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SHOWING 133 FILMS SORTED BY THE LETTER: 'W'
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WAR CHILD

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: C. Karim Chrobog
  • Country: USA
Emmanuel Jal spent his childhood as a soldier in the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Now this rising hip-hop star is using his music to raise awareness about his homeland's ongoing humanitarian crisis. |Read More
Documentary, Music
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WAR, INC.

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Joshua Seftel
  • Country: USA
A hit man is sent to a fictional war-torn Middle Eastern country where the United States is waging the first fully outsourced war. John Cusack who co-wrote and produced, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, and Sir Ben Kingsley star in this biting satire. |Read More
Comedy
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WAR TAPES

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Deborah Scranton
  • Country: USA
Since Homer's time, artists have struggled with the challenge of how to describe the experience of war. Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This astonishing film, edited from their footage, provides an unimaginably vivid perspective on an extremely complex and troubled conflict. |Read More
Documentary
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WAR WITCH

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: Canada
Komona (Rachel Mwanza) is only 12 years old when she is kidnapped by rebel soldiers and enslaved to a life of guerrilla warfare in the African jungle. Forced to commit unspeakable acts of brutality, she finds hope for survival in protective, ghost-like visions (inspiring a rebel chief to anoint her "War Witch"), and in a tender relationship with a fellow soldier named Magician (Serge Kanyinda). Together, they manage to escape the rebels' clutches, and a normal life finally seems within reach. But after their freedom proves short-lived, Komona realizes she must find a way to bury the ghosts of her past. |Read More

WARGAMES

  • Release Year: 1983
  • Runtime: 114 minutes
  • Directed By: John Badham
  • Country: USA
At the forefront of popular computer hacking in the 1980s, WarGames takes on advances in national security and the vulnerabilities of new technology as the backdrop for a coming-of-age thriller starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy. Almost 30 years after its release, John Badham and Lawrence Lasker's Oscar-nominated film speaks to contemporary concerns of modern-day network security, gaming technology, and hacking culture. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of the TFI Sloan Film Program, now in its 11th year. |Read More
Thriller, Science Fiction
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WARM, COMFORTING HOME

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 3 minutes
  • Directed By: Annette Apitz
  • Country: USA
Using 1960s-era home movies of the filmmaker as well as quotes and events from her life, director Annette Apitz examines her complicated relationship with her mother. |Read More
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WARNING THIS DRUG MAY KILL YOU

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 59 minutes
  • Directed By: Perri Peltz
  • Country: USA
Warning: This Drug May Kill You takes an unflinching look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the U.S., profiling four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers. Through the personal and emotional stories of people on the front lines of this epidemic, this filmis an eye-opening look at a terrifying epidemic that is devastating communities across this country, and the toll it has taken on its victims and their families.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with Dr. Andrew Kolodny, Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research Collaborative Brandeis University, Gail Cole, film subject and co-founder, Hope and Healing After an Addiction Death, film subject David Cayce and producer Sascha Weiss. Moderated by the film’s director Perri Peltz. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

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