In this drama based on a true story, a West African refugee fights to survive in a German city that does not want him. "A tough exploration of intolerance and dislocation" (,NY Times).
Watch Gladiator get mauled by Mortal Kombat in this hypermasculine sword and sandal epic based on Frank Miller's graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae. A ripped Gerard...LEARN MORE.
Luke Perry stars as the rodeo celebrity Lane Frost. This world champion was killed in 1990 at the age of 25. In his short lifetime, Frost managed to find a successful career, fame and...LEARN MORE.
A SANGRE FRIA
In this Mexican action drama, a dedicated cop with a perfect life and family and a street thug dedicated to his hood and his crew are pitted against each other in a struggle that will endanger...LEARN MORE.
At the behest of the United Nations, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami traveled to Uganda to craft this profound and affecting documentary. Kiarostami's film tempers its...LEARN MORE.
Black Africans are capturing African tribesmen and trading them into European slavery in this historical drama set in the 17th century. Adanggaman, played by Rasmane...LEARN MORE.
A serious portrait of obsession with a comical edge, Post Coitum is a fine showcase for the directing and acting talents of Brigitte Rouan. Rouan stars as a married book...LEARN MORE.
AFTER THE RAIN
Paul Bettany leads this low-budget adaptation of a play written by the director, Ross Kettle. Bettany plays a South African soldier, whose life, along with that of his girlfriend (Loise Lombard)...LEARN MORE.
Fabio Fulco stars as Carlos Ayala, an Air Army commander and renowned member of the air acrobatic team Eagle Patrol. When Ayala discovers that a brain tumor could end his flying...LEARN MORE.
The authenticity Michael Mann and company bring to this film biography of Muhammad Ali is impressive. The extravagance of shooting at the actual locations (including Zaire)...LEARN MORE.
ALL REVVED UP
Never mind MGM Home Entertainment's deceptive cover art and a new title that try to promote this as a Gone in 60 Seconds knock-off; in reality this is a fine, character driven film with...LEARN MORE.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
America the Beautiful uses the story of the rise and fall of a young model’s budding career to examine America’s obsession with youth and beauty and the damage that occurs when women try to live up to impossible standards of physical perfection.
Darryl Roberts---USA---2007---104 mins.
Sequel to the hit comedy, Analyze This, starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. "A kind of mob vaudeville show in which there is not much difference between a whacking and...LEARN MORE.
AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
In this third installment in Mike Myers' spy spoof franchise, the secret agent from the swinging `60s chases archenemy Dr. Evil through time to rescue his father, played by none other than...LEARN MORE.
This remake of A Kiss Before Dying became quite controversial because the main star takes the role of a murderer, something rare in Hindi cinema. Baazigar is also notable for introducing a...LEARN MORE
"The most politically urgent film in the 2006 NY Film Festival combines a bracing indictment of the world financial system with a subtle glimpse at daily life in Africa" (A.O. Scott...LEARN MORE.
John Travolta is back as the immaculately polished loanshark Chili Palmer in the follow-up to Get Shorty, the 1995 Elmore Leonard adaptation that lampooned Hollywood even as it...LEARN MORE.
BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE
Three favorite episodes from one of the best children's shows on television: Shapes, Sounds and Colors with Bear, Shape of a Bear and Listen Up. Also included is a four-song Bear sing-along. 75 mins.
The tenuous boundaries between art and life begin to blur irrevocably for Julia Lambert (Annette Benning), an aging actress of the 1930's British stage. Bored and frustrated with her...LEARN MORE.
The sequel to Bunuel's 1967 film, Belle de Jour, directed by Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira at the age of 97, is a masterpiece in its own right. Michel Piccoli reprises his...LEARN MORE.
Director Adrian Caetano explores issues of xenophobia and social violence in Argentina in this realistic story about an illegal immigrant from Bolivia living on the outskirts of Buenos...LEARN MORE.
The second comedy from the director of Happy, Texas follows three college buddies (Nick Stahl, Lukas Haas, and Johnny Galecki) through their elaborate scheme to become high-power...LEARN MORE.
BOYS OF ST. VINCENT
A sensitively told story of child molestation within the confines of a Catholic orphanage and the resulting massive cover-up by the Church. Henry Czerny is superb as the tortured...LEARN MORE.
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
Katherine Paterson's enchanting tale about a boy and girl who create a magical world and dub themselves King and Queen is brought to life with a combination of live action and...LEARN MORE.
BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON
The sequel to the romantic comedy hit Bridget Jones's Diary picks up where its predecessor left off: with the heroine (Renee Zellweger) still in the arms of Mark Darcy (Colin Firth)...LEARN MORE.
BROTHERS IN ARMS
The story of six men who served together during the Vietnam War on a swift boat in the Mekong Delta is the focus of this inspired documentary. The five crewmen and their commander...LEARN MORE.
BURN THE FLOOR
Forty-four world champion dancers from 15 different countries perform in a variety of styles in this exciting dance extravaganza. This popular touring dance show has delighted audiences around the globe with its imaginative staging, dazzling costumes and incredible choreography. "...moves with infectious rhythm..." (Time Magazine).
C'ERAVAMO TANTO AMATI WE ALL L
An affectionate tribute to Italian Cinema, as well as a sensitive comedy about the friendship of three men and the woman each has loved. Following his characters over thirty years...LEARN MORE.
CAMP DE THIAROYE
Following their honorable service in World War II, a group of black soldiers from all over West Africa report to a transit camp in Dakar. There, they are treated little better than prisoners...LEARN MORE.
CATCH & RELEASE
The first feature from the writer of Erin Brockovich is this charming romantic comedy starring Jennifer Garner as a woman grappling with the sudden death of her fiance. She finds comfort in...LEARN MORE.
