Special Edition: Old Film Library, Antiques Movies & Variety Rarities

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1.
The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)
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Upon finding a book that relates his grandfather's story, an officer ventures through Spain meeting a wide array of characters, most of whom have a story of their own to tell. (182 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
2.
Chelsea Girls (1966)
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Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen. (210 mins.)
 
3.
The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973)
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Józef visits his dying father at a remote mental institution, where time itself doesn't seem to exist, and the line between dreams and memories becomes indistinguishable. (124 mins.)
Director: Wojciech J. Has
 
4.
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954 Short Film)
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A Slavonic Mass by Leos Janácek plays as historical figures, biblical characters, and mythical creatures gather in the pleasure dome... (38 mins.)
Director: Anger
 
5.
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997 Documentary)
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What do an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer, a man fascinated by mole rats, and a cutting-edge robotics designer have in common... (80 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
6.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
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A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
 
7.
The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
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"Neues Kino movie" about life in the circus dome narrated in Brechtian spirit; deceptively illusionist grip is broken violently by aloofness and sweeping subjective tracking shots. (104 mins.)
Director: Alexander Kluge
 
8.
Flaming Creatures (1963)
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With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio. (45 mins.)
Director: Jack Smith
 
9.
The Man Who Lies (1968)
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On the run from pursuing soldiers, a man hides in a small European town. (95 mins.)
 
10.
Dog Star Man: Part I (1962 Short Film)
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From a murky landscape, a wooded mountain emerges. We watch the sun. We see a bearded man climbing up the mountain through the snow... (30 mins.)
Director: Brakhage
 
11.
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989 Mini-Series)
Episode: Fatale beauté (1994)
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us". (267 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
12.
James Benning: Circling the Image (2003 Documentary)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Reinhard Wulf
 
13.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
 
14.
Gothic (1986)
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The Shelleys visit Lord Byron and compete to write a horror story. (87 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
15.
Themroc (1973)
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Made without proper language, just gibberish and grunts, this is an absurdist comedy about a man who rejects every facet of normal bourgeois life and turns his apartment into a virtual cave. (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Faraldo
 
16.
The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
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Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings.... (66 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
17.
Cuadecuc, vampir (1971 Documentary)
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An experimental film using the stock footage of Jeas Franco's Count Dracula with an atmospheric sound track to create a subversive experience. (67 mins.)
Director: Pere Portabella
 
18.
Aguaespejo granadino (1955 Documentary)
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As stated in the film, Jose Val del Omar presents a brief audiovisual essay of lyrical plastic art. (21 mins.)
 
19.
Sweet Movie (1974)
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The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness... (98 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Cremaster Cycle (2003)
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(398 mins.)
Director: Matthew Barney
 
22.
The Big Shave (1967 Short Film)
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In the process of shaving, a young man cuts himself. A lot. (6 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
23.
Une expérience d'hypnose télévisuelle (1995 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
24.
Dimension 1991-2024 (2010 Video)
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A poetic gangster story and a thriller about the passage of time. Recorded between 1991 and 1997 but published in 2010. Lars von Trier's long-running project was supposed to premiere in 2024, but the production was stopped. (27 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
25.
From the Drain (1967 Short Film)
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Some time in the near future two veterans from some conflict engage in a conversation while sitting in a bath. (14 mins.)
 
26.
36 fillette (1988)
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A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more. (88 mins.)
 
27.
Rabbits (2002 Short Film)
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In a nameless city deluged by continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery. (43 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
28.
Impressions de la haute Mongolie (1975 Documentary)
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A tribute to the French writer Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), a forerunner of the Surrealists and much admired by them... (70 mins.)
 
29.
Frankenweenie (1984 Short Film)
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A young boy sets out to revive his dead pet using the monstrous power of science. (29 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton