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Film Independent Announces Official Film Selections for 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

- Universal Pictures' PUBLIC ENEMIES selected as Centerpiece Premiere -

LOS ANGELES, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the official selections for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Film Festival will run from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. Now in its fifteenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.


The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 4,600 submissions from filmmakers around the world, with the final selections representing several World, International, North American, and U.S. premieres. For the first time this year, international films will be included in the narrative and documentary competition categories.

"The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival is a celebration of culture, cinema and community: a festival where everyday movie lovers can see films they otherwise might not see, hear first-hand from the artists and filmmakers that inspire them, and get a sneak peek at the great movies of the summer," said Los Angeles Film Festival Director Rebecca Yeldham. "It's a beautiful program, and I can't wait to share it with our audiences."

"We're very proud to be sharing a collection of outstanding work with the Los Angeles public this year," said Los Angeles Film Festival Director of Programming Rachel Rosen. "Whether it's discovering exciting new filmmaking talent, seeing an anticipated film from a favorite director, or getting an in-depth look at a beloved classic, audiences have a range of unique film experiences to choose from in the Festival slate."

"Our goal at Film Independent is to represent the breadth of stories being told and to reflect the issues that are happening on a local and global level through the art of cinema," said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. "With the Los Angeles Film Festival, we at Film Independent further support our year-round work of cultivating a community of filmmakers and filmgoers alike."

Universal Pictures' action-thriller Public Enemies will screen as the Centerpiece Premiere at this year's Festival. Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Academy Award(R) winner Marion Cotillard in the story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp) -- the charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.

Passes to attend the Festival are available immediately for Film Independent members, and beginning May 18 for the general public. In addition to screenings and events, Festival passes provide access to a series of networking receptions and entry to the ZonePerfect live.create. lounge, where Festival pass holders can interact with Festival filmmakers and professionals in the film community. General admission tickets to individual films go on sale beginning May 29. Contact the Festival Ticketing Center for passes, tickets and event information by calling 866.FILM.FEST (866.345-6337) or visit Festival Passes and tickets can also be purchased in person beginning on Friday, June 12 at the Festival Ticketing Center located at 1038 Westwood Blvd.

The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival will screen more than 70 feature films, 70 shorts, and 50 music videos.

Narrative Competition (7): The Narrative Competition is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that compete for the Target Filmmaker Award, which carries a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by Target. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors. Films in this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.
 -- Dear Lemon Lima, Suzi Yoonessi - WORLD PREMIERE
 -- Harmony & Me, Bob Byington
 -- Hollywood, je t'aime, Jason Bushman - WORLD PREMIERE
 -- Passenger Side, Matt Bissonnette - Canada - WORLD PREMIERE
 -- Turistas, Alicia Scherson - Chile - U.S. PREMIERE
 -- Wa Do Dem (What They Do), Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace - WORLD PREMIERE

 -- Zero Bridge, Tariq Tapa - USA/India - U.S. PREMIERE

Documentary Competition (7): The Documentary Competition is comprised of films made by talented emerging filmmakers that compete for the Target Documentary Award, which carries a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by Target. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors. Films in this section are also eligible for the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.
 -- After the Storm, Hilla Medalia - WORLD PREMIERE
 -- Bananas!*, Fredrik Gertten - Sweden - WORLD PREMIERE
 -- Branson, Brent Meeske - WORLD PREMIERE
 -- Convention, AJ Schnack
 -- The Last Beekeeper, Jeremy Simmons
 -- October Country, Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher - WORLD PREMIERE

 -- Those Who Remain, Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman - Mexico - U.S.

International Showcase (21): The International Showcase highlights innovative independent narrative and documentary features from outside of the United States. Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature, or Best Documentary Feature.
 -- Adhen, Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche - France/Algeria
 -- Autumn, Ozcan Alper - Turkey
 -- Birdwatchers, Marco Bechis - Italy/Brazil (IFC Festival Direct)
 -- Bronson, Nicolas Winding Refn - England (Magnolia Pictures)
 -- Calimucho, Eugenie Jansen - Netherlands
 -- Call If You Need Me, James Lee - Malaysia - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
 -- Carmen Meets Borat, Mercedes Stalenhoef - Netherlands
 -- City of Borders, Yun Suh - Israel
 -- Elementary Training for Actors, Martin Rejtman - Argentina -
 -- Extraordinary Stories, Mariano Llinas - Argentina
 -- High-Rise, Gabriel Mascaro - Brazil - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
 -- Los Bastardos, Amat Escalante - Mexico (Kino International)
 -- Mid-August Lunch, Gianni di Gregorio - Italy
 -- My Dear Enemy, Lee Yoon-ki - South Korea
 -- Our Beloved Month of August, Miguel Gomes - Portugal/France
 -- The Queen and I, Nahid Persson Sarvestani - Sweden (7th Art Releasing)
 -- Sacred Places, Jean-Marie Teno - France/Cameroon
 -- Stella, Sylvie Verheyde - France
 -- Unmade Beds, Alexis Dos Santos - England (IFC Festival Direct)
 -- A Week Alone, Celina Murga - Argentina

 -- West of Pluto, Henry Bernadet, Myriam Verreault - Canada

International Spotlight - Documenting Mexico: Selections from the Ambulante Film Festival (3): Ambulante is a traveling documentary film festival produced by the non-profit organization Documental Ambulante A.C., in collaboration with Canana, Cinepolis, and the Morelia International Film Festival. It was created in 2005 by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz to promote documentary culture across Mexico. In this selection from the festival, we highlight outstanding works by filmmakers documenting Mexico's past and present.
 -- Born Without, Eva Norvind - Mexico
 -- El General, Natalia Almada - Mexico/USA

 -- Rehje, Anais Huerta, Raul Cuesta - Mexico - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Summer Showcase (11): The Summer Showcase section offers an advance look at this summer's most talked about independent film releases from the festival circuit. Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature, Best Narrative Feature, or Best Documentary Feature.
 -- 35 Shots of Rum, Claire Denis - France (Cinema Guild)
 -- Big River Man, John Maringouin
 -- Cold Souls, Sophie Barthes (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
 -- Facing Ali, Pete McCormack (Lionsgate)
 -- Humpday, Lynn Shelton (Magnolia Pictures)
 -- In the Loop, Armando Iannucci - England (IFC Films)
 -- It Might Get Loud, Davis Guggenheim (Sony Pictures Classics)
 -- No Impact Man, Laura Gabbert & Justin Schein
 -- Paper Heart, Nicholas Jasenovec (Overture Films)
 -- Still Walking, Hirokazu Kore-eda - Japan (IFC Films)

 -- We Live in Public, Ondi Timoner

Dark Wave (2): Dark Wave offers frightening and edgy films from around the world. Films in this section are eligible for Audience Awards for Best International Feature or Best Narrative Feature.
 -- Embodiment of Evil, Jose Mojica Marins - Brazil

