Ignatzkat's Hidden Gems

My entry for the upcoming "Hidden Gems" list compiled by the iCheckMovies boards.
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2.
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
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It's time for hockey! There's no telling what will happen when the Winnipeg Maroons' own star player... (60 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
3.
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916 Short Film)
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Coke Ennyday, the scientific detective, divides his own time in periods for "Sleep", "Eat", "Dope" and "Drink"... (25 mins.)
Director: John Emerson
 
4.
Taking Off (1971)
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Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her... (93 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
5.
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959 Documentary)
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Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience... (85 mins.)
 
6.
The T.A.M.I. Show (1964 Documentary)
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Surf pop duo, Jan and Dean host this showcase of performances by well-known Rock, R&B, and pop stars of the era. (123 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
7.
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997 Short Film)
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An experimental short by Stan Brakhage which combines and overlaps various lights, colors, and footage. (17 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
8.
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)
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A day laborer is badly beaten, and a young man nurses him back to health. (115 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
9.
My Universe Inside Out (1996 Short Film)
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(25 mins.)
Director: Faith Hubley
 
10.
Careful (1992)
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches... (100 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
11.
Don't Tempt Me (2001)
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Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer. (112 mins.)
 
12.
Ceddo (1977)
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The Ceddo try to preserve their traditional African culture against the onslaught of Islam, Christianity... (120 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
13.
Miss Bala (2011)
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After entering a beauty contest in Tijuana, a young woman witnesses drug-related murders and is forced to do the gang's bidding. (113 mins.)
Director: Gerardo Naranjo
 
14.
Zorns Lemma (1970 Documentary)
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A rhythmically edited alphabet composed of street and shop signs shot in New York City and other elements is gradually replaced by repeated seemingly abstract shots in this influential structuralist film. (60 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
15.
Matewan (1987)
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A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
16.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
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After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent. (87 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
17.
T-Men (1947)
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Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring. (92 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
18.
The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
19.
True Stories (1986)
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A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show. (90 mins.)
Director: David Byrne
 
20.
Sólo con tu pareja (1991)
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Yuppie and womanizer Tomas is caught in a trap when falsely diagnosed with A.I.D.S. by Silvia, a nurse who finds herself cheated by the young Casanova... (94 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
21.
The Long Day Closes (1992)
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The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days... (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
22.
Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)
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A young man attempts to fight the system in an entertaining account of bureaucracy amok and the tyranny of red tape. (85 mins.)
 
23.
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
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Three soldiers meet 10 years after their last meeting in New York, and find out that they have little in common now. (101 mins.)
 
24.
Innocent Blood (1992)
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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger. (112 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
25.
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
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Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia. (85 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
26.
Downtown 81 (1981)
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The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim... (72 mins.)
Director: Edo Bertoglio
 
27.
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem. (108 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
28.
The Nomi Song (2004 Documentary)
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Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper... (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Horn
 
29.
Desk Set (1957)
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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department. (103 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
30.
Citizen Ruth (1996)
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An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides. (106 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
31.
Rize (2005 Documentary)
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Rize chronicles a dance movement that rises out of South Central Los Angeles with roots in clowning and street youth culture. (86 mins.)
 
32.
Cabeza de Vaca (1991)
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A handful of survivors from a disastrous 1528 Spanish expedition to Florida journey across the coast until they reach Mexico. (112 mins.)
 
33.
Crossroads (1976 Short Film)
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The 1945 atomic-bomb explosion at Bikini Atoll becomes a thing of terrible beauty and haunting visual poetry when shown in extreme slow motion... (36 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
34.
A Thief in the Night (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The story of Patty, a young woman caught up in living for the present with little concern for the future... (69 mins.)
 
35.
Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
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A political hack becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident. (86 mins.)
Director: Gregory LaCava
 
36.
Curling (2010)
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On the fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, the fragile relationship and unusual private life of a father and daughter is jeopardized by dreary, unforeseen circumstances. (92 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
 
37.
Cannibal Tours (1988 Documentary)
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When tourists journey to the furthermost reaches of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, is it the indigenous... (70 mins.)
Director: Dennis O'Rourke
 
38.
A Swingin' Summer (1965)
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Beach party escapade features a bookworm with glasses who learns to "groove", as she attempts to sing "Ready to Groove." (80 mins.)
Director: Robert Sparr
 
39.
Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968 (1968 Documentary)
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A close-up of bass player and composer Charlie Mingus as he and his five-year-old daughter await eviction by the City of New York. (58 mins.)
Director: Thomas Reichman