Cinema Guild

2/21/2012
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1.
The Woman with the 5 Elephants (2009 Documentary)
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First her father ends up in one of Stalin's prison camps, then young Svetlana herself experiences the German invasion... (93 mins.)
Director: Vadim Jendreyko
 
2.
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010 Documentary)
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A career retrospective of Fishbone, an all African-American rock band from Los Angeles who created a high energy blend of funk, metal, ska, and punk and experienced a career as chaotic and unique as the music they created. (107 mins.)
 
3.
Aurora (2010)
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An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room... (181 mins.)
Director: Cristi Puiu
 
4.
Putty Hill (2010)
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A young man's untimely death unites a fractured family and their community through shared memory and loss. (85 mins.)
 
5.
The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
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A photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter. (97 mins.)
 
6.
Change Nothing (2009 Documentary)
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Intimate portrait of the French actress/singer Jeanne Balibar. (100 mins.)
Director: Pedro Costa
 
7.
Daguerréotypes (1976 Documentary)
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Portraits of the people that occupy the small shops of the Rue Daguerre, Paris, where the filmmaker lived. (80 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
8.
In the City of Sylvia (2007)
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A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier. (84 mins.)
 
9.
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
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After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together. (82 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
10.
Marwencol (2010 Documentary)
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After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. (83 mins.)
Director: Jeff Malmberg
 
11.
Around a Small Mountain (2009)
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Biopic based on the life of author Raymond Roussel. (84 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
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Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (2009)
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A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down. (64 mins.)
 
13.
Shirin (2008)
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators... (92 mins.)
 
14.
Sweetgrass (2009 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana... (101 mins.)
 
15.
35 Shots of Rum (2008)
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The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man. (100 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
16.
Beeswax (2009)
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A pair of identical twin sisters -- one, who has been paraplegic since youth and gets around in a wheelchair, and the other -- 'same face, different bodies.' (100 mins.)
Director: Andrew Bujalski
 
17.
The Beaches of Agnès (2008 Documentary)
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Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story. (110 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
18.
24 City (2008)
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Change and a city in China. In Chengdu, factory 420 is being pulled down to make way for multi-story buildings with luxury flats... (112 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
19.
Jerichow (2008)
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The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali... (93 mins.)