This intimate character drama explores gay adoption rights, or rather the lack thereof, in 1970s Los Angeles without ever becoming preachy or pushing for contempo relevance.
Tribeca Film Festival
The wedding-day waffling of a '30s-era Brit femme yields predictable comedy and melodrama in "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding."
Film acerbically observes a group of bourgeois thirtysomethings who gather for a birthday meal in the countryside.
Helmer Susan Froemke excels at delineating process, a quality that distinguishes "Wagner's Dream."
One could accuse Argentinian director Daniel Burman's latest comedy of being forced and artificial, but the concept of "All In" willfully incorporates these effects.
Women and India are the ostensible subjects of "The World Before Her," but Nisha Pahuja's docu hangs a big, fat question mark over the future of humankind itself.
A delightful surprise at the Tribeca Film Festival, partly because the film so little resembles its description, Stephen Maing's "High Tech, Low Life" ostensibly examines censorship of the Internet…
Overly one-note in its singular p.o.v., the pic nevertheless offers a welcome variation on the conquering frat boy or Ferris Bueller-type adolescent, and could graduate from fest to arthouse play.
Michael Sladek's "BAM150" is a celebration of/advertisement for the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the occasion of its sesquicentennial, but runs out of storyline long before it runs out of footage.
Intermittently appealing but overly familiar, reality TV-style docu "Fame High" follows a quartet of talented students at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.
"Ballroom Dancer" follows onetime World Latin Dance champion Slavik Kryklyvyy as he tries to recapture his former glory.
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