John Wayne costars with Monument Valley in what is often cited as the greatest of all westerns, John Ford's beautiful, ugly reckoning with the racist pathology embodied in the pioneer mythology. (See also, The Taking.)
A young woman infiltrates the Guatemalan underworld in order to find the truth behind her sister's disappearance in this nail-biting thriller in the vein of Miss Bala and Sin Nombre.
Howl's Moving Castle
Teenager Sophie is cursed by the Witch of Waste and finds herself trapped in the body of an old woman, and is unable to tell anyone what has happened. She finds help of sorts with the wizard Howl, living as a servant in his astonishing walking castle.
Close to Vermeer
In the run-up to the largest Vermeer exhibition ever at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, a cast of curators set out in search of what makes a Vermeer truly Vermeer.
In this thought-provoking essay film, we are asked to reconsider Monument Valley - backdrop to seminal westerns by John Ford (including The Searchers) and an emblem of the American West... but also a real place which exists outside of Hollywood mythology.
The Night of the 12th
A young woman is murdered. The crime scene provides scant clues but there is no shortage of suspects. Based on a true crime book, Moll's weighty, compelling whodunnit is a modern classic on a par with Zodiac and Memories of Murder.
T.S. Eliot's The Four Quartets
Sophie Fiennes' enthralling record of her brother Ralph's monumental one-man performance of one of the key works in 20th Century literature.
Shameless: The Art of Disability
For this free ACCESS film screening, Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture will screen Shameless: The Art of Disability (71 min) by Bonnie Sherr Klein, followed by a panel discussion about art, activism, and disability communities.
The Man in the Basement
Le Guay's tenant-from-hell thriller features strong performances from François Cluzet, Jérémie Renier and Bérénice Bejo and doubles as a deliberation on the pernicious (and prevalent) combination of Holocaust-denialism and white persecution complex.
Dancing in the Dust
The debut feature from the award-winning writer-director of A Separation and A Hero is an original morality tale about a passionate young man who foolishly decides that hunting snakes in the desert is the most expedient route to paying off his debts.
The second film from writer-director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation; The Salesman; A Hero) finds a potent dramatic entry point in a grieving father's resistance to granting clemency to the teenager who killed his daughter -- at her urging.
White Balls on Walls
Voss's observational doc is a shrewd, ironic, objective temperature gauge on the highly politicized cultural battle over "Woke" values as it plays out at Amsterdam's Museum of Modern Art -- where the collection is 90% the work of white men.