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Towards Evening
rating:2.9

Towards Evening

1991Runtime:0 minutes
Life takes a chaotic turn for solitary Prof. Ludovico Bruschi (Marcello Mastroianni) when he becomes guardian of his 4-year-old granddaughter, Papere (Lara Pranzoni), in this bittersweet drama. After she's dumped on his doorstep, the widowed Bruschi takes Papere in and schools her in the art of genteel, orderly living, but their mannerly world is disrupted when the girl's wayward mother (Sandrine Bonnaire) returns.

Directed by:

  • Francesca Archibugi
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Waiting for the Moon
    rating:2.9

    Waiting for the Moon

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this erudite biopic provides a fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Gertrude Stein (Linda Bassett) and Alice B. Toklas (Linda Hunt). During the summer in which the film takes place, Alice attends to an ailing Gertrude; they visit Fernande Olivier (Bernadette Lafont), Guillaume Apollinaire (Jacque Boudet) and others; and Hemingway (Bruce McGill) pays a call.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Godmilow
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    American Wake
    rating:2.9

    American Wake

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Maureen Foley's moving drama follows parallel stories of a fireman and a musician who both struggle with the gap between family expectations and their own self-discovery. Having fulfilled his late father's dream by becoming a firefighter, Jack (Billy Smith) now labors to make sense of his life. Meanwhile, talented young fiddler Niall (Sam Amidon) is torn between pursuing his father's goals for him and following his own musical dreams.

    Directed by:

  • Maureen Foley
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Einstein of Sex
    rating:2.9

    The Einstein of Sex

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Long before the Stonewall Riots, Masters and Johnson or even the Kinsey Report, there was Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a gay German Jew living in 19th century Berlin. Now, Rosa von Praunheim, the firebrand of German cinema, presents a compelling account of the doctor who founded the first gay political group in 1897 and established the first medical practice for gays, the renowned Institute on Sexual Science, which thrived until Nazi oppression.

    Directed by:

  • Rosa von Praunheim
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    C'est la Vie
    rating:2.9

    C'est la Vie

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    In this French drama from Diane Kurys (director of Entre Nous), the oldest daughter in a troubled family recalls an ill-fated vacation in the summer of 1958. While she and her sister spend the warm, sunny days creating as much girlish mayhem as they can, their mother is up to even more mischief. Before dad joins them on vacation, mom finds a new beau … and she doesn't try hard enough to hide the affair.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Come Early Morning
    rating:2.9

    Come Early Morning

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Disgusted with her habit of drinking too much and waking up next to strangers, thirtysomething Lucy (Ashley Judd) re-evaluates her small-town Southern life. But rectifying her present involves delving into her past -- which involves getting to know her family. Director Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy) also wrote the screenplay for this independent drama about ending unhealthy habits and getting it right.

    Directed by:

  • Joey Lauren Adams
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Les rendez-vous d'Anna
    rating:2.9

    Les rendez-vous d'Anna

    1978Runtime:0 minutes
    While promoting her latest release across Western Europe, film director Anna (Aurore Clément) makes brief but fascinating connections with friends and strangers alike, who cannot stop themselves from sharing intimate details of their personal lives. Written and directed by renowned Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, this moody drama about modern relationships also stars Helmut Griem, Magali Noel and Hanns Zischler.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
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    Beau Travail
    rating:2.9

    Beau Travail

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Claire Denis loosely adapted Herman Melville's &NFi;Billy Budd&NFi_; and transferred the tale from the sea to the sparse landscape of East Africa's Djibouti. Sgt. Galoup (Denis Lavant), a French Foreign Legion officer, is intimidated by the arrival of a new recruit, Sentain (Gregoire Colin). When Galoup's commander, Forestier (Michel Subor), shows Sentain extreme favoritism, Galoup recklessly acts out on his irrational emotion.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    In the Presence of Mine Enemies
    rating:2.9

    In the Presence of Mine Enemies

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In this remake of Rod Serling's somber drama set in the Warsaw Ghetto of World War II, Rabbi Heller (Armin Mueller-Stahl) is struggling to continue his peaceful way of life in the face of Nazi terrorism. He clings to his morals even as his son becomes a hardened ex-prisoner full of hate. But when Heller's daughter is raped by German soldiers, will he still be able to keep his commitment to peace with all this violence around him?

