Before, he was evil and my enemy; now, he is evil and my friend. - Alec Leamas, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Wondering what side that G-Man's on? Or if she's a sparrow? We join real life agents and the ones that play them to crack the code behind the public's fascination with espionage on the big screen. | Read More
Whether it's jumping out of a helicopter hovering above the powdery slopes of Alaska's mountain ranges or trying to outrun an avalanche in the French Alps, Steep traces the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the death-defying daredevils of today. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
This poignant human drama is set against a surreal, metaphorically loaded backdrop--a Yangtze town that will soon be submerged by the Three Gorges Dam. Like the director's other films (Platform, Unknown Pleasures, The World), it's an empathetic portrait of those left behind by a modernizing society, and a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction. In Mandarin.
| Read More
Still Standing is a Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV) documentary revealing the challenges of Ms. Gertrude, a determined New Orleans homeowner and grandmother who travels regularly from temporary housing in Houston, Texas to what remains of her home.
| Read MoreDocumentary
Determined to rise through Manhattan's cutthroat literary ranks on her own, an ambitious young book editor (Sarah Michelle Gellar) hesitates to become involved with a high-powered publishing playboy (Alec Baldwin) many years her senior. Personal and professional lines slowly blur in this witty adaptation of Melissa Bank's bestselling book, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing.
| Read MoreDrama and Comedy
Guzmán Urzúa makes her feature documentary debut with The Sugar Curtain, an intimate portrayal of the singular experience shared by people of her generation-those living Cuba's utopian dream during the golden era of the revolution. It is also a lament for the end of that dream, which began to fizzle after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In Spanish.
| Read MoreFemale Director(s)