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Nuclear Nation
March 11, 2011: A huge tsunami triggered by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, crippling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, releasing radiation, and turning the residents of Futaba into "nuclear refugees."

English Language

Butterfly Kiss
In Michael Winterbottom's "twisted British answer to Thelma & Louise" (The New York Times), a pair of lesbian lovers (Amanda Plummer and Saskia Reeves) go on a lethal rampage through Britain.

In the News

Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero
A hold on the beatification of Óscar Romero, a hero of El Salvador’s leftist opposition assassinated in 1980, has been lifted by Pope Francis.

DEFA Collection

Carbide and Sorrel
A hilarious and rare classic of German cinema, Carbide and Sorrel is a road trip adventure set in the last days of World War II. Directed by Frank Beyer (Jacob the Liar, Naked Among Wolves).

Documentary Pick

Plastic Planet
This feisty yet informative documentary takes us around the globe to reveal the far-flung reach of plastic and how it affects our environment, our bodies, and the health of future generations.

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Top Ten Foreign Films

1. The Up Series
The acclaimed series chronicling a group of Brits from age seven in 1964.

2. The Twilight Samurai
A low-ranking samurai is sent on a dangerous mission.

3. Strangers in Good Company
Seven old women become stranded at a deserted farmhouse.

4. Same Same But Different
A German student falls for a bar girl while traveling in Cambodia.

5. People of a Feather
A look at the Inuit and their unique relationship with the eider duck.

6. It's Not Me, I Swear!
A quirky coming-of-age tale from the director of Monsieur Lazhar.

7. Kings of Pastry
Sixteen French pastry chefs duke it out in "the culinary Hurt Locker."

8. The Butterfly
An eight-year-old befriends the ornery butterfly collector living next door.

9. Alice
Master animator Jan Svankmajer creates a surrealist dream universe.

10. Men at Lunch
The story behind the iconic photograph "Lunch atop a Skyscraper."