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101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)
rating:2.4

101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)

2000Runtime:0 minutes
In this independent comedy from first-time director Jennifer B. Katz, Watson (Wendy Hoopes) is fresh out of college and looks forward to obtaining and balancing two of her main priorities -- her career and her love life. She faces trouble with both, finding herself struggling to keep her beloved Volvo and to find a worthwhile man. Will her car be repossessed, or will her love life?

Directed by:

  • Jennifer B. Katz
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Eighth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival
    rating:2.4

    Eighth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Tackling the timeliest, most pressing issues of the day, the Media That Matters Film Festival aims to inspire action with its thought-provoking roster of entries from filmmakers from around the world. Selections from the eighth annual event include "Hammoudi," a portrait of a boy's life in Lebanon; "A Loud Color," about post-Katrina New Orleans; and "Every Third Bite," which delves into the mysterious worldwide disappearance of honeybees.

    Directed by:

  • Anwar Saab
  • Brent Joseph
  • Melissa Young
  • Mark Dworkin
  • Melissa Mummert
  • Rene Dongo
  • Magee McIlvaine
  • Ben Herson
  • Chris Moore
  • Randy Vasquez
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Freebie
    rating:2.4

    The Freebie

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this sexy indie comedy from actress-turned-writer/director Katie Aselton, a young couple in a bit of a relationship slump make a pact that they're each allowed to have a one-night stand with another person, no questions asked. Naturally, this kind of thing always sounds easier and a lot more fun than it actually is, as they both soon discover. Ever-reliable comic actor Dax Shepard plays the male half of the equation.

    Directed by:

  • Kathryn Aselton
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    River of Grass
    rating:2.4

    River of Grass

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Cozy and Lee (Lisa Bowman and Larry Fessenden), lovers who are as criminally inclined as they come, plan a road spree of robbery and mayhem. But after bungling a series of heists and having to outrun the police for a crime they didn't commit, they decide that doin' what comes naturally requires more effort than they can exert. Talk about laid-back gangsters!

    Directed by:

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Well
    rating:2.4

    The Well

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A probing psychological drama involving two lonely and sexually unfulfilled women in rural Australia. When an old maid takes on a unstable party-girl for househelp, the blinding monotony of life ceases, only to be replaced by mystery and suspicion. The pair forge an odd, co-dependent relationship plagued by questionable sanity, dark secrets and tragedy.

    Directed by:

  • Samantha Lang
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Coney Island Baby
    rating:2.3

    Coney Island Baby

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time director Amy Hobby presents a breezy romantic comedy set in the small Irish town of Sligo (aka Coney Island), where Billy Hayes (screenwriter Karl Geary), a former small-time crook, has returned after a stint in New York City. But Billy's plans to take his former flame, Bridget (Laura Fraser), back with him to the States to run a gas station don't sit too well with the locals -- especially since Bridget is engaged to be married.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Hobby
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The World According to Shorts
    rating:2.3

    The World According to Shorts

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Hailing from opposite ends of the globe, six filmmakers contribute to this eclectic collection of short films, masterfully compiled by producer Jonathan Howell to create a stunning mosaic of the world via cinema. Shorts include Adam Guzinski's "Antichrist," Daniel Askill's "We Have Decided Not to Die," Hans Petter Moland's "United We Stand," Jane Malaquias's "The Old Woman's Step," Hugo Maza's "La Perra" and Andreas Hykade's animated "Ring of Fire."

