02013.08: A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act

by Barbara Ann O'Leary | created - 01 Aug 2013 | updated - 01 Sep 2013 | Public

Films I'm watching in August 02013. Part of A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act. #yfvba http://olearysreellife.tumblr.com/ @olearysreellife

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1. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 5,658 | Gross: $1.60M

02013.08.01: streamed on Netflix. Ruba Nadda's delicate, beautiful love story.

2. Reindeer (2011)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

6.5
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A lyrical and haunting portrait of reindeer herding in the twilight expanses of the Lappish wilderness.

Director: Eva Weber

Votes: 21

02013.08.01: Short: by Eva Weber

3. Much Ado About Nothing (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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78 Metascore

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese

Votes: 14,787 | Gross: $4.33M

02013.08.01: At IU Cinema with my sweetie. Joss Whedon's modern take on Shakespeare's comedy is delicious.

4. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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69 Metascore

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

Directors: Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori | Stars: Jon Auer, Chris Bell, Alex Chilton, Rick Clark

Votes: 1,070 | Gross: $0.11M

02013.08.02: At Ryder Film series with my sweetie. I wept.

5. The Guitar (2008)

R | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams.

Director: Amy Redford | Stars: Saffron Burrows, Isaach De Bankolé, Paz de la Huerta, Mia Kucan

Votes: 2,693

02013.08.03: Amy Redford's first feature film was mesmerizing.

6. The To Do List (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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61 Metascore

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.

Director: Maggie Carey | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 32,391 | Gross: $3.45M

02013.08.04: Loved Maggie Carey's raunchy sex comedy.

7. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Fugue (2013)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The strangulation of a married woman and the poisoning of an elderly botanist lead Morse to bring a serial killer to justice.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Shaun Evans, Abigail Thaw, Lavinia Bertram, Laura Rees

Votes: 573

02013.08.05: baby morse... on TV

8. The Perfect Family (2011)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

A devoutly Catholic wife and mother has been nominated for one of the church's top awards. She then goes about trying to prove she has the "perfect" family, refusing to accept them for who they are.

Director: Anne Renton | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $0.11M

02013.08.06: Anne Renton's first feature film. Kathleen Turner's great as a Catholic woman whose unconventional family threatens her chance to be Catholic Woman of the Year.

9. Love Is Love (2007)

Short, Comedy

7.5
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Director: Anne Renton | Stars: Jenni Baird, Michael Dean Connolly, Jane Lynch, Keith Andreen

Votes: 65

02013.08.06: Short film by Anne Renton on YouTube

10. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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85 Metascore

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Votes: 60,650 | Gross: $16.10M

02013.08.06: at AMC 11

11. Futurestates (2010– )
Episode: White (2011)

15 min | Sci-Fi

7.9
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It's another sweltering 120-degree winter day with five more days to Christmas and hot is the only season left in New York City. Global warming has become a tangible threat to survival and ... See full summary »

Director: A. Sayeeda Moreno | Stars: Michael Billingsley, Yetta Gottesman, Zabryna Guevara, Annie Henk

Votes: 7

02013.08.07: Short: A. Sayeeda Clark's sci-fi contribution to FutureStates.tv

12. The Business of Being Born (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her ... See full summary »

Director: Abby Epstein | Stars: Mary Helen Ayres, Julia Barnett, Sylvie Blaustein, Louann Brizendine

Votes: 1,210 | Gross: $0.07M

02013.08.07: streamed Abby Epstein's documentary on netflix

13. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 40,419 | Gross: $51.80M

02013.08.07: on disc borrowed from MCPL.

14. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 8,377 | Gross: $1.19M

15. New York Doll (2005)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

Director: Greg Whiteley | Stars: Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, Nina Antonia

Votes: 1,507 | Gross: $0.22M

02013.08.09: Greg Whiteley's documentary on disc from MCPL.

16. Treffit (2012)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Tino, 16, has to host a date for Diablo, his family's stud cat. Tino's manhood is also put into test in front of two women.

