Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. But, as Sing Your Song proves in a most stirring way, Belafonte has had a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing worldwide struggle for human rights. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte's multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more.
A pirate story set in China in the 1600's, which tells the tale of a young widow, who takes over after her pirate husband dies. The film is based on a folktale and, according to director Ermanno Olmi, its title refers to when the pirates returned to living peacefully and women passed their days happily "singing behind screens." | Read More
David M. Rosenthal's white-knuckle thriller starts with a bang: a single shot, aimed at a lone deer, that hits and kills a young woman. The hunter, John Moon (Sam Rockwell, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS), watches her die before discovering a box of money near her body. In a desperate panic, he takes the cash — hiring a low-rent lawyer (William H. Macy, FARGO) to fight his wife's (Kelly Reilly, FLIGHT) divorce suit — and attempts to cover up the killing. But when he discovers that the money belonged to a group of hardened criminals, the hunter becomes the hunted in this tense cat-and-mouse struggle in the backwoods of West Virginia. | Read MoreDrama, Crime, Thriller
The Sisters reconstitutes Anton Chekhov's play, The Three Sisters, in a university faculty lounge with a ensemble cast of Maria Bello, Eric McCormack, Erika Christensen, Chris O'Donnell, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Tony Goldwyn. There is the austere one, the ascerbic one, the troubled baby, and the brother, who, his sisters think, is about to marry beneath their acerbic selves. | Read MoreDrama
Using a variety of colorful animation techniques, writer-director Nina Paley wittily interweaves the story of Sita, the leading lady of the ancient Sanskrit epic Ramayana, with the story of a modern American woman struggling to keep her marriage afloat. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Animation
Naïve teen Gili is determined to improve her social status by hooking up with her new school’s coolest guy. Afterwards, he passes her off to his friend. Happy at first for the attention, Gili soon finds her situation deteriorating, as this average girl is increasingly consumed by a culture of oversexed teenhood. Director Jonathan Gurfinkel questions conventional ideas of consent, exploitation and complicity in this edgy and perceptive feature debut. | Read MoreDrama
With his first doc, Pollack delivers a sharp and angular look at the life and work of his close friend Gehry. The film balances praise and criticism of the famed architect's work from art critics and Gehry himself, who proves to be his own worst critic. Featuring interviews with Julian Schnabel, Dennis Hopper, Michael Eisner, and Gehry's 94-year-old therapist. A Sony Pictures Classics release. | Read MoreDocumentary
This lyrical meditation, co-winner (with "4") of the Rotterdam Film Festival's top prize, depicts one year in the life of a tiny village in northern Spain. Perhaps best appreciated as a painterly travelogue to a world and a place where time means something very unlike the breakneck pace at which we live, the film's rewards for the patient viewer are substantial.
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Vincent is a dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After he steals a massive bag of cocaine, his young son winds up being held for ransom by the mob boss it belongs to. When Vincent travels to the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he gets caught in an intense cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals out of control. This night might not only be the longest of his life—it could be the last. | Read MoreCrime and Thriller
When 14 women-Israelis, Palestinians, Bedouin Arabs, and American settlers in the West Bank-are brought together with the shared goal of losing weight, they find out they have far more in common than they ever would have imagined. A Slim Peace takes a revealing look at the universal struggle for acceptance, understanding and personal transformation in a land of intractable conflict. Preceded by We Will Win. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Documentary
Ashley and Taylor are manipulative career grifters always on the make for lonely housewives. But their easy lifestyle hits a roadblock when Taylor romances April, the daughter of one of the wives. After he announces that she is joining them on the road, things quickly take a turn for the worse. With David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, and Julianna Margulies. | Read More
Slippin' documents ten years on the inside of one of the world's most notorious gangs, the Bloods. The film follows five Los Angeles gang members from 1993, at the height of their gang activity-flying their colors, defending their turf-to the present day where they face the consequences of their violent pasts. | Read More
With a fresh and intense style, playwright-turned-director Carmel Winters composes a gripping psychological drama about three generations of a family poised to repeat the mistakes of the past. Aisling O'Sullivan (The War Zone) commands the screen as a calloused mother who will do anything to protect her son—even go as far to deny her own past. From the producers of TFF award winner Eden and the Academy Award® winner Once. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Ex-convict Alex Hughes finds himself attached to two strange women after arriving in a sleepy Ontario town. Linda, a "high-functioning" autistic, takes Alex into her home after he gets into a car accident with her daughter. Meanwhile, Alex falls for town sexpot Maggie. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Carrie-Anne Moss. | Read MoreDrama
This fun, warmhearted film for the whole family follows the adventures of 10-year-old Billy and his misfit friends as they hatch a scheme to set a Guinness World Record. Along their journey of self-discovery, the boys conquer neighborhood bullies, unite a community, and discover that the only lasting legacy is friendship. With Bobby Coleman, Josh Flitter, Ray Liotta, and Christopher Lloyd. Suitable for ages 8 and up. | Read MoreFamily Friendly