The last tricky, funny 11 minutes on the night a Hit Man named 'Chicken Louie' Farnatelli (Tim Roth) revisits his old neighborhood to do a whack-job. But he's unexpectedly stirred by strong memories. And tonight he decides to quit. | Read More
Based on the award-winning novel by Kimberly Willis Holt, this enchanting story stars Jerry Maguire ragamuffin Jonathan Lipnicki as a 12-year-old who, over the course of one unforgettable summer, finds out his mother is leaving home, meets Zachary Beaver (the "fattest boy in the world"), and learns all about tragedy, friendship, adventure, loyalty, and faith. | Read More
Increasingly, moviegoers are looking to documentary filmmakers for the kind of investigative journalism and behind-the-scenes reporting that were once the province of the network news programs. Join us for a discussion about where we get our news…now.
Panelists: Jessica Sanders (After Innocence), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Rory Kennedy (Pandemic), Charles Lewis (The Fund for Independence in Journalism) | Read More
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
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
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
Veteran Viennese filmmaker Gustav Deutsch's World Mirror Cinema is composed of so-called "found footage" from the early days of film, and juxtaposes early-twentieth-century street scenes from Austria, Indonesia and Portugal, with scenes from actual movies that were playing in theaters in those cities at the time. | Read More
A peasant from the marshlands of southern Iraq journeys in a tiny boat up the Tigris to Baghdad, seeking medicine for his sick wife. The first feature shot in Iraq in more than a decade effectively mixes lyricism with documentary-style realism, capturing the final days of life under Saddam Hussein, whose regime confiscated five reels of this film that are now lost forever. | Read More
A stunning revival of one of the iconic characters of Japanese popular culture -- Zatoichi, the blind masseur sworn to defend the innocent. Violent showdowns ensue when Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. In Japanese auteur Kitano's first period film, stylistically choreographed swordplay mixes with a multi-layered story, creating a powerful, wild romp. | Read More