The remarkable Sherman Brothers, the two brilliant but often feuding siblings behind many Disney scores from the ’60s and ’70s, including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and It’s a Small World, are profiled by their sons, cousins Gregory and Jeff Sherman, in this intriguing look at creativity, genius and family ties.
Based on a true incident of an assassination of French cops by Basque terrorists, the moment-to-moment realism of Bullet in the Head will leave you stunned and gasping for breath.
This harrowing, breathless documentary revisits the 2007 protests by hundreds of silent monks and thousands of chanting citizens against Burma’s military dictatorship, using the stunning concealed-camcorder footage smuggled abroad by a cadre of courageous young reporters.
PETER J. OWENS AWARD Two bank robbers find it hard to stay ahead of the law in the iconic Western that first teamed Redford and Newman. William Goldman's script is both elegiac and comic, and George Roy Hill's direction blends traditional tropes with an unmistakably modern sensibility.
This portrait of forgotten California industrial towns unsparingly documents their current condition with poignant commentary amid a backdrop of vast horizons and vacant factories.
A young Dutch woman is transformed by a random act of violence in Amsterdam. Shattered, she moves to a shack in the country with hopes of finding peace. What she finds is quite different.
A young Bengali intellectual’s rebellion against conservative society takes him from atheism to mystical asceticism and relationships with two women in this story of love as both a game and a war of ideas, based on Tagore’s classic 1916 novella.
The Israel-Palestine conflict is seen anew through a rainbow of sexual identity in this heartfelt documentary centered on the diverse denizens of Jerusalem’s lone gay bar, a haven of unity amid the region’s seemingly eternal clash of cultures and religious strife. With short Tongzhi in Love (30 min).
Karena Lam delivers one of her best performances in this sensitive portrayal of a simmering office romance set in contemporary Hong Kong. Screenwriter Ivy Ho’s feature debut is intelligently crafted and loaded with double meanings, looks and hidden passions.
A young videographer gets drawn into the dark world of small-town politics when he turns from filming a religious festival to a candid interview with the town’s ex-mayor. In mockumentary style the film questions reality and story-telling to provide an insightful slice-of-politics, Philippines style.