Bill T. Jones
Summary: Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison, and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance. Featured are amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage.
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Nina Foch Course for Filmmakers and Actors

Director: Randal Kleiser
Actor: Instructor, Nina Foch
Summary: The public knew Nina Foch best as an actress, but her life was centered around teaching. The course was developed by Ms. Foch from her study with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. For 40 years, at USC and the American Film Institute, she taught a generation of filmmakers. Culled from over 200 hours of footage, this two set DVD puts the viewer right in her classroom and will appeal to students of directing, acting, and writing, as well as professionals who want to use it as a basic resource. It is also an invaluable aid to anyone engaged in public performance, whether in the workplace, the courtroom or at a speaking engagement.
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NY Export: Opus Jazz

Director: Henry Joost, Jody Lee Lipes
Summary: Shot on location in New York City and starring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY export, opus jazz takes Jerome Robbins' 1958 'ballet in sneakers' and reimagines it for a new generation in this scripted adaptation. Along with the dance film is a documentary where dance luminaries speak to the extraordinary history of the piece.
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Oklahoma! (1999)

Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: Oscar Hammerstein, II
Actor: Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Shuler Hensley, Jimmy Johnston, Maureen Lipman, Peter Polycarpou, Vicki Simon, Stuart Milligan, Helen Anker
Summary: Laurie, an Oklahoma farm gal is courted by boisterous cowboy Curley and by menacing, obsessive farm hand Jud Frye. Fearing that Jud will do something terrible to Curley, Laurie accepts Jud's invitation to the box social. But Curley rescues Laurie from Jud's unwanted advances, and wins her hand. On the eve of their wedding, Laurie and Curley are menaced by Jud. During a fight with Curley, Jud falls on his own knife and is killed. The local deputy insists that Curley be arrested, but he is outvoted by Curley's friends, and the newlyweds are permitted to ride off on their honeymoon.
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Othello (1965)

Director: Stuart Burge
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay
Summary: Desdemona defies her father to marry the Moor of Venice, the mighty warrior, Othello. Lago is determined to bring about the downfall of Othello's new favorite, Cassio, and destroy Othello in the process, by casting aspersions on Othello's new bride.
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Othello (1990)

Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Ian McKellen, Imogen Stubbs, Willard White, Michael Grandage, Clive Swift
Summary: Richard Price presents the special stage-to-screen studio production of the Royal Shakespeare Company's presentation of Othello by William Shakespeare, directed by Trevor Nunn.
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Our Town (1977)

Director: George Schaefer
Writer: Thornton Wilder
Actor: Hal Holbrook, Ned Beatty, Allen Price, William Lanteau, Sada Thompson, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robby Benson, Ronny Cox, Glynnis O'Connor
Summary: The time is the early 20th century, in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, and centers on the Webb and Gibbs families, who live next door to each other. Emily Webb and George Gibbs are two young people who grow up, fall in love with gentle glances and sweet words, get married, and are eventually separated by death. On the surface, there is all this nostalgia, but there are dark currents in Grovers Corners, little ironies and inconsistencies that are often commented on by the Stage Manager, and are embodied in the person of the town drunk, Simon Stimson.
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Our Town (1989)

Director: Kirk Browning
Writer: Thornton Wilder
Actor: Spalding Gray, James Rebhorn, Atticus Brady, John Griesemer, Frances Conroy, Roberta Maxwell, Eric Stoltz, Lydia Kelly, Shane Culkin, Penelope Ann Miller, Bill Alton, Peter Maloney
Summary: The time is the early 20th century, in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, and centers on the Webb and Gibbs families, who live next door to each other. Emily Webb and George Gibbs are two young people who grow up, fall in love with gentle glances and sweet words, get married, and are eventually separated by death. On the surface, there is all this nostalgia, but there are dark currents in Grovers Corners, little ironies and inconsistencies that are often commented on by the Stage Manager, and are embodied in the person of the town drunk, Simon Stimson.
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Our Town (2003)

Director: James Naughton
Writer: Thornton Wilder
Actor: Jayne Atkinson, John Braden, Frank Converse, Jane Curtin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Mia Dillon, Ben Fox, Maggie Lacey, Paul Newman
Summary: Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century.
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Painters painting

Director: Emile De Antonio
Actor: Philip Leider
Summary: Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman.
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The Pirates of Penzance

Director: Wilford Leach, Joshua White
Writer: Wilford Leach
Actor: Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Rex Smith, Tony Azito
Summary: Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles.
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Pollock

Director: Ed Harris
Writer: Barbara Turner, Susan J. Emshwiller
Actor: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Robert Knott, Amy Madigan
Summary: Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode.
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Porgy and Bess

Director: Trevor Nunn
Writer: Trevor Nunn, Yves Baigneres
Actor: Willard White, Cynthia Haymon, Gregg Baker, Cynthia Clarey, Marietta Simpson, Damon Evans
Summary: Video adaptation of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera stage production directed by Trevor Nunn. The Gershwins' classic musical drama portrays the lives of the occupants of Catfish Row. Includes synopsis in English, French, German and Italian.
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The Red Shoes

