Revelation Film Festival 2008

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1. De fortabte sjæles ø (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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14-year-old Lulu moves to a small provincial town with her mother and younger brother. One night, her brother is struck by a beam of white light - actually the spirit of Herman Hartmann ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Sara Langebæk Gaarmann, Lucas Munk Billing, Lasse Borg, Nicolaj Kopernikus

Votes: 1,530

2. Shotgun Stories (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott Jr.

Votes: 8,405 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Redacted (2007)

R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller, War

6.1
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52 Metascore

The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Ty Jones

Votes: 9,303 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Mock Up on Mu (2008)

114 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Director: Craig Baldwin | Stars: Stoney Burke, Jeri Lynn Cohen, David Cox, Ed Holmes

Votes: 75

5. Mange, ceci est mon corps (2007)

105 min | Drama

5.8
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Director: Michelange Quay | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Catherine Samie, Hans Dacosta Saint-Val, Jean Noël Pierre

Votes: 111

6. What We Do Is Secret (2007)

R | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.5
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54 Metascore

A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

Director: Rodger Grossman | Stars: Shane West, Rick Gonzalez, Bijou Phillips, Noah Segan

Votes: 1,621 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Cthulhu (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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41 Metascore

A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gildark | Stars: Jason Cottle, Casey Curran, Ethan Atkinson, Patrick McKnight

Votes: 1,617 | Gross: $0.02M

8. La France (2007)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.4
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In France in the darkest days of the Great War Camille receives an alarming letter from her soldier boyfriend. Disguising herself as a man she sets off to try and find him. As she lives ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Bozon | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Guillaume Verdier, François Négret

Votes: 463

9. The Road to Nod (2007)

89 min | Thriller

6.2
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THE ROAD TO NOD is a narcotic and brooding tale of wrong decisions and their inevitable and desultory consequences. The film is at its roots an Old Testament tragedy. Shot in stark high ... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Littler | Stars: Delaney Davidson, Dominique Noiret, Beatman, Chris Hughes

Votes: 6

10. Tin Can Man (2007)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

6.4
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Recently dumped by his girlfriend for another man, working in a job he hates, things could be better for Peter. One night, while he is alone in his apartment, there is a knock at the door. His life will never be the same again.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh | Stars: Patrick O'Donnell, Michael Parle, Emma Eliza Regan, Kreeta Taponen

Votes: 73

11. The Tumbler (2008)

74 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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Director: Marc Gracie | Stars: Gary Sweet, Louise Crawford, Hazem Shammas, Suzannah Bayes-Morton

Votes: 33

12. Begging Naked (2007)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary

8.3
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"Begging Naked" began in 1996. My friend Elise asked me to video tape her stories of being a teen runaway and prostitute. She knew she'd never write her autobiography and I was just ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Gehres | Stars: Elise Bainbridge Hill, Sally Roth

Votes: 39

13. Milk in the Land: Ballad of an American Drink (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Directors: Ariana Gerstein, Monteith McCollum | Stars: Rozz Berman, Daniel R. Block, Jinny Brodesky, Robert Cohen

Votes: 8

14. Hell on Wheels (I) (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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Hell On Wheels tells the story of a group of Texas women who band together to resurrect roller derby for the 21st century.

Director: Bob Ray | Stars: Dave Attell, Lacy Attuso, Shawna Benson, Nicole Brandt

Votes: 74

15. The Cool School (2008)

86 min | Documentary

7.1
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68 Metascore

How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Eve Babitz, John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston

Votes: 198

16. The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music (2007)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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Prepare for an eclectic journey through The Old, Weird America. Rani Singh's new documentary film tracks the history of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial ... See full summary »

Director: Rani Singh | Stars: Beck, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, David Johansen

Votes: 31

17. A Very British Gangster (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Crime

6.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary about one of Britain's most dangerous crime families and introduces us to its magnetic, larger-than-life leader, Dominic Noonan (aka Lattlay Fottfoy).

Director: Donal MacIntyre | Star: Dominic Noonan

Votes: 1,076

18. The Call of the Wild (2007)

Documentary

7.5
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A 2007 documentary film by Ron Lamothe about Christopher McCandless notable for coming to a different conclusion on McCandless's death than Sean Penn's film, Into the Wild, and Jon Krakauer's book, Into the Wild.

Director: Ron Lamothe | Stars: Thomas Clausen, Will Forsberg, Leonard Knight

Votes: 255

19. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,863 | Gross: $1.25M

20. My Name Is Albert Ayler (2006)

79 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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83 Metascore

A documentary on avant-garde saxophonist Albert Ayler.

Director: Kasper Collin | Stars: Albert Ayler, Donald Ayler, Edward Ayler, John Coltrane

Votes: 98

21. Hair, Let the Sun Shine In (2007 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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A look backwards, using contemporary interviews and archival footage, at "Hair" the musical, a theatrical and cultural phenomenon in the 1960s and 1970s. The documentary is arranged, ... See full summary »

Directors: Wolfgang Held, Pola Rapaport | Stars: Keith Carradine, James Rado, Michael Butler, Milos Forman

Votes: 64

22. Ztracená dovolená (2006)

85 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Lucie Králová | Star: Lucie Králová

Votes: 47

23. The Last American Freak Show (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

5.7
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UK director Richard Butchins takes the road trip of his life when he joins a group of disabled performers who decide to live their lives on their terms. On tour in a 20 year old school bus,... See full summary »

Director: Richard Butchins

Votes: 27

24. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, John Badham, Diane Baker, Sidney D. Balkin

Votes: 451

25. Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

93 min | Documentary

7.7
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67 Metascore

Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.