 -- I Sell the Dead, Glenn McQuaid

Guilty Pleasures (2): Films in this section are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.
 -- Weather Girl, Blayne Weaver

 -- ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, Kevin Hamedani

Outdoor Screenings at the Ford Amphitheatre (4): These official Los Angeles Film Festival selections are included as part of the 2009 Ford Amphitheatre Summer Season, a multi-disciplinary arts series produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in cooperation with Los Angeles County-based arts organizations.
 -- 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, with Live
 Accompaniment by Dean & Britta
 -- All Tomorrow's Parties, All Tomorrow's People & Jonathan Caouette -
 -- Black Dynamite, Scott Sanders (Sony Pictures)

 -- Soul Power, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte (Sony Pictures Classics)

 Special Screenings (2):

 -- Crude Oil, Wang Bing - China - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

 -- Panda Diary, Tadashi Mori - Japan - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

 Behind the Scenes - Films with Extended Conversations (2):
 -- Billy Jack, T.C. Frank (1971) - new digital restoration: followed by a
 conversation with Tom Laughlin.

 -- Midnight Cowboy, John Schlessinger (1969) - 40th anniversary: preceded
 by a conversation with Jon Voight.

L.A. Film Critics: The Films That Got Away (3): Co-presented by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
 -- Musica Nocturna, Rafael Filipelli - Argentina
 -- Silence Before Bach, Pere Portabella - Spain

 -- United Red Army, Koji Wakamatsu - Japan

Hell on Wheels: Hot Rods and Fast Times (3): Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
 -- Hi-Riders, Greydon Clark (1978)
 -- Hot Rod Girl, Leslie H. Martinson (1956)

 -- Hot Rods to Hell, John Brahm (1967)

Film Foundation & American Express Preservation Screening Program: Presented by the Film Foundation & American Express.
 -- Night Tide, Curtis Harrington (1961)

 Free Screenings (8):

 -- Amreeka, Cherien Dabis (National Geographic Films) - Project:Involve
 -- Crude Oil, Wang Bing - China - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
 -- Election, Alexander Payne (1999) - 10th Anniversary
 -- Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman (1984) - 25th Anniversary
 -- Hot Rod Girl, Leslie H. Martinson (1956)
 -- How I See It: Youth Filmmaking From Streets to Streams,
 -- The Muppet Movie, James Frawley (1979) - 30th Anniversary

 -- Those Who Remain, Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman - Mexico - U.S.

Short Films (45): Shorts are shown before features and as part of five short film programs. With their diverse and complex content, these films shine brilliantly. Most short films, domestic and international, will compete for prizes in Narrative, Documentary, and Animation/Experimental categories. The winner is determined by a panel of jurors. An Audience Award for Best Short Film is also presented.

Future Filmmakers Showcase: High School Shorts (33): These two programs of shorts made by high school students from around the country feature work by the next generation of filmmakers.

Music Videos (54): The Music Video Showcase is sponsored by IFC and consists of three programs. Our two Eclectic Mix programs are a visual mix tape of this year's best independent music videos, with a few innovative major label artists thrown in for good measure. Music videos will compete for an Audience Award.
 -- Eclectic Mix 1
 -- Eclectic Mix 2

 -- Where It Was At : A Propaganda & Satellite Films Tribute

This Festival's Opening and Closing Night Films, Guest Director, Artists in Residence, and special guests - as well as programming for the Festival Talks, Director Lunch Talks, Coffee Talks, Kodak Focus and the Financing Conference - will be announced shortly.


Now in its fifteenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival is widely recognized as a world-class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

The Festival features unique signature programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, Film Financing Conference, Ford Amphitheatre Outdoor Screenings, Poolside Chats at the W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel, and more. Additionally, the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

Approximately 70 features, 70 shorts, and 50 music videos, representing more than 30 countries, make up the main body of the Festival.

Awards are given out in the following categories at the conclusion of the Festival: Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target; Target Documentary Award with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target; Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition; Best Narrative Short Film; Best Documentary Short Film; Best Animated/Experimental Short Film; and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best International Feature, Best Music Video, and Best Short Film.

The Los Angeles Film Festival is presented by the Los Angeles Times and is supported by Premier Sponsors Target and ZonePerfect(R) Nutrition Bars and Principal Sponsors Kodak and IFC. Special support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. American Airlines is the Official Airline Partner, WireImage is the Official Photography Agency of Film Independent, and W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel and the Hotel Palomar are the Official Hotel Partners of the Festival.


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 -- Public Enemies (DIRECTOR Michael Mann WRITERS Roman Bennett and Micael
 Mann & Ann Biderman PRODUCERS Kevin Misher, Michael Mann CAST Johnny
 Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Billy Crudup,
 Emilie de Ravin, Giovanni Ribisi) - In the action-thriller Public
 Enemies, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann directs Johnny Depp,
 Christian Bale, and Academy Award(R) winner Marion Cotillard in the
 story of legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger (Depp) -- the
 charismatic bank robber whose lightning raids made him the number one
 target of J. Edgar Hoover's fledgling FBI and its top agent, Melvin
 Purvis (Bale), and a folk hero to much of the public.


 -- Dear Lemon Lima, (DIRECTOR/WRITER Suzi YoonessI PRODUCERS Melissa Lee,
 Jonako Donley CAST Savanah Wiltfong, Shayne Topp, Melissa Leo, Beth
 Grant, Elaine Hendrix, Meaghan Jette Martin, Vanessa Marano, Zane
 Huett, Eleonor Hutchins) - As sweet and colorful as a snow cone, this
 delightful happy-sad confection follows an awkward Alaskan teen as she
 discovers her Yup'ik heritage while rallying her fellow misfits to
 compete in her school's Snowstorm Survivor competition. World Premiere

 -- Harmony & Me (DIRECTOR/WRITER Bob Byington PRODUCER Kristen Tucker
 CAST Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy, Kristen Tucker) -
 Break-ups are never easy, but as twenty-something Harmony learns in
 this offbeat, eloquent film, there's nothing like weird family, odd
 friends, and great music to help you hang on to your pain.

