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  • Almost Brothers

    This 2004 Brazilian political drama follows two childhood friends whose lives intersect repeatedly over four decades despite their social backgrounds: Miguel was born to a middle-class white family, Jorge to black parents from the slums of Rio de Janeiro. more...
  • Angelus

    Lech Majewski's dazzling visual talents are on full display in this absurdist comedy (2000) set in a rural Silesian mining town during the 1940s and '50s, where seven miners—followers of a 300-year-old Rosicrucian holy man—attempt to prevent the apocalypse prophesied by their dubious spiritual leader. more...
  • Capone

    A small-time crook (Serge Riaboukine) steals the title racehorse from a couple of mobsters and then talks a stoic cabdriver (Gerald Laroche) into transporting the horse to Finland for a big race. more...
  • The Center

    Documentary filmmaker Stanislaw Mucha tramps through several European countries in search of Europe's precise geographical center. more...
  • Domestic Violence

    One wouldn't expect a documentary by Frederick Wiseman about domestic violence to be anything less than powerful, but it's his subtle, low-key approach to such an emotionally charged subject—one too often presented in luridly melodramatic terms—that makes this 2001 film so devastating. more...
  • Encounter Point

    If Israel and Palestine ever achieve a lasting peace, it will likely be cemented by the kind of people interviewed in Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha's remarkable 2006 documentary. more...
  • Family Values

    Chicagoan Derek Dow wrote and directed this 2006 digital video about two teenage brothers struggling to find their places in life after their mother dies. more...
  • Forbidden Quest

    Korean screenwriter Kim Dae-woo makes his directorial debut with this witty and inventive 18th-century fable about an aristocratic young court scholar tapped by a princess to investigate an art forgery. more...
  • The Garden

    Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, this lively 2008 feature documents the fight to save a 14-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles. more...
  • Gilles' Wife

    Set in the 1930s, this film from Luxembourg stars Emmanuelle Devos as a mother of three young children who slowly comes to suspect that her foundry-worker husband (Clovis Cornillac) is having an affair with her beautiful younger sister. more...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • 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...