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A Bundle of Blues

1933
Directed by Fred Waller
Duke presents Ivie Anderson in the first of her two film appearances: many believe her to be his best featured vocalist and was with the Ellington Orchestra between 1931 and 1942. Musical numbers: “Lightnin,” “Rockin’ in Rhythm,” “Stormy Weather” (vocal...

A Married Woman

1964
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Legendary French New Wave auteur Jean-Luc Godard reverses the standard love triangle and challenges the influence of consumer culture in one of his most provocative dissections of modern life. Charlotte (Macha Méril) aimlessly drifts between morning...

A Scandal in Paris

1946
Directed by Douglas Sirk
From the memoirs of François Eugène Vidocq, the elegant thief turned chief of police of all Paris, comes this rediscovered classic of melodrama and romance. George Sanders is at his debonair best as we see him climb from clever criminal through the ranks...

A Single Girl

1995
Directed by Benoît Jacquot
A day in the life of a young and independent Parisian girl that is shot in real time as she copes with work and relationships. “Just as she's about to start a job with room service at a luxury hotel in Paris, a young woman (Virginie Ledoyen) tells her...

Albert R.N.

AKA: Break to Freedom
1953
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
In this World War II drama based on a true story, a group of British POWs suspects that there is a German spy in its midst after several escape attempts are foiled.

Amen.

2002
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Amen. examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur), a Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, designing programs for the purification of water and the destruction of vermin....

Another Man's Poison

1951
Directed by Irving Rapper
Davis plays a successful mystery writer who is living apart from her criminal husband. When he shows up on the lam after a bank robbery looking for getaway money from his wife, she poisons him. His accomplice shows up and helps her dispose of the body,...

Artie Shaw's Class in Swing

1939
Directed by Leslie M. Roush
A short film about one of the most popular swing orchestras of the 1930’s. After a brief introduction of Shaw's theme song, "Nightmare," the band plays "Free Wheeling" as it is assembled. Helen Forrest sings "I Have Eyes" and the band jams with "Shoot...

The Balloonatic

1923
Directed by Buster Keaton
Buster rises to new heights as he sails heavenward in a balloon. He bumps into clouds and, in trying to bring down a duck, punctures the gas bag and crashes in the woods where he saves Phyllis Haver from a bear and falls in love. His courtship and the...

The Barber Shop

1933
Directed by W.C. Fields
Fields, the barber, walks a tightrope between the threats of his nagging wife and the attractions of his pretty manicurist. As one customer wastes away, forgotten in a steam cabinet, another, who is getting a shave, asks Fields why a mutt sits watching...

Beauty of the Devil

AKA: Beauty and the Devil
1950
Directed by René Clair
Professor Henri Faust, retiring after 50 years as an alchemist in a circa-1700 university, despairs at still knowing nothing of the true secrets of nature...whereupon his old acquaintance Mephistopheles, servant of Lucifer, appears and grants him youth...

The Benoit Jacquot Collection

Directed by Benoît Jacquot
Cohen Film Collection is proud to present three films by award-winning director Benoît Jacquot ("Farewell, My Queen", "3 Hearts"). Each presented here for the first time in sparkling new high definition remasterings, these three films showcase Jacquot's...

Betty

1992
Directed by Claude Chabrol
Alone and drunk, Betty, is led to a Paris restaurant by a stranger.  Here, she meets an older woman, Laure, with whom she strikes up an instant rapport.  The two women seem to have suffered the same lot in their lives.  Laure takes Betty back to her hotel...

Black and Tan

1929
Directed by Dudley Murphy
In Ellington’s first filmed appearance, trumpet player Arthur Whetsol and dancer Fredi Washington play Duke’s friends who help him save his piano from bill collectors. A glittering Harlem nightclub show is an authentic treat from the 1920’s. The Ellington...

Black Jack

1979
Directed by Ken Loach
When honest young Tolly is forced on the run with 'Black Jack', a villainous ruffian, adventure and mishap are never far away. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums and travelling fairs they find friendship in the most unlikely...
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