 -- Hollywood, je t'aime (DIRECTOR/WRITER Jason Bushman PRODUCER Charles
 Herman-Wurmfeld CAST Eric Debets, Chad Allen) - After a spat with his
 boyfriend, Jerome escapes a wintery Paris in search of his California
 dreams, finding romance and friendship with the pot dealers, drag
 queens, and locals of the "real" Hollywood. World Premiere

 -- Passenger Side - Canada (DIRECTOR/WRITER Matt Bissonnette PRODUCER
 Corey Marr CAST Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Robin Tunney) - Tobey
 needs a ride from his brother, except he won't say where to or what
 for. Family bonds bend but don't quite break on this comedic trail of
 lost loves and old grievances. World Premiere

 -- Turistas - Chile (DIRECTOR/WRITER Alicia Scherson PRODUCER Macarena
 Lopez CAST Aline Kuppenheim, Diego Noguera, Marcelo Alonso) -
 Abandoned by her husband while on holiday, Carla unexpectedly finds
 herself vacationing in a national park, alongside a Norwegian
 backpacker and a former pop star-turned-ranger, in this tale of
 self-discovery and the laws of nature. U.S. Premiere

 -- Wah Do Dem (What They Do) (DIRECTORS/WRITERS Sam Fleischner, Ben Chace
 PRODUCERS Sam Fleischner, Katina Hubbard, Ben Chace, Martha Lapham,
 Henry Kasdon; CAST Sean Bones, Norah Jones, Kevin Bewersdorf, Carl
 Bradshaw) - Max's dream Caribbean cruise becomes a solitary odyssey
 after his girlfriend dumps him days before their departure. Now, he'll
 have to go with the Jamaican flow in this disarming and incisive debut
 feature. World Premiere

 -- Zero Bridge (DIRECTOR/WRITER Tariq Tapa PRODUCERS Hilal Ahmed Langoo,
 Josee Lajoie, Tariq Tapa CAST Mohamad Emran Tapa, Ali Luhammed Dar,
 Taniya Khan) - Teen pickpocket Dilawar wants to escape his dreary
 life, but a chance encounter with one of his victims upends his plans
 in this gritty, moving story about life in occupied Kashmir. U.S.


 -- After the Storm (DIRECTOR Hilla Medalia WRITER Bob Eisenhardt, Hilla
 Medalia PRODUCERS Hilla Medalia, James Lecense FEATURING Gerry
 McIntyre, James Lecesne, Randy Redd) - A celebration of perseverance
 and rebirth through the arts, this inspiring documentary follows a
 group of New Orleans teens as they stage a revival of the
 hurricane-themed musical Once on this Island. World Premiere

 -- Bananas!* - Sweden (DIRECTOR Fredrik Gertten PRODUCER Margarete
 Jangard FEATURING Juan Dominguez) - The human cost of banana
 cultivation is revealed in this documentary chronicling the historic
 case of Nicaraguan laborers, represented by L.A. attorney Juan
 Dominguez, against the companies who poisoned them with pesticides.
 World Premiere

 -- Branson (DIRECTOR/WRITER Brent Meeske PRODUCERS Brent Meeske, Jack
 Black, Ben Cooley, Justin Moore-Lewy, Charlie Mason FEATURING Jackson
 Cash, Amber Campbell, Geoffrey Hastings Haberer) - Personal demons and
 backstage battles cannot deter the performers captured in this
 hearfelt documentary from living out their dreams of stardom on the
 strip-mall stages of Branson, Missouri. World Premiere

 -- Convention (DIRECTOR AJ Schnack PRODUCERS Jennifer Chikes, Britta
 Erickson, Shirley Moyers, AJ Schnack, Nathan Truesdell) - Capturing
 what the mainstream media missed, this fast-paced verite documentary
 follows the efforts of Denver city officials and reporters to deal
 with the impact of hosting the historic 2008 Democratic National

 -- The Last Beekeeper (DIRECTOR Jeremy Simmons PRODUCERS Fenton Bailey,
 Randy Barbato) - An intimate look at the struggles of three American
 beekeepers becomes a painful meditation on the devastating effects of
 economic and ecological change when a mysterious illness among the
 bees threatens both insects and businesses.

 -- October Country (DIRECTORS Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher PRODUCERS
 Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher FEATURING The Mosher Family) - A
 beautifully crafted, atmospheric portrait of a family in upstate New
 York haunted by the past, yet bound together by their struggles to
 break a cycle of hard luck and bad choices. World Premiere

 -- Those Who Remain - Mexico (DIRECTORS Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos
 Hagerman PRODUCERS Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman, Martha Sosa
 Elizondo, Nicolas Vale) - From this intimate and discerning depiction
 of the impact of migration on families and villages left behind by
 loved ones who have traveled North for work emerges a nuanced portrait
 of "the other side" of the immigration story. U.S. Premiere


 -- Adhen - France/Algeria (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche WRITERS
 Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Louise Thermes CAST Salim Ameur-Zaimeche, Abel
 Jafri, Sylvain Roume, Christian Milia-Darmezin) - Talk of living wages
 and religious observances upsets the delicate accord between the boss
 of a run-down truck yard and his workers in this visually arresting
 take on the French-Algerian immigrant experience.

 -- Autumn - Turkey/Germany (DIRECTOR/WRITER Ozcan Alper PRODUCER F.
 Serkan Acar CAST Yusuf Onur Saylak, Gulefer Raife Yenigul, Eka Megi
 Kobol) - Ozcan Alper's gorgeous debut follows a former student's
 return home after serving 10 years in prison for socialist activity.
 Weakened in body and soul, he struggles to find purpose in a life that
 has passed him by.

 -- Birdwatchers - Italy/Brazil (DIRECTOR Marco Bechis WRITERS Marco
 Bechis, Luiz Bolognesi PRODUCERS Marco Bechis, Caio Gullane, Fabiano
 Gullane, Amedeo Pagani CAST Claudio Santamaria, Chiara Caselli,
 Matheus Nachtergaele, Leonardo Medeiros, Alicelia Batista Cabreira,
 Taiane Arce) - Tensions escalate when a tribe of indigenous Guarani
 Indians attempts to re-inhabit their ancestral land--which lies on the
 border of a wealthy landowner's fields--in this powerful critique of
 contemporary life in the Amazon.

 -- Bronson - England (DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn WRITERS Nicolas
 Winding Refn, Brock Norman Brock PRODUCERS Daniel Hansford, Rupert
 Preston CAST Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Amanda Burton) - A
 portrait of the artist as a bare-knuckled brawler, this take on
 "Britain's most dangerous prisoner" is a biopic like no other,
 providing eye-popping visuals and broken teeth in equal measure.

 -- Calimucho - Netherlands (DIRECTOR Eugenie Jansen WRITERS Natasha
 Gerson, Rogier Blok PRODUCER Stienette Bosklopper CAST Dicky Kilian,
 Willy Soeurt, Peter Verberk, Ellie Teeuw, Tarek Hannoudi, Freddy
 Kenton, Evelyne Bouglione, Timo Soeurt) - Taking a documentary
 approach to a fictional story with disarming results, Calimucho
 follows a woman growing weary of life with a small traveling circus
 and a man who can imagine nothing else.

