From Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland to both real and fictionalized accounts of refugees in Sudan and Sierra Leone, horrendous stories from the world's most devastated places have become a kind of cultural cache. Can the visibility afforded by pop culture actually create change on the ground? | Read More
After a long time apart, a daughter travels with her new husband to meet her mother and her mother's gay companion at their house in upstate New York. Through a series of drunken evenings and daytime squabbles it becomes apparent that no one involved is what they seem.
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In Yamamoto, Japan, eighteen months after the Tohoku disaster, survivors left with nothing hold onto their existence through pictures found and restored from the tsunami debris. | Read MoreDrama and Documentary
A father in mourning struggles to connect with his blind daughter. Amidst her collection of recorded memories, he soon learns that the colors of grief and understanding are more vivid when glimpsed through the eyes of the blind.
Screening in Shorts Program: Moral Fibers | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
A young man and a girl are having a secret love affair. In a society that will never support such an illegal relationship, the two are faced with a serious dilemma when the bed falls as they are making love and they run the risk of being exposed. | Read MoreDrama
The Wongs are a Chinese-American family living in the suburbs of New York. After the father of the family retires, dysfunctions abound between him, his wife, and their three daughters. Touching and funny, Red Doors is a family dramedy to which everyone can relate. In English and Mandarin. | Read More
On a busy summer day, Antoine (Jean-Pierre Darrousin, onscreen in nearly every shot) and his wife Helene (Carole Bouquet) head for the South of France to pick up their children. En route he drinks and their bickering slowly escalates. Adapting a Simenon novel, Kahn skillfully combines absurdity, comedy, and menace to portray a marriage whose insurance is about to be cancelled. | Read More
France’s Bordeaux region has long commanded respect for its coveted wine, but shifts in the global marketplace mean that a new, voracious consumer base in China is buying up this finite product. Bordeaux both struggles with and courts the spike in demand, sending prices skyrocketing. Narrated by Russell Crowe, Red Obsession is a fascinating look at our changing international economy and how an obsession in Shanghai affects the most illustrious vineyards in France. | Read MoreDocumentary