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Shem
rating:2.5

Shem

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Disenchanted and disconnected with his Jewish heritage -- and everything else in his life -- Daniel (Ash Newman) is prompted by his grandmother to embark on a journey across Europe to locate his grandfather's final resting place. What begins as an indulgent trip abroad transforms into a quest of self-discovery. Jumping from city to city at a frenetic pace, Caroline Roboh's film explores the foundation of family in personal identity.

Directed by:

  • Caroline Roboh
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Slitch
    rating:2.5

    Slitch

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Dianne Bellino helms this inventive short film about a teenage girl's summertime crush on a heartbreakingly scatterbrained surfer boy (Will Oldham), who just happens to be a member of the band that provides the soundtrack. A set list of original tracks by the Continental OP includes "Faster," "La La La," "Glock," "Heavy Minor," "Fantasy," "Acoustic Minor," "James Tired" and "Magnifico," plus Bellino's video for "Come In."

    Directed by:

  • Dianne Bellino
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Ricochet River
    rating:2.5

    Ricochet River

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Stuck in their isolated hometown of Calamus Grove, Ore., artsy teenager Lorna (Kate Hudson) and her boyfriend, Wade (Jason James Richter), dream of breaking free. When the couple befriends Jesse (Douglas Spain), a rebellious American Indian transfer student, their lives take a dramatic turn. Based on Robin Cody's acclaimed novel, this coming-of-age drama follows the trio as they embark on a life-changing road trip.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Del Prete
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Seaside
    rating:2.5

    Seaside

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Marie (Helene Fillieres) lives in the small seaside town of Cayeux, so renowned for its pebbly beach that it has a factory that cleans the stones. An employee at the factory, Marie's become restless with her job and her life and dreams of exploring the world; just as the town has a seasonal life -- popular in the warmer climes, isolated in winter -- so, too, must its residents ebb and flow with the seasons. Will Marie leave to find her dreams?

    Directed by:

  • Julie Lopes-Curval
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The New Eve
    rating:2.5

    The New Eve

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Camille (Karin Viard) wallows in a decadent Parisian nightlife, partying all night with sexual abandon and pickling herself with drugs and alcohol. But Camille's lifestyle changes when she falls for Alexis (Pierre-Loup Rajot), a militant socialist activist who represents all that she detests. Now, Camille must try to reconcile her love for Alexis with her uncontrollable lust for freedom in this haunting and provocative drama.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Corsini
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Girls Can't Swim
    rating:2.5

    Girls Can't Swim

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Gwen, a young French girl who lives in the country, has a best friend, Lise, who lives in Paris but comes to visit Gwen every summer. This year, however, things are a little different. On the verge of full-blown teenhood, Gwen and Lise are beginning to explore their sexuality and must face the possibility that their platonic friendship may be changing to love.

    Directed by:

  • Anne-Sophie Birot
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The Martyrs of the Alamo
    rating:2.5

    The Martyrs of the Alamo

    1915Runtime:0 minutes
    Legendary director D.W. Griffith produced this silent 1915 saga that tells the story of the birth of the state of Texas framed against the desperate battle in 1836 at a crumbling Spanish mission in San Antonio -- The Alamo. Featuring a big budget with amazing special effects (for the time), large, historically convincing sets and, of course, the rousing last stand, this movie is a welcome addition to the ranks of Alamo films.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Assunta Spina / The Last Diva: Double Feature
    rating:2.5

    Assunta Spina / The Last Diva: Double Feature

    1915Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the novel and play by Salvatore Di Giacomo, Assunta Spina tells of a Neapolitan working-class girl (Francesca Bertini) whose livelihood and honor is constantly threatened by people more powerful than herself. The Last Diva is a tribute to Italian silent-film actress Francesca Bertini, including a special interview with the star herself and clips from her films, with a special focus on Assunta Spina (filmed in 1915).

    Directed by:

  • Francesca Bertini
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Loving Couples
    rating:2.5

    Loving Couples

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on Agnes von Krusenstjerna's feminist novel &NFi;The Misses von Pahlen&NFi_;, Mai Zetterling's drama set at the beginning of World War I tells the story of three women from disparate backgrounds, all about to give birth in the same Stockholm hospital. Premarital sex, loveless marriages and motherhood come into play as the women relive the events leading up to present day. Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Gio Petre and Anita Bjork star.

    Directed by:

  • Mai Zetterling
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Ilusyon
    rating:2.5

    Ilusyon

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When the country-raised Miguel (Yul Servo) decides to look up his father, a modernist painter living in Manila, he learns that he's left the city to grieve for the death of his wife, Miguel's mother. While waiting for him to return, however, Miguel meets a beautiful nude model (Jaycee Parker) who's come to sit for a portrait with his father, prompting Miguel to pretend he's an artist just so he can look at her.

    Directed by:

  • Paolo Villaluna
  • Ellen Ramos
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    A Man in Love
    rating:2.5

    A Man in Love

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    While working abroad and filming a biopic of a famed Italian author, American actor Steve Elliott (Peter Coyote) falls for his sultry co-star (Greta Scacchi) and immerses himself in an erotic love affair ... which is all well and good, except that his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) is waiting at home. Diane Kurys directs her English-language debut, which was France's official 1987 entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Looking for Cheyenne
    rating:2.5

    Looking for Cheyenne

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Sonia (Aurelia Petit) drifts from one affair to another, but the object of her affection has always been Cheyenne (Mila Dekker), who has dropped out of society to live a nomadic lifestyle. Desperate to find her, Sonia combs the countryside looking for her lost love. Unfortunately for the star-crossed pair, fate conspires to keep them apart. Malik Zidi and Guilaine Londez co-star in Valerie Minetto's fantasy-infused romance.

    Directed by:

  • Valerie Minetto
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Mob Princess
    rating:2.4

    Mob Princess

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    After her father goes to prison for murder, Patti (Keegan Connor Tracy) sets out to prove his innocence. To get the evidence she needs, Patti begins seeing Vladimir (Bruce Ramsay), a Russian mobster who draws her into a dangerous world of drug dealers and killers. This crime drama follows Patti's courageous efforts, putting her own life in great jeopardy to help the father she loves dearly.

    Directed by:

  • Mina Shum
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Dunia
    rating:2.4

    Dunia

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for an outlet to express her feelings -- and to follow in her mother's footsteps -- Cairo University poetry student Dunia (Hanan Turk) pursues her ambition to become a belly dancer in this Egyptian drama. With religious and cultural constraints standing in her way, Dunia begins a journey -- aided by her literature professor (Mohamed Mounir) -- that forces her to confront the traditions that have crushed her ability to experience pleasure.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Saab
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Acosada En Lunes De Carnaval
    rating:2.4

    Acosada En Lunes De Carnaval

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Malena Roncayolo's captivating coming-of-age story follows the tumultuous life of 12-year-old Maria Antonia (April Scheiber), who makes the inevitable transition from adolescence to adulthood in the face of family crisis and political and social upheaval. With her father unjustly imprisoned by a local dictator, Maria watches as her mother (Mimi Lazo) struggles to provide for their family in the midst of oppression.

    Directed by:

  • Malena Roncayolo
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Toe Tactic
    rating:2.4

    The Toe Tactic

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    While coping with her father's death, Mona (Lily Rabe) tries to visit her childhood home before her mother (Mary Kay Place) sells it. Along the way Mona loses her wallet, scours New York City looking for it, and comes across colorful characters both real and imagined. Featuring a sweet score by Yo La Tengo, this surreal fusion of live-action and animation includes the voices of David Cross, Don Bryon and Eli Wallach.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Hubley
  • rating:2.4 2.4 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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