5 Broken Cameras A remarkable documentary which charts the impact on a Palestinian village, and one of its children, of Israeli oppression during the past five years. Foreign
A Late Quartet A very special and memorable movie with top drawer acting, great classical music, and a theme of spiritual transformation. Feature
All Together A French dramady about five friends who discover the advantages and challenges to communal living. Foreign
Amour A poignant and provocative French-language drama about the tenderness, discipline, and patience involved in being a loving caregiver. Foreign
Beasts of the Southern Wild An extraordinary movie about a fearless six-year-old African-American girl who tutors us in the art of survival. Feature
Brave The freedom quest of a feisty Celtic princess with a jungle of wild red hair. Animated
Bully An eye-opening documentary that focuses on five youth who were bullied and how their families, schools, and communities respond. Documentary
Cloud Atlas An impressive movie saluting the human propensity for telling stories as good medicine. Feature
Delicacy An exploration of the dynamics of sadness and the liberating qualities of love. Foreign
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax A delightful animated feature with special appeal for tree lovers. Animated
Frankenweenie A strange and appealing animated film that explores the unusual adventures of a lonely boy and his eternally frisky dog. Animated
Hope Springs A funny and sensitive movie about the renewal of a burnt-out marriage that is one of the Best Films of 2012. Feature
How to Survive a Plague A documentary on the impact of a passionate group of dedicated and creative individuals in raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic. Documentary
I Wish A charming and inventive Japanese movie about wishes, questing, and the wonderful support of grandparents when we need them the most. Foreign
Jeff, Who Lives at Home A delightful film about how synchronicities can open people up to revitalizing adventures which have the potential to transform them. Feature
Last Call at the Oasis A tour de force documentary about the water crisis in America and the varied and sometimes shocking responses to it. Documentary
Les Miserables Three cheers for a sentimental musical about forgiveness, freedom, and love that brings tears to our eyes in unison with others! Feature
Life of Pi A visually stunning and powerful drama that teaches us much about faith. Feature
Lincoln A very special historical drama about Lincoln's leadership skills during the tense times of civil war and racial enmity. Feature
Marley An astonishing documentary charting the life and legacies of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Documentary
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God A shocking documentary about the Catholic Church's cover-up of sexual abuse and the heroic response of victims. Documentary
Monsieur Lazhar An emotionally charged drama about a caring and compassionate man who helps some grief shaken children deal with the suicide of their teacher. Foreign
Moonrise Kingdom A wonder-inducing film from Wes Anderson about the authentic quest of two oddball teens who just want to be free. Feature
Planet of Snail A deeply moving documentary about love, living with disabilities, savoring the senses, and being present. Documentary
Promised Land An engrossing and thought-provoking drama about fracking, big money, small town life, saving the environment, and trying to live with integrity in hard times. Feature
Rise of the Guardians An unusual tale about a playful free spirit who is thrilled to become a Guardian who watches over children. Animated
Safety Not Guaranteed A wonder-inducing combo of time travel and romantic comedy that tickles the funny bone and provokes thought about the different dimensions of time. Feature
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen A quirky and thoroughly entertaining spiritual drama about the multiple meanings of faith. Feature
Samsara An enthralling documentary that becomes a guided meditation on the wheel of life and death. Feature
Searching for Sugar Man An inspiring and uplifting documentary about a man who gives all he's got and experiences a miracle in return. Documentary
Silver Linings Playbook A healing and hopeful dramady about friendship. love, family, and optimism that is one of the Best Films of 2012. Feature
Take This Waltz A respectful and creative treatment of sex and the mysteries of love by director Sarah Polley with a stunning performance by Michelle Williams. Feature
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel A top-drawer dramedy about a band of English retirees in India and the challenges and transformations they undergo. Feature
The Gatekeepers A controversial documentary where former heads of Israel's security agency explain their take on the war against terrorism. Documentary
The Hunger Games A drama of survival that depicts the nurturing courage of a young woman forced to do battle against both friend and foe. Feature
The Intouchables A playful and compassionate French film about an unconventional caregiver and the quadriplegic man he looks after. Foreign
The Invisible War A disturbing, hard-hitting, and emotionally-shattering documentary about the rapes of women serving in the U.S. military. Documentary
The Lady An inspiring portrait of a freedom fighter told through an exquisite love story set in the darkness of violence, repression, and tyranny in Burma. Feature
The Magic of Belle Isle A spiritual film for all true believers in the power of love to transform lives. Feature
The Rabbi's Cat A French animated film about the unusual quest of a rabbi, a skeikh, and a talking cat to discover the unity of peoples. Animated
The Sessions A brave and bold movie that explores new territory in sexuality and spirituality. Feature
The Well-Digger's Daughter A tour de force remake of Marcel Pagnol's 1940 film about love, loss, class, forgiveness, and transformation that come from the heart. Foreign
This is 40 A frolicsome and thought-provoking film about a couple's midlife crises and how it affects their marriage, their family life, and their sense of themselves. Feature
This Is Not a Film A clandestine last gasp of freedom from one of Iran's most creative and controversial film directors while under house arrest. Foreign
Where Do We Go Now? An inventive Lebanese film about the creative efforts of Christian and Muslim women in a small village to create peace and end religious hatred. Foreign
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