In this heartwarming comedy, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) is a high-living New Yorker whose carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she suddenly finds herself responsible for her sister's three children. She finds support in a most unusual place -- with Dan Parker (John Corbett), the handsome young pastor and principal of the kids' new school -- and must choose between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life. Also starring Joan Cusack. | Read More
In 1991, a young intruder raped 76-year-old Florence Holway in her New Hampshire farmhouse. After an unsuccessful fight to prevent her rapist's plea bargain, Holway began a crusade for victims' rights that culminated in the rewriting of New Hampshire's rape laws. The film is a testament to the power of the individual. | Read More
On a busy summer day, Antoine (Jean-Pierre Darrousin, onscreen in nearly every shot) and his wife Helene (Carole Bouquet) head for the South of France to pick up their children. En route he drinks and their bickering slowly escalates. Adapting a Simenon novel, Kahn skillfully combines absurdity, comedy, and menace to portray a marriage whose insurance is about to be cancelled. | Read More
In their first season together, the Berlin Philharmonic and new conductor Sir Simon Rattle collaborated on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. This spectacle of dance and music brought together 250 young people from 25 countries and a variety of social backgrounds. The film celebrates the children discovering their own creativity and seeing the potential in their own lives.
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Douglas' travelogue through the modern South has a mythical, philosophical tone reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch and Richard Linklater. Sublime cinematography and a soundtrack of macabre Americana immerse us in a world of fiery ministers and hard-luck barflies, where fact is important but feeling is king. Featuring an acoustic performance by on-screen tour guide Jim White (before first screening only). | Read More
One of the foundation texts of independent film, Shadows didn't just usher in a "new wave" in American cinema -- it was a new wave unto itself. Set in the world of beatnik coffee houses and jazz clubs, Cassavetes' first feature literally throws away the script, relying instead on unrehearsed actor improvisations, handheld camerawork, and stolen locations to lend a gritty authenticity to its exploration of interracial relationships in 1950's Manhattan. UCLA Film & Television Archive's new restoration funded by the Film Foundation. | Read More