Drama

Drama
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1982

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a Quaker school in the mountains above Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears. Mouaness, who also wrote the script, splits the film between two perspectives; that of the adults and that of the children. The result is a layered script that delicately explores the social schisms and the complexities of love and war. 

3 day rental • NR • 100 min. • Arabic & English with subtitles


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Adam

Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer, but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their home. Gradually, however, Abla’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.

3 day rental • NR • 98 min. • Arabic with subtitles


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Aimee & Jaguar

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, married and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim (Maria Schrader), a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive.

3 day rental • NR • 125 min. • German with subtitles


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Bad Education

One of Pedro Almodovar's finest films, BAD EDUCATION is an outrageous tale of desire, revenge and murder. Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martínez) gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Ignacio (Gael Garcia Bernal--The Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien), who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school.

3 day rental • NC-17 • 106 min. • Spanish with subtitles


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The 400 Blows

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of his cinematic counterpart, Antoine, the film sensitively re-creates the trials of his own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. It marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.

3 day rental • NR • 99 min.


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City Lights

CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

3 day rental • G • 86 min.


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The City of Lost Children

Old and decrepit Krank has lost his capacity for dreaming and is attempting to fight death by stealing the dreams of children. Krank's cadre of cloned henchmen snatch 5-year-old Denree to subject him to the horrific dream-retrieval process. The boy's father, One (Ron Perlman), the hulking strongman of a traveling circus, and his precocious 9-year-old friend, Miette, join forces to defeat Krank's minions and save Denree.

3 day rental • R • 111 min. • French with subtitles


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Cleo From 5 to 7

Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. On leave from the Algerian War, his troubles put hers in perspective. As they talk and walk, Cléo comes to terms with her selfishness, finding peace before the results come back.

3 day rental • NR • 89 min. • French with subtitles


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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 120 min. • Chinese with subtitles


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Final Set

Once described as a young professional tennis prodigy, Thomas (Cesar-winner Alex Lutz) never had the career in the game he had hoped for. At 37, he decides to return to the French Open at Rolland Garros, in spite of his declining physical fitness and shattered knee. Although his wife Eve (Ana Girardot) and mother Judith (Oscar-nominee Kirstin Scott Thomas) advise him to give up on his unlikely ambition, Thomas obsessively perseveres. NR, 105 min. French with subtitles.

3 day rental • NR • 105 min. • French with subtitles


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The Illusionist

Magic tricks can't compete with rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, so a French illusionist (Jean-Claude Donda) finds himself touring Scotland's shabby pubs and run-down restaurants. But things brighten for him when he meets Alice (Eilidh Rankin), a girl who believes his powers are real. Together they travel to Edinburgh for a performance, but he doesn't have the heart to reveal that his feats are merely tricks, and risks financial ruin by giving her gifts supplied by his "magic."

3 day rental • PG • 90 min.


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The Lives of Others

Academy Award Winner: Best Foreign Language Film. At once a political thriller and human drama, THE LIVES OF OTHERS begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police.

3 day rental • R • 137 min. • German with subtitles


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The Lunchbox

Lonely housewife Ila decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan, an irritable widower. Curious about her husband's lack of response, Ila adds a note to the next day's lunchbox, and thus begins an unusual friendship in which Saajan and Ila can talk about their joys and sorrows without ever meeting in person.

3 day rental • PG • 105 min. • Hindi with subtitles


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Madre

Ten years have gone by since Elena’s six-year-old son has disappeared. The last thing she heard of him was a phone call he gave her, saying that he was lost on a beach in France and couldn’t find his father. Nowadays, Elena lives on this same beach and manages a restaurant. She is finally beginning to emerge from this tragic episode when she meets a French teenager who strongly reminds her of her lost son. The two of them will embark on a relationship which will sow chaos and distrust around them.

NR • 129 min. • Spanish with subtitles


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Martin Eden

An enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin is a self-taught proletarian who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry. The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this passionate, enveloping tale, based on Jack London's 1909 novel. "An absolute blast!" - NY Times.

5 day rental • NR • 129 min. • Italian with subtitles


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Nowhere In Africa

A love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways.

