Smuggled

“Smuggled tells the story of a 9 year-old boy and his mother as the couple are smuggled into the U.S. in a compartment underneath a tour bus. Unfortunately, the journey doesn’t go as planned as a new destiny awaits Miguel and his mother.”–Container

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Waste Land

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Brooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or “Garbage Garden.” The world’s largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio’s garbage. “We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials,” says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of himself and his fellows as environmentalists. The catadores have a union, which has built a recycling center, medical clinic, day care and skills-training centers, and community lending library of discarded books for their members. Muniz photographs a number of the catadores, reworks the photographs with garbage, and auctions several in London. Believing in the transformative power of art, Muniz donates the proceeds to the catadores who posed, in recognition of their lives, in honor of the dignity of their work.

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Amelie

Amâelie is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amâelie didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life. Despite all this, Amâelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a cafe and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out.

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8 Women

A wealthy industrialist is found murdered in his home while his family gathers for the holiday season. The house is isolated and the phone lines have been found to be cut. Eight women are his potential murderers. Each is a suspect and each has a motive. Only one is guilty.

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The Accused

A fiercely independent woman is gang raped, then battles the legal system twice, going after both her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.

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Django Unchained

Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz.

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The Draughtsman’s Contract

Set in 17th-century England, an aristocratic wife commissions a young, cocksure draughtsman to sketch her husband’s property while he is away– in exchange for a fee, room and board, and one sexual favor for each of the twelve drawings. As the draughtsman becomes more entrenched in the devious schemings in this seemingly idyllic country home, curious details emerge in his drawings that may reveal a murder.

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9 to 5

Three women in a giant company, oppressed by an uncaring boss, devise an outrageous scheme to get revenge.

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Heavenly Creatures

Based on a true-life story. Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker are two highly imaginative teenage school girls. They form an intense and obsessive bond that leads to shocking consequences.

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Exit through the Gift Shop

This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. It follows an eccentric Los Angeles based French shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results. This fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence is modern-day fairytale … with bolt cutters.

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