 -- Call If You Need Me - Malaysia (DIRECTOR/WRITER James Lee PRODUCER
 Stienette Bosklopper CAST Sunny Pang, Pete Teo, Chua Thien See) - A
 newcomer rises through the ranks of Kuala Lumpur's criminal
 underworld, while his cousin makes plans to leave the life behind in
 this flawlessly shot heartbreaker, equal parts gangster epic and elegy
 to lost innocence. North American Premiere

 -- Carmen Meets Borat - Netherlands (DIRECTOR/WRITER Mercedes Stalenhoef
 PRODUCER Pieter van Huystee) - Truth is stranger--and far more
 compelling--than fiction in this darkly comic documentary about the
 aftermath of a Hollywood film shoot on a small Roma village and a
 17-year-old girl with dreams of a better life.

 -- City of Borders - Israel (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Yun Suh FEATURING
 Sa'ar Netanel, Boody, Samira Saraya, Ravit Geva, Adam Russo) - Borders
 and barbed wire are not enough to keep Israelis and Palestinians from
 mingling in the sole gay bar in Jerusalem, a city determined to deny
 the thriving gay community within its own walls.

 -- Elementary Training for Actors - Argentina (DIRECTORS/WRITERS Martin
 Rejtman, Federico Leon PRODUCERS Canal T Argentina, Ruda Films CAST
 Fabian Arenillas, Carlos Portaluppi, Matias Delgado) - Stanislavski
 has nothing on Sergio, who leads experimental acting workshops for the
 grade-school set. Equal parts droll and outlandish, this comedy will
 forever change the way you look at child actors. International

 -- Extraordinary Stories - Argentina (DIRECTORS/WRITERS Mariano Llinas
 PRODUCER Laura Citarella CAST Mariano Llinas, Agustin Mendilaharzu,
 Walter Jakob) - In this adventurous experiment in storytelling, secret
 identities, missing persons, lost treasures, exotic beasts and
 desperate criminals are only a few of the elements woven into a grand
 tapestry of mysteries.

 -- High-Rise - Brazil (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Gabriel Mascaro) - What
 does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-filled Brazil?
 Interweaving resident interviews and vistas from above, this is a
 hypnotic and revealing examination of the real view from the top.
 North American Premiere

 -- Los Bastardos - Mexico (DIRECTOR Amat Escalante WRITERS Amat
 Escalante, Martin Escalante CAST Jesus Moises Rodriguez, Ruben Sosa,
 Nina Zavarin, Kenny Johnston) - Pulp crime and cinematic formalism
 collide in this hauntingly visceral portrait of two Mexican day
 laborers moved to desperate deeds in a hellish contemporary Los

 -- Mid-August Lunch - Italy (DIRECTOR/WRITER Gianni di Gregorio PRODUCER
 Miguel Bonilla, Marcos Cline-Marquez, Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas,
 Jaime Romandia CAST Gianni di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Marina
 Cacciotti, Maria Cali, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Alfonso Santagata) - In
 this delightful comedy, an obliging middle-aged son finds himself
 waiting, hand and foot, on a spry but temperamental geriatric
 foursome--including his own mother--during the traditional August

 -- My Dear Enemy - South Korea (DIRECTOR Lee Yoon-ki WRITERS Lee Yoon-ki,
 Park Eunyoung PRODUCERS David Cho, Cho Kwang-hee, Oh Jung-wan CAST
 Jeon Do-youn, Ha Jungwoo) - When a stern young woman demands her
 charming but feckless ex repay a longstanding loan, the two embark on
 an all-day road trip around Seoul in this comedy of relationships and

 -- Our Beloved Month of August - Portugal/France (DIRECTOR Miguel Gomes
 WRITERS Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro PRODUCERS Luis
 Urbano, Sandro Aguilar; CAST Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo
 Churro) - In this playfully inspired mix of documentary and
 fiction--steeped in the atmosphere of summer in a poor, mountainous
 region of Portugal--tensions mount between a father, daughter and
 cousin in a traveling pop band.

 -- The Queen and I - Sweden (DIRECTOR Nahid Persson Sarvestani WRITERS
 Nahid Persson Sarvestani, Zinat S. Lloyd) - Two Iranian exiles--a
 left-wing filmmaker and the deposed Shah's widow, Queen Farah--form an
 unlikely bond in this illuminating and compassionate documentary about
 life after the Islamic revolution.

 -- Sacred Places - France/Cameroon (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Jean-Marie
 Teno FEATURING Nanema Boubakar, Jules Cesar Bamouni, Abbo Idrissa
 Ouedraogo) - Tracing a lineage from the West African traditional
 djembe drum to makeshift cine-clubs in Ouagadougou where patrons pay a
 dime to watch Jackie Chan DVDs, this film celebrates community and
 cinema in equal measure.

 -- Stella - France (DIRECTOR/WRITER Sylvie Verheyde PRODUCER Bruno
 Berthemy CAST Leora Barbara, Karole Rocher, Benjamin Biolay, Guillaume
 Depardieu) - Paris, 1977. 11-year old Stella knows poker better than
 grammar when she starts the year at a prestigious new school. There,
 she discovers the possibilities of a whole new world outside her
 parents' bar.

 -- Unmade Beds - England (DIRECTOR/WRITER Alexis dos Santos PRODUCERS
 Soledad Gatti-Pascual, Peter Ettedgui CAST Deborah Francois, Fernando
 Tielve, Michiel Huisman, Iddo Goldberg, Richard Lintern) - Intimate
 and immediate, this look at the lives of two twent-somethings adrift
 in London's East Side pulsates with a youthful energy that is
 bolstered by a great soundtrack and winning performances.

 -- A Week Alone - Argentina (DIRECTOR Celina Murga WRITERS Celina Murga,
 Juan Villegas PRODUCER Juan Villegas CAST Magdalenta Capobianco,
 Eleonora Capobianco, Ignacio Gimenez) - Left to their own devices for
 a week in their gated community, a group of privileged kids occupy
 themselves with swimming, vandalism, and chocolate milk in this keenly
 observed portrait of teenage yearnings and summertime revelries.

 -- West of Pluto - Canada (DIRECTORS/WRITERS/PRODUCERS Henry Bernadet,
 Myriam Verreault CAST Alexis Drolet, David Bouchard, Anne-Sophie
 Lamontagne, Yoann Linteau, Sandra Jacques, Denis Marchand, Thomas
 Gionet-Lavigne) - With humor, style and an unerring ear for the
 language of youth, this mosaic look at a day in the lives of 12 Quebec
 high schoolers strikingly captures the unique nature of the teenage

 INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT - Documenting Mexico: Selections from the
 Ambulante Film Festival:

 -- Born Without - Mexico (DIRECTOR/WRITER Eva Norvind PRODUCERS Eva
 Norvind, Nailea Norvind, Donald K. Ranvaud FEATURING Jose Flores,
 Graciela Flores, Alejandro Jodorowsky) - A remarkably frank portrait
 of the lives and loves of Jose Flores--a street musician, actor,
 father of six, and Romeo who was born without arms and stands only 3'

 -- El General - Mexico/USA (DIRECTOR Natalia Almada PRODUCERS Daniela
 Alatorre, Natalia Almada) - This poetic film essay by his
 great-granddaughter on the imposing and controversial General
 Calles--President of Mexico from 1924-28--is a rich reflection on
 memory, family biography and national history.

