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BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Rob Meyer
  • Country: USA
On the eve of his widowed father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) leads the stalwart members of his local Young Birders Society on a rollicking, interstate search for an extremely rare duck. Marvelous supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros color Rob Meyer's feature film debut, a poignant, funny and ultimately winning look at the moments that change even the most intensely focused lives. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships
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BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Diao Yinan
  • Country: China, Hong Kong
After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, small-town detective Zhang Zili is suspended, taking a security job at a coal factory. When another series of mysteriously similar murders takes place five years later, Zhang sets out to investigate on his own. Winner of the top prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Diao Yinan’s moody, quietly powerful thriller is a classic film noir staged against the quotidian lives of a wintry Northern Chinese industrial town. |Read More
Drama
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BRIDEGROOM

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Linda Bloodworth Thomason
  • Country: USA
Bridegroom gives an intensely personal edge to the ongoing debate over the legal rights of same-sex couples. Interviews, photos and video footage all testify to the uncommon connection that drew together Shane and Tom. For six years they remained united despite extreme challenges from both family and society, until a tragic accident tears apart their dreams. Now one must fight to be recognized as his soulmate’s legitimate counterpart. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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BROKEN HILL BLUES

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Sofia Norlin
  • Country: Sweden
A group of adolescents wrestle with uncertain futures in a remote mining town that is literally cracking underneath their feet. Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, sits above an iron ore mine that has been slowly eroding the land around it for decades. Soon, Kiruna and everyone in it will have to move, but to where they do not know. As the displaced teenagers linger on the cusp of adulthood, they echo the town’s own fragility in this beautiful and understated film. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

BURN

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Brenna Sanchez and Tom Putnam
  • Country: USA
Detroit is burning. Meet the men and women charged with saving the once-roaring American city that many have written off as dead. With vast stretches of forsaken buildings left as kindling, they face one of the worst arson rates in the world. From executive producer Denis Leary, BURN drives us straight into the heart-pounding fire and introduces us to the characters and controversies that make up the most overworked and underequipped firehouse in the country. |Read More
Thriller, Documentary
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CALIFRNIA

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Marina Person
  • Country: Brazil
Nostalgic, sweet, and at moments poignantly funny, Califórnia is a coming-of-age tale about a highschool student, Estela, growing up in São Paulo in the 1980s. Estela is doing all she can to get to California to visit her glamorous and cultured uncle. While focused on keeping her grades up, her life is complicated by romance, sex, and social pressures. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

CAROLINE AND JACKIE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Adam Christian Clark
  • Country: USA
When Caroline throws a surprise birthday party for her sister Jackie, what starts as an evening with friends devolves into a night that will change everything, as their bond is tested by the emotional mayhem only sisters can wring. Injecting his dinner-party-gone-wrong story with genuine tension, first-time filmmaker Adam Christian Clark strips away the layers of Caroline and Jackie's fraught relationship right up until the film's raw and moving conclusion. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

CERTAIN PEOPLE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Levan Akin
  • Country: Sweden
A small group of friends—upper-class, art world bohemians in their thirties—gather at Katinka's summer house to celebrate her birthday. Suddenly during dinner, Katinka's brother arrives with Linda, a blonde game show hostess whose brusque and liberated manners are entertaining and fresh… at first. During the course of the evening Linda stretches the group's invisible social rules of hospitality. Contempt starts to grow, and hidden prejudices flare up. |Read More
Drama, Relationships
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CHARRO OF TOLUQUILLA

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jose Villalobos Romero
  • Country: Mexico
Jaime García appears to be the quintessentially machismo mariachi singer, yet beneath his magnetic confidence lies a man struggling to maintain a relationship with his estranged family while living as an HIV-positive man. In Jose Villalobos Romero’s remarkable cinematic debut, he utilizes vivid tableaus and stylized perspective to paint a beautifully unique and emotional portrait of a man divided. |Read More
Comedy, Documentary, Latino Director(s)
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CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Priscilla Anany
  • Country: USA, Ghana
When a young woman gives birth to a deformed and sickly child, she becomes the victim of cruelty and superstition in her Ghanaian community. Discarded by her lover, she is convinced she suffers from a ‘dirty womb,’ and embarks on a journey to heal her son and create a future for them both. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), African American Director(s)

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