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Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Director: Rodrigo Reyes
Year: 2013

Using Purgatory as his filmic metaphor, Director Rodrigo Reyes creates a haunting exploration of transient life near the US/Mexico border.

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Casting About

Casting About

Director: Barry J. Hershey
Year: 2007

CASTING ABOUT is a lyrical documentary that illuminates the grit, mystery and raw emotion behind the process of casting actors. Shot from the filmmaker’s point of view, the viewer encounters many of the 350 diverse actresses who test for a trio of roles in a dramatic film, in auditions held in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles. Deftly weaving together interviews, monologues, private moments, the film creates an impressionistic and moving collage of the casting experience.

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Kids for Cash

Kids for Cash

Director: Robert May
Year: 2013

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind a notorious scandal that rocked the nation. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line.

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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2013

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs.

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Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man

Director: Ben Steinbauer
Year: 2010

A search for the legendary RV salesman whose hilarious, foul-mouthed outbursts were caught on video and became an online phenomenon. Winnebago Man is a laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man's response to unintended fame.

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The Toe Tactic

The Toe Tactic

Director: Emily Hubley
Year: 2008

Writer-director-animator Emily Hubley's feature length debut is a "highly emotional fable" (New York Observer) that imaginatively fuses live action and animation. A woman visits her abandoned childhood home. There, she experiences a flood of grief for her dead father and nostalgia for the world the two shared. A light-hearted and perceptive exploration of memory, regret and the nature of reality itself. Also includes 3 short films and more. Music by Yo La Tengo

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Trigger Man

Trigger Man

Director: Ti West
Year: 2007

Ti West's Trigger Man leads the charge in a new wave of stripped down, scary movies fueled by seat-of-the-pants filmmaking ingenuity.

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American Mystic

American Mystic

Director: Alex Mar
Year: 2010

Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion.

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How to be a Man

How to be a Man

Director: (various)
Year: 1951

Since the 1940’s, classroom films have aimed at tutoring young adolescents on subjects such as sexual development, the importance of fitting in, and juvenile delinquency, all in tidy, ten-minute sermons disguised as dramas. This collection illustrates social norms from post-WWII America. (see also, HOW TO BE A WOMAN)

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Loren Cass

Loren Cass

Director: Chris Fuller
Year: 2009

Chris Fuller's explosive debut centers around three teenagers trying to make sense of the brutal (and real-life) shooting of Tyron Lewis, a black motorist gunned down by a white policeman - as well as the widespread urban rioting that followed the killing.

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