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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Israelis and Palestinians, many of whom lost loved ones in the conflict between the two sides, set aside their differences to promote grassroots, nonviolent solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Along the way, they must confront the hatred within their communities and the fear within themselves. | Read MoreDocumentary
John Hurt astounds as he revisits the role that made him a star (in 1975's The Naked Civil Servant): real-life writer, actor, and gay icon Quentin Crisp. This smart, sensitive drama—marked by Hurt's bravura handling of Crisp's razor-tongued wit—focuses on the flamboyant 72-year-old star's move to New York in 1981, and the fallout from a reckless comment about the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. A Leopardrama Film for ITV1. Executive producers are Joey Attawia, Susie Field, and James Burstall. | Read More
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
Adoring mother Mariana (talented codirector Paola Mendoza) has toted her two children from Colombia to New York to indulge her husband's whim. But when he abruptly abandons the family, she'll have to rely on her own imagination and courage—and that of her remarkable kids (breakthroughs Sebastian Villada and Laura Montana)—to survive insurmountable odds during their first summer in the United States. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Meet Ned. His live-in father-in-law is putting serious strains on Ned's marriage. He's having a hard time adjusting to raising an independent teenager. His job as a TV writer is unfulfilling, and late nights with a sexy coworker are only complicating matters…. Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino, Eddie Izzard, and Ezra Miller star in this eloquent and honest look at an everyday family dealing with life's little curveballs. | Read MoreDrama
Over the course of The New Yorker magazine cartoonists' weekly lunch, four prominent artists share their styles, inspirations, and creative processes in Every Tuesday: A Portrait of the New Yorker Cartoonists.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary
Will Ferrell gives a heartfelt and affecting performance in newcomer Dan Rush's funny and touching adaptation of the Raymond Carver short story "Why Don't You Dance?" After losing his job and his wife in the same day, Nicolas Halsey hits rock bottom and moves all his possessions, and himself, to his front yard. With the help of a lonely teenager and his pregnant neighbor (Rebecca Hall), Nick begins to dispose of old junk, mend his past, and begin a new life. | Read More
Renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh and experimental filmmaker Holly Fisher, with actress Jeanne Moreau, weave a tapestry of images shaping one woman's deepest sense of selfhood. Music by Lois V Vierk. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
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
As documentaries continue to gain a higher profile at the box office, what effect will theatrical distribution have on the subjects and stories of documentary film?
Confirmed Moderator: Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly)
Panelists: Micah Green (Cinetic Media), Billy Campbell (Discovery Networks), Fenton Bailey (Inside Deep Throat), Dana Brown (Step Into Liquid) | Read More