- 122 min
Director Michael Glawogger's epic-scale documentaries pull together grand, global themes in unexpected ways. His Megacities, which played at the Festival in 1998, deconstructed modern archetypes of Big City life; in his newest film, "Workingman's Death," he similarly deconstructs contemporary conceptions of work - by showcasing six of the most grueling and dangerous professions he could find.
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner
- 98 min
Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner ("Angels in America"; "Caroline, or Change"; "Homebody/Kabul"; co-writer, "Munich") is one of America's most prodigiously talented and politically engaged artists. In this entertaining portrait from Academy Award-winning director Freida Lee Mock ("Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision"), Kushner takes us on a trip through his life and times, from his Jewish boyhood in small-town Louisiana to his development as a writer, politically active gay man, and endlessly quotable globe-trotting force for a more literate and compassionate universe.
WWW: What a Wonderful World
- 99 min
Casablanca, a city of contrasts, modern and traditional. Kamel is a murderer for hire who receives his encrypted assignments online. After his executions, he usually calls Souad, an occasional prostitute. But the phone is always answered by her friend Kenza, traffic officer and responsible for the largest roundabout in the city. Kamel soon falls in love with that voice and begins to seek her. Meanwhile, Hicham, a computer hacker, who dreams of emigrating to Europe, is infiltrated by chance in Kamel plans ...
Yang Ban Xi
- 90 min
The story of lives inextricably linked to the Yang Ban Xi, the propaganda spectacles which replaced traditional opera during the Cultural Revolution in China.
Year Without a Santa Claus
- 120 min
Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps his rediscover the meaning of the holidays.
- 105 min
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Yes Your Honour
After spending a dozen years as an underappreciated employee of renowned and corrupt attorney Venugopal, idealistic young lawyer Ravishankar leaves to become a public prosecutor. But his first case pits him against Venugopal. Now he must adhere to his principles and fight the older attorney's dishonest tactics in order to make sure the murderer in a prominent case is brought to justice in this comic thriller from India.
- 113 min
His name is Killa. Growing up as an orphan, he had been teased so much for being a lisper that he decided not to talk at all until getting a surgery that would make him talk clearly. Living all by himself, he spends his time doing only two things; watching bullfights on TV and eating seafood. He sometimes writes poetry and spends most of his time daydreaming about becoming a matador to fight face to face with a bull. In order to earn money for the surgery, he chose to become a killer. However, he has his own rule; kill only those with scary faces or with bad manners. Everything seems fine until his boss shows him a picture. The last prey he has to kill is the one who he has never expected to kill. And there is another secret hidden behind the mysterious client of this whack jo.
Yiddish Theater: A Love Story
- 90 min
A powerful, funny, moving and important film that follows the legendary Yiddish diva Zypora Spaisman, who is considered by many the woman who has kept Yiddish Theater alive in the US. The film has the last filmed interview with Yiddish superstar Seymour Rechzeit, as well as rare footage of the Second Avenue deli, and it's owner. The film also has amazing footage of the Hebrew actors union, just before all the rare archival footage was discovered and moved out of the rotting basement. This is a masterpiece documentary with footage that will make anyone both laugh and cry in every scene. Written by Anonymous
Yo-Yo Girl Cop
- 98 min
Recruited by a clandestine police organization, "K" must stop a plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan. Armed with a hi-tech steel yo-yo, and a new name (Asamiya Saki), she must infiltrate an elite high school to find the terrorists but finds an even more sinister plan is about to unfold. Written by JMaruyama