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Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All Girl Bookie Joint
rating:2.0

Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All Girl Bookie Joint

1996Runtime:0 minutes
Four twenty-something women crammed into a small Manhattan apartment have dead-end jobs (or no jobs), useless boyfriends and overdue rent. They discover cash and self-esteem, however, when they set up an illegal bookie joint in their kitchen. Now that the gals can pay their bills, they begin to dream big in this film starring Pam Columbus, Pam Gray, Melody Beal, Eve Annenberg, Leo Marks and Toby Huss.

Directed by:

  • Eve Annenberg
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Brushfires
    rating:2.0

    Brushfires

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Weaving the same set of characters into one suspenseful tale, seven female directors create a mesmerizing original film based on Jessica Wilbur's poem "Brushfires." The individual segments -- "Smoke," "Mirror," "Paint Yrself," "Cancerous Circus," "Girl," "The Wind Spreads" and "Into a Cloud" -- follow timid artist Cat and her volatile roommate, Melissa; the emotionally unhinged Dakota; and down-on-his-luck janitor Lenny.

    Directed by:

  • Wendy Jo Carlton
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    She Likes Girls
    rating:2.0

    She Likes Girls

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This lesbian-themed compilation collects six sapphic tales ranging from the tender love story to hard-hitting coming-out portrayals. "The Piper" is a modern fairy tale, while "Sarang Song" is a period piece about a Black Power activist trying to hold her relationship together. Also included are "Shugar Shank," a stylish tomboy-meets-girl story; "Cosa Bella" starring Stephanie Szostak (The Devil Wears Prada); "This Boy"; and "The Uninvited."

    Directed by:

  • Fiona MacKenzie
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Last Call
    rating:1.9

    Last Call

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Three compelling stories come together in an apartment building in Santiago, Chile. A woman comes home drunk and sleeps with her lover's brother; a couple of Americans get involved in a shady deal; and a model (Elizabeth Berkley) is taken hostage. Simultaneously caught up in a set of extraordinary circumstances, these strangers are about to be strangers no more as their lives are destined to collide with colossal impact.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Lucas
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Goldirocks
    rating:1.9

    Goldirocks

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Instead of pursuing her own rock 'n' roll dreams, Goldi (Sasha Ormond) chases after rock musicians to sleep with. While cozying up to members of the band Neglected, Goldi seizes her opportunity to perform on stage and discovers her true calling as a singer. But as Goldi becomes increasingly popular and gains confidence, her new lover, Miles (Greg LeGros), becomes resentful and starts pushing her away.

    Directed by:

  • Paula Tiberius
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    City Loop
    rating:1.9

    City Loop

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in a Brisbane pizza parlor, City Loop is a night in the life of a group of confused youths whose lives are falling apart. From a virgin who's determined to change her circumstances to a girl whose crush might actually be gay to a paranoid co-worker, this gritty romantic comedy presents a series of humorous yet sincere situations that capture just how difficult it is to make the transition into adulthood.

    Directed by:

  • Belinda Chayko
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Urban Visions
    rating:1.9

    Urban Visions

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Experience urban subcultures from a different perspective with this disc's 11 short, experimental films by artists from London, New York City, Paris and other places. Among these engrossing videos is a common thread that taps into the cities' rhythms. Selections include Push; One Last Thing; Fausse Solitude; Der Letzte Flug; Pako; Hi-Fi; Novanta; When the Floor Became the Ceiling; Raus aus Seinen Kleidern; Promenaux; and The Strip Mall Trilogy.

