Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her "War Witch"), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past. | Read More
A hit man is sent to a fictional war-torn Middle Eastern country where the United States is waging the first fully outsourced war. John Cusack who co-wrote and produced, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, and Sir Ben Kingsley star in this biting satire. | Read MoreComedy
It's no surprise that making a feature film in Iraq in 2003 wasn't a picnic. But this extraordinary account of the peril-filled ordeal that the director and crew of Ahlaam went through must be seen to be believed. | Read MoreDocumentary
At the forefront of popular computer hacking in the 1980s, WarGames takes on advances in national security and the vulnerabilities of new technology as the backdrop for a coming-of-age thriller starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. Almost 30 years after its release, John Badham and Lawrence Lasker's Oscar-nominated film speaks to contemporary concerns of modern-day network security, gaming technology, and hacking culture. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the TFI Sloan Film Program, now in its 11th year. | Read MoreThriller, Science Fiction, Family Friendly
Neil (Cillian Murphy) is a quirky cinephile who wishes his life were more like his favorite film noirs. Enter Violet (Lucy Liu), a real-life femme fatale who really does turn life into the movies. Sometimes love is stranger than fiction, and Neil is about to discover just how strange it can be.
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Old wounds are reopened when Peinado revisits the upper Missouri River basin in North Dakota, where his ancestors once lived. There he investigates how the massive post-war Garrison Dam project laid waste to an idyllic, self-sufficient Native American community, submerging 156,000 acres of the most fertile land in the country. | Read MoreDocumentary
Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Revisiting a childhood fairy tale of a spirit-filled island with the magic to either bless or curse a fisherman's journey, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his memories via Masoud, a real-life legend of shark fishing. His glory days long gone, Masoud relives his youth through grandiose stories told with swaggering pride and heartbreaking nostalgia. | Read MoreDocumentary
A veteran painter makes his film debut about a subject close to his heart -- the horrors endured by immigrants arriving in Europe from the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Interweaving dramatized episodes with his own paintings, news footage, and interviews, he creates a powerful cinematic elegy to the shattered dreams of those seeking nothing more than a better life. | Read More
This Felliniesque comedy follows Luciana (Stefania Sandrelli), the longtime object of three friends' affections over 30 years. The film traces her relationships with Gianni (Vittorio Gassman), Antonio (Nino Manfredi) and Nicola (Stefano Satta Flores) from the beginning of the foursome's involvement with each other during the wartime Resistance. A new restoration from Cinecitta Holding. | Read More
Though they've endured painful setbacks, including the loss of loved ones to AIDS, nothing can quell the angelic singing voices of the children in South Africa's Agape Orphanage. Told with compassion and grace, this uplifting documentary celebrates the children's indomitable spirits and musical aspirations. Includes a special appearance by Alicia Keys and Paul Simon. In Zulu and English.
| Read MoreDocumentary and Music
The Rossi family owned and operated up to seven movie theaters throughout the Upstate New York region that began with their first two: the Strand and the Paramount. This documentary is the culmination of one family's 85-year love affair with the movies and highlights the operation of a family-run business in the throes of social changes that morph an Americana summer resort into a working class town. | Read More
We Will Live Again looks at the unusual and extraordinary operations of the Cryonics Institute. Follow Ben Best and Andy Zawacki as they maintain the ninety-nine deceased human bodies stored at below-freezing temperatures in cryopreservation. Meanwhile, cryonics movement founder Robert Ettinger, long-retired from overseeing operations at the Institute, still lives nearby, self-publishing books on cryonics, awaiting the end of this life and eagerly anticipating the next. | Read MoreDocumentary