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SHOWING 156 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2004
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BROOKLYN BOUND

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Country: USA
Sean is a kid from the projects of East New York struggling to support his family by dealing drugs, while trying to remain a role model to his younger brother. As his relationships deteriorate and the pressures upon him intensify, Sean faces his biggest challenge: owning up to the reality of the life he has created for himself. |Read More
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BROTHERHOOD

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Country: USA
This character driven, cinema verité style documentary immerses us in the world of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Shot with unprecedented access at firehouses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, the film captures the unique culture and unmatched dedication of "New York's Bravest" as they work, play, and step up to world events. |Read More
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BUSH'S BRAIN

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Country: USA
Is Karl Rove the first co-president of the United States? This explosive documentary, based on the book of the same title by Wayne Slater and James C. Moore, casts a critical eye on the relationship between the White House political director and President George W. Bush. |Read More
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BUTTERFLY LOVERS

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
In this animated retelling of a traditional Chinese legend, a young woman disguises herself as a boy and leaves home to attend school. She meets her true love, but when the machinations of a rival student threaten to expose her, she must choose between protecting her family and being with the man she loves. |Read More
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CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

In this mosaic of contemporary South African life, six people of different racial and cultural backgrounds connect with one another at a Cape Town animal rescue shelter. The impressive cast is led by Nthati Moshesh (The Long Run), Eriq Ebouaney (Lumumba, Femme Fatale) and Nick Boraine (Promised Land, I Dreamed of Africa). |Read More
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CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
Captain Sabertooth is the undisputed lord of the seas -- and gold is his passion. Magical adventures ensue when a galley boy, who longs to become a true pirate and make the Captain proud, takes on the impossible task of finding Gruesome Gabriel's missing treasure. |Read More
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CARANDIRU

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Country: Brazil
The acclaimed director of Pixote and Kiss of the Spider Woman dramatizes the 1992 prisoner revolt and massacre at Sao Paulo's infamous Carandiru penitentiary. A tender, forceful, and personal film for Babenco and ultimately an insightful metaphor of contemporary Brazilian society. |Read More
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CAVEDWELLER

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Country: USA
Kyra Sedgwick shines as a rock singer who returns to her Georgia hometown hoping to regain custody of the two daughters she left with Aidan Quinn (bucking type as an abusive ex-husband). Cholodenko's third film (High Art, Laurel Canyon) is an engrossing adaptation of Dorothy Allison's novel. |Read More
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CHOKING HAZARD

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
Five students travel to the remote Halali Motel for Professor Reinis' "Meaning of Life" philosophy weekend. Expecting an intelligence test, they (and one lost porn star/Jehovah's Witness) are instead assaulted by the undead from the neighboring forest. With gory frights and witty dialogue, this campy zombie flick is a must-see for discriminating horror fans. |Read More
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CINDERELLA OF THE CAPE FLATS

Everyday the women of South Africa's garment industry labor in anonymity to create clothes that make other women look beautiful. At their Annual Spring Pageant, however, the workers get to wear the clothes they make. Set during the days leading up to the pageant, Cinderella of the Cape Flats celebrates the lives of these hard-working women. Screens with Being Pavarotti. |Read More

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