Neil (Cillian Murphy) is a quirky cinephile who wishes his life were more like his favorite film noirs. Enter Violet (Lucy Liu), a real-life femme fatale who really does turn life into the movies. Sometimes love is stranger than fiction, and Neil is about to discover just how strange it can be.
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Old wounds are reopened when Peinado revisits the upper Missouri River basin in North Dakota, where his ancestors once lived. There he investigates how the massive post-war Garrison Dam project laid waste to an idyllic, self-sufficient Native American community, submerging 156,000 acres of the most fertile land in the country. | Read MoreDocumentary
The Rossi family owned and operated up to seven movie theaters throughout the Upstate New York region that began with their first two: the Strand and the Paramount. This documentary is the culmination of one family's 85-year love affair with the movies and highlights the operation of a family-run business in the throes of social changes that morph an Americana summer resort into a working class town. | Read More
In 2004, writer/director Zachary Iscol fought as a US Marine in Al Anbar, Iraq's most violent province. Five years later, Anbar has been transformed into one of the safest, but not because the insurgency was defeated. When Zach returns, he begins to confront the awful dilemmas he faced fighting an enemy that hid among civilians. Profoundly honest, this documentary explores these dilemmas from all sides to reveal a simple but surprising truth about the nature of war and peace.
Please note: 'The Western Front' will screen as a work in progress. | Read MoreDocumentary
An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper-class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the South and her family, and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. This comedy also stars Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, and Evan Rachel Wood. | Read MoreComedy
A Greenwich Village public-school music teacher finds that he may be in over his head when he brings together more than 150 video-generation kids, their parents, and their teachers to compose, perform, and record an original piece of music about the environment. A great first documentary for precocious kids! Preceded by Sirah (18 min.). (Ages 8+) | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Based on the award-winning novel by Kimberly Willis Holt, this enchanting story stars Jerry Maguire ragamuffin Jonathan Lipnicki as a 12-year-old who, over the course of one unforgettable summer, finds out his mother is leaving home, meets Zachary Beaver (the "fattest boy in the world"), and learns all about tragedy, friendship, adventure, loyalty, and faith. | Read More
The 20-member band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years as Haiti's most celebrated big band. This inspirational documentary charts the history of Haiti from its triumphant independence from French colonialism to 2010's devastating earthquake—all set to the vibrant music of Haitian-Caribbean jazz fusion band Septentrional and punctuated with its members' personal memories. Featuring a wealth of live rehearsal and performance footage, When the Drum Is Beating is a poignant and high-energy story of resilience. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Part concert film and part sociological study, this doc (shot by Albert Maysles) travels between concert venues and cultures to give us an inside look at Romani (Gypsy) music. Dellal follows five top Romani bands during their tour of the U.S. before accompanying the musicians to their home countries, where she captures the joys and struggles of their domestic lives. In English, Spanish, Romani, and Hindi. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Frank Diaz (John Leguizamo) and his family have been living in a homeless shelter for months. But on Christmas Eve, they receive the best gift possible-the chance for an apartment. To get it, Frank needs a job, so he and his stepson go on the hunt for employment. This heartwarming tale shows the compassion of a family that comes together when all else feels lost.
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In this unprecedented, revelatory doc, director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) follows three unaccompanied children on a harrowing odyssey away from their homes in Latin America and through Mexico with one mighty shepherding hope: to reach the United States, where they can either reunite with their own families who made the journey before them, or create new lives for themselves. | Read MoreDocumentary
Jane (Kate Bosworth) and her English husband travel to Naples hoping to reinvigorate their silently disintegrating marriage and escape a personal tragedy that hangs heavily between them. When Jane, facing writer's block, takes a day trip to a beautiful island off the coast, she meets a young American man living a hermetic life on the island. As the two embark on an unlikely emotional affair, Jane faces some drastic changes in her life. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Relationships