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From Thursday Til Sunday
It all begins one ordinary Thursday: Lucia, age 10, and Manuel, age 7, take a road trip with their parents to northern Chile. Yet unbeknownst to the children, their parents, Ana and Fernando, have decided to end their marriage. The…
The Lips
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Certain Regard Award for Best Actress, a prize shared by the film's three leads (Adela Sanchez, Eva Bianco, and Victoria Raposo), this subtle, challenging mix of documentary and narrative filmmaking follows a trio of…
Price of Gold
Gold: today's most popular investment commodity. This astounding film is the first to document the illegal gold-diggers in Mongolia's Gobi Desert risking their lives for a few grams of the precious mineral. While the speculative market value of gold in…
Porfirio
Paralyzed from the waist down by a stray police bullet, the title character in Alejandro Landes's award-winning film spends his days selling minutes on his cell phone, flirting with his comely neighbor--and secretly plotting his revenge. Landes worked on the…
Xu Bing: Phoenix
With unprecedented personal access, Xu Bing: Phoenix takes viewers behind the scenes of the creation and installation of "Phoenix," the breath-taking and symbolic sculpture by Chinese artist Xu Bing. Please see complete description on enclosed document.
The Naked Room - Portrait A Pediatric Therapist’s Office
The location: a pediatric therapist's office. The characters: severely depressive child patients and their anguished parents. In Nuria Ibanez's fascinating and acclaimed documentary, the austere interior of a Mexico City hospital is the setting for a profoundly moving and educational…
El Huaso: The Last Rodeo
Mental illness and depression are compellingly explored in the story of Gustavo, a successful businessman who he lives in a cozy home surrounded by a loving family. Although his life seems perfect, the 58-year-old Chilean immigrant struggles with an increasingly…
The Chilean Building - Children Growing Up in a Commune
This remarkable film tells a story never before documented: While their parents battled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a group of children were raised, first in Europe and then in Cuba, safely and communally. The 20 adults who supervised Project…