2007 August Movies (By Title)

View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo

    • Unrated
    • 105 min
    • Documentary

    View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo is the first documentary feature about post-war Kosovo. Through a collection of riveting eyewitness accounts, View from the Bridge tells the human story of the Kosovo crisis while revealing important lessons about the worldwide epidemic of ethnic conflict. Centered on the divided city of Mitrovica, View from the Bridge revolves around one of Kosovo's singular landmarks: Mitrovica's bridge over the Ibar River. Once a symbol of unity in a multi-ethnic society, the bridge became a flashpoint of riots and protests and now stands as a quiet symbol of intractable division. Serbians never travel south to the Albanian section of town, and Albanians, if they try to cross the bridge to the North, are greeted by a group of Serbian extremists called "The Bridge Watchers," who will surely deny them passage - or worse. The characters in View from the Bridge each highlight a different aspect of Kosovar ethnic, religious, social and economic life. The people are troubled and imperfect. But instead of force-fitting its characters into an imposed narrative structure, View From the Bridge leaves their rough edges intact and, in them, finds the powerful truth of this beautiful, yet imperfect place. Sometimes hopeful, sometimes tragic, the struggle to make peace in Kosovo opens a profound window into the human cost of the politics of hate, and reminds us that the ultimate responsibility for peace lies within us all. Written by Sirena Films

    War

    War

      • R
      • 99 min
      • Action

      After his partner Tom Lone (Terry Chen) and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, igniting a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang (John Lone) of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.

      White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

      White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

      • 100%
      • Unrated
      • 86 min
      • Documentary

      Steven Okazaki presents a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first -- and hopefully last -- uses of thermonuclear weapons in war. Featuring interviews with fourteen atomic bomb survivors - many who have never spoken publicly before - and four Americans intimately involved in the bombings, White Light/Black Rain provides a detailed exploration of the bombings and their aftermath.

      Zebraman

      Zebraman

      • 53%
      • NONE
      • 115 min
      • Comedy

      Shinichi, (Sho Aikawa) is a failure as a teacher and father. His son is bullied at school, his wife is sleeping around and his teenage daughter is a hooker. He tries to escape his mundane life by dressing up as his favorite TV superhero, "Zebraman." He goes off the deep end and starts to dangerously act out his fantasy.

      It's while wearing his homemade costume out around town one night that he runs across Crabman, a costumed bad guy who is actually a man possessed by slimy alien invaders. The two battle (flying scissors!) and Shinichi discovers that he's actually developing real live "Zebraman" superpowers, which is a good thing because the aliens that have possessed Crabman are planning to destroy the planet. Possessed schoolchildren, a mass migration of seals, a battle at the local school gym and a tiny boy in a wheelchair who teaches him a lesson about bravery are just some of the elements that make up this hilarious, hyperactive goulash.