Familiar themes get a fresh spin in well-crafted coming-of-ager "Acne," an assured feature debut from Uruguayan writer-helmer Fernando Veiroj.
Two damaged dreamers seek their place in Iran's capital in "Lonely Tunes of Tehran," a lyrical but monologue-heavy depiction of life on the margins.
Boasting 18 characters and half as many storylines, Duane Hopkins follows his prizewinning shorts with visually distinctive first feature "Better Things."
What becomes a legend most? Surely not being a figurehead in a self-consciously arty pseudo docu-cum-road movie.
Engrossing, beautifully crafted docu "Blind Loves" features four non-sighted subjects repping a range of age and experience.
Like Fox Searchlight's current feel-good item "Young@Heart," producer-director Dori Berinstein's joyous docu "Gotta Dance" centers on a group of lively older people doing something atypical to great…
Following a quartet of lower middle-class Bay Area minority girls over four years at school and home during their fourth- to seventh-grade years, well-intentioned observational docu "Going on 13"…
A Pakistani boy and his father accidentally cross the border and land in a packed Indian prison in the earnest drama "Ramchand Pakistani."
A questionable choice for a high-profile film fest slot, "A Powerful Noise" plays like an annual report and feels more like a fundraiser.
Well-researched investigative docu "Under Our Skin" examines schisms surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, a near-epidemic in the U.S.
A light, funny coming-of-ager set in the endearingly un-hip retirement community of Hollywood, Fla.