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A Doll's Life
United Kingdom , 2012 , 6 min. Amanda and her mother are at terrible odds in this haunting portrayal of family secrets. ...
Anna and Jerome
France , 2012 , 24 min. Anna craves a new life for her young son in this poignant story. She and Jerome must come to terms with their diverging lives and their love for each other....
Any Day Now
USA , 2011 , 96 min. A flamboyant drag performer (Alan Cumming) and a straitlaced and tightly closeted district attorney are would-be permanent custodians of a teenager with Down syndrome in 1979 Southern California....
USA , 2012 , 18 min. A story about forgiveness and being given a second chance while living on the streets of Denver....
The Art of Remembrance
USA , 2010 , 11 min. Mexican artist Daniel Valle prepares for Day of the Dead in New York. His attempts to keep his culture alive in a foreign land while remembering lost loved ones have given him a unique perspective....
South Africa , 2011 , 18 min. A young Somali boy wrestles with the attraction of his village’s ocean-bound pirates against the needs of his family and war-torn community....
Germany , 2012 , 105 min. An East German doctor who has been banished from 1980s Berlin finds comfort in her skills and her patients. She must weigh her dedication to her patients when given the chance to reunite with her West German lover....
Bay of All Saints
USA , 2012 , 74 min. Nicknamed “The Capital of Happiness,” Bahia, Brazil, is anything but for residents of the
, slum dwellings perched on stilts above mounds of garbage in the filthy bay.
Bay of All Saints director Annie Eastman spent six years documenting their plight....
A Brief History of John Baldessari
USA , 2012 , 5 min. Narrated by Tom Waits, this doc offers a candid look at the legendary artist and activist....
The Children Next Door
USA , 2012 , 36 min. On October 13, 2006, in the hills of Tennessee, Brad Waldroup brutally attacked his wife Penny with a gun and machete and murdered her best friend, all in front of their four children....
Canada , 2011 , 78 min. Chilean-Canadian filmmaker Carlo Guillermo Proto documents his family’s struggle to come to terms with the fact that his father may have inherited his mother’s Alzheimer’s and that he intends to commit suicide, despite the love of those around him....
USA , 2012 , 21 min. This documentary explores the tensions between individual choices and collective responsibilities in Vashon Island, Washington, which has become a reluctant poster child for the growing debate around childhood vaccinations....
Australia , 2011 , 21 min. The lives of a father and daughter eking out an isolated existence in the Australian outback are disrupted by the appearance of a man stranded and near death....
Argentina , 2012 , 75 min. A Volga German family on a farm in northern Argentina is beset by a mysterious plague, and some neighbors suspect divine punishment. Argentinian director/writer Maximiliano Schonfeld’s drama provides no answers....
Here and There
Mexico , 2012 , 110 min. In director Antonio Méndez Esparza’s Cannes award winner, Pedro returns to Mexico after working in the U.S. But family struggles force him to make a decision: stay and be the man of the family, or return north as an absentee provider....
USA , 2012 , 82 min. Activist-turned-informant Brandon Darby gained fame in radical left-wing circles after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans’s Ninth Ward. A trip to Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela led him to rethink his views....
The Iran Job
Germany , 2012 , 93 min.
MUST END Thursday, June 13th at the Sie FilmCenter
- When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance...
Irish Folk Furniture
Ireland , 2012 , 9 min. Using a combination of live action and animation techniques, and a commitment to a “green” film shoot, Tony Donoghue (SDFF 34) presents a contemplative study of how abandoned hand-built furniture is brought back to life in rural Ireland....
It Was My City
Iran , 2012 , 8 min. The film begins in extreme close-up and in one impressive single shot widens to see a wide array of ordinary people living their lives against the backdrop of war....
Germany , 2012 , 5 min. As a child adopted into a foreign culture, Mee gets lots of questions about her family, her culture, her language. This humorous animation lets her answer, once and for all....
Canada , 2012 , 11 min. Inspired by a news report, Simard takes animation to new levels of social consciousness with the story of Paula, whose life as a streetwalker intersects with that of a young neighbor....
USA , 2012 , 15 min. Pax and Iggy are best friends, but their bond is broken when Pax discovers where Iggy’s loyalties truly lie....
USA , 2012 , 92 min.
MUST END Thursday, December 20th!
- In Austin, Texas, fifteen people influence what is taught to the next generation of American children. Once every decade, the highly politicized Texas State Board of Education rewrites the teaching and textbook standards for its...
Rising from Ashes
USA , 2012 , 82 min. When cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to build a professional team, he and the cyclists—survivors of that country’s 1990s genocide—are given a second chance. Actor Forest Whitaker narrates this inspirational story of hope....
Australia , 2012 , 103 min.
NOW PLAYING through June 27th at the Sie FilmCenter
- Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-...
USA , 2012 , 40 min. Winner of the 2012 Oscar for Best Documentary Short,
follows the lives of several Pakistani women who have survived acid attacks to the face, and their subsequent attempts to bring their attackers to justice....
USA , 2012 , 19 min. A young woman affected by the madness of the French Revolution sets out to avenge her losses by murdering the radical journalist and voice of the revolution Jean-Paul Marat....
Time of My Life
Belgium , 2012 , 118 min. Belgian politician Mario Verstraete’s fight to legalize euthanasia takes on profound meaning when he suffers a debilitating disease. This fact-based film shares both the joy of his life and his decision’s shattering effects on friends and family....
The Tobacco King
USA , 2011 , 21 min. After his family farm is confiscated in Zimbabwe, a white farmer attempts to begin again in Zambia. This provocative documentary explores race, history, and work in postcolonial southern Africa....
USA , 2012 , 15 min. A veteran radio star struggles with the transition from radio to television in the mid-1950s....
Switzerland , 2012 , 87 min. Randy Wilson, founder of the Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, believes young women’s bodies belong to God until the right man comes along.
documents two years with his evangelical Christian family as they promote chastity....
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
USA , 2012 , 95 min. Computer hackers known as “Anonymous” practice civil obedience online. Their targets range from a racist radio talk-show host to Scientology to PayPal.
We are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
documents these cyber warriors’ evolution...
Where Is Joel Baum
USA , 2012 , 29 min. A tragic accident brings unexpected consequences in the home of a Hasidic rabbi in contemporary Brooklyn....
Argentina , 2012 , 111 min. A young European Catholic priest finds his faith tested during his tenure in Argentina, first in the jungles, where he escapes a paramilitary attack, and then in the drug-devastated slums of Buenos Aires....
Wolf Dog Tales
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A Native American fable is told using extraordinarily challenging animation techniques....
The Words in the Margins
USA , 2012 , 15 min. 31-year-old Axel is learning to read for the first time with the help of his friend and tutor, Steve, a Kenyan immigrant....
Written in Ink
Poland , 2011 , 12 min.
Written in Ink
is the poignant story of a man trying to regain contact with his sister after 14 years of silence. But can one change what has always been written in ink?...
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