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Where Do We Go Now?
rating:4.0

Where Do We Go Now?

2011Runtime:0 minutes
While their men fight a remote sectarian war, the women of a Lebanese village -- one hemmed in by minefields -- band together to denounce the clash of Islamic and Christian beliefs that sustains the war and threatens to poison their own community.

Directed by:

  • Nadine Labaki
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    The Two Horses of Genghis Khan
    rating:3.6

    The Two Horses of Genghis Khan

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Carrying out a promise she made to her family, noted Mongolian musician Urna Chahar-Tugchi seeks out a renowned instrument maker to repair the cherished violin her grandmother was forced to smash during China's Cultural Revolution. Urna then sets out on a revelatory journey through Mongolia to recover the missing verses of "The Two Horses of Genghis Khan," an ancient song inscribed on the violin's neck. Byambasuren Davaa directs this documentary.

    Directed by:

  • Byambasuren Davaa
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Bagong Buwan / Eskapo
    rating:3.4

    Bagong Buwan / Eskapo

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Political imprisonment of the 1970s and modern-day religious conflict are the focal points of this double feature. Cesar Montano headlines Bagong Buwan as a non-violent Muslim swept up in Mindanao's religious conflict when a shocking tragedy strikes his family. In Eskapo, Serge Osmeña and Geny Lopez star as Richard Gomez and Christopher de Leon, the true-life political prisoners who escape from a Filipino maximum-security prison in 1977.

    Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
    rating:3.8

    Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    At the height of China's Cultural Revolution, a girl is sent to a remote area as part of a government initiative and finds her exile a thrilling adventure -- and a nightmarish trap. This rich tale examines the individual cost of collective decisions.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Chen
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Children & Family
    New York Minute
    rating:3.1

    New York Minute

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Twins Jane and Roxy Ryan (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) couldn't be more different: Jane is a straight-A student, while Roxy's a punk-rock rebel. But when they accidentally land in the middle of a criminal operation, they'll have to work together to get themselves out of trouble. Throw in a couple of cute guys, a bungling truant officer (Eugene Levy) and a hit man posing as a limo driver, and you've got one madcap New York adventure.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Touching Wild Horses
    rating:3.7

    Touching Wild Horses

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When a family tragedy turns his world upside down, young Mark is sent to remote Sable Island, where his Aunt Fiona cares for wild horses. Can the creatures help Mark heal his emotional wounds?

    Directed by:

  • Eleanore Lindo
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
    rating:3.6

    Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With a star-studded cast that includes Julia Ormond and Stanley Tucci, this Depression-era drama inspired by the American Girl line of dolls follows aspiring young journalist Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin), whose ingenuity and courage help save her family's house. While Kit's father (Chris O'Donnell) is away looking for a job, the family savings are stolen during a series of robberies -- and young Kit sets about finding the thief.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Frenemies
    rating:3.9

    Frenemies

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    What happens when three sets of BFFs become enemies? Follow the stories of a group of classmates who navigate the ups and downs of friendship, including a scrappy tomboy and a rich girl who decide to trade places.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    A Perfect Ending
    rating:3.4

    A Perfect Ending

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Fest Selects: Best Lesbian Shorts: Vol. 1
    rating:3.6

    Fest Selects: Best Lesbian Shorts: Vol. 1

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    From the high price of dildos in Kate Brandt's "Tools 4 Fools" to an apocalyptic break-up rendered hysterically funny in Chris Russo's "25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression," these shorts depict life from a lesbian perspective.

    Directed by:

  • Kate A. Brandt
  • Erik Gernand
  • Gina Hirsch
  • Jenifer Malmqvist
  • Meredith Scott Lynn
  • Gianna Sobol
  • P. David Ebersole
  • Christine J. Russo
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    One Nation Under God
    rating:3.4

    One Nation Under God

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary explores the humorous techniques -- including theory from psychiatry and religion -- proposed to "cure" homosexuals. Through interviews and footage from the annals, the argument is made that homosexuality is nothing short of an affliction that can be treated. "Former" lesbian women are featured getting beauty tips, while "former" gay men take to the football fields to prove their masculinity.

    Directed by:

  • Teodoro Maniaci
  • Francine Rzeznik
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    I Shot Andy Warhol
    rating:3.2

    I Shot Andy Warhol

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor) shot pop-art icon Andy Warhol (Jared Harris) when he ignored the screenplay she wrote. This film traces Solanas's life up to that moment, from childhood abuse to college prostitution to writing the male-bashing "SCUM Manifesto." Taylor won a Special Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival for her portrayal of a deranged woman seeking recognition.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Harron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Spellbinder
    rating:3.1

    Spellbinder

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When he saves young, homeless Miranda (Kelly Preston) from her abusive boyfriend, ruthless attorney Jeff Reed (Tim Daly) learns that until recently, the gorgeous girl was part of a coven of witches -- but he takes her under his wing (and into his bed) anyway. But soon, Jeff discovers that the coven has plans to make Miranda their next human sacrifice, and they don't intend to let a lawyer stand in their way.

    Directed by:

  • Janet Greek
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Caveman's Valentine
    rating:3.3

    The Caveman's Valentine

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After finding a frozen corpse near his cave in a New York City park, homeless recluse Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) -- a former piano prodigy beset by delusions of harmful rays bombarding him from the Chrysler Building -- suspects foul play and investigates. But can the schizophrenic Romulus pull himself together long enough to catch the killer? Featuring a brilliant turn by Jackson, this engrossing thriller also stars Colm Feore.

    Directed by:

  • Kasi Lemmons
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Surveillance
    rating:3.1

    Surveillance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Revealing the stunning truth behind a horrific string of homicides near Santa Fe, a young girl (Ryan Simpkins), a police officer (Kent Harper) and a drug addict (Pell James) spill their wildly different eyewitness accounts to FBI agents Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman). Michael Ironside, Cheri Oteri and French Stewart co-star in this thriller from director Jennifer Chambers Lynch (Boxing Helena).

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Chambers Lynch
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Escape
    rating:3.3

    The Escape

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When terrorists in war-ravaged Afghanistan kidnap and threaten to slay outspoken Danish journalist Rikke Lynvig (Iben Hjejle), young, English-speaking Taliban operative Nazir Osmani (Faegh Zamani) helps her plan a daring getaway. But when Nazir himself also escapes Afghanistan and seeks Rikke's help in Denmark, she is torn between personal loyalty and the political fallout of aiding a terrorist. Kathrine Windfeld directs this tense thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Kathrine Windfeld
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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