The FishMiracleSky is a short film trilogy about childhood, specifically three significant moments in the life of a five-year-old girl. In When Fishes Cry, Kate tries to save her dream world against the reality of life. In The Miracle, Kate thinks that she can change real life with her imaginary dream world methods. In Closer to the Sky, Kate opens the gates of life. | Read More
Maureen Ackerman, a clever, coquettish housewife, starts her day like any other -- the morning crossword, tea, breakfast, after which she sees off her husband with an obligatory kiss and a wave. Then her lover shows up. After seducing her, he gives her a beautiful diamond necklace and challenges her to get it past her husband. Intrigued by both the diamonds and the dare, Maureen concocts a plan involving a pawnshop and a "lost" claim ticket. What follows is a fast game of deception and greed where the tables turn and even the best-laid plans become unraveled. | Read MoreDrama
Recess begins -- the schoolyard is flooded with kids! Ten-year-old Jeff reveals his prized cat's-eye marble in a bid to win the Universal Marble Championship. But just before his winning shot, Cricker, the schoolyard bully, grabs it and launches it to the other side of the playground, and Jeff must set off across the infamous "big-kid's area" to retrieve it. With danger at every turn, Jeff plays his way through various games in order to claim his marble, but will he return in time to win the game? | Read More
One of the first major films of the post-Stalinist thaw and a 1957 Cannes award-winner, The Forty-First's remarkable power stems largely from the stunning camerawork of Sergei Urusevsky (The Cranes Are Flying, I Am Cuba), who creates a timeless landscape of sand, water, and sky for an unexpected love story between a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer. | Read MoreDrama
A brilliant portrait of three women from former Yugoslavia-one Croat, one Serb and one Bosnian-searching for "home" in the cold, alienating light of contemporary Zurich, and coming to terms with the war that lives in each of them. In Swiss-German, German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.
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In 1979, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude proposed one of the largest public art installations in history: a "golden river" of 7,500 fabric-paneled gates in Central Park. Transcending controversy, it was finally completed in 2005. Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and long-time collaborator Antonio Ferrera chronicle the artists' 26-year commitment to transform the winter darkness of the park into a garden of light and color.
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The turn-of-the-century voyage of a poor family from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island and into America is beautifully portrayed in this visually striking, emotionally resonant narrative. Charlotte Gainsbourg portrays the young bride in this new film by N.Y.U. graduate Crialese that was Italy's Oscar submission this year. In English and French. A Miramax release.
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Woody Harrelson goes all-in to save his dead grandfather's hotel-casino from a real estate developer in this hilarious mockumentary. His master plan: to win the world's most famous high stakes tournament, the Grand Championship of Poker. Anteing up the laughs are Werner Herzog, Cheryl Hines, David Cross, Ray Romano and Dennis Farina.
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The original Green Hero! This popular 1995 claymation is re-mastered and re-edited to bring Gumby back to his band, the Clayboys, for all the action and adventure! While taking us in and out of books, from Toyland to Camelot to outer space, Gumby's optimistic personality and care for the environment shine brightly. Ages 4+
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When Lucía loses a tooth, she is consoled to know that the Hairy Tooth Fairy, Pérez, will bring money in exchange. Pérez lives happily on a boat with hundreds of other mice, but tonight he encounters danger, and Lucía and a friend must set out to save him. This fascinating adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat. Ages 10+
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Graying but determined, Mamo is a famed Kurdish musician who obtains permission to cross the Iranian border to give his first concert in Iraqi Kurdistan. But the journey poses endless challenges, especially when he tries to bring a female singer from Iran, where performances by women have been silenced since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Winner of the Golden Shell, 2006 San Sebastian Film Festival. In Kurdish and Farsi. A Strand Release.
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In an underdog comedy that never pulls a punch, an aging boxer now working as a construction worker (Adam Carolla) is convinced by a wily coach to step back into the ring after a 20-year hiatus. Though the former rising champion is well past his prime, he embarks on a rollicking quest for what he missed the first time around: a spot on the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.
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This fascinating documentary follows unordained evangelical minister Justin Fatica on his quest to save America's soul. Fatica uses his Hard As Nails Ministry to promote the gospel to all Christian faiths and reach out to the MTV generation. His gruff style and unusual methods bring salvation to some, but seem troublesome to others.
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