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Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct (1992)

Starring: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza

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Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum (2016)

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CHASING ASYLUM exposes the real impact of Australia's offshore detention policies and explores how 'The Lucky Country' became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights. The film features never before seen footage from inside Australia's offshore detention camps, revealing the personal impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo. CHASING ASYLUM explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia's decision to lock away families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, destroying their lives under the pretext of saving them.

Margaret

Margaret (2011)

Starring: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo

Margaret centers on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student who feels certain that she inadvertently played a role in a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life. In her attempts to set things right she meets with opposition at every step. Torn apart with frustration, she begins emotionally brutalizing her family, her friends, her teachers, and most of all, herself. She has been confronted quite unexpectedly with a basic truth: that her youthful ideals are on a collision course against the realities and compromises of the adult world. -- (C) Fox Searchlight

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Starring: Aaron Swartz, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties. (c) FilmBuff Participant

Life 2.0

Life 2.0 (2011)

Starring: Asri Falcone, Philip Rosedale, Amie Goode

Every day, across all corners of the globe, millions of users log onto Second Life, a virtual online world not entirely unlike our own. They enter a new reality, whose inhabitants assume alternate personas in the form of avatars - digital alter egos that can be sculpted and manipulated to the heart's desire, representing reality, fantasy, or a healthy mix of both. Within this alternate landscape, escapism abounds, relationships are formed, and a real-world economy thrives effectively blurring the lines between reality and "virtual" reality. First time feature director Jason Spingarn-Koff digs deeply into the core of basic human interaction in the documentary film "LIFE 2.0" by assuming his own avatar and immersing himself in the worlds of Second Life residents - whose real lives have been drastically transformed by the new lives they lead in cyberspace. -- (c) Official Site

Basic

Basic (2003)

Starring: John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson

Head Games

Head Games (2012)

Starring: Chris Nowinski,Alan Schwarz,Keith Primeau,Cindy Parlow Cone,Bob Costas

From acclaimed director Steve James, Head Games is a revealing documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports. Athletes from the professional to the youth levels share their personal struggles in dealing with the devastating and long-term effects of concussions, an epidemic fueled by the 'leave everything on the field' culture so prominent in American sport. Inspired by events from the book 'Head Games' written by former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, the film contrasts eye-opening evidence and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation's leading medical experts with first-hand accounts from the athletes, coaches, and parents who must tread the difficult balance between sports excellence and basic self-preservation. -- (C) Variance

Casino Jack And The United States Of Money

Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010)

Starring: Stanley Tucci, Paul Rudd

This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah -- confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney once again wields the tools of his trade with the skill of a master. Following the ongoing indictments of federal officials and exposing favor trading in our nation's capital, Gibney illuminates the way our politicians' desperate need to get elected -- and the millions of dollars it costs -- may be undermining the basic principles of American democracy.

The Shine of Day

The Shine of Day (2013)

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Subjects of an Anthology retrospective in 2011, filmmakers Rainer Frimmel & Tizza Covi are back with their fifth and most recent feature film, THE SHINE OF DAY. Like its predecessor - LA PIVELLINA, which represented their first foray into fiction filmmaking - the new film draws from their roots in non-fiction cinema. Its protagonist, Philipp Hochmair, is in fact a renowned Austrian theatrical actor - here he plays a version of himself, as he prepares for and performs in a variety of plays, and one day finds himself receiving an unexpected visit from his aging uncle Walter, whom he's never met. A dual-portrait of two men whose very different sensibilities and approaches to life emerge more through dialogue and debate than through over-determined drama, and whose basic respect and affection for each other is sometimes frayed but never severed, THE SHINE OF DAY is a beautiful and sensitive film. (c) Anthology Archives

If You Build It

If You Build It (2014)

Starring: Matthew Miller,Emily Pilloton,Cheryl Byrum,Anthony Johnson,Dr. Chip Zullinger

From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible. (C) Long Shot Factory

If You Build It

If You Build It (2014)

Starring: Matthew Miller,Emily Pilloton,Cheryl Byrum,Anthony Johnson,Dr. Chip Zullinger

From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible. (C) Long Shot Factory

Queen and Country

Queen and Country (2015)

Starring: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, David Thewlis

QUEEN AND COUNTRY is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego), played by a charming Callum Turner, begins basic training in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England. (C) BBC America

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (2013)

Starring: Daryl Hannah,Gyalwang Drukpa,Aamir Khan,Carrie Lee

PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey is the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet's "3rd Pole," a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human's most basic means - by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example. Surviving harrowing injuries, illness, and starvation, they emerge with nearly half a ton of plastic litter strapped to their backs, triggering an historic green revolution across the rooftop of the world. (c) Official Site

Marwencol

Marwencol (2010)

Starring: Mark Hogancamp

On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was brutally attacked by five men in his hometown of Kingston, New York. The assault left the ex-navyman, carpenter, and showroom designer in a coma for nine days; he emerged with brain damage that initially made it impossible for him to walk, eat, or speak. Physical and occupational therapy helped him regain basic motor skills, but after less than a year he discovered that without insurance, he could no longer afford it. Determined "not to let those five guys win," Hogancamp turned to art as a therapeutic tool. He revisited his childhood hobbies of collecting toy soldiers and building and painting models. Commandeering a pile of scrap wood left behind by a contractor, he constructed "Marwencol," a fictional Belgian town built to one-sixth scale in his backyard. He populated it with military figurines and Barbie dolls representing World War II personages like Patton and Hitler as well as stand-ins for himself, his friends, and his family. Finally, he dusted off an old camera and used it to capture staged events ranging from pitched battles between occupying German and American forces to catfights in the town bar.-- (C) Cinema Guild

Persons of Interest

Persons of Interest (2004)

Starring: Muhamed Abushhaker, Syed Ali, Khadrah Ali

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