• The Beggar Maid
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    The Beggar Maid

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    “Exceptional! … The Beggar Maid" is beautifully done … Miss Mary Astor, gives the beggar girl all of the grace and charm she is supposed to have.” — New York Times

    In 1920, Triart Pictures was formed to create movies of everlasting value about art and artists. They had famous artists including D...

  • Winter Soldier
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    Winter Soldier

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    In February 1971, one month after the revelations of the My Lai massacre, an astonishing public inquiry into war crimes committed by American forces in Vietnam was held at a Howard Johnson motel in Detroit. The Vietnam Veterans Against the War organized this event called the Winter Soldier Invest...

  • Bless Their Little Hearts

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    A key masterpiece of the L.A Rebellion, Bless Their Little Hearts distills the social concerns and aesthetics of that trailblazing movement in African American cinema. Billy Woodberry’s film showcases his attentive eye, sensitivity to the nuances of community and family, and the power of the blues...

  • Without Lying Down: Frances Marion in Hollywood

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    I've spent my life searching for a man to look up to without lying down." - Frances Marion

    And what a life it was! From 1915-1939, Frances Marion was one of the most powerful talents in the movie industry. In one of the most liberating eras for women in film, she wrote more than 200 movies and w...

  • The Olive Thomas Collection

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    In the heyday of silent films, a winsome ingénue named Olive Thomas — affectionately dubbed "Ollie" by her friends and fans — possessed a seemingly charmed life. Born in the coal mining town of Charleroi, Pennsylvania in 1894, her astonishing beauty and spirit carried her to New York City where s...

  • I’m Going Home
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    I’m Going Home

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    Richard Brody's review of I'm Going Home from The New Yorker:

    With I'm Going Home, the legendary Manoel de Oliveira, at the age of 93, created his masterpiece. The critics have already acclaimed it as one of the finest films of the decade. Warm, funny, humane and ultimately heartrending, the fil...

  • The Dragon Painter
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    The Dragon Painter

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    Remembered mostly for his magnificent performance as the Japanese officer in The Bridge over the River Kwai, few filmgoers realize that Sessue Hayakawa was one of the great stars of the silent cinema. In many films he played a dashing, romantic lead — a rarity for Asian actors in Hollywood, even ...

  • The World of Gilbert & George

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    Written and directed by Gilbert & George. New 2K restoration in collaboration with, and approved by, the artists!

    “We are unhealthy, middle-aged, dirty-minded, depressed, cynical, empty, tired-brained, seedy, rotten, dreaming, badly behaved, ill-mannered, arrogant, intellectual, self-pitying, ho...

  • The Wide Blue Road

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    The Wide Blue Road (La Grande Strada Azzurra), is the remarkable debut feature directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, famed for The Battle of Algiers (1966) and BURN! (1969), in a beautiful, newly restored version thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Demme, Dustin Hoffman and Milestone Film.

    Set in a fishin...

  • Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left For The East?

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    The first Korean feature to ever have theatrical distribution in the United States, Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? has been acclaimed by critics and audiences around the world as a film of remarkable power and beauty. In a remote mountain monastery above a bustling city, an old Zen maste...

  • The Viking
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    The Viking

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    On March 9, 1931, the SS Viking left the port of St. John's, Newfoundland, and sailed into motion picture history. On board were New York filmmaker Varick Frissell and an unusual crew of seamen and Hollywood movie people. Their mission: to shoot the final scenes for an epic feature film on the li...

  • Two Friends
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    Two Friends

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    Two Friends, the first feature film by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion (Sweetie, An Angel at My Table and The Piano). When Two Friends was shown at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival along with her three shorts, the film world heralded the brave new feminist voice of the extraordinary New Zealand d...

  • Seni’s Children
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    Seni’s Children

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    Seni Camara lives with her husband and family in the village of Bigona, in the Casamance region in southern Senegal. Working outside the local tradition of making pots and “useful” objects out of clay, Seni claims that through a “gift of God” she has been able to create thousands of bizarre, magn...

