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The Adventures of Saul Bellow

Dir.: Asaf Galay
| 83 minutes

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, Saul Bellow transformed modern literature. He illuminated twentieth-century American life through philosophical depth and a wild sense of humor. The Adventures of Saul Bellow is the first-ever documentary about him.

Gainsbourg, toute une vie

Dir.: Stéphane Benhamou, Sylvain Bergère
| 72 minutes

Through the unpublished accounts of his close family, including insightful interviews with Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg, as well as exceptional archival materials, this film offers a sensitive and intimate portrait of the inimitable artist and invites us to discover Serge Gainsbourg as he truly was.

Paul Newman, Behind Blue Eyes

Dir.: Pierre François-Gaudry
| 52 minutes

His beauty, intelligence, and of course, color of his eyes, followed Paul Newman throughout his life. Annoyed by incessant references to his physique, the actor consistently challenged Hollywood, taking on serious roles in political and civic discourse. 

Soros

Dir.: Jesse Dylan
| 86 minutes

Billionaire activist George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Soros reveals a complicated genius whose experiences as a Jew during the Holocaust gave rise to a lifelong crusade against authoritarianism and hate.

Upheaval - The Journey of Menachem Begin

Dir.: Jonathan Gruber
| 87 minutes

Menachem Begin’s life is a nuanced and complicated canvas that tells the story of modern Israel and its relationship to its Middle East neighbors. With evocative imagery, rarely seen archival materials, and revealing interviews, Upheaval portrays the life and essence of this brilliant yet complex leader.