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Birdlings Two is an experimental documentary about art, invention, fathers, and daughters. The filmmaker muses on her father's business career and its surprising origins at the National Film Board of Canada, where he made computer animation with Normal McLaren. | Read MoreAnimation
When the Schaffer family patriarch (Seymour Cassel) becomes ill, its members struggle to cope, while juggling their own personal problems. Oldest and steadfast daughter Susannah nurses resentment at having to put her needs of love and serenity on hold to keep the family together. While, bi-polar and youngest sister Paulie, who's married to her deadbeat high school sweetheart, decides to go off her meds. | Read MoreDrama
In a small Turkish village in the 1960's, two young boys are so in love with the movies that they fashion a makeshift projector out of a wooden box. Made on less than a shoestring budget, by a reclusive filmmaker with several accomplished shorts to his credit, this autobiographical charmer is unforgettable. | Read More
The African-American barbershop aesthetic is given a German twist in Bob’s Place, as it charts the daily happenings of Bob, his international customers, and his hair salon located near Frankfurt’s main train station. The entertaining male bonding and camaraderie that ensue are proof that the customer’s identification with their barber transcends cultures. A double winner at the 2004 Regensburg Short Film Festival: for Best Political Film and runner-up for the Audience Award. | Read More
In recent years, New York City's infamous Skid Row neighborhood has undergone massive gentrification. This film's lively use of imaginative editing, interviews, and archival footage charts this volatile process of moving from drug-infested flophouses and violent bars to million-dollar lofts and trendy restaurants. In English and Spanish. | Read More
When his mother is raped by a Serb soldier and then sent to the other side of the border late in her pregnancy, 10-year-old Alen is abandoned in the middle of the Bosnian conflict. This short explores both the tragedy of the Bosnian nation and the beauty and cruelty of its people. | Read More
A pregnant Mexican woman is determined to have her baby on American soil. In order to take advantage of immigration policy, she waits until her cervix is dilated enough to cross the border in “active labor.” To complete her journey, Maria must face the intense physical strain of childbirth and the dangerous complications of illegal border crossing. | Read MoreDrama
Across Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, dozens of wars are waged by groups attempting to overthrow their rulers. How do they form? Where do they get money and weapons? Brooklyn is the answer for one 40-year-old Kosovo immigrant who owns a roofing company in the borough and is building a guerilla army.
In English and Albanian. | Read More
Co-director Terrence Fisher's world has been traumatized by gun violence. In 2004, he watched his best friend get shot and killed by a police officer. The killing of this innocent teen outraged Bedford-Stuyvesant residents, but a grand jury ruled it simply a tragic accident and no indictment was issued against the officer. Fisher and his friends fought back by organizing protests and filming this documentary. | Read MoreDocumentary
Batan is the goalkeeper of the Zanatlije football club. Their opponent for the big game is top-ranked local rival Porijecani. The atmosphere is intense and everyone thinks any silly move on the field is a life-or-death event. But Batan, despite 10 years on the field, doesn’t find winning all that important. He’s into the great food, wine, and parties. Unfortunately for his team, the outcome of the game is in his hands. So who’s gonna win? | Read More