"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 Liberator (Libertador)

Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander The Great. His army never conquered — it liberated. Starring Edgar Ramirez, Erich Wildpret, Maria Valverde, and Danny Huston.

Storm in a Teacup

A local politician tries to break a reporter who writes a negative story about him, cruching his political ambitions. Charming chaos follows when the writer, now in love with the daughter of the politician, is sued by her father, ending in an uproarious courtroom confrontation. Featuring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, and Cecil Parker.

Perfect Understanding

A comedy of manners in which Gloria Swanson and Laurence Olivier marry on the condition that each will retain his or her individual sexual freedom. But when each subsequently flaunts extra-marital episodes in the face of the other, an amusing battle of the sexes ensues. 

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. 

St. Martin's Lane

On St. Martin's Lane in London, a popular spot for street performers, a busker (Charles Laughton) works a poor girl (Vivien Leigh) into his act. As her popularity rises, he guides her to stardom even though it means sacrificing his love for her. Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison.