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Children & Family
What a Girl Wants
rating:3.4

What a Girl Wants

2003Runtime:0 minutes
An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
    rating:3.5

    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Geek god Nathan Fillion fills in as the voice of Green Lantern Hal Jordan in this animated six-story anthology of adventures built around the crime-fighting prowess of the intergalactic Green Lantern Corps (and based on the popular DC Comics characters).

    Directed by:

  • Chris Berkeley
  • Lauren Montgomery
  • Jay Oliva
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Shark Tale
    rating:3.5

    Shark Tale

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In this DreamWorks animated tale, Oscar (Will Smith) is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny (Jack Black) is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and Lenny becomes an outcast, the two form an unlikely friendship. Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger and Martin Scorsese also lend their voices.

    Directed by:

  • Bibo Bergeron
  • Vicky Jenson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Toothless
    rating:3.4

    Toothless

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After her untimely death in an accident, self-absorbed dentist Katherine Lewis (Kirstie Alley) strikes a bargain to redeem herself and work her way out of afterlife limbo by taking on the job of the fabled Tooth Fairy. Lacking compassion at first, she begins to change when she befriends a troubled child (Ross Malinger) in this genial fantasy, which aired as part of the TV anthology series "The Wonderful World of Disney."

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    American Experience: The Rockefellers
    rating:3.8

    American Experience: The Rockefellers

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    The name is synonymous with immense American wealth. But with prosperity came a tarnished legacy. This edition of PBS's Emmy Award-winning documentary series chronicles four generations of Rockefellers. From the unethical business practices that built their huge oil empire to the struggle to reconcile the controversial profits with an unwavering philanthropic commitment, it's a fascinating look at an influential family.

    Directed by:

  • Adriana Bosch
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Facing the Habit
    rating:3.3

    Facing the Habit

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Junkie and former millionaire stockbroker Dave starts looking for more experimental treatments after 10 years of failing to kick his heroin habit. He journeys to Mexico to undergo treatment with Ibogaine, a controversial drug made from a mysterious West African root known as iboga. Filmmaker Magnolia Martin's searing portrait of addiction won Best Short Documentary at the 2007 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Magnolia Martin
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Wobblies
    rating:3.5

    The Wobblies

    1979Runtime:0 minutes
    This fascinating documentary explores the group that won an eight-hour workday and fair wages in the early 20th century. Founded in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World, aka the Wobblies, changed the course of history as they attempted to organize unskilled workers into one overarching union. Replete with striking archival footage, the film pays tribute to American workers who put their lives on the line to battle rampant corporate greed.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Shaffer
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Music Instinct: Science and Song
    rating:4.0

    Music Instinct: Science and Song

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Its impact bridging time, geography and culture, music serves to unite all peoples of the globe. This groundbreaking documentary explores how and why humans are so inexorably affected by rhythm and melody. Art and science intersect as leading researchers and prominent musicians such as Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma reveal surprising connections between music, the brain, the body and human evolution.

    Directed by:

  • Elena Mannes
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Faith & Spirituality
    The Jews: A People's History
    rating:3.1

    The Jews: A People's History

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Exploring 4,000 years in the history of the Jews -- from their ancient roots in the Middle East all the way to modern-day Judaism -- this exhaustivedocumentary weaves stories from the past and present to reveal a rich tapestry of Jewish identity. Seeking to represent the diversity of the Jewish people, director Nina Koshofer's ambitious film spotlights Jews both rich and poor, famed and obscure.

    Directed by:

  • Nina Koshofer
  • Sabine Klauser
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Sheffey
    rating:3.7

    Sheffey

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    An unruly young man from an affluent family becomes a Christian convert and a tireless servant of God after attending a revival meeting with friends in this affecting drama about the life and ministry of 19th-century preacher Robert Sheffey. Sheffey traveled the sawdust trail to proclaim the Gospel throughout Appalachia, and in the process, he touched lives all across America. Katherine Stenholm directs.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Stenholm
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find
    rating:3.6

    Heaven Ain't Hard to Find

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Andre Pitre and Tasha Taylor co-star in this inspiring tale about a close-knit black community that rallies to restore a crumbling Baptist church that's haunted by the spirits of three sisters. But while the friendly ghosts have hung around to ensure that the once-glorious church rises again, a greedy land developer is ready to tear it down so he can pounce on the property.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Hidden Heroes
    rating:3.1

    Hidden Heroes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Through narratives, period film and still photographs, this compelling documentary chronicles the harrowing stories of Dutch Jews who were persecuted and methodically isolated at the hands of the Nazis. The subjects -- all children during World War II -- recount their resonating tales of terror and subsequent deliverance thanks to the brave Dutch souls of the resistance, who saw the fallacy in Adolf Hitler's extermination plan.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    Lines
    rating:3.1

    Lines

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Legendary free rider Axel Pauporté captures 15 years of high-octane snowboarding action with this documentary, which follows the Absinthe team as they spend two months in Alaska on an "image quest." Interviews with some of the riders, including Shawn Farmer, Mike Ranquet, Matt Goodwill and Victoria Jealouse, shed light on the allure of the big mountains. Other riders featured are Jeremy Jones, Nicolas Müller, Tom Burt, Kurt Wastell and more.

    Directed by:

  • Flora Pauporte
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Black Coffee
    rating:3.1

    Black Coffee

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Irene Lilienheim Angelico steers this documentary series about a simple subject -- coffee -- into compelling territory by chronicling its long and often complicated history throughout the world. Beginning with the bean's discovery in Ethiopia, Angelico traces how coffee came to be one of the most craved beverages in the world, boosting economies, sparking revolutions and spreading the love of caffeine everywhere.

    Directed by:

  • Irene Lilienheim Angelico
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Dirt Rising
    rating:3.6

    Red Dirt Rising

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    The birth of stock-car racing is captured through the story of pioneer Jimmie Lewallen (Brad Yoder), who began as a moonshine runner in 1930s North Carolina, took a break to serve in World War II and came home to witness the formation of NASCAR. From dirt tracks to international speedways, Lewallen and his buddies Bill Blair (Burgess Jenkins) and Fred Harb (Quentin Kerr) see their lives transformed by a sport they'd pursued purely out of passion.

    Directed by:

  • Kathleen 'Bo' Bobak
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Heartbreak Kid
    rating:3.1

    The Heartbreak Kid

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    While honeymooning with his new wife in Florida, Lenny Cantrow (Charles Grodin) begins to rue his nuptials. When his irksome spouse gets stuck in their hotel room with a nasty sunburn, footloose Lenny meets gorgeous blond coed Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). She soon provides all the incentive he needs to ditch his new bride. But Lenny isn't home free with Kelly -- his hot pursuit of her quickly hits a brick wall of resistance: her loathing father.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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