2011 Official Sidewalk Selections

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1. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

72 Metascore

Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 months, to help stabilize the country against the Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 10,117 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Autoerotic (2011)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Follow four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration.

Directors: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard | Stars: Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Megan Mercier, Kate Lyn Sheil

Votes: 582

4. Knockdown (2011)

R | 89 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A former American boxer now exiled in Bangkok, is forced to confront his violent past after meeting a mysterious fight fan from his hometown.

Director: Todd Bellanca | Stars: Casey T. Evans, Tom Arnold, Nick Faltas, Bai Ling

Votes: 268

Previously titled "The Bad Penny"

5. A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

Ben and Alan, two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, find direction for their lives by taking in an abandoned child and creating the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano | Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury, Rebecca Hall

Votes: 3,042

6. Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop (2011)

55 min | Documentary

It was in the late 70s that a youth culture evolved in the poorer parts of New York which combined several disciplines under the name of Hip Hop. Apart from the four classic elements of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Klaus Schneyder

Votes: 9

7. The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

47 Metascore

Father William Smoortser drops his bible into a toilet at a rest stop just before embarking on a day-long canoe trip, breaking loose all glorious hell.

Director: Todd Rohal | Stars: Judy Findlay, Steve Little, Robert Longstreet, Carlos Lopez

Votes: 723 | Gross: $0.00M

8. David (II) (2011)

80 min | Drama, Family

'David' tells the story of Daud, an eleven year old religious Muslim boy growing up in Brooklyn. Concealing his Muslim identity, Daud inadvertently befriends a group of Jewish boys who ... See full summary »

Directors: Joel Fendelman, Patrick Daly | Stars: Taoufik Abid, Diab Ahmar, Amer Almaaly, Abdo Almasmary

Votes: 118

9. The Dish & the Spoon (2011)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Reeling from her husband's affair, Rose collides with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town.

Director: Alison Bagnall | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Olly Alexander, Eleonore Hendricks, Amy Seimetz

Votes: 1,279

10. Dragonslayer (2011)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father in Fullerton, California, has to come to terms with the fact that it's time to grow up and be responsible for his son and family.

Director: Tristan Patterson | Stars: Sid Rocket, Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval

Votes: 548

11. Eleanor's Secret (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Natanaël, seven, still doesn't know how to read. His eccentric old aunt bequeaths her house to his parents and her book collection to the young boy. Nat discovers that the books serve as a ... See full summary »

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Ruy Abitbol, Paul Bandey, Natacha Body, Peppino Capotondi

Votes: 930

12. Fort McCoy (2011)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

47 Metascore

A drama based on a true story when the Stirn family lived next to a Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin during W.W.II.

Directors: Kate Connor, Michael Worth | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor, Lyndsy Fonseca, Andy Hirsch

Votes: 406 | Gross: $0.07M

13. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

62 Metascore

A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on an adventure to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 275,251 | Gross: $61.50M

14. The Greater Good (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Drama

49 Metascore

The film looks behind the fear, hype and politics that polarize people into emotionally charged pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine camps with no room for middle ground. Verite stories of ... See full summary »

Directors: Kendall Nelson, Chris Pilaro

Votes: 187

15. Green (2011)

Unrated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

A New Yorker moves to the country with her boyfriend, where her new friendship causes a problem as her partner also takes an interest in the woman.

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Sophia Takal, Lawrence Michael Levine, Louis Cancelmi

Votes: 356

16. Guilty Pleasures (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

Demure Japanese housewife Hiroko yearns to be swept off her feet by a dashing David Beckham look-alike. When she takes up ballroom dancing lessons with dishy Mr. Iijima, will fantasy become... See full summary »

Director: Julie Moggan | Stars: Stephen Muzzonigro, Gill Sanderson

Votes: 66

17. Helldriver (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Still reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Yûrei Yanagi

Votes: 1,679

18. Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (2011)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

Holy Rollers follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. While they succeed in taking millions from ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Storkel | Stars: Ben Crawford, Brad Currah, David Drury, Michael Scott Foster

Votes: 598

19. Homecoming (I) (2011)

Comedy, Drama

Homecoming is the story of Estelle Szymanski, an Army medic in search of fun while on leave in her hometown of Celebration, Florida. With her directionless yet noble friends tagging along, ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Hackett | Stars: Brea Grant, John Robinson, Tom Fox Davies, Sean Hackett

Votes: 55

20. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 3,234 | Gross: $0.06M

21. The Innkeepers (2011)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett

Votes: 35,763 | Gross: $0.08M

22. Kidnapped (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards.

Director: Miguel Ángel Vivas | Stars: Fernando Cayo, Manuela Vellés, Ana Wagener, Guillermo Barrientos

