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SHOWING 214 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2008

ALGERIA, UNSPOKEN STORIES

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 160 minutes
  • Directed By: Jean-Pierre Lledo
  • Country: France, Algeria
Unearthing buried memories of Algeria’s war of independence, this bold revision of official history feels like the embrace of a lost kin. Its challenge to nationalism built on ethnicity and religion has resulted in its continued failure to receive the license that would allow Algerians to see it. |Read More
Documentary
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AQUARIUM

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Directed By: Yousry Nasrallah
  • Country: Egypt
An anesthesiologist who listens to his patients mumbling under sedation and a late night talk show host (Hend Sabri) whose callers reveal secrets are the yearning principals of The Aquarium, an ambitious examination of repression--both sexual and political--in Cairo today. |Read More
Drama

AUTEUR

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: James Westby
  • Country: USA
With a body of work that includes Five Easy Nieces and My Left Nut, Italian auteur Arturo Domingo is the foremost artist among pornographic filmmakers. In this hilarious spoof, Domingo hopes to revive his sagging career by reuniting with his former lead actor for his greatest film yet. |Read More
Comedy

BABY MAMA

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Country: USA
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler team with writer/director Michael McCullers and producers Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn to tell the comic story of two women, one apartment, and the nine months that will change their lives: Baby Mama.
A Universal Pictures presentation |Read More
Comedy

BAGHDAD HIGH

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Ivan O'Mahoney and Laura Winter
  • Country: U.K., Iraq
Four classmates (Kurd, Christian, Shiite, and Sunni/Shiite) in Baghdad are given cameras to document their last year in high school, resulting in a rare firsthand view of what it’s like growing up where sectarian violence rages right outside the classroom window. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

BAGHEAD

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Jay Duplass
  • Country: USA
It's not often that a film can be both a hilariously tongue-in-cheek sendup of indie flicks and a brilliantly insightful bit of character drama, but the Duplass brothers (The Puffy Chair) pull it off in this story of four fledgling actors, a rustic cabin, and… something… in the woods. |Read More
Horror, Comedy

BALL DON'T LIE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Brin Hill
  • Country: USA
An urban coming-of-age story that follows Sticky, a talented streetballer (Grayson Boucher) who overcomes his troubled past through his passion for the game. Based on the popular novel, Ball Don't Lie features Ludacris, Rosanna Arquette, and Nick Cannon. |Read More
Drama, Sports

BART GOT A ROOM

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Brian Hecker
  • Country: USA
It’s ticktock ticktock for Danny as the prom approaches, and he still doesn’t have a date. With the help of his plain-Jane best friend and likable but wacky parents (Cheryl Hines, William H. Macy), his hopes for that “special” night may come true in this colorful and quirky comedy. |Read More
Comedy

BEFORE THE RAINS

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Santosh Sivan
  • Country: USA
This lush period piece, set in Kerala, India at the twilight of the Raj, tracks the fraying friendship of an English spice baron (Linus Roache), his loyal aide (Rahul Bose), and his servant-and lover (Nandita Das). |Read More
Drama

BEGINNING FILMMAKING

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 23 minutes
  • Directed By: Jay Rosenblatt
  • Country: USA, Finland
Beginning Filmmaking takes us through one year of trying to teach a preschooler how to make a film, demonstrating both the joys and frustrations of being a parent and of being a child, and that old or young, you really do have to be careful what you wish for. |Read More
Documentary

BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Country: USA
Entertaining and informative, Bigger goes beyond examining the truth about anabolic steroids and the athletes--professional and amateur--who use them. Focusing on his own family's personal history, Bell looks at why Americans feel the need to be the biggest, strongest, and fastest. |Read More
Sports, Documentary