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Arthouse & Foreign Fare
[ 2006 ]
"Fear and Trembling"
"La Petite Lili"
"Dot the I" (G.G. Bernal)
"The Tracker"
"Schultze Gets the Blues"
"Turtles Can Fly"
"Don't Move" "Lost Embrace"
"Purple Butterfly" (Z. Ziyi)
"You I Love" A comedy
"Rory O'Shea Was Here"
"Don't Tempt Me"
"Travellers & Magicians"
"Nobody Knows"
"The Chorus"
"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence"
"A Fond Kiss"
"Around the Bend"
"The Keys to the House"
"In July" Romance
"Zhou Yu's Train" (Gong Li)
"Violet Perfume"
"I Am David" Festival prize
"Undertow" (Dermot Mulroney)
"Hawaii, Oslo" [ND]
"The Welts" [ND]
"Nicotina" A comedy
"Mean Creek" Festival prize
"Anatomie 2"
"Open Water" Festival prize
"Kitchen Stories" Festival prize A comedy
"The Battle of Algiers" Festival prize
"Whale Rider"
"The Return" Unreleased in USA
"Sister My Sister" 2/4
"Dogville" (Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany)
[ Earlier ]
"All About My Mother"

Documentary Bin

"Born Into Brothels"
"The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill"
"Inside Deep Throat"
"Fahrenheit, 9/11"
"Capturing the Friedmans"
"Overnight" (Troy Duffy)
"Going Upriver-The Long War of John Kerry"
"Uncovered: The War on Iraq"
"My Architect: A Son's Journey"
"Touching the Void"
"The Agronomist"

Mockumentary Mischief
"The Last Broadcast" [SE]
"Sex Sells" A comedy
"Incident at Loch Ness" A comedy
"Made Up" A comedy
"September Tapes" 2/4
"Greendale" (Neil Young)

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