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A film by Don Freeman

87 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2016

DVD Extras: Photo Gallery • Artist Bios

In his new documentary, photographer Don Freeman explores the homes designed and lived in by notable American artists, revealing the inventiveness derived from the dialogue between each artist's practice and the construction of their handmade homes. Ranging from the romantic (Hudson River School painter Frederic Church's Olana, framing views of the Catskills to echo his paintings), to the futuristic (Paolo Soleri's silt-casted structure Cosanti growing out of his bell-making experiments in the Arizona desert), to the sublime (George Nakashima's mid-century modern ode to the beauty and versatility of wood), what they all have in common is a fierce spirit of individual expression that deserves deeper examination in this age of architectural standardization.

“Documenting the extraordinary architectural work of some of America's great artists, Art House takes the viewer on a journey from landscape to landscape across North America. A film of stunning beauty.” - Atlas & Aeris

“The profound beauty and originality of the artists' handmade homes in Don Freeman's documentary Art House is not to be missed!” - Wendy Goodman, New York Magazine

Art House demonstrates that works of art are not separate from the place in which they originate, even in our modern world.” - Jon Ritter, NYU Department of Art History

Art House celebrates the commonality between artistry, craft, sculpture and architecture...weaving together the lives, aesthetics and philosophies of several iconic designers and artists. A moving meditation.” - Cultured Magazine

“When Freeman moves his camera slowly through the rooms of the artists' houses he does what words cannot - he evokes the creative magic that animates each of them.” - The Magazine Antiques

UPC: 720229916950 | Catalog #: FRF916950D | $24.95 | Street: Apr 19
A film by Carlos Vermut

122 minutes, fiction, color, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 2014

An unemployed father seeking a gift for his dying daughter, a disturbed woman with a dark past, and a math teacher turned criminal find their fates bound together in this bracing thriller from Spanish director Carlos Vermut.

When his young daughter is diagnosed with terminal leukemia, Luis becomes obsessed with fulfilling her dying wish: to own an exorbitantly expensive dress inspired by her favorite anime character, "Magical Girl Yukiko." After an encounter with the beautiful, rich, and mentally unstable Barbara, Luis decides to extort her for the money he needs. Barbara agrees to meet Luis' demands, but events soon take a shocking turn.

• Winner! Best Film & Best Director, 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival
• Winner! Best Leading Actress (plus 5 other nominations), 2015 Goya Awards

“Darkly intriguing, expertly composed and elegantly austere...a thoroughly contemporary nourish social critique constructed on rich emotional foundations.” - The Hollywood Reporter

Magical Girl surprises at every step, with deep and unexpected twists... For me the film is the great Spanish cinema revelation of the century.” - Pedro Almodóvar

“Carlos Vermut's second film is a barbed and bracing black comedy thriller that fully deserved to win the San Sebastian Golden Shell (Best Picture). His distinctive voice and playful approach to genre make for an unsettling atmosphere that subverts expectations and keeps you guessing to the last. hell of a ride.” - Eye for Film

“Smart, mysterious and captivating. A dark sense of humor runs through the story.” - Digital Journal

“A truly unsettling tale of revenge...unexpectedly thrilling.” - Ferdy on Film

UPC: 720229916943 | Catalog #: FRF916943D | $24.95 | Street: Apr 19
A film by Eve Lamont

76 minutes, documentary, color, English & French w/ English subtitles, 2015

Eve Lamont's documentary is an inside look into the worldwide sex trade, which has expanded into an enormous industry in the last few decades. Part investigative report and part editorial, the film is a foray into a brutal world whose key players trivialize the impact of their actions by claiming that prostitution is simply a service like any other. But who's really benefiting?

To meet customer demands and keep this lucrative business rolling, unscrupulous pimps and sex traffickers target women and girls, who are afraid to speak out. They are funneled into a sprawling sex trade: high-end and street prostitution, escort agencies, massage parlors, strip clubs, the porn industry, and sex tourism. Seemingly everywhere, men are paying for sex and buying the silence of the women.

With incisive comments from experts and enlightening interviews with people who have left or are still in the sex trade, the film takes a behind-the-scenes look at this industry to reveal a modern form of slavery.

UPC: 720229916967 | Catalog #: FRF916967D | $24.95 | Street: Apr 19
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