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  • V-Day: Until the Violence Stops

    Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues spurred a global fund-raising movement in 2002, with proceeds from benefit performances in over 800 cities going to organizations that combat violence against women. more...
  • V.I. Warshawski

    A strictly standard-issue private-eye caper based on Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski novels set in Chicago; the plot (script by Edward Taylor, David Aaron Cohen, and Nick Thiel) is simplified Raymond Chandler by way of simplified Ross Macdonald, complete with so-so imitations of some of the former's wisecracks salted with a feminist twist. more...
  • V is for Video

    These experimental videos are all over the map, though they share a sense of humor that will seem either hip or snarky depending on your taste for postmodern irony. more...
  • V.O.

    William Jones reedits gay porn from the 70s and 80s for this 59-minute 2006 video, removing the sex and creating a suggestive poetry out of glances, gropes, undressings, elaborate cruising moves, and crotch close-ups—which some will find more stimulating than the clinical details of the real thing. more...
  • V-Day 11.11.11

    To create this documentary, more than two dozen video makers recorded U.S. military veterans going about their daily business on November 11, 2011. more...
  • Va savoir

    Having won more mainstream accolades than most of his other work combined, this enjoyable romantic comedy by 73-year-old Jacques Rivette may be his first real hit (1991's La belle noiseuse is the only other contender). more...
  • Vaada

    A new love story by Indian director Satish Kaushik (Tere Naam), with Arjun Rampal and Amisha Patel. more...
  • Vacancy

    A bickering couple (Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson) are forced to check into a seedy motel after their car breaks down, and they discover that someone is making snuff videos there, with the occasional guests as victims. more...
  • Vacant Lot

    Local filmmaker Skee Skinner makes his feature debut with this likable but simpleminded drama about a young, idealistic jazz trumpeter. more...
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  • Vacation (R)

    Rusty Griswold, the son in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), is all grown up now, and because fate is cruel, he's turned into Ed Helms. more...
  • Vacation

    Thomas Arslan directed this 2007 German drama about an extended family meeting in an isolated country house and the unexpected illness that threatens to upset their idyll. more...
  • Vacationland

    Part coming-out story, part small-town drama, Todd Verow's apparently heartfelt tale is imperfectly told. more...
  • Films by Karel Vachek

    Czech filmmaker Karel Vachek will screen and discuss clips from four of his films: Elective Affinities, Bohemia Docta, What Is to Be Done?, and New Hyperion (the last three to be screened in their entirety this week at Facets Multimedia Center; see separate listings). more...
  • Vaclav Havel—A Life in Freedom
  • Vaclav Havel—A Life in Freedom

    When a documentary maker begins by describing her subject as the nation's greatest hero, one doesn't anticipate any surprises, and none are forthcoming in this superficial portrait (2014) of Vaclav Havel, the Czech playwright who became a political dissident under communist rule and president of Czechoslovakia after the country went democratic. more...