 -- Rehje - Mexico (DIRECTORS Anais Huerta, Raul Cuesta WRITER Anais
 Huerta PRODUCERS Raul Cuesta, Anais Huerta) - Longing to escape the
 pressure and turmoil of Mexico City, a native Mazahua woman returns to
 her hometown only to find that things are not as idyllic as she
 remembered. International Premiere


 -- 35 Shots of Rum - France (DIRECTOR Claire Denis WRITERS Claire Denis,
 Jean-Pol Fargeau PRODUCER Bruno Pesery CAST Alex Descas, Mati Diop,
 Nicole Dogue, Gregoire Colin, Jean-Christophe Folly) - A father and
 daughter's love for one another is at the heart of this intimate drama
 of friends and family dealing with the gentle passage of time and the
 ever-shifting bonds that hold them all together.

 -- Big River Man (DIRECTOR John Maringouin PRODUCERS Maria Florio, Molly
 Lynch, John Maringouin, Kevin Ragsdale; FEATURING Martin Strel, Borut
 Strel, Matthew Mohlke) - This hallucinatory epic follows a
 middle-aged, pot-bellied, hard-drinking Slovenian--the endurance
 swimmer Martin Strel--stroke by stroke into the heart of darkness as
 he attempts to swim the long and perilous Amazon River.

 -- Cold Souls (DIRECTOR/WRITER Sophie Barthes PRODUCERS Dan Carey,
 Elizabeth Giamatti, Paul Mezey, Andrij Parekh, Jeremy Kipp Walker CAST
 Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Dina Korzun, Emily Watson) - Paul
 Giamatti plays Paul Giamatti in this idiosyncratic comedy in which
 soul extraction is a unique form of stress relief. He soon finds out
 that the side effects of "soul storage" can get absurdly complicated.

 -- Facing Ali (DIRECTOR Pete McCormack PRODUCER Derik Murray FEATURING
 Muhammad Ali, George Chuvalo, Sir Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe
 Frazier) - A gorgeous documentary portrait of the men who braved the
 boxing ring to face the greatest: Muhammad Ali. These heavyweights
 provide an intimate and moving study of the sport and the man.

 -- Humpday (DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER Lynn Shelton CAST Mark Duplass,
 Joshua Leonard, Alycia Delmore, Steven Schardt) - One drunken evening,
 two old buddies dare each other to have sex together for an "art" porn
 film in the most hilarious, awkward, and surprisingly authentic
 bromance of them all.

 -- In the Loop - England (DIRECTOR Armando lannucci WRITERS Jesse
 Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche PRODUCERS
 Adam Tandy, Kevin Loader CAST Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina
 McKee, James Gandolfini) - In this hilarious, multi-character
 political satire, Brits and Americans engage in backroom manipulation,
 backstabbing, seduction, and other dirty dealings in the build up to
 an international military engagement.

 -- It Might Get Loud (DIRECTOR Davis Guggenheim PRODUCERS Peter Afterman,
 Lesley Chilcott, Davis Guggenheim, Carson Hood, Thomas Tull FEATURING
 Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White) - Witness the stuff legends are made
 of when Jack White, The Edge, and Jimmy Page come together to
 talk--and play--guitars in this exhilarating jam session of distinct
 philosophies and atomic sounds.

 -- No Impact Man (DIRECTORS Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein PRODUCERS Laura
 Gabbert, Eden Wurmfeld CAST Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin) -
 Environmentalist Colin Beavan embarks on an extreme experiment in
 green living--forgoing take-out, electricity, and even toilet
 paper--and drags his retail and caffeine-loving wife along with him in
 this smart and entertaining documentary.

 -- Paper Heart (DIRECTOR Nicholas Jasenovec WRITERS Nicholas Jasenovec,
 Charlyne Yi PRODUCERS Sandra Murillo, Elise Salomon CAST Charlyne Yi,
 Michael Cera, Jake Johnson) - Despite professing a belief that she's
 incapable of love, comedian and actress Charlyne Yi finds herself
 falling for Michael Cera in this utterly charming and intoxicating mix
 of documentary, improvisation, and romance.

 -- Still Walking - Japan (DIRECTOR/WRITER Hirokazu Kore-eda PRODUCERS
 Yoshihiro Kato, Hijiri Taguchi CAST Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You,
 Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Tanaka, Kirin Kiki, Yoshio Harada) - In this
 bittersweet, quietly poetic film, old resentments and new tensions
 bubble to the surface when a family reunites for the fifteenth
 anniversary of its eldest son's premature death.

 -- We Live In Public (DIRECTOR Ondi Timoner PRODUCERS Ondi Timoner,
 Keirda Bahruth) - Now forgotten, Josh Harris was once dubbed the
 internet's Andy Warhol -- only instead of 15 minutes, he streamed his
 entire life for voyeurs. This disturbing documentary is a cautionary
 tale about technology, privacy, and fame.


 -- Embodiment of Evil - Brazil (DIRECTOR Jose Mojica Marins WRITERS Jose
 Mojica Marins, Dennison Ramalho PRODUCERS Paulo Sacramento, Debora
 Ivanov, Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane CAST Jose Mojica Marins, Helena
 Ignez, Luis Melo, Jece Valadao) - Brazilian horror icon Coffin Joe
 returns in this delightfully demonic cavalcade of bloody bodies and
 bared breasts, slaying his way through a small town as he searches for
 a worthy mate.

 -- I Sell the Dead (DIRECTOR/WRITER Glenn McQuaid PRODUCERS Peter Phok,
 Larry Fessenden CAST Dominic Monaghan, Larry Fessenden, Angus Scrimm,
 Ron Perlman) - Two wily grave robbers in 18th century England get more
 than they bargained for when their corpses start biting back in this
 ghoulishly delightful comedy horror romp.


 -- Weather Girl (DIRECTOR/WRITER Blayne Weaver PRODUCERS Tricia O'Kelley,
 Steak House CAST Tricia O'Kelley, Patrick J. Adams, Ryan Devlin, Mark
 Harmon, Kaitlin Olson, Mark Harmon) - After she melts down on live
 television, a Seattle weather girl finds herself with no job, no
 boyfriend, and no apartment. It could be the best thing that's ever
 happened to her.

