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Jonathan Demme
February 22, 1944 - April 26, 2017 (age 73)
Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard (1980), Swing Shift (1984), Something Wild (1986), and Married to the Mob (1988), as well as the critically acclaimed concert film Stop Making Sense (1984), in collaboration with the band Talking Heads. He... full bio
The Silence of the Lambs
[1991]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 58min
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A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Philadelphia
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 5min
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When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
The Manchurian Candidate
[2004]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 2h 9min
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In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.
Ricki and the Flash
[2015]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Music | 1h 41min
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A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.
Rachel Getting Married
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 53min
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A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
The Truth About Charlie
[2002]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Thriller | 1h 44min
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A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone. She meets a mysterious man, who tells her that the money was really his, and he wants it back, seemingly convinced that she's hiding the cash. Meanwhile, more people end up dead...
Married to the Mob
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 1h 44min
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An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 30min
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The final performance of Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids' 20/20 Experience World Tour, filmed in 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Something Wild
[1986]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 1h 54min
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A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.
Beloved
[1998]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Horror | 2h 52min
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Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.
Stop Making Sense
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 28min
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An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 43min
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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Swing Shift
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 40min
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A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.
Melvin and Howard
[1980]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 35min
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The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.
Neil Young Journeys
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 27min
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Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.
A Master Builder
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 10min
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A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
The New Yorker Presents
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Documentary | 30min
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From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to the screen with documentaries, short narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation, and cartoons from the hands of acclaimed filmmakers and artists. Produced by Jigsaw Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment.
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 2h 5min
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A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
Swimming to Cambodia
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 25min
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Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.
The Agronomist
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h 30min
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The true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist.
Last Embrace
[1979]
 
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Movie | Mystery, Romance, Thriller | 1h 42min
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Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?
Caged Heat
[1974]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 23min
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A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception to a skit performed by the girls and takes punitive steps, aided by the sadistic doctor who is doing illegal electroshock experiments and raping drugged prisoners. After a while the prisoners put away their petty differences and plan the Big Prison Escape.
Handle with Care
[1977]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 38min
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This movie interlaces the stories of several characters in a small town united by their use of CB (citizen's band) radio. Paul LeMat is the local CB coordinator who has time for little else in his life. His father, Roberts Blossom is a sour old man who is nice on the radio. Charles Napier is a trucker hospitalized after an accident, with hilarious consequences.
Storefront Hitchcock
[1998]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 17min
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Rock-music lover and feature-film director Jonathan Demme takes on eccentric British singer-songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock, in an ambitious concert film. Setting up a stage in a New York storefront, Hitchcock plays with his back to the glass, while an audience looks on inside and passersby view the action through the window.
Crazy Mama
[1975]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 23min
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up, for a crime spree from California to the old family homestead in Arkansas.
Fighting Mad
[1976]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama | 1h 30min
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An Arkansas farmer stages a one-man war against corrupt land developers who want to evict him and his neighbors from their farms for real estate developments.
I'm Carolyn Parker
[2011]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 31min
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I'm Carolyn Parker unfolds as an inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman. Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood when Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the summer of 2005. After the floodwaters subsided, she was the first resident to return to her now flood-devastated community with what many thought was the "impossible dream" of bringing her ruined home back to life.... see more
Enzo Avitabile Music Life
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 19min
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The Complex Sessions
[1994]
 
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Short Movie | 30min
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Jonathan Demme documentary of Neil Young and Crazy Horse performing 4 songs from the album "Sleeps With Angels."
Alive from Off Center
[1984]
 
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TV Series
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An avant-garde omnibus that features works by off-the-wall artists in many different disciplines.
The Power of Rock
[2017]
 
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Short Movie | Music, Short | 12min
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Neil Young Trunk Show
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 22min
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Cousin Bobby
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 10min
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A documentary about Director Jonathan Demme's cousin, an Episcopalian minister in Harlem.
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