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Nymphomaniacs. Immortalists. Clearly, we’re more than just books.

Nymphomaniac Volume I & Volume II

Volume I: Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac is found beaten in the gutters. As a kind soul tries to nourish her back to health, Joe reveals her troubled past encounters, through erotic flashbacks of her youth that led her down this road to low self-esteem and self-worth.

Volume II: The story picks up with Joe’s adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications, near destruction, reconciling her decisions to move on.

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The Immortalists

Two eccentric scientists struggling to discover a medical breakthrough to create eternal youth; Bill Andrews is a lab biologist and famed long-distance runner. Aubrey de Grey is a genius theoretical biologist who conducts his research with a beer in hand. They differ in style and substance, but are united in their common crusade: to cure aging or die trying. As they battle their own aging and suffer the loss of loved ones, their journey toward life without end ultimately becomes personal.

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This week we feature two visionary films that offer us an experience like nothing before them. Only one of these cinematic visions came true. The other became lore in the geekdom of sci-fi and cult film.

Jodorowsky’s Dune

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s determined but ultimately ill-fated film adaptation of the influential science fiction novel. The film’s original cast included David Carradine, Mick Jagger, Orson Welles and would have featured a musical score composed by Pink Floyd, who had just released one of the greatest albums ever waxed in “Dark Side of the Moon”. One of the film’s most notable coup was landing Salvador Dali in a befitting role as everyone’s favorite mad emperor of the galaxy, Shadom Corrino IV.

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Enter the Void

A brother and sister are trapped in the hellish night world of Tokyo, where he deals drugs and she works as a stripper. A crime gone bad leads to shocking violence and then moments of transcendence in which the movie plunges viewers into death and rebirth like no film has ever done before. *CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT*

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*Also available in Blu-Ray.

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Are you lacking some intellectual babble tinged with acerbic humor in your life? Then check out these films and make them the filet of your weekend.

Listen Up Philip 

Jason Schwartzman, darling of all films independent, stars as a bottomless pit of narcissism and author, Philip Friedman. Philip feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself.

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The Squid and the Whale

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, this independent film tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The father, a patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents.

Don’t miss Billy Baldwin cast  as a denizen of nonchalance, and ah-hmm, “philistine” tennis pro.

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Under the Skin

An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.This is a chilling and seductive film; something to experience, as opposed to merely watch.

*DVD format also available, click here.

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Rich Hill

Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America’s heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it’s home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances – an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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This week our picks reflect the final weekend for two yearly events that are of both cultural and historic significance: Black History Month & Freedom to Read Week.

Irréversible

Banned in several countries for its all out attack of the senses, Argentine film director Gasper Noé’s controversial masterpiece tells the story of Alex and Marcus: a couple whose tale is unraveled in reverse-chronological order over the course of a fateful evening in a series of long takes. An emotional odyssey that unspools from gut-wrenching violence to sweetly observed moments of sublime tenderness.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

The Radiant Child is an intimate portrait of the artist proclaimed as the First African American Painter of Major Significance – this was just one of the many titles assigned to the artist; most of which he had no use for. Centered on a rare interview that director Tamara Davis shot with Basquiat, this definitive award winning documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist.

Also, if documentary film isn’t your bag, check out the 1996 biopic Basquiat – David Bowie cast as Andy Warhol is worth a peek in itself! Basquiat Trailer

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