In this fable of tradition and nonconformity set against the lush beauty of the Filipino countryside, three misfits come together to make their own place in a conservative, often superstitious village.
Through a contemporary retelling of the Hercules myth, this exciting Brazilian feature considers the plight of disadvantaged youth in São Paulo. Heracles, an 18-year-old motorcycle courier, must prove himself by conquering the eponymous 12 labors.
Developers, environmental activists and property owners collide in Laura Dunn’s documentary that examines the battle over the building of an upscale housing development near Barton Springs, a natural water wonder in Austin, Texas.
This diverse collection of short films from around the globe will carry away viewers young and old to far-flung destinations both real and imagined. Titles include First Flight, Dorme, Knuffle Bunny, Ricochet, The Fan and the Flower, I Want to Be a Pilot, Peter Pan Has Grown Up and John Lennon Is Dead, and Ride of the Mergansers.
The spirited young daughter of a poor fisherman, Vanaja hopes to become a great dancer. Flirtation with her landlady’s son soon hurls her up against the walls of class, gender and family. A powerful coming-of-age film, both modern and graceful.
The indomitable spirit of legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf is celebrated in this French feast of a biopic, featuring a stunning performance by Marion Cotillard as the "little sparrow" who lived, loved and sang with no regrets.
An elderly, rebellious musician plays all the right notes in this tender and poignant drama that portrays—in striking black-and-white cinematography—the tensions between the peasants and military during the uprisings of the 1970s in the Guerrero region of Mexico.
Boy genius and piano prodigy Vitus just wants to be a normal kid. He escapes the daily pressures his parents place on him by spending time with his loving, eccentric grandpa (veteran actor Bruno Ganz), who encourages him to find his own way with his exceptional gifts.
In this compassionate documentary, pubescent girls in rural Ethiopia are married off and give birth as young as 12, with horrifying consequences. Ostracized because they suffer from incontinence, these young women make a grueling journey to be healed at an Addis Ababa hospital.
Spike Lee’s documentary on Hurricane Katrina is a powerful elegy for an American tragedy. In addition to this complete screening, Acts II and III only will screen as part of a program honoring Lee as this year’s recipient of the Film Society Directing Award, with Lee in attendance.