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Friends with Money
rating:2.8

Friends with Money

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's bittersweet tale examines the evolving lives of four female friends living in Los Angeles: married and financially secure Jane (Frances McDormand), Franny (Joan Cusack) and Christine (Catherine Keener), and their single friend Olivia (Jennifer Aniston). As the friends move from one group event to the next, married life starts showing cracks for Jane, Franny and Christine, while Olivia struggles to find herself.

Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Wildflowers
    rating:2.8

    Wildflowers

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Raised in a commune and now drifting away from her well-meaning single-parent father, teenager Cally (Clea DuVall) meets the radical artist Sabine (Daryl Hannah) in a café and is instantly drawn to her. When Sabine leaves her notebook behind, Cally begins to infiltrate the older woman's life, gathering clues about the things they have in common and eventually seducing Sabine's boyfriend (Eric Roberts).

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Painter
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Go Fish
    rating:2.8

    Go Fish

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Brash lesbian Camille "Max" West (Guinevere Turner) is looking for romance in this hip, film festival favorite. Sick of hearing Max whine about her love life, her roommate sets Max up with the bashful, older -- and frumpy -- Ely (V.S. Brodie). Not surprisingly, their meeting doesn't exactly set off fireworks. But just as Max begins to believe she's destined to be alone, she discovers that life's best surprises sometimes come in ordinary packages.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
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    The Pack
    rating:2.8

    The Pack

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Lucie Arnaz stars in this modern social drama, based on actual events and court cases, about the responsibility smokers bear for the health risks they may inflict on other people, intentionally or not. The district attorney (Carlos Leon) elects to prosecute widow Eleanor Jordan for murder because her husband died of lung cancer after breathing her secondhand smoke for 30 years -- a case brought to his attention by the couple's son (Ryan Homchick).

    Directed by:

  • Alyssa Rallo Bennett
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Show Me
    rating:2.8

    Show Me

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    When two squeegee kids (Allegra Fulton and Gabriel Hogan) confront Sarah Tabbot (Michelle Nolden) while she's stopped in her car, the slow-burning fuse is lit on a tense game of cat and mouse with the mice being the pursuers. Under duress with the street urchins in tow, Sarah continues her trip to an isolated cottage where the unlikely trio plays mind games with one another in search of some vague truth just out of reach.

    Directed by:

  • Cassandra Nicolaou
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Girls on Film 2
    rating:2.8

    Girls on Film 2

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Lesbian filmmakers explore themes of love and acceptance in this sampling of shorts from Power Up, which promotes the work of gay women in the media. In "D.E.B.S.," schoolgirls are trained to become elite crime fighters. "Give or Take an Inch" features siblings accepting their sister's impending sex-change operation. In "Fly Cherry," a young girl befriends an outcast. "Gay Propaganda" presents scenes from film classics remade with gay characters.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Normal Adolescent Behavior: Havoc 2
    rating:2.8

    Normal Adolescent Behavior: Havoc 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this provocative drama from director Beth Schacter, a group of high schoolers swears off the Friday night carousing and one-night stands that are part and parcel of the contemporary teen scene. Attempting to rise above it all, Wendy (Amber Tamblyn) and her circle of friends explore their budding sexuality within the clique, swapping partners every week. But group loyalties are tested when Wendy falls for her new neighbor (Ashton Holmes).

