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  • Afghan Stories

    Immediately after the September 11 attacks, New Yorker Taran Davies began shooting this DV portrait (2002, 59 min.) more...
  • Alenka

    The title character of Boris Barnet's lighthearted 1961 film is a plucky Soviet schoolgirl on a trip across the grand steppes of Kazakhstan in 1955. more...
  • The Animation Show

    American animators Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill) and Don Hertzfeldt promise “a collection of the world's best animated short films” but indulge their own interests instead of delivering a representative sampler of the state of the art. more...
  • Anne B. Real

    Writer-director Lisa France makes an auspicious debut with this 2002 feature about a withdrawn high school poet (rapper Janice Richardson, aka JNYCE) who's inspired by Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl. more...
  • Arabian Nights
  • Arabian Nights

    For this 2015 trilogy of dramatic features—subtitled The Restless One (125 min.), The Desolate One (131 min.), and The Enchanted One (125 min.)—Portuguese director Miguel Gomes uses One Thousand and One Nights, the classic collection of Middle Eastern and southeast Asian folktales, to consider his country's recent fiscal crisis. more...
  • Baghdad in No Particular Order

    This disarming 60-minute video of everyday life in prewar Baghdad was shot by Paul Chan during a sojourn to Iraq in late December 2002 and early January 2003, organized by the antiwar group Voices in the Wilderness. more...
  • Balseros

    Spanish filmmakers Carles Bosch and Josep M. Domenech were assigned by Catalan public television to cover the 1994 exodus of rafters (balseros) trying to make their way from Cuba to Florida; to make this 2002 documentary, they tracked seven refugees for seven years, starting from the time they built their flimsy crafts. more...
  • Black Day to Freedom

    Rob Chiu creates a Fallujah-like street scene in his harrowing digital video. more...
  • Blue Crush

    Director John Stockwell returns to the adolescent terrain of Crazy/Beautiful for this buoyant tale about a quartet of working-class surfer girls on the northern shore of Oahu. more...
  • Borderline

    This documentary by Slawomir Grunberg examines the case against Eunice Baker, a borderline retarded woman in Owego, New York, who signed a questionable confession and was convicted of murder in 2000 after a malfunctioning furnace killed a three-year-old girl she was babysitting. more...
  • Bulletproof Monk

    A martial arts master (Chow Yun-fat) mentors a New York pickpocket (Seann William Scott), and together they battle an octogenarian Nazi in a wheelchair who commands a team of musclebound bouncers in bad suits. more...
  • The Butterfly

    An elderly butterfly collector (Michel Serrault) sets out on a trip with his neighbor's eight-year-old daughter, a latchkey kid (Claire Bouanich). more...
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  • Censored Voices
  • Censored Voices

    A few weeks after the Six-Day War of 1967, Israeli soldiers shared their profound misgivings about the conflict with Avraham Shapira and novelist Amos Oz, who audiotaped 30 group discussions at various kibbutzes. more...