2002 Official Sidewalk Selections

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1. Chance (2002)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman tries to find the right man to be with while dealing with her own life and family problems.

Director: Amber Benson | Stars: Amber Benson, James Marsters, Tressa DiFiglia, Andy Hallett

Votes: 1,227

2. Easy Listening (2002)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Set in the 1960's, Easy Listening is a masterful period piece with the feel of old happy commercials, Burt makes a living playing trumpet in an elevator music orchestra.

Director: Pamela Corkey | Stars: David Ian, Traci L. Crouch, Timothy Crowe, Mary Frank Madera

Votes: 39

3. Funny Ha Ha (2002)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bujalski | Stars: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder, Jennifer L. Schaper

Votes: 2,781 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Ice Challenger (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

The first crossing of the frozen Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia in a land-based vehicle. Third attempt by British adventurer Steve Brooks in his Snowbird 6 vehicle, the ultimate SUV, ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Davison | Star: Steve Brooks

5. Master of the Game (2002)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

In the end of WW2 a group of four Jewish prisoners trying to escape through the forest The arrive to a small cabin where the find shelter and food, but soon enough a group of nazi soldiers ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Stolhand | Stars: Uygar Aktan, Garry Peters, Steven Chester Prince, Alex Affolter

Votes: 88

6. Resin (2001)

87 min | Drama

A drug dealer, after getting arrested, beat-up in jail and his first felony conviction, vows to make one final score and a fresh start; but instead winds up in a showdown with a malicious ... See full summary »

Directors: Vladimir Gyorski, Steven Sobel | Stars: David Alvarado, Mia Kelly, Michael Glazer, Brandon Beckner

Votes: 27

7. Standing on Fishes (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A comedy named after a poem, that shows (besides a lot of nudity) how various people see art much differently than others.

Directors: Meredith Scott Lynn, Bradford Tatum | Stars: Bradford Tatum, Meredith Scott Lynn, Jason Priestley, Lauren Fox

Votes: 162

8. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A young woman who has reinvented herself as a New York City socialite must return home to Alabama to obtain a divorce from her husband after seven years of separation.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen

Votes: 116,013 | Gross: $127.22M

9. Vampire Clan (2002)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror

Based on the true story of the murder of a girl's parents in Eustis, FL (USA), five teens in a vampire cult on the run are captured by police in New Orleans, LA and tell their tale of how they got there.

Director: John Webb | Stars: Drew Fuller, Alexandra Breckenridge, Timothy Lee DePriest, Marina Black

Votes: 915

10. Washington Heights (2002)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

In the Latino neighborhood of New York City's Washington Heights, two sons of immigrants one Dominican, one Irish wrestle with ambition and identity, only to discover that sometimes pursuing one's dreams comes at a heavy cost.

Director: Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa | Stars: Tomas Milian, Manny Perez, Danny Hoch, Jude Ciccolella

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.16M

11. Amandla! (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History, Music

78 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu, Vusi Mahlasela, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 610 | Gross: $0.40M

12. The Backyard (2002)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Lightbulbs, fire, barbed wire, mousetraps, staple guns, thumbtacks and glass are weapons of choice in The Backyard. This undercover documentary takes you deep into the controversial arena ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hough | Stars: The Lizard, Mario Ponce, Chaos, Paul Hough

Votes: 654

13. Blue Vinyl (2002)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

Directors: Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand | Stars: William Baggett, Charlie Cray, Daniel B. Gold, Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes

Votes: 308

14. My Father, the Genius (2002)

84 min | Documentary

An old architect who believes he's a genius and the world doesn't appreciate his big ideas, asks his daughter to write his biography, and she decides to make a movie about him including all aspects of his life, professional and personal.

Director: Lucia Small | Stars: John Johansen, David Mesa, Ralph Mursinna, Michael Rendler

Votes: 110

15. The Rough South of Larry Brown (2002)

85 min | Documentary

The life and works of Oxford, Miss. Fireman-turned-writer Larry Brown are examined in a unique documentary format that incorporates narrative film adaptations of three of his short stories: Samaritans, Wild Thing, and Boy & Dog.

Director: Gary Hawkins | Stars: Will Patton, Natalie Canerday, Dakota Smith, Paul Schneider

Votes: 154

16. Shalom Y'all (2003)

59 min | Documentary

Traveling in a vintage Cadillac, filmmaker Brian Bain, a third generation Jew from New Orleans, sets out on a 4200-mile road trip though the American South. Traveling through Delta ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Bain | Stars: Kinky Friedman, Andrew Young

Votes: 35

17. Shot in the Dark (2002)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

Adrian goes on a quest with his best friend to meet his father.

Director: Adrian Grenier | Stars: Jackson Blum, Carl Dunbar, Debbie Dunbar, Esther Dunbar

Votes: 322

18. Strange Fruit (2002)

57 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

In 1937, after seeing a photo depicting the lynching of a black man in the south, Bronx-born high school teacher Abel Meeropol wrote a poem entitled "Strange Fruit" that begins with the ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Katz | Stars: Dorothy Thigpen, Milton Gabler, Farah Jasmine Griffin, C.T. Vivian

Votes: 103

19. Vakvagany (2002)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Mystery

A strange film employing old home movies and newly shot footage in an effort to expose one Hungarian family and their mutiple problems from the 1940s to current. Narrated by James Ellroy, Stan Brakhage, and Dr. Roy Menninger.

Directors: Benjamin Meade, András Surányi | Stars: James Ellroy, Stan Brakhage, Roy Menninger, Erno Locsei

Votes: 53

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