Directed by Yash Chopra, Chandni is a lyrical love triangle story featuring memorable music and a great central performance by Sridevi. Chandni (Sridevi) and Rohit (Rishi Kapoor) fall...LEARN MORE.
Master Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek blends traditional Korean culture and pure movie-made romance in this grand tale of forbidden love in the 18th century. A privileged...LEARN MORE.
Yolande Zauberman was nominated for a Cesar Award for this short documentary about an elderly man who looks back at his life in South Africa during Apartheid. For reasons he did...LEARN MORE.
Dana Carvey stars as M.L. Pogue, a witness to a crime. The problem is he can't remember the details. With his eye-patched pooch and the beautiful femme fatale Valeria Golina, he...LEARN MORE.
This biting look at media frenzy was made as the director's thesis film at the School of the Visual Arts in New York, but it is far too assured and far too relevant to modern society to dismiss as a "student film." An immigrant filmmaker is accused of nine murders he does not remember committing. Innocent or guilty, his case unleashes the worst in media sensationalism and the accused is slowly driven to madness.
Shemie Reut---USA---1996---84 mins.
When Sonny (Timothy Olyphant, Go) returns to his Florida home after serving his prison sentence, things are not as he left them. He longed for Ann (Sarah Wynter) for years, but...LEARN MORE.
For an ex-con struggling to go straight, the temptation of money, women, and power prove too much, especially when his best friend promises him an easy heist. But things start to...LEARN MORE.
London's competitive underground comedy scene is the setting for this witty, sexy feature about the professional and sexual tensions that develop when an attractive female comedian is...LEARN MORE.
COOL RUNNINGS: THE REGGAE MOVIE
Welcome to the 1983 edition of Jamaica’s annual Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay, a week-long showcase for some of the greatest names in reggae, ska, funk and dub poetry. This magnificent snapshot of the Jamaican music scene of the early ’80s is a must-have for any World Music fan, and a wonderful memento of this golden age in Jamaican culture.
Robert Mugge---USA---1983---105 mins.
COP ON A MISSION
Far more exciting than Cop on a Coffee Break. Daniel Ng stars as an undercover cop hired as a bodyguard by a Triad boss (Eric Tsang). The lawman finds that he actually prefers the outlaw life, but...LEARN MORE.
CRAZY STRANGER (GADJO DILO)
The director of Latcho Drom and Mondo delivers another seductive exploration of Gypsy culture in this vibrant tale of a young Parisian who comes to Romania to track down a legendary...LEARN MORE.
CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
This early Rankin/Bass TV special is a take on the 1845 Christmas fantasy by Charles Dickens, wherein a poor toymaker finds a magical cricket on his hearth one Christmas morning...LEARN MORE.
CUENTO DE NAVIDAD
This Spanish version of the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is an animated film from Mexico suitable for the whole family. In Spanish with NO ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
DAILY SHOW: INDECISION 2004
"A startlingly frank and disarmingly relaxed look at a group many people believe is the Devil's Own" (Japan Times).
DAY IN BLACK AND WHITE, A
Two close friends, one black (Harold Perrineau) and one white (Anthony DeSando), get into a heated discussion on race relations, kicking off a series of interconnected stories that explore...LEARN MORE.
DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN, A
California awakens one day to discover that its entire Latino population has vanished. A peculiar pink fog surronds the state and communication outside its boundaries has...LEARN MORE.
Kevin Kline turns in a skilled performance as American composer Cole Porter in this biographical drama by Irwin Winkler. Told in flashback, the film explores Porter's...LEARN MORE.
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, and Alexa Davalos star in this World War II movie based on the remarkable true story of the Bielski partisans. In 1941, Jewish brothers band...LEARN MORE.
A high-powered advertising executive (Clive Owen) and a married woman (Jennifer Aniston) become the targets of an elaborate blackmail scheme in this star-studded popcorn thriller. When...LEARN MORE.
DIL CHAHTA HAI
The lives and loves of three close friends are the focus of this movie, noted by many Indian critics as a significant departure from the traditional "Bollywood" style in terms of its...LEARN MORE
Daniel Percival's tense, post-9/11 thriller is both an entertaining exercise in suspense and an adroit political commentary on the current state of the "War on Terror". When word...LEARN MORE.
Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan has earned critical comparisons to Andrei Tarkovsky and Yasujiro Ozu on the strength of this bleakly beautiful existential meditation...LEARN MORE.
DOT THE I
On the eve of her wedding to a wealthy fiance (James D'Arcy), a young Spanish dancer (Natalia Verbeke) finds herself aroused by a single kiss from a Brazilian actor (Gael Garcia Bernal)...LEARN MORE.
Kevin Costner stars in this supernatural romance about a doctor who loses his wife in a freak accident on a Red Cross mission. To help with the grief, he visits her former patients at...LEARN MORE.
DUKES OF DIXIELAND & FRIENDS
The Dukes of Dixieland join the New Orleans Pops Orchestra in an exciting dose of New Orleans symphonic jazz. The Dukes' program draws on a variety of New Orleans music in the intense, brassy Dixieland style.
EL ANO DE LA GARRAPATA
After nine years of college, Fran (Felix Gomez) doesn't feel any desire to devote himself to a career. Ignoring the pleas of his parents and his ambitious girlfriend, Fran adopts the lifestyle...LEARN MORE.
EL IMPERIO DE LA FORTUNA
Acclaimed filmmaker Arturo Ripstein (No One Writes to the Colonel, Deep Crimson) presents a powerful drama about a poor peasant who finds fortune in cockfighting, which leads to new...LEARN MORE.