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1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT
1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real costs of modern war.
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5 to 7
5 TO 7 - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING /
ARIZONA PREMIERE
Outside the Manhattan St. Regis Hotel, aspiring young writer Brian first meets Arielle the sophisticated wife of a French diplomat. Though she’s older, married, and the mother of two, Brian can’t help but be drawn to her and the two begin a cinq-a-sept affair. More...
Abuse of weakness
ABUSE OF WEAKNESS(ABUS DE FAIBLESSE)
In 2004, at the age of 56, Catherine Breillat suffered a serious stroke. Her left side was initially paralyzed and during five months in the hospital, she worked like a demon to walk again.
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Agnus Dei
AGNUS DEI
Peter is a young man living a desperate life with his mother and her husband in a village in Serbia. Peter does not know he was born of the forbidden love between his mother and an Albanian man, tragically separated by the hatred that exists between Serbs and Albanians. More...
Between Yesterday & Tomorrow
BETWEEN YESTERDAY & TOMORROW – (THANHA RATHI RANGA)
At the end of a 30-year-old ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, three friends embark on an adventurous journey to a land that was once forbidden. A sudden encounter forces them to return to yet another land of turmoil and terror.
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Cas & Dylan
CAS & DYLAN
Screen legend Richard Dreyfuss stars as Dr. Cas Pepper, a curmudgeonly surgeon whose only companion in life is his small dog. Faced with some unexpected news, Cas makes the abrupt decision to leave Winnipeg and drive west to British Columbia to an uncertain future. More ...
Children's Animated Short Subjects
CHILDREN’S ANIMATED SHORT SUBECTS
Hop aboard a celluloid magic carpet to celebrate the best in international children's cinema. With films from Europe, Asia and the USA, this program offers everything from dancing pastries to edible rocks to a beautiful fish made out of sand.
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CHILDREN’S LIVE ACTION SHORT SUBJECTS
CHILDREN’S LIVE ACTION SHORT SUBJECTS
The girls and boys in these films are full of determination to live life to the fullest—despite obstacles and challenges that sometimes seem daunting. You'll be amazed by their ingenuity, strength and sense of adventure.
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Class enemy
CLASS ENEMY – (RAZREDNI SOVRAŽNIK)
The Slovenian entry for this year’s Oscars®, CLASS ENEMY, is a taut and thought-provoking drama. Robert Zupan is an icy, black-clad high school teacher who takes over when a class’s homeroom teacher goes on maternity leave.
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Closed season
CLOSED SEASON – (ENDE DER SCHONZEIT)
Told in flashback, and bookended by a German student’s search for his biological father in 1970s Israel, the film tells the story of Albert a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi persecution during WWII.
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The Dark Valley
THE DARK VALLEY – (DAS FINSTERE TAL)
When the snows come, darkness descends on the valley. It is the late nineteenth century; a stranger arrives in this remote community of alpine farmers. His name is Greider, and he has apparently been away in America for some time.
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DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST
DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST
We observe the Navajo Nation from the inside through the eyes of three unlikely characters and begin to wonder whether the outside world they crave is truly the answer. More...
ELSA Y FRED
ELSA AND FRED - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
ELSA AND FRED is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter helps move him into a nearby apartment building where he meets Elsa. More...
ELSA AND FRED
ELSA Y FRED - A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE ORIGINAL FILM
OUR 2006 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER!

