View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo
- 105 min
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
NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
- 87 min
New York City, 1977 - It was a time when the city had fallen into decay, with too few jobs, money, police, schools, and social services. There was a city wide blackout with major looting, a serial killer on the loose, and the Bronx was burning. And yet out of the chaos emerged one of the most creative times any city has ever encountered.
The Courageous, the Forgotten
Documentarian Cynthia Underwood follows the lives of five refugee girls who were "ethnically cleansed" during the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s.
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
- 90 min
It's Flavor Flav's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.
- 116 min
A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern murders.
- 76 min
Dr. Stephen Strange embarks on a wondrous journey to the heights of a Tibetan mountain, where he seeks healing at the feet of the mysterious Ancient One. But before his wounds can mend, Strange must first let go of his painful past and awaken a gift granted to very few. The gift of magic. Empowered as the new Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange now tests his limits, rising up against monsters that push at the gates, facing the most terrifying entity humankind has ever known. Written by Marvel Entertainment
- 115 min
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.
Love for Sale
- 90 min
After two years of living in São Paulo, Hermila returns to her village in northeastern Brazil with her newborn son, anxiously awaiting the arrival of her husband. Time passes slowly and the wait becomes an even heavier burden as she begins to realize that she's been abandoned. Her distress increases as she renews a relationship with an old boyfriend before deciding that she doesn't want to relive the past. Determined to raise enough money to escape her stifling hometown, she comes up with an unlikely prize to raffle off - one conceived during her chats with newfound friend and local prostitute, Georgina. Hermila adopts the name Suely, an act that distances her from her family and her past and signals the beginning of her journey toward new, open horizons.
- 107 min
New York City. Present day. Les is a small time celebrity photographer aching to get that one great picture that will get him noticed. He meets Toby, a homeless young man with no direction except a vague desire to become an actor. Luck intervenes for Toby when he gets a chance meeting with K'Harma Leeds, the hottest pop star of the moment. Instant chemistry sparks between them, causing friction between Toby and new found friend Les.
- 91 min
"The 11th Hour" explores what it will take for humans to make a difference ecologically before it is too late. A variety of leading scientists, thinkers and leaders are interviewed in the film, including Stephen Hawking, former CIA topper James Woolsey and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev.