Set in postwar Japan in 1958 during the construction of the Tokyo Tower, the movie begins with the arrival of young Mutsuko in Tokyo from her provincial home. Expecting to find a job in a major automotive company, she finds herself in the employment of a small automotive repair shop. Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. (Motion picture : 2005).
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Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of community and art (TV documentary : 2008).
Native American lacrosse players on the Crooked Arrows high school team are long-time losers. A former star player sets out to turn the chumps into champs and, in the process, learns the value of loyalty himself.
East meets West in this hip-hop infused samurai-gangster story in which a professional killer goes by the name of Ghost Dog and who lives by the age-old code of the samurai. When Ghost Dog's code is dangerously betrayed by the dysfunctional mafia family that occasionally employs him, he must find a way to defend himself without breaking the code of the samurai.
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made. A joyful mash up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave. In Farsi with optional English subtitles. Credits in English.
For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries. He looks past the lavish nightclubs, parties and cafés to find Rome itself in all its monumental glory: a timeless landscape of absurd exquisite beauty. Italian dialogue with English subtitles.
The story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravanner. The balance of power shifts uneasily as they make their annual salt trek across the Himalayas. In Tibetan with English subtitles.
"A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, Kūmāré follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru [named Kūmāré], hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith. Instead, he finds himself forging profound connections with people from all walks of life -- and wondering if and when to reveal his true self...winner of South by Southwest's Audience Award, Kūmāré is an insightful look at faith and belief."--Container
The love of Hawkeye, rugged frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans, and Cora Munro, aristocratic daughter of a British colonel, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies in colonial America. (Motion picture : 1992).
After being raped, a young girl is condemned to death by the people in her village to get rid of the shame it brought her family. When the man who is to kill does something different things take a surprising turn. (Turkey)
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Rashid is a young man from a traditional Arab family who runs with a gang that rules the streets of London's Hackney district. Rashid's younger brother, Mo, idolizes his handsome, charismatic older brother and dreams of following in his footsteps. However, Rashid envisions a different life for Mo and insists that he stay away from gang life and stick to his studies. Headed on a collision course of conflicting desires, each young man is forced to face himself and confront the brother he thought he knew.
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it's soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia. In Arabic with some Hebrew; English subtitles.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
Rudy Yellow Lodge is both a resident and a police officer of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dealing with the fallout and emotional burdens of reservation life in one of the poorest counties in the U.S., as alcoholism and poverty continually threaten the community, his family, and his own state of mind, Rudy finds himself taking the law into his own hands, with potentially tragic consequences.
Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana. When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo. Portuguese dialogue with English and Spanish subtitles. (Brazil)
Journey across China from the peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures.