Fabricating Tom Zé
Décio Matos Jr., 2006, 90 min.
One of Brazilian music's unsung pioneers gets heads bopping and hips swinging in this on-the-road documentary bursting with rhythmic energy, Tropicalia tunes, and showstopping concert performances.
The Devil Came on Horseback
Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, 2007, 88 min.
This vital documentary reports on the genocide in Darfur through the experience of ex-U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brian Steidle. Steidle takes a job as an unarmed military observer in Sudan, where he captures the horror of daily events on film and turns his observation into activism.
Jessica Yu, 2006, 90 min.
What could a German terrorist, an "ex-gay" minister, a bank robber, and a martial arts enthusiast possibly have in common? Yu's fascinating documentary draws on the tragedies of Euripides to investigate a quartet of disparate men on obsessive quests.
Wu Mi-sen, 2006, 118 min.
An adulterous couple flees Taipei for a vacation somewhere in South America, but their idyll turns bizarre and ominous within hours as they rumble across a surreal landscape populated by underground royalty and suicidal squirrels.