In a rowdy little corner of Belfast, hapless young father Jimbo tries to protect his family from the gangster he's in debt to by robbing the local fish market… which turns out to be a front for the same gangster! On the run, Jimbo holes up in a local antique shop run by a long-lost man from his past. A colorful cast of character actors and a strong turn from Brendan Fraser light up this madcap Irish crime comedy from Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). | Read MoreCrime and Comedy
Luna takes an original approach to the world's oldest profession, eliciting comments from a wide range of its practitioners, both men and women, in many different countries. Skillfully interwoven with the apparently documentary material is a fictional tale involving familiar faces like Daryl Hannah, Denise Richards and Joaquin de Almeida. Based on a novel by Isabel Pisano, a top bestseller in Spain and Italy. | Read More
Searching for the origins of a song she'd heard as a child, the filmmaker embarks on an odyssey through the Balkans. She constantly rediscovers the song in different guises -- from love song to religious hymn to rousing march. An alternately humorous and frightening document that uncovers truths not only about a region in turmoil, but about the stubborn madness of nationalism. | Read More
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
Straitlaced optometrist Weichung is finding the typical married life difficult. Then he bumps into an old flame, setting off an unexpected array of dormant emotions. Meanwhile, his sister Mandy flees her sad sack fiancé, coping via food and the fantastical appearance of a soap opera star on her couch. Arvin Chen’s sophomore feature is a fresh and playful comedy about the odd realities of desire in a traditional society and what happens when you seek a big change. | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
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
Before his senior year of high school, Wilt Chamberlain took a summer job at Kutsher’s Country Club, a Jewish resort in the Catskills. By day, he was making $2 an hour. At night, he played on Kutsher’s basketball team, coached by its then-unknown athletic director, Red Auerbach. Mixing interviews with rarely seen archival video, this documentary captures a basketball great in a very different era, the Borscht Belt’s Dirty Dancing-styled heyday. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary
Life in the big city has always had its disquieting side, perhaps never more than in this riveting view of what some inhabitants of New York see--and what they fail to notice, as Azari weaves together a loosely-constructed narrative based on 10 choreographed, single-shot scenes in which windows play a key role. Preceded by 25 LETTERS, Grahame Weinbren's interactive project based on his one-minute films that generate the letters of the alphabet. | Read More
Christopher is preparing for one of the most important concerts of his career. He knows that he cannot make any mistake. That is why he is taking care of every single detail. | Read MoreDrama, Thriller, Music
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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