• Alamar (NR)

    Less a documentary than a naturalistic prose poem, this Mexican feature reveals in all its hardship and beauty a vanishing way of life: the daily work of fishermen who ply the giant coastal reefs of Mexico's Edenic Banco Chinchorro. more...
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  • Daddy Longlegs

    Ronald Bronstein, who wrote and directed the disquieting indie Frownland, steps in front of the cameras for this similarly lo-fi drama, and his loose-limbed performance as the brash, irresponsible father of two young boys establishes him as a genuine triple threat. more...
  • The Island Inside (NR)

    Discomfiting but riveting, this 2009 cocktail of psychodrama and pitch-black farce is tightly focused on a supremely dysfunctional family of codependents living in the discordantly beautiful Canary Islands. more...
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  • Collapse

    Other documentaries—Crude Impact, The End of Suburbia—have assessed the "peak oil" theory, that worldwide oil production since the mid-19th century has followed a bell curve and now we're on the downside of it. more...
  • Bronson

    Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn follows his aggressively stylized Pusher trilogy with this in-your-face biopic of British prisoner Charles Bronson (originally Michael Gordon Peterson), who was sentenced on a robbery conviction in 1974 and has proved so incorrigibly violent that he's spent most of his life since then behind bars. more...
  • Whip It

    With its hipster irony, butch posing, and blue-collar affectation, the postfeminist fad for women’s roller derby doesn’t seem to promise much more onscreen than a goofy exploitation quickie. more...
  • Mugabe and the White African (NR)

    The notion that only whites can be racist barely survives this riveting 2009 documentary about Michael Campbell, a humble and honorable Caucasian farmer who acquired his large land holdings in 1980, after the black takeover of Zimbabwe, and ever since then has been fighting the efforts of President Robert Mugabe to violently displace him. more...
  • Bomber (NR)

    Comparisons to Little Miss Sunshine are all but inevitable, but this trenchant and truthful indie comedy masterpiece about a dysfunctional family on a road trip blows that funny little picture out of the water. more...
  • La Vérité (NR)

    A smash hit in France and an Oscar nominee in the U.S., this 1960 courtroom drama was the last big success for writer-director Henri-Georges Clouzot, whose jaundiced view of humanity resonated in such classic mysteries as The Raven (1943) and Diabolique (1955). more...
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  • Birth of Magellan

    Part of a year-long, citywide series on filmmaker Hollis Frampton—which concludes with a symposium in February 2010—this program collects five parts of the filmmaker’s monumental unfinished "Magellan" cycle. more...
  • Panic in the Streets

    This best and most neglected of Elia Kazan's early features (1950) is an expert and taut thriller about a public health doctor (Richard Widmark) trying to find a gang of thieves, one of whom may be infected with bubonic plague. more...