In their first season together, the Berlin Philharmonic and new conductor Sir Simon Rattle collaborated on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. This spectacle of dance and music brought together 250 young people from 25 countries and a variety of social backgrounds. The film celebrates the children discovering their own creativity and seeing the potential in their own lives.
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This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled and reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Documentary
When she moves to Portland, Oregon, Meris does her best to fit in with her husband's clique of old high school buddies—until she gets dumped. Her life trashed, she takes a job as a candy store clerk, opening unexpected worlds into the Northwest underground punk scene and Cambodian rock. A low budget is no barrier to creativity and cinematic innovation in this black comedy of embarrassments about sticking up for yourself no matter how messy. | Read More
A surfer, New Yorker and Freedom Tower ironworker, Timmy Brennan lost everything in the Breezy Point fires during Hurricane Sandy. Through the kindness of strangers, he is given a new board and finds hope riding the same ocean that shattered his community. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
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
The River is a comedic journey to the river on a sweltering hot day with a pregnant Maria. Her loving-kindness practice is tested by work schedules, mechanical failures and complex human relationships, all conspiring against a desperately needed cooling dip. | Read MoreComedy and Relationships
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.
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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