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The Off Hours
rating:2.6

The Off Hours

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Short-order waitress Francine works the night shift at a freeway diner, waiting for her real life to begin and wondering if it ever will. When truck driver Oliver begins showing up at her counter, it looks as if she may have her answer.

Directed by:

  • Megan Griffiths
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Red Hook
    rating:2.6

    Red Hook

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Despite her better judgment, college freshman Jenny (Christina Brucato) reluctantly agrees to join her new friends in a New York City scavenger hunt. As the group receives mysterious text message clues, they're sent to dark, dangerous corners of the city. Soon, they realize that this is no innocent game, and winning could mean the difference between life and death. Terrence Mann, Hollis Scarborough and Frankie Shaw co-star in this thriller.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Lucas
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Humpday
    rating:2.6

    Humpday

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After hanging out with some hedonistic acquaintances, best pals Andrew (Joshua Leonard) and Ben (Mark Duplass) find their friendship tested in strange new ways when a dare leads them to contemplate filming a live sex scene together for an amateur porn festival. As the shoot date looms, our heroes must contend with two major logistical difficulties: Ben's wife, Anna (Alycia Delmore); and their heterosexuality. The indie comedy screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Lynn Shelton
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Tollbooth
    rating:2.6

    The Tollbooth

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Determined to make it big in the New York City art world -- and to live an unconventional life -- 22-year-old Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff) can't shake the influence of her domineering Jewish-American parents (Ronald Guttman and Tovah Feldshuh). But as Sarabeth's family starts to come apart at the seams, she's forced to make a tough choice in director Debra Kirschner's witty indie comedy. Rob McElhenney plays Sarabeth's gentile boyfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Kirschner
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Tanner Hall
    rating:2.6

    Tanner Hall

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A hint of Jane Austen runs through this coming-of-age drama set in a New England boarding school for the daughters of the rich. The arrival of Victoria (Georgia King), a manipulative new pupil, quickly signals the end of innocence for returning student Fernanda (Rooney Mara). In short order, the preppy, tranquil atmosphere of knee socks and cardigans at Tanner Hall gives way to a world of tangled emotions among the schoolgirls.

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Gregorini
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Freak Weather
    rating:2.6

    Freak Weather

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Selfish and despicable Penny (Jacqueline McKenzie) and her son (Jacob Chase) have just been booted out of Penny's boyfriend's apartment. And for the next 48 hours, the dispossessed twosome shuttles around Los Angeles in Penny's truck, conjuring a plan to get back on the boyfriend's good side -- and get off the street. Costars Aida Turturro as a freaked-out drug addict (shades of her role on "The Sopranos"). Written and directed by Mary Kuryla.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Kuryla
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Eden's Curve
    rating:2.6

    Eden's Curve

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Peter (Sam Levine) never expected college to be so rife with sexcapades, but that's what it is for him. Before long, he hooks up with his roommate, Joe (Trevor Lissauer), and his girlfriend, Bess (Amber Taylor), forming a strangely comfortable threesome. He also finds himself attracted to his frat brother William (Bryan Carroll), who may or may not return the sentiment. Even his professor (Julio Perillian) wants to bed him. Will the madness stop?

    Directed by:

  • Anne Misawa
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    First Out: Vol. 2
    rating:2.6

    First Out: Vol. 2

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    A teacher who falls for a younger student, two lovers who discover they're sexually incompatible, and three friends who let a love triangle come between them are a few of the compelling characters you'll meet in this collection of gay short films. In other tales, two women living in a retirement community go wild for a "Sexy Grandpa," and two strangers on a train share an incredible experience in "Connected."

    Directed by:

  • Borga Dorter
  • Broderick Fox
  • Corey Ziemniak
  • Amy Taylor
  • Alexandra Steele
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Bar Girls
    rating:2.6

    Bar Girls

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Stood up yet again at Los Angeles' Girl Bar by her gorgeous but flaky girlfriend, successful TV cartoon writer Loretta (Nancy Allison Wolfe) fears she may never find her soul mate. But then in walks Rachael (Liza D'Agostino), an aspiring actress who more than catches Loretta's eye. They hit it off brilliantly, but when another woman starts flirting with Rachel, Loretta's jealousy flares up and their life together is threatened.

