- 114 min
A story about a young man named Johnny learning to be more aggressive and meeting the wrong family
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Out of Focus
- 60 min
Ohad Naharin is Israel's "rock star" choreographer, and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. He specializes in getting world-class dancers to move from their guts-not the mirror-by teaching them what he playfully calls "Gaga" his unique language of movement. In this dynamic close-up documentary, veteran Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann renders a candid portrait of the movement and the man through an in-depth look at Naharin's rehearsal process with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet of New York City. Heymann masterfully elicits a series of "Notes on Dance"from his subject, climaxing in a denouement reminiscent of My Dinner with André in leotards and tights. See some of the world's greatest dancers let go of everything they know as they strive to fulfill Naharin's vision, and their own deepest desires.
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The Rat Thing
- 95 min
Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a wild, get-rich-quick scheme in a last ditch attempt to solve "all of their problems". The far-fetched scheme involves one of them being bitten by a rat in a major supermarket with the fantastical hopes of winning an outrageously huge settlement.
What transpires is a perfect example of "the best laid plans of mice and men" where reality trumps delusion and, in one comic turn after another, depravity gives way to humanity.
Das Flüstern der Bäume
- 55 min
In the Andes of Southern Chile a native people refers to a tree in its name. Mapuche Pehuenche - People of the Araucaria The fruit of the tree assured their survival in this rough area for centuries. Unnoticed by civilization, they lived a life which was threatened at any time. Today, civilization also has reached their area, and therefore the Mapuche are living in times of change. The film tells the story of a family, which leaves its home like every year and moves to the forest, in order to gather the fruits. Therefor the men climb the trees, which can be as high as 30 meters (100 feet). The fruit is still the basis for their living, but nowadays the Mapuche sell great amounts of it, which provides them with a certain financial gain. In spite of all the changes they still try to stick to their culture. This becomes very obvious when looking at the interpersonal relationships in this family, which mean everything to them. From their ancestors they learned to appreciate values like love and cohesion, and they want to defend them against the new influences that they are facing today.
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- 7 min
A group of survivors wait out a monstrous attack in the safety of a suburban home. When one of their own is killed, though, he becomes the biggest threat they've faced. Looking through the monster's eyes, "After" moves from deep in the house's basement, to upstairs, and finally outside the worst place for the living to be.
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- 75 min
As I Lay Dying
- 10 min
Nina & the Mystery of the Secret Room
- 97 min
A young girl with a seemingly normal mother and father discovers a household secret that leads to some startling revelations about her family past in this tense meditation on voyeurism ...
- 96 min
- 11 min
When a virtual reality game proves too much for little Kylie, she exits but does not come out alone. This is a heart pumping sci-fi thriller featuring two little girls who find themselves fighting for their very lives in a parallel reality game that is not really a game, as far as it is concerned. They must play over their heads in order to survive and win. Written by Ramiro Hernandez