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cavedweller
    rating:2.9

    Cavedweller

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Kyra Sedgwick produced and stars in this drama, based on Dorothy Allison's novel, about a woman who leaves her abusive husband (Aidan Quinn) and two daughters to start life anew in Los Angeles. Years later, after losing her new love and discovering that her ex-husband is ill, Delia (Sedgwick) returns to her hometown in hopes of reuniting with her daughters. But she's in for an uphill battle as she tries to become part of their lives again.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Face of Evil
    rating:2.9

    Face of Evil

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Aspiring artist Darcy Palmer (Tracey Gold) may look sweet, but when she wants something, she goes after it -- even if that means killing to get it. To guarantee entry into an elite art school, Darcy murders a student, assumes the girl's identity and then sets her sights on her roommate's well-fixed widower father (Perry King) in this made-for-TV thriller directed by Mary Lambert. The supporting cast includes Shawnee Smith and Don Harvey.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Home
    rating:2.9

    Home

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When an unused highway next to their home is rebuilt and put back to use, Michel (Olivier Gourmet) and Marthe (Isabelle Huppert) soon discover it's an affront to their once peaceful life, adding din and dust to their daily existence. Their extroverted son, Julien (Kacey Mottet Klein), grows more introspective; their daughter, Marion (Madeleine Budd), turns obsessive; and Julie (Adélaïde Leroux) is a near lost cause. But how can they fight back?

    Directed by:

  • Ursula Meier
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Malunde
    rating:2.9

    Malunde

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Post-apartheid South Africa is the setting for this drama about a mismatched twosome who end up together on a life-altering journey to Cape Town. Polar opposites Kobus (Ian Roberts), a white ex-soldier who struggles with demons from his past, and Wonderboy (Kagiso Mtetwa), a young black street kid who clings to memories of his family, come together to take on the society that has cast them aside and eventually build a friendship for the ages.

    Directed by:

  • Stefanie Sycholt
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Nymph
    rating:2.9

    The Nymph

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This early film from controversial Italian director Lina Wertmüller -- the first woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for directing -- probes the narrow-mindedness that bubbles to the surface of a small town when a young virgin (Lucia Cara) is violently raped. Using a novel by Demenico Rea as inspiration for the tragic plot, Wertmüller skewers provincial prejudice and cries injustice at innocence lost.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Menschenfrauen
    rating:2.9

    Menschenfrauen

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    One man dominates the romantic lives of four women in this unapologetic feminist drama. Journalist Franz (Klaus Wildbolz) has three lovers in addition to his wife, Anna: One is a barmaid, one is a teacher, and one is a nurse. Intent on maintaining control over the intimate lives of all four women, Franz discovers over time that he's much more dependent on them than he'd realized. Too bad for him, they're all onto him.

    Directed by:

  • Valie Export
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Anthology of Surreal Cinema: Vol. 1
    rating:2.9

    Anthology of Surreal Cinema: Vol. 1

    1924Runtime:0 minutes
    Some of the most famous names in the French surrealist movement, such as Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp (founder of dadaism), contributed to this rare collection of four short, silent black-and-white films made in the early 1920s. Included is "Entr'acte" from director René Clair, Germain Dulac's "La Coquille et le Clergyman," "Ballet Mecanique," directed by Fernand Leger, and Duchamp's "Anemic Cinema."

    Directed by:

  • Rene Clair
  • Germaine Dulac
  • Fernand Leger
  • Dudley Murphy
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • rating:2.9 2.9 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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