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April's Shower
rating:2.8

April's Shower

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Love, laughter and friendship take center stage in this touching comedy, in which accomplished chef Alex (Trish Doolan) is consumed with the preparations for the bridal shower she's throwing for her best friend, April (Denise Miller). Although they're close, the two are experiencing friction, the cause of which they have yet to reveal. As the minutes pass by, it's clear this is an event that neither of them will forget, and nor will their guests.

Directed by:

  • Trish Doolan
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Gaudi Afternoon
    rating:2.8

    Gaudi Afternoon

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Barcelona hasn't turned out to be the romantic dreamland fledgling translator Cassandra (Judy Davis) thought it would be. She's about to return to America when the mysterious Frankie (Marcia Gay Harden) offers her a large sum of money to track down Frankie's missing lover. Soon, Cassandra's embroiled in a kidnapping case full of double crosses and lesbian femmes fatales! Juliette Lewis and Lili Taylor co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    My Year Without Sex
    rating:2.8

    My Year Without Sex

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of a near-fatal brain aneurysm, thirtysomething Melbourne mom Natalie (Sacha Horler) and her affable hubby, Ross (Matt Day), enter a period of doctor-ordered abstinence while they raise their children Louis (Jonathan Segat) and Ruby (Portia Bradley). Wrestling with myriad problems in the bedroom and out, Natalie has a year to remember in this warm and funny dramedy from Australian writer-director Sarah Watt.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Watt
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Amy's O
    rating:2.8

    Amy's O

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Neurotic single Los Angeles resident Amy (Julie Davis) just had her self-help book -- about why women don't need men to feel fulfilled -- break onto the best-seller list. Things should be great! But she only half-believes her own advice, and things come to a head when she meets radio "shock jock" Matthew (Nick Chinlund). He's exactly the sort of man Amy warns her readers to stay away from -- so why is she attracted to him like a magnet to steel?

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Touch of Fate
    rating:2.8

    A Touch of Fate

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In an effort to revive an ailing relationship, New Yorker Megan Margulius (Teri Hatcher) relocates to a small Southern town to join her fiancé. Meanwhile, L.A. lawyer Roy Kline (Robert Treveiler) has also made the move to Chester, N.C., to care for his dying mother. Tragic circumstances thrust the newcomers together, and they embark on a journey of healing, forgiveness, friendship and love in this romantic drama from writer-director Rebecca Cook.

    Directed by:

  • Rebecca Bagley Cook
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    He Likes Guys
    rating:2.8

    He Likes Guys

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This anthology of gay men's shorts offers an eclectic mix of comic, dramatic and erotic films, including "Laundromat," in which two young men at a relationship crossroads come face-to-face with the joys and challenges of long-term commitment. Other titles in this provocative collection include "Silver Road," "Steam," "Traces," "Babysitting Andy," "Waiting for Yvette," "Seeing You in Circles" and "Just."

    Directed by:

  • Damien Rea
  • Bill Taylor
  • Rachel Zisser
  • David Maurice Gil
  • Edward Gunawan
  • Sam McConnell
  • Justin Ross
  • Pat Mills
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Day Night Day Night
    rating:2.8

    Day Night Day Night

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. Inspired in part by a story in a Russian newspaper and playing off cinematic depictions of Joan of Arc, the film transpires on the girl's face.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Loktev
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Running with the Hitman
    rating:2.8

    Running with the Hitman

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Gideon Schub is so distraught by his son-in-law's threats to cut off his visits with his grandson that he decides to hire loan collector Nathan "The Nat" Winkler to ice him. Unfortunately, neither Gideon nor Nathan is well-versed in murder.

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Home
    rating:2.8

    Home

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Poet Inga (Marcia Gay Harden) wants to buy and restore an old house that reminds her of her childhood. The situation -- along with her suffering marriage, her beloved daughter (Eulala Scheel), a dark family history and a surprise diagnosis -- provides Inga with plenty of material. Wrestling with her issues through her poetry -- which she inevitably discards -- Inga inches closer to a realization that will change her forever in this stirring drama.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Haverstick
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    What Matters Most
    rating:2.8

    What Matters Most

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Set against the backdrop of a small Texas town, writer-director Jane Cusumano's touching drama centers on the star-crossed romance between cattle ranch heir Lucas Warner (Chad Allen) and working-class teen Heather Stone (Polly Cole). Loosely based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," this contemporary adaptation also stars Tamara Clatterbuck as Heather's hardworking mother, Anita, and Marshall R. Teague as Lucas's overbearing father, Raymond.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Cusumano
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Morvern Callar
    rating:2.8

    Morvern Callar

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Morvern Callar, a poor Scottish clerk, wakes to find that her boyfriend has committed suicide. Sensing an opportunity, Morvern claims authorship of his unpublished novel. When the money starts pouring in, Morvern and her pal Lanna take off for Spain.

    Directed by:

  • Lynne Ramsay
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Drop Dead Roses
    rating:2.8

    Drop Dead Roses

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Everyguy Shawn (Brian O'Halloran) and his buddy Jason (Eddie McGee) have tapped into a unique market and figured out how to turn it into a successful business: They get revenge on your ex by delivering dead roses or mistreated chocolates, accompanied by a nasty message. But things get complicated when Shawn must make a delivery to Kayla (Diana Devlin) -- a woman he's been infatuated with. Jessica Hudson writes and directs this dark comic romp.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Hudson
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Celebrating the Art of the Short Film
    rating:2.8

    Celebrating the Art of the Short Film

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    The independent and foreign-film buffs at Film Movement round up six original short features in this unique cinematic collection, celebrating the art of the abbreviated celluloid form. Selections include "Inja" (Steven Pasvolsky and Joe Weatherstone), "Das Rad" (Chris Stenner and Heidi Wittlinger) and "Mt. Head" (Koji Yamamura), which all received Academy Award nominations, and the Sundance selection "Sangam" (Prashant Bhargava).

    Directed by:

  • Joe Weatherstone
  • Steven Pasvolsky
  • Chris Stenner
  • Heidi Wittlinger
  • Koji Yamamura
  • Prashant Bhargava
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Zoe
    rating:2.8

    Zoe

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Fed up with her unstable mother and her mother's abusive boyfriend, teenage Zoe (Vanessa Zima) leaves behind her bland Midwestern suburb and heads out West with two of her friends (Victoria Davis and Stephi Lineburg), hoping to get in touch with her Cherokee roots in New Mexico. Along the way, Zoe encounters a soul mate of sorts in Cecilia (Jenny Seagrove), a British woman who's mourning the death of her mother.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Attoinese
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Eve of Understanding
    rating:2.8

    Eve of Understanding

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Donna (Rebecca Lowman) embarks on a road trip through the American Southwest to make peace with her family's past and deliver a trunk full of mementos inherited from her recently deceased mother. As the traveler finds homes for each of the items, she uncovers family secrets and comes to a deeper understanding of her tumultuous upbringing. Can her ultimate goal -- to scatter the ashes of her mother -- lead to a whole new life?

    Directed by:

  • Alyson Shelton
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Daltry Calhoun
    rating:2.8

    Daltry Calhoun

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Businessman Daltry tackles the toughest job in his life when his estranged daughter comes to live with him in this dark comedy. With business in a downswing, the golf mogul struggles to keep the profits rolling in while trying to be a good father.

    Directed by:

  • Katrina Holden Bronson
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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