After Bush's re-election in 2004, John (Breckin Meyer), a distraught Democrat, decides to move to Canada after receiving a call from "Marry-a-Canadian," established to help disgruntled liberals "escape" from the U.S. When Chloe (Anna Paquin) answers his ad, he soon finds that the misadventures of the open highway bring them closer in this lighthearted road-trip tale. | Read More
On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley (Amy Morton) completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences. Co-starring Adam Driver, Margo Martindale, John Slattery, Louisa Krause and Emily Meade, Lance Edmands's absorbing feature debut is a perfect encapsulation of the interconnectedness of life. | Read MoreDrama
A dramatization of Swiss complicity in Nazi atrocities, The Boat Is Full boldly broached a then-taboo subject upon its initial release in 1980. Seven labs took three years to create this digitally restored version of this long-lost classic, for which Imhoof won a Silver Bear at the 1981 Berlin Film Festival. | Read More
In a small Turkish village in the 1960's, two young boys are so in love with the movies that they fashion a makeshift projector out of a wooden box. Made on less than a shoestring budget, by a reclusive filmmaker with several accomplished shorts to his credit, this autobiographical charmer is unforgettable. | Read More
The African-American barbershop aesthetic is given a German twist in Bob’s Place, as it charts the daily happenings of Bob, his international customers, and his hair salon located near Frankfurt’s main train station. The entertaining male bonding and camaraderie that ensue are proof that the customer’s identification with their barber transcends cultures. A double winner at the 2004 Regensburg Short Film Festival: for Best Political Film and runner-up for the Audience Award. | Read More
Bomb It tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City. This kinetic documentary looks at graffiti on five continents, using guerilla footage of graffiti artists in action. You'll never look at public space the same way again. In English, German, French, Japanese, Portugese and Spanish.
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The rusting relic of a failed 1960s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren California landscape and symbol of the failure of the American Dream. Using a stylized amalgam of nonfiction and choreographed dance set to the music of Beirut and Bob Dylan, Bombay Beach revisits this poetically fruitful terrain to find a motley cast including a bipolar seven-year-old, a lovelorn football star, and an octogenarian poet-prophet—creating a moving, distinctive, and slightly surreal documentary experience. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
An intimate and enlightening portrait of one of the world's greatest rock stars, his band, and what makes him tick, Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful was filmed behind the scenes as the famed band toured the world. Join us for this special work-in-progress screening. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
While filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. More than 40 years later, Frank's son Raymond (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father's film to examine the repercussions of their fateful encounter. This intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance. | Read MoreDocumentary
Based on a true story from 2002, Gale, a Latina guard at a private prison in Austin, Texas puts her own life on the line when she tries to stop the murder and rape of young inmate during a prison riot. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
Two socially awkward young people from separate towns meet and begin exchanging letters. After a year, they make a date to have dinner and experience their "first time" together. Friends, relatives, and neighbors leap in to offer the couple erotic advice, providing ample comic grist for this romantic charmer, which swept the major prizes at this year's Czech Lion Awards. | Read More
Intertwined stories capture the flavor of Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood in this tale of four Puerto Rican youths dealing with issues of cultural identity, gentrification, and pride. Their individual journeys culminate during the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. An irreverent, unflinching, semiautobiographical debut feature from writer/director Torres. | Read More
When his life is shattered by a terrifying accident, a successful interior designer winds up in the desolate extremes of Patagonia, trying to find himself among other lost, disaffected men. Pablo Trapero's haunting film demonstrates why he is at the cutting edge of Argentina's most exciting cinema.
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