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Girls on Film 2
rating:2.8

Girls on Film 2

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Lesbian filmmakers explore themes of love and acceptance in this sampling of shorts from Power Up, which promotes the work of gay women in the media. In "D.E.B.S.," schoolgirls are trained to become elite crime fighters. "Give or Take an Inch" features siblings accepting their sister's impending sex-change operation. In "Fly Cherry," a young girl befriends an outcast. "Gay Propaganda" presents scenes from film classics remade with gay characters.

Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
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    Amy's O
    rating:2.8

    Amy's O

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Neurotic single Los Angeles resident Amy (Julie Davis) just had her self-help book -- about why women don't need men to feel fulfilled -- break onto the best-seller list. Things should be great! But she only half-believes her own advice, and things come to a head when she meets radio "shock jock" Matthew (Nick Chinlund). He's exactly the sort of man Amy warns her readers to stay away from -- so why is she attracted to him like a magnet to steel?

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    How to Be a Gentleman
    rating:2.8

    How to Be a Gentleman

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Inspired by John Bridges's bestselling etiquette guides, the inaugural season of this sitcom follows prim-and-proper advice columnist Andrew Carlson as he gets much-needed lessons in real life from a charmingly vulgar personal trainer.

    Directed by:

  • Pamela Fryman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Friends with Money
    rating:2.8

    Friends with Money

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Nicole Holofcener's bittersweet tale examines the evolving lives of four female friends living in Los Angeles: married and financially secure Jane (Frances McDormand), Franny (Joan Cusack) and Christine (Catherine Keener), and their single friend Olivia (Jennifer Aniston). As the friends move from one group event to the next, married life starts showing cracks for Jane, Franny and Christine, while Olivia struggles to find herself.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Let It Rain
    rating:2.8

    Let It Rain

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Returning to her provincial home in the south of France, feminist politician Agathe Villanova (Agnès Jaoui) struggles to reconcile herself with the old-fashioned family she left behind, as well as the undignified demands of her profession. After an interview for a political documentary falls flat, Agathe faces further challenges in dealing with her sister, Florence (Pascale Arbillot), and her lover, Antoine (Frédéric Pierrot).

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    Rumba
    rating:2.8

    Rumba

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When happy-go-lucky rumba dancer Fiona and her dance-partner husband, Dom (co-directors Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel), suffer a severe car crash, they choose not to let Fiona's amputated leg or Dom's blacked-out memory hinder their dance-floor ambitions. But the irrepressible pair can't seem to catch a break, as random fires and other mishaps also threaten to end their dancing career. This pratfall-filled comedy co-stars Bruno Romy.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Abel
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Contenders
    rating:2.8

    The Contenders

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    This dark comedy examines the lives of four discontented thirtysomethings during a long night of soul-searching about love, sex and the meaning of life after one of their friends is found dead at the party they're all attending. While Nora and Ken (Anna Gutto and Nick Stevenson) dissect their troubled marriage, Marc (Adam Henry Garcia) complains about his own family and Veronica (director Marta Mondelli) ponders her adventures abroad.

    Directed by:

  • Marta Mondelli
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Noon at Ngayon
    rating:2.8

    Noon at Ngayon

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After being apart for almost a decade, four childhood pals reunite and discover that true friendship can always stand the test of time. In a tale of devotion, support and love, Joey, Sylvia, Kathy and Maritess band together to heal the wounds of their pasts, endure the pains of their present and bear witness to the future. In the face of life's many unpredictabilities, the quartet draws upon their unbreakable bond for stability and strength.

    Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
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    Creating Karma
    rating:2.8

    Creating Karma

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A product of the '60s in every sense, Karma (Carol Lee Sirugo) has built a life of yuppie creature comforts as editor of a New York fashion magazine -- but when the gig goes south, she stumbles back into the arms, and ways, of her eccentric family. In this screwball New Age satire, Karma transforms herself from urban achiever to sensitive poet, with a little help from her hippie half-sister (director Jill Wisoff) and mom (Karen Lynn Gorney).

    Directed by:

  • Jill Wisoff
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Daltry Calhoun
    rating:2.8

    Daltry Calhoun

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Businessman Daltry tackles the toughest job in his life when his estranged daughter comes to live with him in this dark comedy. With business in a downswing, the golf mogul struggles to keep the profits rolling in while trying to be a good father.

    Directed by:

  • Katrina Holden Bronson
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    My Father, My Mother, My Brothers and My Sisters
    rating:2.7

    My Father, My Mother, My Brothers and My Sisters

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Holidays tend to bring families together sometimes with disastrous results! This quirky, feel-good family adventure tells the story of Anne, a young, vivacious woman who has three children by three different men. The children don't know who their fathers are, and the fathers don't know they've had children with Anne. When they all check into the same hotel on the coast of Mexico, it's holiday mayhem!

    Directed by:

  • Charlotte de Turckheim
  • 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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    All You've Got
    rating:2.7

    All You've Got

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When their private high school burns to the ground, a group of teen volleyball players must transfer to their inner-city rivals' campus, forcing the girls to put aside their differences and become a unified team. But the drama between the Madonnas and the Phantoms won't be easy to overcome. Music sensation Ciara, Adrienne Bailon (of the Cheetah Girls) and Laila Ali star in this teen comedy featuring tunes by Outkast, Frankie J. and Lil Rob.

    Directed by:

  • Neema Barnette
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Shorts!: Vol. 3
    rating:2.7

    Shorts!: Vol. 3

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Good things come in small packages, as evidenced by the 16 award winners showcased in this collection, which represents the best short films screened at Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, Tribeca and many other film festivals. This international collection includes Johan Brisinger's "Passing Hearts Sweden," Kathleen Na's "L'Entretien," Shawn Ku's "Pretty Dead Girl" and many other superb shorts. Extras include extensive commentaries by the filmmakers.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Canzoniero
  • Eva Saks
  • David Karlsberg
  • Hisko Hulsing
  • Ryan Fleck
  • Peter Craig
  • Leon Siminiani
  • Steven Tsuchida
  • Shawn Ku
  • Kathleen Man
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The 24 Hour Woman
    rating:2.7

    The 24 Hour Woman

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    After her pregnancy is unexpectedly revealed on her morning television program, frenetic TV producer Grace Santos agrees to let the show exploit her "condition" for ratings. But soon the strain of career, marriage and motherhood take their toll.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Wedding Party
    rating:2.7

    The Wedding Party

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Mark (Arne Lenk) and Sophie (Lisa Potthoff) are getting married, and despite the presence of Mark's boorish father, Hermann (Armin Rohde), the ceremony goes according to plan. But at the reception, a minor disagreement over some food escalates into a full-scale war between Hermann and the hotel owner, resulting in a hostage crisis and gun battle. Based on Jean Van Hamme's comic book, this uproarious satire takes wedding disasters to new heights.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Deruddere
  • 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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