See the original and compare it to the remake, which is our Sunday evening Centerpiece film starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.
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FINDING NEIGHBORS
FINDING NEIGHBORS
Six months late on a book delivery, once famous graphic novelist Sam Tucker has succumbed to a mid-life crisis. Instead of writing, he immerses himself in ice cream, television, and encounters with the provocative girl-next-door, Sherrie. More...
FLORE
FLORE
In this inspiring and intensely personal documentary, filmmaker Jean-Albert Lièvre confronts his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease. At first, Flore is placed in secure, prison-like facilities and medicated to a state of near-stupor. More...
THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM
THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM
Atang Mokoenya leaves the slums of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village of his birth. Stirred by memories of his youth, Atang falls in love with his childhood friend. More...
HUMAN CAPITAL
HUMAN CAPITAL – (IL CAPITALE UMANO)
HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, with a cyclist who is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Rovellis. More...
I WON’T COME BACK
I WON’T COME BACK
Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she's accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her possibly mythical grandmother. More...
THE IMITATION GAME
THE IMITATION GAME - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / AZ PREMIERE
In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.
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JAPANESE DOG
JAPANESE DOG – (CÂINELE JAPONEZ)
What does it take to change a solitary life? After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods in a small Romanian village, and his son, who lives in Japan, see each other again. Their expectations run high.
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LAGGIES
LAGGIES- SPECIAL ADVANCE
SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
Over-educated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis.
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LAYOVER
LAYOVER
Simone, a young Parisienne whose connecting flight to Singapore is cancelled, is forced to spend the night in Los Angeles. After contacting an old friend, she heads out for a night of fun, only to wind up ditched at a random club.
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LISTEN UP PHILIP
LISTEN UP PHILIP - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, LISTEN UP PHILIP is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel.
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MATCH
MATCH - SPECIAL ADVANCE
SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview former dancer, Tobi, (played with remarkable dexterity by Patrick Stewart) for dissertation research about the dance landscape of 1960s New York City.
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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL
ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL – (SUR LE CHEMIN DE L’ÉCOLE)
They live in all four corners of the planet and share a thirst for knowledge. Almost instinctively, they know that their well-being, and indeed their survival, depend on knowledge and education.
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OPEN UP TO ME
OPEN UP TO ME
Maarit is a beautiful, intelligent, and sexy woman–who used to be a man. Struck by the oddity of gender change, she is estranged from the daughter she fathered and from her previous life. When she meets and falls in love with Sami she finally feels like she can ‘fit in’ somewhere. More...
THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER
THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER
A documentary focusing on the tumultuous early days of this iconic vaudeville superstar who ruled the 1920's Flapper Era in the United States. Before Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences. More...
PUROK 7
PUROK 7
Diana and her little brother live their childhood in a country farm village particularly called “Purok 7” (Zone 7) where they experience the familiar, delightful ride that is growing up, along with the challenges that they are forced to deal with, despite their young age.
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ROAD NORTH
ROAD NORTH
Timo is an esteemed concert pianist whose personal life is on the rocks. One day Timo finds an older, shabby-looking man at his door. The man, Leo, turns out to be his father, who left the country when Timo was three—and hasn't been in touch in thirty-five years.
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RUDDERLESS
RUDDERLESS - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
OPENING NIGHT FILM

In William H. Macy’s moving directorial debut RUDDERLESS, Billy Crudup plays Sam, a former high-profile advertising executive whose life is torn apart by the sudden death of his son. More...
Opening Night Film
RUN BOY RUN
RUN BOY RUN
Escaping the Warsaw ghetto at the behest of his father, nine-year old Srulik flees to the woods. There, he learns to hide from SS patrols and scour for food, until loneliness and the harsh onset of winter drive him back to civilization.
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THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES
THE SARNOS: A LIFE IN DIRTY MOVIES is a love story about legendary sexploitation director Joe Sarno, “the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street,” and his loyal wife and collaborator, Peggy. The film follows the Sarnos for a year, as 88-year-old Joe struggles to get a new film project off the ground. More...
SIDDARTH
SIDDARTH
A spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one father’s journey across India in search of his son. Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living by fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he sends twelve-year-old Siddharth to work in a distant factory. More...
STILL LIFE
STILL LIFE - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
Picture a Greek Orthodox funeral in South London, with proper music, a moving speech and a single mourner: John May. Employed by the burial office, his job is to notify the next of kin of someone who passes away alone. More...
TO KILL A MAN
TO KILL A MAN
Hardworking family man, Jorge, is just barely making ends meet. When he gets mugged by Kalule, a neighborhood delinquent, Jorge's son decides to confront Kalule, only to get himself shot in the process.
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UNDER THE SAME SUN
UNDER THE SAME SUN
Shaul, an Israeli, and Nizar, a Palestinian, seem to have little in common, but for a shared spirit of entrepreneurship. Together they create a solar energy company with plans to bring renewable energy to communities in the Palestinian territories.
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UNFORGIVEN
UNFORGIVEN - SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
Featuring stunning cinematography and a story that transcends time and space, Lee Sang-il’s UNFORGIVEN is an impressive cinematic achievement that closes the circle on a classic filmic conversation. More...
WHERE I BELONG
WHERE I BELONG
Rosemarie is a hard working young woman living in a small English town in the 1950’s. She left Austria with her father during the war to escape the Nazi oppression and since then, despite poverty and loneliness, she has always kept the faith that better days would come. More...
WHITE LIES
WHITE LIES - (TUAKIRI HUNA)
WHITE LIES is a story about the nature of identity—those who deny it and those who strive to protect it. Paraiti is a Medicine Woman. She is the healer and midwife of her rural, tribal people—she believes in life. But new laws are in force prohibiting unlicensed healers. More...
WILD
WILD – SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING / ARIZONA PREMIERE
CLOSING NIGHT FILM

In WILD, director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. More...
Opening Night Film

 

YOU WILL BE A MAN
YOU WILL BE A MAN – (TU SERAS UN HOMME)
Leo is 10, wise beyond his years, and a solitary dreamer who seeks refuge in books. When the carefree 20-year-old, Theo, steps into his life, Leo is forced out of his shell. Despite their age difference, the two become best friends, helping each other face up to their responsibilities. More...