Richard has been pissing people off for 50 years. A recovering alcoholic from North Dakota, he finally musters the courage to complete the eighth and ninth steps of the 12-Step Program. With a list of everyone he's wronged—from ex-wives to ex-mistresses, abandoned children to slighted pals—Richard tries to make amends. But has he really changed? Soulful folk music and rich characters bring levity and humor to an emotional story of redemption. | Read MoreDocumentary
In Director Tony Kaye’s Detachment, Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody stars as Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students. Yet Henry has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form an attachment to either students or colleagues. When a new assignment places him at a public school where a frustrated, burned-out administration has created an apathetic student body, Henry quickly becomes a role model as a teacher who actually cares about the well-being of these students. In finding an emotional connection to the students but also fellow teachers and a runaway teen, he finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world. | Read MoreDrama
In a fantastical steampunk version of ancient China, legendary sleuth Detective Dee returns from exile to help solve a series of suspicious murders on the eve of the coronation of the country's first empress. A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark, Detective Dee is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery featuring stars Andy Lau, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai. | Read MoreCrime, Action, Thriller
Vittorio de Seta (b. 1923) is credited with having made both features and documentaries that depicted the brutal industrial development, which transformed Italy in the second half of the 20th Century. This documentary will be accompanied by Martin Scorsese's presentation of several rare de Seta documentary shorts. (See also Almost a Man in Restored and Rediscovered.) | Read More
While serving six months as an unarmed military observer with the African Union in Darfur, Sudan, former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle had access no journalist was afforded. Unable to intervene, he took thousands of uncompromising photographs that documented the genocide, then resigned his post and dedicated himself to exposing the magnitude of these atrocities. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Entering the shafts pierced into a towering mountain in Bolivia where the pursuit of silver has led to the deaths of millions since the Conquistadors, miners believe they are leaving the realm of God and entering that of Satan, whose towering image they have fashioned in each mine. The harrowing journey of one of them, 14-year-old Basilio Vargas, is the focus of this unforgettable film. In Spanish.
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Meet a worm not that differen from you or me, except his head looks a lot like his tail! This hysterical journal about the daily doings and hidden world of a lovable underground dweller will delight audiences young and old. | Read MoreAnimation
You are invited to screen Alpha Cine's digital film demo reel. Learn how to transfer your digital video to 35mm film. Presenting clips transferred to 35mm film from many different formats including mini-DV, DV Cam, Digital Beta, HD 24p and S16mm and 35mm DI's.
Hosted by Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle. | Read More
Following his analysis in A Social Genocide (TFF 2004) of globalization's role in Argentina's economic disaster, this master of the social documentary takes a more optimistic stance here. By celebrating the small, daily victories of thousands of "nobodies," he shows that individual and collective acts might be able to change the world after all. | Read MoreDocumentary
A man and a small boy racing on bicycles come to an intersection. The man stops as a truck approaches, but the boy rides on. For a couple of minutes the world stands still and a jogger has the power over life and death. | Read MoreDrama