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2 Days in the Valley

Director: John Herzfeld
Writer: John Herzfeld
Actor: Danny Aiello, Greg Cruttwell, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Headly, Peter Horton, Marsha Mason, Paul Mazursky, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Charlize Theron
Summary: Take one wrong turn in life and who knows where you'll end up. For Becky, it's waking up next to her murdered ex-husband. For Teddy, it's the tail end of a failed film career. For Allan it's being kidnapped by a crazy toupee-wearing Italian hit-man. For Lee and Helga it's letting that hit man get away alive. And for Wes and Alvin, two undercover cops cruising the valley for crime, it's just another day ... where everything goes wrong.
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3 Women

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Robert Altman
Actor: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy
Summary: In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose, a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendent. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie, a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophisticated ladies magazines. But Pinky's hero-worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than could be imagined.
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A propos de Nice

Director: Jean Vigo
Writer: Jean Vigo
Summary: What starts off as a conventional travelogue turnes into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'azur, and its wealthy inhabitants.
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Adaptation

Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actor: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Judy Greer, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Screenplay: PN1997.A31 K38 2002
Summary: Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald.
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Affliction

Director: Paul Schrader
Writer: Paul Schrader
Actor: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True
Screenplay: PN1997 .A31162 1994a, Emerson EBooks
Summary: When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade Whitehouse, with the aid of his new girlfriend, is forced to confront his past and reexamine his life.
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Ali Zaoua

Director: Nabil Ayouch
Writer: Nabil Ayouch, Nathalie Saugeon
Actor: Mounim Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra, Said Taghmaoui, Amal Ayouch, Mohammed Majd, Hicham Ibrahimi, Khalil Essadi, Abdessamad Tourab Seddem
Summary: Ali, Kwita, Omar and Boubker are a group of street urchins living in the hard streets of Casablanca. Their everyday lives are filled with violence, begging, and indifference. In order to survive, they create a bond of friendship and family between them. The bond is cut short when Ali is senselessly killed at the beginning of the film; his life taken by a single act of a rival gang. Ali's friends decide not to report his death to the police, but rather to bury him 'like a prince'. Ali Zaoua captures the power of dreams and presence of hope in the harshest of circumstances.
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Alice (1989)

Director: Jan Svankmajer
Writer: Jan Svankmajer
Actor: Kristyna Kohoutova
Summary: Alice: A little girl follows an elusive White Rabbit and so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action in SÌŒvankmajer's surreal version of Alice's adventures in Wonderland. Darkness light darkness: A man literally constructs himself within the confines of a very small room -- a potent allegory of Svankmajer's life in Eastern Europe.
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Alice (1990)

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Keye Luke, Joe Mantegna, Bernadette Peters, Cybill Shepherd, Gwen Verdon
Summary: Comedy about a rich and spoiled New York housewife in a bad marriage. She dreams of having an affair with a musician she met at her children's school. An acupuncturist she visits in Chinatown gives her mysterious potions that break down her inhibitions, make her invisible and let her see tender moments with loved ones from her past.
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All About Dad

Director: Mark Tran
Writer: Mark Tran
Actor: David Huynh, Chi Pham, Yen Ly, Minh Do, Hunter Vo, Nanrisa Lee, Yvonne Truong, Steven Cloyes, Eric Callero
Summary: Mr. Do (Chi Pham) has raised his kids to be good Catholics and to live up to his unrealistic expectations. His son Ty (David Huynh) is abandoning pre-med to chase a less practical dream, while Linh (Yvonne Truong) is keeping her fiance's Buddhist background a secret. However, they aren't the only kids with secrets in the Do family. It's time Dad faces the truth that his kids have grown up.
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All I Wanna Do

Director: Sarah Kernochan
Writer: Sarah Kernochan
Actor: Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, Rachael Leigh Cook, Thomas Guiry, Vincent Kartheiser, Monica Keena, Matthew Lawrence, Heather Matarazzo, Merritt Wever
Summary: When word leaks out that an all-girls school is about to merge with an all-boys academy, some of the students strike back, devising a hilarious scheme to sabotage the plan.
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All or Nothing

Director: Mike Leigh
Writer: Mike Leigh
Actor: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Sam Kelly, Kathryn Hunter
Summary: In a crowded South London apartment building, Penny, a working mom, struggles to keep her wayward daughter, her lazy son and her disillustioned partner on the right path.
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Amour

Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actor: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, William Shimell, Ramon Agirre, Rita Blanco
Summary: A touching tale of a loving couple whose unbreakable bonds of marriage are tested by life's greatest challenge.
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Andrei Rublev

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer: Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrei Tarkovsky
Actor: Anatoli Solonitsyn, Yuri Nikulin
Summary: Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
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Animal Kingdom

Director: David Michod
Writer: David Michod
Actor: Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Joel Edgerton, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton
Summary: Seventeen year-old J is in the process of becoming initiated into a gang of armed robbers, known as the Cody brothers. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world, but soon discovers that the entire situation is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. Meanwhile, senior police officer Nathan Leckie recognizes that J's youth and inexperience may prove to be the key to finally conquering the Codys, and hopes to lure him into the fold after the death of a partner.
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Another Happy Day

Director: Sam Levinson
Writer: Sam Levinson
Actor: Demi Moore, Diana Scarwid, Ellen Barkin, Ellen Burstyn, Ezra Miller, George Kennedy, Kate Bosworth, Michael Nardelli, Thomas Haden Church
Summary: Lynn and her three youngest children attend the wedding of her estranged eldest son at her parents' Annapolis estate. Though she is hoping for a joyful reunion, her attempts at reconciliation veer quickly off-course when she is hurled into the center of touchy family dynamics.
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Another Woman

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Philip Bosco, Betty Buckley, Blythe Danner, Sandy Dennis, Mia Farrow, Gene Hackman, Ian Holm, John Houseman, Martha Plimpton, Gena Rowlands, David Ogden Stiers, Harris Yulin
Summary: When a distinguished philosophy professor turns 50, she feels compelled to take emotional stock of her life. But the deeper she digs the more her life seems to unravel, until she realizes that her search for truth is a personal odyssey of self-examination, discovery and acceptance.
Review: Woody Allen reimagines Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, moving it all the way to Manhattan, and even borrowing Bergman’s favorite cinematographer, Sven Nykvist, in the process. Gena Rowlands plays an affluent, successful writer who slowly begins to realize the cold, unemotional reality of her existence.
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The Arbor

Director: Clio Barnard
Actor: Manjinder Virk, Neil Dudgeon, Monica Dolan, Danny Webb, Christine Bottomley
Summary: Andrea Dunbar was an unflinchingly honest playwright who wrote about her distressing upbringing on the Arbor, the notorious Buttershaw Estate in Bradford, U.K. She died tragically in 1990 at the age of 29. This documentary follows her children as they begin to understand the struggles their mother faced. This film comprises personal letters, interviews with Andrea's family and friends, and a reading of her most celebrated play.
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Art School Confidential

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Writer: Daniel Clowes
Actor: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar, Ethan Suplee, Joel David Moore, Anjelica Huston, Adam Scott, Marshall Bell, Jack Ong
Screenplay: PN1997.A73 C58 2006
Summary: Jerome goes to art school in the hopes of having his genuine ability recognized. Instead he finds that his teachers are self-obsessed has-beens and his peers are jaded and floundering. To make matters worse, Jerome finds himself being investigated for a series of gruesome stranglings. He becomes obsessed with a lovely student named Audrey, but she is more interested in the hunky Jonah, whose crude yet acclaimed paintings of cars and tanks make Jerome want to tear his own eyes out.
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At Close Range

Director: James Foley
Writer: Nicholas Kazan
Actor: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Crispin Glover, Tracey Walter, Christopher Penn
Summary: A juvenile delinquent knows about petty theft, but he wants to steal big money. He looks to his father, a big-time thief, for guidance. Then he witnesses his father committing a murder and realizes he is in over his head.
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At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul

A Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma

Director: Jose Mojica Marins
Writer: Magda Mei, Waldomiro Franca
Actor: Jose Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo De Lima, Valeria Vasquez, Ilidio Martins, Genesio de Carvalho
Summary: Coffin Joe terrorizes a small religious community in his search for the perfect woman to bear his child.
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Away We Go

Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida
Actor: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Chris Messina, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Gaffigan
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .A97 E37 2009
Summary: Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience.
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Bad Education

La mala educacion

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Summary: When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
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Badlands (Regular-Edition)

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actor: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Screenplay: PN1997 .B245 1974
Summary: Set in South Dakota in 1959, this is the story of Kit and his girlfriend Holly, two people alienated from everyday life, who go on a killing spree.
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Badlands (Special-Edition)

Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Actor: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Alan Vint, Gary Littlejohn, John Carter
Screenplay: PN1997 .B245 1974
Summary: Based on the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958, in which a fifteen-year-old girl and her twenty-five-year-old boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
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Ballast

Director: Lance Hammer
Writer: Lance Hammer
Actor: Micheal J. Smith, Sr., JimMyron Ross, Tarra Riggs, Johnny McPhail
Summary: In the cold winter light of the Mississippi Delta, three lonely people stumble under the weight of a shared tragedy. Lawrence is paralyzed with grief after the suicide of his twin brother. Twelve-year-old James drifts into the perilous orbit of local teenagers while his single mother, Marlee, is too exhausted from her menial job to interpret the clues. Sudden violence forces mother and son to flee their home and they alight on Lawrence's property. This safe harbor rekindles the fury of a bitter, longstanding conflict.
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Balthazar

Au Hasard Balthazar

Director: Robert Bresson
Writer: Robert Bresson
Actor: Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Philippe Asselin, Nathalie Joyaut, Walter Green
Summary: Robert Bresson's masterpiece follows a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie. A beast of burden suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate.
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The Barbarian Invasions

Les Invasions barbares

Director: Denys Arcand
Writer: Denys Arcand
Actor: Raemy Girard, Staephane Rousseau, Marie-Josaee Croze, Marina Hands, Dorothaee Berryman, Johanne Marie Tremblay, Pierre Curzi, Yves Jacques, Louise Portal
Summary: Remy, un viejo maestro universitario, enfrenta una enfermedad terminal y es hospitalizado. Louise, se ex mujer, llama a Sebastian, el hijo de ambos, que vive en Londres y es un exitoso asesor financiero. Hace tiempo que hijo y padre no tienen nada de que hablar, pero Sebastian decidio volver a Montreal para ayudar a su madre y apoyar moralmente a su padre. La cercania de la muerte hace que padre e hijo salten la brecha generacional y el desapego reencontrandose.
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Barfly

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writer: Charles Bukowski
Actor: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone
Summary: Henry Chinaski leads the life of a barfly, living on the edge to escape the boredom of conformity. Unlike the average drunk he spouts philosophy, quotes Tolstoy and writes gifted and prolific poetry. Between brawling and drinking he meets Wanda Wilcox who shares his outlook on life. A quasi-autobiography of Charles Bukowski.
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Barton Fink

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Jon Polito
Screenplay: PN1997 .B2785 1990
Summary: A trendy playwright is trying to write a simple movie script, but to his misfortune has a bit of writer's block.
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Battle for Haditha

Director: Nick Broomfield
Writer: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford
Actor: Elliot Ruiz, Falah Flayeh, Yasmine Hanani
Summary: On Nov. 19, 2005, Iraqi insurgents bombed a convoy of U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq. This results in the death of the company's most popular officer. Enraged by their loss, his comrades carry out a brutal retaliation. This massacre leaves 24 men, women and children dead in Haditha, Iraq. Follows the story of the U.S. Marine Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writer: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Actor: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B43 2011
Summary: Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. The journey to save her father is delayed by a 'busted' universe that reverses weather patterns and brings about long-extinct animals. Can Hushpuppy save the day?
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Before Midnight

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Walter Lassally, Ariane Labed, Yannis Papadopoulos, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Panos Koronis
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B436 2013
Summary: Jesse and Celine first met in their twenties, as seen in Before Sunrise, reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset and, now they face the past, present and future, family, romance and love. Now on a writer's retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them.
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Before Sunrise

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Screenplay: PN1997 .B355 1993, PN1997.A1 L56 2005
Summary: A young American man meets a beautiful French student on a train bound for Paris, falls in love and asks her to share his last night in Vienna.
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Before Sunset

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres, Rudolphe Pauly, Mariane Plasteig
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 L56 2005
Summary: Two strangers met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a picturesque walk around the city and they have an intimate conversation, ending at Celine's apartment. Will they get the chance to fall in love all over again?
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Kelly Masterson
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan
Summary: A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.
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Being John Malkovich

Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actor: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, John Malkovich
Summary: A struggling street puppeteer takes a job as a filing clerk and discovers a secret door that allows him to enter into the mind and body of actor John Malkovich.
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Belle de Jour

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Genevive Page, Pierre Clementi, Françoise Fabian, Macha Meril, Francisco Rabal, Georges Marchal, Francis Blanche
Screenplay: PN1997 .B36313 1971
Summary: Severine is a repressed, bored housewife, afraid of intimacy. Her husband, Pierre is kind, devoted, and understanding. Severine is aroused by the idea of domination and debasement, and gentle Pierre is hardly the type of person who would treat her cruelly in order to receive sexual gratification. Following the example of an acquaintance, she begins a double life as the girl called Belle de Jour, in the brothel run by Madame Anais. Her otherwise placid domestic life is threatened when an obsessed client, unable to possess her completely, begins to stalk her.
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Best in Show

Director: Christopher Guest
Writer: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy
Actor: Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard
Summary: A comic look at dog show participants (and the pooches who love them).
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Best Man

Director: Ira Wohl
Writer: Ira Wohl
Summary: Follow-up to Best boy which revisits Philly 20 years later.
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Better Luck Tomorrow

Director: Justin Lin
Writer: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez
Actor: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Roger Fan, John Cho, Karin Anna Cheung, Jerry Mathers
Summary: A group of seemingly 'perfect' high-school buddies lead double lives. They fly high in a world of petty crime and material excess - a free-wheeling lifestyle that soon takes a downward spiral, leading to an unexpected, violent end.
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Billy Jack Goes to Washington

Director: Tom Laughlin
Writer: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor
Actor: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Teresa Laughlin, Sam Wanamaker
Summary: Billy is elected as the junior Senator from Arizona in 1976. Arriving in Washington, he discovers that the respected senior Senator from Arizona (Marshall) and a business tycoon (Wanamaker) are secretly planning to build a nuclear plant in the pristine Arizona landscape. Billy Jack mounts a campaign against the plant and, with the support of the American youth movement, saves the country from this environmental menace.
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Birdman

Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu
Writer: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
Actor: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B57 2014a
Summary: A black comedy story of an actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Die bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey, Irm Hermann
Summary: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who carries on a melodrama of erotic attractions with two other women in her claustrophobic apartment.
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Black Snake Moan

Director: Craig Brewer
Writer: Craig Brewer
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S
Summary: Lazarus is an extremely religious man who is broken hearted after his wife leaves him for his own brother. Rae is the town slut, apparently afflicted with the 'disease' of uncontrollable nymphomania. After a night of hard partying and sleeping around, Rae, is beaten up and left by the roadside near Lazarus' house. Lazarus takes her in and chains her to his radiator while trying to 'cure' her insatiability. Eventually, the two become friends and help each other recover from their extremes of lust and piety to become more balanced individuals.
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Blood Simple

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams, M
Screenplay: PN1997 .B6719 1988
Summary: A jealous husband hires a detective to murder his wife and her lover.
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Blood, Guts, Bullets, and Octane

Director: Joe Carnahan
Writer: Joe Carnahan
Actor: Dan Leis, Ken Rudulph, Dan Harlan, Hugh McChord, Michael Saumure, Mark S. Allen, Joe Carnahan
Summary: Two slicked-back burnouts are sent on a job with 250,000 dollars and two days to complete it. On the way they encounter thugs, crooks, and mercenaries.
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The Bloody Child

Director: Nina Menkes
Writer: Nina Menkes, Tinka Menkes
Actor: Tinka Menkes, Robert Mueller, Sherry Sibley, Russ Little, Jack O'Hara
Summary: The true story of a young U.S. Marine, just back from the Gulf War, who was arrested while digging a grave in the middle of the Mojave Desert for his murdered wife, whose bloodied body lay in the backseat of his car.
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Blue Jasmine

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg
Summary: After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
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Blue Valentine

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writer: Derek Cianfra
Actor: Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B58 2010
Summary: An honest, moving and uninhibited love story. The uncompromising portrait of Dean and Cindy, a young married couple who have grown apart, taking one night away from their daughter to try to save their relationship. Highlighted by provocative scenes alternately intimate and intense, the film captured audiences and critics alike.
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Bob Dylan, Don't Look Back

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Writer: D.A. Pennebaker
Actor: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price
Summary: Portrait of the artist as a young man. In spring, 1965, Bob Dylan, 23, a pixyish troubadour, spends three weeks in England.
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Bold Native

