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Independent World Cinema: Classic and Contemporary Film: Highlighted Content

Milestone Films
Oscilloscope Pictures
Film Movement
Artmattan Publishers

Highlighted Content

Canonical Works

  • Kent McKenzie’s The Exiles—a landmark film on Native American life that was added to the National Film Registry in 2009
  • Marcel Ophüls’s historic documentary The Sorrow and the Pity, which revised our understanding of Nazi-occupied France
  • Samuel Beckett’s only cinematic work, FILM (1964)
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s two banned WWII dramas, Bon Voyage and Aventure Malgache
  • The first animated feature film, Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Acclaimed documentary NOTFILM by Ross Lipman
  • A seldom-seen production of Waiting For Godot, with Zero Mostel and Burgess Meredith
  • Eighteen films selected by the Library of Congress National Film Registry, including Portrait of Jason

Seldom-seen Award Winners 

  • The Corporation—Sundance® Audience Award winner 
  • Trouble The Water—2008 Academy Award® nominee 
  • Last Train Home—Golden Gate Award® 2010; San Francisco International Film Festival Investigative Documentary Prize 
  • My Country, My Country—2006 Academy Award® nominee 
  • Afghan Star—Sundance People’s Choice Award World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary and Best Director for Documentary Film 
  • The Horse Boy—South By Southwest Audience Award Winner 
  • Sophie Scholl—Academy Award® Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film 
  • Jellyfish—Camera d’Or winner, Cannes Film Festival 
  • Derrida—Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 
  • The Garden—Academy Award® Nominee, Best Documentary 
  • Poison—Sundance Grand Jury Prize, directed by Todd Haynes

Notable Subject Matter 

  • Documentaries by Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry 
  • The cinema of feminist filmmaker Shirley Clarke and African-American director Charles Burnett 
  • The feature film Howl, staring James Franco, covering the Allen Ginsberg obscenity trial 
  • The Draughtsman’s Contract and A Zed and Two Naughts, directed by Peter Greenaway 
  • Wittgenstein, Blue and Caravaggio, directed by Derek Jarman 
  • The Gleaners and I—winner of 15 “Best Documentary” Awards, directed by Agnes Varda 
  • Nowhere in Africa—Academy Award® Winner, Best Foreign Language Film