- 87 min
Travelers who take a wrong turn wind up becoming the planned main course for the hungry residents of a strange little town.
37 Uses for a Dead Sheep
- 73 min
The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005 an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell their story. In a series of scenes divided into "chapters", we see revealing interviews with the Kirghiz, see exciting and entertaining reconstructions shot on film in a variety of different cinematic styles, and comic scenes of the interaction between the film crew and the community. During this process, we learn how the Pamir Kirghiz' antipathy to Communism drove them from Soviet Russia, then later from Maoist China, and finally from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to their current exile. And as the past is explored in interview and reconstruction, we see how the Pamir Kirghiz live today in modern Turkey. The film is part historical document, part ethnographical description of a unique people, part portrait of the conflict between individual and globalised culture, and part comedy about the process of film-making.
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50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
- 90 min
Set in the long hot summer of 1975, "50 Ways of Saying Fabulous" is the beguiling story of 12 year-old Billy, who is about to discover that growing up is a lot more confusing than he could have ever imagined. He is a farmer's only son who is out of step with the other boys at his school. They only want to fight and play rugby; Billy tries to be the same, but feels he was never cut out to be a farmer or a rugby player. Instead, he would rather dream about an imaginary life in outer space. In this world, a turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape and a cow's tail a head of beautiful blonde hair which transforms him into "Lana" the heroine of his favourite TV show. When Roy, arrives at Billy's school and Jamie the sexy young farm labourer comes to work on Billy's farm Billy's world is changed forever. As he learns about his sexuality, everything he knows is called into question, including his lifelong friend-ship with tomboy Louise, whose world is changing alongside his. Set in New Zealand's stunning Central Otago landscape, "50 Ways of Saying Fabulous" carries the audience along with Billy as he embarks on life as teenager.
666: The Child
- 80 min
After a plane crash where a boy is the only survival, the famous anchor Erika Lawson convinces her husband and cameraman Scott to adopt the child. They bring Donald home and Scott's father Big Jake offers to take care of him while the couple works. However, after a series of bizarre accidents that culminates with the death of Jake, the nanny Lucy Fir comes to the Lawson's home to work. However, Lucy is actually a follower of the Anti-Christ and together with Donald, they bring more tragedies to the Lawson's family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A 78-as szent Johannája
- 24 min
Joan is a member of a group of volunteers. She participates in staged accidents. Her kindness is impossible. She is perhaps Joan of Arc. The first scene of an opera triptych.
A Belly Full of Dreams
- 90 min
"A Belly full of Dreams" is about Ramu, a boy of 9 had a simple dream of going to school. As with everything in his life, he invested the dream in the belly of the puppet Narrator Know-it-all. Know-it-all, knowing it all, realized that the dream would lie wasted if he didn't talk about it and so began the fable of Ramu - a rag picker who carries the burden of supporting a lazy father, a sickly mother and a life not facilitating his immediate fundamental right - EDUCATION! As the narrative alternates between the puppet world and the real world, we follow Ramu in his travails, exploring both his physical and emotional journeys as he confronts a corrupt system that is threatening to destroy the Nation. Bruised and battered he struggled, but never gave up-his will so strong that it broke the universe from its slumber. The universe conspired to help and sends forth a tooth fairy; to unleash her magic, to set right a broken System and to revive the sagging Belly of the puppet Know-it-all. A magic so beautiful, that it made true the little boy's dream. Written by Prakash Kovelamudi
A Dirty Carnival
- 141 min
The story of a poor young man's rise through the ranks of a mob family.
- 105 min
"A Prairie Home Companion" is a fictionalized account of Garrison Keillor's award-winning show, which currently runs on more than 558 public radio stations. The film follows the show's cast of characters preparing for the final live broadcast on the eve of being shut down after 30 years. As passions erupt, secrets emerge and a mysterious stranger lurks in the shadows, the vigilant stage manager must hold it all together since the "show must go on."
A Terrifying Message from Al Gore
- 1 min
Al Gore attempts to promote his film, An Inconvenient Truth.
a/k/a Tommy Chong
- 84 min
The United States Government versus Thomas B. Kin Chong, a/k/a Tommy Chong, the bandana-clad half of stoner comedy duo Cheech & Chong. In 2003 Chong was charged with selling bongs over the internet and sentenced to nine months in federal prison. As part of the government's $12 million drug paraphernalia sting operation, "Operation Pipe Dreams," Chong, a vocal opponent of Bush's handling of the War on Terror, was singled out among 55 defendants to serve time. Filmmaker Josh Gilbert captures the post-prison, avuncular Chong as he turns his arrest-by-SWAT-team into hilarious stand-up material. But our laughs are seasoned by the recognition of our government's questionable priorities and its shameless use of the judicial system to scapegoat a counterculture icon.