Investigators break into a house, find a vast collection of VHS tapes and play them one by one. The videos include visions of the paranormal, flesh-eating zombies, a shockingly genuine scene of hell on earth and a slumber party gone horribly awry. This highly anticipated sequel to last year's horror breakout V/H/S features contributions from current genre filmmaking’s leading talents, including the creators of Hobo with a Shotgun, The Raid, You’re Next and The Blair Witch Project. | Read MoreHorror
We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth. - John F. Kennedy
In response to the events of September 11th, many artists chose to act in the way they knew best - through their craft. Challenged by tragedy, they drew a line of their own and offered photographs, paintings, poetry, theater and film that participate in the memory of that day. Our panelists represent those whose work will soothe and provoke, comfort and confront and forever be a part of the story--the history--of September 11th, 2001. Brian Lehrer (WNYC) moderates a panel with Lloyd Levin (Producer, United 93), David Alan Basche (actor, United 93) and Ann Hoog (Curator, September 11th Documentary Project, Library of Congress).
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Raised in a sheltered village, young Lila yearns
for a life devoted to Hindu worship, like that of
her devadasi mother, but she begins to encounter
worldly obstacles to her spiritual fulfillment.
Guileless, Lila agrees to model for a lowly village
boy who hopes to become a sculptor, unknowingly
endangering both of their lives under the
ever-present gaze of the villagers, especially the
village landlord’s son. | Read MoreDrama and Dance
In Bette Gordon's pioneering indie narrative about voyeurism from a female perspective, a young woman (Sandy McLeod) works as a ticket taker in a porn theater, and her curiosity leads her to shadow a male patron. This film features an unparalleled collaborative team of downtown artists from the early 1980s, including composer John Lurie, cinematographer Tom DeCillo, writer Kathy Acker, photographer Nan Goldin, and actor Spalding Gray. Variety was shot on location in New York City at the now bygone landmarks of the Variety Theatre, Fulton Fish Market, and Yankee Stadium, as well as an edgier incarnation of Times Square.
Preservation by Women's Film Preservation Fund of NYWIFT. Print courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Acclaimed director Amir Naderi applies his inimitable cinematic style to Vegas, a timely and complex fable about our current economic crisis. The film takes place away from the glittering strip of mega casinos, but the greed of Sin City is just as pervasive on the desert outskirts, where an otherwise happy family is thrown into turmoil after learning of a forgotten fortune that may be buried beneath their home. | Read MoreDrama, Thriller, Comedy