Director: Jenni Toivoniemi | Stars: Oskari Joutsen, Anna Paavilainen, Päivi Mäkinen, Tarja Heinula

Votes: 105

02013.08.10: at IU Cinema

17. Whiplash (2013)

18 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.8
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A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Johnny Simmons, Nate Lang, J.K. Simmons, C.J. Vana

Votes: 2,925

18. Skinningrove (2013)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.7
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A photographer shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the 'fiercely independent' residents of a remote English fishing village.

Director: Michael Almereyda

Votes: 36

19. Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes (2013 Video)

4 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.3
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Director: Kahlil Joseph | Stars: Solomon Gibbs, Storyboard P., Flying Lotus

Votes: 74

20. Irish Folk Furniture (2012)

9 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.8
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An animated documentary about repair and recycling in an Irish village.

Director: Tony Donoghue

Votes: 71

21. The Event (2012)

4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

5.8
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Love and a severed foot, at the end of the world.

Director: Julia Pott | Stars: Alex Britton, Laura Free

Votes: 83

22. Jonah (II) (2013)

17 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Mbwana and his best friend Juma are two young men with big dreams. These dreams become reality when they photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea and their small town blossoms into... See full summary »

Director: Kibwe Tavares | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Malachi Kirby, Louis Mahoney

Votes: 149

23. K.I.T. (2013)

17 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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A guilt-ridden, but well-intentioned, yuppie goes to great lengths to prove she is a decent person.

Director: Michelle Morgan | Stars: Stephanie Allynne, John F. Beach, Jennifer Costagliola, Jeff Grace

Votes: 13

24. Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

8.1
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65 Metascore

A filmmaker puts out a casting call for young adults, aged 15- to 23. The director wants to make a film about growing up in her home country, Georgia, and find commonalities across social ... See full summary »

Director: Tinatin Gurchiani | Stars: Teona Bagrationi, Ramin Iremadze, Eduard Tsikolia

Votes: 643

25. RED 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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47 Metascore

Retired C.I.A. Agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 137,955 | Gross: $53.26M

02013.08.11: At Brown County Playhouse. Disappointing all around.

26. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Rocket (2013)

TV-PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An unpopular fitter is murdered during a royal visit at a family owned munitions factory.

Director: Craig Viveiros | Stars: James Merry, Rosalind Halstead, Jack Roth, James Northcote

Votes: 499

02013.08.12: on TV

27. I Send You This Place (2012)

70 min | Documentary, Drama

8.7
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A documentary of a woman in search of her brother. The setting is surreal - where glaciers are more common than billboards and inhabitants speak to mountains. A design, filmmaking couple ... See full summary »

Directors: Pete Ohs, Andrea Sisson | Stars: Children of Sólstafir Kindergarten, Friðgeir Einarsson, Pete Ohs, Andrea Sisson

Votes: 56

02013.08.13: Streamed on Seed & Spark using my credits.

28. An Affair of the Heart (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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57 Metascore

The first-ever feature documentary about Grammy® Winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fan base. Film focuses ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvia Caminer | Stars: Corey Feldman, Linda Blair, Rick Springfield, Doug Davidson

Votes: 120

02013.08.14: Sylvia Caminer's doc about Rick Springfield. on disc from MCPL.

29. Higher Ground (2011)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.3
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74 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's lifelong struggle with her faith.

Director: Vera Farmiga | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 2,732 | Gross: $0.84M

02013.08.15: Vera Farmiga's formidible directorial debut. on disc borrowed from MCPL.

30. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.05M

02013.08.15: Susanne Rostock's doc on Harry Belafonte. Streamed on Netflix.

31. Hannah Arendt (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 8,503 | Gross: $0.71M

02013.08.15: Margarethe von Trotta's feature film at IU Cinema

32. Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school.

Director: Cathy Randall | Stars: Danielle Catanzariti, Cassandra Jinman, Talia Monaghan, Yen Yen Stender

Votes: 1,287 | Gross: $0.01M

02013.08.16: Cathy Randall, dir. Watched on disc from Netflix with my sweetie. we enjoyed it.

33. Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey (2005)

57 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Abby Ginzberg | Stars: Carl Lumbly, Andrew Young, Thelton E. Henderson, Jackie Robinson

Votes: 12

02013.08.16: Abby Ginzberg's documentary on disc from the library.

