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Guimba the Tyrant
Winner of the most prestigious award in African cinema, the Grand Prize at FESPACO '95, Guimba has been acclaimed as one of the most visually ravishing African films ever made. This epic allegory contrasts Africa's tremendous wealth and potential with its present poverty and plunder. Director Cheick Oumar Sissoko comments,…
Le Grand Blanc De Lambarene
Cameroonian filmmaker Bassek ba Kobhio provides a fascinating revisionist perspective on Albert Schweitzer, Noble Peace Prize winner and secular saint of the colonial era. This film begins to rewrite the history of colonialism from the point of view of the colonized. LE GRAND BLANC DE LAMBARENE is not, however, a…
Toe to Toe
Jesse is a privileged but troubled white girl whose promiscuous tendencies pull her towards self-destructive behavior. Tosha is a fiercely determined African-American from Anacostia, one of DC's most impoverished areas. Both new seniors and star players on their school's lacrosse team, the two girls click despite their differences. Their fledgling…
Little Feet
Determined to set their pet goldfish free, Lana and Nico embark on a magical urban odyssey from their Los Angeles home to the ocean. Their adventure, seen through the eyes of the brother/sister team, is filled with an array of wild and sometimes frightening encounters. Little Feet is the return…
Glassland
Living in a social housing suburb in Dublin with his mother, John ekes out a meager living as a nocturnal taxi driver. One day, he returns home to find his mother, Jean, unconscious from an alcohol overdose. With no savings or insurance, John is forced to offer his services to…
Under the Bombs - Sous les bombes
During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israeli conflict of 2006, a Christian taxi driver brings a Shiite woman from Beirut to the heart of the conflict in the country's south. While they scour the rubble of local towns for her son they discover that despite their very different backgrounds they have…
Peter and Vandy
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival, PETER AND VANDY is a unique take on the exhilaration and frustration love can bring. Most movie romances end when the relationship is beginning. Peter and Vandy's love story goes much further than that. The story shifts back…
Money - Dole
A dramatic look at city life, rap, High school, delinquency and dysfunctional families as experienced by African youth and in Gabon. DOLE offers a Gabonese perspective on the global crisis facing today's youth. With familial and societal structures crumbling, young people are increasingly thrown back for support on each other…
Lila Says - Lila dit ├ža
In this coming of age drama, Chimo, a promising college student with a writing scholarship, neglects his studies in favor of killing time with his friend Mouloud on the streets of Marseilles. He soon finds himself infatuated with Lila, a precocious and sexually experienced 16-year-old who moves into the neighborhood.…
The Marquise of O - Die Marquise von O
Eric Rohmer's classic film is set in 1799 during the Russian invasion of Italy. A young widow, The Marquise (Edith Clever) lives with her parents in the fort her father commands. In the midst of battle, the Marquise is abducted by a group of rowdy soldiers and nearly taken advantage…
And So Angels Die - Ainsi Meurent Les Anges
Moussa Sene Absa's latest work pushes the formal boundaries of African cinema to explore the complex interplay of history and psychology in contemporary Africa. Intensely personal and at the same time deeply political, Ainsi meurent les anges combines the elegiac lyricism of his Ca twiste a Poponguine with the acerbic…
Chain Letters
Made in Manhattan during the worst early depths of the AIDS epidemic, this LA RONDE-style series of twosomes and threesomes never directly mentions that crisis. But the intricately interconnecting relationships glimpsed in mosaic-like shards here exist in a similarly embattled milieu, an urban war zone: war between the sexes (or…