Four young strangers meet after their failed suicide attempts land each of them in the hospital on the same day. United by circumstance, they may yet discover a reason to live. This fresh, original take on city life pays tribute to the vitality and energy of the Dominican community in Washington Heights. In English and Spanish.
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This upbeat story features the crazy escapades of two teen-idol worshippers, Gabby (Daniella Monet) and Devon (Alona Tal). These best friends are also the ultimate fans of mega-boy band 5 Leo Rise (played by real band The Click Five). When they botch their high school's chance to win a free concert, the desperate pair cooks up a juicy plan. Ages 8+ T4TEENS
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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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A wildly inventive and often grotesque panoply of sordid characters and imagery, this dark comedy by the director of the acclaimed Hukkle spans three generations of men in a Hungarian family: a depraved orderly, his obese son and his taxidermist grandson. From WWII through the Communist era to the present, Taxidermia charts a history of twisted desires while pushing the boundaries of imagination. A Tartan Films U.S.A release.
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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