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  • Walking After Midnight

    Since ancient times, people have sought spiritual nourishment in the idea of reincarnation. more...
  • Watercolors (NR)

    Two LA high schoolers—an effeminate artist (Tye Olson) and a hunky but troubled swimmer (Kyle Clare)—plunge into an ill-fated romance in this earnest tearjerker by writer-director David Oliveras. more...
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  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig

    Created by former Chicago actor John Cameron Mitchell and songwriter Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch was a “neo-glam post-punk rock musical” about an East German “girly-boy” whose botched sex-change surgery leaves him with an “angry inch” of genital flesh. more...
  • Whispering Moon

    Like Antonioni's Blowup and De Palma's Blow Out, this Austrian video feature by Michael Satzinger uses the paranoid thriller form to ponder media manipulation of reality. more...
  • Whole New Thing

    This wry, tender 2005 Canadian comedy puts a fresh spin on the theme of adolescent sexual awakening. more...
  • Wilby Wonderful

    Written and directed by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, this dark but ultimately upbeat comedy unfolds in a small island community whose residents are at odds over preservation versus development. more...
  • Woke Up Black (NR)

    Mary Morten's documentary focuses on five African-American college students, all from the Chicago area, whose candid conversation reveals the challenges they face: poverty, drugs, street gangs, splintered families, negative media stereotypes, self-doubt, and the low expectations of a racially divided society. more...
  • The Woman With the 5 Elephants (NR)

    This Swiss-German coproduction (2009) documents the life of Svetlana Geier, a teacher and translator noted for her German editions of Dostoyevsky's mammoth novels (the "five elephants" of the title). more...
  • The Woodmans (NR)

    Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide in 1981 at age 22, was a brilliant photographer specializing in enigmatic, black-and-white, nude self-portraits, and this superb 2010 documentary by C. Scott Willis explores the complexities of her life and work with insight and detached clarity. more...
  • Wrestling With Angels

    Freida Lee Mock, who won an Oscar for her documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, directed this worshipful portrait of Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer-winning author of Angels in America and Munich. more...