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1981

1981

Directed by Ricardo Trogi
  • Canada / 
  • 2009 / 
  • French with English subtitles / 
  • 102 min
Directed by Ricardo Trogi


"This is a film that belongs on your 'Must-See' list if you were ever 11 years old and made it to adulthood!"
- Cynthia Corral, Cinequest
A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA

A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA

Directed by Thierry Binisti
  • France / 
  • 2011 / 
  • French, Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles / 
  • 99 min
Directed by Thierry Binisti


"[For] anyone who's just interested in a gripping, unsentimental drama with a lot of action and a pacifist message of hope and reconciliation, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea is must-viewing."
- Jeff Henrich, Montreal Gazette

"Heartfelt! [Bottle] is a gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"This is the story of people who dream big and find a commonunderstanding...No matter where your sympathies lie,it's hard not to get behind that."
- Robert Levin, AM New York
ANYTOWN, USA

ANYTOWN, USA

Directed by Kristian Fraga
Directed by Kristian Fraga

Winner - Best Director - Trenton Film Festival
Winner - Best Documentary - Long Island Film Festival

"A campaign for mayor that takes unexpected, and heartbreaking, twists and turns."
- Josh Benson, The New York Times

"Wonderful! ...an earnest portrait of the way that politics changes people."
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition

"This film will make you laugh, it will make you cryâ?¦it will make you feel."
- C Dempsey, Cinephelia.com
ARCADIA

ARCADIA

Directed by Olivia Silver
Directed by Olivia Silver


"Ms. Silver's ability to...catch those moments between innocence and knowing, childhood and adulthood, unforgiving and forgiving, makes her someone to watch."
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"...a nicely-honed sense of poignancy...Silver's sensitively written and directed scenario make Arcadia feel fresh..."
- Christopher Bourne, TwitchFilm.com

"An atmospheric, sun-soaked road trip!"
- EW.com
ARRANGED

ARRANGED

Directed by Diane Crespo, Stefan Schaefer

Winner - Best Feature Film - Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival
Official Selection - SXSW Film Festival

"The simple sweetness of this heartfelt effort arrives as both endearing and culturally provocative."
- Toddy Burton, The Austin Chronicle

"A gem of a film, beautifully shot and perfectly cast!"
- Mary Glucksman, Filmmaker Magazine

"ARRANGED is a must-see in this globalized world!"
- Alex Navissi, The Daily Texan
AUGUST THE FIRST

AUGUST THE FIRST

Directed by Lanre Olabisi
Directed by Lanre Olabisi

Winner - Audience Award - Urbanworld Film Festival
Winner - Best Feature Film - San Francisco Black Film Festival

"A smart and engaging debut!"
- indieWIRE

"Emotional fireworks that ring true!"
- Variety

"A sharply observed, ultimately heartbreaking story...a fine achievement!"
- Stan Hall, The Oregonian
BEFORE YOUR EYES

BEFORE YOUR EYES

Directed by Miraz Bezar
  • Turkey / 
  • 2009 / 
  • Turkish & Kurdish with English subtitles / 
  • 101 min
Directed by Miraz Bezar

Winner - Best Director - Istanbul Int'l Film Festival
Winner - Special Jury Prize - Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

"The film has moments, especially toward the end, that so transcend the material as to make the journey doubly worthwhile."
- Jay Weissberg, Variety
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Directed by Nicolas Vanier
  • Canada / 
  • 2014 / 
  • English / 
  • 99 min
Directed by Nicolas Vanier


"A well-crafted outdoor adventure in the old school Disney tradition. "
- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"Sumptuously shot...wholesome, straight-arrow entertainment."
- John Hopewell, Variety

"This beautiful drama deals with...strong positive messages about protecting the weak and fighting for what you believe in..."
- Common Sense Media
BEN X

BEN X

Directed by Nic Balthazar
  • Belgium / 
  • 2007 / 
  • Flemish with English subtitles / 
  • 93 min
Directed by Nic Balthazar

Submitted by Country - Best Foreign Film - Academy Awards®
Winner - Grand Prix (Best Film) - Montreal World Film Festival
BEOWULF

BEOWULF

Directed by Stellan Olsson
  • United States / 
  • 2007 / 
  • Old English with English subtitles / 
  • 98 min
Directed by Stellan Olsson


"A double tour de force of scholarly excavation and artistic dynamism."
- Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

"Powerful and fascinating...overwhelmingly captivating..."
- Michael Miller, Berkshire Review for the Arts

"A vivid demonstration of what has been lost in the process of becoming modern...Bagby, using a brilliant array of dramatic and rhetorical techniques, made it a dazzling experience. His performances should be recorded and made required listening. "
- The Washington Post
BROKEN

BROKEN

Directed by Rufus Norris
Directed by Rufus Norris

Winner - Best Film - British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)
Winner - Best Supporting Actor - British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)
Nominated - 9 Awards - British Independent Film Awards (BIFA)

"The visually pleasing drama is graced by a lovely score from Britpop eminence Damon Albarn...and by fine performances, notably from a soulful Tim Roth and appealing young newcomer Eloise Laurence."
- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

"Broken is a valuable showcase for an outstanding up-and-coming talent, and Laurence is an actor to watch."
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A haunting, unexpectedly ambitious gem."
- Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
CAROL'S JOURNEY

CAROL'S JOURNEY

Directed by Imanol Uribe
  • Spain / 
  • 2002 / 
  • Spanish with English subtitles / 
  • 100 min
Directed by Imanol Uribe


"Exquisitely shot and told with a delicate simplicity...refreshing!"
- Jen Johans, Film Intuition

"Carol's Journey has an innate appreciation for the emotional vibrancy of youth and love."
- FlickHead.com

"A little gem by the name of Carol's Journey...the personal message of this type of film drives much deeper into our hearts as the events unfold in such a manner as to remind us that life goes on as much as war comes at a greater cost than we tend to realize."
- Don Houston, DVD Talk
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