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  • Pokemon 3

    After an archaeologist unwittingly resurrects the “legendary Pokemon,” the ancient race of beings turns him into a weird lion creature and changes all greenery into a crystalline substance, leaving only Pikachu and his gang to rescue planet earth from its spell. more...
  • The President's Barber

    This engaging political satire (2004) features Song Kang Ho as a naive neighborhood barber who finds himself swept up in two decades of political turmoil when he bumbles into becoming personal hairstylist to Park Chung Hee, the South Korean leader assassinated in 1979. more...
  • The Puffy Chair

    Jay Duplass directed this slight but engaging road movie about a couple, Josh (Mark Duplass, who also wrote the script) and Emily (Kathryn Aselton), trying to jump-start their stagnant relationship while picking up and delivering a used armchair Josh has bought as a surprise birthday gift for his father. more...
  • PT 109

    Part political hagiography, part wartime adventure film, this 1963 relic recounts John F. Kennedy's exploits as a patrol boat commander in the Pacific, culminating in his ship's fateful encounter with a Japanese destroyer. more...
  • Punching at the Sun

    Tanuj Chopra makes his feature directorial debut with this low-key video about a South Asian teenager in Queens (Misu Khan) who lives in the shadow of his late older brother. more...
  • Puppetropolis Chicago: Sleeping Theaters, Waking Dreams

    Although they're showing as part of Performing Arts Chicago's puppetry festival (see sidebar in Theater), some of these short films involve puppetry in only the loosest sense, since they rely on stop-motion or computer animation. more...
  • Peppermint

    The European coming-of-age drama has become a staple of international film festivals in the U.S.; this dutifully heartwarming contribution from Greece (1999), written and directed by Costas Kapakas, follows a trouble-prone rascal as he tries to make sense of the adult world (gruff but loving parents, charmingly eccentric aunts and uncles, and a doddering grandparent thrown in for comic relief and the inevitable funeral scene). more...
  • Personnel

    Krzysztof Kieslowski (The Decalogue) directed this hour-long feature, made in 1975 for Polish television, about a young nebbish in the costume department of the national opera who's caught up in a conflict between the performers and the backstage crew. more...
  • The President Has AIDS?

    Low-budget melodrama from Haiti about a womanizing pop superstar (Jimmy Jean-Louis) who conceals his HIV-positive status while continuing to have unprotected sex. more...
  • Partyline

    The word punishing doesn't begin to describe this amateurish thriller about a Chicago ad exec (Janet Williams) who dumps her fiance and seeks romantic thrills on a telephone party line. more...
  • The Protector

    Thai martial-arts star Tony Jaa and director Prachya Pinkaew follow up their entertaining, fight-heavy Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) with this virtually identical actioner. more...
  • ¡El Presidente!

    Dreadful video kitsch about a lucha libre wrestler—“El Homo Loco”—running for president of Cabo San Luchas, an island populated primarily by his colleagues. more...