A harrowing portrait exploring the lives of three teens educated at the Island Academy, a high school program for incarcerated youth at Rikers Island prison. A riveting journey, these former drug runners and armed robbers attend poetry classes and more, all hoping to graduate into a new life. | Read MoreDocumentary
This compelling bio-pic reveals the true story of Rikidozan, the "Father of Japanese Wrestling." Rikidozan introduced American style wrestling to Japan and became a symbol of iconic heroism after World War II by continuously defeating the Americans in the ring with his famous "karate chop"-while concealing his Korean heritage. | Read More
Reporter Sadie Blake (Lucy Liu) awakens in a morgue and realizes she is no longer human. Trying to resist the thirst for blood, she vows to hunt down the sect responsible for her situation, and kill the vampire that changed her. Chock full of action, this slayer flick is sure to thrill. With Michael Chiklis. A Destination Films/Samuel Goldwyn Release. | Read MoreDrama, Crime, Horror, Thriller
A not-to-be-missed screening of a recent restoration, which returns one of the most memorable and lovely color films of all time to its original glow. A group of English colonials on the banks of the Ganges gradually succumb to India's eternal perspectives. Renoir's images flow with the same languor as the metaphorical river. In English. | Read MoreDrama
Award-winning photographer and music video director LaChapelle captures the heart-pounding world of krumping, a team dance sport that originated in South Central Los Angeles and offers kids not only a way to physically express themselves, but an alternative community to gangs and drugs.
A Lions Gate release. | Read More
Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross's docu-drama scathingly debunks the myths peddled by the U.S. about prisoners at its quasi-legal detention centers. In the film, three British citizens of Pakistani descent travel to Afghanistan on an aid mission, but are soon rounded up by U.S. forces and sent to Guantanamo Bay, where they are subjected to all manner of atrocities. A Roadside Attractions release. | Read MoreDrama
Loath to take over the family hair-oil business, young Vishnu jumps at the chance to drive his uncle's beat-up Chevy truck across India to its new owner. The young runaway, wandering old entertainer, and beautiful woman he picks up along the way make for a magical journey that will change Vishnu's life. With the sumptuous landscape of India as his canvas, director Dev Benegal paints a delightfully original road movie. | Read More
For 20 years, Jimmy (Ron Eldard) lived his rock-and-roll fantasy as a roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, but the glory days are gone, and Jimmy just got the boot. Returning to his childhood home in Queens, he finds his mom teetering toward dementia and his high school crush (Jill Hennessy) married to his still-nettling childhood rival (Bobby Cannavale). Building a future means confronting the relationships of the past in this heartfelt coming-of-middle-age tale. | Read MoreDrama and Music
Abbas Kiarostami has recently been exhibiting his black-and-white landscape photographs at venues around the world, and Roads of Kiarostami is both a companion piece to these exhibits and an extension of them. Static shots of the photos alternate with footage of Kiarostami's car winding through mountain roads, as the Iranian filmmaker muses in voice-over on the significance of the journey and the path in his own work and in Persian literature. | Read MoreDocumentary
An inside look at what it took to bring the Wu-Tang Clan together for their final performance at the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop festival. From dealing with the riotous crowds, to getting now deceased Ol' Dirty Bastard out of his hotel room, Rock the Bells showcases both the legendary hip-hop group and the concert promoter who brought the group together one last time. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Teenager Josh Sendler is a basketball player from the lush cornfields of Indiana whose knowledge of race, prejudice, and friendship are tested when he is relocated to the tough, urban streets of Newark. He befriends basketball phenom Antwon Jackson, and the two team up to make a run for the high school state championship.
| Read More
Two pathologically shy neurotics connect through a love of chocolate in this delectably witty romantic comedy. For Angelique and Jean-René, the social world is one big emotional minefield best avoided. She's a reclusive candymaker looking for a job, and he runs a chocolate factory in dire need of her savant-like skill. Fate may bring them together, but they'll need to overcome their common fears to find fairy-tale love. | Read MoreRomantic Comedy
When a young, idealistic military investigator confronts an elite soldier with accusations of unnecessary violence against a Palestinian man in the Occupied Territories, her quest for justice ends up having far-reaching consequences. Director Sharon Bar-Ziv's feature debut is a gritty minimalist drama that provides a raw, direct look at the psyche of contemporary Israeli culture as shaped by the effects of the ongoing conflict. | Read MoreDrama