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This is basically just a cut and paste of my nomination from 2008, which has a little more info than was asked for. Thanks Christy for getting on my case to submit something to this project.

Touching the Void (2003)

Director: Kevin MacDonald

Running Time: 1hr. 47min.

Language: English (The Queen's for the most part)

Touching the Void IMDb Link

Touching the Void A&F Link

The incredible pseudo-documentary/recreation of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' attempt to climb the 21,000ft. Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes, and the desperate situations that arise when Simpson breaks his leg on the descent while still at 19,000ft. A heroic effort on the part of Yates to lower his friend with only 300ft. of rope, suddenly turns into a life and death struggle for both men, as Simpson is lowered over the edge of a cliff without any possible way of getting back up. In the midst of below freezing temperatures, an unendurable snowstorm, and a position on the mountain that is getting more and more precarious, Yates has to make an awful decison - cut the rope and survive, or doom both himself and Simpson by hanging on. What follows is a tale of unparalleled survival for Simpson, who asks questions about his beliefs, and struggles to find his place in the universe while inching his way back to camp - and a tale of unimaginable guilt suffered by Yates, whose decision, he believes, has killed his friend.

Scaling the Depths by Rand Richards Cooper

Rand Richards Cooper -- Evoking a sense of exalted puniness in the face of creation, Simpson's trial by ice reveals the paradox of an exhilarated nihilism, taking us where atheism and deep spirituality blur together, and nothingness becomes its opposite. Like Flannery O'Connor's fiction, Touching the Void works by affirming what its protagonist stoutly denies. Who is that voice calling to us in the icy night of our despair.

Touching the Void by Steven D. Greydanus

Steven D. Greydanus -- Death doesn't necessarily confront a man with the truth about God, but it does confront him, perhaps, with the truth about himself. It may not be for everyone a window onto heaven, but it may be a mirror in which a man sees, perhaps, his true face... or perhaps sees that he has no face after all.

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Title: The Gleaners and I

Director: Agnes Varda

Running Time: 85 min

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247380/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=24545&pid=213799&st=0&#entry213799

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Title: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Director: Marc Rothemund

Running Time: 120 minutes

Language: German

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0426578/

YouTube clip:

A&F Thread: Sophie Scholl

Already nominated. Thanks for the second :)

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I don't know exactly how to do this, but I am going to attempt it... Maybe this will be one we'll need to discuss in another thread.

The easiest way to add Brakhage to our list is to simply nominate the Criterion release.

Title: By Brakhage: An Anthology

Director: Stan Brakhage

Running Time: 243 min

Language: N/A. Silent, or in English.

There are IMDB links on each of the 26 films, and the list for this collection is again found Here.

A few YouTube Links of the various films:

Window Water Baby Moving (1959) ---

(9:36)

Mothlight (1963) ---

(3:25)

Wedlock House: An Intercourse (1959) ---

(10:49)

The heavily labored short film Eyemyth (1972) ---

(:13)

The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes (1971) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1zVmIacXy4 (32 m)

I am fine with nominating the entire set, but we haven't had an official thumbs up or down on this yet. If we have to go with nominating individual films, I am fine with that as well.

Can we get an official ruling on this?

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Can we get an official ruling on this?

I rule that this is OK, considering the need for his recognition but the difficulty in getting him on the list. It's either this or we figure out another way to recognize him, God rest his soul.

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Title: Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher

Director: David Di Sabatino

Running Time: 105 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link

YouTube Link (with PTC tag!):

A&F Thread

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Title: Through a Glass Darkly

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Running Time: 89 minutes

Language: Swedish

IMDB Link

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB0ineivKEU

A&F Thread

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Title: Children of Heaven

Director: Majid Majidi

Running Time: 89 minutes

Language: Persian

IMDB Link

YouTube Link:

No A&F thread. These were discussed by members of A&F before we had a board called A&F, but that board reverse imploded.

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Title: The Color of Paradise

Director: Majid Majidi

Running Time: 90 minutes

Language: Persian

IMDB Link

YouTube Link:

No A&F thread. These were discussed by members of A&F before, please see: Children of Heaven.

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the difficulty in getting him on the list.

Other than for this fact, I am actually uncomfortable with nominating a DVD collection. It just doesn't make sense. We should nominate Mothlight and a few others we have spent time on here (maybe Kindering) and hope for the best.

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the difficulty in getting him on the list.

Other than for this fact, I am actually uncomfortable with nominating a DVD collection. It just doesn't make sense. We should nominate Mothlight and a few others we have spent time on here (maybe Kindering) and hope for the best.

Those films are like three minutes long each.

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Title: Marjoe

Director: Sarah Kernochan and Howard Smith

Running Time: 88 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link

Apparently the whole film is available on Youtube beginning Here. I cannot find a trailer online.

A&F Thread.

marjoe.jpg

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Title: The Cyclist

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Running Time: 95 minutes

Language: Persian

IMDB Link

No online trailer available for The Cyclist. Unfortunately no A&F link, although many of us have seen and admired it.

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I'll put this here as an encouragement, since I doubt enough people have seen it to vote it in.

