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Illegal Use of Joe Zopp
rating:2.7

Illegal Use of Joe Zopp

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Seven years after leaving his Wisconsin hometown -- and his parents (Michael Cook and Donna Davidson) -- behind for good, former child prodigy Joe Zopp (Nick Holle) returns to dispel a vicious rumor that he's dead. But unraveling the circumstances of his own demise turns out to be a grand adventure. Sarah Rykal directs this oddball indie comedy shot on location for, according to the producers, "less than the cost of a used Corolla."

Directed by:

  • Sarah Rykal
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Manna from Heaven
    rating:2.7

    Manna from Heaven

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    One day, a New York community receives a mysterious gift: a series of $20 bills that rain down on them from above. Teresa (Hallee Hirsh), whom everyone in the neighborhood views as a saint, is certain it is an offering from God. When Teresa (later played by Ursula Burton) gets older, she finds her true calling as a nun and decides everyone from her old neighborhood should return the money. Unfortunately, no one seems eager to cough it up. ...

    Directed by:

  • Gabrielle Burton
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    Steal Me
    rating:2.7

    Steal Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Trailing his wayward mom to Montana, 15-year-old kleptomaniac Jake (Danny Alexander) finds refuge with an all-American family that doesn't seem to care about his checkered past. Unfortunately, he can't resist the urge to lift random items from around their house. Meanwhile, Jake -- who has a penchant for older women -- beds the middle-aged next-door neighbor (Toby Poser) and seduces the lady of the house (Cara Seymour).

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Painter
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Shorts: Vol. 4
    rating:2.7

    Shorts: Vol. 4

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Sixteen award-winning film festival shorts are showcased in this anthology that includes "Maestro," a 2006 Academy Award nominee for Best Short (Animated). Other titles are "Dog Years," "Rain Is Falling," "Goodnight Bill," "At Dawning," "Insomnia," "Winning the Peace," "Learn Self Defense," "Rave Against the Machine," "The Silent Treatment," "Raccoon," "Mantis Parable," "Dinner Conversation," "Snowblink," "Exhibit 42" and "Ten Steps."

    Directed by:

  • Sam Hearn
  • Richard Penfold
  • Holger Ernst
  • John Mitchell
  • Jeremy Kipp Walker
  • Martin Jones
  • Vladimir Leschiov
  • Eli Kaufman
  • Chris Harding
  • Richard Rudy
  • James Harvey
  • Peter Lydon
  • Trey Nelson
  • Josh Staub
  • Jim Cashman
  • Sophie Barthes
  • Andrij Parekh
  • Glenn Komsky
  • Brendan Muldowney
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    Festival Shorts Collection
    rating:2.7

    Festival Shorts Collection

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Eight entertaining live-action and animated short films from around the world -- including Spain, Germany, France, Great Britain and Canada -- make up this unique collection. Included are "The Dance Lesson," which follows an amusing dance class; "No Bikini," which centers on a problem arising from an ill-fitting bikini top; "The Sickie," about an employee ditching work; and "Diamonds in a Bucket," the tale of two longtime losers looking for love.

    Directed by:

  • Igor Legarreta
  • Emilio Perez
  • Chris Stenner
  • Arvid Uibel
  • Philippe Prouff
  • Rupert Jones
  • Sherry White
  • Pauline Pinson
  • Claudia Morgado Escanilla
  • Firas Momani
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Old Joy
    rating:2.7

    Old Joy

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When old friends Mark (Daniel London) and Kurt (Will Oldham) embark on a weekend camping trip in the Oregon Cascades, they find themselves exploring much more than nature in this meditation on friendship, memory and generational malaise. As the men journey deeper into the wilderness -- first losing, and then finding, their way -- they struggle to find common ground in the divergent paths they've chosen.

