Meet "Cowboy" Jack Clement - maverick Nashville record producer, entrepreneur, mentee of Sam Phillips, friend of Johnny Cash, failed filmmaker, and all around eccentric. This unorthodox tribute mixes footage from years of Clement's life with animation for a smashing piece of documentary filmmaking.
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In 2002, Mukhtaran Mai, a woman living in a remote Pakistani village, was publicly gang raped to atone for a crime her brother allegedly committed. Instead of killing herself, as she was expected to do, she raised an outcry that became an international cause. A powerful essay in courage. In Urdu and Sariki.
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When 15-year-old Emma lands a competitive spot on the equestrian acrobatics team, she is taken under the wing of a pretty, slightly older teammate, Cassandra. The two begin an intense relationship where the rules of the game blur as psychological stakes get higher and higher. Lisa Aschan's award-winning directorial debut explores the all-consuming world of teen female friendships through naturalistic direction, evocative imagery, and engrossing performances. | Read MoreDrama
In this documentary about the growing movement of female MCs, Toni Blackman and the Freestyle Union challenge the male dominated world of hip-hop, and in the process empower women to speak their minds during a series of freestyle workshops. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
During a long ride home from a punk show, a young boy fails to realize that sometimes incessant chatter about a girl can annoy even your closest friends. In this animated short, director Ben Levin quite literally draws from his childhood, which was spent sketching animations and listening to third-wave ska music. | Read MoreAnimation
Three buddies meet two gorgeous girls in a Parisian nightclub and count themselves lucky when the girls invite them to an isolated country house. Upon arrival, they meet a bizarre caretaker (Vincent Cassell) with a sinister smile, and it only gets freakier from there. Sheitan is sure to shock with its envelope-pushing absurdity, high-energy suspense, and first-rate bloody horror. | Read MoreHorror, Thriller, Comedy
Set against the backdrop of an L.A. rainstorm, Shelter follows four characters over the course of one night, as they grapple for meaning in a meaningless town. On the surface, a crisis counselor, a college co-ed, a barstool prophet, and a father share nothing in common, but as they drift in and out of the storm, we see the driving forces that unite them and the truth that keeps them apart. Hutton's deliciously existential short features stellar performances in an aptly bleak setting. | Read MoreDrama
An elderly, obsessive-compulsive hoarder sits contemplatively on a stretch of sand underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Along comes a young boy from the projects, whose face bears the telltale signs of physical abuse. The mere sight of the boy immerses the old man in memories of his own childhood, when he too suffered horrible abuse. Nevertheless, by the end of the film these two strangers will have changed each other's lives. | Read MoreDrama
Joe, a successful but naïve black man, quits his job and becomes a teacher. But when his "enforced education" methods get him fired, his rage towards the black community almost drives him insane. Eventually, he encounters a group of people who help him heal his broken heart and teach him to love and accept the very individuals who frustrate and hurt him the most. | Read More
Examine the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe through the stories of four experts on arms trafficking. They recount their firsthand experiences with the black market and how the illegal flow of weapons facilitates loss of life and devastation. | Read MoreDocumentary
This tasty assortment of animated shorts will leave you hungry for more. A polar bear in Hollywood has trouble going with the "floe" in The Beaufort Diaries. Love isn't what it's cracked up to be in Not Over Easy. In Year Zero a sole survivor battles the zombie apocalypse in New York City. A lonely and bitter Easter Bunny hatches a plan to steal the spotlight from Santa in Preferably Blue. Follow the lives of seemingly random characters in Just That Sort of a Day. A man's journey through grief is revealed in A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation. It's a ravishing ride through an imaginary animated landscape in Harmonium Mountain. Recommended for ages 14 and up. | Read MoreAnimation