    Directed by:

  • Gorka Aguado
  • Hilton Earl
  • Pierre-Yves Cruaud
  • Lombardi Clan
  • Nosfe
  • Sean Baker
  • GG Tarantola
  • Rudolf Buitendach
  • Corinna Schnitt
  • Stefano Canapa
  • Roger Beebe
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Muffin Man
    rating:1.9

    Muffin Man

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In the distant future, excessive junk-food eating causes humans to evolve into disgusting slobs known as Homo twinkus. Recorded from the perspective of visiting aliens, this mockumentary traces humankind's downfall at the hands of processed food. Writer-director Jessica Eisner crosses a classic tale of romance with a shocking history lesson to craft a biting social satire that critiques the excesses of modern society.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Eisner
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Tax Day
    rating:1.9

    Tax Day

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    En route to the post office to mail their tax forms on April 15, Paula (Donna Sorbello) and Irene (Kathleen Monteleone) get sidetracked by two men who take them on an urban canoe ride on which they're repeatedly diverted by odd encounters, sidewalk spectacles and flashbacks. Writer-director Laura Colella helms this award-winning indie film about cherishing friendships, living in the moment and taking advantage of unexpected opportunities.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Colella
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Naked Jane
    rating:1.9

    Naked Jane

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Jane (Renee Stahl) is a withdrawn young woman who wants to be a novelist. To support herself in this endeavor, she types term papers for college students. When her model boyfriend leaves town on assignment, Jane begins an affair with an artist named Matthew (Christian Svensson). Will this relationship force Jane to put her life in perspective once and for all, or will it simply lead to more confusion?

    Directed by:

  • Linda Kandel
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    The Young Unknowns
    rating:1.9

    The Young Unknowns

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    This gripping drama follows a day in the life of 23-year-old Charlie Fox (Devon Gummersall), a brash, soon-to-be-successful commercials director from a troubled showbiz family. Accompanied by three friends -- his unhappy girlfriend, Paloma, his party-animal buddy, Joe, and Cassandra, a vulnerable newcomer -- Charlie rides an emotional roller coaster all the way from California dream to contemporary tragedy as the day unravels into disaster.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Jelski
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Seattle Women in Film
    rating:1.9

    Seattle Women in Film

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Twenty-one shorts from 21 directors comprise this eclectic collection saluting the diversely talented female filmmakers working in Seattle's bustling film scene. The roster includes Emmy winner Virginia Bogert's "Tootie Pie," Sue Corcoran's festival favorite "Circus of Infinity," Heather Ayres's "Lipstick Men," Lynn Shelton's "Moral Centralia," Dayna Hanson's "Diesel Engine" and Wilson Diehl's "How to Go on a Man Date."

    Directed by:

  • Cheryl Slean
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Walk the Talk
    rating:1.9

    Walk the Talk

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Newly released ex-con Joey Grasso (Salvatore Coco) is intent on rehabilitation. He's also seeing a paraplegic woman whom he thinks is one of the keys to his salvation. But when Joey starts mooning over a lackluster singer at a local dive, he veers from the straight-and-narrow once again. He's headed for ruin for sure ... or is he?

    Directed by:

  • Shirley Barrett
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    The Owls
    rating:1.9

    The Owls

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A decade after unplugging their all-girl band, the Screech, lesbian rockers Iris (Guinevere Turner), Lily (Lisa Gornick), MJ (V.S. Brodie) and Carol (Cheryl Dunye) are in an adult-contemporary rut ... until a hot young wild child named Cricket (Deak Evgenikos) enters their midst and mixes things up. Jealousy flares when Cricket turns on the charm, but when tragedy strikes, the women are forced to shelve their differences and work toward a common purpose.

    Directed by:

  • Cheryl Dunye
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    A Real Job
    rating:1.9

    A Real Job

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Work to live or live to work? That's the question facing 38-year-old underachiever John (Paul Kolsby). When he meets the love of his life, Denise (Sharon Repass), he decides to leave his dream job as a video store clerk for a "real job" in the corporate world. But John soon finds office life uninspiring, especially when the demanding hours keep him away from his girlfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Ana Barredo
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Apart From That
    rating:1.8

    Apart From That

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Rural Washington serves as the setting for an intimate snapshot of five disparate, eccentric characters living in the small community. The elderly Peggy (Alice Ellingson) is given to making false fire reports and then greeting the arriving firemen unclothed. Other local characters include an American Indian road striper beset by an emotional burden he won't talk about and a local banker whose job brings him into major conflict with his son.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Shainin
  • rating:1.8 1.8 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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