New and Coming Releases: April 22, 2008

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The Magic of Melies

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Decades before the term special effects was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium s first master magician: Georges Méliès. Such f... more>>>


Germany, Pale Mother

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Director Helma Sanders-Brahms reached back into her own wartime childhood for her best known film, Germany Pale Mother (Deutschland bleiche Mutter).... more>>>



The Films of Hamid Rahmanian & Melissa Hibbard: Shahrbanoo/Sir Alfred of Charles de Gaulle Airport

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: The encounter of an American woman with a super-conservative Iranian family living in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Tehran was surely not an accident waiting to happen...more>>>


 

Charlie Wilson's War

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Produced by Tom Hanks, written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Mike Nichols, this adaptation of George Crile III's... more>>>



Black House

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Audiences long bored with American-style horror films have gravitated to the more creative and creepy ideas that have emerged out of Asia. For those who fall into this camp and are looking for somethi... more>>>


Seance

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Everybody knows séances can't get rid of ghosts; if anything, they are an open invitation to the spirit world. So why is this dorm full of freshman girls attempting to hold one in order to rid their b... more>>>


Romulus, My Father

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Longtime Australian actor Richard Roxburgh makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Raimond Gaita's acclaimed memoir, adapted for the screen by poet ... 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>>>


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 ... more>>>



Big Ideas for a Small Planet: Season 1

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: This program compiles the first season of this environmental documentary series focusing on pioneering inventions and practices with an ecological agenda. ... 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 Orphanage

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro produces director Juan Antonio Bayona's gothic frightener about a long-abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling past. As a child, young orphan Laur... more>>>


Breaking Bread & Other Shorts

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: "Breaking Bread" is a slice of life documentary about a Korean-American family who invites an Iranian friend to make a final meal for their dying father...more>>>



The Orphanage (Blu-Ray)

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro produces director Juan Antonio Bayona's gothic frightener about a long-abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling past. As a child, young orphan Laur... 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>>>


The Book of the Dead

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Stop-motion animation, once considered a dramatic movement in special effects, is something of a lost art. When it's done well, it can have beautiful and creepy effects missing from the sterility of c... more>>>


How Did It Feel?

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Actor-turned-director Daniel Feraldo takes the helm for this simmering family drama about a manic alcoholic who moves in with her sympathetic sister, only to send her sibling's fragile marriage hurdli... more>>>



What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Named "America's Best Photographer" in 2001 by none other than Time Magazine, Lexington-based photographer Sally Mann captures images that challenge both the values and moral attitudes of the viewer. ... more>>>


One Missed Call

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Shannyn Sossamon and Ed Burns star in director Eric Valette's remake of Takashi Miike's frightful tale about a cell... more>>>



My Boy Jack

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Actor/writer David Haig pens and stars in this war drama tracing author Rudyard Kipling's search for his seventeen year old son after the boy is reported missing during World War I. Jack Kipling (Dani... 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>>>


Easy Living

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Financier J.B. Ball (Edward Arnold) -- known in the press as "the Bull of Broad Street" -- may be one of the wealthiest investment bankers in the country, but he also knows the value of a dollar. And ... 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>>>


What Would Jesus Buy?

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Bill Talen is a New York-based activist and performance artist who since the late 1990's has won notoriety for his character Rev. Billy. Rev. Billy is a wildly charismatic street preacher and self-app... more>>>


The Savages

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: A pair of siblings are forced to set aside their discomfort with one another for the sake of their father in this low-key comedy drama from writer/director Tamara Jenkins. Wendy Savage (Laur... more>>>


Fireworks Wednesday

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



The Red Kimono

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Three of Hollywood's more enterprising women created this sentimental treatise on sin and redemption: Mrs. Wallace Reid (the former actress Dorothy Davenport) produced and co-directed (with Walter Lan... more>>>


Cuba: An African Odyssey

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: This revealing French 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 competing interes... more>>>


Three Days to Vegas

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Peter Falk, Rip Torn, Bill Cobbs, George Segal, and Coolio star in director Charlie Picerni's geriatric road comedy following an adventurous group of four senior citizens as they set out to prevent th... more>>>


Cloverfield

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Producer J.J. Abrams teams with writer Drew Goddard and director Matt Reeves for this frenetic tale of a powerful destructive force that descends upon New York City, and the four desperate survivors w... more>>>


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>>>


Fine Dead Girls

Releases: 2008-04-22
Synopsis: Dalibor Matanic directs the fast-paced Croatian film noir Fine Dead Girls. Looking for a small place to live together, medical student Iva (Olga Pakalov... 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
Synopsis: In the late twenties and early thirties, Yasujiro Ozu was working steadily for Shochiku studios, honing his craft on dozens of silent films in various genres, from romantic melodramas to college comed... more>>>

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