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  • AIDS videos

    This program of shorts dealing with the AIDS epidemic seems to prove Plato's assertion that death is the beginning of all philosophy. more...
  • All the World's the Stage

    Kristin Pichaske's video El Teatro Campesino, Teatro Roots (2001) looks at the satirical Chicano theater El Teatro Campesino, founded to support Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. more...
  • The American Astronaut

    Astronauts roam the galaxy like homeless cowpokes in Cory McAbee's tripped-out, low-budget comic space opera (2001), a ripping yarn about a nearly broke intergalactic trader (McAbee) transporting a 16-year-old boy to a nearly all-female colony on Venus while being chased by the murderous Professor Hess (played with wonderful understatement by Rocco Sisto). more...
  • Amor de hombre

    Like the shallow hit My Best Friend's Wedding, this lighthearted 1997 Spanish comedy depicts a warm friendship between a gay man and a lonely straight woman, yet unlike the other film it does so without erasing the man?s sexuality. more...
  • The Atlas Moth

    In the hands of a crueler filmmaker this video documentary about a hapless Minnesota metal band putting out their first CD after 15 years could have been a real-life This Is Spinal Tap, but instead Rolf Belgum crafts a compelling but unsentimental portrait of three guys uneasily negotiating middle age. more...
  • Bad Day

    An international collection of films and videos. more...
  • Bedtime Fairy Tales for Crocodiles

    A winner of seven Ariels at the 2001 Mexican Academy Awards, including best picture, best actor, and best original screenplay, this feature brims with magnificent landscapes—wind-sculpted canyons and haunting vistas of red dirt and clear blue sky masterfully rendered by cinematographer Patrick Murguia. more...
  • Beloved/Friend

    Spanish director Ventura Pons clearly intended this to be a moody meditation on love and friendship. more...
  • A Big Animal

    Jerzy Stuhr directed and stars in this Polish feature, playing a colorless bank clerk who becomes a local celebrity after adopting a camel from a circus. more...
  • Black Tears

    Watching this 1997 documentary about Cuban salsa pioneers Vieja Trova Santiaguera, one wishes that director Sonia Herman Dolz had tried harder to capture the men behind the public masks. more...
  • Britney Baby, One More Time

    In 1999, Robert Stephens beat out 12 biological women and girls to win a Britney Spears look-alike contest—which offered as its prize a chance to meet the star herself—only to be rebuffed by the Spears organization when he attempted to collect. more...
  • Chinatown Files

    Truth may be the first casualty of war, but justice and perspective were additional casualties of the cold war, as evidenced by Amy Chen's riveting film about the hysteria surrounding Chinese-Americans during and just after the McCarthy era. more...
  • Choropampa: The Price of Gold

    This 2002 video about mercury-poisoned Peruvian villagers seeking redress from a U.S. mining company is distinguished from run-of-the-mill investigative documentaries by its scope. more...
  • Clean Sweep

    Based on Limor Nachmias's best-selling novel Tweedle'dee, this slick Israeli police thriller (2000) emulates both Quentin Tarantino and Elmore Leonard with its numerous plot twists and double-crosses and its decidedly amoral collection of criminals, eccentrics, and cops. more...