The death of my seven-year-old brother when I was nine remains a painful and haunting memory. My parents did not know how to cope with the loss of their child and the entire family ... See full summary »
Jan and Marek used to study physics together but after graduation their paths were different. Jan got married and moved to the countryside. Marek stayed in Warsaw and now wants to persuade Jan to follow his path.
A haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness.
Tsai Ming-liang returns with this latest entry in his Walker series, in which his monk acquires an unexpected acolyte in the form of Denis Lavant as he makes his way through the streets of a sun-dappled Marseille.
Dakar, Senegal. Fatima is a little girl of eight years old. When she opens the refrigerator, she wonders if the light stays on when the door closes. She discovers that no. So, Fatima goes ... See full summary »
Will I have to put him to sleep? Is it going to rain? Will this be in the papers? Is this going to hurt? All of these questions can end with the term "afraid so" and that's exactly what we get in this wonderful short directed by Jay Rosenblatt from the poem by Jeanne Marie Beaumont. AFRAID SO runs just two minutes and what we get are dozens of questions being asked and of course the follow-up to them is afraid so. I really loved this short for a number of reasons but one is the terrific narration by Garrison Keillor. There's no question that he adds a lot to the film as he makes for the perfect tone to pull off the sly remarks. Another great thing were the actual clips shown to help answer the questions. I wasn't aware of the poem before watching this but that certainly didn't take away from the entertainment.
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