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An Existential Affair
rating:2.0

An Existential Affair

2004Runtime:0 minutes
During the 1990s, a highly sexual affair -- nearly 10 years in duration -- between two strangers, Petra and Johnny, begins behind the closed doors of a hotel room in Los Angeles. But when they decide to venture beyond the confines of the room, their desire wanes and reality intrudes. Can they shift their relationship to a more prosaic level that real life demands? Stars Alex A. Quinn, Martin Landau, Sean Delgado and Gretchen Becker.

Directed by:

  • Peggy Bruen
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Russian Bride
    rating:2.0

    Russian Bride

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Restless in Russia and pining for a better life, Tanya (Elena Roth) desperately adds her photograph to a catalog of mail-order brides. She soon heads to America to wed a middle-aged workaholic (Richard Virga), naïvely believing this will solve all her problems. But the normal complexities of married life are accentuated by the fact that Tanya and her new husband barely know each other -- and that he has no clue how to communicate with women.

    Directed by:

  • Natasha Guruleva
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Heading Home
    rating:2.0

    Heading Home

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time director Maria Heritier helms this Vietnam War-era drama chronicling the emotional journey of two unlikely friends who form a bond en route to Washington, D.C. As he dutifully drives his bus to a war protest in the nation's capital, Horace Jones (Frankie Faison) can't help but wonder if his only son is still alive. Little does he know that a father figure is exactly what one of his young passengers (Margaret Welsh) desperately needs.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Heritier
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Wait Up Harriet
    rating:2.0

    Wait Up Harriet

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In the wake of his wife's sudden death, a grieving firefighter nearly gives up on living. But with the arrival of his wife's spiritual mentor and the encouragement of his own 12-year-old son, he begins to believe in love again. His progress is thrown off track, however, when he discovers some previously unknown truths about his wife's past. Filmmaker Angus Benfield also stars in this independent drama he co-directed with Hanna Eichler.

    Directed by:

  • Angus Benfield
  • Hanna Eichler
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Poco Loco
    rating:2.0

    Poco Loco

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    The peaceful life that Kate (Susan Brecht) has etched out for herself and her daughter, Eva (Meeka Schmalle), is thrown for a loop when her sister-in-law, Lisa (Sandra Chapin), shows up out of the blue and announces her plans to turn the family ranch into a tennis resort. Deborah Koons -- the widow of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia -- makes her directorial debut with this contemporary adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Koons
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    The Puppet Grave Digger
    rating:2.0

    The Puppet Grave Digger

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    The mentally handicapped son of a protective mother may be at the root of a series of grisly murders in a small German village. Like the character Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird, 18-year-old Ben likes to collect small, inconsequential trinkets during his wanderings. But when he brings home a severed finger, Ben becomes the prime suspect in a string of abductions -- with only his mother convinced of her son's innocence.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Henning
  • Claudia Prietzel
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    The Black Widow
    rating:2.0

    The Black Widow

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Upon learning of her lover's tragic death, the grieving Eleanora makes a pilgrimage to his home -- a mysterious abode known as the Rubber House -- where she meets his eccentric caretaker and finds her life forever changed.

    Directed by:

  • Giada Colagrande
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    Helen
    rating:2.0

    Helen

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When a girl named Joy goes missing, Helen, who lives in a care home, is recruited to stand in for her in a police reconstruction of her final moments. Soon, Helen is taken in by Joy's parents and begins a relationship with Joy's boyfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Molloy
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Under the Pavement Lies the Strand
    rating:2.0

    Under the Pavement Lies the Strand

    1975Runtime:0 minutes
    Straining under the realization that they have lost their revolutionary fervor, lovers and former radicals Grischa (Grischa Huber) and Heinrich (Heinrich Giskes) take up a new political cause by fighting a proposed abortion law. But fresh, more pressing questions arise when Grischa unexpectedly becomes pregnant. Helma Sanders-Brahms directs this provocative drama that also stars Ursula von Berg and Gesine Strempel.

    Directed by:

  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Common Senses
    rating:2.0

    Common Senses

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Recently released from prison and shunned by family and friends, Erin (Holly Montgomery-Webb) is a kleptomaniac struggling to straighten out her life. She reconnects with her childhood friend Luis (Luis A. Perez), now a Chicago street hustler, but their friendship is tested by issues of trust when a child they befriended goes missing. Five award-winning Chicago filmmakers each wrote and directed a chapter of this intriguing drama.

    Directed by:

  • M.T. Cozzola
  • Mary Filice
  • Daniel J. Pico
  • Alexander Rojas
  • Dennis Belogorsky
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Ride the Wake
    rating:2.0

    Ride the Wake

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Still reeling from her mother's sudden death, wakeboarder Jessica Evans (Jenny Ladner) can't possibly concentrate on an upcoming tournament that could take her into the big time. That is, until a cute snowboarder (Erik Valdez) asks her to teach him everything she knows. With a budding relationship to occupy her time, Jessica's thinking a lot more positively. But she still hasn't dealt with her biggest fear: proving herself against the guys.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Akana-Sturla
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Rage
    rating:2.0

    Rage

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    A young blogger attempts to document the inner workings of a top New York fashion house in the week leading up to a major show, but his behind-the-scenes interviews take on much greater significance when a runway model is murdered. A celebrity supermodel (Jude Law), a war photographer (Steve Buscemi), a critic (Judi Dench) and other personalities share their versions of the week's events in Sally Potter's darkly comic riff on the information age.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Clubland
    rating:2.0

    Clubland

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Jimmy Tuckett shines as the lead singer of a Los Angeles-based rock 'n' roll band whose path to success is obscured by indifferent club owners, drugs, jealousy and scads of groupies. Lori Petty plays the band's resident troublemaker, ingesting drugs and swilling booze so prodigiously that she seems hell-bent on living up to the old rock maxim about "living fast and dying young."

    Directed by:

  • Mary Lambert
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Mercury
    rating:1.9

    Mercury

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Bill Wyatt (Geoffrey Rush) is the editor of Sunday Mercury, a publication where the egotistical journalists have as many secrets as the subjects on which they try to get the scoop! Hell-bent on getting the exclusive stories, the team stops at nothing to get what they want. As jaded as they come, Wyatt watches as his reporters vie for the most intrepid byline, desperately searching for the most salacious or heartwarming stories they can find.

    Directed by:

  • Brendan Maher
  • Julian McSwiney
  • Ian Watson
  • Kate Woods
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Lena's Dreams
    rating:1.9

    Lena's Dreams

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Lena (Marlene Forte) is a 32-year-old actress fed up with humiliating auditions, her dismissive agent and trying to balance life and career. She finally decides to give up on her life-long dream, resolving to quit the fickle biz and settle down. But just as she makes her resolution, opportunity finally knocks. Now, Lena has to make the toughest decision of her life in this comic drama co-starring Jeremiah Birkett.

    Directed by:

  • Heather Johnston
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    The Islander
    rating:1.9

    The Islander

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    A Wisconsin girl's plans to become a commercial angler collide with sexism and reality in this made-for-TV drama. After growing up in a male-dominated industrial fishing village on Lake Michigan, young Inga (Kit Wholihan) wants to earn her living on the lake's icy waters -- but will the town's chauvinistic fishermen take the wind out of her sails? The supporting cast includes Jeff Weborg, Celia Klehr and Jacob Mills.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Thurow
  • rating:1.9 1.9 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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