A 12-year-old Georgian boy ground down by his impoverished environment allows a glimmer of hope to enter his life in this neorealist-style feature debut that shrewdly avoids pathos for a more genuine and wrenching catharsis.
People still try to put ‘em down. And today’s young people still do get around. But now they’re getting around with cameras in their hands, and they are making great films in every genre from noir to comedy to mockumentary to an action-packed, stop-motion miniseries starring a Lego Man James Bond. There’s no doubt you’re gonna dig what they all say. Recommended for ages 11 and up.
When a beggar from Tehran’s slums loses the infant he rented from a local ganglord to a conniving prostitute, he must find a way to pay the difference. Anchored by nuanced characters and a gripping story, Tehroun reveals a humanistic core in its portrayal of a class of people in ruin.
A Lisbon drag queen has long lived as a woman, but as she struggles with fading stardom, relationship troubles and the leaking breast implants destroying her health, she faces the possibility of dying as a man in this extravagantly stylized melodrama.
Trail David Lynch on the Brazil leg of his global transcendental meditation crusade as he smiles, smokes and sips back-to-back espressos while chatting up infinite consciousness and dodging the inevitable pleas to explain his haunting, enigmatic films.
Remarkably gifted and prolific tunesmith Stephin Merritt, best known as the leader of the band the Magnetic Fields, presents live onstage the world premiere of his new score to the stunning 1916 silent film based on Jules Verne’s classic tale.
Following a triumphant debut at Sundance, this live documentary performance with live music by the Quavers explores the battered state of utopian thinking at the dawn of the 21st century, finding new possibilities in a humorous and touching look at contemporary disaffection with the future.
This French and Hong Kong coproduction offers neo-noir fans and newcomers a genre-busting gem populated by a hit man turned chef, family men moonlighting as assassins, and earnestly official, androgynous women detectives. And for good measure, it stars French crooner, Johnny Hallyday.
On the hottest day of the year, a quartet of friends heads up to a rural cabin for a birthday party, little knowing what horrific circumstances await them there. The imaginatively macabre Butcher Brothers have produced a work with numerous thrills of a very original kind.
Waiting For "Superman" is a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories—from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a broken system.