Snow in Paradise is a snapshot of life on a remote, picturesque island in the South Pacific, as seen through the eyes of a young Polynesian girl. When she ventures out on her daily routine, she encounters the familiar faces of her family and the small community that she loves. Like her, they are all unaware of the devastating power that lies just beyond the ocean reef. In one moment her world will change forever. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Snowblink, inspired by a Gabriel Garcia Marquez story, portrays the honeymoon of a young French couple who are crossing the Ukraine. The couple's journey through the snow-covered steppes leads them to a face-to-face encounter with the machinery of bureaucracy. | Read More
This fun, warmhearted film for the whole family follows the adventures of 10-year-old Billy and his misfit friends as they hatch a scheme to set a Guinness World Record. Along their journey of self-discovery, the boys conquer neighborhood bullies, unite a community, and discover that the only lasting legacy is friendship. With Bobby Coleman, Josh Flitter, Ray Liotta, and Christopher Lloyd. Suitable for ages 8 and up. | Read MoreFamily Friendly
Inspired by Chris Marker's Sans Soleil, this experimental road movie celebrates being single with one woman's trip through Australia. Still photographs, pixilated moving images and voice-over narration comprise an intimate self-portrait that becomes a personal journey to overcome fear, search for contentedness and accept life's experience as the accumulation of fragments of memory. Screened in the Portraits of Women program.
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Sonia, an elderly lady, treats herself to a day at the beach. Soon she is approached by a young woman who asks her to keep an eye on her bag. Time passes and Sonia wants to go home, but there's no sign of the girl. By opening the girl's bag to have a look before she leaves, she starts longing for her younger days. She goes away, leaving behind a surprising gift for the girl. | Read MoreDrama
Stanley Kramer's (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Caine Mutiny) first film as topline producer came on a film that ironically has never screened in New York City, though many film buffs count it amongst their favorites. And for good reason: The subtle sarcasm and nimble wordplay beat Woody Allen and a legion of New York storytellers to the wry punch by decades. | Read More
Edmund Hawkins, the first and only ambidextrous animator in the entire world, dexterously tells the tale of two boys who learn the hard way that it's not safe to kick a soccer ball in the suburbs of New Jersey. | Read MoreAnimation
Solanas is one of Latin America's great militant filmmakers. On par with his classic Hour of the Furnaces, A Social Genocide is both grand cinema and a passionate plea to reflect on the devastating consequences that globalization, neo-liberal politics, and political corruption have had on once-rich Argentina. | Read More
Fred arrives at Velvet’s doorstep, suitcases in tow. He tells her that he has finally left his wife to be with her, news to Velvet since she has not seen him in years and is now friends with Fred’s recently married son. As Fred’s hopes crash to earth during a conversation brimming with passion, remorse, humor and anger, the twisted heart of a fascinating relationship is revealed. Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve star in this spirited living room drama. | Read MoreDrama
In the background of the war in Iraq is an invisible army -- one that numbers more than 30,000, yet few Americans know about it. It is an army of low-wage workers imported from South and Southeast Asia to cook food, wash laundry, and deliver fuel. Told through the eyes of three Filipino workers and their families, Someone Else's War provides an intimate look into the forces of poverty and desperation that persuade workers to risk their lives for the chance at a better life in Iraq. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Winner, Best Actors Award (Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello). A charming comedy by Shane Meadows (This Is England), built around the unlikely friendship between Tomo, who's turned 16 and fled to London from a difficult life in the Midlands, and Marek, a Polish immigrant who lives with his construction worker dad.
Following the April 26th 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 More
A Son's Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in Queens. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse. On the holiest day of the year, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define him as a Muslim, as an American, and as a son. | Read MoreDocumentary