Votes: 7,897

23. Knocking Girls Down (2011)

50 min | Documentary

They talk about mutual support, self determination and the satisfaction of a good smack well-delivered. Roller Derby has been reborn as a women's amateur sport in 200 cities. The ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Letcher | Stars: Schnot Nose Kid, Acute Pain, Ann Rollin, Temper Tantrum

24. Leaving Selma (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

After passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, white America and President Johnson moved on to other issues. But in many places, the new law was simply ignored. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... See full summary »

Director: CB Hackworth | Stars: Willie Bolden, Amelia Boynton, Barbara Emerson, J.T. Johnson

26. Man in the Glass: The Dale Brown Story (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

A documentary that tells the story of Dale Brown, the legendary LSU basketball coach (1972-1997). The film boasts an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Shaquille O'Neal, John ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Sheehan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Shaquille O'Neal, John Wooden, Dick Vitale

Votes: 12

27. Mary Marie (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

After the death of their mother, two sisters are forced to question and redefine their love for each other.

Director: Alexandra Roxo | Stars: Jon Boal, Michele Earnest, Bryce Feeser, Carlos Kearns

Votes: 95

28. Mia and the Migoo (2008)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Family

44 Metascore

One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who is trapped in a landslide at a remote construction site.

Director: Jacques-Rémy Girerd | Stars: Dany Boon, John DiMaggio, Garance Lagraa, Charlie Girerd

Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Missing Pieces (2012)

117 min | Drama

David concocts a strange and deluded plan to win back the affection of his estranged girlfriend, Delia.

Director: Kenton Bartlett | Stars: Mark Boone Junior, Melora Walters, Elizabeth Alexander, Carlissa Arrow

Votes: 140

30. Page One (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 3,398 | Gross: $1.07M

31. Prairie Love (2011)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy

Three lost souls look for love on the North Dakota tundra.

Director: Dusty Bias | Stars: Jeremy Clark, Holly Lynn Ellis, Garth Blomberg, Bryant Mock

Votes: 166

32. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

Votes: 8,475 | Gross: $0.41M

33. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 892 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Puppet (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Drama

A broad look at the fraught history of American puppetry (its marginalization as children's theater and its sudden explosion as high art) with an intimate thread following Dan Hurlin, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Soll | Stars: Dan Hurlin, David Sefton

Votes: 34

35. The Reconstruction of Asa Carter (2010)

58 min | Documentary

Published in 1976, the critically acclaimed novel, The Education of Little Tree was quickly embraced by critics as a seminal work of Native American literature. A memoir about life as an ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Ricci | Stars: Frederick Burger, Dan T. Carter, Ken Forman, Wayne Greenhaw

Votes: 13

36. The Robber (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg | Stars: Andreas Lust, Markus Schleinzer, Roman Kettner, Hannelore Klauber-Laursen

Votes: 4,523 | Gross: $0.08M

37. Sahkanaga (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery

A teenager in rural Georgia stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in the woods, and the fabric of his life unravels as he suffers the secret.

Director: John Henry Summerour | Stars: Trevor Neuhoff, Kristin Rievley, Jace Flatt, Charles Patterson

Votes: 91

38. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano, Neyde Senna

Votes: 71,447 | Gross: $1.61M

39. Septien (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

A reclusive sports hustler returns home to his family farm after years of absence to reunite with his two eccentric, unhinged and emotionally damaged brothers.

Director: Michael Tully | Stars: Michael Tully, Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel, Jim Willingham

Votes: 591

40. Silver Tongues (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.

Director: Simon Arthur | Stars: Lee Tergesen, Enid Graham, Tate Ellington, Emily Meade

Votes: 745

41. Small Pond (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Drama

A ne'er-do-well Shakespeare's Pizza employee explores the underbelly of downtown Columbia, Missouri.

Director: Josh Slates | Stars: Hari Leigh, Susan Burke, Amy Seimetz, Josh Fadem

Votes: 63

42. SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Everywhere you look in Southern Louisiana there's water - rivers, bayous, swamps, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico. And everyone in Cajun Country has a water story, or two or three... See full summary »

Director: Jon Bowermaster | Stars: Ivor Van Heerden, Dean A. Wilson

Votes: 15

43. Sound It Out (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

SOUND IT OUT is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, in the North East of England. Starring Tom, Kelly, David, Daniel, 70,000 records and the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanie Finlay

Votes: 437

45. The Tents (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History