3 day rental • R • 141 min. • German and Swahili with subtitles


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Orlando

When we first played Orlando in 1992, it left audiences breathless, due to the luminous performance of a then unknown young actress named Tilda Swinton. ORLANDO is a bold, unsentimental re-working of Virgina Woolf's classic novel in which an innocent aristocrat journeys through 400 years of English history - first as a man, then as a woman. A quest for love, an ironic dance through English history, and a contemporary exploration of gender and identity.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 93 min.


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Our Little Sister

Three sisters meet their younger half-sister for the first time at their father's funeral. Set against the summer ocean sparkling with sunlight, radiant autumn foliage, a tunnel of gorgeous yet impermanent cherry blossom trees, and brilliant fireworks heralding the arrival of another summer, their moving and deeply relatable story depicts the irreplaceable moments that form a true family.

3 day rental • PG • 126 min. • Japanese with subtitles


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Persepolis

Persepolis first garnered attention as a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, the story of her years growing up as an outspoken and precocious girl in the midst of the Iranian revolution. In this film adaptation, Satrapi's incredible tale and beautiful animation come together to create something magnificent. The New York Times calls it "full of warmth and surprise, alive with humor and a fierce independence of spirit."

3 day rental • PG-13 • 96 min.


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Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Márta Vizy is a 39-year-old Hungarian neurosurgeon. After 20 years in the United States, she returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous at the Liberty Bridge with János, a fellow doctor she met at a conference in New Jersey. Márta waits in vain, while the love of her life is nowhere to be seen. When she finally tracks him down, the bewildered man claims the two have never met. Shot with impeccable symmetry on entrancing 35mm, it is an Orphic tale reminding us that, while the heart is an abstruse trickster, the human brain — ruling us with over 80 billion interconnected neurons — is our most complex organ.

3 day rental • NR • 95 min. • Hungarian with subtitles


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Puzzle

A closely observed portrait of Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.

3 day rental • R • 103 min.


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Rose Plays Julie

As an only child, Rose enjoyed a loving relationship with her adoptive parents. However, for as long as Rose can remember she has wanted to know who her biological parents are and the facts of her true identity. What Rose cannot possibly foresee is that she is on a collision course that will prove both violent and unsettling – dark forces gather and threaten to destroy her already fragile sense of her own identity. **Includes disturbing images involving animals.**

3 day rental • NR • 100 min.


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Run Lola Run

The internationally acclaimed sensation about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente in her star debut). She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni, who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences. Set to a throbbing score.

3 day rental • R • 82 min.


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Saint Laurent

A gorgeous biopic about the legendary French Designer navigating a decade of freedom from the 60s into the 70s. The New York Times calls it "giddy, intoxicating, decidedly decadent."

3 day rental • R • 150 min.


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Skate Kitchen

Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

3 day rental • R • 107 min.


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Spring Blossom

Suzanne is 16. She is bored with people of her age. Every day on her way to high school, she passes a theater. There, she meets an older man, and becomes obsessed with him. Despite their age difference, they find in each other an answer to their ennui and fall in love. But Suzanne is afraid she’s missing out on life – that life of a 16-year-old, which she had struggled so much to enjoy in the same way as her peers.

3 day rental • NR • 73 min. • French with subtitles


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Sublet

Ethan Fox's new film is a lovely and wistful drama about what binds two game men - one American, one Israeli - despite, or maybe because of, their generational differences. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated John Benjamin Hickey and featuring the debut of Niv Nissim, SUBLET focuses on a New York Times writer who visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city's energy and his relationship with a younger man he meets there bring him back to life. 

3 day rental • NR • 89 min.


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Sun Children

SUN CHILDREN is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.

3 day rental • NR • 99 min. • Persian with subtitles


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The Band’s Visit

A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 87 mins. • Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles


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To the Ends of the Earth

A young woman, Yoko, travels with a small crew to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her reality TV travel show. Despite her best efforts, all the shootings end unsuccessfully. Frustrated by the failed filming, she takes to the streets of this mysterious country on her own. Lost in the streets of Tashkent, she finds herself adrift and alone, confronting her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.

3 day rental • NR • 120 min. • Japanese with subtitles