Told using Mexico's 200 year-old beautiful tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States. The film uncovers the dangers and tragedy of drug smuggling and illegal immigration.
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Totally Personal creates a historical document both droll and touching out of Begovic and his family's memories, meditations, and observations. The history begins in the communist era, continues through the war that ravaged the former Yougoslavia and into today's post-war period.
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Evelyn Glennie was an 8-year-old with a knack for music when she started going deaf and doctors told her she would not be able to pursue music. Touch the Sound demonstrates just how wrong they were. Making music everywhere she goes, Glennie, often accompanied by the great Fred Frith, creates joyful percussion out of everything from drums to chopsticks to stiletto heels. A Shadow Distribution release. | Read More
In this intimately mesmerizing portrait of groundbreaking choreographer Mathilde Monnier, Denis captures her subject through a series of discussions on dance theories, intercut with footage of Monnier rehearsing with her ensemble and dancing alone. Features songs by P.J. Harvey.
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In this emotional comedy, a pre-operative transsexual woman (Felicity Huffman) and an adolescent male hustler take a road trip from New York City to Los Angeles after the woman bails him out of jail. The two embark on an unexpected journey, but she fails to divulge her secret…that she is his biological father. | Read More
One of the unsung heroes of avant-garde and documentary filmmaking, Hammid, who died last year, is best known for his collaboration with his one-time wife Maya Deren on experimental films such as Meshes of the Afternoon and his documentaries, which include films for the United Nations and a number of IMAX and other widescreen films. | Read More
The lyrical fruit of filmmaker Heather Rae's 13-year quest to capture the revolutionary life and groundbreaking art of Native American poet John Trudell, this documentary chronicles his transformation from American Indian activist to spoken-word-artist-musician. Featuring interviews with Trudell collaborators Robert Redford, Sam Shephard, and Bonnie Raitt. | Read MoreDocumentary
Part one of this painterly eight-hour, three-film epic, The Moab Story tells of the childhood and young adult life of Tulse Luper, writer and perpetual prisoner, who, in the course of his adventures, fills 92 suitcases with various objects and artifacts. This installment finds young Luper in South Wales and Moab, Utah. In English. | Read More
Tulse Luper's picaresque adventures continue in France and Belgium, in the movie business and in a chateau prison run by the Nazis. The trilogy showcases the director's well-known fascination with stately pans across complex shots, split screens and other multimedia devices. In English. | Read More
In part three, Tulse arrives in Barcelona and Rome, and is on the run from a bounty hunter. Numbers have always been significant in Greenaway's movies, and the Tulse Luper trilogy is no exception. Why 92 suitcases? Ninety-two is the periodic-table number of the element uranium, and uranium is central to Tulse Luper's life. In English. | Read More
An Israeli drama with humor set in the customarily closed world of ultra-Orthodox Jews. Moshe and Malli, a married couple, are suffering through a financial crisis and so naturally they pray for help, but instead of a miracle two suspect strangers with criminal pasts appear on their doorstep. The film is reportedly the first made by members of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox community that is aimed at a general audience. | Read More
Enzo, an 18-year old, lives with his family in a suburb of Naples and undergoes a series of tribulations when he must help out after his father dies. Through his determination, he is not only able to help solve his kin's problems; they also rediscover a new sense of dignity. | Read More
A socially-conscious kid from the burbs invades a Texas hotel chain's wake-up caller room and rouses a group of conventioneers with left-wing messages. As the situation turns into a crime scene, and neither the police nor his mother can stop him, it comes down to an Ivy League admissions director to fix the problem. | Read More