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The Cult of Isolation

* Echo Park Directed by Robert Dornhelm Written by Michael Ventura With Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, and Michael Bowen *** Uforia Directed and written by John Binder With Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, and Fred Ward It makes sense, I suppose, that cult movies are almost always about loneliness—joining the other lonely people in a […]

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Ababacar Samb’s 1982 film relates the folk history of the Senegalese people through the figure of a “griot”—a storyteller who relates tales of ancient heroism to give courage to a group of striking workers.

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During the Nazi occupation of Paris, a Jewish woman finds refuge in the home of her female lover—who in turn takes a job at a collaborationist newspaper to hide her true sympathies. Alexandra von Grote (Depart to Arrive) directed this Franco-German coproduction from 1984; Gabriele Osburg, Christine Millet, and Daniele Delorme star.