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Elite Squad

  In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug Read More

Neighboring Sounds

  Life in a middle-class neighborhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings Read More

City of Men

  Childhood friends Ace (Douglas Silva) and Wallace (Darlan Cunha) are both approaching their 18th birthdays. Ace struggles to raise his son alone after the mother takes a job in Read More

God Is Brazilian

  Taoca, a part-time fisherman and small-time con artist, finds a man holding on to a buoy in the middle of the ocean. The man claims he is God, but Read More

Eisenstein and Stalin: When Art and Politics Clash

  Drawing on sixty volumes of diaries and other recently revealed archival materials, this program presents the struggle between Joseph Stalin and Sergei Eisenstein, who fought for freedom of expression Read More

A Russian Journey

  This film presents a travelogue of the Soviet Union: Russia, formidable and impressive!  So huge it covers one sixth of the earth’s land surface, enfolding 129 ethnic cultures.  Cataloger Read More

Early Russian Cinema, Volume 2: Folklore and legend

  A compilation of four early Russian films produced between 1908 and 1912 by Russian cinema’s leading producer Aleksandr Khanzhonkov, and pioneer director Vasilii Goncharov. In a Gypsy Camp (1908) Read More

Early Russian Cinema, Volume 5: Chardynin’s Pushkin

  A compilation of two early Russian films produced between 1910 and 1913. Many Pushkin adaptations appeared during the establishment of the Russian film industry which helped popularise the author. Read More

Early Russian Cinema, Volume 1: Beginnings

  Films made by foreign companies, like Pathé’s A Fish Factory in Astrakhan, stimulated a demand for home-produced films which was finally answered by the enterprising Drankov. His Sten’ka Razin Read More

Early Russian Cinema, Volume 8: Iakov Protazanov

  Protazanov, together with Bauer the leading director of the early Russian cinema, did not shrink from controversy in either his highly successful pre- or post- 1917 careers. The Departure Read More