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Vivan Las Antipodas! (Docurama) — This tricky, mysterious study of antipodes—places on Earth located diametrically opposite to each other—by Russian master Victor Kossakovsky (who was virtually unknown in this country until True/False gave him their 2012 “True Vision Award”) is a cinematic carnival ride of visual ideas and wonder, but it is equally adept at bringing to life the people and places its gliding camera rests on. (Robert Greene) Available on DVD.


The Happy Poet (Cinema Libre) — This genuinely funny Austin-based indie was written and directed by star Paul Gordon. Available on DVD.

Dead Man’s Burden (New Video) — Read A Conversation With Jared Moshe to find out how this debut writer/director managed to shoot an old-school Western on 35mm with such a meager budget. Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

The Manson Family (Severin Films) — Get your freaked out on with underground director Jim VanBebber’s 2003 take on the infamous Manson murders. Available on Blu-ray and Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (First Run Features) — Available on DVD.

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (Docurama) — Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant.

Rockshow (Eagle Rock Entertainment) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Snitch (Summit Entertainment) — Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.

The Newsroom: The Complete First Season (HBO) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy.

House of Cards: The Complete First Season (Sony) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Wrong (Image Entertainment) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray (both w/ Digital Copy).

Knife Fight (MPI Home Video) — Available on DVD.

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

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