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A Fierce Green Fire
A lucid and prophetic documentary that will rekindle your passion for making your small contribution to saving the planet.
A poignant and powerful drama about the hijacking of a Danish cargo ship and its seven-member crew by Somali pirates.
A hopeful and enlightening documentary on the baby steps being taken to offer alternatives to big industry farming.
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 blistering critique of the exploitation of performing orcas in marine parks.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
A creative and well-acted story about the explosive firepower of sexual desire as a tricky force that can bring both gratification and frustration, sweetness and bitterness, pleasure and pain.
An introduction to the Seventeenth Karmapa, the 23-year-old leader of the oldest reincarnation lineage in Tibetan Buddhism on a tour of America.
An English coming-of-age tale with an appealing performance by Eloise Laurence as an 11-year old trying to make her way in a violent world.
Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
An edifying documentary on the life and times of the controversial Tibetan Buddhist spiritual teacher and spiritual warrior whose mission was to build an enlightened society.
A shocking documentary about secret U.S. counter-terrorist operations around the world admired as the activities of masters of war by African warlords and others.
A drama that shows how romantic love and friendships can demand more nurturing than some people can give them.
A suspenseful drama proving that outer space is a very mysterious and a very dangerous place.
A portrait of life in Iran through the eyes of an oppressed woman lawyer who yearns to escape to freedom.
An engrossing drama about the controversial comments by the philosopher Hannah Arendt on the Adolf Eichmann trial in 1962 in Israel.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
The three young wizards on a quest that will test their loyalties, courage, and magical abilities to the max.
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey
An impressive documentary on the guitar artistry of John Fahey who described himself as a spiritual detective.
The heart-affecting drama of a bridge builder from Canada who is worn down by the Israeli-Palestinian war.
A weird meditation on sex, power, knowledge, and fame for those who enjoy exotic fare.
A comedy about the changes and the challenges faced by a couple as they age.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
A shocking and poignant documentary about the Catholic Church's cover-up of sexual abuse and the victims who heroically came forward to break their silence.
Animated film about monster college students competing to become the scariest one of them all.
No Strings Attached
A comic look at hooking up and the ideal of just having fun.
A sober minded and poignant film about the dangers of religious zeal.
A 3D animated family film about stepping into your dream and becoming all you were meant to be.
A riveting screen adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the different shades of grief and the insidious ways it can rock the foundations of a marriage.
An exquisite and sense-luscious French film about the great artist and his last muse.
Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde
An extraordinary documentary about a cowboy who models the spiritual practice of reverence.
Sherlock Holmes Double Feature
Two early Sherlock Holmes dramas that reveal the English detective's meticulous method of detection and his emphasis on an open mind.
Springsteen & I
An entertaining documentary about Bruce Springsteen, his loyal fans, and his impact on their lives.
Stuck in Love
Three writers in one family explore the different shades of love.
A dreamlike Portuguese drama about yearning that will appeal to the adventuresome filmgoer looking for something a little bit different.
An animated film that has it all: captivating characters, rich thematic material, humor, imaginative visuals, and an adventuresome quest.
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
A holiday drama that depicts the miracle of forgiveness in the midst of a storm of familial conflict and misunderstandings.
A bloody parable about the dangers of watering the seeds of violence.
One of the best films of 2013 with its focus on the quest for freedom and the desire to escape the prisons of oppression, violence, and merciless power.
The Way, Way Back
A feel-good comedy and coming-of-age film where a shy teenager opens to the adventures of life, humor, and self-expression during a summer vacation.