New Titles–September 30th

Features

Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Prince stars as “The Kid,” a Minneapolis club musician, who struggles with both a tumultuous homelife and his own smoldering anger while taking refuge in his music and his steamy love for sultry Apollonia Kotero. Semi-autobiographical.

gideon's trumpet

Gideon’s Trumpet

The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

the gang's all here

The Gang’s All Here

Eadie Allen is a chorus girl who dreams of becoming a star. While working at a New York nightclub, she meets Sergeant Andy Mason, they fall in love but he is shipped off to war. Eadie finds out Andy is unofficially engaged to another woman.

Foreign Films

barsaat

Barsaat

It is the story of two men in a girl’s life. One loves her, the other wants to kill her. The girl is an heiress and her stepfather is waiting for her to turn 18, so he can inherit her wealth. He tries to coax, cajole and coerce the boy out of her life but to no avail. Finally, he takes the help of a corrupt inspector to eliminate the boy.

ladka ladki

Ladka Ladki

Two feuding artists, Asha and Kishore, come together to entertain people at the local theater, and when he learns he is the sole heir to a small kingdom, he sends his friend Jagmohan to make advanced arrangements and plans to arrange a marriage between Jagmohan and his sister, but when Jagmohan falls in love with another girl, Kishore’s regret over his failed plan kills his mother, puts Kishore into an asylum, and threatens his future happiness with Asha.

Elo Ilo

Ilo Ilo

Singapore, late 90s. The friendship between the maid Teresa and young boy Jiale ignite the mother’s jealousy, while the Asian recession hits the region.

The Auction

Le Démantèlement

Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has two daughters that he raised like princesses and who live far away, in the big city. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support so she doesn’t end up losing her house. Gaby, for whom fatherhood has evolved to a point where it became unreasonable, decides to dismantle the farm.

Documentaries

welcome nowhere

Welcome Nowhere

In the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria, a community of Roma Gypsies live in run-down train boxcars without bathrooms or basic sanitation. Placed there by the government more than ten years ago, they struggle to survive, waiting for help that never seems to come.

portrait of jason

Portrait of Jason

This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment.

rwanda 94

Rwanda 94

Rwanda 94: a complete recording of the theatrical work filmed during its final performances in 2005. The performance involves “around thirty artists of diverse origins and convictions [who] came together to try to take stock of [the Rwandan genocide] through multiple narrative and representational forms, combining reality and fiction: testimonies, conference, spoken and sung choruses, musical compositions, image projections, reporting, theatrical fiction, with actors, masks, and puppets

 Also New This Week

Ground Zero Supertower

Taira no Kiyomori : taiga dorama

Roma, Ore 11

Tere ghar ke samne

Mela

Pukar

Niśānta Nishānt

Kohraa

And dozens more early Bollywood classics–find them on our new arrivals shelf and in the browsing stacks!

 

**All photos and summaries for film and television items from IMDB unless otherwise specified**