    Directed by:

  • Beth Schacter
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Inescapable
    rating:2.8

    Inescapable

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by Helen Lesnick, this sexually frank drama follows the steamy affair that Chloe and Jessie carry on behind their girlfriends' backs. But as the new lovers' fling becomes more passionate, they find themselves plagued by guilt.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Lesnick
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Diggers
    rating:2.8

    Diggers

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Paul Rudd, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose and Ron Eldard star in this coming-of-age story about a group of friends who reluctantly follow in their families' footsteps and face what they deem a bleak existence as clam diggers on Long Island. Directed by Katherine Dieckmann, this touching dramedy follows the companions as they struggle to cope with their predestined futures while dreaming of better lives.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Dieckmann
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Nights and Weekends
    rating:2.8

    Nights and Weekends

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig (collaborators on the indie fave Hannah Takes the Stairs) write, direct and star in this penetrating character study about a couple dealing with the ups and downs of maintaining a long-distance relationship. Despite their deep love for each other, James and Mattie are forced to face the possibility that traveling back and forth between New York and Chicago may ultimately spell the demise of their relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Greta Gerwig
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    I Love You, Don't Touch Me
    rating:2.8

    I Love You, Don't Touch Me

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Intent on finding the man of her dreams, a young woman hits the dating scene in this romantic comedy. Katie (Marla Schaffel) endures one bad date after another in her quest to find Mr. Right. She rejects her best friend, Ben (Mitchell Whitfield), when he expresses his interest in her, choosing suave Richard (Michael Harris) instead. Richard seems perfect at first, but Katie learns the hard way that true love was right in front of her all along.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Watching You
    rating:2.8

    Watching You

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Catch some of the best lesbian-themed short films from around the world in this fascinating collection. The selections include "4PM," a British movie in which a one-night stand brings comic relief; the Israeli feature "Watching You," in which the green-eyed monster -- jealousy -- rears its hideous head; "Dear Emily," an American short in which an older woman reminisces over her first crush, and more.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema: 1922-1954: Vol. 3
    rating:2.8

    Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema: 1922-1954: Vol. 3

    1922Runtime:0 minutes
    Explore the experimental film of the early days of cinema with this superb compilation of shorts, features and outtakes culled from the prolific collections of Raymond Rohauer and the George Eastman House. This volume includes works from Alberto Cavalcanti, Willard Maas, Sidney Peterson, Mary Ellen Bute, Chester Kessler, John Whitney, Dimitri Kirsanoff, Dudley Murphy, Marc'o, James Sibley Watson and others.

    Directed by:

  • Alberto Cavalcanti
  • Charles F. Klein
  • Ted Nemeth
  • Theodore Huff
  • Sidney Peterson
  • Chester Kessler
  • Willard Maas
  • John Whitney
  • John E. Schmitz
  • Dudley Murphy
  • James Sibley Watson
  • Marc'o
  • Kent Munson
  • Mary Ellen Bute
  • Dimitri Kirsanoff
  • James Broughton
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    She Likes Girls 2
    rating:2.8

    She Likes Girls 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This collection of lesbian short films offers thought-provoking dramas and lighthearted comedies that will touch and entertain viewers. The stories explore universal themes such as love, family and identity from a uniquely lesbian perspective. Some of the standouts include "Peace Talk," which deals with childhood crushes; "High Heels on Wheels," which explores women's roller derby; and "Such Great Joy," about a young woman trying to come out.

    Directed by:

  • Abbe Robinson
  • Amber Sharp
  • Isold Uggadottir
  • Jennifer Malmquist
  • Michelle Kramer
  • Nicola Marsh
  • Tina Mabry
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Female Perversions
    rating:2.8

    Female Perversions

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This movie tests Louise J. Kaplan's novel, through the character of Eve, a young, successful attorney. Caught between her career aspirations and her desire to help her kleptomaniac sister, Eve walks a tightrope between toughness and vulnerability.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Streitfeld
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Creating Karma
    rating:2.8

    Creating Karma

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A product of the '60s in every sense, Karma (Carol Lee Sirugo) has built a life of yuppie creature comforts as editor of a New York fashion magazine -- but when the gig goes south, she stumbles back into the arms, and ways, of her eccentric family. In this screwball New Age satire, Karma transforms herself from urban achiever to sensitive poet, with a little help from her hippie half-sister (director Jill Wisoff) and mom (Karen Lynn Gorney).

    Directed by:

  • Jill Wisoff
  • 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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