Filled with bitterness and a thirst for revenge, a 17-year-old boy leaves his rural Chinese village to seek out the father who abandoned him 6 years earlier. But once the boy arrives in the big city of Zigong, the long-awaited encounter with his father leads him to make a dramatic decision. In Mandarin. | Read MoreDrama
In contemporary Istanbul, the basic goodness and simplicity of Muharrem, a 45-year old single man living in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, earn him new duties with the leader of the religious sect he serves so selflessly. But soon he falls victim to the group's hidden agenda, as faith and materialism collide. In Turkish.
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After a long illness, two sisters return home to a distant father and a cruel stepmother. Dreams about their late mother awaken Su-mi the next morning. Strange things begin to happen from that moment on. Based loosely on an old Korean folk tale, Jee-woon Kim's fresh approach twists the source material into a narrative jigsaw puzzle that will leave you guessing until the end. | Read More
Who are the Kings of Leon? This energetic behind-the-scenes documentary provides some fascinating insight for fans and non-fans alike. Known now as an all-American rock-and-roll band with millions of fans around the world, the Kings of Leon remind us that they will never forget their strict Pentecostal upbringing or rough-and-tumble backcountry roots. In fact, that may just be what makes them unstoppable. | Read MoreMusic
A beautiful history professor (Leonor da Silva) and her 8-year-old daughter set off on a cruise from Lisbon to Bombay. Along the way, they talk about myths, legends, and the milestones of Mediterranean civilization. This latest cinematic parable from the 95-year-old auteur de Oliveira sparkles in its storytelling and features superb supporting turns by John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Irene Papas, and Stefania Sandrelli.
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This documentary murder mystery examines the death of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base from injuries inflicted by U.S. soldiers. In an unflinching look at the Bush administration's policy on torture, the filmmaker behind Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room takes us from a village in Afghanistan to Guantanamo and straight to the White House. In English and Pashtu.
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Teacher of the Year is a day in the life of Ethan Collins, a severely depressed, foul-mouthed elementary school teacher whose wife's recent infidelity and departure have left him questioning everything in his life.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
Equal parts competition movie and cultural examination, Team Qatar follows the first Qatari national debate team and their springy English coach as they train in Doha, London, and New York in preparation for the world championship in DC. Will this vibrant multicultural team handle the pressure and succeed on the world stage? | Read MoreFemale Director(s), ESPN, Documentary
In shell-ebration of their 25th anniversary, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will make a totally radical appearance along with their sidekick April at the Drive-In's giant pizza party and screening of their 1990 film. To welcome the Turtles, the plaza will be decorated with glow-in-the-dark manhole covers. Families can climb inside the all-new Party Wagon, a mobile treasure trove based on the original Party Van. Kids can get their faces painted Turtle-style, take pictures at the photo booth, and pick up new moves with karate demos! | Read MoreAction and Family Friendly
For over a decade, New York darlings Luna played lullabies for the indie set, but in 2004 they hung up their guitars for good. This documentary charts their bittersweet final tour as they travel around the world, down memory lane, and into the uncertain future. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
Inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe horror story, Michael Cuesta's (L.I.E., Twelve and Holding) chilling tale follows Terry (Josh Lucas), a single father whose recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor's killer before he meets a similar fate. This unsettling psychological thriller features Lena Headey, Brian Cox, and Dallas Roberts. | Read MoreCrime and Thriller
Almost 20 years ago, Chazz Palminteri wrote and starred in an Off-Broadway play based on his experiences growing up in the ’60s on the gritty streets of the Bronx. One man knew how best to bring Chazz’s remarkable story to the screen: Robert De Niro. The film, which marked De Niro’s directorial debut, follows a young man whose life is guided by two father figures, played by De Niro and Palminteri. Following the screening, De Niro and Palminteri will discuss how this powerful one-man stage show made it to the silver screen.
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