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Girls Kissing
rating:2.2

Girls Kissing

2003Runtime:0 minutes
Barbara Lee's fast-paced documentary explores lesbianism from a variety of angles, including how pop culture is changing society's outlook on the subject. Radio show host Sue Johanson ("Sunday Night Sex Show") comments on social and political issues, and Lee's film captures a range of personal experience and opinion on the subject through candid interviews with real-life couples, porn stars, gay activists, Christian crusaders and many others.

Directed by:

  • Barbara K. Lee
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Temps
    rating:2.2

    Temps

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria Burton directs this independent comic drama about five postcollege pals who struggle to reconcile their dreams and ambitions for the future with the need to bring home a regular paycheck right now. As some use temp jobs to buy time while they pursue their art, others see their positions as the first rung on the corporate ladder. The ensemble cast includes Gabrielle Burton, Robert Pemberton, Katrina Stevens, Tim Bohn and Ursula Burton.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Burton
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Lime Salted Love
    rating:2.2

    Lime Salted Love

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    After engaging in an affair with his brother's lonely wife, Isabella (Kate del Castillo), affection-hungry hipster Chase (Joe Hall) becomes entangled in a confusing love triangle with emotionally damaged Ellie (Danielle Agnello) and sexually aggressive Zephyr (Kristanna Loken). Set in Los Angeles, this surreal drama employs an intriguing nonlinear structure and explores such themes as abandonment, guilt and pain.

    Directed by:

  • Danielle Agnello
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Scrubbers
    rating:2.2

    Scrubbers

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Two girls escape a detention center: Annetta wants to visit her baby daughter, and Carol wants to be recaptured and sent to the prison where her girlfriend is an inmate. But things don't quite work out as planned.

    Directed by:

  • Mai Zetterling
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Secret Shorts
    rating:2.2

    Secret Shorts

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This collection of eight well-crafted shorts from indie filmmakers in America, Britain and Australia features Oscar nominee Melissa Leo as a troubled woman who has a fateful meeting with a mysterious hitchhiker in "No Shoulder." Leo also appears in "Dear Lemon Lima," a tale about love and broken hearts. Other titles in the anthology include "Birth," in which a lab worker is confronted with a clone, and "La même nuit," about an observant concierge.

    Directed by:

  • Suzi Yoonessi
  • Kiran Shah
  • Chaitan Kit Shah
  • Helen Watkins
  • Jonathan Newman
  • Brian Lien
  • Gracie Otto
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Whatever It Takes
    rating:2.2

    Whatever It Takes

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Desperate to trade their painful lives for a fresh start in America, two Russian women (Lika Levskaya and Elena Carnicki) leave everything behind but find that there are still problems waiting for them in their adopted country. Each starts out by trying to navigate her strange and unfamiliar world alone, but ultimately, they find strength in each other. Levskaya and Carnicki also write and direct this drama, which contains graphic sexual content.

    Directed by:

  • Lika Levskaya
  • Elena Carnicki
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    The Nightowls of Coventry
    rating:2.1

    The Nightowls of Coventry

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Despite its mediocre food, Marv's restaurant has long been a fixture of Cleveland's Coventry Rd. neighborhood. But over time, its faithful patrons have given way to proto-yuppies gunning for neighborhood improvements such as shutting down Marv's. Amidst this turmoil, innocent Susan tries to hold her first job bussing tables while dodging Marv's advances and keeping in good graces with the head waitress (who's having an affair with Marv).

    Directed by:

  • Laura Paglin
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Going Overboard
    rating:2.1

    Going Overboard

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    It's big laughs on the high seas as Adam Sandler plays a cruise ship waiter with his eye on becoming the ship's comedian. Unlucky with the ladies, Shecky Moskowitz (Sandler) is certain he could get the girls by wowing them with his comic stylings. Trouble is, the ship's resident funnyman isn't willing to share the spotlight. But when the comedian is thought lost at sea, Shecky gets his big break. Now the question is, will he sink or swim?

