In this charming culinary comedy, Gregor is a distinguished chef who specializes in aphrodisiac dishes but can't seem to work his sensual magic on women. When the portly chef meets the delectable but married Eve, he gets a taste of true love. But can their shared gastronomical passions turn into something more substantial? | Read MoreDrama
Winner, Best Actress Award (Eileen Walsh). Taking a frank look at the slow disintegration of a marriage during the week before a couple's 10th anniversary, Recks catapults an intimate story from O'Brien's award-winning play onto the big screen while only enhancing its emotional impact.
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"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
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
Dee Dee Ricks was living her dream—she had a successful business, two beautiful kids, and a whirlwind social life. Then, at age 39, breast cancer changed her world. Director Perri Peltz candidly tracks the emotional rebirth of a survivor determined to help make life easier for less fortunate cancer patients even as she undergoes her own grueling treatment.
After the Movie: Join Dee Dee Ricks, producer Lisa Cohen, president and founder of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention Harold P. Freeman M.D., and other public health advocates as they discuss the critical issue of breast cancer treatment for the poor and uninsured. Moderated by the film's director, Perri Peltz.. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
A rhythmic cocktail of European and Arabic traditions, chaabi music was the heart and soul of cosmopolitan Algiers in the 1940s, but the war of independence with France tore apart the peaceful Muslim and Jewish communities that came together to play this unique music. A group of over-the-hill but still fiery musicians reunites after five decades apart in this spirited, gorgeously shot documentary about music's power to transcend cultural boundaries. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
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
Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains in the spotlight at eighty-seven years old. Join the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage in this revealing documentary. With interviews from Tina Fey, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me blends rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité to reach beyond Stritch’s brassy exterior, revealing a multi-dimensional portrait of a complex woman and an inspiring artist. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Documentary, Music
This pensive, artfully crafted drama by 2004 TFF Best Short Winner Grossman explores the twisted symbiosis between two American brothers-one domineering and nihilistic, the other guileless and introspective-as they binge on drink, drugs, and women in exotic Thailand. Ultimately, the brothers cope with this intoxicating freedom in wildly disparate ways as the film builds towards its bloody, cathartic conclusion. | Read MoreDrama
In the spirit of Babe and Milo & Otis comes Elephant Tales, a live-action feature about two elephant brothers who set off across the African plain in search of their mother. Along the way, they encounter dangers and befriend a menagerie of wild creatures, including a thin-skinned giraffe, a flamboyant flamingo, and a headstrong chimp. Preceded by The Mantis Parable. (Ages 7+) | Read MoreDrama
Fresh from its Golden Bear win at Berlin, and one of Brazil's most controversial films, Elite Squad is a searing look at the corruption of the special police force in the volatile slums of Rio. As one cop desperately tries to get out, two naive recruits see if they have what it takes to get in. | Read MoreCrime and Thriller