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  • All Will Be Well

    All Will Be Well

    Poland , 2007 , 96 min. When a fatherless boy with a dying mother sets off on a journey to a distant holy shrine in hopes of a miracle, his companion is an alcoholic track coach in need of some faith himself. Polish helmer Tomasz Wiszniewski puts a tender but tough-minded spin on the road movie.... more
  • AM 1200

    AM 1200

    USA , 2008 , 40 min. A skillfully rendered thriller about a hotshot investment analyst who leaves town in a hurry after a financial scam goes terribly wrong. But the isolated highway leads him into an even more terrifying situation amid madness and murder. ... more
  • Amal

    Amal

    India , 2008 , 101 min. In this gently absorbing fable, the titular character, a Delhi auto-rickshaw driver, lets himself be cheated by an apparent vagrant—who is so moved by this act of compassion that he bequeaths his actually vast fortune to Amal, sparking a battle with his scheming children.... more
  • American / Sandinista

    American / Sandinista

    USA , 2007 , 30 min. As Nicaragua descended into civil war in the 1980s, the American government backed the Contras in an effort to destabilize the government. This fascinating documentary follows three American engineers whose grassroots activism changed global politics. ... more
  • American Swing

    American Swing

    USA , 2008 , 81 min. Led by self-proclaimed King of Swing Larry Levenson, the devotees of Plato’s Retreat gyrated right along with the disco rhythms of New York circa 1977. American Swing chronicles the highs and lows of the sexual revolution in an age of grandiose narcissism.... more
  • La Americana

    La Americana

    USA , 2008 , 65 min. Carmen, a single mother from Bolivia living illegally in New York in order to provide for her severely disabled daughter back home, embodies the current anti-immigration struggle in the United States—and the uncertain future of the American dream.... more
  • An Evening with Bruce Bickford

    An Evening with Bruce Bickford

    68 min. Two of Bruce Bickford’s animated films will screen in the festival: Prometheus’ Garden and CAS’L’. The latter, a silent film, will be accompanied by a live performance from Denver band Bad Luck City.... more
  • An Evening with Carolee Schneemann

    An Evening with Carolee Schneemann

    68 min. “An Evening with Carolee Schneemann” will include a screening of some of her most provocative and eclectic shorts, including her latest, Infinity Kisses—The Movie.... more
  • An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt 2008

    An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt 2008

    69 min. SDFF 31 is proud to present a selection of brilliantly idiosyncratic animator Don Hertzfeldt’s classic shorts in conjunction with the exclusive regional premiere of his brand-new release, I am so proud of you.... more
  • An Evening with Richard Jenkins

    An Evening with Richard Jenkins

    120 min. Jenkins will be presented with the 2008 Excellence in Acting Award following a clips program featuring highlights from his distinguished career.... more
  • Another Planet

    Another Planet

    Hungary , 2008 , 95 min. Expanding upon themes he explored in Children: Kosovo 2000 (SDFF 24), Ferenc Moldoványi’s latest documentary is at once hypnotically beautiful and acutely disturbing. Shot over a two-year period in four countries on four continents—Ecuador (South America), Mexico (North America), Democratic R... more
  • August 15

    August 15

    China , 2008 , 22 min. Acclaimed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, August 15 traces the dynamics among strangers on a bus in rural China after two thugs climb aboard.... more
  • Bean

    Bean

    USA , 2008 , 20 min. At fifteen, Bean has had a hard time saying goodbye to her surrogate father. So when her mother takes up with a good-for-nothing, Bean takes action.... more
  • Because You're Gorgeous

    Because You're Gorgeous

    South Africa , 2007 , 5 min. It is a challenge for a warthog to look his best when one lock of fur refuses to cooperate.... more
  • Behind the Glass

    Behind the Glass

    Croatia , 2008 , 80 min. Croatian director Zrinko Ogresta, who won the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for his 2003 drama Here at SDFF 27, returns with a postmodern parable about an architect who tempts fate through his own inaction when his life begins spinning out of control.... more
  • Black Sea

    Black Sea

    Italy , 2008 , 95 min. In a warmhearted drama, Federico Bondi examines the complex relationship between a lonely old Florentine widow and the Romanian girl who serves as her caregiver—as well as her companion on an unexpected, arduous journey abroad.... more
  • The Border Wall

    The Border Wall

    USA , 2008 , 75 min. The Border Wall is Wayne Ewing’s uncompromising investigation into the potential repercussions of the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to erect 670 miles of fence that would divide private properties, communities, wildlife reserves—and lives.... more
  • The Brothers Bloom

    The Brothers Bloom

    USA , 2008 , 109 min. In Rian Johnson’s rollicking, round-the-world road movie, a pair of dedicated con men think they’re taking an innocent New Jersey heiress for a ride. But who's really driving?... more
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    USA , 1969 , 110 min. As rollicking, wisecracking outlaws who can’t ride far or fast enough to escape their own infamy, Paul Newman and Robert Redford generate chemistry galore in George Roy Hill’s semirevisionist, seriocomic Western (which SDFF 31 is presenting in a brand-new 35mm print).... more
  • By the Numbers

    By the Numbers

    USA , 2008 , 8 min. Claude is obsessed with numbers—and with finding love in all the wrong places. Driven to desperation, he places his fate in the hands of the New York telephone network.... more
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