Director: Denis Henry Hennelly
Writer: Denis Henry Hennelly
Actor: Joaquin Pastor, Randolph Mantooth, Sheila Vand, Matt Shea, Jessica Hagan, Kristine Louise, Joshua Leonard, Tonya Kay
Summary: Follows animal liberator and wanted domestic 'terrorist' Charlie Cranehill (Joaquin Pastor) as he attempts to put together a nationwide action. Meanwhile, his estranged father (Randolph Mantooth) tries to find him before the FBI does, a young idealist campaigns for more humane treatment of farmed animals, and a woman from Charlie's past threatens to undermine his plans'--Cont.
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Bombay Beach

Director: Alma Har'el
Summary: Decades ago, the Salton Sea, two hours outside Los Angeles, was a tourist hotspot and a symbol of 1950s-era American optimism. Now, a victim of environmental decline, it stands mostly abandoned, its boomtown communities now decaying relics of a bygone era. Visionary filmmaker Alma Har'el investigates one such town, Bombay Beach, and weaves together the stories of its inhabitants with surreal poetry and beauty.
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Boogie Nights

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actor: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Nicole Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks, PN1997 .B66 1997a
Summary: Tale of Dirk Diggler's rise to fame in this hilarious look at the pornography industry, the free-spirited 70s, and the indulgent 80s.
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Bookies

Director: Mark Illsley
Writer: Michael Bacall
Actor: Nick Stahl, Johnny Galecki, Lukas Haas, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Proval, John Diehl, Julio Oscar Mechoso
Summary: Three college buddies enter the high-stakes betting racket and when their greed gets in their way, they run afoul of the mob.
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Bottle Rocket

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Actor: Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Robert Musgrave, Andrew Wilson, Lumi Cavazos, James Caan
Screenplay: PN1997 .B715 1994a
Summary: After his stay in a mental hospital, Anthony reconnects with best pal Dignan, who greets his friend with a plan for them to become professional thieves working for a criminal mastermind named Mr. Henry. Step one: recruit a wheelman--Bob, a bored, wealthy 20-something living in fear of his older brother. Step two: rob a strip mall bookstore. Step three: go on the lam, which in this case means hide out at a motel in the middle of nowhere and, for Anthony at least, fall in love with a Paraguayan housekeeper named Inez. Step four: join up with Mr. Henry and pull off the heist of their lives--sort of.
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Boxing Helena

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Writer: Jennifer Lynch
Actor: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Art Garfunkel, Betsy Clark, Nicolette Scorsese, Meg Register, Kurtwood Smith
Screenplay: PN1997 .B7218 1990
Summary: A surgeon is obsessed with a woman who scorns his advances. After a car strikes her and runs over her legs, the surgeon imprisons her in his home and amputates her limbs in a twisted attempt to make her love him.
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Breathless

A bout de souffle

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: Jean-Luc Godard
Actor: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Liliane David, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut
Screenplay: PN1997 .A23 1987, PN1997 .B758 1982
Summary: A small-time hood kills a policeman and tries to leave France, but his American girlfriend betrays him to the police and he gets killed trying to escape.
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Brick

Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B752 2010
Summary: Brendon Frye is a loner, someone who always knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he is determined to find the 'who' and 'why'.
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Broken Flowers

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Actor: Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Alicia Simms, Brea Frazier, Jeffrey Wright, Jessica Lange
Summary: Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is
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Brothers of the Head

Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe
Writer: Tony Grisoni
Actor: Harry Treadaway, Luke Treadaway, Sean Harris, Bryan Dick, Tania Emery, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Horrocks, John Simm
Summary: Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry, and a dark inner life, the conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe embrace their freakishness and spit it back in the form of searing Punk Rock in this mind-bending pseudo documentary.
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The Brute

El Bruto

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Alcoriza, Luis Bunuel
Actor: Pedro Armendaariz, Katy Jurado, Andraes Soler, Rosita Arenas
Summary: A slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's wife.
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Bubble

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Coleman Hough
Actor: Debbie Doebereiner, Dustin Ashley, Misty Wilkins, Decker Moody, K
Summary: A bizarre love triangle is born at a doll factory in a small Midwestern town.
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Bug

Director: William Friedkin
Writer: Tracy Letts
Actor: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lynn Collins, Brian F. O'Byrne, Harry Connick, Jr.
Summary: Agnes has finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, who has recently been released from state prison. Agnes is a lonely waitress with a tragic past who moves into a sleazy, run-down Oklahoma motel room with her lesbian co-worker R.C. She, in turn, introduces Agnes to Gulf War veteran, Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things don't always seem as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive.
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The Builder

Director: Rick Alverson
Writer: Rick Alverson, Colm O'Leary
Actor: Colm O'Leary
Summary: An Irish immigrant carpenter from coastal Queens sets off for the New York countryside to construct a reproduction of an early American cape house. But, soon the protagonist finds himself overcome by an inexplicable fatigue. Debts and expectations mount alongside the crudest and most naive of deceptions, that of both self and of family. As the chasm grows the Builder finds himself confronted by the unnerving ambivalence of the world around him.
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Bully (2001)

Director: Larry Clark
Writer: David McKenna, Roger Pullis
Actor: Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Nick Stahl
Summary: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen.
Review: It wasn’t until later in life until famed photographer Larry Clark’s brought infatuation with the drug-addled, oversexed youth of America into motion pictures as a director. But the work was stilling striking in its contemporary vitality, reaching its peak with this haunting dark comedy. In between drinking binges, a group of aimless friends decide to spice up their lives and kill one of their own. The crime is committed partly out of revenge, but mostly out of boredom.
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California Split

Director: Robert Altman
Writer: Joseph Walsh
Actor: George Segal, Elliot Gould, Gwen Welles, Ann Prentiss, Edward Walsh, Bert Remsen
Summary: Keeping one step ahead of their bookie, two L.A. gamblers embark on a winning streak that takes them to Reno, Nevada, where they enter a high-stakes poker game against the legendary Amarillo Slim.
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Carnage

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski
Actor: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C
Summary: Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish.
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The Case of the Grinning Cat

Chats perches

Director: Chris Marker
Writer: Chris Marker
Actor: Voice, Gerard Rinaldi
Summary: In November 2001, Chris Marker became intrigued by the sudden appearance of grinning yellow cat paintings on Paris buildings and began to document them, as well as other incidents and protests in the city of Paris while he filmed. The creator is eventually revealed to be an art collective known as Mr. Chat.
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Celebrity

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Melanie Griffith, Winona Ryder, Hank Azaria, Joe Mantegna, Bebe Neuwirth
Summary: Following their divorce, the lives of a restless writer and his inhibited ex-wife take off in unpredictable directions.
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The Celluloid Closet

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Actor: Lily Tomlin, Tom Hanks, Tony Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Fierstein, Shirley MacLaine, Gore Vidal
Summary: The film examines the subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies -- including Spartacus, Rope and Thelma and Louise -- and charts the cinematic journey of lesbian and gay characters. Film clips are paired with director, producer and actor interviews featuring, among others, Gore Vidal, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Chan Is Missing

Director: Wayne Wang
Writer: Terrel Seltzer, Wayne Wang
Actor: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew, Peter Wang
Summary: Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest to figure out what happened to Chan and their missing cash leads them on a journey that illuminates the pitfalls of Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society.
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Chasing Amy

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actor: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes
Screenplay: PN1997 .C397 1995a
Summary: Holden thinks Alyssa is the woman of his dreams but she has someone a little different in mind--another woman. They share the kind of relationship they've been looking for all along and discover the confusing ups and downs of love, sex and friendship in the '90s.
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Chungking Express

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Director: Kar-wai Wong
Writer: Kar-wai Wong
Actor: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Summary: A greasy Hong Kong fast-food joint serves as the focal point for two off-kilter love stories about two cops, both told from multiple perspectives and exploring the fragility of human connections. Detective 223, dumped by his girlfriend, buys a can of pineapple every day which he will eat in a year, if she hasn't changed her mind and returned to him. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a bewigged drug smuggler. Detective 663, also dumped, falls for nutty counter girl Faye. Possibly unhinged by her habit of constantly listening to an ear-shattering rendition of 'California Dreamin',' Faye falls for him and begins sneaking into his apartment, rearranging the furniture, cleaning the place up and further weakening his already-shaky grasp on reality.
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Citizen Ruth

Director: Alexander Payne
Writer: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Actor: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds, Kurtwood Smith, Mary Kay Place, M.C. Gainey, Kenneth Mars, Tippi Hedren
Summary: Ruth Stoops is pregnant, confused and in trouble with the law for the umpteenth time. But it doesn't stop there. She soon becomes the unwitting object of a wacky tug-of-war that erupts when pro-lifers square off with pro-choicers and everyone goes to ridiculous extremes trying to claim her as a national symbol for their cause.
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The City

La ciudad

Director: David Riker
Writer: David Riker
Actor: Anthony Rivera, Joe Rigano, Miguel Maldonado, Cipriano Garcia, Leticia Herrera, Jose Rabelo, Stephanie Viruet, Silvia Goiz, Antonio Peralta
Summary: Tells four stories about recent immigrants to New York City: a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same hometown who meet and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops.
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Claire's Knee

Le genou de Claire

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Actor: Aurora Cornu, Beatrice Romand, Jean-Claude Brialy, Fabrice Luchini, Gerard Falconetti, Laurence de Monaghan
Summary: Part of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" series, this French film tells the story of Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy), a cultural attaché enjoying his last holiday before getting married, and his peculiar fetish with a teenage girl. Jerome grows obsessed with Claire but fights his urges by permitting himself the singular pleasure of touching her knee. Rohmer likes his erotica spiced with talky foreplay, and Claire's Knee is no exception.
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The Class

Entre les murs

Director: Laurent Cantet
Writer: Francois Begaudeau, Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Actor: François Begaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Juliette Demaille, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Dalla Doucoure
Summary: François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods.
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Clerks

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actor: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonauer
Screenplay: PN1997 .C548 1999
Summary: It's one wild day in the life of a pair of overworked counter jockeys who brave a nonstop parade of unpredictable shoppers, while managing to play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and straighten out their offbeat love lives.
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Clerks II

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actor: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Trevor Fehrman, Jennifer Schwalbach, Jason Mewes
Summary: Ten years later, slackers Dante and Randal have become 'funployees' at Mooby's fast food. Dante announces plans to leave New Jersey with his fiancee, and Randal plans a shocking going-away party.
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Cold Comfort Farm

Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Malcolm Bradbury
Actor: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, Rufus Sewell
Summary: Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advise of Mrs. Smiley and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives, where she finds ample material for the novel she wishes to write.
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Cold Weather

Director: Aaron Katz
Writer: Aaron Katz
Actor: Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raul Castillo, Robyn Rikoon, Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler
Summary: After abandoning a promising academic career in forensic science, self-styled detective Dough returns to Portland, Oregon to live with his more responsible sister Gail. He lands a dead-end job working in an ice factory, but soon finds an opportunity to use his passion and skill in detective work when his ex-girlfriend Rachel goes missing. Enlisting a team of ramshackle slacker-sleuths, Doug leads the way down a complex trail of clues that brings him close to discovering the truth about Rachel.
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A Collection of 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films

Director: Christian E. Christiansen, Andrea Jublin, Philippe Pollet-Villard, Guido Thys, Daniel Barber, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, Samuel Tourneux, Suzie Templeton
Writer: Christian E. Christiansen, Andrea Jublin, Philippe Pollet-Villard, Geert Verbanck, Joe Shrapnel, Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski, Karine Binaux, Olivier Gilbert, Samuel Tourneux, Suzie Templeton, Marianela Maldonado
Summary: A collection of short films nominated for the 80th annual Academy Awards. Included are the winning live action short and the winning animated short.
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Combination Platter

Director: Tony Chan
Writer: Edwin Baker, Tony Chan
Actor: Jeffrey Lau, Coleen O'Brien, Lester "Chit-Man" Chan, Colin Mitchell, Kenneth Lu, Thomas K. Hsiung, Jia Fu Lin, Ellen Synn, Nathanel Geng
Summary: Kitchen mayhem, irate customers and potential romance unfolds as Robert, an illegal immigrant working at a Chinese restaurant in New York as a waiter, desperately searches for a way to stay in the United States. He reluctantly agrees to meet an American woman, Claire, with the hopes of marrying to obtain a green card. Will Robert obtain his green card before immigration catches up with him?
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Coming Apart

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Writer: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Actor: Rip Torn, Sally Kirkland, Viveca Lindfors
Summary: Psychoanalyst Joe Glazer rents a studio apartment in a towering, glass-walled skyscraper away from his office and his pregnant wife, where he has a variety of sexual encounters with a series of women, all of which he films with a hidden camera.
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The Commitments

Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Roddy Doyle
Actor: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Jonny Murphy, Andrew Strong
Summary: Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business.
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Conceiving Ada

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Writer: Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Eileen Jones
Actor: Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Timothy Leary, Karen Black, John O'Keefe, John Perry Barlow, J
Summary: In this award-winning film which was the first to use 'virtual sets,' Academy-Award winner Tilda Swinton embodies Lady Ada Lovelace, daughter of Romantic poet Lord Byron, and the mathematics genius who developed what became the world's first computer language 100 years before computers were invented. Ada's story is channeled through Emmy (Francesca Faridany), a contemporary computer scientist researching artificial life. By using her own DNA genetic code, Emmy collapses time and is able to communicate directly with Ada. Realizing how parallel their lives are, she embarks on the task of 'saving' Ada. In the process, the borders between past and present, virtual and real, blur and Ada and Emmy both recognize the implications [of] their place in time.
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The Cooler

Director: Wayne Kramer
Writer: Frank Hannah, Wayne Kramer
Actor: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy, Ron Livingston, Estella Warren, Arthur J. Nascarella, M.C. Gainey, Paul Sorvino, Alec Baldwin
Summary: Bernie is extremely unlucky at gambling and he owes the Shangri-La casino's mob boss Shelly Kaplow over $100,000. He is so unlucky that he is hired as a 'cooler'. He gambles next to high rollers and gives them some of his bad luck to stop them from winning. This arrangement works out for awhile, but when Bernie has almost paid off his debt, he meets cocktail waitress, Natalie. The two start to fall in love and Bernie's luck begins to change. Unfortunately, Shelly isn't going to let Bernie go so easily.
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The Cotton Club

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola
Actor: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne
Screenplay: PN1997 .C725 1986
Summary: In 1928 New York, spirits are high and jazz, dancing and gangsters rule supreme. Harlem's Cotton Club is in the center of it all, where rich upper-eastsiders mix with dressed-up mobsters. On stage is gifted coronet player Dixie Dwyer, who dreams of the big time, and tap sensation Sandman Williams who can't touch his girl, the lovely singer Lila Rose Oliver, because of strict club rules. As tension rises, so do tempers, and the nightclub becomes a pressure-cooker of jilted loves and mob jobs.
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Crash

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Actor: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, Rosanna Arquette
Summary: Film producer and sexual adventurer James Ballard's life is transformed by a car crash. It introduces him to Dr. Helen Remington, as her husband is propelled through the windshield and into James' car, dead. No sooner are Helen and James both out of the hospital than they show up together at a late-night show staged by Vaughan, whose near-fatal accident left him obsessed with the erotic possibilities of crashes. Vaughan savors crash data and presides over a cult of like-minded fetishists, soon joined by James--comatose with lust and fascination--as he single-mindedly pursues this new erotic linking of cars, sex, and injury.
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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Caroline Aaron, Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Claire Bloom, Mia Farrow, Joanna Gleason, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau, Jenny Nichols, Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterston
Screenplay: PN1997 .C7351c 1989a
Summary: Weaving together several different stories about people's lives, loves, perceptions, and ideals, this examines some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature.
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Crooklyn

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Joie Susannah Lee, Cinque Lee, Spike Lee
Actor: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly, Jose Zuniga, Isaiah Washington, Ivelka Reyes, Spike Lee, N. Jeremi Duru, Zelda Harris
Screenplay: PN1997 .C766 1993
Summary: The Carmichael family struggles to get by in 1970s Brooklyn.
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Cry Baby

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane
Summary: A spoof and homage to 1950's teen rock melodramas. Cry Baby is a rebel with a gang of rough friends. Allison is the straight-laced girl who falls for him.
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Dallas Buyers Club

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Writer: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, Donna Duplantier
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .D35 2012
Summary: Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.
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Dancer in the Dark

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Actor: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Jean-Marc Barr, Joel Grey
Screenplay: PN1997 .D283 1999a
Summary: Selma, a factory worker in rural America and single mother, is losing her eyesight from a hereditary disease. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation.
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Dangerous Method

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Actor: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Galdon, Vincent Cassel
Summary: The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought.
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The Darjeeling Limited

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman
Actor: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan, Wallace Wolodarsky, Waris Ahluwalia, Irfan Khan, Barbet Schroeder, Camilla Rutherford, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston
Summary: Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their 'spiritual quest,' however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins.
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Dazed and Confused

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Actor: Jason London, Sasha Jenson, Joey Lauren Adams, Deena Martin
Screenplay: PN1997.D3995 L56 1993
Summary: Explores the last day of school -- and one rowdy night -- in the lives of a group of high school students in late May, 1976.
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Dead Man

