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Rain in the Mountains
rating:2.9

Rain in the Mountains

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Eric Smallhouse (Steve Pierre) doesn't know the first thing about the traditions and practices of his Native American ancestors, but he's not going to let that little detail dissuade him from leading his people to a resurgence of cultural pride. Renaming himself "Rain in the Mountains," Eric sets out to inspire his people to deny the influences of the white man's world in an effort to recapture their true identity.

Directed by:

  • Christine Sullivan
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Two Legged Horse
    rating:2.9

    Two Legged Horse

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After a fierce competition, Mirvais wins the job of carrying a wealthy family's disabled son to and from school on his back every day, like a horse, in this touching drama from acclaimed Persian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf. The two boys soon develop a unique bond, but the wealthy child is disappointed when he realizes that his secret wish will go unfulfilled: for Mirvais to be transformed into a real horse.

    Directed by:

  • Samira Makhmalbaf
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Painful Secrets
    rating:2.9

    Painful Secrets

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Seemingly typical teenager Dawn Cottrell (Kimberlee Peterson) deals with her anxieties about school, friends and her dysfunctional family in a very dangerous way: Instead of crying whenever she's upset, Dawn cuts her arms until they bleed. Sean Young stars as Dawn's self-involved mother, and Rhea Perlman offers a stirring performance as the caring therapist who attempts to guide Dawn down the road to recovery.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Place Vendome
    rating:2.9

    Place Vendome

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A jeweler's wife doesn't realize her husband is morally and financially bankrupt until he asks her to guard stolen diamonds. When he's found dead the next day, the wife and the loot are soon pursued by a diamond cartel and other interested parties.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Garcia
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Melody for a Street Organ
    rating:2.9

    Melody for a Street Organ

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this cynical yet lyrical film from Ukranian director Kira Muratova, stepsiblings Alena and Nikita have just lost their mother and spend Christmas Eve searching high and low for their respective fathers, or at least a new place to call home. As they wander alone through the cold night, the world transforms from harsh reality to grim fairy tale to dark nightmare, and every stop along the way comes to represent another place they don't belong.

    Directed by:

  • Kira Muratova
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Ring Finger
    rating:2.9

    The Ring Finger

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After losing part of her finger in an industrial accident, gorgeous Iris (Olga Kurylenko) takes a job as an assistant to a man (Marc Barbé) running a lab where people bring keepsakes to be preserved -- and enters his strange, slightly disturbing reality. As she becomes ensconced in an odd, sensuous world of fetishes, ghosts and hauntingly silent unclaimed mementos, Iris falls into a steamy, bizarre affair with her boss in this erotic drama.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Bertrand
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Crossroads
    rating:2.9

    Crossroads

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When former childhood friends Lucy (Britney Spears), Mimi (Taryn Manning) and Kit (Zoe Saldana) decide to head to Los Angeles on a road trip, they discover the chance to bond again, fall in love and find out just who they really are in this coming-of-age story. Featuring teen sensation Spears in her first starring role, this road movie is chock full of sass, singing and a few surprises for fans of the peppy pop star.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    All About Love
    rating:2.9

    All About Love

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After more than a decade apart, ex-lovers Anita (Vivian Chow) and Macy (Sandra Ng) reunite unexpectedly, and learn they still share a mutual passion. But there's one -- or rather, two -- big hurdles: the babies they're carrying in their pregnant bellies. William Chan and Eddie Cheung co-star as the fathers-to-be in this Hong Kong romance about uncommon complications and commitment from director Ann Hui.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Odessa
    rating:2.9

    Odessa

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1969, Odessa, a wise, fortyish black woman, moves into the Spinelli household in upstate New York to care for their 10-year-old daughter, Lisa. The two learn about forgiveness, desegregation and family values during a particularly turbulent time in American history. Lisa mirrors Odessa's strength and wisdom; Odessa, in turn, is inspired to stand up for her son Leonard, who's serving a 10-year jail sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Lyndon
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Gaudi Afternoon
    rating:2.8

    Gaudi Afternoon

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Barcelona hasn't turned out to be the romantic dreamland fledgling translator Cassandra (Judy Davis) thought it would be. She's about to return to America when the mysterious Frankie (Marcia Gay Harden) offers her a large sum of money to track down Frankie's missing lover. Soon, Cassandra's embroiled in a kidnapping case full of double crosses and lesbian femmes fatales! Juliette Lewis and Lili Taylor co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Watermelon Woman
    rating:2.8

    The Watermelon Woman

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    While doing research for a movie about a forgotten African-American actress, black video-store clerk Cheryl (writer-director Cheryl Dunye, playing herself) discovers that her subject shared a secret love affair with a white female director. In a stroke of intergenerational coincidence, Cheryl soon finds herself in love with a white woman. The movie captured the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Cheryl Dunye
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Punish Me
    rating:2.8

    Punish Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Elsa Seifert (Maren Kroymann), a middle-aged probation officer, finds her professional and personal lives blurring (with potentially disastrous consequences) when 16-year-old delinquent Jan Winkler (Kostja Ullmann) is placed under her supervision. As the restless young man insinuates himself into Elsa's empty-nest household, he also offers to sexually subjugate himself to her. Wary but enticed, Elsa takes their relationship to the next level.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Morvern Callar
    rating:2.8

    Morvern Callar

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Morvern Callar, a poor Scottish clerk, wakes to find that her boyfriend has committed suicide. Sensing an opportunity, Morvern claims authorship of his unpublished novel. When the money starts pouring in, Morvern and her pal Lanna take off for Spain.

    Directed by:

  • Lynne Ramsay
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    My Year Without Sex
    rating:2.8

    My Year Without Sex

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of a near-fatal brain aneurysm, thirtysomething Melbourne mom Natalie (Sacha Horler) and her affable hubby, Ross (Matt Day), enter a period of doctor-ordered abstinence while they raise their children Louis (Jonathan Segat) and Ruby (Portia Bradley). Wrestling with myriad problems in the bedroom and out, Natalie has a year to remember in this warm and funny dramedy from Australian writer-director Sarah Watt.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Watt
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    My Breast
    rating:2.8

    My Breast

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Meredith Baxter plays Joyce Wadler in this heartwarming story of hope, courage and redemption inspired by the New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer. Stuck in a lackluster relationship with her boyfriend, she's forced to re-examine her life when she receives the troubling diagnosis. Jamey Sheridan and Sara Botsford co-star in this moving drama based on Wadler's book &NFi;My Breast: One Woman's Cancer Story&NFi_;.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Eve of Understanding
    rating:2.8

    Eve of Understanding

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Donna (Rebecca Lowman) embarks on a road trip through the American Southwest to make peace with her family's past and deliver a trunk full of mementos inherited from her recently deceased mother. As the traveler finds homes for each of the items, she uncovers family secrets and comes to a deeper understanding of her tumultuous upbringing. Can her ultimate goal -- to scatter the ashes of her mother -- lead to a whole new life?

    Directed by:

  • Alyson Shelton
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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