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first look archive 2006

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Winter Soldier

This spellbinding documentary records the testimony of Vietnam veterans as they share graphic accounts of war atrocities they committed or witnessed.

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Day Night Day Night

Julia Loktev's controversial feature is a startling meditation on the times in which we live, and the fears that grip the modern world. 

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Pine Flat

Renowned artist Sharon Lockhart has created an "engrossing and quietly magnificent" work set in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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South Pacific

Joshua Logan's musical romance returns to the big screen in this stunning new digital restoration.

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Grain in Ear

Zhang Lu's stark and arresting social drama follows his impressive debut and confirms him as a distinctive voice in contemporary Chinese cinema.

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The Beales of Grey Gardens

The Beales of Grey Gardens is a new film by the Maysles Brothers, created from hours of never-before-seen footage shot for their 1970s documentary.

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Grey Gardens

Albert & David Maysles iconic documentary has been described as 'extraordinary. one of the oddest, most beautiful films ever'.

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Cvitkovic's black comedy about the eccentric inhabitants of a small Slovenian town ranks as one of the most startling film discoveries of the year.