Rain (90th Anniversary Edition)

Invisible Imprints

Samira’s Dream

“Directed with shrewdness, empathy, and delicate intimacy.” – Sudestival.

In Samira’s Dream, a Zanzibari woman aspires to have a family like all of her friends, but is also determined to pursue higher education and a career.

Samira aspires to have a family like all of her friends, but is also determined to pursue higher education and a career. Throughout seven years of her life, amidst social pressures and the ever-present need to respect traditions, it seems she must choose one life over the other.

A brilliant look at the inspiring trajectory of a modern, young African woman’s goals and ultimate freedoms. Filmed with a sensitive eye that imbues Samira’s story with the context of day-to-day life in urban Zanzibar Town, compared to the many nuances of life in the fishing village of Nungwi.

“A magnificent film spanning many years that follows and documents, with an elegant detachment and respect, the life of the protagonist, who… transform[s] what at first seems like a documentary into an authentic narrative-driven film.” – Babel Film Festival

A condensed list of Festival Critical Acclaim includes but is not by any means limited to:

  • WINNER – Merit Award – Docs Without Borders Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Documentary – iFest International Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Outstanding Documentary – Kaduna International Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Documentary – Matera International Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Feature Documentary – Boden Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Rome Independent Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Socially Relevant Film Festival
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION – Pan African Film Festival

Beautifully shot and eloquently executed… this honest documentary proves that if you dream big enough, you can escape what the world expects from you.” – SJ Portelli, International Film Critic.

2020 / Documentary / 88 minutes / Swahili w/English subtitles / A film by Nino Tropiano.

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Shots: Eugenics To Pandemics

Two is a Magic Number

DSLs available now…DVD w/PPR available mid-October.

A day at the lake becomes a series of betrayals among friends and business partners alike in this new German language mystery.

A love triangle is the focus of this calmly told and at the same time exciting film about a complicated relationship among friends. The title of the film already suggests that this ménage-à-trois has enormous destructive and equally explosive power. “Two is a Magic Number” also means that “three is one too many”.

However, the film is more than a relationship drama. It’s about a woman between two men, but also about a chemical formula that promises success and wealth. The interconnection of these story arcs contains a lot of fuel for love, betrayal, resentment and greed.

While the lines of guilt and innocence blur in the murky waters of a day at the lake, Two is a Magic Number is also a film about inclusion and both physical and emotional disabilities… and the challenges faced by those affected.

A simple day at the lake? Maybe not so simple at all! After all, The Mastery of Suspense Lies in the Complication of Relations.

Two is a Magic Number has been playing festivals around the globe and picking up some nice very awards along the way including, but not limited to:

  • Winner: Best Feature Narrative, Festival of Cinema NYC
  • Winner: Best International Feature Film, Vancouver Independent Film Festival
  • Winner: Black Swan International Film Festival
  • Winner: Outstanding Achievement Award, Tagore International Film Festival
  • Winner: Out of the Can International Film Festival
  • Winner: Goldenstake Award, Shockfest

Featuring a wonderful ensemble cast that includes Phillip Dechamps, Sonka Vogt, Tim Borys and Phillip Dechamps, Two is a Magic Number is a perfect example of contemporary independent German filmmaking.

Mystery / 2021 / 84 minutes / German w/English subtitles / A film by Holger Borggrefe and Stefan Hering.

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Nobody Famous

Hard Road of Hope

LEDA

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

“An all-encompassing history of the cinematic sub-genre of Folk Horror, it is, to say the least, a definitive work that has already won multiple awards.” – Mark Hudson, Film Critic.

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched explores the folk horror phenomenon and its culturally specific manifestations in international horror, from its first wave in the 1970s to today. Clocking in at a whopping 192 minutes, the film has been hailed as “stunning” (Diabolique Magazine), “brilliant” (AV Club) and “mind-blowingly epic” (Film Threat), and stands as perhaps the definitive genre documentary of our time.

From writer/director/co-producer Kier-La Janisse comes “a seductive mega-text” (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror featuring clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars that explore the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema. The film presents this “astounding achievement” (Screen Anarchy) – also featuring an original score by Jim Williams (A Field in England), animation by Ashley Thorpe (Borley Rectory) and collage sequences by Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg) – that Rue Morgue calls “an unprecedented journey into where folk horror has been, where it’s going and ultimately what it says about humanity.”

Among its awards are:

  • SXSW Film Festival: Midnighters Audience Award Winner
  • Winner: Best Documentary at the Chattanooga Film Festival
  • Winner: Gold Audience Award for Best Documentary at Fantasia International Film Festival

“Janisse’s feature debut is a remarkable effort that’s on par with the thoughtful analysis she’s put into horror through other mediums. It’s a wide-ranging probe into a subgenre that offers insight for even the most studied genre academic.” — Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

Janisse conducted over 50 interviews with filmmakers, actors/actresses and more during the production. Included, but certainly not limited to, are segments including:

  • Kevin Kölsch (Director: Pet Sematary)
  • Dennis Widmyer (Director, Editor, Writer: Starry Eyes)
  • Piers Haggard (Director: Venom)
  • Alice Lowe (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch)
  • Amanda Reyes (Tales of the Uncanny)
  • Kate Ellinger (Writer: The Birth of Hammer Horror)
  • Gail-Nina Anderson (Sleepworking)
  • Mariano Baino (Director: Dark Waters)
  • Richard Blackburn (Writer: Eating Raoul)
  • Lawrence Gordon Clark (Director: The Dick Francis Thriller: The Racing Game)
  • Mattie Do (Director: The Long Walk)
  • Ian Ogilvy (I, Claudius, Wuthering Heights)
  • Winnie Cheung (Digital Image Technician: Scare Package)
  • Chad Crawford Kinkle (Director, Writer: Jug Face)
    • The incredible list of those involved goes on…

“For those aching for the return to the frenzied energy, passionate arguments, and exuberant love of cinema that in-person film festivals casually offer, WOODLANDS DARK & DAYS BEWITCHED is a sensational substitute!” — Kristy Puchko, RogerEbert.com

Documentary / 2021 / 192 minutes / A film by Kier-La Janisse

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Tokyo Decadence