BLACK GIRL


A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad. She takes a job as a governess for a French family, but finds her duties reduced to those of a maid after the family moves from Dakar to the south of France. In her new country, the woman is constantly made aware of her race and mistreated by her employers. Her hope for better times turns to disillusionment and she falls into isolation and despair. The harsh treatment leads her to consider suicide the only way out.

CHICKEN RUN


Originally released in 1981, Killer of Sheep was re-released in the United States ona limited basis on March 30, 2007 and will be shown in the UK starting June 20, 2008.
Killer of Sheep was shot by Charles Burnett(his debut feature) in 16 mm black and white,as his thesis film when he was a graduate student at UCLA in the 1970’s.”Killer of Sheep” has been declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress,and one of the 100 essential films of all time by the National Society of Film Critics.
They are prisoners trapped behind barbed wire, fearing for their very lives and dreaming only of the outside world. Every escape attempt is thwarted, and the ringleader tossed into solitary to do hard time. But this is no ordinary prison…and these are no ordinary jailbirds. They’re the inmates at Tweedy’s Egg Farm, where any chicken who doesn’t put breakfast on the table can wind up as dinner. But Ginger and her fellow flock are determined to break out before they meet a “fowl” fate. Time is running out as the greedy owner of the farm, Mrs. Tweedy, finds a new way to feather her own nest turning chickens into chicken pies. Now, with the help of Rocky, “the lone free ranger,” the chickens hatch their most spectacular plan to fly the coop in our story of poultry in motion Chicken Run.

KILLER OF SHEEP

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Originally released in 1981, Killer of Sheep was re-released in the United States ona limited basis on March 30, 2007 and will be shown in the UK starting June 20, 2008.
Killer of Sheep was shot by Charles Burnett(his debut feature) in 16 mm black and white,as his thesis film when he was a graduate student at UCLA in the 1970’s.”Killer of Sheep” has been declared a national treasure by the Library of Congress,and one of the 100 essential films of all time by the National Society of Film Critics.

BROADCAST NEWS


Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, a talented but plain correspondent, carries an unrequited torch for Jane. Sparks fly between the three as the network prepares for big changes, and both the news and Jane must decide between style and substance

LOST IN TRANSLATION

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Bob Harris is an American film actor, far past his prime. He visits Tokyo to appear in commercials, and he meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. Bored and weary, Bob and Charlotte make ideal if improbable traveling companions. Charlotte is looking for “her place in life,” and Bob is tolerating a mediocre stateside marriage. Both separately and together, they live the experience of the American in Tokyo. Bob and Charlotte suffer both confusion and hilarity due to the cultural and language differences between themselves and the Japanese.