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Actor: Johnny Depp, John Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, Iggy Pop, Robert Mitchum
Summary: A young man in search of a fresh start embarks on an exciting journey to a new town never realizing the danger that lies ahead. But when a heated love triangle ends in double murder, he finds himself a wanted man running scared until a mysterious loner teaches him to face the dangers that follow a 'dead man.'
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Death Of A Cyclist

Muerte de un ciclista

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Writer: Juan Antonio Bardem
Actor: Lucia Bosae, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corraa, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Alicia Romay, Julia Delgado Caro, Matilde Muanoz Sampedro, Mercedes Albert, Jose Sepulveda, Jose Prada, Fernando Sancho, Manuel Alexandre, Jacinto San Emeterio, Manuel Arbo, Emilio Alonso, Margarita Espinosa, Rufino Ingles, Antonio Casas, Manuel Guitian, Elisa Mendez, Jose Maria Rodriguez, Carmen Castellanos, Jose Maria Gavilan, Jose Navarro, Gracita Montes
Summary: Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress Maraia Josae, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrupt ethics of a society seduced by decadence.
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The Debut

Director: Gene Cajayon
Writer: Gene Cajayon, John Manal Castro
Actor: Dante Basco, Tirso Cruz, III, Eddie Garcia, Darion Basco, Dion Basco, Derek Basco, Gina Alajar, Bernadette Balagtas, Joy Bisco
Summary: Ben is from a Filipino-American family who is soon to graduate from high school. Currently, most of his family is preoccupied with an elaborate coming-out party being thrown for Ben's sister Rose. Ben isn't too thrilled about having to attend, so he invites his best friends Rick and Doug. To their surprise, Rick and Doug find themselves having a great time getting a glimpse of Filipino culture, and Ben meets a pretty girl named Annabelle.
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Deconstructing Harry

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Caroline Aaron, Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Bob Balaban, Richard Benjamin, Eric Bogosian, Billy Crystal, Judy Davis, Hazelle Goodman, Mariel Hemingway, Amy Irving, Julie Kavner, Eric Lloyd, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tobey Maguire, Demi Moore, Elisabeth Shue, Stanley Tucci, Robin Williams
Screenplay: PN1997 .D43 1996a
Summary: Harry Block has gone through three wives, six psychiatrists and dozens of girlfriends during his long literary career. But when Harry writes a bestseller about his best friends, his best friends become his worst enemies.
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Deliver Us From Evil

Director: Amy Berg
Writer: Amy Berg
Summary: The true story of the most notorious pedophile priest in the modern history of the Catholic church. Amy Berg travels to Ireland, where Father Oliver O'Grady now lives free under church protection.
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Desert Hearts

Director: Donna Deitch
Writer: Natalie Cooper
Actor: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwen Welles, Dean Butler, Katie Labourdette, James Staley, Alex McArthur, Tyler Tyhurst, Denise Crosby, Antony Ponzini
Summary: Vivian is a repressed English professor who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. She spends the weeks waiting for final divorce papers at a dumpy dude ranch. There she mets Cay, a beautiful young casino worker. The two develop a friendship that stirs desires in Vivian she cannot deny. Slowly their attraction deepens into bold sensuality as they develop a bond that renews their hearts--and breaks all the rules.
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Diary of a Chambermaid

Le journal d'une femme de chambre

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Jeanne Moreau, Georges Geret, Daniel Ivernel, Françoise Lugagne, Muni, Jean Ozenne, Michel Piccoli
Summary: A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible.
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Dim Sum

Director: Wayne Wang
Writer: Terrel Seltzer
Actor: Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong, Joan Chen
Summary: A Chinese immigrant widow faces the New Year with apprehension after it is predicted that it would be the year she dies. Her list of things to do, which includes seeing her daughter get married and visiting China one last time, soon comes into focus.
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Do the Right Thing (Box-Set)

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Actor: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, John Savage, Rosie Perez
Screenplay: PN1997 .D6 1988
Summary: A portrait of urban racial tensions and a vibrant look at a day in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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Do the Right Thing (Singleton)

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Actor: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bull Nunn, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, Joie Lee, Samuel L. Jackson
Screenplay: PN1997 .D6 1988
Summary: The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, .
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Dogtooth

Kynodontas

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writer: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Actor: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaitzodou
Summary: A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents - an alternately hilarious and nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression.
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Dogville

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Actor: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Ben Gazzara, Philip Baker Hall, Thom Hoffman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, John Hurt, eZeljko Ivanek, John Randolph Jones, Udo Kier, Cleo King, Miles Purington, Bill Raymond, Chloe Sevigny, Shauna Shim, Stellan Skarsgeard
Screenplay: PN1997 .D644 2001
Summary: Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harboring her. But Grace has a secret and its a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever decided to bare its teeth.
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Don't Come Knocking

Director: Wim Wenders
Writer: Sam Shepard
Actor: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Gabriel Mann, Sarah Polley, Fairuza Balk, Eva Marie Saint
Summary: Howard Spence, a washed-up Western movie star, uses alcohol, drugs, and young women to escape from the pain of his life. One day he suddenly flees the set of his latest Western on horseback and goes to visit his mother in Nevada. She tells him that he might have a grown son in Montana, where he once had a fling with a local waitress. Howard sets out to meet his son with an insurance agent from his abandoned film in pursuit.
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Donnie Darko

Director: Richard Kelly
Writer: Richard Kelly
Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Beth Grant, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle
Screenplay: PN1997 .D3146 2000
Summary: An edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face with his dark destiny. Donnie Darko is a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past, and deadly predictions for the future.
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The Doom Generation

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Actor: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Jonathan Schaech
Summary: Two angst-filled teen lovers pick up a dangerous drifter. The three then go on a murder and sex filled spree.
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Double Suicide

Shinju: Ten no amijima

Director: Masahiro Shinoda
Writer: Masahiro Shinoda, Toru Takemitsu, Taeko Tomioka
Actor: Kichiemon Nakamura, Shima Iwashita, Yusuke Takita, Hosei Komatsu, Kamatari Fujiwara
Summary: In this stylized dramatization of the puppet theater play, Jihei abandons business, family and self respect for a passionate love affair with a geisha whose freedom he cannot afford. As the world closes in upon him, he finds his only course of action to be death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life.
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Down and out with the Dolls

Director: Kurt Voss
Writer: Nalini Cheriel, Kurt Voss
Actor: Zoe Poledouris, Kinnie Starr, Nicole Barrett, Melody Moore, Coyote Shivers, Brendan O'Hara, Lemmy Kilmister
Summary: The Paper Dolls are an all-girl rock band trying to make it in the Portland, Oregon music scene. The Dolls are set to make it big with a record deal until they move into the house they christen The Doll House.
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon
Actor: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
Summary: Aspiring super-villain Dr. Horrible wants to join the Evil League of Evil and win the girl of his dreams, but his nemesis, Captain Hammer, stops him at every turn in this complete three-part musical from Joss Whedon.
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Dreams

Yume

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Akira Kurosawa
Actor: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baisho, Toshie Neigishi, Martin Scorsese
Summary: A series of eight short films based on Akira Kurosawa's dreams explore the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power, and mankind's need to harmonize with nature.
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Drive

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer: Hossein Amini
Actor: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Albert Brooks
Summary: Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver by day, and moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver for hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbor, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best, Drive!
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Drugstore Cowboy

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Daniel Yost, Gus Van Sant
Actor: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Remar, James Le Gros, Heather Graham, William Burroughs, Max Perlich, Grace Zabriskie, Beah Richards
Screenplay: PN1997 .D77 1987, Emerson EBooks
Summary: A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband has to accept the fact that he must give up drugs to survive.
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The Dying Gaul

Director: Craig Lucas
Writer: Criag Lucas
Actor: Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott, Robin Bartlett
Summary: A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.
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The Earth Will Tremble

La Terra Trema

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli
Actor: Commentary, Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 V5713 1985
Summary: Sicilian villagers plot to overthrow the tyranny of wholesalers depriving them of a decent living.
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Easy Rider

Director: Dennis Hopper
Writer: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern
Actor: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
Summary: Two motorcyclists travel across the U.S. in search of the 'real' America. And find it.
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Edmond

Director: Stuart Gordon
Writer: David Mamet
Actor: William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Denise Richards, Mena Suvari, Boxeem Woodbine, Julia Stiles, Ling Bai, Jeffrey Combs
Summary: A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld. He becomes involved in a twisted game of sex, lies and murder with 3 young women.
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Edward II

Director: Derek Jarman
Writer: Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, Christopher Marlowe
Actor: Steven Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton
Summary: King Edward II enfuriates his queen and imperils his throne by bringing his lover Gaveston to court.
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Eight Men Out

Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Actor: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Kevin Tighe
Summary: The young, idealistic White Sox players who, despite being pennant winners, are treated with disdain by their penny-pinching owner/manager. Ripe for a money-making scheme, the demoralized team agrees to throw the World Series.
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The Element of Crime

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier, Niels Vorsel
Actor: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Meme Lai, Jerold Welss, Ahmed El Shenawi, Astrid Henning-Jensen, Janos Hersko, Preben Leerdorff-Rye, Gotha Anderson, Lars von Trier
Summary: The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes.
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Eve's Bayou

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Writer: Kasi Lemmons
Actor: Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, Vondie Curtis Hall, Branford Marsalis, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jurnee Smollett, Diahann Carroll, Kelli Wheeler
Summary: Roz Batiste is a beautiful and dedicated mother of three, who is forced to admit that her family is falling apart due to her philandering husband Louis. Her younger daughter, Eve, witnesses one of her father's infidelities. Struggling to make sense of what she has seen, Eve turns to her older sister Cisely, who dismisses her in fear of the truth, and then to her Aunt Mozelle, a known psychic and rumored black widow. Unable to find the understanding she is looking for Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. For the Batiste family, the ties that bind may not be strong enough to keep them together, and what they learn will change their lives forever.
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Everyone Says I Love You

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Drew Barrymore, Goldie Hawn, Julia Roberts, Tim Roth
Summary: It's the fun-filled story of one wealthy, eccentric and romantically challenged extended family from New York's Upper West Side.
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The Ex

Director: Jesse Peretz
Writer: David Guion, Michael Handelman
Actor: Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, Lucian Maisel, Donal Logue, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Amy Adams, Paul Rudd
Summary: Tom and Sofia have just had their first baby and that means it is time for Tom to grow up. When Tom goes to work for his father-in-law, his new boss Chip seems to have it out for him. Tom soon discovers that Chip is still carrying a flame for Sophia from their high school days. Now, Chip will stop at nothing to see Tom out of the company and out of Sophia's life. As the two go head to head, Tom must expose Chip's dirty tricks and push him out of the picture forever.
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Face

Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Writer: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Oren Moverman
Actor: Bai Ling, Kieu-Chinh, Kristy Wu, Ken Leung, Will Yun Lee, Treach
Summary: Chinese-American teenager Genie was abandoned at birth by her mother and raised by her traditional Chinese grandmother. When she falls in love with an African-American man, three generations of women must cope with cultural and familial pressures.
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Faces

Director: John Cassavetes
Writer: John Cassavetes
Actor: Lynn Carlin, John Marley, Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Fred Draper, Val Avery
Summary: Powerful story of the dissintegration of a marriage of a captain of industry and his wife.
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Factory Girl

Director: George Hickenlooper
Writer: Captain Mauzner
Actor: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon, Jack Huston, Armin Amiri, Tara Summers, Mena Suvari, Shawn Hatosy, Beth Grant, James Naughton, Edward Herrmann, Illeana Douglas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Novello
Summary: Edie Sedgwick, a beautiful, wealthy young party girl, drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality.
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Factotum

Director: Bent Hamer
Writer: Bent Hamer, Jim Stark
Actor: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Fisher Stevens, Didier Flamand, Adrienne Shelly, Tom Lyons, Karen Young
Summary: This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing.
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Fargo

Director: Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actor: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare
Screenplay: PN1997 .F347 1994
Summary: A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong.
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Fast Food Nation

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser
Actor: Wilmer Valderrama, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ana Claudia Talancon, Juan Carlos Serran, Armando Hernandez, Greg Kinnear, Frank Ertl, Michael D. Conway, Mitch Baker, Ellar Salmon, Dakota Edwards, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Luis Guzman, Bobby Cannavale, Francisco Rosales, Ashley Johnson, Paul Dano, Patricia Arquette
Summary: When a marketing executive for a huge burger chain finds a nasty secret ingredient in their burger recipe, he goes to the ranches and slaughterhouses of Colorado to investigate and finds that the truth is sometimes difficult to swallow.
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Fast, Cheap and Out of Control

Director: Errol Morris
Actor: Rodney Brooks, Dave Hoover, Ray Mendez, George Mendonca
Summary: Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris paints a fascinating portrait of four obsessed eccentrics. Morris weaves interviews with a wild animal trainer, a topiary gardener, a robot designer and an expert on the naked mole rat together with old movies, cartoons and stock footage for a compelling, kaleidoscopic look at the very thin line which separates madness from genius.
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Fat Girl

A ma soeur!

Director: Catherine Breillat
Writer: Catherine Breillat
Actor: Anais Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Arsinee Khanjian, Romain Goupil, Libero de Rienzo, Laura Betti
Summary: A daring and provocative exploration of the complexities of sexual awakening involving 12-year old Anais. With her family on holiday by the sea, she yearns for the experience of first love. However, she experiences it by proxy when her beautiful older sister, Elena, gets involved with an older boy. Soon Elena's naive hopes of romance will be shattered setting a chain of events in motion that will shatter her family forever.
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Fay Grim

Director: Hal Hartley
Writer: Hal Hartley
Actor: Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, James Urbaniak, Saffron Burrows, Liam Aiken, Elina Lowensohn, Leo Fitzpatrick, Chuck Montgomery, Thomas Jay Ryan
Summary: When the CIA asks Fay to travel to Paris to retrieve notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband, her mission turns into a sprawling con-game in a world of international espionage. Sequel to Henry Fool.
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Fear of Fear

Angst vor der Angst

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Asta Scheib
Actor: Margit Carstensen, Ulrich Faulhaber, Brigitte Mira, Irm Hermann, Armin Meier, Adrian Hoven
Summary: A pregnant middle-class housewife, living an ideal, comfortable life, begins to experience moments of uncontrollable undirected fear. Her anxiety grows and becomes more frequent. After giving birth, she turns to drugs and alcohol, but nothing seems to alleviate her tempestuous nerves.
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Female Trouble

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 W37 2005
Summary: The story of Dawn Davenport-- a headline-seeking criminal who grows from suburban brat into one of the most gruesome murderers of all time. Along the way this 325 pound transvestite checks out other jobs and ways of life. She becomes a mugger, prostitute and unwed mother before turning to murder. 'Female trouble' is a campy, bizarre, sadistic romp through society's outer fringe.
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Festival Express

Director: Bob Smeaton
Summary: During the summer of 1970, a series of music festivals took place across Canada. After the first festival in Toronto, the musicians, their roadies and a film crew traveled by private train to the remaining festivals in Winnipeg and Calgary. This is the story of the Festival Express. The tour was a financial flop, and thanks of a fight between the festival promoters and the film producers, no film was edited or exhibited. So this film is, in effect, a brand new film from 1970. If the tour itself was not a success, the party that accompanied it became legend: take one private train, add eight bands full of talented musicians get impromptu jams fueled by drugs and liquor in every car. The main attraction is two now deceased headliners, Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia, seen both on stage and off. Filmed only two months before Joplin's death, the sequences involving her are truly electrifying and capture her at the height of her self-consuming talent. The Grateful Dead are captured while in the midst of recording and releasing its two essential albums (Workingman's Dead and American Beauty). It captures a pure moment in time when musical hearts and minds beat as one, when musicians of all stripes--without benefit of publicists, handlers, or security goons--came together to work and play hard and leave behind one damn fine-looking corpse.
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The Field

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writer: Jim Sheridan
Actor: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker, Tom Berenger, Frances Tomelty
Summary: The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.
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Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol.1

Director: Kenneth Anger
Writer: Kenneth Anger
Summary: Short works from the first half of avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger's career make up this remarkable collection. An influence on everyone from Andy Warhol to Martin Scorsese, Anger blends striking imagery and universal symbols to create innovative experimental pieces.
Review: Kenneth Anger is a filmmaker who bleeds the psyche on the screen, painting with a surreal sense of vision that hasn’t been felt since the magic of Georges Méliès. Though producing his works underground, Anger has become a clear reference point for all who sought to do more with film than to simply record what was happening in front of the lens.
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Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol.2

Director: Kenneth Anger
Writer: Kenneth Anger
Summary: Covering the second half of Anger's career, from his legendary Scorpio rising to his breathtaking phantasmagoria Lucifer rising, Fantoma is very proud to complete the cycle with this long-awaited final volume of films by this revolutionary and groundbreaking maverick, painstakingly restored and presented on DVD for the first time anywhere in the world.
Review: Kenneth Anger is a filmmaker who bleeds the psyche on the screen, painting with a surreal sense of vision that hasn’t been felt since the magic of Georges Méliès. Though producing his works underground, Anger has become a clear reference point for all who sought to do more with film than to simply record what was happening in front of the lens.
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The Fire Within

