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Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee
rating:2.9

Chlorox, Ammonia and Coffee

2005Runtime:0 minutes
In this Norwegian comedy, a suddenly single mom (who also happens to be pregnant) arms herself with a toy gun and robs a convenience store after her husband drains their savings and runs off with another woman. Not the smartest move, but who can blame her? Subplots abound as urban eccentrics collide in this wickedly funny melodrama co-starring Benedikte Lindbeck, Fares Fares, Kjersti Holmen and Denis Storhoi.

Directed by:

  • Mona J. Hoel
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    Gaumont Treasures: The Films of Alice Guy
    rating:2.9

    Gaumont Treasures: The Films of Alice Guy

    1897Runtime:0 minutes
    Showcasing her pioneering creativity as an early filmmaker, this compilation of more than 60 short films by director Alice Guy features works she created for the Gaumont Film Company before moving to the United States. Selections cover genres ranging from comedy to social commentary and religion -- including "The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ" -- and encompass early experimental techniques such as hand-coloring and synchronized sound.

    Directed by:

  • Alice Guy
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    City of Glass
    rating:2.9

    City of Glass

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    David (Daniel Wu) and Susie (Nicola Cheung) come together to make arrangements after his father, Raphael (Leon Lai), and her mother, Vivian (Qi Shu), are killed in a car crash. Soon they begin to learn surprising truths about their parents and their families' histories. Reunited years after being torn apart, college sweethearts Raphael and Vivian had reconnected as lovers, despite the fact that they were both married with children.

    Directed by:

  • Mabel Cheung
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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
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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
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    Ashes and Blood
    rating:2.9

    Ashes and Blood

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Ten years after her husband was gunned down and she fled her homeland, Judith (Ronit Elkabetz) returns with her grown sons Pashko (Abraham Belaga) and Ismael (Marc Ruchmann) and teenage daughter Mira (Claire Bouanich) to attend a wedding. But family tensions have only grown worse in the last decade. Now, old grudges rise to the surface, and as the wedding draws near, the situation takes a deadly turn in this drama from France.

    Directed by:

  • Fanny Ardant
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    Zus & Zo
    rating:2.9

    Zus & Zo

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This lively comedy from the Netherlands (nominated for an Oscar in 2003) tells the story of three sisters whose gay brother, Nino, decides to marry a woman so he can inherit the family's beloved summer retreat, Paraiso, on the Portuguese coast. Determined to save the hotel for themselves, the sisters will stop at nothing to sabotage the engagement and keep their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of the home.

    Directed by:

  • Paula van der Oest
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    Green Days
    rating:2.9

    Green Days

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Amid the turmoil surrounding the coming election, Iranian playwright Ava is in the throes of a creative crisis. Skeptical that her country can change, she takes to the streets to interview people about their thoughts on their country's future. Young director Hana Makhmalbaf employs a mix of fiction and documentary techniques in her urgent, ripped-from-the-headlines exploration of Iran's presidential election in 2009.

    Directed by:

  • Hana Makhmalbaf
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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
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    Nico Icon
    rating:2.9

    Nico Icon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Susanne Ofteringer explores the self-destructive world of pop culture, celebrity and drugs through the life of German-born model-artist Nico, who found fame in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita and later as a member of Andy Warhol's Factory.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Ofteringer
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    I Can't Sleep
    rating:2.9

    I Can't Sleep

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a real-life crime spree that held all of France in a state of shock, I Can't Sleep follows the lives of Theo (Alex Descas), an immigrant from Martinique; his brother (Richard Courat), who's exploring his identity as a drag queen; and Daiga (Katerina Golubeva), a Lithuanian woman. One of these characters could be behind the serial killings of elderly Parisian women ... but who?

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
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    Germany, Pale Mother
    rating:2.9

    Germany, Pale Mother

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Helma Sanders-Brahms takes an unflinching look at the devastating post-World War II experience of many German women and, especially, children, who had to reconcile their national identities with the atrocities committed by their own people. Through vivid cinematic imagery combined with actual footage from the period, the filmmaker uses a dramatic story to give the audience intimate insight into her own tragic beginnings.

    Directed by:

  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
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    3 Américas
    rating:2.9

    3 Américas

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After an unexpected catastrophe, troubled teen América (Kristen Gonzalez) must move from Boston to Argentina, where she butts heads with her domineering grandmother (Ana María Colombo), forms a close connection with an older man (Nicolás Meradi) and struggles to understand the Spanish-speaking population. Directed by Cristina Aurora Kotz Cornejo, this unflinching drama co-stars Gy Mirano, Gilberto Arribas and Martin Campero.

    Directed by:

  • Cristina Aurora Kotz Cornejo
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    From the East
    rating:2.9

    From the East

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Chantal Akerman offers this meditative film that captures the sights and sounds of a trek through East Germany, Poland, the Baltic states and Russia, filmed in the days just after the Berlin Wall came down. Eschewing narration in favor of minimalist images from everyday life, this graceful visual poem reveals the striking beauty of Eastern European lands as they began to emerge from decades behind the Iron Curtain.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
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    Cindy Does Not Love Me
    rating:2.9

    Cindy Does Not Love Me

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Franz, a carefree bartender with no grand ambitions, falls in love with the purposeful Maria and begins to question his life choices. When Maria suddenly disappears, Franz discovers that she was also involved with David, his polar opposite. Determined to find their lost love, Franz and David team up for a journey that takes them to a psychiatric facility that treated Maria. Now friends, the men continue on to Denmark, where more obstacle await.

    Directed by:

  • Hannah Schweier
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    Shake It All About
    rating:2.9

    Shake It All About

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Jacob and Jorgen are a longstanding gay couple. After Jacob finally proposes to an overjoyed Jorgen, something entirely unexpected happens in this offbeat comedy: At a party, Jorgen kisses a woman ... and that woman is Jacob's sister-in-law.

    Directed by:

  • Hella Joof
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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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