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Yo
Winner of Best Film at the Morelia International Film Festival, "Yo" is based on a short story by Nobel laureate J.M.G. Le Clezio. "My name is Yo, I'm 15 years old, or that's what they tell me," explains the protagonist (Raul Silva) early on. A strong young man with limited…
The Man of the Crowd - O Homem Das Multidões
An elegant, parsimonious, and formally impeccable story of Juvenal, a lonely train driver from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Margo, a train traffic controller. Both Juvenal and Margo live in a state of deep solitude, each in their unique ways. Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's story of the same name,…
La Paz
Class, family, and mental illness are among the themes explored in "La Paz." The story opens with man named Liso leaving a psychiatric hospital to meet his indulgent parents at their comfortable home. After the confines of the institution, he struggles to re-adapt to his middle class life, though slowly,…
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…
While We Live - Medan Vi Lever
Winner of the Critic's Award at FESPACO (Africa's largest film festival) and named Best Film by an African Living Abroad at the African Movie Academy Awards, WHILE WE LIVE is a powerful narrative film about Kandia, an African woman living in Sweden for 30 years who decides to move back…
Where I Grow Old - A Cidade onde Envelheço
Francisca, a young Portuguese woman who's living in Brazil, welcomes Teresa, an old acquaintance she'd lost contact with, into her home. While Teresa is discovering the place where she means to settle, Francisca craves for her life back in Lisbon. The film follows each woman's adventures in the city and…
We Are Mari Pepa - Somos Mari Pepa
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The Loyalist
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Grafters
This award-winning short film follows Kurt, an expert car-thief, whose life is suddenly complicated by offbeat romance and professional competition. Kurt works for Larry, a father figure who runs a chop shop disguised as a garage, but Kurt's career is threatened by Joe, a lowly mechanic and aspiring car thief.…
Viaje
Nominated for "Best Narrative Feature" at the Tribeca Film Festival, VIAJE follows two strangers, Pedro and Luciana, on a spontaneous trip into the Costa Rican forest. Pedro and Luciana meet at a party and end up spending the night together. The next day, Pedro decides to make a trip up…
The Future of Life - Biodiversity in the New Millennium with Edward O. Wilson
The Future of Life: Biodiversity in the New Millennium Excellent. A vivid and hopeful journey through the world of biodiversity. Wilson's ideas are seminal to any serious discussion of the relationship between science, nature, and humanity. Peter Raven, Chair, National Research Council, Division of Earth and Life Studies Bottlenecks: From…
The Apostle - L'apôtre
Akim is a young Muslim who is destined, along with his brother Youssef, to become Imam . When the sister of a local Catholic priest is murdered by a neighbor, the priest decides to continue living with the family of the murderer to help them survive. Challenged by this act…