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SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 73 minutes
  • Directed By: Ian Cheney
  • Country: USA
There are 50 thousand Chinese restaurants in the U.S., yet one dish in particular has conquered the American culinary landscape with a force befitting its military moniker: General Tso’s Chicken. Who was General Tso and how did this dish become so ubiquitous? Ian Cheney’s delightfully insightful documentary charts the history of Chinese Americans through the surprising origins of this sticky, sweet, just-spicyenough dish that we have adopted as our own. | Read More
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SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul
  • Country: U.K. and Sweden
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 More
Documentary and Music
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SEARCHING FOR THE WRONG-EYED JESUS

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Country: USA and U.K.
Douglas' travelogue through the modern South has a mythical, philosophical tone reminiscent of Jim Jarmusch and Richard Linklater. Sublime cinematography and a soundtrack of macabre Americana immerse us in a world of fiery ministers and hard-luck barflies, where fact is important but feeling is king. Featuring an acoustic performance by on-screen tour guide Jim White (before first screening only). | Read More
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SECOND DAY

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 38 minutes
  • Country: USA
The Second Day is a touching and inspirational documentary film about the students and educators at Ground Zero area schools who experienced first-hand the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in New York City. Directed by 14-year-old filmmaker Brook Peters, then a member the kindergarten class at P.S. 150 Tribeca Learning Center, the documentary continues to shed emotional light on the manic moments of that fateful September morning via Brook's interviews with fellow classmates, students, teachers, faculty, firefighters, and counselors. This special FREE screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Lines at BMCC begin 30 min. prior to the start of each screening. All seats are first-come, first-served. | Read More
Documentary
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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 More
Documentary and Music
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Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. | Read More
Crime and Thriller
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SECOND PLACE HEINEKEN AWARD WINNER - DOCUMENTARY

  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
The second place winner of the Heineken Audience Award - Documentary is Cutie and the Boxer.

Once a rising star in the ’70s New York art scene, eighty-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara is prepping for his latest show, hoping to jumpstart his career. His wife and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations depicting their chaotic forty-year marriage. Zachary Heinzerling's wonderfully candid debut captures two not-always-happy lives united by a dedication to art. It becomes a touching portrait on the eternal themes of love and sacrifice. | Read More
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