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Part of the Series: The Library of African Cinema
The first film to give an African perspective on the disturbing phenomenon of abducting child soldiers into the continent's recent civil wars. It was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2007 Festival Panafricain du Cinema a Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Africa's largest and most prestigious film event, and was selected for the…
Fright Flick
Director Israel Luna (Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives) shows audiences just how cut-throat show business can be in this bloody, outrageous horror-comedy that satirizes the filmmaking industry. When the air-headed leading lady of a B-grade fright flick turns up brutally murdered during the film shoot, the motley members of the cast…
Thunderbolt
A story from the burgeoning video industry of Nigeria combines melodrama and issues of ethnicity, gender, culture and identity in post-colonial Africa. THUNDERBOLT will come as a bolt out of the blue to most Americans, even aficionados of African cinema. The new Nigerian video industry is without doubt one of…
Goldberg P.I.
Jackie Goldberg is coming to the end of his career as a Miami private detective; in debt, out of luck and down in the dumps until fate brings him an unlikely new partner in 16 year-old Mateo. Jackie and Mateo embark on a journey to exonerate Mateo's mother and bring…
Momma's Man
One of the most acclaimed films of this year's Sundance Film Festival, Azazel Jacobs' third feature is both a tribute to his parents (and to the lost New York of his childhood) and an acutely perceptive, deeply personal take on a universal experience: the fear of growing up.
Dr. Ravi & Mr. Hyde
Like many men his age, Dr. Ravi finds himself halfway through his life having not yet achieved the greatness he anticipated. Sure, he could buy a sports car or find a hot, young babe to help him through his midlife crisis, but Dr. Ravi yearns for more. His search for…
Some Days Are Better Than Others
Some Days are Better Than Others is Matt McCormick's poetic, character-driven debut feature-length film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the difficult times seem so sticky. The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters…
Old Goats
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cinequest Film Festival, Old Goats is the hilarious and heartfelt story of a trio of spirited senior citizens who "refuse to go quietly into that good night." Britt, Bob, and Dave say what they please and don't hold anything back on their quest…
The Jonas Project
The Jonas Project is the story of two young women whom join forces to find a cure for cancer but soon realize their lives may be in danger if they expose what they discover. Focusing on cancer, the film plays part political/corporate thriller interspersed with elements of fractured friendship, redemption…
Junk
Kaveh and Raul are two B-movie co-writers who have suffered a bitter falling out. Kaveh's lost his girlfriend, and spends his days getting high in his apartment, while Raul is off studying at Columbia University. But when one of their films (Islama-rama 2) is accepted by a film festival, the…
Bartleby
Cult figure Crispin Glover lends his eerie presence to Bartleby, a modern adaptation of the classic short story by Herman Melville (author of Moby Dick). The film diverges from Melville's story, setting it in a modern office and adding sitcom-style humor, with an element of surrealismThe manager of a public…
Rounds
Music, beer and pick-up basketball games set the backdrop as three friends struggle withs relationships, money and the pursuit of happiness. Here is to friends. As Terry, Jensen and Will raise their glasses in the air and toast something many take for granted, friendship. Rounds follows these three, each on…