34. Me the Terrible (2012)

12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.7
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She sails into the frame with verve, doom, determination! --And her teddy bear. Will the child pirate conquer New York? Or will New York conquer her?

Director: Josephine Decker | Stars: Lisa Diaz, Adriana Disman, Maggie Marion, Mavis Martin

Votes: 12

02013.08.17: Josephine Decker's short streaming on YouTube. 11 minutes.

35. Yella (2007)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 2,402

02013.08.17: Christian Petzold's feature streaming on MUBI

36. Yelling to the Sky (2011)

94 min | Drama

5.9
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48 Metascore

As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

Director: Victoria Mahoney | Stars: Zoë Kravitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Clarke, Gabourey Sidibe

Votes: 666

02013.08.17: Victoria Mahoney's feature debut streaming on Netlfix.

37. Chase (II) (2011)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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In a world where corporations reach us more easily and often than our loved ones, what can one girl do? She can crusade against the travesty of junk mail, calling her elected officials and ... See full summary »

Director: Malia Bruker

02013.08.18: Saw this and Malia Bruker's new short Heirloom (premiere) at Bear's Place as part of the Ryder Film Series.

38. Bai yin di guo (2009)

113 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.1
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54 Metascore

In 1899, a carefree young man must prepare to take over his family's Chinese banking empire.

Director: Christina Yao | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Lei Hao, Jin Chai

Votes: 663

02013.08.18: Christina Yao's feature film streamed on Netflix.

39. Bombay Beach (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, Musical

7.1
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74 Metascore

Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a ... See full summary »

Director: Alma Har'el

Votes: 1,134

02013.08.19: On disc from MCPL. Watched with my sweetie. Director: Alma Har'el.

40. Temporada de patos (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,401 | Gross: $0.15M

02013.08.20: on disc from Netflix.

41. Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance (2010)

Documentary, Short

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"I dream of building a community of dancers in a forsaken place amidst nature. A place where nothing exists, except dance. A place where you breathe, eat, sleep, dream, talk, imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Nan Melville

02013.08.20: Nan Melville's short doc streamed on Seed&Spark.

42. Sweetgrass (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western

6.9
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80 Metascore

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.21M

02013.08.21: watched on disc from Netflix.

43. Iowa Mixtape (2010)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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What does music from the inner city do for a teen in a town with one stoplight? How is minority culture from the big city absorbed and re-expressed in the lives of its American antithesis? ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson

02013.08.21: streamed on Seed&Spark

44. Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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64 Metascore

It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's first and only novel turns 50 this summer and the author hasn't given an interview ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McDonagh Murphy | Stars: Mary Badham, Jane Beasley, Rick Bragg, Tom Brokaw

Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.03M

02013.08.22; very early morning...

45. Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? (2012)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Catnip is all the rage with today's modern feline, but do we really understand it? Is it a source for harmless kicks, or a potentially crippling addiction? Is it a tool to expand one's ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Willis | Stars: Terry Easley, Giovanni Dominice, Neil Kight

Votes: 81

02013.08.22: Short film. voted for it. man made by Jason Willis. Funny. Reefer Madness style..

46. (A)sexual (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

6.0
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Facing a sex obsessed culture, a mountain of stereotypes and misconceptions, and a lack of social or scientific research, asexuals - people who experience no sexual attraction - struggle to claim their identity.

Director: Angela Tucker | Stars: Aliza, Antonia, Barb, Joy Behar

Votes: 660

02013.08.22: Streamed on Netflix. Angela Tucker, dir.

47. Finale (2011)

8 min | Short

7.5
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Upon finishing their drinks, two men in formal clothes leave a restaurant and walk into the night. As they traverse the road and leisurely walk towards their destination one wonders where that is and what their intention is.

Director: Balázs Simonyi | Stars: Ferenc Elek, Lehel Kovács

Votes: 40

02013.08.23: Streamed on Film Movement. Director: Balazs Simonyi

48. Birders: The Central Park Effect (2012)

Unrated | 61 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

A diverse group of full-of-attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.

