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MABEL, MABEL TIGER TRAINER

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Raised in poverty in Kentucky, Mabel Stark joined the circus in 1911 and became the first woman to train tigers, earning the center ring despite being told that women couldn't work the big cats. In a 57-year career, she headlined shows with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey,

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MASTER

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Eighty-four-year-old Kung Fu Grandmaster Zhou Ting Jue has been called a "Jewel of the Nation" in China, however, his past has remained shrouded in mystery. Living in Southern California for the last 20 years, Master Zhou has cultivated a loyal clientele, including A-list celebrities, musicians, and athletes, who seek his unique Qi Gong healing technique...

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MESSAGE FROM HIROSHIMA

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Narrated by George Takei, Message From Hiroshima provides an inside look at life and culture in the city before the first atomic bomb was dropped...

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METH

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METH explores the rising wave of crystal methamphetamine use within the gay population. Through the stories and reflections of a dozen gay men across the US, who range in age from 21 to 50, we learn of the drug’s allure, its promise, and why its popularity is soaring within their culture...

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MOON IN THE GUTTER

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BETTY BLUE director Jean Jacques Beineix's terrifically atmospheric and vastly underrated adaptation of David Goodis' noir classic stars Gerard Depardieu as a raffish longshoreman who mourns his raped, suicided sister amongst the bars and sleazy dives of the seedy Marseilles waterfront...

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  • Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
  • TRT: 137 mins
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MORTAL TRANSFER

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Psychoanalyst Michel (Jean-Hugues Anglade) falls asleep while listening to sado-masochist kleptomania patient Olga (Helene de Fourgerolles) and awakens to find her strangled. Panicking, he decides to get rid of the body himself, lest he be saddled with her murder...

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  • Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
  • TRT: 122 mins
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NELLY

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Nelly Arcan shocked the literary world with elegant phrasing and lurid details of sex work in her semi-autobiographical first novel, Putain (Whore), which became an international best-seller in 2001. A prostitute by choice, Nelly’s fragmented life is laid bare...

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NORMAN MAILER

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A provocateur, a rebel, a performer, and a true American, Norman Mailer never stopped giving people something to talk about. This documentary goes beyond the Mailer of the bookshelves and NY Times best seller list to Mailer the social critic, family man, filmmaker...

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NORML LIFE

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NORML or National Organization of the Reform for Marijuana Laws has long advocated the decriminalization of cannabis for over 40 years. Its founder, current leaders and nationwide chapter representatives describe the patchwork of state and municipal laws that allow medical marijuana...

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With film school equipment, they shoot the Soviet crackdown of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt. As refugees they struggle working in the underbelly of Hollywood, finally breaking into the mainstream with their pivotal contribution to cinema in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces...

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