Our presentation of DJ Spooky’s newly enhanced version of his landmark performance piece Rebirth of a Nation is preceded by the New York premiere of Latitude, a performance piece by acclaimed London-based video art collective D-Fuse. Latitude is inspired by the notion of drifting through the urban land and soundscapes of China, following the emotive qualities of spaces that surround us.
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An amazing experience for those unable to attend the '07 live event, this film is a visual record of the Dalai Lama's visit and presentation to a sold-out Radio City Music Hall. With photographic montages by Richard Gere and music by Tom Waits and Philip Glass. | Read MoreDocumentary
Renowned Spanish expat choreographer Li wrote, choreographed, directed, and stars in this energetic freestyle dance extravaganza. Featuring a hip multicultural Parisian cast and with mood and moves to spare, The Dance Challenge is an invigorating nouveau-musical that can capture audiences of all ages without losing its street cred. | Read More
Out of work and unable to tell his family that he's been fired, a young New Yorker of Japanese descent finds utopian escapism by spending his days and weeks at the local arcade on the Dance Mania Fantastic machine. He carelessly and blissfully lives in his fantasy world until reality eventually catches up with him. | Read More
Out of work and unable to tell his family that he's been fired, a young New Yorker of Japanese descent finds utopian escapism by spending his days and weeks at the local arcade on the Dance Mania Fantastic machine. He carelessly and blissfully lives in his fantasy world until reality eventually catches up with him. | Read MoreDrama
Darius, a 15-year-old with muscular dystrophy, has never been outside of Georgia, until his 11 closest friends rent an RV and take off across the country, hoping to convince MTV's Pimp My Ride to work on his wheelchair and raise awareness about the disease. On their long adventure they learn that life, even when imperfect, is always worth the ride. Ages 14+
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In Iran, a murder conviction allows for the victim's family to choose capital punishment or forgiveness for the perpetrator. This harrowing, existential film shows a convicted murderer trapped in painful purgatory as his family distances themselves from him and his victim's family repeatedly delays their ultimate decision. | Read More
It's nighttime in America--the draft has been reinstated. Our conflicting attitudes toward war are examined through the eyes of Aaron (Elijah Wood), George (Chris Klein), and Dixon (Jon Bernthal) as each prepares to report for duty and learns, individually, what it means to "serve with honor."
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When Fuke ventures across postwar Sarajevo to fix his uncle's water heater, he learns that sometimes the best anecdote for mourning and loss is to embrace the comforting and colorful eccentricities of one's own family in this gentle upbeat comedy. | Read More
Deftly interspersing home movies with contemporary images, director Paula Gaitán creates a compelling voyage of discovery in her return to Sintra, Portugal on a search for memories of her late husband (the Brazilian filmmaker Glauber Rocha). | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Cyrus Frisch, the enfant terrible of Dutch cinema, returns to the Festival with his latest feature that challenges classic modes of storytelling. A fragile, long-distance telephone relationship develops between a younger woman (Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan), and an older gentleman (Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner). | Read More