New and Coming Releases: March 25, 2008

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Fireworks Wednesday

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's third feature, Chahar Shanbeh Suri (aka Fireworks Wednesday), follows Rouhi (Taran... more>>>


Black House

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: An insurance claims adjuster investigates a decrepit house and discovers horrific secrets inside involving suicides and murder. The more he learns the more the terror mounts, building to a blood-soake... more>>>

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: As one of the world's preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers' values and moral attitudes. Described by Time magazine as "America's greatest photographer," she fir... more>>>

Starting out in the Evening

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Frank Langella (Dracula, Good Night, and Good Luck.) stars in Andrew Wagner's independent drama <a href='/webCatalog?... more>>>


The Exquisite Short Films of Kihachiro Kawamoto

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Kimstim and Kino are proud to present this collection of short films from one of the world s greatest stop-motion animators: Kihachiro Kawamoto. Famous for his beautiful, expressive puppets, Kawamoto ... more>>>

The Protest

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: The changes that have swept Iran catch up with one man when's he's released from prison in this drama. When Amur (Dariush Arjmand) learns that the woman who is to marry his younger brother Reza (Moham... more>>>

The Major and the Minor

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: A woman's attempt to disguise herself as an underage girl mushrooms into a series of humorous deceptions in this romantic comedy. Ginger Rogers stars as Susan Applegate, a young woman living in New Yo... more>>>

Cuba: An African Odyssey

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: This revealing, award-winning documentary adds to our understanding of the Cold War through its least-known context Africa. From 1961 to 1991, the Dark Continent was a battleground for four different ... more>>>

Hannah Takes the Stairs

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: American independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg's 2007 feature Hannah Takes the Stairs concerns Hannah (Greta Gerwig), a recent college graduate who spends one long, unsatisfying summer in the Windy City ... more>>>

Sick Nurses

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Hell hath no fury like a nurse scorned in this gruesome but witty horror story from Thailand. Dr. Tah (Vichaya Jarujinda) is a charming but devious surgeon who has a profitable side business supplying... more>>>

The Book of the Dead

Releases: 2008-04-22



Flash Point

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: SPL power duo Wilson Yip and Danny Yen re-team for this raucous action film about a loose cannon cop on the trail of three drug dealing brothers. Jun (Yen) is the kind of cop who always gets his man, ... more>>>


Death of a Cyclist (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Originally titled Muerte de un Ciclista (Death of a Cyclist), it is a Spanish-filmed guilt trip with overtones of social upheaval. The young wife (Lucia Bose) of an older industrialist... more>>>

Silent Ozu - Three Family Comedies

Releases: 2008-04-22


The Golden Compass

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A young girl ventures into a perilous parallel universe to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in director Chris Weitz's adaptation of the first installment of author Ph... more>>>

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby - a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old, and somehow found the strength to rebound - first tou... more>>>

The Living End

Releases: 2008-04-29
Synopsis: A gentle film critic hooks up with a violent drifter in this HIV-positive road movie, which marked the emergence of writer/director Gregg Araki into the art house mainstream. Jon (Craig Gilmore) has j... more>>>

How to Cook Your Life

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: Self-depreciating Zen Buddhist priest, chef, and Tessajara Bread Book author Edward Espe Brown takes over Buddhist center kitchens around the world to school viewers in the joys of organic cooking as ... more>>>

I'm Not There

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: Director Todd Haynes's unconventional biopic of the legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan features different actors playing the part of the Minnesota native at various stages of his remar... more>>>

Dans Paris

Releases: 2008-05-06
Synopsis: French sex symbols Romain Duris and Louis Garrel join screen icons Guy Marchand and Marie-France Pisier in writer-director Christophe Honoré's four-character chamber drama Dans Paris (Inside Paris). D... more>>>

Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo

Releases: 2008-05-13
Synopsis: A young filmmaker eager to document an unexplored element of the contemporary music scene achieves auditory enlightenment while discovering the duality of existence in director Les Claypool's seamless... more>>>

The Delirious Fictions of William Klein (Eclipse)

Releases: 2008-05-20


The Thief of Bagdad (Criterion)

Releases: 2008-05-27
Synopsis: In ancient Bagdad, the young prince Achmed (John Justin) is betrayed, deposed, and imprisoned by his vizier Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), an evil and calculating man who is also a master of the Black Arts. B... more>>>


Releases: 2008-06-10
Synopsis: Prolific music-video helmer and award-winning photographer Anton Corbijn makes his feature directorial debut with this biographical drama concerning the late Joy Division frontman Ian C... more>>>


Releases: 2008-12-28
Synopsis: Academy-award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu offers an unusual look at the simultaneous diversity and commonality of four very different men in this documentary. In Protagonist, Yu recalls the structura... more>>>


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