Klopka (The Trap)

Director: Srdan Golubovic

Running Time: 106 min

Language: Serbo-Croatian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478813/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P_a5hv1J6w

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): Just my post - http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=21548

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Title: Army of Shadows

Director: Jean Pierre Melville

Running Time: 145

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064040/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Title: A Christmas Tale

Director: Arnaud Desplechin

Running Time: 150

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993789/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: A Scanner Darkly

Director: Richard Linklater

Running Time: 100

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405296/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Beau travail

Director: Claire Denis

Running Time: 93

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209933/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQcYspfvLqY

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Buffalo 66

Director: Vincent Gallo

Running Time: 110

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118789/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOxrzJPczew

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Do The Right Thing

Director: Spike Lee

Running Time: 120

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097216/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Flight of the Red Balloon

Director: Hou Hsaio-hsien

Running Time: 115

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0826711/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Grizzly Man

Director: Werner Herzog

Running Time: 103

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427312/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogYDUmIigw0

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Harold and Maude

Director: Hal Ashby

Running Time: 91

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067185/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHekCJdQUHE

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: In Praise of Love

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Running Time: 97

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181912/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6JCX8xKSMc

Title: The Island

Director: Pavel Lungin

Running Time: 112

Language: Russian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Killer of Sheep

Director: Charles Burnett

Running Time: 83

Language: Jazz

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076263/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: My Life to Live

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Running Time: 80

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056663/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Nobody Knows

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Running Time: 141

Language: Japanese

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408664/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqwMd0Wir9w

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Paris, Texas

Director: Wim Wenders

Running Time: 147

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087884/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ki9CjApBZ4

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Ryan

Director: Chris Landreth

Running Time: 14

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414469/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: The Green Ray

Director: Eric Rohmer

Running Time: 98

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091830/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV8_WJNzCh8

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: 25th Hour

Director: Spike Lee

Running Time:

Language: English

IMDB Link:

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8elKC-DLS8

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Still Life

Director: Jia Zhang-ke

Running Time: 111

Language: Mandarin

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0859765/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7FbanTfWJM

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Stroszek

Director: Werner Herzog

Running Time: 115

Language: English/German

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075276/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUcTvhyof8I

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Syndromes and a Century

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Running Time: 105

Language: Thai

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477731/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Who Knows?

Director: Jacques Rivette

Running Time: 154

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0242994/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: The World

Director: Jia Zhang-ke

Running Time: 143

Language: Mandarin/Shanxi

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423176/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

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Title: Picnic At Hanging Rock

Director: Peter Weir

Running Time: 115

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073540/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC0DbTTiHIQ

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: The Black Stallion

Director: Carol Ballard

Running Time: 118

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078872/

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ihzkEFwqE

And that hits my limit. There are easily another 100 films I could have nominated, so if you haven't maxed out your nominations allotment, please do so!

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Title: My Brother's Wedding

Director: Charles Burnett

Running Time: 115 minutes

Language: English

IMDB

A&F thread

Title: Uzak (Diatant)

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Running Time: 110 minutes

Language: Turkish

IMDB

A&F

Title: Munich

Director: Steven Spielberg

Running Time: 164 minutes

Language: English

IMDB

A&F

Title: Hunger

Director: Steve McQueen

Running Time: 96 minutes

Language: English

IMDB

A&F

Title: Passing Strange

Director: Spike Lee

Running Time: 135 minutes

Language: English

IMDB

A&F

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Phew! Thanks for sneaking Hunger in there.

My pleasure. I added mostly English-language, very recent releases. I'm sure more study and review would've led to other nominations, but I've barely had time to give attention to this process and did the best I could.

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Title: Repulsion

Director: Roman Polanski

Running Time: 105 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059646/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: A Pure Formality (Una Pura Formalita)

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Running Time: 108 min

Language: Italian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110917/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9fN6ZWqjMc

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: Tape

Director: Richard Linklater

Running Time: 86 min

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275719/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

Title: The House is Black (Khaneh siah ast)

Director: Forugh Farrokhzad

Running Time: 20 min

Language: Persian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0336693/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG08p2zUGA0

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): A&F post

Title: Meshes of the Afternoon

Director: Maya Deren

Running Time: 14 min

Language: Silent

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036154/

YouTube Link (a clip of the film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPi9i3gfSAM

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):

[Edit: adding A&F links if I can find them]

[Edit: changed a word in title that I got wrong]

Edited by Thom

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Thom comes thru with the Deren film. Gotta love it.

Title: Whale Rider

Director: Niki Caro

Running Time: 101 min

Language: English and Maori

IMDB Link

A&F Thread

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Title: Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall . . . and Spring)

Shouldn't the English title be "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" That's what IMDb says.

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I don't know exactly how to do this, but I am going to attempt it... Maybe this will be one we'll need to discuss in another thread.

The easiest way to add Brakhage to our list is to simply nominate the Criterion release.

I'm totally in favour of nominating "By Brakhage." The individual films are too short, but he ought to be represented.

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Title: Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall . . . and Spring)

Shouldn't the English title be "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring" That's what IMDb says.

Heh,heh, great minds think alike. Or waitasec, do they?

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