In the Land of the Head Hunters

In the land of the head hunters: In 1911, as part of his massive undertaking, famed Northwest photographer Edward S. Curtis travelled to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to visit the Kwakwaka’wakw. By the next year, needing money for his project and to add to his research and still photography work, Curtis decided that the best way to record the traditional way of life and ceremonies of the Kwakwaka’wakw was to make one of the first feature motion pictures–a story of love triangle and revenge among the Kwakwaka’wakw of British Columbia.

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Maleficent

A beautiful, pure-hearted young fairy, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story.

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Fed Up

Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of ‘exercise and eat right’ is not ringing true for millions of people.

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He Named Me Malala

An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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The Holy Mountain

A mysterious figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.

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Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), a gas station mechanic. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.

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Cinderella

Celebrate the transformative power of kindness with Disney’s Cinderella, a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being bullied by her stepmother and stepsisters, a spirited Ella refuses to despair or retaliate, choosing instead to honor her mother’s last words: “Have courage and be kind”. Then one day, she meets a remarkable, like-minded man in the woods and she resolves to take charge of her fate in hopes of seeing him again. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother, and an enchanted glass slipper and suddenly-magic becomes reality! Cinderella will captivate your whole family forever after.

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Frozen

“Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey–teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven–to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom”–Container.

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Five Films by Patricio Guzmán

Chile, Obstinate Memory: Visits with Chileans who experienced the coup first-hand (some of whom are seen in The Battle of Chile (Batalla de Chile) from 25 years ago). Survivors reminisce as they watch that film, recognizing lost comrades and recalling their courage, gaiety and love of life. Those who were not killed during the coup itself were crowded into the National Stadium in Santiago, where many were tortured, disappeared, and never seen again. Survivors talk about the terror that characterized the Pinochet regime until the dictator was finally obliged to relinquish power.

Battle of Chile: The epic chronicle of Chile’s open and peaceful socialist revolution and of the violent counter-revolution against it after the overthrow of Salvador Allende’s government by Augusto Pinochet.

The Pinochet Case: Investigates the legal case against Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity.

Salvador Allende:From his childhood in Valparaiso to his suicide following the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende, focusing on the three years following his election.

Nostalgia for the Light: Director Patricio Guzman travels to the driest place on earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert, where astronomers examine distant galaxies, archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations, and women dig for the remains of disappeared relatives.

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