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Comprised of five autobiographical stories from the filmmaker's life, S.P.I.C. centers around the racist, derogatory term for Spanish Americans and how it affected Castillo and his family. It records his family's move from New York City to Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1980 and how his new neighbors duped Castillo into believing the racial epithet was actually an acronym for "special person in Chelsea." | Read MoreAnimation
An American travels to China to meet his wife's extended family for the first time, but the couple soon find themselves caught up in the SARS panic that is sweeping through the country. Attempts to make the best of the situation by turning their trip into the honeymoon they never had are met with delirium and boredom in this dual examination of love in dire circumstances and an international media desperate for a spectacle. In English and Mandarin. | Read MoreDocumentary
Getting a Broadway musical off the ground isn't easy-even if it stars Boy George, is written by Tony Kushner, or is based on a bestselling novel, and especially if the script features puppets having sex. Show Business tracks four musicals (Wicked, Avenue Q, Taboo and Caroline, or Change) from inception to the Tony Awards.
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In Campos' keenly observed debut feature, architecture student Marco brings Sofia, his new and impulsive girlfriend, home to meet his parents over Easter weekend. Sofia's flirtatious, manipulative ways soon crack the veneer of Marco's bourgeois Chilean family, turning the entire household upside-down. | Read More
The last day in the life of Sadegh Hedayat, an Iranian writer in Paris, who studied existential philosophy with Jean-Paul Sartre in the 1940’s and committed suicide in 1951. Projected on three screens that resemble the walls of a room, and also the parallel narratives of Hedayat’s mind, the film recounts through imagery Hedayat’s last day and night. | Read More
Iraqi Kurd Rosebiani returned to Iraq with the specific goal of documenting the legacy of Saddam Hussein's regime. Interviews with survivors and with relatives of victims drive home the point that, as one official notes, while bloody dictators usually attempt to hide their crimes, Saddam enjoyed showing off his brutality. Screens with The War Is Over! | Read More
An original and delightfully gruesome slasher film, Saint reimagines jolly old Saint Nick as a murderous bishop fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the December 5 full moon. Full of creative yuletide horror, Saint is a fun chiller that follows local teen Frank as he sets out on a bloody, high-energy battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful "Sinterklaas" and his minions. | Read MoreHorror
A loving tribute to Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge: parish priest, streetwise New Yorker, recovering alcoholic, and proud homosexual who gave his life on September 11 after administering last rites to a fallen firefighter. Saint of 9/11 traces the journey and struggles of a man whose compassion touched the world. | Read MoreDocumentary
Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods using a hand-cranked projector that he inherited from his father. A pragmatic businessman as well as a cinephile, Salim runs is moviecart with his sons in the hopes that they will carry on his legacy of showing films to the local children. | Read MoreDocumentary