A Bloody Aria
- 115 min
On a day trip through the countryside, aspiring opera singer In-jeong flees to the woods to escape the advances of her lecherous professor and mentor, Yeong-sun. When a seemingly harmless local man offers her a ride to the bus station, In-jeong thinks she's been saved - until he insists that they stop to meet his friends, a disturbed group of country-bred thugs. In-jeong finds herself reunited with Yeong-sun and it slowly becomes clear that the pair is being held captive to participate in the gang's sadistic mind games. This film examines the power struggles that exist even at the lowest rung of society. Written by Peter Kuo
A Convenient Truth: Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil
- 52 min
There is hope! This inspirational documentary shows a city where urban solutions are not just theory, but a reality. The film shows innovations in the areas of transportation, recycling, social benefits (affordable housing), parks, and the great philosophy behind the successful leaders that transformed Curitiba in a model green city. Written by Giovanni Vaz Del Bello and Maria Terezinha Vaz
A Friend of Mine
- 84 min
Karl and Hans couldn't be more different. Karl is a young mathematician with a promising career; for Hans, friendship means sharing everything -- even Stelle, the queen of his heart.
A Man Named Pearl
- 78 min
A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar. It is a subtle and intriguing film that is certain to open hearts and minds. It offers an upbeat message that speaks to respect for both self and others, and shows what one person can achieve when he allows himself to share the full expression of his humanity.
A Touch of Spice
- 108 min
Fanis, a 40 year-old astrophysics professor, journeys back to his childhood home in Greece. In affectionate, uplifting scenes, the film shows Fanis' relationship with his beloved grandfather as his grandfather recalls the suffering he endured when he was thrown out of Turkey at an early age, and the difficulties the family faced as they adjusted to life in Greece.
Above and Beyond
- 179 min
True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.
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- 105 min
A chronicles of the epic life, times and creative genius of Robert Wilson, intimately revealing one of the most controversial, rule-breaking and downright mysterious artists of our era. The story explores the transformative power of creativity itself through the inspirational tale of a boy who grew up as a troubled and learning-disabled outsider in the American South only to become a fearless artist with a profoundly original perspective to share with the world.
Adventures Into Digital Comics
- 96 min
The film observes the events surrounding the sudden decrease of sales of comic books in the US in the early 90's, followed by the surge of webcomics on the Internet.
After This Our Exile
- 159 min
After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.
Ao Lua Ha Dong
- 142 min
The love story of Dan (a beautiful young woman) and Gu (a humpback), servants from two separate households in Ha Dong, Vietnam who have suffered most of their lives at the hands of their cruel masters. The couple flee south soon after Gu presents Dan with a wedding gift - the precious white silk dress his mother had owned (his one valuable possession), while he promises her a proper marriage someday in the future. The couple arrive in the seaside town of Hoi An and build a new life, with Dan ultimately giving birth to 4 daughters. Despite struggling through immense poverty and hardships, the family is happy and fulfilled as long as they have each other, but the horrors of the encroaching war brings tragedy and threatens to tear them apart.
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