HD-DCP - 2011 - Germany, Finland, South Africa - 90 min - Color / Black & White
Mama Africa (original title)
A film by Mika Kaurismäki
The many voices of Miriam Makeba !
The story of the late incredible and charismatic South African musical icon, Miriam Makeba.
She traveled the world delivering a message against racism and poverty and fighting for equality and peace. MAMA AFRICA is a vibrant homage to this wonderful artist and civil rights activist.
DCP- HD - 2015 - French - 53 Min - Color / Black & White
Trop noire pour être française? (original title)
A film by Isabelle Boni-Claverie
Filmmaker Isabelle Boni-Claverie, a black woman who grew up in a privileged environment, has none of the supposed social handicaps that could impede social integration. And yet, she is often an object of discrimination. Has the Republic lied to her?
A brazen question illuminated by the analysis of Eric Fassin, Pap Ndiaye and Achille Mbembe regarding the inequalities of our society.
DCP - HD - 2016 - French - 85 Min - Color
Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 (original title)
A film by Florent Vassault
Lindy, a former juror, starts a journey through Mississippi looking for the 11 jurors alongside who she sentenced a man to death, 20 years ago.
Looking like 12 ANGRY MEN, Lindy’s story is all but fictional.
For 20 years, she has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt and no one, in this Republican and Protestant community, understood her distress.
In 2006, Lindy met the man, Bobby Wilcher, who didn’t have a single visitor on death row in Parchman. She sought his forgiveness and became his friend. This friendship shocked and she lost dear friends along the way.
Lindy was the only visitor Bobby Wilcher had on the day of his execution and she remembers seeing him in shackles in the middle of the room, glancing one last time in her direction before passing away.
Traumatized, this is how Lindy begins her journey and finds her 11 fellow jurors since they sentenced this man to death and questions the impact this experience had on them.
DCP - HD - 2016 - USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland - 93 Min - Color / Black & White
Je ne suis pas votre nègre (original title)
A film by Raoul Peck
With the voice of Samuel L. Jackson
Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, Director Raoul Peck's I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image (and reality) of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
DCP - HD - 2016 - Italy - 62 Min - Color / Black & White
Perché sono un genio! Lorenza Mazzetti (original title)
A film by Steve della Casa, Francesco Frisari
Lorenza Mazzetti’s “genius” resides in her fantastic and profound outlook she uses to tell her extraordinary story and create the most part of her works. Adopted by the Einstein family, which was exterminated by the SS in the early 1950s, Lorenza decided to go to London to forget the tragedy she witnessed when she was just a little girl.
Once in London she managed to enter the well-known Slade School of Fine Art where she stole a movie camera and shoot "K", a reinterpretation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Thanks to this incredible first film she got in contact with Lindsay Anderson, Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson establishing the Free Cinema Manifesto and revolutionized British cinema. Her second film "Together" was awarded in 1956 Cannes Film Festival.
Having returned to Italy, she joined Paola, her twin sister with whom she lives nowadays. Through Lorenza’s memories, animation of her paintings and the everyday life we discover a funny old woman who still exhibits all the freedom and the innocence of childhood.
DCP - HD - 2015 - USA - 96 Min - Color / Black & White
Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (original title)
A film by Daniel Raim
HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY is a fascinating and humanistic account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.”
Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and more. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny, DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this deeply moving documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.
DCP - HD - 2016 - Germany - 104 Min - Black & White
Fritz Lang (original title)
A film by Gordian Maugg
Fritz Lang. He was regarded a genius, an egocentric sex maniac and a sadist. =
Violence and love became subjects that would not let go of Fritz Lang for the rest of his life. In Vienna, as the son of a violent father, under whom his much-loved Jewish mother suffered. As a soldier in Galicia, where he experienced the horrors of the First World War. And finally as a young director in Berlin, accused of murdering his own wife.
Fritz Lang researches the "Evil" in all of us and in himself.
Cast: Heino Ferch, Thomas Thieme, Samuel Finzi, Johanna Gastdorf, Lisa Charlotte Friederich
DCP - HD - 2016 - Germany - 75 Min - Color
Who is Oda Jaune? (original title)
A film by Kamilla Pfeffer
She paints mutilated, naked, sexless and faceless bodies. And she paints faces radiating happiness, people in paradise, people who fly. Originally from Bulgaria, Oda Jaune studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, becomes a master scholar of the painter Jörg Immendorff and later, his wife. After Immendorff’s death in 2007, she moves to Paris. She agrees to make this film and the idea is for the director and her cinematographer to join her in the studio and capture her creative process for an upcoming exhibition.
During their collaboration the protagonist repeatedly refuses to comply. A complicated encounter, in which the filmmaker deploys cautious maneuvers to reveal Oda Jaune's fragile act of painting, without damaging it in the process.
DCP - HD - 2017 - United States - 75 & 52 Min - Color / Black & White
All Things Are Photographable (original title)
A film by Sasha Waters Freyer
All Things Are Photographable is the first documentary film on the life and work of acclaimed photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) – the epic storyteller of America across three turbulent decades.
His artistry encompassed the heartbreak, violence, hope and turmoil of postwar America, from the frenzy of its urban core to the alienation of its emergent suburbs. Thirty years on, his most well-known photos – of Marilyn Monroe, her skirt blown askew on the set of The Seven Year Itch; Norman Mailer’s 50th birthday party; tourists at Dealy Plaza in Dallas following the Kennedy assassination and among hundreds of others – remain unforgettable. He also captured city streets teeming with women newly liberated from the repressive 1950’s; rowdy Texas rodeos, political conventions and angry protests, zoos, parades and celebrity balls. His camera seized upon the spectacle of a massive social upheaval – that age when our now-global mania for self-promotion and exhibitionism was beginning.