When her family is threatened by violent criminals, a mother and son
must reconcile the past in order to save their home. Powerful performances by
Sissy Spacek and Troy Garity highlight this potent drama, also featuring Dave Matthews
and Rebecca Romijn.
The Odd Couple takes its show on the road in this charming tale of shy Colin and blowhard Mitch, two former brothers-in-law on a vacation to Iceland to liven up their retirement years. Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz paint a lively picture of the twilight years as these two colorful characters skip from visiting lighthouses to lighting spliffs across dramatic Icelandic vistas. Abandon any skepticism you may harbor about the exciting lives of traveling septuagenarians. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships
"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton's dictum applies neatly to this compelling, satirical political drama. Ralph Fiennes stars as a soldier who switches sides to help dissident political prisoner Donald Sutherland overthrow a brutal dictator. But will power still manage to trump morality? | Read MoreDrama
When director Jonathan VanBallenberghe turned thirty-six, he realized that he had been addicted to gambling for a third of his life. To end the problem once and for all, he entered into psychotherapy and made this documentary about the experience. Lapse portrays the fractured state of mind of a person in the grip of a gambling addiction. Its narration and dialogue were recorded during VanBallenberghe’s own psychotherapy sessions. | Read MoreDocumentary
In this retelling of a classic, a financially strapped family is forced to sell their beloved collie Lassie. After traveling hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie resolves to return home. Set against stunning British landscapes, Lassie faces both human and natural dangers, but also finds help in unexpected places. With Peter O'Toole, Peter Dinklage, and Samantha Morton. (Ages 7+) | Read More
A festive account of a group of senior citizens from Elgin, Illinois who meet one Sunday each month to celebrate life, laughter, loving and dancing all in a night of live music provided by their peers. This mature group—some even in their ‘90s—are far from elderly as they party in their own version of the fountain of youth. | Read MoreDocumentary
David is, like so many 10-year-old boys, fascinated by war: he builds plastic models of all kinds of military vehicles and plays war games with his friends. Fourteen years later, in May 1994, he has established himself as a news photographer, and is traveling through war-torn Rwanda with thirty-year-old reporter Mats, documenting the genocide of the Tutsis and Hutus. The Last Dog in Rwanda is a film about the fascination of war in all stages of life, from playing wargames as a little boy to documenting real wars as an adult. | Read MoreDrama
A hot summer day in Atlanta is the setting for this exploration of the intersecting lives of a TV actress, a rock band, a lonely nobody, a young girl, and her father. As the day unfolds, a delusional bible salesman (David Carradine) and a pretentious film director (Faye Dunaway) serve as guides, revealing the true nature of these relationships. | Read More
For the last 53 years, The Last Ice Merchant Baltazar Ushca has harvested glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador, prompting this tale of cultural change and indigenous people.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary