Single mom Lizzie (Emily Mortimer) concocts letters to her son from a make-believe father to keep him from learning the truth about her brutal ex-husband. But when 9-year-old Frankie learns his dad's ship is due to arrive, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or hatching a desperate plan.
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One of Chinas's great filmmmakers (The Blue Kite, Springtime In A Small Town) offers a rare glimpse at a culture nearly untouched by modern civilization, in the remote border area between China's Yunnan Province and Tibet. As in ancient times, all transport relies on horse caravan, and the zigzagging route offers breathtaking prospects of high mountain slopes, dense forests, deep gorges, and barren wastelands.
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What if the perfect person just appeared? Gwen, Connie, and Fran are best friends living contented lives in Manhattan. But when their friend Wanda tells them of her new boyfriend, he seems so perfect that they don't believe he exists. As they try to discover the truth, their lives -- and maybe the entire universe -- are turned upside down. | Read More
Set in the exotic country of South Africa, Duma tells the powerful adventure tale of an unbreakable bond of friendship between a cheetah named Duma and a courageous young boy named Xan (Alexander Michaletos). | Read More
Kazan's searing screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's Cain and Abel tale made an overnight star of James Dean and helped define the cinematic antihero. The gripping story of familial conflict is but one of the attractions, as Dean's thrilling performance and Kazan's use of oblique camera angles influenced a generation of filmmakers. The restored print is presented in conjunction with the Actor's Studios year-long celebration of Kazan's career.
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Cultures collide when a no-nonsense black English teacher (James McDaniel) reluctantly agrees to coach the girls' basketball team at an American Indian high school in rural Utah. Can the motley squad rally together to break its losing streak, or will too much diversity drive it apart? Eyre's idiosyncratic hand makes this one of the freshest "feel-good" sports films in recent memory. | Read More
An enthralling portrait of Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. Combining the on-stage performance from her Tony Award-winning one-woman show with behind-the-scenes footage of Ms. Stritch at liberty in the world, the film chronicles the venerable entertainer's tumultuous life. | Read More
As documentaries continue to gain a higher profile at the box office, what effect will theatrical distribution have on the subjects and stories of documentary film?
Confirmed Moderator: Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly)
Panelists: Micah Green (Cinetic Media), Billy Campbell (Discovery Networks), Fenton Bailey (Inside Deep Throat), Dana Brown (Step Into Liquid) | Read More
How do you make a multi-million dollar movie using thousand dollar editing software? Legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch joins us to discuss the making of Cold Mountain using Apple's Final Cut Pro. Murch will screen clips, discuss his approach, and share his creative tools. He'll be joined by Charles Koppelman author of Behind the Seen, a recent book about Murch.
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A compelling chronicle of renowned tenor Neil Shicoff and his journey to revive Halévy's 1835 La Juive seven decades after it was banned by the Nazis. The opera's timeless themes of intolerance and fanaticism take on new meaning through the interplay of current affairs and live performance, interspersed with a music video by legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet. | Read More