Director: Jeffrey Kimball | Stars: Regina Alvarez, Anya Auerbach, Mike Bryant, David Burg

Votes: 271

02013.08.23: Streamed on Netflix. Director: Jeffrey Kimball

49. Hockeyheart (2011)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Actor Kim Faires retraces her own personal path from a childhood dream of playing ice hockey to its prosaic reality in this heartfelt story about making your passion work in the real world ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Faires | Stars: Kim Faires, Rob Hay

02013.08.24: Streamed on Vimeo. Director: Kim Faires

50. The City Dark (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, News

7.1
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THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question - do we need the stars? - taking him from ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Cheney

Votes: 293

02013.08.24: tivoed from PBS POV ... watched with my sweetie.

51. 50 Bucks in Argentina (2011)

16 min | Short, Romance

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Director: Esosa E. | Stars: Esosa E., Ohene Cornelius, Dardo Galletto, Emma Worth

02013.08.25: Short directed by Esosa Edosomwan streamed on Vimeo

52. Queen to Play (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Bottaro | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 2,350 | Gross: $0.48M

02013.08.25: on disc from MCPL.

53. Wir sterben (2011)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Josephine Links | Star: Josephine Links

02013.08.26: short film by Josephine Links streamed on Doc Alliance.

54. Cocaine Unwrapped (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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Moving from country to country in South America, reporting from across the drugs frontline and interviewing top-level international politicians this film exposes the human cost of one of ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Seifert

Votes: 102

02013.08.26: streamed from Netflix. Director: Rachel Seifert

55. West Bank Story (2005)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

7.4
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A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. David, an Israeli soldier, falls in love with Fatima, a beautiful Palestinian cashier, ... See full summary »

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Ben Newmark, Noureen DeWulf, A.J. Tannen, Joey Naber

Votes: 1,469

02013.08.27: Short - Oscar winner. Musical parody of West Side Story.

56. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

76 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

A documentary on Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley's Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Shirley Chisholm, Walter Cronkite, George Wallace, Ralph Abernathy

Votes: 174

02013.08.27: Shola Lynch's doc. Very moving. Takes me way back.

57. Futurestates (2010– )
Episode: Advantageous (2012)

23 min | Sci-Fi

8.6
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Gwen is the spokesperson for a radical technology allowing people to overcome their natural disadvantages and begin life anew. But when her job and family are in crisis, will she undergo the procedure herself?

Director: Jennifer Phang | Stars: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Samantha Kim

Votes: 66

02013.08.28: Jennifer Phang's short film.

58. Code of the West (2012)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Western

7.5
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At a time when the country is rethinking its drug policies large and small, one state raises to the forefront of national attention. Once a pioneer in legalizing medical marijuana, the ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen

Votes: 37

02013.08.28: streamed on Netflix.

59. Plastic Bag (2009)

18 min | Short, Drama

7.7
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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Werner Herzog, Barbara Weetman

Votes: 988

02013.08.29: Ramin Bahrani's film featuring Werner Herzog voice over.

60. Prince Avalanche (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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73 Metascore

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne

Votes: 16,891 | Gross: $0.20M

02013.08.29: At IU Cinema - delicious.

61. The Danish Poet (2006)

15 min | Animation, Short, Romance

7.6
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A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is.

Director: Torill Kove | Star: Liv Ullmann

Votes: 1,977

02013.08.30: on disc from Netflix: Torill Kove's woman made Oscar winning animated short voiced by Liv Ullmann.

62. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

7.2
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62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 38,442 | Gross: $1.52M

02013.08.31: on disc from Netflix.

63. Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)

R | 107 min | Documentary

6.8
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59 Metascore

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Veronica Taylor

Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.15M

02013.08.31: Streaming from Netflix via our Tivo. watching with my sweetie.

64. God of Love (2010)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.7
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A lovestruck, lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he mysteriously receives a box of love-inducing darts.

Director: Luke Matheny | Stars: Luke Matheny, Marian Brock, Christopher Hirsh, Emily Young

Votes: 1,469

02013.08.31: Revisiting this cute short... sharing it with my sweetie.