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USA , 2011 , 95 min. Jimmy is sick. But Jimmy is tired of being sick, so this morning, Jimmy decides he is no longer sick—he’s happy. An existential fantasy set in a downtown LA loft, Matt D’Elia’s debut feature walks the line between silliness and madness, all the while nodding to classic cinema. Jimmy, it’s showtime!...
USA , 2011 , 77 min. Dustin Guy Defa’s dramatic feature debut is a wrenching portrait of lonely souls roaming an empty city in desperate need of connection. Kentucker Audley is astonishing as true antihero Eddie, a would-be stand–up comic attempting to win the heart of a drifter....
USA , 2011 , 91 min.
MUST END Thursday, October 18th!
- A tale of competition at its most cut-throat, BUTTER surveys the raw ambition of Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), the wife of Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), Iowa's long-reigning champion butter carver. For 15 years, Laura has relished he...
The Color Wheel
USA , 2011 , 83 min.
MUST END Thursday May 31st!
- The Color Wheel is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover’s apartment. P...
The Destiny of Lesser Animals
Ghana , 2011 , 89 min. Part crime drama, part personal quest, Deron Albright's first feature focuses on a Ghanian police inspector whose fondest wish is to return to the United States a decade after being deported. First, however, he’ll need to extract himself from the series of intrigues in which he’s entangled....
The Dish and The Spoon
USA , 2010 , 90 min. In Alison Bagnall’s often humorous, always poignant indie drama, a hysterical wife seeks revenge on her straying husband by forming an unlikely friendship with a vulnerable British boy. Rising stars Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander turn in utterly luminous performances....
USA , 2011 , 73 min. In rural Mississippi, teenaged Robbie cares for his elderly grandmother and young half-brother while his absentee mother sends the occasional postcard. The return of older brother Lucas threatens the little stability this makeshift family has—and it’s up to Robbie to defend it...
USA , 2011 , 73 min. Writer-director-costar Sophia Takal’s unflinching exploration of triangulated romance follows Genevieve and Sebastian from Brooklyn to a remote farm in the South, where they form an easy friendship with their neighbor, Robin. But suspicion and jealousy soon set in....
USA , 2011 , 90 min. Steven Williford's contemporary drama unfolds in a quiet Connecticut town where a gay high-school teacher (Jason Butler Harner) is accused of molesting a student—fomenting crises for him, his partner (
Cheyenne Jackson), their lesbian lawyer (Julia Ormond), and the outraged locals....
Jeff Who Lives at Home
USA , 2011 , 83 min. Mumblecore masters Jay and Mark Duplass set their new comedy about two mismatched brothers in Baton Rouge. Upstanding Pat (Ed Helms) suspects his wife of cheating, so he brings Jeff (Jason Segel)—the dreamy pot smoker living in Mom's basement—along for some goofy detective work....
Rwanda , 2011 , 100 min.
MUST END Thurs, Jan 22nd Winner of the Starz People's Choice Award for Narrative Feature - SDFF34
- In the genocide that swept though Rwanda in 1994, the Hutu ethnic majority killed almost a million Tutsis—a bloody tragedy that was the subject of the 2004 Oscar nomi...
Like Crazy After Party at Beta
USA , 2011 , 88 min. Drake Doremus fashions the heartbreaking tale—already dubbed the “
for a new generation”—of a British college student and an American classmate whose passionate love affair is put to the test when she violates her visa and gets deported....
USA , 2011 , 90 min. When Byron (Paul Batiste) isn’t with one of his many girlfriends, you’ll find him smoking dope at his ex-wife’s house—until the day he’s inspired by a television preacher to become a monk. Through twists and turns, Byron eventually finds exactly what he seeks from life in Zack Godshall’s dark comedy...
Maria My Love
USA , 2011 , 99 min. Jasmine McGlade Chazelle's witty feature debut examines the unlikely friendship between a young café waitress who's grieving the death of her mother and a strangely insightful maternal figure (Hollywood veteran Karen Black)—who also happens to be a compulsive hoarder....
USA , 2011 , 86 min. Writer-director Dee Rees makes her debut with the semi-autobiographical tale of a Brooklyn teenager struggling to retain her grace, tenacity, and humor while struggling with the decision to come out as a lesbian. Spike Lee serves as executive producer....
USA , 2011 , 93 min. Raised in Chicago and schooled at Cornell, Indian-American filmmaker Prashant Bhargava spent six years making this stunning feature debut. Respect for ritual and grand visual poetry combine to create a richly textured family drama set in Ahmedabad, the site of India's largest annual kite festival....
USA , 2010 , 80 min. In Colorado-based filmmaker Josh Hyde’s charming feature-narrative debut, cultures collide when a young American girl and a streetwise Peruvian boy meet in Cuzco. Dirt-poor, he sells postcards on the plaza; she’s a privileged tourist. Will romance break the barriers between them—or vice-versa?...
USA , 2011 , 75 min. Goh Nakamura cowrote, composed the soundtrack for, and stars as himself in cowriter-director Dave Boyle’s warm, funny, and ultimately stirring relationship comedy about a small-time San Fransisco musician with much to confront and little to lose....
USA , 2010 , 107 min. Russell Costanzo's gritty first feature is a New York street tragedy about three people trying to cope with an African-American teenager's shooting death—his grief-stricken, rage-fueled mother; his confused 16-year-old brother; and the guilt-ridden white cop who killed him....
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