Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt to fully understand his existence. Eloquently and passionately directed, Bastards of the Party humanizes the staggering casualties of the LA gang wars. In English.
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Based on Stephen Coates' composition of the same title, this short chronicles The Great Revolution of the British Cuckoos, who bravely took over London in three minutes. Animator Alex Budovsky is a graduate of Brooklyn College, who has made animation for music videos and commercials. | Read MoreAnimation
In the darkest days of the AIDS pandemic, two women from very different walks of life unite to take a stand. Two-time Academy Award®-winner Rob Epstein and his longtime collaborator Jeffrey Friedman, the creative forces behind The Celluloid Closet, tell the story of the extraordinary moment when Dr. Mathilde Krim and Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor launched the country’s first AIDS research foundation. The fight against HIV/AIDS would never be the same. An HBO Documentary Films release. | Read MoreDocumentary
A bubbly soufflé of a screwball romantic comedy starring the film's writer-director as Elliot Sherman, who is the classic "guy left at the altar" in old romantic movies. Elliot could miss out on his perfect match because he is so focused on the blonde bombshell who will never love him, but might marry him. Also starring Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, and Justin Theroux.
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Pedro, a gay dentist with a very active social life, agrees to take care of his 11-year-old nephew for two weeks -- but it soon becomes a more permanent arrangement. In the tradition of Kramer vs. Kramer, Albaladejo seamlessly merges dramatic situations with offbeat humor, creating a potent, heartwarming film. | Read More
Five journalists, photographer Molly Bingham, foreign correspondents Marie Colvin and Janine DiGiovanni, camerawoman Mary Rogers, and producer May Ying Welsh, share their experiences from the front lines of the most recent Iraqi-American war. This brutally graphic and honest video diary explores the challenges, sacrifices, and dangers experienced by female war reporters. In English and Arabic. A&E Indies.
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A cocky, gutsy take on the anguishing contradictions of polar opposite worlds,
this remake of the James Toback 1978 cult classic Fingers tells the story of Tom, a French urbanite caught between the crime underworld of his father and his late mother's wish for him to become a concert pianist. A Wellspring release. | Read More
The most groundbreaking act to emerge from the New York hip-hop scene of the early '90s, A Tribe Called Quest electrified a generation with its brand of jazz-infused beats and intelligent rhymes before dramatically disbanding in '98. In his directorial debut, Michael Rapaport draws from eight months of total access to uncover the history and inner workings of the Tribe. Featuring De La Soul, Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Ludacris, Beastie Boys, and more. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
A young Vietnamese (Damien Nguyen) undertakes an epic journey, traveling from Vietnam to New York to Texas in search of his father, an American soldier. Also featuring Bai Ling, Nick Nolte, and Tim Roth.
A Sony Pictures Classics release. | Read More
Ten years ago, A Beautiful Mind made Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. a household name. This stunning portrait of a brilliant but troubled man won four Academy Awards® and gave audiences an insider's look into the unique world of mathematics. On its 10th anniversary, we salute A Beautiful Mind for its powerful filmmaking, fine performances, and intriguing subject.
After the Movie: Join us for a conversation moderated by NPR's Ira Flatow featuring special guests from science and screen including A Beautiful Mind's Academy Award®-winning filmmakers—director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman—as well as well as its math consultant, Dave Bayer, author Sylvia Nasar, whose book inspired the film, and theoretical physicist and mathematician Brian Greene. Panelists will discuss the film's exploration of scientific and mathematical concepts and the challenges and rewards of portraying them on screen. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. | Read MoreDrama
Under the Taliban, Afghan women were forced to become faceless. This engrossing, optimistic film follows a group of American women who travel to Kabul, where many of them were born but forced to flee, to teach beauty skills. They end up fostering inner healing and spiritual transformation, restoring long-lost self-confidence, and learning much about themselves along the way. | Read More
Beauty Culture investigates our obsession with beauty and the influence of photographic representations on female body image and the persistent "beauty contest" of daily life.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Triptych program. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary