Based on real-life journals, this intelligent retelling of an old urban legend, shot in a '70s-style B movie aesthetic, focuses on a Texas community terrified by a mysterious creature inhabiting the nearby woods. | Read MoreDrama, Horror, Thriller
Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing—what do these all have in common? The White Family. From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) comes a shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life doc about Boone County, West Virginia's most notorious and surly family. | Read MoreDocumentary
The versatile James Franco (Milk, Spider-Man) stars in the story of William Vincent, a quiet and peculiar criminal uninterested in the fruits of crime. When he falls for a gangster's (Josh Lucas) favorite call girl (Julianne Nicholson), William is forced to flee New York. But after four years in exile, William secretly returns, intent on rescuing the woman he loves from her dangerous fate. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
In 1964 a young pediatrician begins his residency at Willowbrook, only to discover that the institution's medical personnel are conducting U.S. Army-funded experiments on the children (based on true events).
Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. | Read MoreDrama
In this poignant family drama made in the tradition of Ordinary People, Jim Winters is a suburban widower in his early 40s struggling to raise two sons. While dealing with his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's delinquent behavior, he becomes increasingly attracted to his new neighbor, Molly. | Read More
Fifty years after the Supreme Court's groundbreaking civil rights decision, Brown v. Board of Education, this film looks at the unsung heroes in the struggle for desegregation in America. Intimate interviews, eyewitness accounts, and original footage combine to tell the stories of students, teachers, lawyers, and judges whose determination and courage forever changed the nation.
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"What's important is freeing yourself before someone else frees you," declares feisty mother of two Beatrice Kubheka. She's talking to her sons, upwardly mobile Miles and unemployed Nhlanhla. The brothers' different lives in Soweto represent Mama Kubheka's own opposing values, a conflict that ultimately calls into question the very idea of freedom and whether that idea is only possible through the sacrifice of another. Screens with Mix. | Read More
Matthew Broderick is Ben Singer, the world's most negative man. When his roommate, Ibou, falls ill, Ben is forced to host his Senegalese sister, Khadi (Sanaa Lathan). What starts as an awkward living arrangement soon turns into something more, and Ben's usual self-destructive nature gives way as he begins to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. | Read MoreDrama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
When a Jamaican family moves into a working-class South London neighborhood during the early 1960s, the white residents are horrified. But a shared love of cricket forges a bond between the father (a quietly heroic Delroy Lindo) and an 11-year-old Jewish boy who longs to make his school team. Strong performances and a positive message distinguish this sports-themed charmer. | Read More
A powerful insight into the isolation so often experienced by bereaved children. The value of this film is in the debate it is likely to generate around how children may behave in grief. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
The Woodmans are a family united in their belief that art-making is the highest form of expression and an essential way of life, but for photographer daughter Francesca, worldwide acclaim came only after a tragedy that would forever scar the family. With unrestricted access to all of Francesca's works and diaries, The Woodmans paints an incisive portrait of a family broken and then healed by its art. | Read MoreDocumentary
Tag along with Will Shortz, the legendary crossword editor of the New York Times, as he and his fellow word enthusiasts construct the newspaper's brainteasers and the annual American Crossword Tournament, which Shortz founded. Also featuring interviews with crossword-puzzle devotees Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, the Indigo Girls, and others. An IFC release. Copresented by The New York Times. | Read MoreSports and Documentary