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Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. | Read MoreComedy and Relationships
At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big-only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy (Jared Rushton), Josh lands a job at a toy company. There, his inner wisdom enables him to successfully predict what children want to buy, making the awestruck, naïve Josh irresistible to a beautiful ladder-climbing colleague (Elizabeth Perkins). But the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood. Rated PG. | Read MoreComedy
On the eve of his widowed father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) leads the stalwart members of his local Young Birders Society on a rollicking, interstate search for an extremely rare duck. Marvelous supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros color Rob Meyer's feature film debut, a poignant, funny and ultimately winning look at the moments that change even the most intensely focused lives. | Read MoreDrama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships
All you suckas gather round. This glorious '70s blaxploitation throwback is a fistful of chase scenes, gunfights, kung fu, pimps, and hos. Michael Jai White plays Black Dynamite, the smoothest, baddest mother to ever pick up a pair of nunchucks. When the CIA gives back his license to kill, Black Dynamite makes it his mission to keep smack out of orphanages at any cost. Can you dig it? | Read MoreComedy
An entrepreneurial farm owner wants to revolutionize the industry with genetically
engineered sheep. But when environmental activists try to stop him, they accidentally unleash his baaaad experiment into the world. And this sheep likes blood. In a country where sheep outnumber humans, the last thing you should ever do is piss them off. An IFC First Take Release.
| Read MoreHorror and Comedy
A professional killer (Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones) discovers he can get away with anything on Halloween night, including dragging his latest victim around as a prop amidst a sea of oblivious London partiers.
Screening in Shorts Program: Totally Twisted | Read MoreHorror and Comedy
In this modern-day drama, Oscar®-winner Melissa Leo beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with loving an addict. Complaining of back pain months after a car accident, Sylvie’s (Marin Ireland) addiction to painkillers is clear to everyone except her mother, Faye (Leo). A promising solution appears in Becket (Josh Hamilton), but relationships and loyalty are soon tested when his feelings fall in an unexpected place. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships
In this sophisticated and sexy drama, a newly retired woman in her 60s (French cinema icon, Fanny Ardant) finds herself tumbling into an affair with a much younger man (Laurent Lafitte), her computer teacher at the local seniors’ club. As she finds herself courting danger—taking her young lover to places they could easily be discovered by her husband (Patrick Chesnais)—she must decide if her retirement will mark the end for her marriage, or a new beginning. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
Three roommates treat their hip Tel Aviv neighborhood like their own chic paradise, relatively sheltered from Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. But when an Israeli boy meets an Palestinian boy at a border checkpoint, this artificial bubble bursts. Director Fox follows up Walk on Water and Yossi & Jagger with this story that shows that even love can't bridge irreconcilable differences. In Arabic and Hebrew. A Strand Release.
| Read MoreDrama and Comedy
A postman's life is forever changed when Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet and diplomat, is exiled to the postman's remote island village. Writer/director Skármeta's charming, sexy, and largely overlooked film was the original screen adaptation of his own popular novella, which was also the basis for the 1994 film Il Postino. In Spanish.
For more information on Burning Patience, read Skaramet's essay "The Infinite Brunette," at the Virginia Quarterly Review online: http://www.vgronline.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/9044 | Read MoreDrama and Comedy