 -- ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (DIRECTOR Kevin Hamedani WRITERS
 Kevin Hamedani, Ramon Isao PRODUCER John Sinno CAST Janette Armand,
 Ali Hamedani, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Ryan Barret, James Mesher,
 Bill Johns, Cornelia D. Moore) - Life in a conservative small town is
 complicated enough for a young Iranian-American woman and a
 not-completely-out gay couple, but now they also have to deal with
 zombie hordes in this splatter-filled comedy.


 -- 13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests (DIRECTOR
 Andy Warhol FEATURING Richard Rheem, Ann Buchanan, Paul America, Edie
 Sedgwick, Billy Name, Susan Bottomly, Dennis Hopper, Mary Woronov,
 Freddy Herko, Nico, Ingrid Superstar, Lou Reed, Jane Holzer) -
 Acclaimed musical group Dean & Britta provide live accompaniment to
 Andy Warhol's starkly beautiful black & white 16mm portraits of
 Factory luminaries like Nico, Lou Reed, and Edie Sedgwick.

 -- All Tomorrow's Parties - England (DIRECTOR Jonathan Caouette, All
 Tomorrow's People PRODUCER Luke Morris FEATURING Sonic Youth, Belle
 and Sebastian, Daniel Johnston, Nick Cave, Mogwai) - This vibrant
 kaleidoscope of sounds and images from the history of the legendary
 British music festival features performances by Belle and Sebastian,
 Mogwai, Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, and more.

 -- Black Dynamite (DIRECTOR Scott Sanders WRITERS Michael Jai White,
 Byron Minns, Scott Sanders PRODUCERS Jon Steingart, Jenny Weiner
 Steingart CAST Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Arsenio Hall
 FEATURING James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King, The Spinners, Celia
 Cruz and the Fania All-Stars, Muhammad Ali, Don King, Stewart Levine)
 - Decked out with afros, polyester and nunchucks, this badass
 '70s-style blaxploitation comedy stars Michael Jai White as a former
 CIA operative who uncovers a nefarious plot while avenging his
 brother's death.

 -- Soul Power (DIRECTOR Jeff Levy-Hinte PRODUCERS Leon Gast, Jeffrey
 Levy-Hinte, David Sonenberg) - This blazing concert film documents
 Zaire '74, the sister event to the famed Ali/Foreman "Rumble in the
 Jungle," featuring previously unseen performances by James Brown, B.B.
 King, Bill Withers, Celia Cruz and others.


 -- Crude Oil - China (DIRECTOR Wang Bing PRODUCERS Kong Lihong, Wang
 Bing) - An audacious undertaking for both filmmaker and audience, this
 film installation documents a workday at a remote Chinese oil field,
 from a stolen nap in a break room to the massive drills plunging into
 the earth. North American Premiere

 -- Panda Diary - Japan (DIRECTOR Tadashi Mori PRODUCERS Shigeaki Yoshida,
 Hiromi Fuji, Keiko Hashimoto, Zhang Yun Hui) - In this family-friendly
 documentary, Shu Hin, a four-year-old panda, narrates her and her twin
 brother's story as they move from a Japanese zoo to a panda reserve in
 China and make new panda friends. North American Premiere

 BEHIND THE SCENES - Films with Extended Conversations:

 -- Billy Jack (1971) (DIRECTOR T.C. Frank WRITERS Frank Christina, Teresa
 Christina PRODUCER Mary Rose Solti CAST Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor,
 Clark Howat, Victor Izay, Julie Webb, Debbie Schock, Teresa Kelly,
 Lynn Baker, Stan Rice, David Roya, John McClure, Susan Foster, Susan
 Sosa) - Join writer/director Tom Laughlin for a special screening of
 this cult classic, in which he stars as a part Native American
 ex-Green Beret who defends a counterculture-friendly Freedom School
 against the ultra-conservative local townsfolk.

 -- Midnight Cowboy (1969) (DIRECTOR John Schlesinger WRITER Waldo Salt
 PRODUCER Jerome Hellman CAST Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Milis,
 Brenda Vaccaro) - Forty years after its release, Midnight Cowboy has
 lost none of its audaciousness. Prior to the screening, Jon Voight
 will take the stage for an extended conversation about this landmark

 L.A. FILM CRITICS: The Film That Got Away:

 -- Musica Nocturna - Argentina (DIRECTOR Rafael Filipelli WRITERS Rafael
 Filipelli, David Oubina PRODUCER Nathalie Cabiron CAST Horacio Acosta,
 Silvia Arazi, Enrique Pineyro) - Rafael Filipelli's lovely film,
 drenched in the atmosphere of Buenos Aires deep in the wee hours of
 the morning, observes the quietly building fissures in a marriage
 between a writer and a playwright.

 -- The Silence Before Bach - Spain (DIRECTOR Pere Portabella WRITERS Pere
 Portabella, Xavier Alberti, Carles Santos PRODUCER Pere Portabella) -
 A blind piano tuner, a harmonica-playing truck driver and a
 tap-dancing horse are just three of the unlikely bedfellows in this
 dazzlingly original meditation on the great German composer and his
 influence across the centuries.

 -- United Red Army - Japan (DIRECTOR Koji Wakamatsu WRITERS Koji
 Wakamatsu, Masayuki Kakegawa PRODUCER Muneko Ozaki CAST Maki Sakai,
 Arata, Akie Namiki, Go Jibiki) - A Japanese Che, this electrifying
 docudrama depicts the violent 1972 standoff between police and members
 of the eponymous student radical group detail by harrowing detail. Set
 to an original psychedelic rock score by Sonic Youth's Jim O'Rourke.

 HELL ON WHEELS: Hot Rods and Fast Times:

 -- Hi-Riders (1978) (DIRECTOR/WRITER Greydon Clark PRODUCER Mike
 MacFarland CAST Mel Ferrer, Stephen McNally, Darby Hinton, Neville
 Brand, Ralph Meeker, Diane Peterson, Karen Fredrik, Roger Hampton,
 Brad Rearden) - New in town and sporting a sweet, souped-up ride, a
 sexy young couple races with the hard-partying local hot-rod gang,
 leading to a high-octane face-off with explosive consequences.

 -- Hot Rod Girl (1956) (DIRECTOR Leslie H. Martinson WRITER John
 McGreevey PRODUCER Norman T. Herman CAST Lori Nelson, Chuck Connors,
 John Smith, Mark Andrews, Roxanne Arlen, Frank Gorshin, Fred Essler,
 Eddie Ryder, Carolyn Kearney, Del Erickson, Russell Thorson, Dabbs
 Greer) - Thrill-seeking teens in hot rods terrorize the quiet streets
 of '50s suburbia. Will a city-sponsored racetrack restore order to the
 streets, or simply push the pedal to the metal?

 -- Hot Rods to Hell (1967) (DIRECTOR John Brahm WRITER Robert E. Kent
 PRODUCER Sam Katzman CAST Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, Mimsy Farmer,
 Laurie Mock, Paul Bertoya) - A middle-class American family moving
 across the country is terrorized by a band of teenaged hot-rod
 hellions on the desert highway. It's total war in overdrive.


