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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.

Recommended

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 was born and raised in Maryland and now lives on Tennis Court in Brooklyn. His most recent narrative feature, Septien, world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. In addition to directing Cocaine Angel (2006) and Silver Jew (2007), he is also a proud alumni of Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" club (2006). Visit his indieWIRE blog Boredom at its Boredest—http://blogs.indiewire.com/tully—for more sporadic personal updates.

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