This Russian sword-and-sorcery cum horror film sets the the Warriors of Light against the Warriors of Darkness and is based on a trilogy of novels by Sergei Lukyanenko. At home, the film smashed Russian box-office records, and its U.S. distributors are talking about "the new Peter Jackson".
A Fox Searchlight release. | Read More
When three friends go hiking, jealousies, sexual tensions and strained relationships come to a head, turning what should have been a peaceful camping adventure into a terror trip. As collective paranoia reaches fever pitch it becomes clear that there is a much darker force at work in their ancient eerie surroundings. Who or what is after them? And can any one of them survive a night in the woods? | Read More
After a decade of genocidal war, the two wary and cynical sides attempt to make peace, but after all the barbarity the likelihood of revenge still looms. This powerful debut feature by a skilled director with many prize-winning shorts to her credit is set in an imaginary country but real and terrible truths are its central concern. In French, Mooré, and Dioula. | Read More
This dark comedy, a key masterwork of Iranian cinema, has long remained unseen in the West. Adapted from a story in 1001 Nights and set in a popular theatre troupe, the story follows the death of an actor in a farcical accident and the brilliantly elaborated gags and misunderstandings that abound in subsequent attempts to dispose of his body.
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Between a heart attack and an ugly third divorce everything is slipping away from Dallas powerbroker Max Hagen (Tom Wilkinson). And when the soon-to-be-ex (Janine Turner) throws him out of his mansion it pushes him over the edge, but a wild night with his daughter's punk rock boyfriend (Nick Stahl) just might bring him back. Also starring Selma Blair and Frances Fisher. | Read More
On the eve of their respective open-heart surgeries, Matteo and Sonia forge a friendship through a mutual passion for mountaineering and a promise to climb together in the Dolomites, in Trentino, Italy. Will their hearts survive the challenge? Though Sonia’s husband Mark worries about his wife and feels threatened by Matteo, the two aim for the summit, opening the route to a new beginning and a second chance at life. | Read MoreDrama
When Niko went to visit his grandparents in the Philippines for the summer, he knew he would be exposed to a different culture. What he didn't expect, was to plunge headlong into an unseen world of magic and mystery. Now with the help of an exotic vampire girl and a host of other mystical creatures, he must overcome his own fears and embrace his destiny in order to save his grandparents from the forces of evil—an evil he had unwittingly unleashed. Join us for this special FREE sneak peek "work in progress" screening. Lines at BMCC begin 30 min. prior to the start of each screening. All seats are first-come, first-served. | Read MoreAnimation
A young Gestapo officer and a Catholic priest engage in a battle of wills in this thoughtfully written and superbly acted drama of ideas based on the 1945 memoirs of of Father Jean Bernard, a Luxembourg priest, who was one of almost 3,000 clergymen set to hard labor in Dachau. A Kino International release. | Read More
Suffering from scoliosis as a teenager, Audrey Mestre found freedom in the ocean. Years later, she discovered another reason to love the water: the elusive, often raucous free diver Pipin Ferreras. As Mestre follows Ferreras’s almost spiritual quest to push his limits underwater, she moves from supporter to ardent free diver to world-class competitor. Then a challenge from a rival pushes the couple to the brink of what is possible, both above and below the surface. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), ESPN, Sports, Documentary
Suffering from scoliosis as a teenager, Audrey Mestre found freedom in the ocean. Years later, she discovered another reason to love the water: the elusive, often raucous free diver Pipin Ferreras. As Mestre follows Ferreras’s almost spiritual quest to push his limits underwater, she moves from supporter to ardent free diver to world-class competitor. Then a challenge from a rival pushes the couple to the brink of what is possible, both above and below the surface.
Screening with: The Diplomat
At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany’s most famous athletes, winning six European titles, four world championships and back-to-back Olympic gold medals. Known as “the most beautiful face of socialism,” she earned unique benefits in East Germany but also constant surveillance from the Stasi, the notorious secret police force. The Diplomat chronicles Witt’s courageous fight for her future at home before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. | Read MoreSports
Santos Trinidad (José Coronado) is a dirty cop with a violent streak and a serious thirst for rum and Coke. During a drunken binge, he murders three people in a bar. A witness escapes from the building before Santos can catch him. | Read More
More than half a million women each year die from preventable complications during pregnancy or childbirth. In her gripping directorial debut, Christy Turlington Burns shares the powerful stories of pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
In this taut thriller spiked with droll humor, Ph.D. candidate Barkley (Bryan Greenberg) is kidnapped the night before his father Eli (Alan Rickman) will receive the Nobel Prize. When Eli refuses to pay a ransom equal to the $2 million prize, secrets, betrayal and revenge collide. With Bill Pullman, Danny DeVito, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Ernie Hudson and Eliza Dushku. Presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. | Read MoreDrama, Thriller, Comedy