    Directed by:

  • Marita Giovanni
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Memron
    rating:2.6

    Memron

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Nancy Hower directs this improvisational romp through the ruins of corporate fraud. Memron was the greatest company in the world, until the bosses cooked the books and mugged everyone blind. Now the busted CEO rules the prison yard golf course, while a group of ex-employees struggle with the absurdities of starting over from nothing. Document shredding, cooked books and unemployment have never been so much fun! Tim Bagley and Claire Forlani star.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Hower
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Besotted
    rating:2.6

    Besotted

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time writer-director Holly Angell Hardman joins an ensemble cast in this modern-day fairy tale set in a quaint New England fishing village. Arriving in Cape Cod for the summer, a sorceress (Hardman) and her apprentice (Cole Murray) get to work making matches -- and mischief -- for a group of lovesick locals, including the town drunk (Jim Chiros), an herbalist (Amy Wright) and a woman who runs a lobster boat (Susan Gibney).

    Directed by:

  • Holly Hardman
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Fun in Girls' Shorts
    rating:2.6

    Fun in Girls' Shorts

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This eclectic anthology from Frameline -- San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival -- rounds up six of its best lesbian-themed shorts from America, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The lineup includes "Outside," helmed by Jenn Kao; "Airplanes," from Jen Heck; "Can You Take It? directed by Justine Morris; Carolina Roca-Smith's "Members Only"; "Hi Maya" by Claudia Lorenz; and "Hung" from director Guinevere Turner.

    Directed by:

  • Jenn Kao
  • Jen Heck
  • Justine Morris
  • Carolina Roca-Smith
  • Guinevere Turner
  • Claudia Lorenz
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    White Lies
    rating:2.6

    White Lies

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    An alienated teen in a multi-ethnic high school with doubts about multiculturalism finds solace on an internet chat room for similarly disaffected youth. Catherine Chapman quickly hooks up with the shadowy National Identity Movement led by the charismatic Inga Kolneder, played by two-time academy Award nominee Lynn Redgrave. Before she comes up for air, Chapman is knee deep in the racist group's holy trinity of sex, blood, and hate rock.

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Game of Death
    rating:2.6

    The Game of Death

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1899 London, depressed war hero Henry Joyce (David Morrissey) -- distraught over his wife's death -- joins the Suicide Club, a secretive aristocratic society that caters to the final desires of those willing to pay with their lives. But when Henry meets lone female member Sarah Wolverton (Catherine Siggins), he has second thoughts about his decision in this well-scripted drama based on Robert Louis Stevenson's short story "The Suicide Club."

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Samuels
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Shorts!: Vol. 2
    rating:2.6

    Shorts!: Vol. 2

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Make the film festival circuit right in your own living room with this collection of 16 of the best shorts (over three hours of film) that screened at such events as the Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes and Telluride film fests. Shorts from various directors and different countries include "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness," "Home Road Movies," "And the Redman Went Green" and "Mouse." Directors' commentaries are also included.

    Directed by:

  • Matt McCormick
  • Barbara Bird
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Celebrity Mix
    rating:2.6

    Celebrity Mix

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This compilation of short films boasts an eclectic roster of small- and big-screen celebrities. Films include "Laud Weiner," "House Hunting," "Curiosity," "Dysenchanted," "Dependable People," "Media Whore," "Waking Dreams" and "Mr. Dramatic." Lewis Black, Laura Kightlinger, Amy Acker, Oliver Hudson, James Belushi, David Hyde Pierce, Coolio, Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Alexis Bledel, Taye Diggs and Tina Holmes are among the celebrity cast members.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Kightlinger
  • rating:2.6 2.6 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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