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Rain
rating:2.8

Rain

2001Runtime:0 minutes
It's certainly no summer of love when 13-year-old Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki) must cope with her own burgeoning emotional needs and budding sexuality at the same time her parents dissolve their marriage during a vacation stay at a lakeside cottage. Sparse dialogue and an absence of melodrama inform this penetrating character study of a young woman coming of age.

Directed by:

  • Christine Jeffs
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Real Life
    rating:2.8

    A Real Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When petty thief Bruno (Guillaume Depardieu) falls in love with Isabelle (Florence Loiret), a teacher, they believe they can build a life together despite his criminal past. That is, until the authorities begin to close in and the two are forced on the lam in the wilderness. Drifting down the river and wandering through the woods, they become lost in each other, blithely ignoring the future. This romance was Depardieu's final film.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Leonor
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Home
    rating:2.8

    Home

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Poet Inga (Marcia Gay Harden) wants to buy and restore an old house that reminds her of her childhood. The situation -- along with her suffering marriage, her beloved daughter (Eulala Scheel), a dark family history and a surprise diagnosis -- provides Inga with plenty of material. Wrestling with her issues through her poetry -- which she inevitably discards -- Inga inches closer to a realization that will change her forever in this stirring drama.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Haverstick
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Nights and Weekends
    rating:2.8

    Nights and Weekends

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig (collaborators on the indie fave Hannah Takes the Stairs) write, direct and star in this penetrating character study about a couple dealing with the ups and downs of maintaining a long-distance relationship. Despite their deep love for each other, James and Mattie are forced to face the possibility that traveling back and forth between New York and Chicago may ultimately spell the demise of their relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Greta Gerwig
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Touch of Fate
    rating:2.8

    A Touch of Fate

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In an effort to revive an ailing relationship, New Yorker Megan Margulius (Teri Hatcher) relocates to a small Southern town to join her fiancé. Meanwhile, L.A. lawyer Roy Kline (Robert Treveiler) has also made the move to Chester, N.C., to care for his dying mother. Tragic circumstances thrust the newcomers together, and they embark on a journey of healing, forgiveness, friendship and love in this romantic drama from writer-director Rebecca Cook.

    Directed by:

  • Rebecca Bagley Cook
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Hotel Very Welcome
    rating:2.8

    Hotel Very Welcome

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sonja Heiss's ensemble dramedy follows the long and winding journeys of five adventure-seeking Westerners wandering aimlessly through the bustling, exotic cities of Southeast Asia on one long trek to self-discovery. Splitting their time between the search for spiritual enlightenment and access to the next ecstasy-laden rave, the restless twentysomethings find no shortage of ways to escape their problems from back home.

    Directed by:

  • Sonja Heiss
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Possible Lives
    rating:2.8

    Possible Lives

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When geologist Luciano (Germán Palacios) disappears in Patagonia, his wife, Clara (Ana Celentano), searches frantically for him -- and becomes convinced that a local man who resembles Luciano is actually her husband in this haunting mystery. Clara begins obsessively stalking the man and his wife, certain she's found her lost husband even as the police discover a body they believe may be Luciano's.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Gugliotta
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Out of Season
    rating:2.8

    Out of Season

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Micki (Carol Monda), a cynical and jaded lesbian from New York, takes a break from big-city life and moves to a coastal New Jersey town to help her ailing uncle. While there, she meets Roberta (Joy Kelly), a Cape May local who's content to live a quiet life. Eventually, the two women find that opposites really do attract in this touching drama about the surprises and complexities of relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Jeanette L. Buck
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    First of All, Felicia
    rating:2.8

    First of All, Felicia

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Attempting to return home from a trip to Romania, Felicia (Ozana Oancea) is forced to confront her dysfunctional family relationships and the current state of her life when her flighty sister neglects to show up and drive her to the airport. Filmmakers Melissa de Raaf and Razvan Radulescu set out to show how the simplest gestures -- good or bad -- can have a profound effect on our lives. Ileana Cernat and Vasile Mentzel co-star as Felicia's parents.

    Directed by:

  • Melissa de Raaf
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Following Her Heart
    rating:2.8

    Following Her Heart

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the death of her domineering husband, middle-aged widow Lena (Ann-Margret) joins a bus tour to Nashville, and along the way, she makes new friends, connects with a longtime pen pal (Sandra Reaves), finds romance and chases her dream of becoming a country singer. Lee Grant directs this delightful drama that also stars George Segal, Brenda Vaccaro, William Morgan Sheppard and Kirk Baltz.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    In the Blink of an Eye
    rating:2.8

    In the Blink of an Eye

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Falsely accused of killing a police officer, Sunny Jacobs (Mimi Rogers) is convicted and must serve out a 15-year sentence. The only person who knows for sure that Sunny isn't guilty is her longtime friend Micki (Veronica Hamel), and it will be solely up to her to prove her friend's innocence. With the truth on her side, Micki is confident she'll be successful ... but can it really be that easy?

    Directed by:

  • Micki Dickoff
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    She Likes Girls 2
    rating:2.8

    She Likes Girls 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This collection of lesbian short films offers thought-provoking dramas and lighthearted comedies that will touch and entertain viewers. The stories explore universal themes such as love, family and identity from a uniquely lesbian perspective. Some of the standouts include "Peace Talk," which deals with childhood crushes; "High Heels on Wheels," which explores women's roller derby; and "Such Great Joy," about a young woman trying to come out.

    Directed by:

  • Abbe Robinson
  • Amber Sharp
  • Isold Uggadottir
  • Jennifer Malmquist
  • Michelle Kramer
  • Nicola Marsh
  • Tina Mabry
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The World According to Shorts Presents: L'Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales
    rating:2.8

    The World According to Shorts Presents: L'Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This program includes Alain-Paul Mallard's title short film as well as five others from notable French filmmakers who seek expression through fiction, animation and documentary, among other styles. Shorts include Alice Winocour's "Kitchen," Guillaume Martinez's "Pen-Pusher," Felipe Canales's "My Mother: Story of an Immigration," Jeanne Paturle and Cécile Rousset's "One Voice, One Vote" and Olivier Bourbeillon's "The Last Day."

    Directed by:

  • Alain-Paul Mallard
  • Jeanne Paturle
  • Alice Winocour
  • Guillaume Martinez
  • Olivier Bourbeillon
  • Felipe Canales
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Wildflowers
    rating:2.8

    Wildflowers

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Raised in a commune and now drifting away from her well-meaning single-parent father, teenager Cally (Clea DuVall) meets the radical artist Sabine (Daryl Hannah) in a café and is instantly drawn to her. When Sabine leaves her notebook behind, Cally begins to infiltrate the older woman's life, gathering clues about the things they have in common and eventually seducing Sabine's boyfriend (Eric Roberts).

    Directed by:

  • Melissa Painter
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Some Things That Stay
    rating:2.8

    Some Things That Stay

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This coming-of-age story stars Katie Boland as Tamara Anderson, a 15-year-old whose liberal upbringing has scarcely prepared her for living in the conservative Baptist community her family has just moved into. Just as Tamara begins to settle in, tragedy strikes, and her life is turned upside down again. Based on the novel by Sarah Willis, director Gail Harvey's period drama set in the 1950s also stars Stuart Wilson and Alberta Watson.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Harvey
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Heavenly Vintage
    rating:2.8

    A Heavenly Vintage

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic fantasy set in 19th-century France and based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Knox, peasant winemaker Sobran Jodeau sets about to create the perfect vintage. Luckily for him, he has an angel on his side.

    Directed by:

  • Niki Caro
  • 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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