Sid & Judy (2019)
Synopsis: A fascinating portrait of Judy Garland that takes a deeper look beyond this queer icon.
Synopsis: A fascinating portrait of Judy Garland that takes a deeper look beyond this queer icon.
Synopsis: A fashion designer who treats her personal assistant like a slave falls in love with a woman who does not love her in return.
Synopsis: During the 1984 Welsh mineworkers’ strike in England, gay and lesbian activists forge an unlikely alliance with the striking miners’ families.
Synopsis: The remarkable story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes. Through the backdrop of Goodes’ journey, the feature documentary explores race, identity and belonging in Australia today.
Synopsis: Stephen Wallace’s feature directorial debut is a prison film based on the 1974 prison riot at Bathurst Correctional Complex and the subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons. Note – Olympia advises against watching the trailer to leave space for the harrowing film’s slowly built tension.
Synopsis: Raimunda (Penelope Cruz), her teenage daughter and her sister are coping as best they can since the death of their mother and also their grandmother, who died along with her husband, in a mysterious fire. However, all is not as it seems in their village, and unresolved matters within the family bubble to the surface. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2006.
Synopsis: The seemingly indestructible Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) is changed forever when she is attacked by an unknown assailant in her home. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
Synopsis: Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. Note – Elise was able to access this film on Kanopy via her local library membership. Your library may carry a different collection of films.
Synopsis: Two teenagers find love and look for a place where they can be together in peace in this Australian drama.
Synopsis: Albert Lamorisse celebrates the experience of childhood in his 1957 Oscar winning short classic about a young boy who develops a friendship with a red balloon that follows him around the gloomy streets of post-war Paris.
Synopsis: The lives of the students and parents at a Bratislava suburban school are turned upside down when teacher Maria Drazdechova, with her corrupt ways and ties to the Communist Party, joins the faculty.
Synopsis: Politician and human rights campaigner Milada Horáková battles against all odds to defend her beliefs in a Czechoslovakia under Communist rule.
Synopsis: A multitude of people have been given a clue by a dying man as to the location of money that he has buried. They cannot come to an agreement to seek out the loot as a cooperative unit, so they set out separately in a mad race to get to it first.
Synopsis: A fun-loving divorcée lives life to its fullest, working in insurance by day and dancing in LA clubs at night. Then a new man appears on the scene.
Synopsis: Despite its falling popularity, a father teaches his two children the Korean musical tradition of Pansori (one singer accompanied by one drummer).
Synopsis: A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.
Synopsis: After Queen Elizabeth I commands him not to grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world.
Synopsis: Daigo, a depressed and unemployed cellist, inadvertently finds himself after he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
Synopsis: “Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Synopsis: In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who’s on his trail.
Synopsis: A documentary filmmaker chronicles the life and times of his mother, Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue and a fashion-world provocateur.
Synopsis: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Synopsis: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Synopsis: Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of cheap gay porn. When Lois, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to get her back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald.
Synopsis: After a lukewarm marriage of over twenty years, a woman appeals to her husband’s compassion to obtain the desirable divorce document in front of a court, which proves to be more challenging than she would expect.
Synopsis: An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Synopsis: A portrait of a remote village where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence.
Synopsis: The ultra low-budget action comedy film based on a violent and destructive war that erupts between two conflicting groups – the mafia and some soldiers.
Synopsis: The feature film that came before the series. In this acclaimed thriller, cowboy detective Jay Swan returns to his outback home town to solve the murder of a teenage girl and finds himself caught between the divide in a community he once called home.
Synopsis: Detective Jay Swan takes on a grisly case in a new town, a coastal community where the desert meets the ocean and secrets past and present run deep. Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy.
Synopsis: Arranged to marry a rich man, young Ada is crushed when her true love goes missing at sea during a migration attempt – until a miracle reunites them.
Synopsis: In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satiric feminist fairy-tale set in present-day Zambia. When 9-year old orphan Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official.
Synopsis: When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Synopsis: Based on Ira Levin’s best-selling novel and set in the late 1970s, this gripping drama concerns a fanatical Nazi cloning Adolph Hitler in an attempt to groom a future Fuhrer. Lawrence Olivier plays the man who’s out to stop him.
Synopsis: Milena travels to a remote opal mining community to see her estranged, ill father. Lost and alone, she falls into his bewildering world, where men escape society and share ideals of freedom. Soon, he doesn’t want her to leave.
Synopsis: It’s Hannah’s first day of high school. It’s also the first day she’ll wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name rather than the boy’s name she was given at birth.
Synopsis: Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Synopsis: A documentary following renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album.
Synopsis: Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
Synopsis: Party girl Mary gets bailed out of jail by her librarian godmother. She starts working at the library, slowly fills her empty brain.
Synopsis: A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a travelling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.
Synopsis: A documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.
Synopsis: Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps and critters of his own creation.
Synopsis: Building off the success of HISTORY’s two-hour special Life After People, this series continues the exploration of a world wiped clean of humanity, in even more vivid detail.
Synopsis: Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Sans Soleil is his mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan.
Synopsis: Walk in the footsteps of Leonard Cohen at his Hydra hideout in this visual elegy by Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost and collaborator Ciarán Wood.
Synopsis: After losing his mother, a young boy is befriended by a police officer and sent to a foster home with other orphans his age. With the help of his new friends, he begins to trust and love again.
Synopsis: Astronomer Carl Sagan’s landmark 13-part science series takes you on an awe-inspiring cosmic journey to the edge of the Universe and back aboard the spaceship of the imagination.
Synopsis: A documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design.
Synopsis: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Synopsis: A bloody horror cannibal film about a young veterinary student who encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world when she starts veterinary school. Desperate to fit in during the first week of hazing rituals, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time and faces the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self emerges.
Synopsis: For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.
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