You'll never see politics the same after this raucous documentary. Following his country's economic meltdown, acerbic Icelandic comedian Jon Gnarr launches his own political party, The Best Party. His platform? Free trips to Disneyland, more polar bears at the zoo, and refusing to work with anyone who doesn't watch The Wire. But when support for Gnarr's wacky mayoral bid surprisingly snowballs, what started out as a joke quickly captures the imagination of a nation desperate for a change. | Read MoreDocumentary
A poor Mexican-American immigrant from Los Angeles (Kuno Becker) uses his soccer talent to follow his dreams of playing professional soccer for Newcastle United in England. Goal! The Dream Begins takes audiences into the electrifying, heart-pounding action of the world's most popular sport. A Buena Vista release. (Ages 12+) | Read More
Ozzy. For four decades, the name has been synonymous not just with a singular brand of blistering heavy metal, but also with a life lived to the extreme. Made for fans and the uninitiated alike, this definitive portrait of a troubled icon—told in part through the eyes of his family (son Jack Osbourne produced)—relives Ozzy's artistic triumphs while chronicling his arduous journey to sobriety and peace. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
God's Hand is a coming-of-age story of a trio of Brooklyn-based artists immersed in the subculture of graffiti, who witness their finest mural being torn down by sanitation crews just as they are about to take photos of it for an international competition. | Read More
Ariana, Isha, Rosie, and Esme are young girls who are followed for four years as they navigate the precarious path to womanhood and, in Valadez' and Guevara-Flanagan's expert hands, breathe new life into the coming-of-age story.
Co-hosted with New York Women in Film & Television. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
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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The merchant ship Golden Venture ran aground near New York City in 1993 with 300 undocumented Chinese immigrants onboard. Many of them went to jail for up to four years, and they're still seeking permanent legal residence (i.e. green cards) today. An engrossing chronicle of immigrants and their struggles for recognition and a better life. In English and Mandarin. | Read MoreDocumentary