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Fay Grim (2006) Written, directed and edited by Hal Hartley English, 118 minutes Starring Parker Posey as Fay Grim website Hal Hartley returns to familiar territory with this sequel to “Henry Fool,” a film that came out ten years  ...

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Exterminating Angels (Les Anges Exterminateurs) (2006) Belgium Directed and written by Jean-Claude Brisseau In December of 2005, former school teacher, now writer-director Jean-Claude Brisseau was convicted of sexual harassment, given a one-year suspended prison sentence, and fined 15,000  ...

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Written and Directed by Bruno Dumont Starring Samuel Boidin and Adelaide Leroux French, 91 minutes website Flanders is a remarkable film, though it is not an easy film to digest. This is director Bruno Dumont’s fourth feature, and like his  ...

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I’m really a sucker for inspirational movies…the ones in which an individual overcomes enormous obstacles and conquers the establishment. The ending of such movies is never in doubt. The joy in watching these films is in rooting for the underdog,  ...

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Director Daniel Karslake (PBS’s “In the Life” newsmagazine) incorporates the stories of five conservative Christian families – conservative Christian parents and their gay adult children -- to dramatize the devastating impact of homophobia in the United States today. The Bible  ...

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Four Minutes (Vier Minuten) (Germany, 2006) German with English subtitles Chris Kraus, director website Filmed in grainy, deep shadows and set in a contemporary women’s prison outside Berlin, Four Minutes offers a long view into modern German history through  ...

Frameline 32: culturevulture.net -film review

San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival June 19 -29 2008 http://www.frameline.org/index.aspx Pageant A film that blows all notions about gender and what it is to be a female impersonator won this year’s audience award for bestdocumentary  ...

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I have always thought the biggest difference between documentaries and fiction films involves how they can portray alcohol and drug use. In feature films, we have all seen characters who are imbibing or “using” portrayed as funny, insightful, achingly honest,  ...

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Four attractive, sophisticated and savvy Parisian women share the intimacies and intricacies of their lives in Gorgeous!, a fast-paced, entertaining and refreshing comic drama. Gorgeous!, shown at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, explores the responsibilities, chaos and confusion  ...

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A film from Bosnia-Herzegovina Written and Directed by Jasmila Zbanic Official Website It all seems so distant now, the breakup of Yugoslavia, the Bosnian war, and the four-year siege of Sarajevo. The war has been over for a decade,  ...