Le feu follet

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Louis Malle
Actor: Maurice Ronet, Lena Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Paul Moulinot, Mona Dol, Pierre Moncorbier, Renae Dupuis, Bernard Tiphaine, Bernard Noel, Ursula Kubler, Jeanne Moreau, Alain Mottet, Franðcois Gragnon, Romain Bouteille, Jaques Sereys, Alexandra Stewart, Claude Deschamps, Tony Taffin, Henri Serre
Summary: Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
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Five Corners

Director: Tony Bill
Writer: John Patrick Shanley
Actor: Jodie Foster, John Turturro, Tony Bill, Tim Robbins
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 S43337 1996
Summary: Heinz has just returned to the neighborhood after serving time for attacking Linda, who was saved by young idealist Harry. As the world around them erupts in turmoil, the neighborhood of Five Corners has a battle of its own to face when these three personalities clash, and nothing will ever be the same again.
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Flesh

Director: Paul Morrissey
Writer: Paul Morrissey
Actor: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'arbinville
Summary: Joe, a bisexual prostitute, takes to the streets and meets an artist with elaborate and hilarious theories of body worship, a couple of transvestites, a dumb ex-girlfriend, and a friend whose armpits have been burned by a flame thrower.
Review: 'The first film in the Paul Morrissey Trilogy is an explicit look at a street hustler that utilizes the experimental techniques that categorized the Andy Warhol scene. The film may best serve as an underground counterpoint to the mainstream Midnight Cowboy, released a year later.'
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Floating Weeds

Ukigusa

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Writer: Kogo Noda, Yasujiro Ozu
Actor: Ganjiro Nakamura, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao
Summary: The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
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The Flowers of St. Francis

Francesco, giullare di Dio

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Writer: Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini
Actor: Brother Nazario Gerardi, Brother Severino Pisacane, Esposito "Peparuolo" Bonaventura, Aldo Fabrizi, Arabella Lemaãitre
Summary: In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery.
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Forty Shades of Blue

Director: Ira Sachs
Writer: Michael Rohaty
Actor: Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren Burrows, Paprika Steen, Red West
Summary: A Russian woman, living a trophy-wife existence in Memphis with a rock-n-roll legend, experiences a personal awakening when her husband's handsome, estranged son comes to visit.
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Foxcatcher

Director: Bennett Miller
Writer: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman
Actor: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave
Summary: Based on true events, the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.
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Freeway

Director: Matthew Bright
Writer: Matthew Bright
Actor: Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Brooke Shields, Michael T. Weiss, Bokeem Woodbine
Summary: A dark comedy which retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood set against a modern background of prostituion, drugs and serial killers.
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Frozen River

Director: Courtney Hunt
Writer: Courtney Hunt
Actor: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior
Summary: Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Ray, a white woman, and Lila, a Mohawk, both single mothers facing desperate circumstances, are drawn by the lure of fast money into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.
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Fruitvale Station

Director: Ryan Coogler
Writer: Ryan Coogler
Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O'Reilly, Octavia Spencer
Summary: Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year' Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers.
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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Director: Steven Shainberg
Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson
Actor: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey, Jr., Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander, Emmy Clarke, Geneiveve McCarthy, Boris McGiver, Marceline Hugot, Mary Duffy
Summary: Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in with Lionel Sweeney. Sweeney is an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. Diane's strange, new world unlocks her deepest secrets, awakens her remarkable artistic genius, and launches her path to becoming the artist she is meant to be.
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Gertrud

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writer: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Actor: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Baard Owe
Summary: Around 1910, a woman who is unhappily married to a lawyer meets a famous poet whom she had loved, has an affair with a young composer and finally decides to live alone in Paris.
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Get on the Bus

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood
Actor: Richard Belzer, DeAundre Bonds, Andre Braugher, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gabriel Casseus, Albert Hall, Hill Harper, Harry Lennix, Bernie Mac, Wendell Pierce, Roger Guenveur Smith, Isaiah Washington, Steve White, Ossie Davis, Charles S
Summary: Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers.
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Writer: Jim Jarmusch
Actor: Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Isaach De Bankol, Tricia Vessey, Vince Viverito, Camille Winbush
Summary: Ghost Dog is a samurai disciple, and for ten years the devoted retainer to an aging mafia foot soldier named Louie. When one of Ghost Dog's contract murders goes wrong, the don's daughter is a witness, her father, decides that to save face, he must have the killer 'neutralized.' The rest of the film follows Ghost Dog's calculated efforts to survive, as he takes out the gang members while attempting to maintain his ceremonious, mutually respectful relationship with Louie.
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Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

Director: Rory Kennedy
Summary: Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts.
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Girlfight

Director: Karyn Kusama
Writer: Karyn Kusama
Actor: Michelle Rodriguez, Jamie Tirelli, Paul Calderon, Santiago Douglas
Summary: Diana Guzman is always fighting, whether at home in the housing projects with her abusive dad or at high school. She finds a new outlet for her anger at her brother's boxing gym. With hard-core training from veteran boxing coach Hector, Diana learns she has the guts and talent to be a contender.
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The Glass Shield

Director: Charles Burnett
Writer: Charles Burnett
Actor: Richard Anderson, Michael Boatman, Ice Cube, Bernie Casey, Elliott Gould, Don Harvey
Summary: The first African American assigned to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department uncovers a corrupt and racist precinct.
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Go Tell the Spartans

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Wendell Mayes
Actor: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith, Joe Unger, Dennis Howard, David Clennon, Evan Kim, Dolph Sweet, Marc Singer
Summary: In 1964, a hard-broiled major is ordered to defend Muc Wa, an unoccupied and seemingly unimportant Vietnamese military outpost left behind by the French. He, his idealistic young lieutenant, his mostly green soldiers, and their supporting force of Vietnamese volunteers are overwhelmed as they deal with ambushes, betrayals, and brutality.
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The Gods Must Be Crazy I

Director: Jamie Uys
Writer: Jamie Uys
Actor: Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, N!xau, Louw Verwey, Michael Thys, Nic de Jager, Fanyana Sidumo, Joe Seakatsie, Brian O'Shaughnessy, Ken Gampu, Paddy O'Byrne
Summary: For five thousand years, things have stayed pretty much the same for Xi and his fellow Bushmen. Then one day, an empty Coke bottle drops magically from the sky and life goes topsy-turvy in the face of this generous 'gift of the Gods.'
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The Gods Must Be Crazy II

Director: Jamie Uys
Writer: Jamie Uys
Actor: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom, Eiros, Nadies, Erick Bowen, Treasure Tshabalala, Pierre Van Pletzen, Lourens Swanepoel, Richard Loring, Lesley Fox, Simon Sabela, Ken Marshall, Peter Tunstall, Andrew Dibb, Shimane Mpepela, Paddy O'Byrne
Summary: Xixo again collides with the so-called civilized world when he embarks on a search for his children, who are accidental stowaways on a poacher's truck. He soon crosses paths with two very odd couples lost in the desert. Xixo finds himself drawn into a crazy adventure with people who know how to make magic machines, but constantly need to be saved from the wilderness and each other.
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The Good Thief

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan
Actor: Nick Nolte, Tcheky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui, Gerard Darmon, Emir Kusturica, Marc Lavoine, Ouassini Embarek, Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Nutsa Kukhiandize
Summary: An American thief, living in the French city of Nice, is addicted to both heroin and gambling.
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Il Vangelo secondo Matteo

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Actor: Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, Susanna Pasolini, Marcello Morante
Summary: The birth, life, teachings, and death on the cross of Jesus Christ presented almost as a cinema-verite documentary. Pasolini's second feature is an attempt to take Christ out of the opulent church and present him as an outcast Italian peasant.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson
Actor: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Tony Revolori
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .G712 2014
Summary: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.
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Grand Illusion

La Grande Illusion

Director: Jean Renoir
Writer: Jean Renoir, Charles Spaak
Actor: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Marcel Dalio
Summary: In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French comrades, who are commoners, in a daring escape.
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Grand Theft Parsons

Director: David Caffrey
Writer: Jeremy Drysdale
Actor: Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Michael Shannon, Marley Shelton, Robert Forster
Summary: There are times when it's right and proper to bury the dead in their right and proper place. This is not one of those times. Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time. He was a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. From his dying comes a story of friendship, honour and adventure - a story so extraordinary that if it hadn't really happened, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times.
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A Great Wall

Director: Peter Wang
Writer: Peter Wang, Shirley Sun
Summary: This moving and humorous story chronicles the return of Leo Fang and his American-born wife and son to his native China and provides a comical insight into the cultural clases between traditional Chinese families and Chinese-American families.
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The Grey Zone

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Writer: Tim Blake Nelson
Actor: David Arquette, Daniel Benzali, Steve Buscemi, David Chandler, Allan Corduner, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Lyonne, Mira Sorvino, Kamelia Grigorova
Screenplay: PN1997.2.G74 N45 2003
Summary: Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz [II]'s Sonderkommando, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz.
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Half Nelson

Director: Ryan Fleck
Writer: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Actor: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Karen Chilton, Tina Holmes, Collins Pennie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Nicole Vicius, Denis O'Hare, Starla Benford
Summary: An inner-city junior high school teacher struggles with issues of addiction and his relationships with his students. One association becomes especially remarkable, perhaps even questionable.
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Half-Life

Director: Jennifer Phang
Writer: Jennifer Phang
Actor: Sanoe Lake, Julia Nickson, Leonardo Nam, Ben Redgrave, Lee Marks, Susan Ruttan, James Eckhouse, Alexander Agate
Summary: Wendell, a Korean adoptee, struggles to come out to his fundamentalist parents. In his effort to communicate with them, he accidentally jeopardizes his boyfriend's job, and their entire relationship. Wendell's best friend, Pam, and her precocious brother Timothy must deal with their mother's younger, charming, and manipulative boyfriend. Using their imaginative powers, they escape their confining home life and reinvent their world in a mind-bending conclusion. Includes featurette and trailer.
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Hamlet (2000)

Director: Michael Almereyda
Writer: Michael Almereyda, William Shakespeare
Actor: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Steve Zahn, Sam Shepard, Bill Murray
Summary: A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air.
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The Handmaid's Tale

Director: Volker Schlondorff
Writer: Harold Pinter
Actor: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern, Victoria Tennant, Robert Duvall
Screenplay: PN1997 .H257 1988
Summary: Set in the near future, the handmaids of the title are women who can still bear children after the ravages of war caused wide-spread sterility. One of the handmaids, Kate, is caught trying to escape the Republic of Gilead and sent to the prison-like training center. She is sent from there to the home of the commander to bear his child, but revolutionary forces have other plans for her!
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Hands over the City

Le mani sulla citta

Director: Francesco Rosi
Writer: Francesco Rosi, Raffaele La Capria
Actor: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale, Dante Di Pinto, Alberto Conocchia, Carlo Fermariello, Terenzio Cordova, Gaetano Grimaldi Filioli, Angelo D'Alessandro, Vincenzo Metafora, Dany Paris
Summary: The structure of power and the facade of democracy are explored in this political expose of corruption in Naples. Following the fatal collapse of a tenement building, an investigation reveals that profits from municipal developments are going to city council members and developers in backroom negotiations.
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Happiness

Director: Todd Solondz
Writer: Todd Solondz
Actor: Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cynthia Stevenson
Summary: A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection. Includes illicit sexual behavior.
Review: 'Dark satirist Todd Solondz's masterwork is as blisteringly hilarious as it is deeply disturbing. Audiences may squirm as the hidden rottenness of this suburban vision emerges, but the ensemble cast boasts a series of instantly relatable characters whose troubles emphasize that feeling bad is a universal phenomena.'
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Hard Candy

Director: David Slade
Writer: Brian Nelson
Actor: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .H37 2003
Summary: A teenage girl hooks up with a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. She soon proves that she isn't as innocent as she looks. The night takes a turn when she imposes an investigation in an attempt to reveal his past.
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Harlan County, USA

Director: Barbara Kopple
Summary: Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union.
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Hazard

Director: Sion Sono
Writer: Sion Sono
Actor: Jai West, Joe Odagiri, Motoki Fukami, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Rin Kurana
Summary: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to find this inspiration. He quickly does find out the hazards of the city when he is mugged and left with no money or clothes. By chance, he meets Lee and Takeda, two Japanese-American punks who take him in. With Lee and Takeda, Shin's days in New-York are now full of excitement and danger. When they need a ride, they threaten people and take their cars. When they are hungry, they rob the deli for food. But their trouble-seeking ways eventually gets them chased by the police. Home use only.
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He Died with a Felafel in His Hand

Director: Richard Lowenstein
Writer: Richard Lowenstein
Actor: Noah Taylor, Romane Bohringer, Emily Hamilton, Sophie Lee
Summary: A darkly humorous search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Follow Danny through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia.
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He Got Game

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Actor: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson, Hill Harper, Bill Nunn, Ned Beatty, Jim Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Roger Guenveur Smith, Lonette McKee, Zelda Harris
Summary: A prisoner is granted a furlough in hopes of persuading his estranged son, the country's top high school basketball player, to attend the governor's alma mater.
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Heading South

Vers le sud

Director: Laurent Cantet
Writer: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet, Dany Laferriere
Actor: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Menothy Cesar, Lys Ambroise
Summary: Three middle-aged women, disillusioned and unsatisfied by the men at home, converge at a Haitian resort to soak up the sun and sample the sexual talents of the locals.
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Hear and Now

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Writer: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Actor: Irene Taylor Brodsky
Summary: The daughter of 65-year-old deaf couple Paul and Sally Taylor documents their decision to receive cochlear ear implants that may allow them to hear for the very first time. Although entirely capable and successful without the surgery - Paul as a developer of early deaf-assistive technology, Sally as a strongly communicative and gifted lip reader - the surgery is expected to be life-changing. In the first half of the film the filmmaker, her siblings, and their parents discuss their childhood memories of life with hearing impairment. The second half of the film includes the surgery itself and the aftermath, as Paul and Sally recover, work through health and emotional complications, and begin the discovery process.
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Heavenly Creatures

Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Actor: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor
Screenplay: PN1997 .H435 1994a
Summary: When circumstances bring together two bright and highly imaginative teenage schoolgirls they quickly form an unwavering bond, creating a fantasy world that only they can share. Disturbed by the intensity of the friendship, their parents threaten to keep them apart. The girls vow to stay together, devising a secret plan that leads to shocking consequences.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask
Actor: John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Alberta Watson, Miriam Shor
Summary: The story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker from Berlin who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his 'other half.'
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Hell's Belles

Director: Maury Dexter
Writer: R.G. McMullen, James Gordon White
Actor: Jeremy Slate, Jocelyn Lane, Adam Roarke
Summary: A motorcycle racer on thetrail of the low-down low-riders who stole his bike. But when he finds himself saddled with a sullen and sexy biker chick, his lust for vengenance ignites something far more dangerous.
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Henry and June

Director: Philip Kaufman
Writer: Philip Kaufman, Rose Kaufman
Actor: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey
Screenplay: PN1997 .H46 1990
Summary: Explore the relationships between the writers Anais Nin and Henry Miller, and his wife June in Paris 1931.
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Her

Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Spike Jonze
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .H47 2011
Summary: Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, Theodore, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet 'Samantha', a bright, female voice who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
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The Hero

O Heroi

Director: Zeze Gamboa
Writer: Carla Baptista, Pierre-Marie Goulet, Fernando Vendrell
Summary: Luanda, capital of Angola, is a huge city trying to cope with and overcome the profound legacy of a civil war that lasted for nealy 30 years. A military soldier Vitorio has just been discharged after almost 20 years of fighting in the war. During his last military assignment he stepped on a land mine and lost a leg. After recuperating, he finds himself alone, unemployed and homeless.
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High and Low

Tengoku to Jigoku

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Eijiro Hisaita, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni
Actor: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Summary: A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Nijuyojikan'nojoji

Director: Alain Resnais
Writer: Marguerite Duras
Actor: Emanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson
Screenplay: PN1997 .H5183 1961
Summary: A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II.
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Holy Motors

Director: Leos Carax
Writer: Leos Carax
Actor: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, Elise Lhomeau, Michel Piccoli, Jeanne Disson
Summary: Monsieur Oscar, a mysterious, shadowy character, spends a day traveling through Paris in a limousine driven by his loyal chauffeur, Celine. During his travel, he journeys from one life to the next, taking on the appearances of a wide variety of characters, including a captain of industry, an assassin, a beggar, a monster, a reptilian sex god, a melancholy father, and a dying old man.
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Homecoming

Director: Peter Hall
Writer: Harold Pinter
Actor: Cyril Cusack, Ian Holm, Michael Jayston, Vivien Merchant, Terence Rigby, Paul Rogers
Summary: Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America.
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The Hours and Times

