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Greener Mountains
rating:3.0

Greener Mountains

2004Runtime:0 minutes
J.P. Barton (Chris Heuisler) knows little about life away from the Vermont resort his adopted family owns and operates. So when beautiful, free-spirited New York artist Alice (Kimberly McCullough) arrives, J.P. experiences life -- and love -- like never before. When the family resort is threatened with closure, J.P. must find a way to save it. But on the road to self-discovery, can J.P.also find his way into Alice's heart?

Directed by:

  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Lather Effect
    rating:3.0

    The Lather Effect

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    On the eve of selling her childhood home, Valinda (Connie Britton) hosts a liquor-drenched high school reunion party, after which she and a handful of her now 30-something friends clean up the wreckage and wax nostalgic about the long-gone 1980s. Eric Stoltz, Peter Facinelli, Ione Skye, Sarah Clarke and Tate Donovan fill out the cast of this intriguing ensemble dramedy from co-writer-director Sarah Kelly.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Kelly
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Dim Sum Funeral
    rating:3.0

    Dim Sum Funeral

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When their mother passes away, four feuding siblings reluctantly return to Seattle to honor her final wish: to have a traditional, weeklong Chinese funeral. As the three sisters -- movie star Meimei (Steph Song), overeating Victoria (Francoise Yip) and unhappily married Elizabeth (Julia Nickson-Soul) -- and their philandering brother, Alex (Russell Wong), try to get through the week peacefully, they begin down a path toward healing.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Chi
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Double Happiness
    rating:3.0

    Double Happiness

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Old-fashioned values collide with the whims of youth in this modern romantic comedy about a dutiful Chinese-Canadian daughter who wants to please her parents without sacrificing part of herself when it comes to love. Deep down, Jade (Sandra Oh) knows her mother and father won't approve of her new boyfriend, a white college student named Mark (Callum Keith Rennie). But that doesn't stop her from hoping for "double happiness."

    Directed by:

  • Mina Shum
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    An Invisible Sign
    rating:3.0

    An Invisible Sign

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When a puzzling disease devastates her beloved father, math prodigy Mona Gray deals with the pain by isolating herself from the rest of the world and turning for comfort to the reliable world of mathematics. But when she later teaches math to troubled grade school kids, Mona discovers that her gift can be a route back from her long emotional exile. Marilyn Agrelo directs and Jessica Alba stars in this adaptation of the book by Aimee Bender.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Agrelo
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Dead Girl
    rating:3.0

    The Dead Girl

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A close-knit community near Los Angeles is thrown into turmoil when the brutally desecrated body of a vibrant young girl is found in a field. A series of seemingly unrelated dramas in the lives of the town's residents may reveal clues to the murder. This dark mystery boasts a star-studded cast that includes Toni Collette, James Franco, Giovanni Ribisi and Mary Beth Hurt. The film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Moncrieff
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Treasures IV: American Avant Garde Film: 1947-1986
    rating:3.0

    Treasures IV: American Avant Garde Film: 1947-1986

    1947Runtime:0 minutes
    Jam-packed with more than two dozen experimental films from 1947 through 1986, this compilation of shorts includes the work of Andy Warhol, Shirley Clarke, Bruce Baillie and other avant-garde filmmakers. The diverse pieces range from live action to animation and from documentary to drama. Other directors include Wallace Berman, Stan Brakhage, Marie Menken, Ron Rice, Pat O'Neill, Larry Gottheim and many more.

    Directed by:

  • Bruce Baillie
  • Shirley Clarke
  • Stan Brakhage
  • Robert Breer
  • Wallace Berman
  • Joseph Cornell
  • Storm De Hirsch
  • Hollis Frampton
  • Larry Gottheim
  • Ken Jacobs
  • Lawrence Jordan
  • George Kuchar
  • Owen Land
  • Standish Lawder
  • Saul Levine
  • Christopher Maclaine
  • Jonas Mekas
  • Marie Menken
  • Robert Nelson
  • William T. Wiley
  • Pat O'Neill
  • Ron Rice
  • Paul Sharits
  • Jane Conger Belson Shimane
  • Chick Strand
  • Andy Warhol
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    New York, I Love You
    rating:3.0

    New York, I Love You

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In the city that never sleeps, love abounds 24/7. At the café, in the park, on the subway, on the corner, you never know where love will find you. Some of the greatest directors present an all-star cast!

