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Starring Jackie Chan

Marrying the daredevil physical comedy of Buster Keaton with the martial-arts mastery of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan is an international icon whose awe-inspiring stunt work and acrobatic grace set a new standard for action spectacle. Working his way up through the Hong Kong film industry of the 1970s as a stuntman, Chan achieved stardom when he combined his thrilling fight choreography with slapstick mayhem, then graduated to the director’s chair and orchestrated death-defying set pieces that reached new heights of giddy virtuosity.

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Chan cemented his status as Hong Kong’s leading kung-fu superstar with his second film as a director, The Young Master, which culminates in a jaw-dropping, nearly twenty-minute final fight. Five years later, he made the action-comedy masterpiece Police Story, a breathtakingly inventive box-office smash that would launch him to international fame.

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Three by Jacques Rivette

Featuring the long-unavailable Céline and Julie Go Boating, this trio of sprawling, labyrinthine films by Jacques Rivette are full of tantalizing enigmas.

Three by Nicole Holofcener

These deeply empathetic comedies offer portraits of flawed, complex women whose outward sophistication belies their dysfunctional personal lives.

Little Fugitive

One of the most influential and enchanting films of the American independent cinema, this charming fable set at Coney Island poetically captures the joys and wonders of childhood.

Tramps and Scamps

Charlie Chaplin’s beloved silent classic inspired an unsung miracle of independent cinema from writer-director-actor Charles Lane, updating Chaplin’s story for 1980s New York.

What a Woman Wants

Two Indian women yearn for fulfillment and struggle against patriarchal inequities in these subversive, visually sublime explorations of traditional gender expectations.


Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki’s charming political fable about a community of misfits who come together to protect a young refugee is one of the director’s finest films.

SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: Interviews with the cast and crew and concert footage of Little Bob, the musician featured in the film.

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