Director: Christopher Munch
Writer: Christopher Munch
Actor: David Angus, Ian Hart, Stephanie Pack
Summary: Film is based on a vacation in Barcelona taken by John Lennon of the Beatles and their manager, Brian Epstein in 1963. They were there to relax after a series of concerts, the complex friendship between the two men was tested by an unspoken tension, and never again returned to its unique intimacy.
Review: This is a biopic that barely seems interested in its own subject matter. The possible romantic encounter between John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein is just a starting point for something much more intimate. The end result is an excellent look at a passionate, complicated friendship between two people desperate to define their feelings for one another.
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Howl

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Writer: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Actor: James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams
Summary: Allen Ginsberg recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to the most timeless, electrifying, and controversial work of his career. Pushing the limits and challenging the mainstream, the passionate and provocative Howl and its publisher find themselves on trial for obscenity, with prosecutor Ralph McIntosh setting out to have the book banned, while defense attorney Jake Ehrlich fervently argues for freedom of speech and creative expression.
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Human Nature

Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Actor: Tim Robbins, Patricia Arquette, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Rosie Perez, Robert Forster, Mary Kay Place
Screenplay: PN1997 .H84 1995
Summary: Go for a walk on the wild side in this deliciously twisted tale about three strangers caught in a hair-raising love triangle.
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Husbands and Wives

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Sydney Pollack, Blythe Danner, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson
Summary: Woody Allen and Mia Farrow star as a long-married couple whose own relationship starts to crumble when their best friends, announce they're separating. They immediately pair-up with younger, sexier paramours and enjoy again the pleasures of fresh passion. But smoldering resentments and unexpected jealousies soon rise to the surface, erupting in savage humor and hilariously unpredictable reunions.
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I Am Curious (Blue)

Jag ar nyfiken - en film i blatt

Director: Vilgot Sjoman
Writer: Vilgot Sjoman
Actor: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjoman, Maj Hulten, Borje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren, Gudrun Ostbye
Summary: Writer-Director Vilgot Sjoman's controversial sequel to I Am Curious: Yellow follows young Lena (Lena Nyman) on her journey of self-discovery as she confronts issues of religion, sexuality and the prison system while exploring her own personal relationships. Like Yellow, Blue deftly traverses the lines between fact and fiction via a mix of dramatic and documentary techniques. Maj Hultén also stars.
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I Am Curious (Yellow)

Jag ar nyfiken - en film i gult

Director: Vilgot Sjoman
Writer: Vilgot Sjoman
Actor: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjoman, Borje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren, Marie Goranzon, Anders Ek
Screenplay: PN1997.S556 J2313 1968
Summary: Director Vilgot Sjöman's controversial feature follows Lena, a rebellious young woman who seeks to gain more understanding of the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden while exploring her own sexuality.
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I Shot Andy Warhol

Director: Mary Harron
Writer: Mary Harron, Daniel Minahan
Actor: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Lothaire Bluteau, Martha Plimpton, Anna Thomson, Stephen Dorff
Screenplay: PN1997 .I2 1995a
Summary: A journey into the cultural whirlwind of events surrounding Valerie Solanas' shooting of pop-art superstar Andy Warhol.
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I Was Born, But...

Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Writer: Akira Fushimi, Yasujiro Ozu
Actor: Tatsuo Saito, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Hideo Sugawara, Tomio Aoki, Takeshi Sakamoto, Seiichi Kato
Summary: Two young brothers become the leaders of a gang of kids in their neighborhood. Their father is an office clerk who tries for advancement by playing up his boss. When the boys visit the boss' house with their father, they discover that their dad has been making a fool of himself to please his boss, who's son is an outwitted member of the boys' gang. The brothers' revolt claiming that hierarchy should be based on ability, not on social background.
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I ❤ Huckabees

Director: David O. Russell
Writer: David O. Russell
Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts
Screenplay: PN1997 .I4 R87 2004
Summary: Kindhearted, but confused activist Andrew Markovski hires a pair of eccentric 'existential detectives' to help him find the meaning of life. All the while, a sexy, French author is trying to throw a wrench in their plan by seducing Andrew's mind and body.
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I'm Not There

Director: Todd Haynes
Writer: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman
Actor: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Marcus Carl Franklin, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw
Summary: Six characters recreate different stages in Bob Dylan's career, from Greenwich Village folk singer to electric guitar trailblazer to born-again preacher.
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The Ice Storm (2-Disc-Special-Edition)

Director: Ang Lee
Writer: James Schamus
Actor: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood, Sigourney Weaver, Katie Holmes, David Krumholtz, Michael Cumpsty, Allison Janney, Glenn Fitzgerald
Screenplay: PN1997 .I226 1997, PN1997 .I22 1996a
Summary: Thanksgiving 1973. The climate is changing, both politically and physically. As the Watergate scandal unfolds in the background, the inhabitants of a small Connecticut town begin to slip into an existentialist void. Social taboos are shattered on whims and the line between adult authority and juvenile irresponsibility is practically nonexistant. Focuses on the Hood and Carver families. Chronicles a brief period of rapid moral deterioration. Their actions - including adultery, sexual experimentation, drug use and petty crimes - become increasingly unpredictable and impulsive. Once the 'ice storm' hits, though, reality sinks in, and the severity of their situation becomes all too apparent.
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The Ice Storm (One-Disc)

Director: Ang Lee
Writer: James Schamus
Actor: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, David Krumholtz, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood
Screenplay: PN1997 .I226 1997, PN1997 .I22 1996a
Summary: The story of two dysfunctional families who learn to cope with nature-- human nature-- in this emotionally charged tale of suburban life in the '70s. When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping 'key party' and a freak ice storm to clear the air-- and change their lives forever.
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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Director: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman
Writer: Marshall Curry, Matthew Hamacheck
Summary: The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat,' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF.
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In America

Director: Jim Sheridan
Writer: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan
Actor: Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger, Djimon Hounsou, David Wike, Michael Sean Tighe
Summary: Told by 11-year-old Christy, a child wise beyond her years. An Irish couple bring their two young daughters to America in search of a better life. Christy and her sister, Ariel find New York's Hell Kitchen a place of magic where anything is possible. To their parents, it represents a place to begin anew. Carried by the girls' youthful hope and faith, the family finds the heart to live and love again.
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In the Realms of the Unreal

Director: Jessica Yu
Writer: Jessica Yu
Actor: Henry Darger, Larry Pine, Dakota Fanning
Summary: Henry Darger, an elderly recluse, spent his childhood in an Illinois asylum for feeble-minded children and his adulthood working as a janitor. He lived a quiet, nearly solitary existence, but his imaginary life was exciting, colorful and sexually provocative. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings, some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000 page illustrated novel ('The realms of the unreal'), which told the epic story of the virtuous Vivian Girls, seven angelic sisters who lead a rebellion against godless, child-enslaving men.
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Inch'Allah Dimanche

Director: Yamina Benguigui
Writer: Yamina Benguigui
Actor: Fejria Deliba, Zinedine Soualem, Marie-France Pisier, Amina Annabi, Mohamed Fellag, France Darry, Roger Dumas, Rabia Mokeddem, Mathilde Seigner, Jalil Lespert
Summary: Film about the 'family reunion,' the French government's euphemism for a 1974 law allowing Algerian wives to rejoin their husbands working in France. Strong-willed Zouina parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; once in France, she and her three small children are at the mercy of her mother-in-law and confused by the strange customs of their local grocer and garden-obsessed neighbor. The radio is her only window on life and on the women of this new country.
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Incident at Loch Ness

Director: Zak Penn
Writer: Werner Herzog, Zak Penn
Actor: Werner Herzog, Zak Penn, Gabriel Beristain, Robert O'Meara, Russell Williams, David Davidson, Michael Karnow, Kitana Baker, James Gilligan, Steven Gardner
Summary: When renowned director Werner Herzog and fellow filmmaker Zak Penn set off to explore the legend of Scotland's Loch Ness monster, they uncover much more than they bargained for. Unexplained sightings of the creature and chaos among the crew create an uneasy feeling that things aren't what they seem. But what really happened on the infamous lake remains a mystery. Poses the provocative question - where does myth end and reality begin? Home use only.
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Inferno

Director: Harley Cokeliss
Writer: Peter Milligan
Actor: Ray Liotta, Gloria Reuben, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Daniel Kash, Lisa Owen
Summary: In the middle of the desert, Jack awakes with amnesia. While his flashbacks become more violent and vivid, the pieces of his past slowly come together and he remembers having a large sum of money - money which is now missing.
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Inland Empire

Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch
Actor: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Guszka, Jan Hench, Harry Dean Stanton, Diane Ladd, William H
Summary: When an actress falls in love with her co-star, she finds her life is becoming much like the film she is starring in, which is based on a Polish film that was never finished due to horrible tragedies.
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Interiors

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt, Richard Jordan, Diane Keaton, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Page, Maureen Stapleton, Sam Waterson
Screenplay: PN1997 .I514
Summary: A dark drama of three sisters: a writer, an actress, and one groping for identity. When their father decides to divorce their shattered mother and remarry a spunky middle-aged widow, the three young women struggle to come to terms with each other and with themselves.
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Invincible

Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Actor: Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, Jacob Wein, Max Raabe, Gustav Peter Woehler, Udo Kier
Summary: Based on a true story, an extraordinary tale of a simple Jewish man who rises from a life of obscurity to defend his heritage. With Hitler on the brink of power and the world on the road to war. A journey from a humble village in Poland to the giddy excesses of 1930s Berlin and the risks he took to fight for his people.
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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Director: Michel Gondry
Actor: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry
Summary: Innovative director Michel Gondry uses lively animations to illustrate a series of conversations with professor, philosopher, linguist and activist Noam Chomsky as he holds court on his theories, his life and his work.
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It's Not Me I Swear!

C'est pas moi, je le jure!

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Writer: Philippe Falardeau
Actor: Antoine L'ecuyer, Suzanne Clement, Daniel Briere, Catherine Faucher, Gabriel Maille
Summary: Leon is not like most ten-year olds. This innocent-looking boy with an overly fertile imagination is a young hellion, a consummate liar and thief well versed in breaking and entering his neighbors' homes and running away from his own. When his mom decides to pack up and leave for Greece, Leon does so much to keep her there.
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Ivan's Childhood (Part 1)

Ivanovo detstvo

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer: Vladimir Bogomolov, Mikhail Papava
Actor: Nikolai Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Yevgeni Zharikov
Summary: An evocative, poetic journey through the shadows and shards of a boy's war-torn youth. 12-year old Ivan works as a spy at the World War II eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.
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Ivan's Childhood (Part 2)

Ivanovo detstvo

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer: Vladimir Bogomolov, Mikhail Papava
Actor: Nikolai Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Yevgeni Zharikov
Summary: An evocative, poetic journey through the shadows and shards of a boy's war-torn youth. 12-year old Ivan works as a spy at the World War II eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.
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The Jacket

Director: John Maybury
Writer: Massy Tadjedin
Actor: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Daniel Craig, Jason Lewis, Jake Broder, Jonah Lotan
Summary: A Gulf War veteran has returned home with amnesia only to be convicted of a murder he didn't commit. While in an institution for the criminally insane he is put on a heavy course of experimental drugs and restrained in a jacket-like device and locked away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. The process mysteriously transports him to the future where he hopes to make changes that can alter the course of history.
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Jean Taris, Swimming Champion

Taris, roi de l'eau

Director: Jean Vigo
Writer: Jean Vigo
Actor: Jean Taris
Summary: A short documentary about the swimmer Jean Taris, notable for Vigo's innovative techniques.
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Jesus' Son

Director: Alison MacLean
Writer: Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia, Oren Moverman
Actor: Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Denis Leary, Holly Hunter, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, Will Patton, Greg Germann
Summary: A rumpled, hapless young man in his twenties, FH bounces through his days with his dreams and hallucinations blurring and merging into reality. The shaky center of his universe is his beloved on-again, off-again, girlfriend Michelle.
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Journey to the End of the Night

Director: Eric Eason
Writer: Eric Eason
Actor: Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, Scott Glenn, Alice Braga, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Summary: Rosso and his son Paul have been carving out a living in Brazil running a nightclub/brothel, but they both dream about getting out of the business. A suitcase left at their club with the means to bring the dreams alive may change their lives and fates.
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Julien Donkey-Boy

Director: Harmony Korine
Writer: Harmony Korine
Actor: Ewen Bremner, Chloe Sevigny, Werner Herzog
Summary: A fascinating journey into the mind of an adolescent schizophrenic! Watch as Julien's internal struggle increases in intensity until the film's shocking and bizarrely transcendent conclusion.
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Juliet of the Spirits

Giulietta degli spiriti

Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi
Actor: Giuletta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu, Valeska Gert, Sylva Koscina, Frederick Ledebur, Valentina Cortese, Josae Luis de Villalonga, Caterina Boratto, Lou Gilbert, Liusa della Noce, Milena Vukotic
Screenplay: PN1997 .G52613 1965
Summary: When she suspects her husband of infidelity, a housewife unleashes an unconscious ripe with erotic fantasies. In this film, Fellini's first feature-length color film, his examination of the sexual psyche unfolds via the surrealistic use of abrupt cut-aways to illustrate the woman' sexual fantasies.
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Juno

Director: Jason Reitman
Writer: Diablo Cody
Actor: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .J866 2007, PN1997.2 .J866 2006
Summary: Juno MacGuff is sixteen years old. After a one-time sexual encounter with her best friend Paulie, she learns that she's pregnant. Juno and Paulie like each other, but not enough to start a family, complete with a child. Paulie leaves all the decisions about the baby to Juno. During her pregnancy, which she treats with care but detachment, her relationships develop.
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Katzelmacher

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Hanna Schygulla, Lilith Ungerer, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Elga Sorbas, Doris Mattes, Irm Hermann, Peter Moland, Hans Hirschmuller, Harry Bar, Hannes Grombal, Katrin Schaake
Summary: Follows the lives of an aimless assortment of friends who spend their days outside their Munich apartment smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and sleeping with each other. Their lives begin to change when a Greek immigrant moves in and begins to evoke reactions of jealousy and violence among the group.
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The Kids Are All Right

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Writer: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
Actor: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Screenplay: PN1997.2.K53 C56 2011
Summary: Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth.
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Director: John Cassavetes
Writer: John Cassavetes
Actor: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Agoglia Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips, Morgan Woodward, John Red Kullers, Al Ruban, Alice Fredlund, Donna Marie Gordon, Azizi Johari, Meade Roberts
Summary: A film noir about a gentleman's club owner finds himself on the bad side of a small time gangster, and then must save his beloved club and way of life.
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Killing Zoe

Director: Roger Avary
Writer: Roger Avary
Actor: Eric Stoltz, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Julie Delpy, Gary Kemp, Kario Salem
Screenplay: PN1997 .K432 1994a
Summary: Zed, a safecracker, goes to Paris to help his buddy Eric pull a Bastille Day bank heist. Unfortunately, the heist goes sour and Eric becomes a drug-crazed sociopath.
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King of New York

Director: Abel Ferrara
Writer: Nicholas St. John
Actor: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Larry Fishburne, Victor Argo, Wesley Snipes, Janet Julian, Joey Chin, Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Calderon, Steve Buscemi
Summary: In New York, crime gets done Frank's way--or it doesn't get done at all. Recently freed from prison. Frank White (Walken) hooks up with his old crew to challenge his fellow druglords. Each bloody battle aims at a piece of the high-priced action where being at the top of the chain can mean the difference between life and death. Unable to keep him behind bars, the cops declare war on him. Frank's answer--put a contract out on the cops.
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Kissed

Director: Lynne Stopkewich
Writer: Angus Fraser, Lynne Stopkewich
Actor: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau
Summary: Ever since she was a young girl, Sandra has been fascinated with death. Her secret obsession, however, interferes with her burgeoning relationship with her boyfriend, Matt, forcing him to embark on a personal crusade to prove he will go to great lengths.
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Kisses

Director: Lance Daly
Writer: Lance Daly
Actor: Kelly O'Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe, Neilai Conroy
Summary: After being abused by their dysfunctional families, pre-teen neighbors Dylan and Kylie decide to run away from home on Christmas Eve. The two set off in search of Dylan's brother who had made his own escape two years prior. At first Dublin is a colorful kaleidoscope of wonder and mystery, but as the night wears on, the city takes on a darker character, and the two must rely on the kindness of strangers and Bob Dylan's wisdom to persevere. After that night on the streets of inner-city Dublin, the children's dreams have dissolved and they decide to return home, but only after swearing eternal friendship.
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Kwaidan

Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Writer: Yoko Mizuki
Actor: Michiyo Aratama, Tetsuro Tamba, Rentaro Mikuni, Tatsuya Nakadai, Jun Tazaki, Mariko Okada, Kei Sato, Takashi Shimura
Summary: Consists of four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material.
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L'Atalante

Director: Jean Vigo
Writer: Jean Vigo, Albert Riera
Actor: Dita Parlo, Jean Daste, Michel Simon
Summary: When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live on his ship, on board of which are, besides the two of them, only a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, Juliette slips off to explore the nightlife when they come Paris. Angered by this, Jean sets off, leaving Juliette behind. Overcome by grief and longing for his wife, Jean falls into a depression and Pre Jules goes and tries to find Juliette.
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La Collectionneuse

