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  • Have You Heard From Johannesburg?

    The title refers to Connie Field's ambitious six-part documentary series chronicling the history of apartheid; screening is part four, "Apartheid and the Club of the West" (2006), a solid, straightforward account of U.S. policy toward South Africa. more...
  • Have You Seen Andy?

    Two decades after her childhood friend, Andy Puglisi, vanished from a public pool in Lawrence, Massachusetts, documentary maker Melanie Perkins delved back into the unsolved case, looking for new clues. more...
  • Hazardous and Unhealthy

    The residents of a Greek village are thrown into turmoil when a truck driver shows up claiming to be their long-deceased World War II hero. more...
  • Heartbreakers

    Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love-Hewitt are a pair of sexy mother-and-daughter grifters who con wealthy men by luring them into romantic triangles: Weaver marries them, catches them with her daughter, and then collects large divorce settlements. more...
  • A Hen in the Wind

    Yasujiro Ozu's 1948 feature stars Kinuyo Tanaka as a destitute mother, living on the industrial outskirts of Tokyo, who faces a moral quandary when her son becomes seriously ill. Unable to pay the child's medical bills, she turns briefly to prostitution to raise the money, only to be confronted by her long-absent husband when he unexpectedly returns home from the front. more...
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  • High Pressure

    This snappy (and remarkably timeless) Warner Brothers farce from 1932 features William Powell as a scheming public relations guru hired to promote a new process that supposedly turns sewage into rubber. more...
  • Highway Courtesans

    Director Mystelle Brabbee devoted ten years to this portrait of the Bachara, a community of families in central India whose livelihood consists of prostituting their eldest daughters, some as young as 12, along India's major highways. more...
  • Hollywood Chinese

    Director Arthur Dong's engaging survey of the Chinese-American experience in Hollywood could have taken the easy way out by just focusing on the evolving portrayal of Chinese-Americans in mainstream films (an evolution that's been embarrassingly slow, as the movie amply demonstrates), but Dong takes a more nuanced and interesting path instead. more...
  • Home for Life

    The Chicago documentary collective Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) started out with this 1966 study of two seniors trying to adjust to their new and radically different living arrangements at the Drexel Home for the Aged. more...
  • Hot Chili

    Former Columbia College film student Moabi Mogorosi wrote, directed, and stars in this pleasant Botswanan fable (48 min.) more...
  • The Hours of the Day

    Jaime Rosales directed this tense character study about a store owner named Abel (Alex Brendemühl), whose dutiful blandness masks some very dark impulses. more...
  • The Human Comedy

    Taiwanese director Hung Hung—whose delightful first film, The Love of 3 Oranges, won this festival's Fipresci prize two years ago—turns in another accomplished work, though on a larger scale. more...
  • Hyena

    Set in the wasteland of a dying industrial town, Grzegorz Lewandowski's moody if somewhat convoluted thriller centers on a small boy trying to cope with the loss of his father in a mining accident. more...