From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: The Secret Garden (1993)

The Secret Garden movie poster

Despite the technological wonders of special effects, real movie magic is a rarity. The Secret Garden doesn't have any real special effects to speak of but it's pure magic nonetheless.

New on DVD: In Darkness (2011)

In Darkness movie poster

You may not have heard of Leopold Socha, but you’ll never forget him after seeing In Darkness, the latest (and, you could argue, the best) film from Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

Program Notes: Hair (1979)

Hair movie poster

Watching Hair constitutes a weird sort of time travel. After all, we’re seeing in 2012 the 1979 film version of a hit musical from 1967. And yet the memorable songs, innocent optimism and cheeky irreverence still works today.

Program Notes: The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways movie poster

The Runaways were pioneers: five teenage girls who played nasty rock ‘n’ roll (they didn’t just sing it ... they played their own instruments) and whose front man (er, girl), Cherie Currie, flaunted her adolescent sexuality.

Program Notes: A Little Princess (1995)

A Little Princess movie poster

A Little Princess overflows with cliché and coincidence but creates such a marvelous, magical world that our intellectual objections simply give up and slink away.

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