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer, Patrick Bauchau, Haydee Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle
Actor: Patrick Bauchau, Haydee Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Dennis Berry, Nestor Almendros, Mijanou Bardot
Summary: The third of director Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales" finds foxy and licentious Haydee (Haydee Politoff) bedding a different male each night on the French Riviera. Eventually, Haydee's moral well-being becomes the concern of self-absorbed Adrien (Patrick Bauchau) and his friend Daniel (Daniel Pommereulle). Neither of them will sleep with Haydee "for her own good," but the struggle of mind over instinct is tough on the gents as desires inevitably stir.
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La Jetee

Director: Chris Marker
Writer: Chris Marker
Actor: Helene Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux, Andre Heinrich, Jacques Branchu, Jean Negroni
Screenplay: PN1997 .J444 1992
Summary: An unnamed man experiments with time travel, in hopes of finding a solutions to the problems of his post-apocalyptic home era. Narrated almost entirely using black-and-white still photographs.
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La Notte

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer: Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra
Actor: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 A5713 1963
Summary: An emotionally estranged couple faces heartache, desperation, and personal loss all in the course of one night.
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La Strada

Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano
Actor: Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart
Screenplay: PN1997.S774 S774 1987
Summary: This academy award-winning film tells of the slow-witted innocent who falls for an abusive circus strongman.
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Last Days

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Gus Van Sant
Actor: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Green, Nicole Vicius, Ricky Jay, Ryan Orion, Harmony Korine, Kim Gordon
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: This film is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. Blake is a brilliant but troubled musician whose success has left him in a lonely place. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in his wooded home ... a fugitive from his own life.
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The Last Metro

Le Dernier Metro

Director: Francois Truffaut
Writer: Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg
Actor: Catherine Deneuve, Gaerard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Heinz Bennent
Screenplay: PN1997 .D453 1985
Summary: A stylish and poignant film about Jewish director Lucas Steiner (Heinz Bennent), who is forced to hide in the basement of his theater during the Nazi occupation while his wife (Catherine Deneuve) stars in its latest production. Romantic tensions mount when she and her leading man (Gaerard Depardieu) begin to fall in love with each other. At the same time, a pro-Nazi theater critic ensconces himself in the theater causing stress to the entire cast.
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Last Year at Marienbad

L'Annee derniere a Marienbad

Director: Alain Resnais
Writer: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Actor: Giorgio Albertazzi, Delphine Seyrig, Sacha Pitoeff, Françoise Bertin, Luce Garcia-Ville, Helena Kornel, Françoise Spira, Karin Toeche-Mittler, Pierre Barbaud, Wilhelm von Deek, Jean Lanier, Gerard Lorin, Davide Montemuri, Gilles Queant, Gabriel Werner
Screenplay: PN1997 .A564 1962
Summary: X attempts to convince A that they met last year in this same hotel (or maybe it was in a different one). They loved each other, emotionally and physically. She agrees to elope with him and get away from M, her husband (or lover). At the last moment, she refuses (for whatever reason) and asked for a one year postponement. Now, the year has passed and X has come to their agreed rendezvous to take her away. A claims she does not recognize X and does not remember any agreement between them. At first, X is surprised, and he recounts conversations the two of them had, supporting details, relating scenes convincingly. A persists in not remembering, even though X produces a photograph of her as a proof of his claim.
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Layer Cake

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: J.J. Connolly
Actor: Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham, George Harris, Jamie Foreman, Marcel Iures, Michael Gambon
Summary: Planning to retire and begin a new life, Mr. X is a successful West End drug dealer who has been asked for one last favor: to negotiate the sale of one million hits of Ecstasy. Unfortunately for Mr. X, the pills were stolen from a Serbian drug lord who'll cut off his head if he sells them. And with a London crime czar promising to retire him permanently if he doesn't, Mr. X may be rightfully concerned about his future.
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Leaves of Grass

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Writer: Tim Blake Nelson
Actor: Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Tim Blake Nelson, Melanie Lynskey
Summary: Bill, a classical philosophy professor at Brown University, returns home upon news of his brother Brady's murder in a drug deal gone awry. Bill quickly learns that Brady's death has been grossly exaggerated, as he's swept up into one of his brother's crazy schemes. Alongside his eccentric mother and a beautiful woman named Janet, Bill participates in his brother's wild plan, leading him on a twisted path filled with unique characters and life's most challenging questions.
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Left Behind

Director: Vic Sarin
Writer: Tim F. LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins, Alan B. McElroy, Paul Lalonde, Joe Goodman
Actor: Kirk Cameron, Brad Johnson, Chelsea Noble, Clarence Gilyard, Janaya Stephens, Colin Fox, Gordon Currie, Daniel Pilon
Summary: On an overseas flight to London a journalist, Buck Williams, and a pilot, Rayford Steele, are caught in the middle of the most incredible event in history. Suddenly, without warning, dozens of passengers simply vanish into thin air. As chaos and anarchy engulf the world, both men set out on vastly different paths in a desperate search for answers.
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The Leopard

Il Gattopardo

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Actor: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paola Stoppa, Rina Morelli
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 V5713 1985b
Summary: Contains one disc of special features.
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Liam

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Jimmy McGovern
Actor: Ian Hart, Claire Hackett, Anne Reid, Anthony Burrows, Megan Burns, David Hart
Summary: The story of Liam, a seven-year-old boy growing up in Liverpool during the 1930s. As he prepares for his First Communion, young Liam tries to make sense of the complex and unsettled world around him, a world that is about to change forever due to economic, political and social upheaval.
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Lianna

Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Actor: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: In this moving and compassionate film Sayles presents a sympathetic, realistic portrait of Lianna, a young wife and mother who leaves her husband for another woman and embarks on a turbulent journey of self-discovery. Lianna must face the anger and confusion of her husband as well as the raised eyebrows of her community. But when her new lover also rejects her, she faces the most difficult task of all: she must learn to love herself.
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Actor: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .L54 2004
Summary: Oceanographer Steve Zissou sets out on a journey to seek revenge on a mythical shark responsible for the death of his partner, while developing a relationship with a man who may or may not be his son.
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Light of My Eyes

Luce dei miei occhi

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni
Writer: Umberto Contarello, Giuseppe Piccioni
Actor: Luigi Lo Cascio, Sandra Ceccarelli, Silvio Orlando, Barbara Valente, Toni Bertorelli
Summary: Antonio, a lonely man working as a driver of luxury cars, relates only to the science fiction novels he reads until he meets Maria.
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The Limey

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Lem Dobbs
Actor: Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Barry Newman, Joe Dallesandro, Nicky Katt, Peter Fonda
Screenplay: PN1997 .L5845 1998
Summary: British ex-con Wilson arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter's 'accidental' death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded music promoter Terry Valentine, is no easy target.
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Little Children

Director: Todd Field
Writer: Todd Field, Tom Perrotta
Actor: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Gregg Edelman, Sadie Goldstein, Ty Simpkins, Noah Emmerich, Jackie Earle Haley, Phyllis Somerville
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .L575 2007
Summary: Sarah Pierce is a new stay at home mom struggling with the solitude of her new role. Spending every moment with a three year old tests the patience of the one-time English scholar. One day, at a local playground, she interacts with a group of moms and the differences are clear. They embrace motherhood and seem to relish all that their new role brings. One day, Brad, a stay at home dad brings his son to the playground. Sarah is amazed to find these moms have never talked to Brad and one of the women bets Sarah five dollars that she won't get his phone number. Sarah not only gets his phone number, but she lets him in on the joke and they hug and kiss. Emasculated by his wife, Kathy, Brad becomes slightly obsessed with finding ways to demonstrate he can still produce testosterone. Soon, Sarah and Brad start a passionate affair. At the same time, their quiet suburban community deals with Ronnie, a convicted pedophile who has just been released from prison. He returns to his mother's home and she helps him endure the constant taunts of an overzealous neighbor. These lives intersect in surprising and potentially dangerous ways.
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Little Miss Sunshine

Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Writer: Michael Arndt
Actor: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .L58 2005, PN1997.2 .L58 2005, PN1997.2 .L58 2006
Summary: Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California.
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The Living End

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Actor: Craig Gilmore, Mike Dytri, Darcy Marta, Mary Woronov
Summary: Focuses on the relationship between a pair of young, HIV-positive gay outcasts.
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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Director: Thom Andersen
Actor: Encke King
Summary: Thom Andersen's landmark documentary explores the tangled relationship between the movies and their fabled hometown, as seen entirely through the films themselves. From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis' real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and revealing the real city that lives beneath.
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Lost Highway

Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch, Barry Gifford
Actor: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Richard Pryor, Lucy Butler, Michael Massee, Jack Nance, Jack Kehler, Henry Rollins, Giovanni Ribisi, Scott Coffey, Gary Busey, Robert Loggia
Screenplay: PN1997 .L682 1997
Summary: Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house. He becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. He finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest him for murdering his wife. In prison, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton and begins living a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent.
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Lost in Translation

Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Actor: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi
Screenplay: PN1997 .L6845 2002
Summary: A middle-aged actor and the wife of a workaholic photographer meet while in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness.
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Love in the Afternoon

L'Amour l'apres-midi

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Summary: Frederic is happily married but is tempted by the unstable Chloe who wants to have his child.
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Loveless

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery
Writer: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery
Actor: Willem Dafoe, Marin Kanter, Robert Gordon, J
Summary: A group of bikers on their way to the Florida Cycle Races stop for lunch in a small town diner. While repairs are being made on their motorcycles, their macho leader flirts with a waitress while his henchmen intimidate the diner's clientele. As night approaches, rednecks descend on the tiny restaurant and the stage is set for a violent and tragic showdown.
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Lovely and Amazing

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Actor: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, Ravin Goodwin, Aunjanue Ellis, Clark Gregg, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Le Gros, Michael Nouri, Dermot Mulroney
Summary: An intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bittersweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses.
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Luv

Director: Clive Donner
Writer: Elliott Baker
Actor: Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Elaine May, Nina Wayne
Summary: The story of a down-and-out loser and the crazy friends who save his life.
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M

Director: Fritz Lang
Writer: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Paul Falkenberg, Adolf Jansen, Karl Vash
Actor: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke, Theodor Loos, Gustaf Grundgens, Friedrich Gnass, Fritz Odemar, Paul Kemp, Theo Lingen, Rudolf Blumner, Georg John, Rosa Valetti
Summary: When a serial killer is stalking the children of the city, everyone, including the criminal underworld, wants to see him brought down. The story is based on the Dusseldorf child murders of 1929.
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The Magdalene Sisters

Director: Peter Mullan
Writer: Peter Mullan
Actor: Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Eileen Walsh, Mary Murray, Britta Smith, Frances Healy, Eithne McGuinness
Summary: In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene sisterhood asylum because of 'sinful' behavior. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.
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The Magic Flute

Trollflojten

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Emanuel Schikaneder, Alf Henrikson, Ingmar Bergman
Actor: Josef Kostlinger, Irma Urrila, Haken Hagegard, Elisabeth Eriksson, Ulrik Cold, Birgit Nordin, Ragnar Ulfung, Eric Saeden
Summary: An opera by Mozart, in which a handsome young man is enlisted to rescue the Queen of Night's daughter from an evil sorcerer.
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Magnolia

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actor: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, Jason Robards, Philip Baker Hall, Jeremy Blackman, Melinda Dillon, Ricky Jay, John C. Reilly, Melora Walters
Screenplay: PN1997 .M147 A53 2000
Summary: Magnolia is a mosaic of American Life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.
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Mala Noche

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Gus Van Sant
Actor: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Based on the Walt Curtis autobiographical novel of the same name, Mala Noche is a story of amour fou. Walt (Tim Streeter) is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. 'I wanna show this Mexican kid that I'm gay for him', says Walt. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really strange and undesirable.
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Mamma Roma

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Actor: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini
Summary: A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricte herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy.
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Manderlay

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars Von Trier
Actor: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankole, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Michael Abiteboul, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Geoffrey Bateman, Virgile Bramly, Ruben Brinkman, Dona Croll, Jeremy Davies, Llewella Gideon, Mona Hammond, Ginny Holder, John Hurt, Emmanuel Idowu, ZÌŒeljko Ivanek, Teddy Kempner, Udo Kier, Rik Launspach, Suzette Llewellyn, Charles Maquignon, Joseph Mydell, Javone Prince, Clive Rowe, Chloe Sevigny, Nina Sosanya
Summary: While traveling across [Alabama in the 1930s], Grace discovers the isolated plantation of Manderlay, a place where no one knows that slavery has been long abolished. With a good heart and pure intentions, Grace tries to emancipate the slaves and open the residents' eyes to the truth, with shocking results.
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Manhattan

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Actor: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep, Anne Byrne
Screenplay: PN1997 .M354 1979
Summary: Allen portrays Isaac Davis, a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17 year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress.
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Manhattan Murder Mystery

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Actor: Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton
Summary: A bored Manhattan housewife becomes convinced her next-door neighbor has committed a murder.
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Manito

Director: Eric Eason
Writer: Eric Eason
Actor: Franky G, Leo Minaya, Manuel Cabral
Summary: Portrays 48 tense hours in the lives of a Latino family in the Washington Heights section of New York City, especially the relationship between two second-generation Dominican brothers.
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Marion Bridge

Director: Wiebke Von Carolsfeld
Writer: Daniel MacIvor
Actor: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith, Marguerite McNeil, Ellen Page
Summary: In the midst of struggling to overcome her self-destructive behavior, the youngest of three sisters, Agnes (Molly Parker), returns to her hometown in Nova Scotia determined to confront the past. Her arrival sets in motion a chain of events that allows a family of women to re-connect with the world and each other in their own ways.
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Masked and Anonymous

Director: Larry Charles
Writer: Bob Dylan, Larry Charles
Actor: Jeff Bridges, Penaelope Cruz, Bob Dylan, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson
Summary: Uncle Sweetheart is an unscrupulous concert promoter who has figured out a way to cash in on the feelings of doubt and uncertainty that plague his nation. Sweetheart has decided he will stage a massive benefit concert, with the monies going to Sweetheart instead of charity. Sweetheart hires television producer Nina Veronica to help promote the show and sell it as a nation-wide event, while Sweetheart pulls a few strings to arrange for the perfect headliner, Jack Fate.
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The Master

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Dern
Summary: In post-World War II America, a naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
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Matador

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar, Jesus Ferrero
Actor: Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martinez, Eusebio Poncela, Chus Lampreave, Eva Cobo
Summary: Director Pedro Almodovar explores human nature's dark side in this pitch-black comedy that centers on a bullfighter (Nacho Martinez) who's forced to retire but still yearns for the thrill of the kill -- and finds it in the bedroom. Making love to a woman before spearing her is the closest thing to life in the ring -- and is elated when he meets his match in beautiful Maria (Assumpta Serna). A young Antonio Banderas plays an aspiring matador.
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Matewan

Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Actor: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham
Summary: A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powder keg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920s.
Review: John Sayles has spent his career maintaining his position as a defiant, independent voice in American film. Never one to pander, Sayles picks a tough, thoroughly non-mainstream topic: a period piece showing the ongoing struggle between coal miners and the big businessmen trying to crush their union. Sayles refuses to take sides or provide easy answers in engrossing piece on power and violence.
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Mean Streets

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin
Actor: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, Cesare Danova, Vic Argo, Jeannie Bell, D'Mitch Davis, George Memmoli, David Carradine, Robert Carradine
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Charlie, a 27-year-old, tries to work his way up the bottom rungs of organized crime's ladder. Amy Robinson is Teresa, the girlfriend Charlie's family declares 'unsuitable' because she has epilepsy.
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Meek's Cutoff

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Writer: Jon Raymond
Actor: Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan
Summary: A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage.
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Meeting David Wilson

Director: Daniel J. Woolsey, David A. Wilson
Writer: David A. Wilson
Actor: David A
Summary: David Wilson, a 28-year-old African American, travels into his family's past to find answers about America's racial divide. He learns of a plantation in North Carolina where his family was once enslaved. Wilson discovers that the plantation is owned by a 62-year-old white man, who is a direct descendant of his family's slave master and is also named David Wilson. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between the two men whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom.
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Mickey One

Director: Arthur Penn
Writer: Alan Surgal
Actor: Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurt Hatfield, Franchot Tone, Teddy Hart, Jeff Corey, Kamatari Fujiwara
Summary: After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name 'Mickey One.' As he returns to the stage and becomes successful, he fears that the mob will track him down. He wishes to square himself with the mob, but doesn't know what he did to anger them or what his debt is.
Review: 'A cocktail of surrealism, film noir and nouvelle vague, Arthur Penn's obscure 1965 film is a stunning mystery thriller about man's struggle to accept his imminent demise. Penn's experimentation would later be distilled into the highly influential Bonnie and Clyde, but Mickey One remains fresh and radical to this day.'
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Miller's Crossing

