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USA , 2012 , 16 min. Reminiscent of John Hughes at his best, this delightful 15-minute film tells the adventures of the very resourceful Philip Weinberg, an unlikely choreographer of the delicate dance of seduction....
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....
The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A documentary tribute to the director’s father, a once-famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands who gave up his career to move to America for the betterment of his family....
USA , 2011 , 8 min. Drawn entirely using Sharpie markers, this macabre tale uses the voices of Kathy Bates, Christopher Lloyd, and online wunderkind Tavi Gevinson to perfect effect in an account of a cadaver who wakes up to say a final farewell....
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....
Argentina , 2011 , 112 min. Benjamin Ávila’s coming-of-age tale of a boy living under an assumed name during Argentina’s military dictatorship is based on the director’s experience. While Juan’s parents continue guerrilla activities, he only wants to have a normal life....
USA , 2011 , 18 min. In 1960s Georgia, a black teenager defies the rules of segregation and his conservative father when he walks through the front door of his white employer’s home....
USA , 2012 , 24 min. Ethan Suplee and Lukas Haas are brothers whose ill-fated trip is sidetracked by the same behavior and issues they’ve faced since childhood....
Edmond Was a Donkey
Canada , 2012 , 15 min. Edmond has always been a bit of an outsider but it is still a surprise to see the unorthodox route he takes to learn how to be true to himself....
USA , 2011 , 20 min. In this darkly humorous, belated-coming-of-age story, a young Israeli man gets more than he bargained for when rooming with a quirky, eccentric Holocaust survivor in New York City....
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....
Ginger & Rosa
United Kingdom , 2012 , 90 min.
NOW PLAYING through April 11th at the Sie FilmCenter
- London, 1962. Two teenage girls—Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning and Alice Englert)—are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their moth...
Austria , 2012 , 19 min. A fateful decision made reluctantly by one couple impacts that of another in this award-winning film shot in Austria....
Norway , 2012 , 16 min. Adolescents Anna and Anton are devoted friends looking for ways to avoid the boredom of their small seaside village....
I Am John Wayne
USA , 2012 , 18 min. A contemplative look at a critical day in the life of “Taco,” a young man struggling to come to terms with the death of his closest friend....
The King of Pigs
South Korea , 2011 , 97 min. In this powerful animated film aimed at adults, two South Korean classmates meet and relive the horrors of being bullied during their middle-school years. The former lower-class “pigs” find hidden meaning in the death of a friend who was the only one to stand up to the merciless oppression....
Netherlands , 2011 , 119 min. Overweight and lonely Lena, 17, lives with her passive-aggressive mother. Lena thinks that by having sex, boys will like her. She winds up in an unlikely relationship with the handsome Daan, who’s got a secret that threatens her idyllic new life....
Mar del Plata
Argentina , 2012 , 82 min. When childhood friends and rivals Joaquin and David take a beach vacation together, they run into Elena, Joaquin’s ex-girlfriend, who’s married to Lautaro, a successful novelist. Suddenly their weekend escape isn’t such a getaway anymore in this comedy....
USA , 2005 , 110 min.
Friday and Sunday, October 9 & 11
- Alan (Justin Rice), a musician whose band has just broken up, shows up in New York to support his burgeoning rock and roll career. He starts by searching for a drummer for a show he’s already lined up and otherwise goes about the m...
My Name Is Ki
Poland , 2011 , 93 min. Ki is a twentysomething free spirit with a two-year-old boy by her deadbeat boyfriend. She loves her son dearly, but chooses to pawn him off on friends so she can party and drink. She dumps her boyfriend and finds a new place to live for her and her son...
North Sea Texas
Belgium , 2011 , 99 min.
MUST END Thursday, December 27th at the Sie FilmCenter!
- Pim lives with his ex-beauty queen, single mother in a small town on the Belgian coast. Introverted, he spends his childhood drawing and dreaming up fantasy lives while keeping his emerging desires a secret...
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....
Switzerland , 2012 , 97 min. A lower-class Swiss boy steals from the wealthy patrons of luxury ski resort in order to support himself and his older sister. He handles the risky lifestyle well until family matters threaten to take away what stability he’s been able to create....
Netherlands , 2012 , 83 min. In this docudrama, a group of displaced Moroccan boys habituate a Rotterdam snack bar owned by a likable Turk named Ali. These “lost” boys rob, steal, do drugs, and beat one another up, all while Ali tries to be an uncle to them....
USA , 2012 , 9 min. While a boy waits out his father’s tryst, he is unexpectedly forced to deal with the lady friend’s daughter....
Struck by Lightning
USA , 2012 , 84 min.
MUST END Thursday, January 17th! Presented by Cinema Q! Official Selection - 35th Starz Denver Film Festival!
- High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to...
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