Last year, Jody Lee Lipes became a guinea pig for indie filmmakers everywhere when he jumped at the chance to lense fellow Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" on a consumer-grade SLR camera.
Easily the most mainstream lineup in this category in years, which should boost the program's theatrical potential.
A daunting but dramatic program of shorts that serve as efficient treatments of pressing world concerns.
A Pixar short is the main attraction amid a not-too-shabby lineup.
Last year, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, the Berlinale reminded the world of its muscular history by packing the program with world-famous names...
So slight in the telling that the story practically sublimates onscreen.
A solid if not especially cinematic public-interest exhibit on how citizens are losing access to America's civil justice system.
A frank, no-frills account of the AIDS crisis as seen from ground zero -- San Francisco's gay Castro Street district circa 1980.
Overwhelming undertaking profiles a courageous group of Chicago activists who intervene in street fights and then coach the scrappers in conflict resolution.
Marks the arrival of promising new helmer Elgin James.
Serves up scathing self-examination in the guise of carefree black comedy.