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11 Flowers

From one of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams), comes this moving coming-of-age tale set in a remote village in Guizhou province during the final days of China's Cultural Revolution.

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Berkeley in the Sixties

The Sixties come to life in this gripping film that captures the decade's events - the Free Speech Movement, Civil Rights marches, anti-war protests, Black Panthers - in all their immediacy and passion.

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Braddock America

A few miles outside of Pittsburgh lies the town of Braddock, the last bastion of steel. Braddock America tells the story of a city hit hard by globalization. But behind the rusty facades, the community tries to shape its future in a post-industrial America.

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Brothers in Arms

In the early months of 1969, six men met on a swift boat on the Mekong Delta during some of the worst fighting in the Vietnam War. Their commander happened to be a young Yale graduate named John Kerry.

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Buying Sex

Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, which are being challenged by both pro- and anti-prostitution forces, with no evident consensus about which way forward is best.

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Cocalero

Born out of the U.S. war on drugs, an Aymara Indian named Evo Morales – backed by a troop of coca leaf farmers – travels through the Andes and Amazon leading a historic bid to become Bolivia’s first Indigenous president.

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Committed

This highly stylized film is the story of movie star and leftist iconoclast Frances Farmer. In 1935, Farmer became an overnight Hollywood sensation; within ten years she was in a state mental hospital.

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Cool & Crazy

A Film by Knut Erik Jensen. Meet a group of men who find purpose, companionship and even fame as members of a male choir in Berlevag, Norway!

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Curse of the Gothic Symphony, The

The Curse of the Gothic Symphony follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian's notorious First Symphony.

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Dear Talula

Mixing verité footage, with home videos and family photographs, Dear Talula is a portrait of a woman whose grace and courage allow her to transform her breast cancer diagnosis into a journey of self discovery.

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Dragonslayer

Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.

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Eat This New York

Featuring culinary luminaries Daniel Boulud, Sirio Maccioni, Keith McNally, Drew Nieporent, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Danny Meyer, Eat This New York is the story of two friends’ struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world.

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Fatherland

La Recoleta Cemetery rests in the heart of one of Buenos Aires‘ swankiest neighborhoods. A city-within-a-city, it is the final resting place for key figures of its nation‘s history: statesmen and poets, founding fathers and oppositional voices.

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Feed: A Comedy About Running for President

Using intercepted satellite feeds and footage of unsuspecting candidates shot during the 1992 presidential primaries,Feed presents the wild, wacky world of American politics. Watch Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, Jerry Brown snort nose inhalers, and more!

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Film Geek

The award-winning comedy about one film geek's quest to get a life. When Scotty Pelk is fired from his video store job, he hits rock bottom. But then he meets Niko, a sexy free spirit who just might save him from his hopeless existence.

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First Love and Other Pains & One of Them

Delighting gay festival-goers around the world, these two audience favorites, First Love and Other Pains and One of Them, explore the phenomenon of first love - the discovery, the thrill, the fear, and the heartache.

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Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child

A fascinating look at the creative process, this unique documentary explores what happens when the artist Gottfried Helnwein takes on the role of Production Designer for a never-before-seen opera written by Israel‘s most famous playwright.

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.

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It's Not Me, I Swear!

When his mother decides to leave for a new life in Greece, 10-year-old hellion Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain of it all, from destroying the neighbors' homes to falling in love with his best friend Lea.

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Last Elvis, The

Most evenings in Buenos Aires, "Elvis" Gutiérrez is a star - his singing and stage presence bring back to life the King of Rock and Roll. But he retreats from reality until a tragic accident forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.

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Last Flight of Petr Ginz, The

By 14 he had written five novels and penned a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague. By 16 he had produced 170 drawings and paintings, edited an underground magazine in the Jewish ghetto, and had walked to the gas chamber at Auschwitz.

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Lenny Bruce Without Tears

The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs Lenny Bruce's memory evokes instead of the tears.

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Let's Get Frank

Sex. Lies. And lots of videotape. A hilarious and insightful look at modern politics, gay life and political hypocrisy, Let's Get Frank tells the story of one of America's most well loved and outspoken politicians, Rep. Barney Frank.

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Man on a Mission

Richly funny and invigorating, Man on a Mission tags along with computer legend Richard Garriott on his years-long quest to follow in his father's footsteps, all the way to outer space.

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Modern Life

Photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon casts an affectionate and irreverent eye on a small community of farmers in France as they are confronted by the problems and challenges the contemporary world brings.

