Rude's longtime association with Joe Strummer gave him insider access to the former Clash front man and his last band, the Mescaleros. Filmed shortly before Strummer's untimely death in December of 2002, the film follows the band on its final tour, blending dynamic live performances, candid interviews, and archival footage. | Read More
Photographer-turned-director Weber composes a heartfelt visual diary incorporating his various interests and obsessions: old movies, war photography, the aftermath of September 11, and his five purebred dogs. An eclectic collage of footage, including home movies of Dirk Bogarde (in which we can glimpse Luchino Visconti, Audrey Hepburn, and Ava Gardner), is tied together by Weber's voice-over. | Read More
In this delightful romance, a young American (Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia!) travels to Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, where she joins a group of volunteers who respond to strangers' letters to Juliet seeking love advice. After answering one letter dated 1957, she inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love, setting off a chain of events that will bring them both a love unlike anything they ever imagined. | Read MoreDrama
He indelibly connected to the streets, buildings, throughfares, and lives that make up the vast narrative of the city he called home. In recognition of his impact on New York City, in April 2002 Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Rudin family unveiled Lew Rudin Way at Park Avenue and 52nd Street. This 60-minute documentary, narrated by Sidney Poitier, tells the story of the man fondly knonw as "Mr. New York" by presidents, masters of industry, and regular New Yorkers alike, and his lifetime of civic and personal leadership. | Read MoreDocumentary
A tour of the Oregon State Hospital conducted to uncover the deplorable conditions there uncovers thousands of corroded copper urns containing the cremated remains of unclaimed psychiatric patients in Library of Dust.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Long Story Short program. | Read MoreDocumentary
On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esther Weary must come to terms with the realities of becoming a woman through her clueless grandfather and his pet pug. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me is a coming-of-age comedy about a young woman’s exploration of ugliness and beauty. | Read MoreComedy