Six in Paris encapsulates the excitement of the French New Wave with a collection of short films from masters of the movement: Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Éric Rohmer, and Jean Rouch.
In 1965, the young producer Barbet Schroeder supplied a 16mm camera, along with color film stock, to six friends, asking each to make a short film about a particular Parisian neighborhood. The resulting films were shot quickly, with live sound, low budgets, and often improvised takes. For perhaps the first-time ever these films may be watched individually, or together. Enjoy them as you like.
Also new: From What is Before, winner of five prizes at the Locarno Film Festival, is Lav Diaz’s extraordinary five-and-a-half-hour epic taking place in The Philippine countryside.
Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas, winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, is a breathtakingly shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.
And, Patrick Wang’s critically acclaimed A Bread Factory, a New York Times Critics Pick, features a remarkable performance from Tyne Daly told in two films about big changes in a small town.
Last but not least is the remastered HD version of Bamako. Executive produced by Danny Glover, this critically acclaimed political drama by celebrated filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako chronicles an extraordinary trial in the capital city of Mali.
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