Uplifting and unconventional, this tale of genocide and reconciliation in Rwanda uses a series of parallel and overlapping narratives from various Tutsi and Hutu perspectives. Together, they illuminate the complex fabric of life in Rwanda, while dramatizing the sites of refuge during the 100-day rampage.
Centering on an officially sanctioned annual hunt on one of the last free-ranging American bison herds on earth, this observational film meditates on the iconography and activities associated with a special brand of American individualism as seen through the lens of a dying cowboy culture.
Focusing on Mark Lee Ping-bin, one of the most talented and prolific cinematographers in Asia, Let the Wind Carry Me details the itinerant lifestyle of a deeply observant and philosophical artist and the tolls that his profession takes on his family life.
In the new film by the acclaimed director of the imaginative Lennon-Epstein biopic The Hours and Times, a woman finds herself consumed by the politics of deforestation, a burgeoning romance and metaphysical communication with a sasquatch. Viewers expecting a campy romp through cryptozoology will come away puzzled, and the better for it.
This inspiring coming-of-age story about a preteen girl dealing with several family crises, including her mother’s battle with AIDS, pits the community-ravaging effects of teenage prostitution, alcoholism, infant mortality and the HIV epidemic against a single household and one heartbreakingly resilient child.
A simple electrician affectionately known as Mr. Light finds himself in a difficult position when a politician embraces his dream of generating wind energy for his impoverished town. This stirring allegory of a man confronting injustice and tyranny dramatizes the challenges facing the developing economies of post-Soviet Central Asia.
An invigorating mix of genres gives us a humorous, and ultimately tragic, story about Julie, a 23-year-old French woman trying to make it on her own. Floundering in her attempts to hold a job and reckless in love, she makes a bid for freedom with a charming young man of dubious employment.
Sparks ignite between a cosmetics saleswoman and an advertising executive during a back-alley smoke break in this romantic comedy. The hip young Hong Kong duo embarks on the awkward first stages of love in the age of wireless communications, overcoming incidental and self-inflicted obstacles as their relationship begins to blossom.
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters’ infamous cross-country trip from California to Tomorrowland at the New York World’s Fair was documented in 16mm film, audio recordings and photographs. These rich sources were recently unearthed and in this transporting documentary breathe new life into a special moment in American history and the counterculture.
A scrappy slum kid with a gift for running meets a driven judo instructor with dreams of Olympic fame. Their complicated relationship turns India upside down in a documentary that expertly guides us through a series of twists and turns that are exciting and unsettling at once.