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In this drama based on actual events, an Irish nationalist (Ian Hart) and an English journalist (Linus Roache) forge an unlikely bond during four-and-a-half years of captivity together in Beirut. Eschewing political judgments, the film remains tightly focused on the interplay between the cellmates, giving this character study an uncompromising and compelling rawness. | Read More
A terminally ill boy dreams of catching the world's most beautiful butterfly, the elusive Blue Morpho. Accompanied by his mother and a renowned entomologist (compassionately portrayed by William Hurt), he heads into the Costa Rican rain forest to fulfill his quest. Breathtaking views of the equatorial flora and fauna, plus a series of stunning waterfalls, highlight this tale of redemption inspired by true events. | Read More
Two socially awkward young people from separate towns meet and begin exchanging letters. After a year, they make a date to have dinner and experience their "first time" together. Friends, relatives, and neighbors leap in to offer the couple erotic advice, providing ample comic grist for this romantic charmer, which swept the major prizes at this year's Czech Lion Awards. | Read More
Intertwined stories capture the flavor of Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood in this tale of four Puerto Rican youths dealing with issues of cultural identity, gentrification, and pride. Their individual journeys culminate during the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. An irreverent, unflinching, semiautobiographical debut feature from writer/director Torres. | Read More
Finnish cinema takes another bold step forward with this enchanting film about an elderly Nenet woman who entertains a blind girl with tales of her youth as the betrothed of Num, the holiest of holies. Beguiling visuals and winsome performances by a cast of newcomers enhance this fascinating look at a unique culture.
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Sean is a kid from the projects of East New York struggling to support his family by dealing drugs, while trying to remain a role model to his younger brother. As his relationships deteriorate and the pressures upon him intensify, Sean faces his biggest challenge: owning up to the reality of the life he has created for himself. | Read More
This character driven, cinema verité style documentary immerses us in the world of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Shot with unprecedented access at firehouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, the film captures the unique culture and unmatched dedication of "New York's Bravest" as they work, play, and step up to world events. | Read More
Is Karl Rove the first co-president of the United States? This explosive documentary, based on the book of the same title by Wayne Slater and James C. Moore, casts a critical eye on the relationship between the White House political director and President George W. Bush. | Read More
In this animated retelling of a traditional Chinese legend, a young woman disguises herself as a boy and leaves home to attend school. She meets her true love, but when the machinations of a rival student threaten to expose her, she must choose between protecting her family and being with the man she loves. | Read More
In this mosaic of contemporary South African life, six people of different racial and cultural backgrounds connect with one another at a Cape Town animal rescue shelter. The impressive cast is led by Nthati Moshesh (The Long Run), Eriq Ebouaney (Lumumba, Femme Fatale) and Nick Boraine (Promised Land, I Dreamed of Africa). | Read More