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 ...
- 15 min
Sixteen year old Ricky lives in a small fishing village with his parents. He dreams of leaving the town but is hindered by his father's expectations to follow in his footsteps. Ricky meets Telly, an older local girl who encourages him to sneak out of his house and escape into the night. Hidden by the thick fog that has descended over the village they steal Ricky's fathers fishing boat and head out into the harbour. That night, Ricky loses his virginity. They wake the next...
- 84 min
Fairfield, Idaho is never far from Dayton Miller's mind. It's where his father shot himself in the head at 33, just as Dayton's grandfather did. Now, as Dayton nears that fateful age himself, he's facing unpaid bills, an eviction notice, and the lost faith of his long-suffering girlfriend, Maddie, and their young daughter. Seeing his salvation in a quick drug deal, Dayton unwittingly sets in motion a chain of tragic events that just may fulfill his destiny after all. Torn...
The Art of Catching Lobsters
- 90 min
In this extraordinary film shot on the rugged North Cornwall coast, director Jane Darke starts recording her husband Nick's life as a fisherman, beachcomber and playwright. Already recovering from a stroke, Nick is then unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer. From that moment forward, Jane's film captures Nick's attempts to pass on knowledge and experience to his sons, and becomes in the process a profoundly moving and honest account of loss, grief and hope. The Art of Catching...
- 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...
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...
Shaun the Sheep
- 7 min
Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock - in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his pals run rings around their poor sheepdog Bitzer, as he tries to stop the Farmer finding out what's going on behind his back. Every day brings a new adventure for Shaun.
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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...
Night of the Living Jews
- 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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Hand in Hand
Muse of Fire
- 73 min
Through interviews and readings by US troops, their families, and distinguished contemporary American writers, LAWRENCE BRIDGES' MUSE OF FIRE is an exploration of the human, historical and literary value of "Operation Homecoming," a project created by the NEA to help troops and their families write about their wartime experiences.
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- 75 min
Praying in Her Own Voice
- 60 min
This powerful film documents the courageous struggle of a religious female's group called Women of the Wall movement for equality next to the wailing wall, perhaps the holiest place on earth for Jews. The story of the Women of the Wall is a test case for the deprived status of women in Israeli public life. The film is an outcry protesting religious coercion and the violent silencing of women. It's a film that raises many questions about the battle of the sexes within the...
The House on August Street
- 63 min
The untold story of my great-great aunt Beate Berger, and the "Beith Ahawah Kinderheim" she founded in 1922 in Berlin for Jewish children in need. It is the story of her courageous decision, during the early 1930s, to save "her" children from Nazi Germany, and the unique rescue operation that followed. She succeeded in bringing the children to the new "Ahawah" home she built in the Haifa Bay (then Palestine). This is a film about memory, about hope and about an amazing rescue...
- 44 min
Michael Westen, a seasoned US spy, is suddenly 'burned', i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by trusted former FBI informer Sam and his ex girlfriend Fiona. Written by KGF Vissers
Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu
After the invasion of Japan by the Brittannian Empire, the country is renamed to "Area 11". The young Lelouch... See full synopsis »
On the Line: Dissent in an Age of Terrorism
- 55 min
An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action leads us into the controversy surrounding dissent in America since 9/11 and the clash between maintaining civil liberties and security at home and abroad.
As I Lay Dying
- 10 min