Speaking In Strings

A moving and often humorous story about one of the most unique and gifted musicians in the world violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Her unorthodox, passionate delivery, her swagger and unconventional attire earned her the nickname”the bad girl of the violin . . .” Nominated for Best Feature Length Documentary, 2000 Academy Awards.

Regret To Inform

A Vietnam War widow shows us a Vietnam we have never known. While taking us on a strangely beautiful journey by train, this film portrays the lasting devastation of the war as seen through the eyes of an unforgettable group of American and Vietnamese women.

Punitive Damage

In 1991 Helen Todd received the phone call that every parent dreads. Half a world away in East Timor, her son Kamal had been killed. Kamal’s tragic death at the hands of the Indonesian military set Helen on a course that would span five countries and culminate in a landmark legal case in the United …

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Old Man River

Cynthia Gates-Fujikawa’s one-woman show about the life of her father, Nisei actor Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, captures the sensation of hearing long-ago stories told by your grandmother. This film is a ripping mystery with family heritage and an examination of anti-Japanese images in the cinema.

My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples of New York

A lonely mid-western farm widow visits her daughter in New York City. The mother is terrified of the neighborhood, especially the motorcycle gangs. This comedy of misconceptions and unlikely friendships celebrates the imagination and wisdom of age. Winner of Best Short Film-Live Action, 2000 Academy Awards.

Love Story

In 1940 Berlin, Lilly Wurst, Aryan hausfrau who has a picture of the Fuhrer on the wall along side a medal for German motherhood, falls in love with a vivacious female member of the Jewish underground. Archival footage, love letters, and photos are fantastic, but nothing equals the sight of 82-year-old Lilly talking about the one true love of her life.

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