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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....
France , 2008 , 128 min. Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Laurent Cantet’s docudrama examines an extraordinary teacher’s attempt to quell the culture clashes erupting in a tough French high school—arguably a microcosm of postmillennial France....
USA , 2008 , 99 min. Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s impassioned documentary focuses on a fourteen-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles—and the pitched battle for its survival between a group of mostly immigrant farmers and the well-connected developer who’s determined to raze it....
Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
USA , 2008 , 86 min. The remarkable talents of maverick composer, singer, poet, humorist, philospher, and, above all, master storyteller Garrison Keillor shine in this lovingly crafted profile of the creator of the long-running live radio show
A Prairie Home Companion.
Italy , 2008 , 137 min. The Camorra crime family is profiled in Matteo Garrone’s gritty fictionalized account of everyday corruption and violence in Naples—from money running to assassinations by the thousands;
took the Grand Prix at Cannes this year....
Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie
USA , 2008 , 62 min. When the work of long-unsung amateur Bigfoot investigators Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton finally attracts the attention of a celebrity pro, their bum luck seems bound to change. Documentarian Jay Delaney chronicles their dogged pursuit of the American dream....
Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press
USA , 2008 , 97 min. The battle over obscenity laws in the 1950s and 1960s is encapsulated by this profile of Barney Rosset—publisher of William S. Burroughs, Henry Miller, Malcolm X, and others—who took his free-speech crusades all the way to the Supreme Court in the name of art....
On the Grind
USA , 2008 , 12 min. A socially conscious portrait of street rapper Artino Rope, who faces the possibility of homelessness as he considers the consequences of his quest for fame....
USA , 2008 , 94 min. This documentary explores the controversy surrounding a video game created by the director himself, which pushes the envelope—along with lots of people’s buttons—by reenacting the Columbine tragedy in order to get at the issues underlying school shootings....
USA , 2008 , 99 min.
MUST END Thursday, August 13
profiles the lives of three high school seniors from Northeast Philadelphia, each with unique hardships but with the shared goal of winning scholarships to the country's best culinary schools. Their unlikely hero ...
Prince of Broadway
USA , 2008 , 100 min. The life of an illegal immigrant from Ghana who hustles knockoff duds in New York City’s wholesale district is turned upside down when a former girlfriend saddles him with a toddler she claims is his. Kinetic handheld camerawork captures the chaos....
Slingshot Hip Hop
USA , 2008 , 80 min. As fast-paced as its name suggests,
Slingshot Hip Hop
offers an inside look at Palestinian hip hop—a genre born of frustration with the checkpoints, walls, and outbreaks of street violence that shape a new generation’s daily life....
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
USA , 2008 , 80 min. Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai went from reforesting the hills of her native Kenya to leading a political movement that would bring down a twenty-four-year dictatorship. This persuasive documentary weighs the dangers and triumphs of her mission....
They Killed Sister Dorothy
USA , 2008 , 93 min. Via courtroom footage and shockingly candid interviews, Colorado-based filmmaker Daniel Junge
(Iron Ladies of Liberia,
SDFF 30) chronicles the search for justice following the execution of an activist nun in Brazil and its implications for the future of the rainforest....
The Third Wave
USA , 2008 , 94 min. In 2005, four young volunteers arrived in a Sri Lankan village devastated by the tsunami to help out for two weeks. But as they came to know the locals and the extent of their troubles, they committed instead to a year-long rescue mission, captured in this documentary....
France , 2008 , 90 min. This offbeat cinematic triptych captures myriad surreal goings-on against the backdrop of Tokyo. A recluse falls in love during an earthquake; a woman with no sense of purpose turns into a chair; and a red-haired sewer dweller startles passersby with random zany pranks....
Wesley Willis's Joyrides
USA , 2008 , 78 min. Chicago street artist, cult musician, and chronic schizophrenic Wesley Willis survived a violent childhood to devote his much-too-short life to the creative process. Documentarians Chris Bagley and Kim Shively chronicle his improbable rise to fame....
USA , 2008 , 91 min. From Emmy award–winning documentarians Don Hardy and Dana Nachman comes
—a gripping, Kafkaesque, and true account of the breakdown of the American legal system during a high-profile child molestation trial in 1980s California....
Breaking the Fourth Wall: The Wrestler
USA , 2008 , 105 min.
Breaking the Fourth Wall is a collaborative effort between the Denver Film Society and Curious Theatre Company to bridge the gap between theater, film and issues facing society today.
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