Henry McCarthy (Mark Polish) returns home to give the commencement speech at his high school. But even after almost 20 years, it's as if he never left—he again wants the girl, gets suspended by the principal, and is grounded by his parents. This charming comedy, featuring Winona Ryder and Hilary Duff, reminds us that time certainly does fly and old flames are hard to put out. | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
Whether it's jumping out of a helicopter hovering above the powdery slopes of Alaska's mountain ranges or trying to outrun an avalanche in the French Alps, Steep traces the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the death-defying daredevils of today. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary
This poignant human drama is set against a surreal, metaphorically loaded backdrop--a Yangtze town that will soon be submerged by the Three Gorges Dam. Like the director's other films (Platform, Unknown Pleasures, The World), it's an empathetic portrait of those left behind by a modernizing society, and a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction. In Mandarin.
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Still Standing is a Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV) documentary revealing the challenges of Ms. Gertrude, a determined New Orleans homeowner and grandmother who travels regularly from temporary housing in Houston, Texas to what remains of her home.
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Years of tension kept barely below the surface threaten to run over when two middle-aged children visit their elderly parents on the 15th anniversary of their older brother's accidental death. Patient, real-time pacing and a delightfully muted wit from the curmudgeonly old-timers highlight acclaimed director Kore-eda's (Nobody Knows) domestic drama. | Read MoreDrama
Amit and her female life partner Noa have decided to take a crucial step and have a baby, but despite their strong self-confidence, after the baby's birth neither one of them knows what to do next in Stitches.
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When Yan'ni starts college she believes she is embarking on a new life away from her family-and she is, but not the new beginning she anticipates. Once at school, she immediately meets Muyu and falls in love with him. What she does not know is that from the moment he met her Muyu began an intricate deception that will lead to the loss of her child and the future she believes in. | Read More
In the 1980s, in the midst of increasing political violence, a young couple, two sisters, and a father and son are driven from Haiti to New York, where they must confront the truths of their interlocked pasts. In her impassioned, penetrating feature film debut, Haitian director P. Benoit steers clear of clichés about immigrants and refugees, authentically tapping into the reality of the unique Haitian-American experience. | Read MoreDrama
The story of a disheartened dancer and a disabled boy--both of whose lives are transformed by the magic and power of Chhou, a traditional Bengali dance of great spectacle and color-is recounted movingly, if improbably, by a renowned Bollywood choreographer. | Read More
For rapper-turned-filmmaker Ice Cube, the emergence of gangster rap will be forever linked to the Oakland Raiders' move to Los Angeles in 1982. Ice Cube turns the camera on himself to tell how his genre-defining group NWA forged an unlikely relationship with the Raiders, a team whose swagger and style captivated LA during their troubled 13-season stay. | Read MoreESPN, Sports, Documentary, Music
In Berlin, an Israeli man and a Palestinian woman accidentally swap backpacks on their way to the World Cup. Meeting again, they discover an instant connection, but can two people from the same land but different worlds transcend the larger struggle between their communities?
Following the May 1st screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! | Read MoreDrama
Whoever thinks old style political machines no longer exist has not spent enough time in New Jersey. Curry's compelling documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in which the energetic Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. The 2004 presidential campaign was a love-fest compared to what happened in the streets of Newark.
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Over the course of a year, filmmakers Bader and Harrison follow Chicago's most elusive burglar, Kaspar Carr, as he taps phones, cases stores, and pulls off numerous scores. As Carr drags the filmmakers deeper into his murky world of disguises and sinister surprises, the line between documentarian and criminal accomplice becomes increasingly blurred. | Read MoreCrime and Thriller