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  • Pootie Tang

    Played by Lance Crouther and born on The Chris Rock Show, the title character uses his celebrity status to warn children against the products of LecterCorp—a company that makes everything from cigarettes to switchblades. more...
  • The Porcelain Doll

    Hungarian writer-director Peter Gardos cites Borges and Garcia Marquez as major influences, and his wistful, whimsical 2005 feature is steeped in magic realism. more...
  • The Pornographers

    The visual brilliance of Shohei Imamura's kinky and satirical black-and-white 'Scope feature (1966), about a man who makes eight-millimeter porno loops, often suggests the inventiveness of the French New Wave, but not so much the New Wave features of auteurs like Godard and Truffaut as the more illustrative offshoots of that movement, like Sundays and Cybele and Zazie, that applied its dazzling visceral techniques like fresh coats of paint to the material at hand. more...
  • Positively Naked

    The title video of this program is Arlene Donnelly Nelson and David Nelson's 38-minute documentary on Spencer Tunick's group photo shoot of 85 naked HIV positive men and women for the tenth-anniversary cover of Poz magazine. more...
  • Possession

    Two literary scholars in England (Aaron Eckhart and Gwyneth Paltrow) specializing in separate but contemporary Victorian poets—one of them married (Jeremy Northam), the other a lesbian with a live-in lover (Jennifer Ehle)—jointly discover that these poets had a secret affair, meanwhile developing a possible relationship of their own while chasing after the various clues. more...
  • Possession

    Andrzej Zulawski's 1981 masterpiece opens with the messy separation of a middle-class couple (Sam Neill, Isabelle Adjani), then goes on to imagine various catastrophic breakdowns—of interpersonal relationships, social order, and ultimately narrative logic itself. more...
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  • Il Posto

    Ermanno Olmi's second feature (1961) met with universal cries of “promising,” a label many young filmmakers have found to be no mean burden to bear through the years. more...
  • The Power of Forgiveness

    Martin Doblmeier has a talent for anchoring spiritual questions to hard political realities: Bonhoeffer (2003), his excellent debut feature, profiled the heroic German theologian who sacrificed his life to the Nazis rather than surrender his pacifist ideals, and this new documentary on forgiveness, the most radical of Christian concepts, touches down in such emotionally raw locales as Belfast, New York's Ground Zero, and Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, site of the 2006 Amish school shootings. more...
  • The Power of Nightmares

    Produced for the BBC in 2004, Adam Curtis's three-hour polemical essay about the conceptually nonsensical but mythically potent “war on terror” is the most informative and stimulating film treatment of the subject to date. more...
  • Power Trip

    Paul Devlin's 2003 feature documents the sundry problems encountered by the U.S.-based AES Corporation, the largest power supplier in the world, after it acquired the electricity infrastructure of the former Soviet republic of Georgia. more...
  • A Prairie Home Companion

    Director Robert Altman and screenwriter Garrison Keillor have turned the beloved old-timey radio revue A Prairie Home Companion into an enormously entertaining backstage comedy that's wall-to-wall with country-and-western music. more...
  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell

    A rose blooming in a boneyard, the women's peace movement in Liberia helped shut down a 14-year civil war that had claimed more than 200,000 lives, with gangs of armed men and boys engaging in rape, murder, and mutilation. more...
  • Praying With Lior

    Growing up in Philadelphia, Lior Liebling had two strikes against him: he was born with Down syndrome, and his mother, Rabbi Devora Bartnoff, died when he was only six. more...