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By the Book

63 films

You’ve read—or at least meant to read—the book. Now see the movie. Just in time for the start of school,…

  • The Quiet Family
  • Nowhere to Hide
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite
  • The Foul King
  • Joint Security Area

New Korean Cinema

11 films

As Korean pop culture continues its worldwide ascent, now is a perfect time to catch up with the wild, genre-defying…

  • Trog
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • The Nightcomers

70s Horror

29 films

In the 1970s, everything was wilder, weirder, and more far-out—and horror movies were no exception. In North America, a new…

  • Growing Up Female
  • Janie's Janie
  • Joyce at 34
  • Betty Tells Her Story
  • It Happens to Us

Tell Me: Women Filmmakers, Women’s Stories

24 films

In 1979, poet Adrienne Rich observed that “one of the most powerful social and political catalysts of the past decade…

  • Within Our Gates
  • The Symbol of the Unconquered
  • Body and Soul
  • The Flying Ace
  • Ten Nights in a Barroom

Pioneers of African American Cinema (Feature Films)

16 films

Among the most fascinating chapters of cinematic history is that of the so-called “race films” that flourished in the U.S.…

  • The Short & Curlies
  • High Hopes
  • Meantime
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Naked

Directed by Mike Leigh

11 films

The great prickly humanist of British cinema, Mike Leigh has forged a body of work unique in its concern for…

  • Uncle
  • Footprints
  • The Hall of Lost Steps
  • Something Different
  • Courage for Every Day

Czechoslovak New Wave

24 films

Of all the cinematic New Waves that broke over the world in the 1960s, the one in Czechoslovakia was among…

  • Strike
  • Redes
  • The Silence of the Sea
  • Ikiru
  • Ashes and Diamonds

Voices of Protest

25 films

Power to the people! From labor organizing to armed uprising to the struggle for rights at the ballot box, cinema…

  • Body and Soul
  • The Scar of Shame
  • The Blood of Jesus
  • Black Girl
  • Portrait of Jason

Black Lives

28 films

Black Lives Matter, and art has a role to play in centering and celebrating the experiences of black people. Until…