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SHOWING 154 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2007

AIR I BREATHE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Country: USA
A businessman (Forest Whitaker) bets his life on a horse race, a gangster (Brendan Fraser) sees the future, a pop star (Sarah Michelle Gellar) falls prey to a crime boss (Andy Garcia) and a doctor (Kevin Bacon) must save the love of his life. Based on a Chinese proverb, these four overlapping stories dramatize the four emotional cornerstones of life: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. |Read More
Drama, Crime

AMARELINHA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 17 minutes
  • Directed By: François Choquet
  • Country: USA
In Amarelinha, Matteus is a six-year-old who treasures storytelling hour with his parents before bedtime. Believing that they will stop telling him bedtime stories once he learns how to read, Matteus comes up with a plan to exempt himself from reading exercises at school. |Read More
Animation

ANDERMAN

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Directed By: Jaap van Heusden
  • Country: Netherlands
A young writer threatens to go crazy under the care of his demented mother. On the verge of insanity, he decides to look up three works of art that helped him recover from a previous psychotic episode |Read More
Documentary
Statistically, the person most likely to get attacked by a shark is the one with the most flesh exposed. Get tips like this and more when we sit down with some seriously adventurous filmmakers - those who immerse themselves in the elements, so that you don't have to! Let's compare scars. |Read More

ANITA O'DAY - THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: USA
An intimate and deeply moving tribute to jazz diva extraordinaire Anita O'Day, completed just weeks before her death in November 2006. Packed with terrific clips and anecdotes from friends and fellow musicians, this enjoyable documentary zips along at the speed of her renowned up-tempo interpretation of "Sweet Georgia Brown." |Read More
Documentary, Music

AUTISM: THE MUSICAL

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tricia Regan
  • Country: USA
Although the statistic is alarming--one in 150 children in the U.S. is now diagnosed with autism--this documentary is steeped in a sense of optimism. Filmed over the course of one year, it follows five autistic children in Los Angeles as they write and rehearse their own full-length musical, tossing aside all stereotypes in the process. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music

AVIDA

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine
  • Country: France
A hilarious critique of life's cruelties, this modern surrealist comedy--by the same pair of loons responsible for Aaltra (TFF 2005)--chronicles the kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and two ketamine addicts. In a series of absurd, grotesque sequences, the wealthy woman turns the situation around and forces them to carry out her last wishes. The squeamish should stay at home. |Read More
Comedy

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
In the heart of the Eurasian continent, the ancient center of the world where the Silk Road connected China to Europe, the circus is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. This film focuses on two circus artists, whose lifelong friendship is affected by the differing political choices they make under the dictatorship in Uzbekistan. In Russian and Uzbek. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

BEYOND BELIEF

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Beth Murphy
  • Country: USA
Inspired by compassion for others whose loss they recognize as mirroring their own, two courageous women whose husbands died on September 11 turn their grief into a catalyst for action. They travel to Kabul to help other widows, soon recognizing that the plight of the Afghan women leaves them feeling almost blessed. In English and Dari. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

BLACKOUT

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Jerry Lamothe
  • Country: USA
In summer 2003, America experienced the largest blackout in its history--widely reported as peaceful. But in Brooklyn's forgotten East Flatbush neighborhood, mayhem unfolded when the power shut down. This is the untold story of the blackout--a place where, as night fell, looters emerged, violence surfaced and residents feared for their lives. With Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright. |Read More
Drama

BLACK SHEEP

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Jonathan King
  • Country: New Zealand
An entrepreneurial farm owner wants to revolutionize the industry with genetically engineered sheep. But when environmental activists try to stop him, they accidentally unleash his baaaad experiment into the world. And this sheep likes blood. In a country where sheep outnumber humans, the last thing you should ever do is piss them off. An IFC First Take Release. |Read More
Horror, Comedy

BLACK WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: James Crump
  • Country: USA
In the '70s and '80s, the relationship between legendary curator Sam Wagstaff, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and musician/poet Patti Smith was at the epicenter of New York's revolutionary art scene. This engrossing documentary features interviews with Smith and a bevy of art world luminaries including Dominick Dunne, Richard Tuttle, Eugenia Parry and Ralph Gibson. |Read More
Documentary, Music

BLUE STATE

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Marshall Lewy
  • Country: USA, Canada
After Bush's re-election in 2004, John (Breckin Meyer), a distraught Democrat, decides to move to Canada after receiving a call from "Marry-a-Canadian," established to help disgruntled liberals "escape" from the U.S. When Chloe (Anna Paquin) answers his ad, he soon finds that the misadventures of the open highway bring them closer in this lighthearted road-trip tale. |Read More

BOMB IT

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Directed By: Jon Reiss
  • Country: USA
Bomb It tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City. This kinetic documentary looks at graffiti on five continents, using guerilla footage of graffiti artists in action. You'll never look at public space the same way again. In English, German, French, Japanese, Portugese and Spanish. |Read More
Documentary

BORN AND BRED

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Pablo Trapero
  • Country: U.K., Italy, Argentina
When his life is shattered by a terrifying accident, a successful interior designer winds up in the desolate extremes of Patagonia, trying to find himself among other lost, disaffected men. Pablo Trapero's haunting film demonstrates why he is at the cutting edge of Argentina's most exciting cinema. |Read More
Drama

BRANDO

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 166 minutes
  • Country: USA
Legendary actor, activist and eccentric Marlon Brando remains a mystery three years after his death. This fascinating new documentary intersperses interviews with friends Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino and others with unseen footage--including his Rebel Without a Cause screen test and home movies--to illuminate the man behind the image. A Turner Classic Movie. |Read More
Documentary

BRAVE STORY

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Koichi Chigira
  • Country: Japan
When eleven-year-old Wataru is told he can change his destiny by entering a magic gateway into another world, he jumps at the chance. But on his quest to find the Tower of Fortune and be granted any wish, he must conjure up all his bravery to battle a world of demons, his own friends and ultimately himself. In English. Ages 10+ |Read More
Animation