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ALTMAN (Hardcover Book)
by Kathryn Altman (Author), D'Agnolo Vallan Giulia (Author)

Book / Buy Now! ($40)

For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films—among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, and Gosford Park—that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engage­ment. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape of cinema forever. This signature "Altmanesque" style is, in the words of Martin Scorsese: "as recognizable and familiar as Renoir's brushstrokes or Debussy's orchestrations."

Now, the Altman estate opens its archive to celebrate his extraordinary life and career in the first authorized visual biography on the iconoclastic director. Altman, by Altman’s widow Kathryn Reed Altman and film critic Guilia D’Agnolo Vallan, brims with photographs and ephemera, many culled from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Alongside the intimate illustrated story is a complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman’s films and his process.

To honor the Altman trademark of using a wide cast of characters, Altman also features contributions from his collaborators and contemporaries including Frank Barhydt, E. L. Doctorow, Roger Ebert, Jules Feiffer, Julian Fellowes, James Franco, Tess Gallagher, Pauline Kael, Garrison Keillor, Michael Murphy, Martin Scorsese, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph, Michael Tolkin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


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HANNAH ARENDT
A film by Margarethe von Trotta
Blu Ray / Buy now! ($26)
DVD / Buy now! ($41)



The film portrays Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) during the four years, (1960-64), that she observes, writes, and endures the furious reception for her work about the trial of the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann. Watching Arendt as she at- tends the trial, staying by her side as she is both barraged by her critics and supported by a tight band of loyal friends, we experi- ence the intensity of this powerful Jewish woman who fled Nazi Germany in 1933. The fierce, chain-smoking Arendt is an exile who is happy and flourishing in America, but whose penetrating vision makes her an outsider wherever she goes.


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CHASING ICE
A film by Jeff Orlowski
Blu Ray / Buy now! ($41)
DVD / Buy now! ($26)



In the spring of 2005, National Geographic photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.


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LETTERS FROM THE BIG MAN
A film by Christopher Munch
DVD / Buy now! ($24.00 - 20% Savings)

In a stunning Oregon wilderness, Sarah Smith (Broadway sensation LILLY RABE) embarks on a far-flung mission for the Forest Service. Before long, she senses being followed by a mysterious presence. As encounters with the “big man” become more frequent, Sarah is forced to take bold steps to protect his safety, and her own.


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DRIVER X 4: THE LOST AND FOUND FILMS OF SARA DRIVER
A Collection of Films by Sara Driver
DVD / Buy it now! ($24.00 - 20% Savings)

A restoration of 4 films by Sara Driver.
SLEEPWALK, YOU ARE NOT I, WHEN PIGS FLY and THE BOWERY.
Special Feature: Stummer, a vivid document of Joe Strummer composing and recording the musical soundtrack of "When Pigs Fly" in a studio in Rockfield, Wales with Sara Drive and Jim Jarmusch in attendance.


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WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY
A film by Robert B. Weide
DVD / Buy it now! ($25.00)



Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allows his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, Emmy®-winning, Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide follows the notoriously private film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography.


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BEAUTY DAY
A film by Jay Cheel
DVD / Buy it now! ($25.00)



Ralph Zavadil’s cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, spawning a small but loyal cult following. Each week Ralph performed a series of idiotic and occasionally dangerous stunts, challenging the sensibilities of his small town audience. With the advent of the Internet and reality television still years away, his unique brand of gross-out stunt comedy was truly ahead of its time.


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BUCK
A film by Cindy Meehl
DVD / Buy it now! ($25.00)



Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.” So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.


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LISTEN TO THE CITY
A film by Ron Mann
DVD / Buy it now! ($16.00)



Made during the re-election year of Ronald Reagan, the election year of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the very beginnings of the shattering saving and loan scandal that would come to look like candy store shoplifting a generation on, Ron Mann's rare early non-documentary movie is like a downtown artist's poster collage of DIY urgency: from the opening sequence, in which the poet/punk Jim Carroll rises like Lazarus from his hospital bed and takes to the streets with a vertical IV drip and a message about better days, to the ensuing satirical depiction of a corporation coldly deciding to cut the unprofitable heart out of the city it calls home, the movie plays as fearless, street-art inspired pastiche: part experimental polemic, part political cartoon, part video art installation, part performance prank.