    Directed by:

  • Hugo Maza
  • Daniel Askill
  • Adam Guzinski
  • Jane Malaquias
  • Andreas Hykade
  • Hans Petter Moland
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    In Passing
    rating:2.3

    In Passing

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    With New York City as a backdrop, actress Vanessa Kelly (Veronica Mittenzwei) and playwright Julia Garrison (Lisa Rothe) fall in love in this tender lesbian romance that faces a singular set of challenges. Being a couple proves complicated as Vanessa and Julia open their hearts, becoming more involved and more vulnerable -- and when one of the women violates the other's hard-earned trust, their relationship lands on the rocks.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Fitzgerald
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Rain
    rating:2.3

    Rain

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Katherine Lindberg's stark drama proves that still waters run deep ... and dangerous. Iowa housewife Ellen Biddle (Melora Walters) has had all she can take thanks to a drought that's destroying the family farm, unsympathetic creditors and a cheating husband. Unable to contain her simmering rage any longer, Ellen kills her two-timing spouse -- an act that brings long-buried secrets to light, threatening to unravel the entire town.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Lindberg
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Elsa Letterseed
    rating:2.3

    Elsa Letterseed

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Violin prodigy Elsa Letterseed (Garian Grewe) suffers an incapacitating illness during puberty, leaving her unable to perform and rendering her talent worthless. Sent to the hospital for a short stay, she awakens to find that five years have passed, and her parents are dead. Penniless, homeless and devoid of musical skills, Elsa struggles to survive as she searches for a new purpose and path in this emotional drama helmed by Sarah Kreutz.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah C. Kreutz
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Two Friends
    rating:2.3

    Two Friends

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Australian director Jane Campion's feature-length debut tells the story of best friends Louise (Emma Coles) and Kelly (Kris Bidenko), who grow apart after Kelly's judgmental stepfather (Peter Hehir) refuses to allow her to attend the elite women's school that Louise is attending. Told in reverse chronological order, the drama explores Kelly's foray into drugs and punk rock, Louise's withdrawal into her studies and their childhood friendship.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Short Track
    rating:2.3

    Short Track

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Stock car racer Blake Beckett (Pepper Sweeney) struggles with the fact that he never made it to the nationals like his father (Patrick Gorman). When his daughter (Ann Bratton) falls for a hotshot driver named Indy (Joshua Snyder), Blake sees his own lost opportunities in the young man's ability. Mathis Fender and Barbara Niven co-star as Blake's deaf race car-driving son and sympathetic wife in this heartfelt comedy-drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marie Hopkins
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Slippery Slope
    rating:2.3

    Slippery Slope

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    To amp her cash flow and bail her indie masterpiece out of hock at the lab, high-minded feminist director Gillian (Kelly Hutchinson) joins the crew of an independent film of a different sort -- a pornographic skin flick. The plot thickens when the film's director walks off the set and Gillian agrees to take the reins. All the while, her clueless husband (Jim True-Frost) has no idea how she's been spending her days.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Schenck
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Fun in Girls' Shorts 2
    rating:2.3

    Fun in Girls' Shorts 2

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Frameline -- which produces the annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival -- presents its second compilation of notable selections from the world of lesbian film, featuring a diverse array of narrative, documentary and animated shorts. Highlights include a same-sex send-up of soap operas, a tale of two antique dolls who partake in a nighttime tryst, and the true story of a lesbian who makes a remarkable discovery about her ancestors.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Brending
  • Amy Neil
  • Erik Gernand
  • Kekeletso Khena
  • Robert Gaston
  • Tonnette Stanford
  • Quentin Kruger
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Another Planet
    rating:2.3

    Another Planet

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Cassandra Jones (Sandy Daley), a disillusioned young black woman searching for more meaning in her life, enters a foreign exchange program and is shipped to a pig farm in Canada. There, she mediates between a husband opposed to change and his more daring wife. But after meeting a homesick African exchange student, Cassandra becomes concerned that none of her own adventurous expectations will come true.

    Directed by:

  • Christene Browne
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Red Meat
    rating:2.3

    Red Meat

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    The Red Meat Club is a gathering of male friends who discuss macho topics over a steak after a trip to the spa. Stefan and Chris meet to partake in the masculine ritual and run into Victor, an old friend. Sitting in a restaurant, the three men regale each other with tales of their most lurid sexual experiences -- but Victor tops them all with a shocking story concerning a woman (Lara Flynn Boyle) with whom he had a relationship as she was dying.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Burnett
  • rating:2.3 2.3 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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