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer
Summary: Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer.
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Rembrandt

Director: Alexander Korda
Writer: June Head, Lajos Biro
Actor: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman, Gertrude Lawrence, Walter Hudd, Roger Livesey, John Bryning, Sam Livesey, Herbert Lomas
Summary: Charles Laughton once again teams up with Korda for this moving, elegantly shot biopic about the Dutch painter. Beginning when Rembrandt's reputation was at its height, the film then tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression.
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Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

Director: Michael John Warren
Actor: Will Chase, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Rodney Hicks, Tracie Thoms, Justin Johnston, Rene Elise Goldsberry, Eden Espinosa
Summary: A year in the life of a group of bohemian-minded friends experiencing the apartment culture of New York City. As the year unfolds, they face a host of personal trials and begin coming to terms with the limits of their carefree aspirations and relationships.
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The Restaurateur

Director: Roger Sherman
Actor: Danny Meyer
Summary: We follow restaurateur Danny Meyere and his team over a period of 12 years as they experience gut-wrenching construction delays, miss deadlines, and fire a chef. We visit Tabla's chef Floyd Cardoz in his tiny home kitchen, where he creates his now classic watermelon curry. We're there as chef Kerry Heffernan takes over Eleven Madison Park just weeks before opening. Danny Meyer bares all in this portrait. Watching him and his inner circle, we witness firsthand how difficult it is to create a world-class restaurant.
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Richard II

Director: Gregory Doran
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: David Tennant, Emma Hamilton, Michael Pennington, Nigel Lindsay, Oliver Ford Davies, Marty Cruickshank, Oliver Rix, Jane Lapotaire
Summary: Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
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Robert Motherwell and the New York School: Storming the Citadel

Director: Catherine Tatge
Summary: American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) is profiled in the context of Modernism and reviews the past fifty years of his creative life. Discussed are the origins of Abstract Expressionism, its links with Surrealism, and its struggle for recognition. Included are scenes of artists Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and others. Interviews with art critics and historians are featured with scenes from a major retrospective of Motherwell's work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
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The September Issue

Director: R.J. Cutler
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at Vogue magazine (U.S.) as editor-and-chief Anna Wintour and her staff prepare the September 2007 issue.
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Shadow of the House

Director: Allie Humenuk
Summary: Shadow of the House is about looking closely. Filmed over seven years, it is an intimate portrait of photographer Abelardo Morell, revealing the mystery and method of his artistic process. The narrative skips across time and space from his early childhood escape from Castro's regime to his status as a world-renowned photographer. The film explores his daily working life as an artist and his eventual return to Cuba after 40 years of living in exile. Shadow of the House uncovers the deep layers of a man who is pushed to confront his past and his familial allegiances as it explores his unique artistic vision.
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Shakespeare Uncovered

Director: Richard Denton, Nicola Stockley, Janice Sutherland, John Holdsworth
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Irons, David Tennant, Trevor Nunn
Summary: Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
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Shakespeare: The King's Man

Director: Steven Clarke
Actor: James Shapiro
Summary: This fascinating three part series chronicles the work of Britain’s greatest writer during the reign of King James I. Columbia University professor James Shapiro researched, wrote and presented the show.
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Show Business

Director: Dori Berinstein
Writer: Dori Berinstein, Richard Hankin
Actor: Ben Brantley, Charles Isherwood, John Lahr, Patrick Pacheco, Michael Riedel, Jacques le Sourd, Linda Winer
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at four high profile musicals: Wicked, Taboo, Caroline or Change, and Avenue Q. Covers the entire 2003-2004 Broadway season, from casting to the Tony Awards.
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Sideways

Director: Alexander Payne
Writer: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Actor: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Screenplay: PN1997 .S53 P39 2004, PN1997 .S53 2003
Summary: Miles is a divorced man and a failed writer who teaches junior high English. He decides to take his best friend, somewhat famous actor Jack, on a weeklong drive through California's wine country. There they explore their failures and question their relationships.
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Somm

Director: Jason Wise
Writer: Jason Wise
Summary: Follows four candidates as they prepare for the Master Sommelier exam, which covers every aspect of the presentation and appreciation of wine.
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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert

Director: Lonny Price
Writer: Lonny Price, David Hyde Pierce
Actor: David Hyde Pierce
Summary: A celebration of the life and work of one of Broadway's greatest legends, Stephen Sondheim. For the composer and lyricist's 80th birthday in March 2010, many of musical theater's brightest stars gathered to perform more than two dozen numbers from Sondheim's illustrious career.
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Spinning Plates

Director: Joseph Levy
Writer: Joseph Levy
Summary: Profiles three U.S. restaurants (Alinea in Chicago, Breitbach's Country Dining in Iowa, and La Cocina de Gabby in Tuscon), underscoring the dedication of their owners and staff.
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Step Up

Director: Anne Fletcher
Writer: Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg
Actor: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Mario, Drew Sidora, Heavy D, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington, Josh Henderson, Deirdre Lovejoy, Alyson Stoner, Tim Lacatena, Rachel Griffiths
Summary: Tyler is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore¹s tracks. The only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending an elite school of dance in Baltimore. The only thing standing in the way of her brilliant future is finding a great dance partner for her senior showcase. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora¹s attention. With sparks flying on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined.
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Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty

