- 118 min
A Peruvian schoolteacher conspires with a journalist to assassinate the official responsible for her fiancé's murder.
- 80 min
A troubadour returns home to scratch out a living in Mexico after years of trying to get ahead in San Francisco.
Return to Rajapur
- 97 min
Directed by first time writer/director Nanda Anand, "Return to Rajapur" is a rich drama set in the sand-swept terrains of Rajapur, a desert city in Northern India, ripe with centuries-old castles, eclectic desert camps, and vibrant Indian culture. A romance of great sweeping scope in the style of Merchant/Ivory, Jeffrey Lyons calls "Return to Rajapur", "Deeply moving and absorbing...an intense, dramatic love story...intelligently directed and a remarkable achievement for a first time screenwriter/director."
As the Call, So the Echo
- 71 min
AS THE CALL, SO THE ECHO tells the story of an American surgeon who volunteers in a poverty stricken hospital in central Vietnam. When a woman with a deadly cancer is presented to him, he must struggle to save her life, fighting to overcome a language barrier, limited equipment, and his deepest fears. Written by Keir Moreano
Ralphie May: Girth of a Nation
- 60 min
'Girth of a Nation' combines the familiar elements of hip-hop and topical humor with a dash of Southern down-home flavor that has made Ralphie May one of the most popular comedians in America.
- 81 min
As a child, Lenore was tormented by nightmares and obsessed with the dark poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. As the lead singer in a Los Angeles band, the adult Lenore (Jillian Swanson) finds herself, friends and colleagues haunted by a murderer from beyond the grave. Only in her dreams -- in which she's visited by Poe's ghost -- will Lenore find the key to defeat her supernatural stalker and finally escape the spirits battling for her soul.
- 82 min
The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart of democracy. The film the Diebold corporation doesn't want you to see, this revelatory journey follows tenacious Seattle grandmother Bev Harris and her band of extraordinary citizen-activists as they set out to ask one simple question: How does America count its votes? From Florida and California to Ohio and Washington State, filmmakers Simon Ardizzone, Robert Cohens, and Russell Michaels starkly reveal a broken system riddled with secrecy, incompetent election officials, and electronic voting machines that can be programmed to steal elections. Equipped only with a powerful sense of righteous outrage, the activists take on voting machine industry, exposing alarming security holes in the America's trusted voting machines. They even go dumpster diving at a county election official's office in Florida, uncovering incendiary evidence of miscounted votes. But proving our votes can be stolen without a trace culminates in a duel between the Diebold voting machines and a computer hacker from Finland--with America's democracy at stake. HACKING DEMOCRACY takes a nonpartisan, clear-eyed look at the secrecy, cronyism, and incompetence of elections in present-day America as it captures a citizen's movement intent on taking back elections--and democracy itself. "It is hard to imagine...a documentary this season that is more important to the civic life of the nation--let alone one that is so compelling and ultimately moving" (Baltimore Sun).
- 98 min
Fat German star restaurant chef Gregor show romantic interest in waitress Eden Drebb. She's happily married to hunky Xaver Drebb, but feels romantically neglected. Gregor's deserts seduce her, first trough her brat daughter Leonie, to spend time with him and his fabulous dishes. That soon becomes a rather platonic affair, and domestic troubles. Xaver decides to exact revenge on Gregor, with tragic results. Written by KGF Vissers
- 188 min
J.P. Dutta's adaption of the Urdu novel "Umrao Jan Ada" by Mirza Haadi Ruswa (1905).
The Beautiful Beast
- 110 min
La Belle Bête is a powerful study of the conflict between beauty and ugliness, hate and love. The story revolves around three main characters. At the center, Patrice, a beautiful but mindless youth stands gazing at his image in the water. Around him move his ugly sister Isabelle-Marie, and his frivolous mother Louise, the first lost in love and hate for her brother's beauty, the second seeing it as an adornment for herself. Into this small, obsessed universe come a blind boy and an elegant fop from the outside world. At once, the pattern breaks and events move forward into a terrifying denouement.
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