Director: Joel Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J.E. Freeman, Albert Finney, Steve Buscemi
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 C63 2002, PN1997.A1 C63 1991
Summary: During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle.
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Mississippi Masala

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: Sooni Taraporevala
Actor: Denzel Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Seneca, Ranjit Chowdhry
Summary: In this exotic and erotic interracial love story, an African American businessman falls for a beautiful Indian immigrant, only to encounter shock and outrage from both families.
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Mona Lisa

Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan, David Leland
Actor: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Caine, Clarke Peters, Sammi Davis, Kate Hardie, Zoe Nathenson
Screenplay: PN1997 .M653 1985
Summary: An ex-con and a call girl are thrown together when he becomes her chauffeur. Initially he detests her but winds up under her spell.
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Monsoon Wedding

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: Sabrina Dhawan
Actor: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, Vijay Raaz, Tilotama Shome, Vasundhara Das, Parvin Dabas, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Summary: Love, lust and hope envelop an upper middle-class Indian family and their world-wide guests as they celebrate for four days the arranged marriage of their daughter to an East Indian man from Texas.
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Monster (2003)

Director: Patty Jenkins
Writer: Patty Jenkins
Actor: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Marco St. John, Pruitt Taylor-Vince, Scott Wilson
Screenplay: PN1997 .M6594 2002
Summary: Based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who was executed in 2002 for the brutal murders of at least 6 men in Florida. Homeless most of her life, Wuornos subsisted by working as a prostitute. In Florida, down to her last five dollars and pondering suicide, she stopped into a bar for a beer where she meets Selby. One night, after a john attacks her, Aileen pulls a gun and kills the man. Aileen's loathing for the men who pay her for sex becomes so extreme that she begins killing her customers regardless of their behavior.
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Moonrise Kingdom

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Actor: Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .M666 2012
Summary: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
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Mooz-lum

Director: Qasim 'Q' Basir
Writer: Qasim 'Q' Basir
Actor: Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil, Dorian Missick, Kunal Sharma, Michael Simpson, Danny Glover
Summary: Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family, and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.
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More

Director: Barbet Schroeder
Writer: Paul Gegauff, Barbet Schroeder
Actor: Mimsy Farmer, Klaus Grunberg, Heinz Engelmann, Michel Chanderli, Louise Wink
Summary: Naive young Stefan (Klaus Grunberg) has fallen in with the wrong crowd and the wrong girl (Mimsy Farmer). Soon he won't have the will to do the right thing and leave them all behind. A vivid cautionary tale of the freespirited '60s. Its antidrug message still resonates loudly today.
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Morlang

Director: Tjebbo Penning
Writer: Matthew Faulk, Tjebbo Penning, Ruud Schuurman, Mark Skeet
Actor: Paul Freeman, Diana Kent, Susan Lynch
Summary: Julius Morlang is a successful art photographer who has moved on after the tragic suicide of his first wife, Ellen. He has found a new muse and lover in Ann, a younger version of Ellen. With the expected success of his new exhibition a near certainty, life for Morlang seems almost perfect - for now. But the past still haunts him. The voice of his dead wife appears on his answering machine - someone sends him her funeral announcement. Paranoia grows, and he is not sure whom he can trust. What is real and is imagined - and can you trust the one you love.
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The Motel

Director: Michael Kang
Writer: Michael Kang
Actor: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman, Alexis Chang, Stephen Chen
Summary: Chinese-American adolescent Ernest works after school cleaning rooms at a dingy motel owned by his bossy mother. A Korean-American playboy drifter helps Ernest come out of his shell.
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Mother and Child

Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Writer: Rodrigo Garcia
Actor: Annette Bening, Jimmy Smits, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, Samuel L. Jackson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Cherry Jones, Elpidia Carrillo, Shareeka Epps
Summary: Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents.
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The Motorcycle Diaries

Diarios de Motocicleta

Director: Walter Salles
Writer: Jose Rivera
Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Mia Maestro, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mercedes Moran, Jean Pierre Noher
Screenplay: PN1997 .M78 2004
Summary: An inspirational adventure, based on the true story of Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, whose thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery.
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Mouchette

Director: Robert Bresson
Writer: Robert Bresson
Actor: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Paul Hebert, Maria Cardinal, Jean Vimenet, Marie Susini, Suzanne Huguenin, Marine Trichet, Raymonde Chabrun
Summary: Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and pubescent turmoil.
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Much Ado about Nothing

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon, William Shakespeare
Actor: Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg, Alexis Denisof, Frank Kranz, Sean Maher, Jillian Morgese
Summary: Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a sensual, tragic and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
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Mud

Director: Jeff Nichols
Writer: Jeff Nichols
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Joe Don Baker, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Paul Sparks, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .M83 2013
Summary: Two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper. The boys agree to help him, but it isn't long until their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.
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Mulholland Falls

Director: Lee Tamahori
Writer: Pete Dexter
Actor: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Treat Williams, John Malkovich
Summary: A rough and vicious group of detectives stumble onto a conspiracy involving the murder of a general and a top secret nuclear program.
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Muriel's Wedding

Director: P.J. Hogan
Writer: P.J. Hogan
Actor: Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths
Screenplay: PN1997 .M8723 1992
Summary: No one ever paid much attention to Muriel and her humdrum small- town life, so she and her best friend Rhonda decide to leave it behind and head for the big city...where they end up having the exciting adventure of their lives! What's more, soon everyone takes notice when Muriel becomes engaged to a handsome and popular sports hero!
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My Beautiful Laundrette

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Hanif Kureishi
Actor: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field
Screenplay: PN1997 .M879 1986
Summary: Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches.
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My Dinner with Andre

Director: Louis Malle
Writer: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory
Actor: Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Jean Lenauer, Roy Butler
Screenplay: PN1997 .M89 1981
Summary: An actor has dinner with his friend, a theater director, at an Upper West Side restaurant. Together they discuss everything from money to death to love and all the superstition in between. Playing variations on their own New York-honed personas, the two dive in with introspective, intellectual gusto. All captured in a delicate, but artful detachment.
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Mysterious Skin

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Elisabeth Shue, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeff Licon, Bill Sage, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Summary: At age 8, Neil and Brian played on the same baseball team in their small Kansas hometown. Now 10 years later, Neil is a hustler and Brian a nervous introvert who believes he has been abducted by aliens. As their lives intersect, they discover a shared past shrouded in mystery.
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Naked Lunch

Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Actor: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Monique Mercure, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Scorsiani, Roy Scheider
Screenplay: PN1997 .N32453 1990
Summary: Part-time pest-control man and full-time drug addict Bill Lee (Weller) seeks escape from his troubled existence in 1953 New York and flees to Interzone (a hallucinatory version of Tangiers) where reality and fantasy have merged. It's a strange, surreal landscape inhabited by mugwumps, half-alien, half-insect creatures, man-sized centipedes, carnivorous typewriters and bizarre humans. Compelled to make sense of this alien territory, he writes a book called 'Naked Lunch.'
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The Namesake

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: Sooni Taraporevala
Actor: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson
Summary: The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women.
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National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

Director: Gene Quintano
Writer: Don Holley, Gene Quintano
Actor: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry, Kathy Ireland, William Shatner
Summary: In this spoof of the Lethal weapon movies, two dangerously over-the-edge detectives uncover a despicable plot to simultaneously rot America's brains and teeth with drug-laced Wilderness Girl cookies.
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Nebraska

Director: Alexander Payne
Writer: Bob Nelson
Actor: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .N43 2013
Summary: After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
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New York Doll

Director: Greg Whiteley
Actor: New York Dolls, Morrissey
Summary: Documents the reunion of recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur 'Killer' Kane, and other members of the 70s glam rock band The New York Dolls for a performance at the 2004 Meltown Festival.
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The Night Porter

Il portiere di notte

Director: Liliana Cavani
Writer: Liliana Cavani
Actor: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti
Summary: The chance meeting of a woman and a former Nazi SS officer brings back memories of their sado-masochistic relationship in a concentration camp years before.
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Nights and Weekends

Director: Joe Swanberg, Greta Gerwig
Writer: Joe Swanberg, Greta Gerwig
Actor: Greta Gerwig, Joe Swanberg, Alison Bagnall, Elizabeth Donius, Jay Duplass, Kent Osborne, Lynn Shelton, Ellen Stagg
Summary: Mattie and James are in love and living in separate cities. As they both struggle with the distance between New York and Chicago, their visits become reminders of the difficulties rather than the pleasures of their relationship.
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Now You Know

Director: Jeff Anderson
Writer: Jeff Anderson
Actor: Jeremy Sisto, Rashida Jones, Heather Paige Kent, Jeff Anderson, Trevor Fehrman, Todd Babcock, Kevin Smith
Summary: Jeremy returns home to New Jersey to recover from his recently canceled engagement and hang with his buddies, Gil and Biscuit. As Jeremy tries to figure out what went wrong and how he can win Kerri back, he is pulled into a mess of late night pranks, un-canceled bachelor parties, and too many stiff drinks.
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Nurse Betty

Director: Neil LaBute
Writer: John C. Richards, James Flamberg
Actor: Morgan Freeman, Renee Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart, Crispin Glover, Pruitt Taylor-Vince
Screenplay: PN1997 .N95 2000
Summary: Betty never misses an episode of her favorite soap opera, "A reason to love." After a mind-altering run-in with two hit-men while watching an episode, Betty transforms into "Nurse Betty" and embarks on a mission to find her one true love, Dr. David Ravel.
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Director: Joel Coen
Writer: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Actor: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Michael Badalucco, Holly Hunter, Stephen Root, Chris Thomas King, Wayne Duvall, Daniel Von Bargen, J.R. Horne, Brian Reddy, Frank Collison
Screenplay: PN1997.O20 C64 2000, PN1997 .O12 2000a
Summary: Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts -- escapees from a prison farm in Mississippi -- and their adventure as they travel home in hopes of recovering buried loot before it's lost forever in a flood.
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Oedipus Rex

Edipo re

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Actor: Franco Citti, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli, Carmelo Bene, Julian Beck, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Summary: A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, 'Oedipus Rex'. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar.
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Old Joy

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Writer: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
Actor: Will Oldham, Daniel London, Tanya Smith
Summary: Two old friends take a camping trip in the Cascade Mountains and learn how different their lives have become.
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One Hour Photo

Director: Mark Romanek
Writer: Mark Romanek
Actor: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Gary Cole, Erin Daniels, Clark Gregg, Nick Searcy, Dylan Smith, Eriq La Salle
Summary: Sy works in photo processing. His favorite customers are the Yorkin family. Sy dotes on the Yorkins whenever they drop off film to be processed and they are indulgent of Sy's attentions. What the Yorkins don't know is Sy has been obsessively making copies of their photos, imagining himself to be 'Uncle Sy,' a member of the family. Sy's tenuous hold on reality begins to collapse when he develops a roll of film brought in by a new customer that suggests infidelity and the notion that his ideal family may be falling apart is troubling for Sy.
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Onedotzero Vol. 1

Summary: A collection of compelling short graphic and animated films by award winning filmmakers' -- insert.
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Only God Forgives

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer: Nicolas Winding Refn
Actor: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm
Summary: Julian, an American fugitive from justice, runs a boxing club in Bangkok as a front for his drug business. His mother, the head of a vast criminal organization, arrives from the U.S. to collect the body of her favorite son, Billy, who has just been killed. Crazy with rage and thirsty for vengeance she demands the heads of the murderers from Julian. But first, Julian must confront Chang, a mysterious retired policeman who has resolved to scourge the corrupt underworld of brothels and fight clubs.
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Open Water

Director: Chris Kentis
Writer: Chris Kentis
Actor: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Estelle Lau, Michael Williamson, Cristina Zenaro, Jon Charles
Summary: Susan and Daniel are a happily married couple who are taking a much needed vacation to the islands. They are hoping for a memorable trip. However, their vacation turns tragic when their scuba diving party leaves them in the middle of the ocean by the careless diving boat crew. As the reality of isolation sets in, they turn to one another for support. Unable to flag down passing boats, they begin to panic as encircling sharks begin to appear.
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Opening Night

Director: John Cassavetes
Writer: John Cassavetes
Actor: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, Laura Johnson
Summary: A Broadway actress, who is unable to admit that she is aging must confront her personal and professional turmoils in order to make a part her own.
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Ordet

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writer: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Actor: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Cay Kristiansen, Birgitte Federspiel
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 D8313 1970
Summary: A study of spiritual faith and love ; the film tells of the death of Inger in childbirth and her resurrection, a miracle that is seen as the result of human love. The film opens as a family of marshland farmers trail a seemingly mad son (Johannes) who calls himself Christ. It closes as Johannes approaches the open coffin of his sister-in-law and, at the urgings of her child, brings her back to life.
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Osaka Elegy

Naniwa erejii

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Writer: Yoshikata Yoda
Actor: Isuzu Yamada, Kensaka Hara
Summary: Forced by circumstances into a destructive relationship with her boss, pharmaceutical company owner Asai (Yoko Umemura), young switchboard operator Ayako (Isuzu Yamada) tries to obtain his help to pay off her alcoholic father's debts and help her brother, Hiroshi (Shinpachiro Asaka), pay for school. With all the men in her life using her, Ayako is soon headed into a downward spiral in this drama from Japan's legendary filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi.
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Pariah

Director: Dee Rees
Writer: Dee Rees
Actor: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Kim Wayans
Summary: Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
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Paris, Texas

Director: Wim Wenders
Writer: Sam Shepard
Actor: Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, Hunter Carson, Aurore Clement, Bernhard Wicki
Screenplay: PN1997 .P3751c 1984, PN1997 .P375 1983
Summary: An amnesiac man found wandering in the Texas desert works to reconstruct his past with the help of his wife and family who have not seen him in four years.
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Passing Fancy

Dekigokoro

Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Writer: Tadao Ikeda, Yasujiro Ozu
Actor: Takeshi Sakamoto, Tomio Aoki, Tatsuo Saito
Summary: A brewery worker (Takeshi Sakamoto) woos a beautiful young woman (Nobuko Fushimi) while antagonizing his disrespectful son.
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The People I've Slept with

Director: Quentin Lee
Writer: Koji Steven Sakai
Actor: Karin Anna Cheung, Wilson Cruz, Archie Kao, Lynn Chen, James Shigeta
Summary: A promiscuous woman discovers she's pregnant and begins a quest to find the identity of the father.
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Performance

Director: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
Writer: Donald Cammell
Actor: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michle Breton
Screenplay: PN1997 .P464 C36 2001
Summary: Follow a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation, on the run and looking for a place to hide. He ends up hiding out with a reclusive rock superstar. It all leads up to a shocking final performance for the rock star.
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Phantom Love

Director: Nina Menkes
Writer: Nina Menkes
Actor: Marina Shoif, Juliette Marquis, Yelena Apartseva, Bobby Naderi
Summary: A surreal drama about a woman trapped in an enmeshed family and her slow process of personal liberation. The film incorporates fairy-tale elements and a dreamy, mystical quality with gritty, hyper-real black-and-white photography to document one woman's descent into self.
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The Phantom of Liberty

Le Fantome de la liberte

Director: Luis Bunuel
Writer: Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere
Actor: Jean-Claude Brialy, Monica Vitti, Michel Piccoli, Paul Frankeur
Summary: A perverse, playfully absurd comedy that compiles many of the illogical themes that preoccupied Bunuel through his career - from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.
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Philomena

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope
Actor: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Mare Winningham, Michaelle Fairley, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Simone Lahbib
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .P55 2013
Summary: Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship. Based on the 2009 investigative book by Martin Sixsmith.
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Pi

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Darren Aronofsky
Actor: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Samia Shoaib, Pamela Hart, Ajay Naidu, Joanne Gordon, Stephen Pearlman
Screenplay: PN1997 .P47852 1998, Emerson EBooks
Summary: A brilliant mathematician teeters on the brink of insanity as he searches for an elusive numerical code that will allow him to predict patterns in the stock market.
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Picture This

Director: George Hickenlooper
Writer: George Hickenlooper
Actor: Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Cybil Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms
Summary: This documentary details the making of Peter Bogdanovich's films: The Last picture show and Texasville.
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Pieces of April

Director: Peter Hedges
Writer: Peter Hedges
Actor: Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Luke, Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Alice Drummond, Lillias White, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Oliver Platt
Screenplay: PN1997.2.P54 H43 2003
Summary: Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film.
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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

Director: Adrian Shergold
Writer: Jeff Pope, Bob Mills
Actor: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan, Christopher Fulford
Summary: Albert Pierrepoint joins the family business and becomes the most feared and respected executioner in Britain. Living a split life as a master hangman, loyal husband and grocery delivery man, Albert became the most feared executioner in Britain, famed for his craftsmanship in hanging over 450 people. Once praised and demonized for his role in the Nazi war trials, he must ultimately face a fate he couldn't have imagined.
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Pink Flamingos

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pierce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey
Summary: This underground epic, which breaks every rule of good filmmaking and good taste, set a benchmark for the bizarre that has never been equaled. Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title of the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighborhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Divine's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other.
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Place beyond the Pines