Director: Jeffrey Ruoff
Actor: Jonathan Wolken, Michael Tracy, Robby Barnett, Itomar Kubovy, Jay Satterfield, Renee Jaworski, Matt Kent, Art Spiegelman, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Winston Dynamite Brown, Matt Del Rosario, Eriko Jimbo, Jordan Kriston, Jun Kuribayashi, Nile H. Russell, Annika Sheaff, Christopher Whitney
Summary: In the 1970s, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance. Pilobolus eschewed the bright lights of Manhattan and settled in rural Connecticut. On the eve of its fortieth anniversary, internationally-renowned, Pilobolus returns to New Hampshire for a Dartmouth-commissioned premiere of a collaboration with cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty focuses on the company's lifecycle--including a founder's death--its evolution, transformation, and regeneration. At their studio, on the road, in community workshops, and on stage, the arts organism Pilobolus thrives.
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Super Size Me

Director: Morgan Spurlock
Writer: Morgan Spurlock
Summary: Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once, and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac.
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Director: Terry Hughes
Actor: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn
Summary: Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. So Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd.
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Swimming to Cambodia

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Spalding Gray
Actor: Spalding Gray
Summary: Spalding Gray performs a monologue that mostly recounts his trip to Southeast Asia to create the role of the U.S. Ambassador's aide in the 1984 Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields.
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Tales of Hoffmann

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Actor: Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Leonide Massine, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tcherina
Summary: A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen.
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The Tempest

Director: Des McAnuff, Shelagh O'Brien
Writer: William Shakespeare
Actor: Christopher Plummer, Wayne Best, James Blendick, David Collins, Keith Dinicol, Bruce Dow, Andrew Gillies, Luke Humphrey, Peter Hutt, Chris Karczmar, Dion Johnstone, Claire Lautier, Trish Lindstrom, Amanda Lisman, Robert Persichini, Gareth Potter, Stephen Russell, Julyana Soelistyo, Timothy D. Stickney, John Vickery, Sophia Walker, Geraint Wyn Davies
Summary: Follows the story of Prospero, the banished Duke of Milan. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda, Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel, he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom.
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That's Dancing!

Director: Jack Haley, Jr.
Writer: Jack Haley, Jr.
Actor: Gene Kelly, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli
Summary: From Baryshnikov to break dancing, from Fred and Giner to Shirley and Bojangles, from movement depicted on Grecian urns to the kaleidoscopic pizzazz of Busby Berkely spectaculars.
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Touch of Spice

Politiki Kouzina

Director: Tassos Boulmetis
Writer: Tassos Boulmetis
Actor: George Corraface, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Renia Louizidou, Stelios Mainas, Karadagli, Basak Kolukaya, Tassos Bandis, Markos Osse
Summary: Fanis, a forty-year-old astrophysics professor, journeys back to his childhood home. In affectionate, uplifting scenes, it portrays Fanis' relationship with his beloved grandfather, who teaches him about cooking with spices; the pain he suffered from being thrown out of Turkey at an early age, and the difficulties his family faced as they adjusted to life in Greece.
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Valentino: The Last Emperor

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Actor: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti
Summary: It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring unprecedented access to the high temples of Haute Couture. Follows the legendary Valentino and his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti during the final two years of their careers, and shows the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world's most glamorous and competitive game. An intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's richest and most famous men. Tells the story of his extraordinary life and work, and also explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today.
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Verna: USO Girl

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
Writer: Albert Innaurato
Actor: Sissy Spacek, Howard Da Silva, Sally Kellerman, William Hurt, Joseph Turrin, Vaughan Hooks, Robert Roelse, Jamie Flanery, Greg Enos, Thomas Kersey, George Wolfert, Louise Haracyka
Summary: Sissy Spacek is Verna, USO Girl, a kindhearted, but not particularly talented, member of a performing troupe in World War II Belgium.
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Waste Land

Director: Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim, Karen Harley
Actor: Vik Muniz
Summary: Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho, in Brazil. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The images reveal both the dignity and despair of these garbage 'pickers.' The finished artwork will be on display in museums and auctions around the world. The film offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. Includes bonus features: Beyond Gramacho and An Untold Story.
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White Nights

Director: Taylor Hackford
Writer: James Goldman, Eric Hughes
Actor: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Page, Isabella Rossellini, John Glover
Summary: Nikolai Rodchenko, a Russian ballet dancer who defected from the Soviet Union years ago, finds himself back in the motherland--trapped--thanks to an emergency airplane landing. The Soviets do not imprison him, however; they hope to score a propaganda victory by 'persuading' him to become Russian again. That is why he is sent to Siberia, to Raymond Greenwood and his Russian wife Darya. Greenwood is an American tap dancer who defected to Russia in opposition to the Vietnam War. Nikolai makes Raymond realize how limited his life is in the USSR, and together they hatch a plan to evade their KGB minders, escape to the American Embassy and eventually the US.