- 71 min
When Annabelle Gurwitch was fired from a play by Woody Allen, she was devasted. She started asking friends in show business if they had ever been fired and began collecting these stories and producing literary events in Los Angeles and New York. It was only the beginning of a journey that has grown into a look at what it means to be both hired and fired as an American worker in the global economy.
- 111 min
A love triangle between a CIA operative, an American journalist, and an Iraqi photographer plays out against the backdrop of the war in Iraq.
- 96 min
The story chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family patriarch, Helms Boxer (Williams), must confront his demons amidst the changing racial fabric of society and his own family.
East of Havana
- 82 min
"East of Havana" is an unflinching look at the Cuban Hip-Hop Scene and a youth movement. The film focuses on the lives and friendship of three young rappers compelled to address their generation's future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto.
- 97 min
Blacha (Robert Wieckiewicz), an ex-middleman in the criminal underground, is the key witness in an enormous Pruszkow mafia bust. As such he is kept under lock and key hidden away from the world. Intent on getting an interview with the ex-gangster is Marcin Kruk (Pawel Malaszynski), whose pregnant wife was collateral damage in a mafia car-bomb several years back with Blacha being his main suspect. Fortunately Blacha holds Marcin's journalistic work in very high regard, hence agrees to an exclusive interview in a secluded hotel in the Hel peninsula. There he retreads his criminal life...
The Moon and the Stars
- 102 min
Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.
In the Pit
- 84 min
According to Mexican legend, the devil demands one soul be offered up for every bridge built, as a guarantee for the structure's durability. In Juan Carlos Rulfo's internationally-praised documentary, this age-old adage takes on mammoth proportions. Mexico City's "Second Deck" is a major architectural undertaking, an eleven-mile elevated freeway coursing through the center of the metropolis and impacting millions of lives. Among those affected by the project are the construction workers, who have helped transform the city. Director Rulfo crafts a deeply felt film about these men, the hands, hearts and minds behind a small universe of concrete and steel.
The Donor Conspiracy
- 96 min
A couple of goofball medical students haphazardly stumble upon a kidney harvesting operation in their apartment complex. Who knew that becoming anti-heroes, extracting organs and crossing the Mafia could turn their lives into a slapstick comedy? Written by Gavin Gillette
Love Is a Four Letter Word
- 95 min
Divorce lawyers Kenton 'Ken' Rhodes (recently moved in from Chicago) and Emily Bennett have a healthy but cynical mistrust of marriage from ample professional experience. They first meet and are attracted at the wedding of Ken's buddy since college, Lawrence 'Larry' and her sister Elisabeth 'Betsy' Showalter. Then they meet again in the divorce court where Ken's wealthy, retired client Martin Harper is expected to be cleaned out over a futile quarrel by her client, Margot 'Marge', Martin's former secretary, after thirty years of marriage and pointless 'mediation'. Which of these three couples will make it? An what about the unethical conflict of interest? Written by KGF Vissers
Tchaikovsky: 'Fortune and Tragedy'