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Touching story about how the spiritual practice of enthusiasm works wonders in the life of a man in prison.
A Place at the Table
A documentary about the shocking extent of hunger in America, affecting 1 in 4 children.
A road movie about two unhappy people who take on new identities only to find they still have to face their problems.
At Any Price
An engrossing drama about a farm family struggling to survive in a time when big business, new technology, and genetically modified seeds are the name of the game.
A psychological thriller that explores fresh territory in its depiction of sexual politics.
A couple on the cusp of a mid-life crisis talk their way through a storm of disappointments, resentments, and flash points in their 18-year relationship.
A shocking documentary about secret US counter-terrorist operations around the world that have made us masters of war in the eyes of African warlords and others.
Three compelling dramas about lives shattered by thieves using the tools of technology to steal things of great value to their victims.
Portraits of three environmental activists and the challenges they face in trying to change people's mindsets and spur them on to help stem the tide of ecological disaster.
A powerful and thought-provoking drama about war. peace, and the challenges of cross-cultural understanding.
The comic misadventures of a quirky young woman who falls down seven times but gets up eight.
Free the Mind
An enlightening documentary about using mindfulness, breathing techniques, and yoga to reprogram the brain and ease the mind.
An engrossing drama about the controversial comments by the philosopher Hannah Arendt on the Adolf Eichmann trial in 1962 in Israel.
A compelling and enlightening documentary about the important role creativity can play in the pursuit of justice and in the spread of compassion.
A playful and entertaining probe of the cocktail renaissance in our time.
Iron Man 3
Robert Downey Jr. carries this superhero saga with his wit and clever improvised quips.
An ambitious film conveying the complicated and violent early history of India and Pakistan through the stories of two boys born on independence day.
A fresh coming-of-age tale with an impressive performance by Tye Sheridan as a sensitive, kind, and caring teenager with a good heart.
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das
An emotionally wrought documentary about the spiritual journey and immense love story of chant master Krishna Das.
An exquisite and sense-luscious French film about the great artist and his last muse.
A gripping depiction of distrust as a vicious fire that consumes those who give in to its power.
Star Trek Into Darkness
An immensely engaging sci-fi thriller about friendship, leadership, and loss in a tense and war-mongering intergalactic world.
Stories We Tell
A groundbreaking documentary written and directed by Sarah Polley about family secrets, memory, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
The Bling Ring
A sharp-edged portrait of a band of amoral teenage thieves in Southern California who have a passion for fashion, a yearning to have more, and a desire to experience the cheap thrills of danger.
The English Teacher
A fetching dramady starring Julianne Moore as an enthusiastic and vulnerable middle-aged English teacher who turns a corner in her life and realizes she will never be the same again.
The Happy Poet
A laid-back green entrepreneur capitalizes on patience and perseverance in his quest to operate a successful organic food cart.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
A rollicking comedy with three zany performances by Steve Carrell, Jim Carrey, and Alan Arkin
The Kings of Summer
A rebellious and creative Ohio teenager tries to forge his own passage from adolescence into manhood in the woods with two buddies.
A bloody parable about the dangers of watering the seeds of violence.
A moving depiction of a teenage girl's quest for a way out of her sadness, grief, and loss over the sudden death of her beloved father.
To the Wonder
A bold and ground-breaking film by Terrence Malick that is a mystical meditation on the many manifestations of the spiritual practices of yearning and love.
Violeta Went to Heaven
A well-acted and well-directed musical biodrama about the life and career of the Chilean singer and songwriter Viola Parra.
An astonishing drama set in Africa that vividly depicts the courage and resiliency of a 12-year-old girl whose spiritual gifts enable her to survive.
What Maisie Knew
A mesmerizing screen adaptation of a Henry James novel about parenting and the importance of a tender and nurturing love.