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The story of a mother, who at her wits end, invites two neighborhood girls to her home with the hopes that they can befriend her lonely 11-year old son. And she's completely surprised by the end result. How To Make Friends is a warm, touching, and funny look at the growing pains of childhood. | Read More
Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, Human Voice, based on the iconic Jean Cocteau play of the same name, tells the story of Angela (Sophia Loren), a woman in her twilight years, who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman.
Screening in Shorts Program: Soul Survivors | Read MoreDrama, Relationships, Returning Filmmaker
A well-meaning Cristiano spends days searching for just the right present for his love. Finally, he happens upon the perfect restuarant and books a table for the night. Fastforward to the evening of his lover's birthday. Everything is going smoothly until destiny unexpectedly knocks on his door and takes him for a jolting ride. | Read MoreDrama
What do the religious right and the gay liberation movement have in common? Both were fortified by the efforts of one woman: Anita Bryant. Part document and part poem, and composed of news footage, commercials and Bryant's own home movies, I Just Wanted To Be Somebody brings us back to the late 1970s and reflects on Bryant's life and the impact she had on both of these controversial social movements. | Read More
A reality television show plays in the background of five different apartment units while the realities of life and love play out in the forefront. Five apartments, five different relationships, connected by one TV show and one building. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
The quickly changing attitudes of a little girl are documented in Jay Rosenblatt's delightful short I'm Charlie Chaplin. Ella, the filmmaker's daughter, thinks Chaplin is the funniest character around. She dresses up like him one Halloween and comes home with a massive haul of candy. One year later, Ella dresses up like Chaplin again, but now she doesn't like the tie and thinks that maybe she'd like to be a ghost instead. "Why?" asks her mother. "Stop talking," says Ella. | Read MoreDocumentary
Ronnie, an enigmatic enforcer for a small-time Brooklyn crime boss, is tossed out by his girlfriend, ending the latest in a series of failed relationships. With no place to go, he heads to Sunny’s Bar to stay in the backroom, “finding hope in futility,” as Sunny’s wife puts it. In between jobs for his boss, Mr. DeMartino, Ronnie sculpts in ice, exploring the inner, deeper questions at the root of his ambivalence. | Read MoreDrama, Crime, Comedy