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writer: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder
Actor: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn
Summary: A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Director: Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Writer: Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Actor: Bela Lugosi, Gregory Walcott, Vampira, Tor Johnson, Conrad Brooks, Paul Marco, Norma McCarty Wood
Screenplay: PN1997 .P517 1956a
Summary: Aliens attempt to take over the Earth (for the 9th time) with an army of zombies.
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Playtime

Director: Jacques Tati
Writer: Jacques Tati, Jacques Lagrange, Art Buchwald
Actor: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden, France Rumilly, France Delahalle, Valerie Camille, Erika Dentzler, Nicole Ray, Yvette Duereux, Nathalie Jem
Summary: Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.
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Please Give

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Writer: Nicole Holofcener
Actor: Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Ann Guilbert, Sarah Steele, Lois Smith
Screenplay: PN1997.2.P64 H65 2011
Summary: Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture at estate sales and marking it up at her Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want the expensive things that she wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with husband Alex but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And worst of all are the neighbors, cranky, old Andra and the two granddaughters who look after her.
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Pola X

Director: Leos Carax
Writer: Leos Carax, Jean-Pol Fargeau
Actor: Guillaume Depardieu, Katerina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot
Summary: A young, successful author is haunted by a recurring dream of a woman obscured in darkness.
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Pollock

Director: Ed Harris
Writer: Barbara Turner, Susan J. Emshwiller
Actor: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Robert Knott, Amy Madigan
Summary: Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode.
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Polyester

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, Mink Stole, Ken King, David Samson, Mary Garlington
Summary: Comic melodrama about a typical American housewife whose life is going to pot.
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Port of Shadows

Le Quai des Brumes

Director: Marcel Carne
Writer: Jacques Prevert
Actor: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur, Rene Genin, Marcel Perez, Roger Legris, Martial Rbe, Jenny Burnay, Edouard Delmont, Raymond Aimos, Robert Le Vigan
Summary: A deserter from the French military drifts into a small town, where he falls for a troubled young woman.
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Precious

Director: Lee Daniels
Writer: Geoffrey Fletcher
Actor: Mo'nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe, Sherri Shepherd
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .P743 2008
Summary: In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
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Primer

Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Actor: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford
Summary: PRIMER is set in the industrial park/suburban tract-home fringes of an unnamed contemporary city where two young engineers, Abe and Aaron, are members of a small group of men who work by day for a large corporation while conducting extracurricular experiments on their own time in a garage. While tweaking their current project, a device that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it by blocking gravitational pull, they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.
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Prozac Nation

Director: Erik Skjoldbjaerg
Writer: Frank Deasy, Larry Gross
Actor: Christina Ricci, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche, Michelle Williams, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Jessica Lange, Nicholas Campbell, Lou Reed, Jesse Moss, Sheila Paterson, Zoe Miller
Summary: The autobiographical story of journalist Elizabeth Wurtzel and her struggles with depression.
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Querelle

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Burkhard Driest
Actor: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Hanno Poschl, Burkhard Driest
Summary: Fassbinder's final film; a stylized, delirious interpretation of Genet's story of a proud and tough loner, the sailor Querelle who becomes involved in drug smuggling, homosexual adventures, and murder.
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Rabbit Hole

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
Actor: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Miles Teller, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, Sandra Oh
Summary: Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.
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Ran

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide
Actor: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki
Screenplay: PN1997 .R35313 1986
Summary: In 16th century Japan, an aging ruler attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons. They turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear.
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The Rapture

Director: Michael Tolkin
Writer: Michael Tolkin
Actor: Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Patrick Bauchau, Kimberly Cullum, Terri Hanauer, Dick Anthony Williams, James LeGros, Carole Davis, Will Patton
Screenplay: PS3570.O4278 P56 1995
Summary: A young woman, so unhappy with her life that she attempts suicide, undergoes a religious conversion when she is comforted by members of a cult. Her involvement with the cult leads to a frightening and ultimately tragic denouement.
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Red Desert

Il deserto rosso

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra
Actor: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti, Xenia Valderi, Rita Renoir, Lili Rheims, Aldo Grotti, Valerio Bartoleschi, Emanuela Pala Carboni
Summary: Guiliana is the wife of Ugo, a plant manager in Ravenna. Recently released from the hospital after a car accident, Giuliana is in dire straits mentally, but Ugo thinks she's just hysterical. When she meets the charming Corrado, he seems sympathetic, shares her feeling of being lost, but he doesn't fully understand and his amatory advances are not what she needs. Living in the shadow of industry, surrounded by the blighted landscape of the mechanized wasteland, Guiliana faces the full horror of existential doubt alone, and modernist culture offers her no solace, comfort, or concrete prescription to alleviate her anguish.
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Red Dust (2004)

Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: Troy Kennedy Martin
Actor: Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jamie Bartlett, Ian Roberts, Nomhle Nkonyeni
Summary: A political thriller set in a small South African town during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings. Human rights lawyer Sarah Barcant must represent Alex Mpondo, a former political activist, who was held captive and sadistically tortured by a police officer under the apartheid regime in South Africa.
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Repo Man

Director: Alex Cox
Writer: Alex Cox
Actor: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez
Screenplay: PN1997.R463 C6 1987, PN1997 .R46
Summary: Two ace 'Repo Men' are out to beat ruthless government agents, UFO cultists, hired thugs, a lobotomized nuclear scientist and the infamous Rodriguez Brothers to an incredibly valuable '64 Chevy containing a secret that can change the course of civilization overnight.
Review: ”The lights are growing dim, Otto. I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am.” “That's bullsh*t. You're a white suburban punk just like me.” “Yeah, but it still hurts”
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Requiem For A Dream

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writer: Hubert Selby, Jr., Darren Aronofsky
Actor: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Mother, son, son's girlfriend and best friend are all addicts pursuing their dream of happiness.
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Rescue Dawn

Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Actor: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
Summary: When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler escapes death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is taken captive by the Vietnamese Army and is forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp. Dengler and a small band of his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape. Based on a true story.
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The Road to Guantanamo

Director: Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross
Writer: Michael Winterbottom
Actor: Ruhel Ahmed, Asif Iqbal, Shafiq Rasul, Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddqui, Arfan Usman
Summary: A trio of British Muslims, known as the Tipton Three, were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
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Robbing Peter

Director: Mario F. de la Vega
Writer: Mario F. de la Vega
Actor: Louie Olivos, Jr., Joe Keyes, Pete Pano, Alejandro Patino, Robin Simmons, Victor Martinez
Summary: Three intertwined stories follow characters whose lives are affected by crime as they come into contact with an illegal shipment travelling along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Director: Luchino Visconti
Writer: Luchino Visconti
Actor: Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori, Katina Paxinou, Claudia Cardinale
Summary: The story of four poor Italian brothers and their mother who leave their country home and move to bustling Milan with hopes of improving their bitter fortune. The family is thrown into chaos when two of the brothers are torn apart by their love for the same woman and their struggles to succeed in a viciously competitive world.
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The Romance of Astrea and Celadon

Les Amours d'Astree et de Celadon

Director: Eric Rohmer
Writer: Eric Rohmer
Actor: Andy Gillet, Stephanie Crayencour, Cecile Cassell, Veronica Reymond, Rosette, Jocelyn Quivrin, Rodolphe Pauly, Mathilde Mosnier, Serge Renko
Summary: In an enchanted, mythical forest, two star-crossed lovers are kept apart by their feuding families. Surrounded by rivals, nymphs, and druids, the two must overcome jealousy, temptation, and other worldly obstacles to keep their passion alive.
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The Room

Director: Tommy Wiseau
Writer: Tommy Wiseau
Actor: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle, Phillip Haldiman, Carolyn Minnott
Summary: A black comedy in which a man about to be married is betrayed by his fiancee.
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Rory O'Shea Was Here

Director: Damien O'Donnell
Writer: Jeffrey Caine
Actor: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Gerard McSorley, Tom Hickey, Brenda Fricker
Summary: An inspiring story of independence that follows two unlikely friends determined to face the world on their own terms. Young Michael is a patient who is resigned to his quiet life within an institution's safe, predictable boundaries. Then, the rebellious Rory O'Shea bursts onto the scene. Now, with the help of the beautiful young Siobhan, who signs on as the boys' live-in aide, Rory will show Michael what it takes to truly be free.
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Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Director: Jill Godmilow
Writer: Gary Indiana, Jack Smith
Actor: Ron Vawter
Summary: Features portrayals by Ron Vawter of two public figures who were both homosexual; conservative lawyer Roy Cohn and flamboyant experimental director Jack Smith, showing that while both men were very different, both died of the same disease.
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The Runaways

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Writer: Floria Sigismondi
Actor: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Tatum O'Neal, Brett Cullen, Michael Shannon
Summary: With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group.
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Rushmore (1998-DVD-Release)

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Actor: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble
Screenplay: PN1997 .R865 1997a
Summary: A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher's affections.
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Rushmore (Criterion-Edition)

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Actor: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams
Screenplay: PN1997 .R865 1997a
Summary: A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher's affections.
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Rust and Bone

De rouille et d'os

Director: Jacques Audiard
Writer: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
Actor: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Celine Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanner
Summary: Ali and his son depart Belgium for Antibes to reside with his sister and her husband. Ali's connection with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, intensifies when she endures a horrific accident.
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The Sacrifice

Offret

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer: Andrei Tarkovsky
Actor: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrun S. Gisladottir, Sven Wollter, Valerie Mairesse
Summary: Offret: Alexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son.
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The Saddest Music in the World

Director: Guy Maddin
Writer: George Toles, Guy Maddin
Actor: Isabella Rossellini, Mark McKinney, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillan
Summary: Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy.
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Safe

Director: Todd Haynes
Writer: Todd Haynes
Actor: Julianne Moore
Summary: Drama about a suburban housewife whose affluent environment turns against her, causing environmentally-induced disease. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
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Saint Jack

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Writer: Howard Sackler, Paul Theroux, Peter Bogdanovich
Actor: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, Joss Ackland, James Villiers, Rodney Bewes, Mark Kingston, George Lazenby, Lisa Lu, Judy Lim, Monica Subramaniam
Summary: Portrays a small-time pimp with big dreams working with the pleasure palaces of late-night Singapore. It is his dream that keeps Jack Flower going and drives him into the maintstream of political corruption and intrigue.
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Sanjuro

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
Actor: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yuzo Kayama, Reiko Dan
Summary: A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act.
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Sans Soleil

Director: Chris Marker
Writer: Chris Marker
Actor: Alexandra Stewart
Summary: Actress Alexandra Stewart reads and comments on the letters she receives from (fictional) Sandor Krasna, a world-traveling freelance cameraman. Explores the immense diversity of the human species and its differing societies.
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Savages

Director: James Ivory
Writer: George Swift Trow, Michael O'Donoghue
Actor: Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine, Sam Waterston, Susie Blakely, Ultra Violet, Salome Jens, Kathleen Widdoes, Thayer David, Russ Thacker
Screenplay: PN1997 .A1 I96 1973
Summary: A tribe of primitive mud people encounter a croquet ball, rolling through the forest. Following it, they find themselves on a large, deserted estate. After entering, the begin to become civilized and assume the stereotypical roles of people at a party.
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The Savages

Director: Tamara Jenkins
Writer: Tamara Jenkins
Actor: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, David Zayas, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Cara Seymour
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .S28 2007, PN1997.2 .S28 2006
Summary: Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from their abusive father, Lenny. Suddenly, a call comes in that Lenny's girlfriend has died and he cannot care for himself. Lenny suffers from dementia and her family dumps Lenny on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father. The siblings are forced to face the struggle with their now personal demons.
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Saving Face (2004)

Director: Alice Wu
Writer: Alice Wu
Actor: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang, Guang Lan Koh, Jessica Hecht, Ato Essandoh
Summary: Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother's secrets with her own. Wil has a new romance with Vivian who is a ballet dancer and the daughter of Wil's boss.
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Sawdust and Tinsel

Gycklarnas afton

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
Actor: eAke Gronberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek, Gudrun Brost, Annika Tretow, Erik Strandmark, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Curt Lowgren, Kiki
Summary: A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner's wife and children live, whom he hasn't seen in three years.
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Schizopolis

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Steven Soderbergh
Actor: Steven Soderbergh, Betsy Brantley, David Jensen, Mike Malone, Eddie Jemison, Scott Allen, Katherine La Nasa, C.C. Courtney, Liann Pattison, Silas Cooper, Sarah Soderbergh, Peter Soderbergh, Park Seward
Summary: Fletcher Munson, a corporate drone and speechwriter for a New Age guru, discovers he has a doppelganger in the crazed dentist Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. A deranged comedy of confused identity, doublespeack and intrigue. Starring director Steven Soderbergh.
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Scoop

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Geoff Bell, Christopher Fulford, Nigel Lindsay, Ian McShane, Fenella Woolgar
Summary: While inside of a magician's magic cabinet, aspiring journalist Sondra Pransky is visited by the ghost of a dead reporter who has received a very hot tip in the afterlife.
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The Secret Lives of Dentists

Director: Alan Rudolph
Writer: Craig Lucas
Actor: Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Denis Leary, Robin Tunney, Gianna Beleno, Cassidy Hinkle, Lydia Jordan
Summary: The Hursts have built a dream life together (a successful joint dental practice, children and enough money for a vacation home). The complexities, ironies and beauty of their life together are explored as we watch their marriage unravel.
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Secretary

Director: Steven Shainberg
Writer: Erin Cressida Wilson
Actor: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Summary: Lee Holloway has a few strikes against her when she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey. At first the work seems quite normal but soon, in between typing, filing and coffee making, Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship together, crossing the lines of conduct that would give any human resource director the vapors!.
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September

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Denholm Elliott, Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Jack Warden, Sam Waterston, Diane Wiest
Summary: During late September, in Vermont, a group of people gather for a quiet week-end. But by the end of the week-end their hopes, dreams and fears are exposed, and the thin threads that hold their lives together are bared and begin to unravel. They pick up the pieces and make a new start.
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A Serious Man

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writer: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Sari Lennick, Adam Arkin, Amy Landecker, Alan Mandell, Fyvush Finkel, Allen Lewis Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson, Simon Helberg, Katherine Borowitz, Stephen Park
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .S46 2007, PN1997.2 .S46 2009
Summary: One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality.
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Sessions

Director: Ben Lewin
Writer: Ben Lewin
Actor: Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, John Hawkes
Summary: Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.
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Seven Samurai

Shichinin no Samurai

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Actor: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Kato, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 K8713 1992
Summary: Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
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Shadow of the Vampire

Director: E. Elias Merhige
Writer: Steven Katz
Actor: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes, Aden Gillet, Eddie Izzard, Udo Kier, Catherine McCormack, Ronan Vibert
Summary: Film director F.W. Murnau forms an unholy bargain with Max Schreck, a centuries-old vampire, in exchange for his performance in the vampire film 'Nosferatu'.
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Shadow Warrior

Kagemusha

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Masato Ide, Akira Kurosawa
Actor: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu, Shuji Otaki
Summary: Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry or war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened 'international version' presented by 20th Century Fox.
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Shadows and Fog

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Actor: Woody Allen, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Jodie Foster, Fred Gwynne, Julie Kavner, Madonna, John Malkovich, Kenneth Mars, Kate Nelligan, Donald Pleasence, Lily Tomlin
Summary: Recruited by an inept mob of vigilantes, Kleinman, a cowardly clerk, is forced to search for a notorious murderer -- only to stumble upon Irmy, a sword-swallower running away from the circus and her clownish boyfriend. Determined to help her and eager to escape the vigilantes Kleinman abandons his search for the killer ... or so he thinks.
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Shadows (1959)

Director: John Cassavetes
Writer: John Cassavetes
Actor: Lelia Goldoni, Anthony Ray, Hugh Hurd, Ben Carruthers, Rupert Crosse
Summary: The story of an interracial romance and the obstacles it puts on family relationships. When appearing on Jean Shepherd's radio program Night People, Cassevetes mentioned the improvisation work he had done with his acting class, and asked for funding to film it. When listeners actually sent in money, he worked up a script based on the classwork, and with additional funding filmed his story of three siblings, two of whom can pass as white.
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Shallow Grave

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: John Hodge
Actor: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor
Summary: When three friends find their new roommate dead and a suitcase full of money under his bed, they have no trouble deciding how to dispose of the cash- but the body is a different story. Their troubles are compounded when they meet the men who come to retrieve the money.
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Shame

Director: Steve McQueen
Writer: Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan
Actor: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .S536 2010
Summary: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.
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She's Gotta Have It

Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Actor: Tracy Camilla Johns, Redmon Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, Joie Lee
Summary: When it comes to love, Nola Darling has gotta problem: she's just gotta have 'it.' And she's having a hard time deciding who'll give 'it' the best. Choosing between a romantic-but-possessive nice guy, a flashy-but-vain fashion model and a fast-riding but faster-talking bicyclist, Nola finds that lessons in love can be enlightening, heart-rending, but mostly-- exasperating!.
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Short 1: Invention

Summary: A collection of six short, award-winning films and excerpts from three others plus miscellaneous filmwork.