    Directed by:

  • Valerie Breiman
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Red Is the Color Of
    rating:2.1

    Red Is the Color Of

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When famous painter Mary Shaw (Irina Björklund) becomes intrigued by her artist husband David Stellar's (Peter Franzen) free-spirited nude model, Julie Belle (Eliza Pryor Nagel), the friendship leads Mary to explore her sexuality and spirituality in new ways. Meanwhile, the fragile marriage between Mary and David begins to unravel as both their lives intertwine with Julie's in this absorbing drama written and directed by Anne Norda.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Norda
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    The Northern Kingdom
    rating:2.1

    The Northern Kingdom

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    The joys and sorrows of three emotionally complex families in rural Vermont play out beneath the glow of a meteor shower in this character-driven drama from filmmaker Dorothy Lyman, who also co-stars. An Iraq veteran (Ed Blunt) faces one tragedy after another, a housekeeper (Kate Buddeke) contends with her adult son's paranoia, and a long-lost daughter (Heidi Armbruster) reunites with her mother (Lyman) in this meditation on loss and rebirth.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Lyman
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Four Corners of Suburbia
    rating:2.1

    Four Corners of Suburbia

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Teacher Walt Samson (Paul Blackthorne) is bored by his life, despite the devotion of his wife, Rachel (M├Ądchen Amick), and is intrigued by a sultry colleague. Concerned, Rachel organizes a romantic weekend getaway, but Walt derails her plans by inviting his reclusive friend, Benjamin. The desired intimacy is further dampened by the appearance of two other friends, and as they ponder their relationships, they all begin to question their choices.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Puccini
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Scream Queen
    rating:2.1

    Scream Queen

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    This quirky comedy from director Tatiana Bliss stars Liz Lavoie as Dana Lewis, the reigning queen of schlocky horror flicks. Fed up with the constant stream of shoddy scripts, she yearns for quality roles and is thrilled when she lands the lead in a new indie production. When the movie turns out to be an amateur slasher film produced by obsessed fan Jason Alves (Nipper Knapp), can Dana squeeze lemonade out of the lemon?

    Directed by:

  • Tatiana Bliss
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Tammytown
    rating:2.1

    Tammytown

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1989, transfer student Tammie Pritchett (Anna Kaye) upsets the delicate social balance of Hellgate High when she unwittingly attracts boys away from her hell-bent rival Tammy Sylvester (Jessica Aceti). While Tammy fights to bring down the newcomer, Tammie stays afloat with the help of a new lesbian pal. The laughs -- and the hair -- are big in this affectionate salute to the '80s high school experience, shot on location in western Washington.

    Directed by:

  • Phoebe Owens
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Charm
    rating:2.1

    Charm

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Underground filmmakers Sarah Reed and Sadie Shaw make their feature-length debut with this brooding horror flick. Frustrated by the apathy all around her, a discontented young woman named Rosie lashes out with increasing violence in order to provoke a reaction from the deadness in her world. Using surreal imagery, this visually compelling film also explores the themes of alienation, isolation and the destructive nature of relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Sadie Shaw
  • Sarah Reed
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Dreamers
    rating:2.1

    Dreamers

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Growing up in small-town America, two friends (Mark Ballou and Jeremy Jordan) dream of escaping their confining lives to follow their dreams and find freedom in the big city. Arriving in Los Angeles, they discover the harsh realities of the city as they enter the shadowy world of the film business. Ultimately, the two friends must choose between love and friendship -- and soon discover that life has its own destiny in store for everyone.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Lu
  • rating:2.1 2.1 Average Rating

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    Stay Until Tomorrow
    rating:2.1

    Stay Until Tomorrow

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After traveling the world, former teen star Nina (Eleanor Hutchins) decides to end her vagabond lifestyle and crash with childhood friend Jim (Barney Cheng). At first, Nina turns Jim's world upside down, but as time goes on, the quiet librarian reveals a provocative alter ego. Laura Colella's dramedy turns into a film within a film as the actor-character barrier dissolves and one cast member attempts to turn the tides by changing the story line.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Colella
  • rating:2.1 2.1 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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