• “Waste Land” (2010, NR): An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. He collaborates with the pickers of recyclable materials who live and work in the garbage to make works of art and change lives.
• “Gran Torino” (2008, R): Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, this powerful drama focuses on disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) as he sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession; his 1972 Gran Torino.
• “The Hangover” (2009, R): A Las Vegas-set comedy centered around three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, then must retrace their steps in order to find him. The sequel, “The Hangover II,” has just been released in theaters.
“The House of Sand and Fog” (2003, R): A moving story of an abandoned wife who is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her home’s new Iranian owners. Based on the best-selling novel by Andre Dubus III.