In 2004, writer/director Zachary Iscol fought as a US Marine in Al Anbar, Iraq's most violent province. Five years later, Anbar has been transformed into one of the safest, but not because the insurgency was defeated. When Zach returns, he begins to confront the awful dilemmas he faced fighting an enemy that hid among civilians. Profoundly honest, this documentary explores these dilemmas from all sides to reveal a simple but surprising truth about the nature of war and peace.
Please note: 'The Western Front' will screen as a work in progress. | Read MoreDocumentary
Charismatic Richard leads a group of devoted friends through the rituals of their final summer break together: partying on the beach, hazing younger students, hooking up. But the good times will not last forever. When jealousy leads to a senseless act, Richard’s perfect life unravels amid self-doubt, shame, grief and guilt. What Richard Did is a gripping dissection of an action and its consequences, featuring a stellar lead performance by Jack Reynor. | Read MoreDrama
The religious product market is an $8 billion a year business so it's no wonder that following the blockbuster success of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, Hollywood began to mine the Christian market with hopes that the faithful would follow. And they have. In a movement that mixes spirituality with economics, studios are embracing a future of filmmaking that includes having a little faith in faith. Academy Award winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, As Good as It Gets) Grace Hill Media President Jonathan Bock, Walden Media President Michael Flaherty (Chronicles of Narnia, Because of Winn-Dixie) and producer Ralph Winter (X-Men, Fantastic Four) join us for a discussion moderated by PBS's Kim Lawton (Religion & Ethics Newsweekly).
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Perky blonde Lola is an aspiring dancer in New York, and she's so smitten by a hunky Egyptian that when he unexpectedly heads home, she follows him. In Cairo, she discovers an even bigger passion-for belly dancing-and vows to master the art. | Read More
An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper-class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the South and her family, and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. This comedy also stars Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, and Evan Rachel Wood. | Read MoreComedy
A Greenwich Village public-school music teacher finds that he may be in over his head when he brings together more than 150 video-generation kids, their parents, and their teachers to compose, perform, and record an original piece of music about the environment. A great first documentary for precocious kids! Preceded by Sirah (18 min.). (Ages 8+) | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Iraq War veteran Herold Noel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and lives out of his car in Brooklyn. Using Noel's story as a fulcrum, this doc examines the wider issue of homeless U.S. military veterans-from Vietnam to Iraq-who have to fight tooth-and-nail to receive the benefits promised to them by their government. | Read MoreDocumentary
In this poetic documentary, stories, songs and memories from across Scotland are woven together with the richly evocative landscape of the Machars peninsula in the southwest corner of the country. Contributions from well-known Scottish voices Norman Maclean, Sheila Stewart and Margaret Bennett provide access to a rich but dying world in this first film in a series seeking to engage a new generation in the strangeness, mysticism, poeticism and absurdist humor of Scottish folklore. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music