The Taqwacores

Website: http://www.rumanni.com/   “1 of the 10 Best Films from Sundance 2010” – Time Out London Synopsis: Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new “unorthodox” housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore – a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists on […]

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Putty Hill

Playing Friday, October 22: 8:30pm “In a way rarely seen, “Putty Hill” says all that can be said about a few days in the lives of its characters without seeming to say very much at all. It looks closely, burrows deep, considers the way in which lives have become pointless and death therefore less meaningful. […]

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Daddy Longlegs

DADDY LONGLEGS Website: http://www.sundanceselects.com/films/daddy-longlegs “Daddy Longlegs may shock you, but it will also make you re-examine your ideas about parenthood, and what it means to be a father.” – Newsweek Synopsis: Every year, Lenny gets to spend two weeks with his two young sons. He juggles his kids, work, and everything else within a midtown […]

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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Website: http://www.banksyfilm.com/   “An exhilarating hall-of-mirrors look at what happens when global art fame turns anonymous, artists become objects, fans turn into artists, and the whole what’s-sincere-and-what’s-a-sham spectacle is more fun than art was ever supposed to be.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly [From the Sundance Film Festival] Billed as “the world’s first street art […]

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Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO Official Website: http://www.beetlequeen.com/ “a striking micromasterpiece…utterly, wonderfully unique” – The Austin Chronicle Synopsis: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of the development of Japan’s love affair with bugs. Sold live in vending machines and department stores, plastic replicas included as prizes in the equivalent of a McDonald’s Happy Meal, from […]

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More 2010 Official Selections

2010 has a great line-up of films. We Are Croissan’wich A short film about advertising, friendship and breast pumps. Director: Josh Lowman Running Time: 10 min Website: http://www.wearecroissanwich.com/ The Bag A simple yet disturbing story of an elderly woman who has grown tired of living. Director: Ray Nomoto Robison Running Time: 25 min Website: http://sites.google.com/site/thebagmovieproject/ Open Five […]

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