BoyhoodJuly 11, 2014
The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
The Brave OneSeptember 14, 2007
A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
AdulthoodJune 16, 2008
After serving six years for killing his schoolmate, a young man learns that someone is out for revenge.
Faraway, So Close!December 21, 1993
The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel dreams of "crossing over" to the human world.And he does, as Karl Engel, a man who perhaps knows too much, perhaps like in many of Hitchcock's films, some harmless citizen who gets involved in an affair to which he is not up to. In fact, there is no one as kind and harmless as this newborn citizen of the Earth.We will follow Cassiels's adventures into a "thriller." This story which gets mangled with his own life is about weapons, more precisely about a weapon deal where the weapons - or INSTRUMENTS of violence -- are traded for IMAGES of violence.(Text from Wim Wenders site)
Zazie dans le MétroOctober 28, 1960
A brash and precocious ten-year-old comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle. He and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which rides roughshod over the City of Light. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle’s audacious Zazie dans le Métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.
Vive L'AmourSeptember 2, 1994
Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Café LumièreSeptember 1, 2004
Making her way through life by forming superficial relationships, Yoko (Japanese pop idol Yo Hitoto) keeps everyone at arm's length, whether it's her father (Nanji Kobayashi) and stepmother (Kimiko Yo) or Hajime (Tadanobu Asano), the owner of a small bookstore who could be the father of her unborn child. Yoko seems most at home when she's riding the train, speeding around the city with only her thoughts to entertain her.
NinaJanuary 1, 2004
Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.
Ok JaanuJanuary 13, 2017
OK Jaanu is an upcoming Indian romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions. It is an official remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil film OK Kanmani.
City of HopeOctober 11, 1991
This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo Bianco). Other characters in this ensemble drama about urban conflict and corruption include Asteroid , an unstable homeless person, and Wynn (Joe Morton), an idealistic young politician.
Heavy TrafficAugust 8, 1973
An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.
The Human ScaleFebruary 20, 2013
50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.
Something in the AirNovember 10, 2011
When clairvoyant Pernille meets Journalist Daniel, who is on a mission to write an exposé about Fact & Fiction in the clairvoyant world, Daniel falls in love with her. And funnily enough, she hadn't seen it coming.
Tats Cru: The Mural KingsOctober 24, 2006
Determined to hold on to their moniker of "the Mural Kings," world-renowned artists Tats Cru produce a wall painting for Harlem's Graffiti Hall of Fame in this compelling documentary. Beginning their career as subway graffiti creators in the early 1980s, three Bronx teenagers evolved into talented muralists. Their story is told through archival clips, behind-the-scenes footage of the mural production process and interviews with the artists.
Radiant CityMay 30, 2007
Since the end of World War II, one of kind of urban residential development has dominate how cities in North America have grown, the suburbs. In these artificial neighborhoods, there is a sense of careless sprawl in an car dominated culture that ineffectually tries to create the more organically grown older communities. Interspersed with the comments of various experts about the nature of suburbia
Ghost Town to HavanaSeptember 15, 2015
A rampant, street level story of mentorship and everyday heroism in tough circumstances. An inner city coach's son, estranged in his youth from his father, spends five years on ball fields in inner city Oakland and Havana, following the lives of two extraordinary youth baseball coaches, Roscoe in Oakland and Nicolas in Havana. The coaches meet on videotape and two years of red tape later, Coach Roscoe and nine Oakland players travel to Havana to play Coach Nicolas' team. For one week, the players and coaches eat, dance, swim, argue and play baseball together. But when the parent of an Oakland player is murdered back home, it brings back the inescapable reality and challenges of life in an American inner city.
When Will You Get Married?February 12, 2015
Dinda is a successful Hotel Manager in Jakarta, but her parents think that she's a failure because she's still single in her 30s. An unacceptable thing for her parents who keeps their traditional culture by heart, where women should have babies in their early 20s. Dinda finally give in by her parents' pressure. She devise a plan to hire an actor, Satrio, to pretend to become her boyfriend for a week. She brings along Satrio to Jogjakarta for her parents' wedding anniversary party. But what it seems as a harmless plan turns into chaos. All Dinda's plan didn't work out as she hope to be. Satrio turns out to be an idealistic and eccentric actor who never follow Dinda's scenario and always has his own act to charm Dinda's parents. Dinda is trying juggling everything in order,but little does she knows that her parents also has their own scenario for Dinda. Hilarity ensues.
Empty SpacesMarch 20, 2018
Amidst the crisis in the Porto Alegre real estate market, a college student, struggling with a recent break up and her upcoming graduation, start looking for a new apartment to live in, only to find herself victim of an urban curse that follows people who live alone in the city.
Moon Above the GraveyardMarch 31, 1973
Seeing Sabar brag about his success in Jakarta, two young Batak men from his village, Tigor and Sahat, are enticed to go find Sabar. Their hopes and dreams are dashed. Sabar lives in an obscure slum alley, working only as an “oplet” driver (a small car used as public transport), and constantly bickers with his wife, as Sabar is full of dreams and bluffs. So Sahat and Tigor try to live in Jakarta on their own. Tigor wants power and becomes a thug controlling a parking lot; but the people working there beat him to death. Sahat dreams to be a great writer and is willing to marry Mona, the daughter of a publisher, just to launch his career as a writer. But Sabar dies when his car is overturned in an accident. None of them achieves the dream they wished for. This film is easily Asrul Sani’s best, aside from Apa jang Kau Tjari Palupi. Aedy Moward also acts wonderfully here.
ApocryphalMarch 28, 2012
Bewildered, Carlos awakens from a nightmare stalked by Death. The dream has a foreboding message, which is not entirely clear to him. Carlos decides to challenge his destiny and face the consequences, but his evil doing ends up shaping his own fate and that of those around him. Macabre by choice, Carlos attempts to tip the scales by changing the course of the plot designed by the gods. In this story,the unsettling city of Mexico is the backdropthat reveals psychological and human postures characteristic of a big city. It is a story where individuals who change their destiny with masks and opportunism manipulate morality, religion and reason for selfish personal gain.