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An idealistic, Dutch pianist, Martijn travels to Morocco to start a food program for malnourished children. But a group of unorthodox terrorists abduct him at the airport and subject him to a series of horrifying mental tests. Forced to question everything, and everyone, that brought him to Morocco, Martijn has only one choice: Solve the riddle of his captivity...or die trying. Starring Ryan Philippe and Laurence Fishburne.
| Read MoreDrama and Thriller
A member of the notorious Bloods since he was 12 years old, Primo takes John, the son of a fallen gang member, under his wing, versing him in the code of the streets. Set amongst the streets of East New York, Five Star blends documentary and fiction as director Keith Miller (Welcome to Pine Hill) carefully eschews worn clichés of gang culture to offer a compelling portrait of two men forced to confront the question of what it really means to be a man. | Read MoreDrama, New York, NY Director(s)
Three different perspectives-those of a troubled mother, a young boy, and a pregnant teenager all simultaneously unfold and overlap. All three are riddled with guilt and are unable to clear their consciences, which leads them to the most surprising of outcomes. | Read More
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller and producers Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple (Jason Segel and Emily Blunt) keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. | Read MoreRomantic Comedy
In 2007, the Taliban kidnapped 24-year-old Ajmal Naqshbandi and an Italian journalist. Naqshbandi was one of Afghanistan's best "fixers"—someone hired by foreign journalists to facilitate, translate, and gain access for their stories. This gripping, tragic story is a behind-the-scenes look into the dangerous and unseen world that happens before we get the news. | Read MoreDocumentary
At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In this emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints they left behind in a lifetime's collection of documents to investigate long-buried family secrets and uncover the mystery of his grandparents' painful past. | Read MoreDocumentary and Relationships
Journey to the edge of Brooklyn and of street performance itself in this sparkling portrait of the freeing power of art. Reem is the savvy promoter, Flizzo the undefeated local legend, Jay Donn the innovator with the talent to carry him far away from home. Uniting them is a competitive dance form of dramatic contortions, simulated violence, flowing footsteps and the occasional humorous touch. Welcome to the world of Flex. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go beyond anything he could have imagined. This intimate and bold second feature from Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski captures the often-complicated consequences of finding love where others do not want it. | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
In the tradition of Super Size Me, Evolutionary ecologist-turned-filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson interviews everyone from poker-playing evolutionists and Harvard scientists to advocates of intelligent design and even his 82-year-old mother. Both sides of the evolution vs. intelligent design argument are presented in such a way that it is difficult to say which group is the real flock of dodos. Preceded by Garden of Eden, revisited. | Read MoreDocumentary and Animation
In 1970, Omar Amiralay made a beautiful short documentary (it opens this program) in praise of the ruling Baath party's project to construct an impressive system of dams. Today, after fatal construction flaws have been found, his controversial new film (it was withdrawn from the Carthage Film Festival) explores the metaphorical implications of that weakness in a beautifully crafted piece of filmmaking. | Read More