In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa. SEMBENE! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self- taught novelist and filmmaker who fought, against enormous odds, a 50-year battle to return African stories to Africans. SEMBENE! is told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, colleague and biographer Samba Gadjigo, using rare archival footage and more than 100 hours of exclusi..
Bolivia’s Foreign Language Film submission for the 87th Academy Awards, OLVIDADOS stars renowned actors from five countries, and was filmed in Bolivia, Chile, and New York. After suffering a heart attack, retired General José Mendieta (Damián Alcázar) is haunted by his dark past as an officer in Operation Condor, the CIA-backed campaign of political repression in Latin America that was responsible for executions, torture, and imprisonments in the 1970’s. A journalist and his wife are among those who..
MEET THE PATELS is a real life romantic comedy about an Indian-American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams… and his parents. Fresh from a breakup with his secret white girlfriend and freaked out that he’s nearing 30 and single, Ravi goes on a family vacation to India with his head spinning. Struck by the overwhelmingly happy marriages of his Patel family and friends, Ravi agrees to enter the fool-proof Patel matchmaking system. Filmed by Ravi’s sister in what started as a family vacation v..