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  • The Trouble With Dee Dee

    Lisa Ann Walter plays the title character, a daffy, foulmouthed socialite who spends her days purchasing odd stuff for favorite charities and taking photos of herself accomplishing items on her ?to-do-in-life? more...
  • Talna: A New Amazon Adventure

    This is a sequel to the 2001 Chicago International Children's Film Festival's audience-prize winner, with Eunice Baia reprising her role as the resourceful title character. more...
  • Time's Up

    A Manhattan psychologist who's lost her office space (Leonor Benedetto) sets up shop in a mobile home and begins making house calls; the new arrangement is a hit with her clients, but their personal woes begin to evoke unsettling memories of her past as a political prisoner in Argentina. more...
  • Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space

    Hello Kitty meets Fritz the Cat in outer space might describe this truly strange Japanese animated feature, directed by the artists' collective TOL. more...
  • Tokyo Eyes

    A coquettish, strong-willed teenager (Hinano Yoshikawa in a memorable performance) discovers the identity of a Tokyo serial sniper known as “Four Eyes” (Shinji Takeda), who targets single men, and tries to insinuate herself into his life romantically—a situation complicated by the fact that her older brother is a detective assigned to the case. more...
  • Trained in the Ways of Men

    A frustratingly superficial look at the life and death of transgendered teen Gwen Araujo, whose murder at the hands of vindictive peers led to a nationwide campaign for wider acceptance of people outside the gender norms. more...
  • Tokyo Gore Police

    The title sums up this Japanese sci-fi splatter flick, notable for its bizarre dismemberments and quivering piles of flesh and entrails. more...
  • This Black Soil

    Teresa Konechne directed this fascinating 2004 video documentary about Bayview, Virginia, a bucolic coastal town of a few hundred families—many of them directly descended from the earliest slaves brought over from Africa. more...
  • Two Players From the Bench

    Two doltish veterans of the Balkan war, a Serb and a Croat, are kidnapped as part of a scheme to vindicate a Croatian warlord accused of war crimes. more...
  • 10 + 4

    Four years after starring in Abbas Kiarostami's 10, Iranian painter Mania Akbari returns with her own project, a meandering video chronicle of her life and thoughts while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. more...
  • Torremolinos 73

    In this Spanish comedy set in 1973, written and directed by Pablo Berger, a struggling encyclopedia salesman (Javier Camara) is offered the opportunity to boost his earnings when his boss announces that the company's next project will be “The Audiovisual Encyclopedia of Human Reproduction,” featuring sex films for Scandinavian subscribers. more...
  • Two for Tea

    A successful young novelist in Spain (Nuria Prims) who writes thinly veiled accounts of her hedonistic social circle is jolted from a defiantly carefree love life by an Indian immigrant (Zack Qureshi) whose persistence as a suitor is matched only by his devotion to Islam. more...
  • Those Who Remain

    In this Gallic variation on Brief Encounter, a hospital oncology wing serves as the meeting place for two distraught people: a somber professor (Vincent Lindon) whose wife is dying of breast cancer and a flighty graphic designer (Emmanuelle Devos) whose boyfriend is being treated for colon cancer. more...
  • This Is Not a Love Song

    During a botched attempt to steal gasoline a small-time thief inadvertently shoots a young girl, and he and his partner are pursued across the Scottish Highlands and moors by an armed posse. more...