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BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
A film by Richard Press
DVD / Buy it now! ($25.00)



“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the New York Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.”

Documenting uptown fixtures, downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.


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CONAN O'BRIEN CAN'T STOP
A film by Richard Press
DVD and Blu Ray Buy it now! ($25.00 & $30.00)



After a much–publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show - and the severing of a 22-year relationship with the network – O’Brien hit the road with a 32-city music-and-comedy show to exercise his performing chops and exorcise a few demons. The “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour was O’Brien’s answer to a contractual stipulation that banned his appearance on television, radio and the Internet for six months following his last show.


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UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
A film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Blu Ray / Buy it now! ($25.00)



Winner of the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES is a unique tale of a man embracing life’s greatest mystery.

Choosing to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside, Boonmee is visited by his dead wife (a ghost) and his lost son (a strange, hairy beast with red glowing eyes) who came to guide him to his final resting place, a cave where his first soul began.


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VOULEZ-VOUS COUCHER AVEC GOD?
DVD / Buy it now! ($19.00)



Canadian-made experimental flick featuring a groundbreaking potpourri of live action and animation, backed by a rollicking soundtrack of 1960s hits.

As portrayed by Kupferberg, there’s no messing with this Yahweh who’d just as soon enjoy a blow job from an inflatable schmoo as mastermind a presidential election from the cozy confines of his bathtub in Hashish Seventh Heaven, where a cast of pipe-dreaming souls journeys to be reborn.

All hell breaks loose when the angel of the Lord attempts to cover up his failure to avert the sacrifice of young Isaac by his father, Abraham.


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MID-AUGUST LUNCH
DVD / Buy it now! ($24.00)



The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio (co-writer of the smash hit "Gomorrah), stars in his directorial debut - an utterly charming tale of great food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday.

Broke, and armed with only a glass of wine and a wry snese of humour, middle-aged Gianni resides with his 93-year-old mother in their ancient apartment. The condo debts are mounting, but if Gianni looks after the building manager's mother during the "Pranzo di Ferragosto" (Italy's biggest summer holiday, and the Feast of the Assumption), all will be forgiven. Then the manager also shows up with an auntie, and then a doctor friend appears with his mother in tow... Can Gianni keep four such lively mamas well fed and happy in these cramped quarters?


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KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS - A film by Ron Mann
Special Edition Collectors Box (USB) - ($45.00)
Traditional DVD Version - ($19.00)



In celebration of the highly-anticipated release of Ron Mann’s latest film Know Your Mushrooms, comes a Limited Special Edition Collector’s Box.

KNOW YOUR MUSHROOMS follows uber myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans (two of the more expert and unforgettably mercurial characters in the community) as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.


ALSO ON DVD...


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IN THE WAKE
OF THE FLOOD

A film by Ron Mann
Buy it now! ($24.00)

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TWIST
A film by Ron Mann
Buy it now! ($16.00)



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MIGHTY UKE
A film by Tony Coleman
Buy it now! ($25)

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THE HORSE BOY
A film by Michel O. Scott
Buy it now! ($20.00)

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EXAMINED LIFE
A film by Astra Taylor
Buy it now! ($18.00)



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JERICHOW
A film by Christian Petzold
Buy it now! ($18.00)

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FLAK
A short film by Ron Mann
Buy it now! ($7.00)

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MY DINNER WITH JIMI
A film by Bill Fishman, Written by Howard Kaylan
Buy it now! ($15.00)



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PAINTERS PAINTING
A film by Emile de Antonio
Buy it now! ($20.00

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OF TIME AND THE CITY
A film by Terence Davies
Buy it now! ($19.00)







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CANNIBAL GIRLS
A film by Ivan Reitman
Blu Ray
Buy it now! ($25.00)

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CANNIBAL GIRLS
Slaughterhouse Apron
Buy it now! ($25.00)

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CANNIBAL GIRLS
Meat Cleaver
Buy it now! ($10.00)



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KNOW YOUR
MUSHROOMS
Movie Poster ($16)

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RAT FINK
Mousepads ($10.00)

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Sadies Rat Fink
Soundtrack ($12.00)



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EXAMINED LIFE
Movie Poster ($16)

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PATTI SMITH
DREAM OF LIFE
Movie Poster ($16)

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