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Jarecki follows legendary director James Toback on the insane 12-day shoot of his recent thriller, When Will I Be Loved starring Neve Campbell. The documentary, which chronicles Toback's attempt to make his movie without a script and get it distributed, also features interviews with Woody Allen, Robert Downey, Jr., Mike Tyson, Harvey Keitel, Norman Mailer, Brooke Shields, Barry Levinson, Jim Brown, and Roger Ebert. | Read More
A pelican tries out being human, he buys a suit, gets a job as a stagehand, and even rents an apartment from a woman who's allergic to birds. He then turns into a handsome, charming man who speaks by imitation and learns to read when he makes his first friend, 10-year old Emil who isn't fooled for a second. (Ages 7+) | Read More
Inspired by the passing of his 7-year-old brother when he was 9, filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt explores the multiple-stages of the grieving process. This poetic documentary delves into the human coping mechanisms of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance that one undergoes whether they are recovering from death or divorce. Featuring interviews with experts from cemetery owners to authors on books on life after death. | Read More
A mix of interviews and archival documentary footage, The Photo of Luzmila explores the process of recollecting memory using photography. The camera serves as both catalyst and artistic tool of symbolic reparation for those in the center of Peru's two decades of violence. With the help of a photograph of their mother, the filmmakers therapeutically recall and reconcile their pasts.
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Piccadilly Jim (Sam Rockwell) is a denizen of the P.G. Wodehouse universe and an inveterate playboy who ends up pretending to be someone else pretending to be him, while his butler pretends to be his father and his father pretends to be a butler. Stylish '30s fun. Also features Tom Wilkinson, Brenda Blethyn, Frances O'Connor, Allison Janney, and Austin Pendleton. | Read More
After Saddam's fall, hundreds of thousands of Iranians rushed to cross the suddenly unguarded border with Iraq to visit the holiest shrines of Shi'ism in Karbala and Najaf. Many traveled without valid papers and others did not hesitate to beg or even lie to get to these sacred sites. Playing with Infidels (Kofar). Baham Kiarostami visits the forgotten people of Iran, the Godars or Rom (gypsies) of Indian descent whose original religion was Animism and who were forced to convert to Islam after the revolution. They have four occupations: dancing, acting, hunting, and music.
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When nine peasant women from a mountain village in southern Turkey decide to write and perform a play based on their life stories, aspects of their personalities emerge that they never knew existed. Esmer's documentary observes the creative stages leading up to the production of the play, and shows us how nine subtly but significantly different women emerge after its staging. | Read MoreDocumentary
Hailed by David Thomson and others as the most important documentary of the year, this 3-part BBC series examines the common roots of Islamic fundamentalism and neo-cons, arguing that both Osama Bin Laden and Donald Rumsfeld share a common goal - to immobilize us with fear. | Read More
This Japanese horror film was created by a director of one of the influential original Ring films. This time the malevolent maguffin is not vicious videotape, but a
mysterious newspaper that predicts deaths, beginning with the daughter of the story's protagonist. Premonition is based on a popular Japanese manga (comic book). | Read More
This documentary follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists. One recounts how the chief of religious police read the Koran before engaging in rough sex with her. | Read More