  • The Last Night of Rasputin

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    This is the rediscovered film made in 1924 by the legendary Soviet silent film director, Yevgeny Antinov. "Despised by the modernists for his love of narrative, hated by the traditionalists for his modern techniques, disapproved of by the government for his self-indulgence and individualism, and ...

  • The Giant Woman and the Lightning Man

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    Philip Haas’s eye-popping film on Australian Aboriginal art, takes us through the steps of preparing three ground paintings made by a group of desert tribesman. The film shows the collective effort and cooperation required to make the art. The beauty of the finished pieces — so ancient and so mod...

  • South: Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition

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    When Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on the Endurance on August 8, 1914, he was already an internationally renowned Antarctic explorer and a national hero.

    He planned a brave attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica via the Pole. Raising money for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic (ITA) expedition...

  • Stones and Flies: Richard Long in the Sahara

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    Richard Long is a British land artist whose “walks” have included such far-flung places as the Australian brush and the glaciers of Iceland. The records of his journey, be they photographs, word pieces or objects he has collected along the way constitute his world-famous artwork. But before Phili...

  • The Cook and Other Treasures

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    At the Bull Pup Café, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is chef of all trades and Keaton waits tables in his own inimitable fashion. When a rambunctious customer annoys the pretty cashier, Buster Keaton comes to her defense and all-out mayhem ensues. Arbuckle and Keaton’s dance à la Salome and Cleopatra is...

  • The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy

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    At the time of her death from cancer in 1988, Kathleen Collins was just 46 years old, but she was already an internationally renowned playwright, a popular professor (at New York’s City College) and a successful independent filmmaker. Her first film, The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy is an adapta...

  • With Byrd at the South Pole

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    Admiral Richard E. Byrd was one of the most popular heroes in the age of exploration of the twenties. While he is nearly forgotten today, Byrd nearly beat Lindbergh to Paris (he flew a month later). In 1925, he was the first to fly over the North Pole making international heroes of himself and hi...

  • The Sorrow and the Pity

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    From the moment it was first released at a tiny Left Bank theater in Paris, this epic account of France under the occupation of the Nazi regime during World War II has been acclaimed as one of the most moving and influential films of all time. Originally refused by French TV, the film garnered in...

  • Scenes and Songs from Boyd Webb

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    A surreal foray into the fictive universe of Boyd Webb. Although Webb is usually classified as a sculptor, he does not exhibit objects — his art works are extremely large photographs of elaborate sculptural sets in which humans or animals are posed. For this movie, he has designed eight new works...

  • 90 Degrees South: With Scott to the Antarctic

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    Herbert G. Ponting's spellbinding chronicle of Captain Robert Scott's heroic and ultimately tragic race for the South Pole (not only did Amundsen reach the goal first but Scott and his entire team died on the return trip) was originally released in 1913. Ponting, who had been a renowned still pho...

  • And Now, Miguel
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    And Now, Miguel

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    AND NOW, MIGUEL is known today as the beloved novel by Joseph Krumgold that won the Newberry Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1954. But few know that the story actually originated as a motion picture for the US Department of State directed by the Academy Award®-winning Kr...

  • A Young Man’s Dream and a Woman’s Secret

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    Filmmaker Philip Haas traveled to the southernmost tip of Madagascar to meet Efiaimbelo, a man in his mid-sixties who works as a funerary sculptor. The film follows Efiaimbelo as he travels to an isolated area in the countryside to cut down a special tree for sculpting. He makes it into a pole of...

  • Big Stakes
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    Big Stakes

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    One of the most breathtaking 35mm tinted and toned nitrate prints from the silent era, the Library of Congress has graciously provided Milestone with an exceptional video master of this silent cult classic. BIG STAKES is an entertaining, exciting, hilarious – and yes, strange – addition to cinema...

  • Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies

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    Blonde, beautiful and talented, Marion Davies was the first and funniest screwball comedienne. As star of two of the best comedies ever made, Show People and The Patsy, she combined zany slapstick and exuberant mimicry. Glamorous, witty and kind, both on screen and off, Davies was also famous for...

  • Dziga and His Brothers

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    The fascinating and tumultuous lives of Mikhail, Boris and Denis Kaufman (better known as Dziga Vertov) are the focus of this powerful documentary. Using rare archival footage from Russian state film archives and private collections, the brothers' lives and art are traced from Bialystok to Moscow...

  • From the Archives of Modern Art

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    A Milestone favorite, Eleanor Antin is an acclaimed artist/filmmaker working for many years in installation, performance and video, She has built an impressive international reputation based in part on her historical impersonations including Eleanor Nightingale (a Crimean War nurse), the Black Ki...

  • Let There Be Light
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    Let There Be Light

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    Banned for years and then shown with a very poor quality soundtrack, John Huston's LET THERE BE LIGHT was always highly regarded but a bit difficult to watch. Now with fully restored sound (by Chace Audio) and visual (by Colorlab), this is the best version of the legendary film.

    Huston's film ab...

  • Edge of the World
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    Edge of the World

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    A critical and popular hit at the New York Film Festival, Michael Powell's The Edge of the World received a thrilling theatrical release that established it as one of the great discoveries of the year!

    Two families living on a remote island off the coast of Scotland, the Mansons and the Grays, a...

  • Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room

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    Hollywood discovered Peggy-Jean Montgomery when she was 19 months old and made her a star by the age of two. By the time she was six, she had made more than 150 popular shorts and a star of feature films. In fact, she was one of the most popular stars in Hollywood with a line of Baby Peggy produc...

  • My Brother’s Wedding

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    In 1983, after many long months of shooting, Charles Burnett sent his rough-cut of My Brother's Wedding to his producers. Ignoring his request to finish the editing of the film, the producers rushed it to a New York festival screening, where it received a mixed review from the New York Times. Wit...

  • The Man Without a World

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    THE MAN WITHOUT A WORLD is one of the most unusual, artistic and fantastic films of the American Indie history. There is nothing else like it!

    THE MAN WITHOUT A WORLD is credited to the legendary (and imaginary) 1920s Soviet director, Yevgeny Antinov. But the film is anything but old. In fact, A...

  • Oporto of My Childhood

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    With the freedom of inspiration and the rigor of writing that are his trademarks, Manoel de Oliveira returns to Oporto, the city of his birth.

    The Oporto of this childhood is a city laden with history, a city of artists and thinkers. And, as in a spiral movement, the film moves from the ruins of...

  • Electric Edwardians: Films of Mitchell & Kenyon

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    In the earliest years of the twentieth century, enterprising traveling showmen in the north of England hired pioneer filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon to shoot footage of local people going about their everyday activities. These films would be shown later at nearby fairgrounds, town hall...

  • Legong: Dance of the Virgins

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    Legong: Dance of the Virgins was filmed entirely on location in Bali in 1935 by the Marquis Henry de la Falaise, World War I her, the ex-husband of movie star Gloria Swanson and the current spouse of screen siren Constance Bennett. The film is a tragic tale of love denied — Poutou, a respected Le...

  • Sand Bubbles
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    Sand Bubbles

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    Louis J. Dorflinger, son of the founder of Dorflinger Glass Works, wrote in his diary on Monday, September 25, 1916 that three gentlemen from the Paramount Picture Company came to White Mills, Pennsylvania to “take pictures” of the glass house and shops and left the next day. This film, Sand Bubb...

  • Millay at Steepletop
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    Millay at Steepletop

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    Millay at Steepletop (Color, 25 minutes) is a loving tribute to the great American poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, filmed entirely at her 700-acre upstate New York farm by Sloane Shelton and Kevin Brownlow. By combining images of the natural beauty of the poet's home with readings from her most fa...