Director: Irena Salina | Stars: Bill Alexander, Maude Barlow, Basil Bold, Shelly Brime

Votes: 1,045 | Gross: $0.14M

26. Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986 Video)

Not Rated | 17 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.5
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A look at the wild scene outside a Judas Priest concert

Directors: John Heyn, Jeff Krulik

Votes: 1,011

27. Little Wings (2008)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Six year-old Billy doesn't fit in. It's not until he loses his first tooth and receives a special gift from the tooth fairy that other kids start to notice him. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of magic.

Director: Polly Staniford | Stars: Sophie Brabenec, China May McDonald, Joshua Milne, Mark Raffety

28. Ascension (II) (2008)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Director: Stephen M. Irwin | Stars: Bille Brown, Sean Lynch

Votes: 24

29. Rubberheart (2007)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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It's Tuesday and Maggie is on the prowl for single-use sex partner at her local hunting ground, the video store. Hapless video nerd Ted tries, as always, to curry favor with Maggie, but she... See full summary »

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Josh Cooke, Jake Sandvig

Votes: 35

30. DJ Dazz (2007 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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DJ Dazz A Film by Tom Jackson In the town of Hobart, Tasmania, people are partying to the music and puppetry of Australia's number one* mobile disc jockey. In a short 'cinema verite' ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Jackson | Star: DJ Dazz

31. Grandma Goth (2006)

20 min | Short

8.0
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Suelynn Gustafson is full of life...and death! This gold toothed, magenta-haired, 64-year-old woman--who calls herself 'Grandma Goth'--has a passion for death-related items from days gone ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Hiestand | Stars: Suelynn Gustafson, Rena Hupper, Gina Peacock

Votes: 5

32. The Pandrogeny Manifesto (2006)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Directors: Dionysos Andronis, Aldo Lee | Stars: Genesis P-Orridge, Lady Jaye Breyer P'Orridge

Votes: 13

33. You Better Watch Out (2008)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Thriller

7.3
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A dark comedy about two disgruntled brothers who kidnap a department store Santa Claus because they want to know why they never got the presents they wanted when they were kids.

Director: Steve Callen | Stars: Stephen Curry, Dan Wyllie, Chris Haywood, Caitlin McDougall

Votes: 10

34. Magnetic Movie (2007)

5 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries, as scientists from NASA's space sciences laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.

Directors: Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman

Votes: 24

35. Animal Instincts (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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Animal Instincts is an action packed claymation of epic proportions. A fight breaks out after a sheep steals some flowers from a cow. The cow doesn't take too kindly to the devious sheep, ... See full summary »

Directors: Cameron Edser, Michael Richards

Votes: 56

36. La Saint-festin (2007)

15 min | Animation, Short

7.7
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"Hurrah. Tomorrow is the 40th of November. It's Saint Feast Day, the great celebration of Ogres, so if you haven't caught a child yet hurry up now - and good hunting!"

Directors: Anne-Laure Daffis, Léo Marchand | Star: François Morel

Votes: 7

37. Matar (2008)

23 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A young man loses something dear to him, a young boy regains what he lost years ago, and between them the rain has a sense.

Director: Abdullah Al-Eyaf | Stars: Abdullah Ahmad, Abdullah Al-Ahmed, Abdullah Al-Eyaf, Ibrahim Al-Gannas

Votes: 22

38. Lucille (2007)

5 min | Animation, Short

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A young girl encounters hostile territory when she enters a guitar shop for the first time, colliding with the store owner, a self-obsessed aging rocker.

Director: Tali Gal-on | Stars: Gerard Lane, Carl Nilsson-Polias

39. A Break in the Monotony (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short, Horror

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In a post Zombie holocaust world, a man laments his empty lifestyle and questions the futility of working in a corporate wasteland. But all is not as it seems.

Director: Damien Slevin | Star: Damien Slevin

40. Crooked (2007)

1 min | Animation, Short

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When the world around her isn't straight, an old lady takes matters into her own hands.

Director: Tali Gal-on

41. Mutt (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short

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A simple game of 'fetch' is Mutt's only desire in exchange for his loyalty and hard work, but the harsh taskmaster, Mac, is too busy to play - obsessing over the meager income from the milk... See full summary »

Director: Glen Hunwick | Stars: Mac, Matilda, Mutt

42. Burley! (2008)

9 min | Animation, Short

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Directors: Gareth Cowen, D. Edwardz | Stars: Barbara Baugh, Stefan Cooper-Fox, Marcus Graham, Hayden Spencer

43. Ephemeral (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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A seemingly ordinary train trip home turns into something more than its weary passengers expect.

Directors: Jongsu Oh, Tony Radevski

Votes: 10