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Synopsis: A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject — himself. | Read More
Nadav, a 12-year old takes it upon himself to do something about the endless cycle of terrorist bombings and reprisals. He founds a peace movement consisting entirely of children, both Israeli and Palestinian. The filmmaker followed Nadav and the other children for nearly two years. | Read More
Jamal, a 10-year-old Muslim Pakistani mistakenly crosses the border between India and Pakistan, finding an unusual ally in a Hindu Brahmin, Bhola. Indian soldiers descend on Bhola's village searching for the 'terrorist' who crossed over. While Bhola's niece Rani insists they can't let a Muslim into their Hindu home. As Bhola and Rani grapple with the dangerous consequences of harboring a Pakistani coupled by the duo's deep-set prejudice against Muslims, Jamal puts his faith and hope in the power of humanity, and it's ability to unite a people separated by artificial boundaries a long time ago. Based on a true story. | Read More
Ray Liotta, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Trevor Morgan star in Gallo's wise and warm coming-of-age tale, in which a young artist seeks inspiration from an experienced painter and liberation from his father's worn-out ideas. The film, which is infused with a love of impressionist art, is loosely based on Gallo's own life. | Read More
This powerful doc chronicles Russell Simmons' quest to repeal New York State's Rockefeller Drug Laws and how it effects the convicted's families. Simmons gives it his all; from assembling a rally with celebrities like 50 Cent and Mariah Carey to help raise awareness with New York City's youth, to meeting with New York Governor George Pataki. | Read MoreDocumentary
After running into a film producer eager to invest in a new project, aspiring writers Dominic (Michael Godere ) and Raphael (Ivan Martin) need to come up with a script fast. But when Dominic’s siren of a sister (Marisa Tomei) turns up desperate for reprieve from her boyfriend (Sam Rockwell), they soon realize they’re in for more than they bargained for in this hilarious latest effort from director Adam Rapp. | Read MoreDrama, Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Friendship