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Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?
rating:3.0

Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Trace the extreme life of outlaw writer, performance artist and punk icon Kathy Acker through this vibrant documentary portrait, which chronicles her controversial career challenging society's assumptions about gender and sexuality. Through animation, archival footage, interviews and dramatic reenactments, director Barbara Caspar explores Acker's colorful history, from her well-heeled upbringing to her role as the scribe of society's fringe.

Directed by:

  • Barbara Caspar
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    I'm Through with White Girls
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    I'm Through with White Girls

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After years of dating white women, an unconventional "brotha" (Anthony Montgomery) vows to try his luck with some "sistahs" of his own race. But when he falls for a self-described "half-Rican Canadian" (Lia Johnson), is it possible he's found his soul mate? True, she isn't black -- but her race is only part of the problem. For this longtime commitment-phobe to settle down, he'll have to drastically change his ways.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Sharp
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    Higher Ground
    rating:3.0

    Higher Ground

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Vera Farmiga stars in and directs this sensitive and searching chronicle describing one woman's lifetime journey of faith -- one that initially leads her to join a fundamentalist sect and then leave it again years later.

    Directed by:

  • Vera Farmiga
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    Holy Smoke
    rating:3.0

    Holy Smoke

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Returning to Australia from India after living in a cult, Ruth is enraged to learn she was tricked into coming back by PJ Waters, a hotshot deprogramming guru. Waters believes he can return Ruth to normalcy, but Ruth quickly turns the tables on him.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
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    Kissed
    rating:3.0

    Kissed

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Ever since she was a young girl, Sandra Larson (Molly Parker) has been fascinated with the darkness of death, but when she takes a part-time job as an embalmer at a funeral parlor, her obsession consumes her every desire. As her boyfriend (Peter Outerbridge) struggles to relate to her new lifestyle and her love of the afterlife and the study of necrophilia, he jumps through hoops to prove he'll do anything for love.

    Directed by:

  • Lynne Stopkewich
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    Ladies Room
    rating:3.0

    Ladies Room

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Revealing conversation floods the ladies' room in this bittersweet comedy with two intertwining tales. The first vignette captures the loaded exchange between three actresses forced to prepare for a show in the rest room. Meanwhile, a woman (Veronica Ferres) runs into her lover's (John Malkovich) pregnant wife (Greta Scacchi) in the opera house bathroom, and the two engage in a tête-a-tête of life, love and marriage. Lorraine Bracco co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Buitenhuis
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    30 Years to Life
    rating:3.0

    30 Years to Life

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Six friends in New York City face emotional crises as they turn 30. For starters, we meet an investment banker who desperately wants to get married, a bitter stand-up comedian, and a real estate agent who's been struggling with her weight for years. Also foundering are a marketing executive who perceives any career advancement as a sign of getting old and a young man whose girlfriend of four years insists on a greater commitment.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Middleton
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    Smithereens
    rating:3.0

    Smithereens

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Restive 19-year-old Wren (Susan Berman) exits the soul-sucking boredom of her blue-collar New Jersey roots, intent on becoming a punk star in New York City's edgy clubs. But after losing her job and getting evicted from her shabby apartment, Wren's prospects for stardom are dim at best. Ever the optimist, she refuses to abandon her dream in this quirky urban drama from director Susan Seidelman (her feature-film debut).

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
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    The Simian Line
    rating:3.0

    The Simian Line

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In the 300-year-old town of Weehawken, N.J., four couples (including Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Redgrave, Cindy Crawford and Eric Stoltz) come together for an evening of mischief on Halloween night. But their intimate dinner party takes a disastrous turn when the fortuneteller (Tyne Daly) invited to entertain them announces that "one couple will be finished by the end of the year." Which one of them it will be is anyone's guess.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Yellen
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    Fiona's Script
    rating:3.0

    Fiona's Script

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    On the heels of her breakup with her long-term boyfriend, Sebastian (Allan Lazo), struggling screenwriter Fiona (Sonia Montejano) finds herself overwhelmed by a case of writer's block and an unexpected crush on an enigmatic young woman. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Florencia Manovil, this refreshingly frank dramedy explores the complexity of discovering one's individuality in a world of conformity.

    Directed by:

  • Florencia Manovil
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    Yeast
    rating:3.0

    Yeast

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Resentment, frustration and aggression mar the relationships between three longtime chums -- needy Rachel (Mary Bronstein), extroverted Gen (Greta Gerwig) and passive-aggressive Alice (Amy Judd) -- in this unflinching indie tale about friendships that have run their course. Knowing which buttons to push, the women repeatedly clash until rising tensions come to an explosive head. Sean Price Williams also stars.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Bronstein
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    Clockwatchers
    rating:3.0

    Clockwatchers

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Four women -- Iris (Toni Collette), Paula (Lisa Kudrow), Margaret (Parker Posey) and Jane (Alanna Ubach) -- work as temps at Global Credit, a stoic, faceless megacorporation where their shared employment status creates a natural affinity among them. The quartet's sense of camaraderie crumbles, however, when another woman lands a choice assignment, things begin to vanish from the workplace, and mistrust and paranoia shred their relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Sprecher
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    Personal Velocity
    rating:3.0

    Personal Velocity

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a series of short stories by Rebecca Miller (daughter of playwright Arthur Miller), these vignettes tell the story of three women (Fairuza Balk, Parker Posey and Kyra Sedgwick) trying to free themselves from the stifling constraint of the men in their lives. Balk shines as a pregnant teenager who hits the road looking for something different and finds it in a battered hitchhiker.

    Directed by:

  • Rebecca Miller
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    Head On
    rating:3.0

    Head On

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    This edgy indie drama follows 19-year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades), a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey. When he's not dealing drugs or bedding nameless partners, Ari joins his younger sister (Andrea Mandalis) in a battle of wills against their reactionary parents. Though he ultimately runs afoul of the law, Ari remains impenitent about his self-destructive hedonism.

    Directed by:

  • Ana Kokkinos
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Starstruck
    rating:3.0

    Starstruck

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Jackie Mullins (Jo Kennedy, doing her own new wave singing) is an aspiring star who just has to sing. And with her cousin Angus on her side, stardom might not be too far off. The two team up with a local band, The Wombats, to take their big shot at fame, fortune and celebrity -- all the while trying to save the family pub. Gillian Armstrong directs this quirky movie filled with 1980s hairdos and kangaroo costumes.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
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    Finn's Girl
    rating:3.0

    Finn's Girl

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the untimely death of her partner, Nancy (Gail Maurice), Dr. Finn Jeffries (Brooke Johnson) struggles to single-handedly care for the couple's angst-addled preteen daughter, Zelly (Maya Ritter), while taking on the responsibility of running the abortion clinic Nancy founded. Yanna McIntosh, Richard Clarkin, Nathalie Toriel and Gilles Lemaire also star in this sensitive drama from co-directors Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert.

    Directed by:

  • Laurie Colbert
  • Dominique Cardona
  • 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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