Browse Movies : 2011 : NR
The timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic), a young girl bent on ending… more
The timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic), a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel (Josiane Balasko). When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.
Documents story of Miami musician Clarence Reid and his alter ego Blowfly, the o… more
Documents story of Miami musician Clarence Reid and his alter ego Blowfly, the original dirty rapper. A major force in the Miami soul scene of the 60s and 70s, Reid wrote Top-10 songs for some of the greatest R&B acts of the era, while at the same time, his X-rated recordings and stage antics as Blowfly made him a star of the "party record" scene.
Follows Ming Dynasty scholar Yangsheng (Hiro Hayama) as… more
Follows Ming Dynasty scholar Yangsheng (Hiro Hayama) as he seeks to gain the stamina needed to satisfy his beautiful new bride, Yuxiang (Leni Lan).
Maria del Carmen (Maria Onetto) is a forty-something housewife from the suburbs… more
Maria del Carmen (Maria Onetto) is a forty-something housewife from the suburbs of Buenos Aires, whom everyone, including her indifferent husband and teenage sons, takes for granted. When she discovers her extraordinary gift at assembling puzzles, Maria starts to secretly train with a magnetic millionaire bachelor (Arturo Goetz) for Argentina’s national championship, which, if she wins, would take her to Germany and the World Puzzle Championship. At the risk of alienating her family, Maria nevertheless pursues her new passion, as she gradually comes into her own and asserts her newfound independence.
Martin is a neurotic web designer taking baby steps out of the isolation of his… more
Martin is a neurotic web designer taking baby steps out of the isolation of his one-room apartment and his virtual reality. Mariana is an artist fresh out of a a long relationship. Her head is a mess, just like the apartment where she takes refuge. Martin and Mariana are perfect for each other-- they live in the same street, in opposite buildings, but they never meet. Can the movement of a modern city of three million people bring them together?
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as Americ… more
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life - from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age - has been less widely understood.
Mary Murphy, who wrote the book, "Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Ye… more
Mary Murphy, who wrote the book, "Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of 50 Years of To Kill A Mockingbird"—reflects upon the impact of Harper Lee’s classic masterpiece with such personalities as Tom Brokaw, Mary Badham, Oprah Winfrey and James Patterson.
The film travels with animal research and wildlife conservatist Jane Goodall acr… more
The film travels with animal research and wildlife conservatist Jane Goodall across several continents from her childhood home in England, to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania.
An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Based on the award-winning short Flying Lessons, Fly Away tells the moving story… more
Based on the award-winning short Flying Lessons, Fly Away tells the moving story of a single mother, Jeanne, grappling with the challenge of raising her autistic teenage daughter, Mandy. As Mandy becomes more and more unmanageable, so too does Jeanne's life. Over the period of two weeks, Jeanne is confronted with the most difficult decision a parent can make: to let go, allowing her child to grow, but also grow apart, or to hold on tight and fall together.
Laura is 25 years old. She’s a journalist, she’s single and lives in a small ap… more
Laura is 25 years old. She’s a journalist, she’s single and lives in a small apartment in Mexico City. After a series of short-lived affairs, Laura meets Arturo. After the first time they make love, she is left deeply unsettled. They embark on an intense and passionate sexual relationship, in which pleasure, pain and love merge. As days go by which Laura conscientiously crosses out in a calendar, her secret past resurfaces, pushing Arturo to the limit.
When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ing… more
When Christine, a powerful executive (Scott Thomas), brings on a naive young ingenue, Isabelle (Sagnier), as her assistant, she delights in toying with her naivete and teaching her hard lessons in a ruthless professional philosophy. But when the protege's ideas become tempting enough for Christine to pass one as her own, she underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning-- and the ground is set for all out war. In this devilish, propulsive thriller, Corneau sets up a the scenery expertly and his actors devour it.
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and… more
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, the film follows the four-year journey of childhood friends and their town, forever changed by a faraway war. At its heart a story about growing up, the film is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars, the families and town they come from, and the everyday struggles of their return.
Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film det… more
Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women's art through the 1970s and explores how these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.
Archie Williams (Gabriel Sunday) is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly fo… more
Archie Williams (Gabriel Sunday) is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he's going to kill himself - on camera - for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra - the most beautiful girl in school (Brooke Nevin), and a "Shady Bunch" of shrinks, doctors, pill-pushers, and counselors descend on Archie. Some are hoping to save him, some want to imitate him, others try to push him over the brink. Archie films every moment of his high school experience, hiding nothing from his audience: realities of life, death, violence, sex, drugs, and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers.
Using the subversive urgency of cinema verite, the lives of six young people unf… more
Using the subversive urgency of cinema verite, the lives of six young people unfold in present day Iran. Misunderstood by their families and oppressed by conservative Islamic society, they act out their personal desires behind closed doors.
For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria closes his restau… more
For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adria closes his restaurant El Bulli -- repeatedly voted the world's best -- and works with his culinary team to prepare the menu for the next season.
Follows Earth Liberation Front group member Daniel McGowan, who in December 2005… more
Follows Earth Liberation Front group member Daniel McGowan, who in December 2005, was arrested by Federal agents and faced life in prison.
Romania's official selection for the 2011 Academy Award centers around an 18-yea… more
Romania's official selection for the 2011 Academy Award centers around an 18-year-old about to be released from a juvenile detention center.