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Aristide and the Endless Revolution

(First Run)

Nicolas Rossier’s documentary, which played to packed houses last year at the Pioneer, examines the events leading up to the February 2004 coup d’état in which Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was unlawfully forced from office for a second time.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fifth Season


In which our misanthropic hero has a sandwich named after him, wonders if he’s adopted, and gets kicked out of heaven for bad behavior.

V for Vendetta


One of the more conceptually improbable studio films of recent years, the feature debut of former Wachowski brothers assistant director James McTeigue is an unwieldy, and undeniably compelling, jumble of charged iconography, refracted current events, and memories of movie dystopias past that never comes particularly close to political coherence. The bonus disc includes featurettes on the movie’s production design, the original Gunpowder Plot, and the New Wave in British comics.