In the '70s and '80s, the relationship between legendary curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and musician/poet Patti Smith was at the epicenter of New York's revolutionary art scene. This engrossing documentary features interviews with Smith and a bevy of art world luminaries including Dominick Dunne, Richard Tuttle, Eugenia Parry and Ralph Gibson.
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Alex, who wants to be called Alejandro, is growing up in a Mexican neighborhood of East Los Angeles, when a crisis between his parents triggers his adventure along the banks of the Los Angeles River. | Read MoreDrama
In summer 2003, America experienced the largest blackout in its history--widely reported as peaceful. But in Brooklyn's forgotten East Flatbush neighborhood, mayhem unfolded when the power shut down. This is the untold story of the blackout--a place where, as night fell, looters emerged, violence surfaced and residents feared for their lives. With Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright.
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Legend has it notorious American outlaw Butch Cassidy was killed in Bolivia in 1908. Mateo Gil's classic Western, however, finds Cassidy (Sam Shepard) 20 years later living on in hiding under the identity of James Blackthorn—and yearning for one last sight of home. Joining forces with a Spanish mine robber named Eduardo, Blackthorn sets out on one final adventure across the sublime landscape of the Bolivian frontier. | Read MoreDrama
Celine Danhier's kinetic doc mirrors the urgent, anything-goes energy of her subject: the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock in late-'70s downtown New York. New interviews with a dizzying array of artists—including Amos Poe, Bette Gordon, Debbie Harry, Eric Mitchell, Jim Jarmusch, Lydia Lunch, Steve Buscemi, John Lurie, and Nick Zedd—flow into clips from landmark No Wave films, and the still-thrilling music of the era floods the soundtrack. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Music
Meet the Smiths—a family full of secrets who keep to themselves on a back road outside a small Midwestern town. In this visceral, tightly wound horror/thriller, their lives are shaken when a sweet-talking Texan arrives on their doorstep on a mission for retribution. Will he succeed in his goal to bleed them of their sins, or will the family's haunted past prove to be even more deadly than he bargained for? | Read MoreThriller
A former infantry mate's overdose sparks wartime memories for Esteban, who tries to reconcile his life today with the part of him that died along with his ideals and comrades in the Falklands/Malvinas War. The harrowing account from Argentine director Bauer, based on a memoir, reminds us that survivors keep fighting long after leaving the battlefield. | Read MoreDocumentary
It isn't easy to cross the border between Pakistan and India -- even for a camel. The only Indian film to win an award at this year's Golden Elephant International Children's Film Festival at Hyderabad, Blind Camel tells the enchanting story of a child who unwittingly crosses the border from India into Pakistan in pursuit of his stray camel herd. | Read More
In this drama based on actual events, an Irish nationalist (Ian Hart) and an English journalist (Linus Roache) forge an unlikely bond during four-and-a-half years of captivity together in Beirut. Eschewing political judgments, the film remains tightly focused on the interplay between the cellmates, giving this character study an uncompromising and compelling rawness. | Read More
In Jorge Navas' beautifully composed neo-noir, taxi driver Jorge begins his night shift bent on revenge after his brother's murder at the hands of a violent gang. But when an accident brings him unexpectedly closer to his party-girl fare Angela, the damaged pair must struggle against forces already set in motion, drawing them inexorably into the rain-soaked underworld of Bogotá. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
Thoughts of revenge are tempered by more practical concerns in The Blood of My Brother, which shows the war in Iraq from the perspective of an Iraqi family grieving the loss of a son who was killed by an American patrol as he stood guard at a mosque. A Life-Size Entertainment and Releasing release. | Read MoreDocumentary
To the alarm of his soccer-loving Italian father, Mario wants a genuine Australian Rules football for his tenth birthday. Vito fears that if Aussie Rules wins out over his beloved soccer, it could foreshadow terrible things for his family and guide Mario away from his Italian heritage. It's only with some divine intervention that Papa realizes if he gives a little, he'll gain a lot, and ultimately it is only the shape of the ball that was different. In turns both hilarious and heartwarming, father and son ultimately join hands on different fields. | Read More
Boxing films are hit with a fierce uppercut in this clever, genre-tweaking documentary about the training regimen and sparring contests of Oxford University students who step out of the ivory tower and into the boxing ring to settle matters with their Cambridge rivals. In underlining the freedom to not care about failing, or about what other people think, Blue Blood paints a winning portrait of the spirit of the underdog. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
A terminally ill boy dreams of catching the world's most beautiful butterfly, the elusive Blue Morpho. Accompanied by his mother and a renowned entomologist (compassionately portrayed by William Hurt), he heads into the Costa Rican rain forest to fulfill his quest. Breathtaking views of the equatorial flora and fauna, plus a series of stunning waterfalls, highlight this tale of redemption inspired by true events. | Read More