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An aging Chinatown masseuse, Linda, tries to find a way to buy her 10 year-old daughter, Dee, a pair of shoes. When pressured by her client to make easy money, her vanity gets the better of her and she gives in to temptation. But as Linda finds herself falling down the slippery slope of moral compromise, Dee begins to discover the truth about what her mother does for a living. How far will Linda's greed take her, and will she be able to continue protecting Dee from the truth? | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a Jiu-jitsu teacher who has avoided the prizefighting circuit by operating a self-defense studio. An accident on a dark, rainy night changes Terry's life dramatically, introducing him to a world of promoters (Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna) and movie star Chet Frank (Tim Allen). In order to regain his honor, Terry must step into the ring for the first time in his life. A Sony Pictures Classics presentation | Read MoreDrama, Action, Sports
When a group of students heading for a rave end up at a lonely desert rest stop on a closed highway, their trip goes dangerously wrong. This sure-to-be-a-classic horror film blends slasher film elements with a smart script with many twists and turns.
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Tomek is one of the thousands of people who have just gathered for the match on Saturday evening. He is standing on the highest floor, above everyone, a faithful fan of his team. This match, however, is going to be exceptional. If his team looses, he will seek out justice himself: he will kill someone. | Read MoreDrama, Thriller, Sports
This in-depth documentary intimately tracks
Susan Sontag’s seminal, life-changing moments
through her own words, as read by Patricia
Clarkson—from her early infatuation with books
to her first experience in a gay bar, from her
first marriage to her last lover. Regarding Susan
Sontag is a nuanced investigation into the life
of a towering cultural critic and writer whose
works on photography, war, and terrorism still
resonate today. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake) returns with another spellbinding adaptation of a celebrated bestseller. Pakistan-born Changez (Riz Ahmed) turns a Princeton degree into a cushy life on Wall Street with a gorgeous girlfriend (Kate Hudson). Then the Twin Towers fall, and his American dream shatters amid interrogations and overwhelming national distrust. He soon questions his allegiances, as this thriller exposes the dangers of being a stranger in your own land. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships
On the day of his wedding, Kevin confronts his brother Landon to ask for permission to marry his ex-wife, but learns the circumstances surrounding Landon’s estrangement were far more fantastic than he had been led to believe.
Screening in Shorts Program: Totally Twisted | Read MoreDrama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Relationships
Despite his alpha-male reputation, tennis ace Dick Raskind always felt different from other guys. But it wasn't until his 40s, after getting married and having a son, that Dick was reborn as Renée Richards. Renée was still dynamite on the tennis court, but being the first transsexual player in the women's US Open would put her in a spotlight she—or her troubled son—couldn't escape. This fascinating doc is a testament to both personal and athletic perseverance. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
Why did The New York Times, a Jewish-owned newspaper, bury reports of The Holocaust during World War II? Through interviews with historians, journalists and a Holocaust survivor, this film encourages audiences to re-evaluate America’s role as “The Great Liberator.” | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary