"Cohen Film Classics" offers viewers a chance to watch some of the most iconic films that defined the 20th century cinema landscape. The new Friday night series highlights movies featuring Alfred Hitchcock, Vivien Leigh, Fritz Lang, Laurence Olivier, Luc Besson and more. 

The series is hosted by producer Charles Cohen, an influential patron, innovator and visionary of culture and the arts. To bring this series to life, Cohen opened his vault of over 700 titles to create a curated mix of ten films — documentaries, musicals, comedies, animation, dramas and avant-garde works. Cohen has made it his mission to share his passion for collecting rare films and bringing them back to life with the care and attention they deserve, many of which have been beautifully restored to their original condition.

 

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The Thief of Bagdad

One of the most imaginative of all silent movies, "The Thief of Bagdad" is a dazzling Arabian Nights adventure fantasy. Douglas Fairbanks is at his best as the dashing Ahmed, the thief who wins a princess. The cast includes Anna May Wong, Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston and Snitz Edwards.

Jamaica Inn

In this dark period drama, a young woman discovers her uncles head a gang of ship-wreckers and murderers under the secret patronage of the local squire, wickedly played by Charles Laughton. (Note: this is the last film Hitchcock directed before leaving the U.K.) The cast incudes Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, and Robert Newton.

Chasing Madoff

"Chasing Madoff" is the compelling story of Harry Markopolos and his team of investigator's ten year struggle to expose the harrowing truth behind the infamous Madoff scandal.

What Is Cinema?

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman's documentary "What Is Cinema?" tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews with Mike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, David Lynch, video artist Bill Viola, Robert Altman, Kelly Reichardt, Costa-Gavras, Ken Jacobs, Michael Moore, critic J. Hoberman, and others, and with archival interviews from Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock, Chantal Akerman, Akira Kurosawa, Abbas Kiarostami, and more. 

Sudden Fear

A successful Broadway playwright rejects a young actor as the lead in her new play. They meet later, she's swept off her feet and marries him. He learns of her plans to leave the bulk of her fortune to a foundation and plots her murder in cahoots with an old girlfriend; the playwright learns of the plan and plots to kill her conniving husband! CAST: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennet, Virginia Huston, Mike "Touch" Connors