Same Sex America personifies the ramifications of Massachusetts' decision to sanction gay marriage by following seven gay and lesbian couples through their painstaking journey to the altar, which ends dramatically at that state's constitutional convention. A defining tribute to the gay and lesbian struggle for equal rights. | Read MoreDocumentary
With only a rake and a stick the Sand Dancer draws people from all over the world to watch him create his masterpieces. Nobody knows what time he will be there -- they sometimes have to wait for weeks before he emerges -- but when he does it's always worth the wait. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
Using audio, photography, text and video, Sandy Storyline is an ever-growing documentary narrative as community members and volunteers offer their accounts of the storm and the efforts to recover and rebuild local neighborhoods. The project forges a new type of media in time of crisis, one that is participatory, interactive and designed for community empowerment. | Read MoreTransmedia
In a desolate castle in the South Pole lurks Santastein, keeper of an industrial shop of horrors. Animation and live-action producer Peter Wallach brings this demented and sexually-repressed Santa to life using both humor and horror. | Read MoreAnimation
A naive young boy believes he is living in his favorite video game "Satan's Little Helper." But, as he assists the dark master on Halloween, he is unknowingly helping the town's serial killer -- who is dressed up like Satan. Cult fave Lieberman crafts a scarily funny black satire that finely transitions a subtle critique of pop culture and the nuclear family into a gory screamfest. | Read More
This romantic fable has all the eccentric charm of Amelie, though with a harder New York edge. It even has its own presiding Audrey Tautou-like gamine in Stephanie Szostak, a winsome French model-actress who plays Ro, who falls in love with the stranger she follows on a midtown street. | Read More
Saturday Night Live has been a New York icon for decades, but few have witnessed what it actually takes to pull off an episode. Actor/director James Franco settles confidently behind the camera and into corners of cubicles and conference rooms to bring unprecedented access to the cast's vigorous marathon of comedy creation. With John Malkovich hosting the episode, Franco sculpts an intimate look at the making of one hilarious episode of SNL.
After the Movie: Join James Franco and cast members of SNLfor a lively conversation. Moderated by Dave Karger, Senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show.
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A daring dramatization of the disintegrating psyche of '60s socialite Barbara Baekeland, Savage Grace brilliantly showcases Julianne Moore at her most haunting. Insulated by wealth and abandoned by her husband, Baekeland falls into tragic dysfunction with her adoring son. | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
An improbable witness experiences New York City from atop the Empire State Building during a time of extraordinary change. Day to night, light to dark, the pathos of the American spirit is explored through a historic event. | Read MoreAnimation
Science-fiction films are overwhelmingly made by guys who grew up as sci-fi movie fans. In this doc the likes of Peter Jackson, John Landis, and Stephen Sommers not only discuss their childhood memories of King Kong and War of the Worlds, but also of Famous Monsters Magazine, which impacted all of their adult cinematic endeavors. | Read MoreDocumentary
Fashion may look glamorous, but it is a grueling business, particularly for young designers. To finance the next generation of designers, Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America established the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. In following four up-and-coming designers during the contest's first year The Fund offers an extraordinary look at what it takes to make it in the fashion world. | Read More
Rodriguez was the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Despite critical praise, his albums bombed in the U.S., and he faded into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. But when a bootleg copy of his antiestablishment rock made its way to apartheid South Africa, he was an instant hit. Years later, two intrepid fans investigate whatever happened to the mysterious rocker, setting off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music