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Greece , 2011 , 90 min. A paramedic, a nurse, a gymnast, and her coach provide the service of standing in for the recently deceased. In this darkly comic, existential tale, director Yorgos Lanthimos (
) employs intertwining plots and striking camerawork....
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....
Call Me Kuchu
USA , 2012 , 87 min. The struggle for gay rights in Uganda is played out in the life and death of David Kato, that country’s first openly gay man. He goes up against a homophobic establishment trying to enact the death penalty for engaging in homosexual acts....
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....
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....
Thailand , 2011 , 105 min. An ex-cop in Bangkok becomes a hit man targeting above-the-law criminals and corrupt politicians. Surviving a shot to the head, he awakens seeing the world upside down and is left to reflect on the consequences of his actions, both karmic and immediate....
New Zealand , 2012 , 68 min. Male or female? Check the box, unless you’re the one in every 2,000 people born with indecisive chromosomes.
delves into the secrecy, shame, and mystery surrounding this not-so-rare condition....
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
United Kingdom , 2012 , 87 min. Jesse Vile’s documentary about Jason Becker, a metal guitarist and decades-long survivor of Lou Gehrig’s disease, tells of a man’s indomitable spirit. Surrounded by family and friends, Becker continues to compose by means of computer technology....
A Late Quartet
USA , 2012 , 105 min. When cellist Peter (Christopher Walken) informs his string-quartet colleagues (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Ivanir, and Catherine Keener) that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, dramatic passions arise from within their artistic souls....
Netherlands , 2011 , 102 min. Bonds of love are tested to humorous and sorrowful effect as couples and families tackle issues of suicide, injury, and infidelity. Five interwoven stories about need and desire create a rich tapestry of life-changing moments that happen within 24 hours....
USA , 2012 , 78 min. After becoming sole caretaker for his Parkinson’s-patient dad, slacker Pincus learns some life lessons despite himself. Director David Fenster drew from his experiences caring for his own father....
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....
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