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Next Year Jerusalem

Choosing life in life's final chapter is the poignant subtext of the surprisingly uplifting Next Year Jerusalem, a lyrical portrait of eight nursing home residents who make a pilgrimage to Israel.

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Nowhere Man

A potent brew of suspense and black humor, Nowhere Man is the story of one man’s search for his missing member, severed and stolen by his jilted fiancée after her pornographic past comes to light.

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Owls, The

Cheryl Dunye's film is the story of The Screech, once one of the hottest lesbian band around which has since fallen into obscurity and turmoil. When a party goes horribly wrong, a shocking event knocks these friends and lovers even further out of orbit.

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Perfect Candidate, A

Sometimes horrifying, often hilarious, this twisted journey into the underbelly of American politics offers an astonishing look at Oliver North's 1994 run for the U.S. Senate. "I loved this movie!" - Roger Ebert

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Petits Freres

A wonderful follow-up from Jacques Doillon (director of Ponette), Petits Freres is the gritty and lyrical story of a young girl who finds real friendship and humanity in a Paris housing project.

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Pianomania

As Steinway & Sons’ chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knüpfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Featuring Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and more.

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Pruitt-Igoe Myth, The

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.

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Quarry, The

A Film by Marion Hansel. Acclaimed Irish actor John Lynch stars as the strangely sympathetic fugitive who battles inner demons in this 'provocative, mysterious thriller!' (New York Times)

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Secret Society

The story of Daisy, twenty years old and plump as a dumpling, and her adoring husband Ken. When Ken discovers that Daisy has joined a "secret society" of women sumo wrestlers, Daisy is forced to make a difficult decision.

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Siege of Leningrad, The

In 1941, Hitler ordered the German Army to invade Russia. But Leningrad - the cradle of the Bolshevik Revolution - did not fall quickly. Instead it resisted. It is a breathtaking story both of heroism and mankind's failings.

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So Close To Paradise

From Wang Xiaoshuai, one of China's most talented and controversial young filmmakers, comes this striking noir gangster film (banned for 3 years by the Chinese government) reminiscent of Hollywood's classic B movies from the 1940s and 50s.

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Somm

Somm is a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers- one of the world‘s most secretive and exclusive organizations- and their intimidating Master Sommelier Exam.

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Somewhere in the City

A Film by Ramin Niami. This hilarious underground comedy deftly threads the overlapping stories of six strange but lovable residents of a NYC tenement apartment building. With Sandra Bernhard.

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Suitors, The

A well-to-do Iranian arrives in Manhattan from Teheran with his reluctant new bride, but a bizarre series of events results in the man's death — leaving behind a beautiful, bewildered widow...and four zealous suitors.

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Suspended Animation

A film by John Hancock. Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan.

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To Dance Like a Man

In this child’s eye view on the hunger for professional success, triplets Angel, César and Marcos, age 11, all want the same thing – a role in a major ballet production at Havana’s celebrated Grand Theatre. Who will be chosen?

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Triumph of the Wall

As hilarious as it is meditative, Triumph of the Wall begins as a chronicle about the construction of a 1000-foot stone wall by a novice stonemason in rural Quebec. What is supposed to take eight weeks ends up as an eight year journey.

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TuTuMUCH

Through the eyes of nine young girls from around the world, TutuMUCH is the behind-the-scenes story of what it takes to become a dancer, giving us a rare look at a summer that no one will ever forget.

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Vibration

A Film by Torbjorn Axelman. Essy Persson, Sweden's hippest sex kitten and star of the best-selling I, A Woman and Therese and Isabelle, vibrates throughout this sexy, playful, gem of Swedish erotica.

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Virgil Bliss

When Virgil Bliss, a mild-mannered Southerner and career criminal, is released from prison after 12 years, he finds himself on the mean streets of Brooklyn at a halfway house trying to build a new life.

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Wetlands Preserved

This insightful and entertaining documentary tracks the history of Wetlands, the first-ever activist nightclub, a place that was as devoted to environmental and political issues as it was to great music.

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What If...?

This clever romantic comedy from director Léa Fazer explores the feelings so many of us have as we question the trajectory of our lives: what if I had done this instead of that? What if this had happened, and not that?

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With God On Our Side

What makes George W. Bush tick? While much of the world is confounded by his righteous rhetoric and his boundless certainty, Bush's story makes perfect sense to one group: America's conservative evangelicals... also known as the Religious Right.

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YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip

50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road, traveling with hope, humor - and all of their garbage - to find out what Americans can do to save the planet.

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You Don't Need Feet to Dance

This documentary reveals the extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde, who lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of life in New York City.