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Black Book   

Black Book
Netherlands, 2006, 145 min.
Director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Total Recall) returns to Holland to direct this World War II thriller. Rachel, a celebrated Jewish singer—who joins the Dutch resistance to track down the Nazis who killed her family—is caught in a web of seduction, betrayal, and revenge. In this comp... more



The Boss of it All   

The Boss of it All
Denmark, 2006, 100 min.
Danish provocateur Lars von Trier returns with an unexpectedly breezy comedy about a company director who blames his office policies on an imaginary superior, but later must hire an actor to impersonate “the boss of it all.” Von Trier deviously pulls the strings for the unwitting marionettes... more



Boy Culture   

Boy Culture
USA, 2006, 88 min.
In this sharply written gay comedy of manners, a successful male escort begins to rethink his chosen profession, spurred on by newly complex relationships with his younger gung-ho roommate and an older, unusually chivalrous client. Director Q. Allen Brocka’s sophomore directorial effort, following h... more



Dreamgirls   

Dreamgirls
USA, 2006, 125 min.
Join us for this very special evening celebrating all things musical (and movie-cal), as the Houstons once again play generous hosts at their glamorous Las Palmas estate, with a party to benefit the programs and mission of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The party will follow a very... more



The Golden Door   

The Golden Door
Italy, 2006, 112 min.
A turn-of-the-century rural Sicilian family embarks on a difficult journey to Ellis Island and to modernity, leaving behind their homes and possessions in the hopes of securing a better tomorrow in a land purportedly flowing with milk and honey, in this imaginative and intelligent film.... more



Outsourced   

Outsourced
USA, 2006, 98 min.
A pitch-perfect comedy on a hot-button issue, John Jeffcoat’s feature debut signals a bright new talent in the ranks of American independent filmmakers. Todd (Josh Hamilton) heads up the sales department in a Seattle-based company that sells cheap novelty products. After his entire department is out... more



The Tiger's Tail   

The Tiger's Tail
Ireland, 2006, 103 min.
John Boorman has created a triple-whammy black comedy thriller of sex, lies and devilish twists in one of his finest works to date, starring long-time collaborator Brendan Gleeson who gives a captivating and career-defining performance. Liam O’Leary (played by Gleeson) is a wealthy Irish property... more



Twice Upon a Time   

Twice Upon a Time
France, 2006, 92 min.
Alice, an immensely famous London stage actress, and Louis, a cult French film director, are two extraordinary personalities. They were the most strikingly glamorous couple of the ’70s, but haven’t seen each other since their abrupt, incomprehensible separation 30 years ago. This spicy reunion of a ... more



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