    Directed by:

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Four Last Songs
    rating:2.7

    Four Last Songs

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    American pianist Larry (Stanley Tucci) tries to arrange a concert of a recently deceased composer's work at a Mediterranean getaway, only to be fought tooth and nail by the island's inhabitants. The dead man's widow, his beautiful mistress, nosy and drunken neighbors, a jealous girlfriend and a suddenly appearing long-lost daughter only add to Larry's troubles. The ensemble comedy's gifted cast includes Rhys Ifans, Hugh Bonneville and Jena Malone.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Joseph
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Triumph of Love
    rating:2.7

    Triumph of Love

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    It's cross-dressing farce at its finest when a princess (Mira Sorvino) attempts to restore her land to its rightful heir, Agis (Jay Rodan), but must resort to disguising herself when it becomes clear Agis will have nothing to do with her. Sheltered from the world by a philosopher (Ben Kingsley), Agis is clueless about the seductive power of his chiseled looks, until the princess takes it upon herself to educate him in matters of the heart.

    Directed by:

  • Clare Peploe
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Yes
    rating:2.7

    Yes

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A love affair develops between an American woman (Joan Allen) and a Middle Eastern man (Simon Abkarian) in this tale of religion, politics and sex. Tired of her loveless marriage with her politician husband (Sam Neill), the woman embarks on a journey with her Lebanese lover. But if their passionate romance is to last through trips to London, Beirut and Havana, they must each overcome cultural and personal prejudices. Shirley Henderson co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Upstate
    rating:2.7

    Upstate

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After emerging from isolation following her mother's death, Liz (Iracel Rivero) decides to travel to the Catskills to bond with her oldest friend, Steve (Max Arnaud), a newlywed living in rural bliss. But the reunion proves fraught with complications. Steve's wife, Sylvia (Suzan Mikiel Kennedy), senses danger in the old friends' closeness, while Steve and Liz struggle to work out their feelings for each other.

    Directed by:

  • Andrew Luis
  • Katherine Nolfi
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    In the Shadows
    rating:2.7

    In the Shadows

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Cash-strapped waitress Cynthia (Molly Parker) takes a job caring for moneyed cancer patient Eleanor Dunston (Joely Richardson). When she shows an interest in Cynthia's boyfriend, Buck (Aden Young), Cynthia persuades him to pose as her half brother so he can seduce the dying woman into leaving him her fortune. Writer-director Meg Richman transplants Henry James' classic novel The Wings of the Dove to Seattle's 1990s grunge scene.

    Directed by:

  • Meg Richman
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Across the Moon
    rating:2.7

    Across the Moon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking to start life anew, two disparate women -- Carmen (Elizabeth Peña) and Kathy (Christina Applegate) -- leave Los Angeles behind to be near their boyfriends (Peter Berg and Tony Fields), who are serving time in a Mojave Desert prison. Kathy and Carmen share a tumbledown trailer owned by a slimy defense attorney and struggle financially as they await their men's release. How will the ladies survive when authorities seize their home?

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Gottlieb
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Boxing Helena
    rating:2.7

    Boxing Helena

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Gifted surgeon Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) seems to have it all -- except his heart's fondest desire: coldhearted temptress Helena (Sherilyn Fenn), who unceremoniously dumps him after a one-night stand. Though she repeatedly rebuffs Nick, he maintains his obsessive pursuit. When Helena becomes a hit-and-run victim in front of Nick's mansion, the disarming doctor takes her inside, imprisons her and literally turns her into his personal Venus.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Chambers Lynch
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Fires Within
    rating:2.7

    Fires Within

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    When her journalist husband Nestor is imprisoned in Cuba for his political beliefs, Isabel flees the country with her daughter. Saved off the shores of Miami by a fisherman, she soon falls deeply in love with her rescuer. But just as she's on the verge of building a life with him, Nestor unexpectedly appears.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Red Road
    rating:2.7

    Red Road

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In director Andrea Arnold's taut thriller, which captured the 2006 Cannes Jury Prize, far-removed Jackie (Kate Dickie) uses her job as a security surveillance monitor to zoom in on her little corner of Glasgow, Scotland, via cameras placed throughout the city. One day, she sees the familiar face of Clyde (Tony Curran), a man whom she never imagined she would see again -- and who figures prominently in a dark episode of Jackie's past.

    Directed by:

  • Andrea Arnold
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Tart
    rating:2.7

    Tart

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    After becoming part of the snooty in crowd at school, 16-year-old Cat Storm ends up involved in a depraved world of drug use, sex and -- during a weekend at a well-appointed country estate -- a grisly murder.

    Directed by:

  • Christina Wayne
  • rating:2.7 2.7 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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