Ten-year-old Viv is spending Easter Sunday the way she spends every Sunday—working with her dad on his boat while he gives whale-watching tours. While he’s on the upper deck leading the tour, Viv tends to the injured pelican that she and her father cared for at the research center. But a surprise visit from her estranged mother leads Viv to create a darkly symbolic way to mark the day. | Read More
"The King of the Bs," Edgar G. Ulmer was one of the first independent filmmakers, shooting movies in six days for a fraction of the cost of a studio feature. This documentary searches for an understanding of the mysterious and oft-forgotten man behind some of the most classic noir, horror, and sci-fi films in history. Preceding a screening of an archival print of Ulmer's low-budget classic Detour. | Read More
Sergio Vieira de Mello spent his life helping refugees in Rwanda, East Timor and Cambodia. On August 19, 2003, the United Nations Special Envoy was killed by car bomb. Through interviews with Kofi Annan, Richard Holbrooke, and others. Presented in conjuction with the UN, along with the first steps, a UN-produced short film about childhood polio. In English and French
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Ray travels to Chiangmai, Thailand on a mission to become a Buddhist monk. One day during his preparation days before the ceremony, two street kids steal his bag in an Internet cafe. Ray’s attempt to retrieve his the bag leads him to a discovery of the true meaning of life and what it really means to become enlightened. | Read MoreDrama
Taylor Mead, film icon and former Andy Warhol superstar who lives in a monumentally cluttered apartment, is now a septuagenarian whose career ranges from playing Tarzan in one of Warhol's movies to the role of "Man at Party" in Midnight Cowboy to "Taylor" in Jim Jarmusch's recent Coffee and Cigarettes.
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Something is fishy about Exhibit 42. Rule one at any art gallery is “Do Not Touch The Artwork,” but when curious Myles comes face to fin with a certain irresistibly tantalizing installation piece, trouble is on the way. | Read More
John is a young, single, cocky New Yorker. In the train on his way to a business meeting he crosses paths with a beautiful and bewitching woman. She is an icon of male fantasy and John falls under her spell. But his unexpected journey has just begun. | Read More
In Medium Cool, Haskell Wexler mixed fiction with documentary footage when he had actors emote on location in Chicago while real violence swirled around them at the '68 Democratic convention. This time, director Weintrob put his actors on Manhattan streets while the demonstrators and police surrounded them at last summer's Republican convention. | Read More
This experimental short film, which pays homage to the iconic filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, examines the delicate balance of life and nature through dreamlike images and sequences. The film contains no dialogue but weaves a complex narrative about life, death, space, relationship, and the environment. | Read More
The dilemma of those who live in Rio's slums and struggle to overcome unbelievable poverty and gang violence seems even more painful since their favelas overlook one of the world's most beautiful beaches. This electrifying film depicts the journey of one remarkable individual who emerged from the favelas to create the nonviolent flowering of Afro-Brazilian culture known as Afro-reggae.
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After her son (Anton Yelchin) has a brush with the law, a New York massage therapist (Diane Lane) relocates her small family to the estate of an eccentric millionaire (Donald Sutherland) for the summer. At first, the mother and boy revel in experiencing "how the other half lives," but an act of violence quickly turns the bucolic compound from a safe haven into dangerous territory.
A Lions Gate Films release.
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Carla, a spirited, eleven year old girl is determined to experience her first kiss before she turns twelve in just a few weeks. She has everything planned out with David, a classmate, and her crush. Everything seems to be going according to plan, until she runs into Tom, a punky kid from school who loves to give Carla a hard time. | Read More
In the forbidden garden of their rich Uncle Albert (Kenneth Branagh, the five Butterworth children find "It" (Eddy Izzard's voice) - an 8000-year-old, opinionated, wildly funny, sand-fairy, who can grant any wish. After wishing for toys and magically done chores, the kids realize there may be more serious things to wish for. Ages (6+) | Read More