 -- Night Tide (1961) (DIRECTOR/WRITER Curtis Harrington PRODUCER Aram
 Kantarian CAST Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders,
 Marjorie Eaton, Marjorie Cameron, H.E. West, Tom Dillon, Ben Roseman)
 - A young Dennis Hopper stars in Curtis Harrington's haunting feature
 debut about a sailor who falls in love with a mysterious woman who
 believes she is a descendant of mythical Sirens.


 -- Amreeka (DIRECTOR/WRITER Cherien Dabis PRODUCERS Christina Piovesan,
 Paul Barkin; CAST Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbas, Alia
 Shawkat) - Funny and poignant, Cherien Dabis' debut follows a plucky
 Palestinian single mom who emigrates from the West Bank to America for
 the sake of her teenage son, learning along the way that home
 transcends borders.

 -- Crude Oil - See Special Screenings

 -- Election (1979) (DIRECTOR Alexander Payne WRITERS Alexander Payne, Jim
 Taylor PRODUCERS Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa
 CAST Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein) - This wicked
 satire of high school politics pits an overachieving student running
 for class president against a frustrated civics teacher determined to
 stop her rise to power.

 -- Ghostbusters (1984) (DIRECTOR Ivan Reitman WRITERS Dan Aykroyd, Harold
 Ramis, Rick Moranis PRODUCER Ivan Reitman CAST Bill Murray, Dan
 Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts,
 William Atherton, Ernie Hudson) - "Who you gonna call?" If you're
 looking for one of the funniest comedies of the Eighties featuring a
 classic Bill Murray performance, the answer is obvious.

 -- Hot Rod Girl - See Hell On Wheels

 -- How I See It: Youth Filmmaking From Streets to Streams - Young
 filmmakers offer three unique takes on life in California, from
 Oakland's Cambodian-American community to the interaction between
 native and non-native youth in rural Siskiyou County to hard life
 choices in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point.

 -- The Muppet Movie (1979) (DIRECTOR James Frawley WRITERS Jack Burns,
 Jerry Juhl PRODUCER Jim Henson CAST Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry
 Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton) -
 Hit the road with Kermit, Fozzie, Ms. Piggy and all their friends in
 this beloved classic for all ages, bursting with cameos, comedy and
 fantastic songs like "The Rainbow Connection."

 -- Those Who Remain - See Documentary Competition


 -- 2 Birds - Iceland (DIRECTOR Runar Runarsson)
 -- 575 Castro St. (DIRECTOR Jenni Olson)
 -- The Archive (DIRECTOR Sean Dunne)
 -- Bill's Visitors - England (DIRECTOR Simon Deshon)
 -- The Blindness of the Woods - Argentina (DIRECTORS Javier Lourenco,
 Martin Jalfen)
 -- The Cable Car - Switzerland (DIRECTORS Claudius Gentinetta, Frank
 -- Codswallop - England (DIRECTOR The Brothers McLeod)
 -- Danse Macabre - Canada (DIRECTOR Pedro Pires)
 -- Dropping Furniture - Austria (DIRECTORS Harald Hund, Paul Horn)
 -- Every Day is Not the Same - Slovenia (DIRECTOR Martin Turk)
 -- Everyday Everyday - Malaysia (DIRECTOR Tan Chui Mui)
 -- Forbach - France (DIRECTOR Claire Burger)
 -- The Herd - Ireland (DIRECTOR Ken Wardrop)
 -- How I Met Your Father - Spain (DIRECTOR Alex Montoya)
 -- I Live in the Woods (DIRECTOR Max Winston)
 -- Instead of Abracadabra - Sweden (DIRECTOR Patrik Eklund)
 -- Joy Ride: An Auto Theft (1976) (DIRECTOR William Crain)
 -- L'Arbitro - Italy (DIRECTOR Paolo Zucca)
 -- La Battue - Canada (DIRECTOR Guy Edoin)
 -- Last Date (1950) (DIRECTOR Lewis D. Collins)
 -- Lessons From the Night - Australia (DIRECTOR Adrian Francis)
 -- Love You More - England (DIRECTOR Sam Taylor-Wood)
 -- A Mate - Finland (DIRECTOR Teemu Nikki)
 -- Next Floor - Canada (DIRECTOR Denis Villeneuve)
 -- PAL/SECAM - Russia/USA (DIRECTOR Dmitry Povolotsky)
 -- Photograph of Jesus - England (DIRECTOR Laurie Hill)
 -- Pockets - England (DIRECTOR James Lees)
 -- Rains (L'ondee) - Canada (DIRECTOR David Coquard-Dassault)
 -- Replayground (DIRECTOR Anna Gaskell)
 -- The Royal Nightmare (DIRECTOR Alex Budovsky)
 -- Sister Wife (DIRECTOR Jill Orschel)
 -- Skhizein - France (DIRECTOR Jeremy Clapin)
 -- Stand Up - England (DIRECTOR Joseph Pierce)
 -- Steel Homes - Scotland (DIRECTOR Eva Weber)
 -- Summer Breaks - Australia (DIRECTOR Sean Kruck)
 -- Ten for Grandpa - Canada/USA (DIRECTOR Doug Karr)
 -- Thompson (DIRECTOR Jason Tippet)
 -- Time and Again (DIRECTOR Antonio Mendez Esparza)
 -- Tomorrow's Drivers (1954)
 -- Top Girl - England (DIRECTOR Rebecca Johnson)
 -- The Transformation of Genesis P-Orridge - The Netherlands/USA
 (DIRECTORS Eline Jongsma, Kel O'Neill)
 -- Trece Anos - Cuba/ USA (DIRECTOR Topaz Adizes)
 -- Utopia, Part 3: The World's Largest Shopping Mall (DIRECTORS Sam
 Green, Carrie Lozano)
 -- Western Spaghetti (DIRECTOR PES)

 -- Zietek - Poland (DIRECTOR Bartosz Blaschke)