    Directed by:

  • Yvan Attal
  • Allen Hughes
  • Natalie Portman
  • Shekhar Kapur
  • Joshua Marston
  • Shunji Iwai
  • Fatih Akin
  • Mira Nair
  • Brett Ratner
  • Wen Jiang
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Cold Souls
    rating:3.0

    Cold Souls

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Paul Giamatti stars as himself, an actor in the throes of anxiety over an upcoming performance -- until he gives his soul to a mysterious company that promises to freeze and store it until he wants it again, along with his anxieties. But when his soul goes missing, Giamatti embarks on a journey to track it down. Along the way he learns a thing or two about engaging every human emotion, however difficult. Sophie Barthes directs.

    Directed by:

  • Sophie Barthes
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Eve & the Fire Horse
    rating:3.0

    Eve & the Fire Horse

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When Eve (Phoebe Kut) and Karena's (Hollie Lo) mother (Vivian Wu) chops down an apple tree -- a Chinese taboo -- it sets off a chain of bad luck that sends the two sisters on a frantic search for salvation in Julia Kwan's acclaimed religious drama. As Karena embraces Catholicism and introduces Eve to Christian doctrine, a puzzling blend of crucifixes and Buddhas takes over the household landscape. The film won the Sundance Special Jury Prize.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Kwan
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Cake Eaters
    rating:3.0

    The Cake Eaters

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When aspiring musician Guy Kimbrough (Jayce Bartok) returns to his family home in upstate New York, his arrival shakes up his father, Easy (Bruce Dern), and brother Beagle (Aaron Stanford), who are both still devastated by the recent death of the family matriarch. As the three men struggle to connect, each also tries to find love. Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Ashley and Miriam Shor co-star in actress Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Stuart Masterson
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Guitar
    rating:3.0

    The Guitar

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In one fateful day, Mel Wilder (Saffron Burrows) is fired from her job, abandoned by her boyfriend and diagnosed with a terminal disease. With nothing left to lose, Mel's determined to make the most of her final days by living the life she always dreamed of. Directed by Amy Redford, this touching story celebrates the emotional and spiritual liberation of a woman who thumbs her nose at death and refuses to go gently into that good night.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Redford
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Love, Ludlow
    rating:3.0

    Love, Ludlow

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While she spends her days as a harried office temp, Myra returns home each evening to an even more chaotic world, where her eccentric younger brother, Ludlow, staves off manic episodes through his art. When Myra finds love, all hell breaks loose.

    Directed by:

  • Adrienne J. Weiss
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Onegin
    rating:3.0

    Onegin

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Jaded Russian nobleman Evgeny Onegin (Ralph Fiennes) leaves his sophisticated social circle in St. Petersburg after unexpectedly inheriting a country estate from his uncle. Onegin's rural neighbor introduces him to the lovely Tatyana Larin (Liv Tyler), and their mutual attraction is instant. The impulsive young woman declares her love, and Onegin -- affronted by her frankness -- rejects her, setting off a chain of events that results in tragedy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Fiennes
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Mouth to Mouth
    rating:3.0

    Mouth to Mouth

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While hitchhiking in Europe, disaffected teen Sherry (Ellen Page) falls in with an underground cultlike group of former prostitutes and drug addicts. Their charismatic leader (Eric Thal) wants to change the world, but Sherry soon realizes that change comes at a steep price. This gritty look at adolescent euphoria and irresponsibility is partly based on first-time director Alison Murray's real-life experiences.

    Directed by:

  • Alison Murray
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Open Window
    rating:3.0

    Open Window

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Engaged professionals Peter (Joel Edgerton) and Izzy (Robin Tunney) have always been there for each other. But when Izzy is brutally raped in the couple's home, she begins to fall apart emotionally, leaving a helpless Peter to watch her spin out of control. As time passes, Izzy struggles to piece her life back together with the help of her parents (Elliott Gould and Cybill Shepherd) and therapist (Shirley Knight).

    Directed by:

  • Mia Goldman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 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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