Contemporary Masters includes documentaries by Jafar Panahi, Gianfranco Rosi, and Lars Von Trier.
Directed by Bill Morrison • 2016 • USA
Bill Morrison's documentary transports us to a landscape where early cinema intersected with the peak of the Canadian Gold Rush.
Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy
A small fishing town emerges as the nexus of the refugee crisis.
Halfway between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia lies a tiny island with a dwindling full-time population of several thousand. As the island denizens go about their business, distress...
Gianfranco Rosi • 2013 • Italy
A cartography of Rome's ring road and its eccentric inhabitants.
The Grande Raccordo Anulare is a 68-kilometer highway girdling the metropolis of Rome. Rarely given a passing glimpse by the majority of the city's inhabitants, Rome's ring road is a...
Jafar Panahi • 2015 • Iran
Banned from filmmaking, Panahi has adopted a new hobby—driving a taxi.
He navigates the streets of the Iranian capital picking up passengers: two women with a goldfish, a bootleg DVD dealer, his young niece.
In Taxi, from the vantage point of the cab's dashboard a po...
Lars von Trier • 2003 • Denmark-Switzerland-Belgium-France
Documents the re-making of Jørgen Leth's classic short film The Perfect Human through a maddening maze of obstacles imposed by his former student Lars von Trier.
Patricio Guzmán • 2014 • Chile-Spain-France-Switzerland
Navigating Chile's colonial and political histories vis-à-vis its expansive waterways, The Pearl Button charts the labyrinths of individual and collective memory.
Jafar Panahi • 2011 • Iran
Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi inscribes small acts of resistance in the fabric of quotidian existence, as he remains enclosed within the confines of his Tehran apartment.