 -- Almost (DIRECTOR Lori Dinsmore)
 -- Arterial Deposition in Thought and Being (DIRECTOR Mason Shefa)
 -- Bon Voyage ( DIRECTOR Allyssa Kaiser)
 -- Change the Nation (DIRECTORS Jessica Gonzalez, Krista Kim, Brian
 McArthur, Elliot McGreggor & Ruben Palomares)
 -- Cookie Cutter (DIRECTOR Maggie Smith)
 -- Cue The Coup (DIRECTOR Woodrow White)
 -- Divine Intervention (DIRECTORS Reid Hildebrand, David Griffin)
 -- First Kiss (DIRECTOR Janey Miles Feingold)
 -- Fletcher (DIRECTOR Daniel Lipson, James Perkins)
 -- A Flying Project (DIRECTOR Bryan Navarro)
 -- Forget Me Not (DIRECTOR Mirabelle Korn)
 -- Hill Soda (DIRECTOR Suzanne Walsh)
 -- Homophobia is Gay (DIRECTOR Tiffany Maria Flick)
 -- I have a dream today. (DIRECTOR Hannah Holtgeerts)
 -- It Only Takes One (DIRECTOR Gabe Benjamin & Nick Lieberman)
 -- In Unexpected Places (DIRECTOR Mel Guel)
 -- Killers of the Earth (DIRECTOR Jeff Bruno)
 -- Ladies in Armor (DIRECTOR Sami Kubo)
 -- Ladies, Please (DIRECTOR Xochi Maberry-Gaulke)
 -- Lipstick (DIRECTOR Sam Rubin)
 -- M.O.D - moment of decision (DIRECTORS Bianca Mia Alvarez, Edgar
 Andres, Berenice Bautista, Najee Clark, Elijah Douresseau, Yaddi
 Garcia, Markus Hobbs, Desmond Johnson, Lemias Paige & Gerica Preston)
 -- Marcul City (DIRECTOR Abram Pineda-Fischer)
 -- National Day Without a Bag (DIRECTOR Samantha Speiser)
 -- Napua Ilima O'Kehaulani (DIRECTOR Ryan Medel)
 -- Only One (DIRECTOR Conor Arnodo)
 -- Our Dignity (Nuestra Dignidad) (DIRECTOR Kathy Vega-Munoz)
 -- Portrait: Anais Kane (DIRECTOR Jazmin Jones & Sydney Matterson)
 -- Reality Check (DIRECTOR Matthew Prescott)
 -- Repercussion of the Masses (DIRECTOR Brian Reves)
 -- Return To Sender (DIRECTORS Sarah Bailin & Emma Bailin)
 -- Untouchable (DIRECTORS Justin Levine, Jack Heston)
 -- We Got Dreams (DIRECTOR Ricky Hermosillo)

 -- You're In Control! (DIRECTOR Maria Midtlyng)


 -- Eclectic Mix 1 & 2
 -- 21st Century Life: Sam Sparro (DIRECTOR Mariah Garnett)
 -- Going On: Gnarls Barkley (DIRECTOR Wendy Morgan)
 -- Her Morning Elegance: Oren Lavie (DIRECTORS Oren Lavie Yuval &
 Merav Nathan)
 -- Dance With Me: Old 97's (DIRECTOR Keven McAlester)
 -- Electric Feel: MGMT (DIRECTOR Ray Tintori)
 -- Everybody Wants Me: The Pigeon Detectives (DIRECTOR David Mullett)
 -- Fortress: Pinback (DIRECTOR Elliot Jokelson)
 -- Golden Age: TV on the Radio (DIRECTOR Petro)
 -- Grapevine Fires: Death Cab for Cutie (DIRECTOR Walter Robot)
 -- Hang Them All: Tapes 'n Tapes (DIRECTOR Jonnie Ross)
 -- Happy Up Here: Royksopp (DIRECTORS Reuben Sutherland & Joyrider)
 -- Haven't Been Yourself: Seventeen Evergreen (DIRECTOR Encycolpedia
 -- Honey Honey: Feist (DIRECTOR Anthony Seck)
 -- Impatience: We Are Scientists (DIRECTOR Chris Bran)
 -- In My Eyes: Pistol Youth (DIRECTOR Isaac Rentz)
 -- Jesus Saves, I Spend: St. Vincent (DIRECTORS Andy Bruntel & Bucky
 -- L.E.S. Artistes: Santogold (DIRECTOR Nima Nourizadeh)
 -- Lights: Lyapis Trubetskoy (DIRECTOR Alexey Terexov)
 -- Little Motel: Modest Mouse (DIRECTOR Justin Francis)
 -- LoP: SOCADIA (DIRECTOR Andrea Giacomini)
 -- Nth Degree: Morningwood (DIRECTOR Adam Neustadter)
 -- Mykonos: Fleet Foxes (DIRECTOR Sean Pecknold)
 -- Oh My: Office (DIRECTOR Adam Neustadter)
 -- Restless: Langhorne Slim (DIRECTOR Joey Garfield)
 -- Ruler of Everything: Tally Hall (DIRECTOR Sean Donnelly)
 -- Shake Shake Shake: White Denim (DIRECTOR Tom Haines)
 -- Sideways Ponytail: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head (DIRECTOR That
 -- Signs: Bloc Party (DIRECTOR Hiro Murai)
 -- Soon We'll Be Found: Sia (DIRECTOR Claire Carre)
 -- Stress: Justice (DIRECTOR Romain Gavras)
 -- Talk To Me: Peaches (DIRECTOR Price James)
 -- Sugarbaby: Morningwood (DIRECTOR Adam Neustadter)
 -- Under the Pines: Bodies of Water (DIRECTOR Andy Bruntel)
 -- Wanderlust: Bjork (DIRECTOR Encyclopedia Pictura)
 -- Welcome to Heartbreak: Kanye West feat. Kid Cudi (DIRECTOR NABIL)
 -- Who's Gonna Save My Soul: Gnarls Barkley (DIRECTOR Chris Milk)
 -- Work It Out: RJD2 (DIRECTOR Joey Garfield)

 -- Wrong: Depeche Mode (DIRECTOR Patrick Daughters)

 -- Where It Was At : A Propaganda & Satellite Films Tribute
 -- Closer: Nine Inch Nails (DIRECTOR Mark Romanek)
 -- Devil's Haircut: Beck (DIRECTOR Mark Romanek)
 -- Drive: R.E.M. (DIRECTOR Peter Care)
 -- Drop: The Pharcyde (DIRECTOR Spike Jonze)
 -- Express Yourself: Madonna (DIRECTOR David Fincher)
 -- Frontier Psychiatrist: The Avalanches (DIRECTORS Kuntz & Maguire)
 -- Home: Iggy Pop (DIRECTOR David Fincher)
 -- I Can't Wait: Mirwais (DIRECTOR Stephane Sednaoui)
 -- If: Janet Jackson (DIRECTOR Dominic Sena)
 -- It's Oh So Quiet: Bjork (DIRECTOR Spike Jonze)
 -- Pumpkin: Tricky (DIRECTOR Stephane Sednaoui)
 -- Push It: Garbage (DIRECTOR Andrea Giacobbe)
 -- Rhythm Nation: Janet Jackson (DIRECTOR Dominic Sena)
 -- Virtual Insanity: Jamiroquai (DIRECTOR Jonathan Glazer)
 -- Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N' Roses (DIRECTOR Nigel Dick)

 -- Where It's At: Beck (DIRECTOR Steve Hanft)

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