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Pat Dowell

  • Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.
  • Godard, who has been making films for more than half a century, shared the 2014 Jury Prize at Cannes for his 3-D film, Goodbye To Language.He likes 3-D, he says, because "there aren't any rules."
  • A documentary about the British artist, known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's work, asks how such a warm and generous man could make such scary drawings.
  • The star of Blue Velvet follows up her Webby-winning Green Pornoseries with another cheeky look at animal behavior. In Mammas, she channels mothers of many a species, challenges the belief that mothers are universally self-sacrificing — and eats an offspring or three.
  • Alfred Hitchcock is best known for suspense films like Psycho and Vertigo,but the British director actually began his filmmaking career during the silent era. The Hitchcock 9 is a collection of his silent films, and the only way to see them is the old way — going to the theater.
  • British filmmaker Sally Potter gained worldwide attention with her 1992 film Orlando. Like all of her movies, it was unconventional in its story and structure. Her new film, Ginger & Rosa,is more realistic and direct.
  • The legendary experimental filmmaker's work is the subject of a career-spanning retrospective at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. VanDerBeek merged collage-style filmmaking with new technology throughout his career.
  • No One Knows About Persian Cats tells the story of Iranian musicians trying to put together a band in a country where heavy metal, rock and hip-hop are illegal. The film won two prizes at last year's Cannes International Film Festival, and opens in this week in the U.S.
  • The Boston-based composer is remembered, 100 years after his birth, for a string of three-minute pops-concert classics such as "Sleigh Ride," "The Typewriter" and "The Syncopated Clock."
  • Pawel Pawlikowski is one of Britain's most decorated filmmakers. Now his latest film has reached the United States, amid much critical praise. My Summer of Love revolves around two girls of different classes who meet and find themselves drawn to each other.