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This documentary is the perfect way to fully educate Americans on one of the landmark political shifts of the 20th century. The Case Against 8 follows the two gay couples chosen to make the case to overturn Proposition 8, California’s ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage. The two women, Kris Perry and Sandra Stier, and the two men, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, endure experiences that would tear many marriages limb from limb as their quest to wed ... Read More
This fun new film opens today, June 6th! Written and directed by indie darling Michael Tully, Ping Pong Summer will charm your socks off and make you yearn for summer camp, popsicles, old school rhymes, and the feel-good style of 1985. The colors are crazy, the clothes are boss, and emotions (and hormones) run high. The narrative centers around Rad Miracle (played by Marcello Conte), a 13-year-old kid whose life is built around his obsessions. Namely, ... Read More
Opens today in theaters! The elevator pitch for Obvious Child is startlingly simple: Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a 20-something comedian nursing a broken heart, has a drunken one-night stand with a stranger, gets knocked up, and has an abortion. The end. But the experience of watching the film is much more than the sum of its parts. Carrying the distinction of being one of the first ever pro-choice comedies, Obvious Child—which was a Sundance favorite—is also ... Read More
Rocks in My Pockets is an animated movie for adults that poses the question, “How do you stay sane in this crazy world?”  While this particular line of thinking is nothing new, the film, funded by over 800 Kickstarter contributions, searches for answers via five women and their personal battles with depression and suicide. Creator Signe Baumane, a Latvian-born, New York-based artist, uses both hand-drawn and painted animation paired ... Read More
I have been staring at an open Word document since late Friday evening after I sat in a sold-out theater and watched my New Favorite Film unfold before me, trying to put into words what about Maleficent made me exclaim (much to the dismay of the audience members around me) “THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL” right after (major spoilers ahead) Maleficent kisses Aurora on the forehead, awakening her from the curse with true love’s first kiss. Until now, ... Read More
Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a shaggy-haired, chain-smoking, alcoholic divorced dad with a broken dream of running his own record label. Gretta (Keira Knightley) is a down-on-her-luck young New York émigré with a song in her heart and a battered past of her own. Begin Again is less about the new beginning these two lonely city dwellers find, and more about coming to terms with previous endings. Light on plot and heavy on stubbly Mark Ruffalo grins, Begin ... Read More
Emoticon ;) might be the cutest movie title I've ever seen. It puts it all out there and let’s you know that this movie is going to be something different. The indie drama follows Elena (Livia De Paolis), a graduate student working on a thesis about “modern means of communication.” The plot examines her relationship with a much older man and the issues that can come up when dating a person very different from herself. She tries to hold ... Read More
One of our favorite ladies out there, Tina Fey, is starring in a new family rom-com movie called, "This is Where I Leave You," coming to theaters September 12th. The film's cast is just perfect as it brings together the comedic gems from the past and the present. Alongside Tina is living legend, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and rising stars like Adam Driver and Corey Stoll.  "This is Where I Leave You" is an adaptation of a novel by the same name, written ... Read More
Are you a human rights activist? While reading the paper, does your stomach churn in utter disgust at all the articles about the blatant disregard for human life? Do you live for truthful depictions of human struggles as captured in a two hour long motion picture? If the answer to all these questions is an impassioned YES, than it sounds like the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival is for you! Beginning on June 12th and lasting until June 22nd, the 2014 Human ... Read More
Part of being a human is accepting that your parents will die. When you are a woman and you have the typical strong bond with your mother, the idea of losing her can seem Earth-shattering. I know my mom is the most important woman in my life, and the idea of going just a few days without her strange texts seems crazy. But not all of us get to keep the things we cherish. When death strikes us we are almost always unprepared, and it leaves us feeling hopeless and ... Read More
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