“A saga of the immigrant experience that captures the snap, crackle and pop of American life, along with the pounding pulse, emotional reticence, volcanic colors and cherished rituals of Indian culture,” says the Wall St. Journal
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, GOD GREW TIRED OF US explores the indomitable spirit of three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan who leave their homeland, triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and move to America, where they build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping the friends and family they have left behind.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce - Factory Girl, Memento) is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer (J.K. Simmons) assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy is skeptical and sure he's calling his own shots, the would-be prophet's prediction comes true, and Jimmy becomes fearful that the mysterious seer could be right about something else…to beware the first snow.
Filmed in cinema vérité style, director James Longley's poetically rendered documentary looks at contemporary
When brash trailer park resident Teri Horton bought a secondhand painting for five bucks, little did she know it could be a genuine Jackson Pollock worth millions. This film documents Horton's volatile 15-year journey into the heart of the art world's elitist establishment to have the painting authenticated. The clash between stuffy art dealers and the cussin', beer-drinkin' Horton is funny, eye-opening and utterly unforgettable.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 6, 2007
How about a hysterical documentary on Jeff Goldblum taking a break from film to star in a production of The Music Man? Or a Croatian film reminiscent of Mash, full of dark comedy and deadpan humor? Or a Columbian/American romantic comedy about US bachelors seeking Columbian brides? Or a couple of great new surfing flicks? Or a thriller about a jet-lagged businessman who awakens to find strangers in his bedroom? It’s all here in the Spring 2007 Southernmost Mini Fest.Thirteen movies from eight countries over four days -- April 12-15, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
“Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace, from a screenplay by Steven Knight, turns out to be blessed with inspirational nobility and comic eccentricity—the former provided by an edifying narrative, and the latter by a colorful cast of characters—to bring it to emotional fruition.” Andrew Sarris
“The beauty of the Turkish film Climates, a small but indelible masterpiece, is more than skin-deep. … It's as sharp and lovely as the best Chekhov short stories.” Chicago Tribune