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Home - This is a Home Movie...or Rather a Search-For-Home Movie
Armed with an ancient Hi-8 video camera (with a broken microphone) and a decrepit Super-8 film camera, filmmaker Broderick Fox travelled between Berlin and Los Angeles with his German partner,…
Things Girls Do - Have You Seen This Story?
American culture is saturated with representations of body image concerns; with all this media representation largely contextualized within feminist debates. Filmmaker Broderick Fox takes a fresh look at eating disorders…
I Knew Him - Turns Assumptions About Sexual Assault on Their Head
This work is part of ilmmaker Broderick Fox's exploration of "embodied media"-- utilizing everyday consumer technologies to blur body binaries--simplistic, either/or conceptions of gender and sexuality that have traditionally relegated…

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The Skin I'm In - Filmmaker Broderick Fox's Second Chance at Life
In 2005, filmmaker Broderick Fox was found on the Berlin subway tracks with his head split open and a lethal blood alcohol level of 0.47. Strangers pulled him to safety, giving him a second chance at life and propelling him on a global journey to explore the limits of body,…
I Vitelloni
Five young men linger in a postadolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small seacoast town. They while away their time spending the lira doled out by their indulgent families on drink, women, and nights at the local pool hall. Federico Fellini's second solo directorial effort (originally released…
Approved for Adoption - The Story of a Boy Stranded Between Two Cultures
Hailed as "Captivating" by the Los Angeles Times and "Superb!" by the Wall Street Journal, this award-winning animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of filmmaker Jung Henin, a Korean child adopted by a Western family after the end of the Korean War. Humorous and poetic animated vignettes track Jung from…
Six O'Clock News
McElwee pursues murder, mayhem and catastrophe the same way he pursued southern women in Sherman's March. Made after McElwee becomes a father and finds himself at home watching a lot more TV, he becomes obsessed with the nightly tales of calamity reported on by the local news. This fascination soon…
Time Indefinite
McElwee, Charleen Swansea, and several other memorable characters you met in Sherman's March invite you to pick up their story in Time Indefinite, McElwee's hilariously profound sequel to his much-beloved, critically acclaimed hit. When McElwee announces at the family gathering in South Carolina that he's going to marry a nice…
My Nose
This personal documentary reveals the complexities of a single woman living in a beauty-obsessed world with her original yet imperfect nose. It's a tale that anyone who has ever obsessed over their own "imperfection" will easily relate to MY NOSE explores filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum's mother's preoccupation with her nose, the…
Halving the Bones - Author Ruth Ozeki's Autobiographical Film
Skeletons in the closet? HALVING THE BONES delivers a surprising twist to this tale. This cleverly-constructed film tells the story of Ruth, a half-Japanese filmmaker living in New York, who has inherited a can of bones that she keeps on a shelf in her closet. The bones are half of…
Kwaku Ananse
Drawing upon the rich mythology of Ghana, this magical short film combines semi-autobiographical elements from the filmmaker's life with local folklore to tell a spellbinding story of a young American woman who returns to West Africa for her father's funeral, only to discover his hidden double identity. Nyan Koronhwea returns…
The 400 Blows - Les quatre cents coups
Francois Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut's passage from leading critic to…
Sam Klemke's Time Machine - A Man Who Documented His Entire Adult Life
Since 1977, Sam Klemke has filmed his life, creating a strange and intimate portrait of what it means to be human. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and the Hot Docs Film Festival. "Adventuresome, unclassifiable." - Variety "...a rather interesting tale about a compulsive personality." - Film International
Backyard - Ross McElwee Turns the Camera on His Family
The result of McElwee turning his camera on his family and their neighbors, the film is a humorous and poignant look at odd moments in a genteel Southern town.
Karl Marx City - A Filmmaker Dives Into Her Father's Past
Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father's suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an elaborate…