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2009 Melbourne International Film Festival

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Jermal

$24.95 | 88 minutes

After his mother's death, Jaya (12) is sent to his father, Johar, who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in the middle of the sea). Johar is shocked, never knowing he has a son, and rejects the boy as his kin. Fully aware he can't bring Jaya back to land due to a dark past, Johar is forced to accept&hellip…

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2008 Melbourne International Film Festival

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The Ladies

$9.95 | 13 minutes

When Vali and Mimi closed their couture shop on Lexington Avenue they kepy a dozen of their best clients, moved the business into the spare bedroom, and moved Mimi to the pull-out couch. Still sewing forty hours a week, the 87 and 93 year old sisters reflect on the dying of a craft, the important of family, and the persistence of the&hellip&hellip…

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Dominick Dunne: After the Party

$24.95 | 85 minutes

Hollywood outcast, best-selling author and chronicler of the rich and famous, Dominick Dunne is one of the world's leading journalists and society commentators. This is his story&hellip…

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Sita Sings the Blues

$24.95 | 82 minutes

Sita is a goddess seperated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw&hellip…

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Szmolinsky

$4.95 | 5 minutes

Set in Eberswalde, Germany, just outside of Berlin, Szmolinsky is the story of Karl and Inge. After Karl is contacted by the North Korean government to send his "German Giants" over to Pyong Yang, he is harassed by local animal rights activists. Szmolinsky offers a look into one chapter in this extraordinary story. &hellip…

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The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins

$24.95 | 98 minutes

Controversial conceptual artist Vanessa Beecroft, known for staging striking tableaux of nude female models, is smitten with a pair of Sudanese twins during an African photo shoot. Determined to adopt them whether her husband, the local orphanage, or the government of Sudan likes it or not&hellip&hellip…

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2007 Melbourne International Film Festival

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Welcome to Nollywood

$4.99 | 58 minutes

Welcome to Nollywood tells the story of the burgeoning Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood. The film follows three directors and their latest productions, while also using interviews with scholars, actors, and journalists who celebrate (in insightful and often humorous ways) the Nigerian video-film industry as a whole, its unique&hellip…

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Big Dreamers

$24.95 | 55 minutes

Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar town in tropical north Queensland called Tully. Tully was a very prosperous town until one day Brazil decided to dump its sugar stockpile on the global market. The townsfolk called a meeting to save the town from financial disaster. One man stood up and proposed building The World’s Biggest Gumboot&hellip…

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Billy The Kid

$20.95 | 90 minutes

Best Documentary
Audience Award

15-year-old Billy is the unique subject of BILLY THE KID, an intimate verite portrait by Jennifer Venditti. Venditti stumbled upon Billy while casting Carter Smith's BUGCRUSH. Intrigued by his eccentric wisdom and intuitive, pop-infused quips, Venditti traveled to Maine to capture moments&hellip…

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2006 Melbourne International Film Festival

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Black Gold

$24.95 | 78 minutes

BLACK GOLD asks us to wake up and smell the coffee, to face the unjust conditions under which our favorite drink is produced and to decide what we can do about it. The film traces the tangled trail from the two billion cups of coffee consumed each day back to the coffee farmers who produce the beans. In particular, It follows Tadesse&hellip&hellip…

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2005 Melbourne International Film Festival

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A State of Mind

$23.95 | 93 minutes

With unprecedented access to the closed society of North Korea, British filmmaker Daniel Gordon and his crew set out to document the efforts of two schoolgirls--Pak Hyon Sun, 13, and her friend Kim Song Yon, 11, as they train in gymnastics for the massive governmental spectacle, The Mass Games, in the capital city of Pyongyang. Following&hellip&hellip…

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Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt

$22.95 | 100 minutes

The Ultimate songwriter's songwriter, Townes Van Zandt had a profound impact on generations of muscicians from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones, yet he avioded the commercial success enjoyed by many of his fans. Many musicologists think he was more influential than Dylan His influence can be found deeply etched&hellip&hellip…

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2002 Melbourne International Film Festival

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Derrida

$23.95 | 85 minutes

Directors Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman present this documentary portrait of the intellectual and philosopher Jacques Derrida. Beginning with his theory of deconstruction--the notion of getting to the basics behind our thought processes and the way in which we view the world--Derrida is portrayed "naturally" walking down the street&hellip&hellip…

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Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut

$11.95 | 133 minutes

This new and embellished version of the 2001 theatrical release, which was a cult hit, offers twenty minutes of scenes that were deleted from the original, sound improvements, new songs (such as "Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS), and new special effects that give insight into Donnie's world and his theories of time travel&hellip…

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