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Video Mr. Shi meets a scientist
In this sequence from director Wayne Wang's film A Thousand Years of Good Prayer (adapted from the work of Yiyun Li), Mr. Shi, a trained scientist who has come from China to visit his daughter in the United States, encounters a young white woman who also identifies as a scientist.
Video Miss Violet Sanchez de Jalapeno
In this sequence from director Wayne Wang's film Smoke (a collaboration with well-known author Paul Auster), Augie (Harvey Keitel) and Violet (Mel Gorham) run into Paul Benjamin (William Hurt) at a bar.
Video Grace wants to help
In this clip from director Lars von Trier's Dogville, Grace (Nicole Kidman) tries to solicit work from the townspeople of Dogville in repayment for their offering her refuge.
Video Grace is arrogant
In this clip from director Lars von Trier's Dogville, Grace (Nicole Kidman) is accused by her gangster father (James Caan) of being arrogant, particularly in her attitudes toward the people of Dogville, who were brutal in their treatment of her.
Video Selma's Secret
In this clip from director Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, Selma (Bjork) confesses to her landlord Bill (David Morse) that she has a degenerative eye disease; her son will also suffer from this disease (which is a genetic condition) unless she secures money for an operation.
Video Selma's Sacrifice
In this scene from director Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, Selma (Bjork) argues with Kathy (Catherine Deneuve) about whether money Selma saved for her son's eye operation should be used to pay for a lawyer.
Video Grace wants to help the people
In this scene from director Lars von Trier's Manderlay, Grance (Bryce Dallas Howard) argues with her gangster father (Willem Dafoe) about the fate and destiny of the "freed" "slaves" of the Manderlay plantation.
Video Figurines Smashed
In this clip from director Lars von Trier's Dogville, Vera (Patricia Clarkson) retaliates against Grace (Nicole Kidman) by destroying a set of prized figurines that Grace purchased with the money she earned in Dogville.
Video The Community's Second Verdict
In this scene from director Lars von Trier's Dogville, Thomas Edison (Paul Bettany) informs Grace (Nicole Kidman) that the community of Dogville feels her continued presence puts them at a disadvantage, at least from an economic standpoint.
Video The Underdog
In this scene from director Lars von Trier's Dogville, Grace (Nicole Kidman) decides to spare a dog after choosing to annihilate the entire community of Dogville.
Video Sloane
In this clip from director Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Manray (Savion Glover) listens to Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayan)'s insinuations about Sloane Hopkins (Jada Pinkett-Smith), then accuses Sloan of sleeping her way to the top.
Video An Albanian-American Woman and NYC's Finest
In this scene from director Spike Lee's Inside Man, an Albania-American woman (Florina Petcu) assists the New York City police, including Detective Frazier (Denzel Washington) with the hostage crisis.
Video Dalton Russell's Closing Monologue
In this clip from director Spike Lee's Inside Man, Dalton Russell (Clive Owens) repeats the enigmatic monolgue introduced at the beginning of the film.
Video George Wallace Interview
In this clip from director Spike Lee's documentary Four Little Girls, which presents the circumstances and the aftermath of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama, elderly former Alabama governor George Wallace talks about his relationship to black Americans.
Video Racial Stereotypes
In this clip from director Spike Lee's Do the Right Think, Mookie (Spike Lee), Pino (John Turturro) and others let fly a barrage of racial epithets and stereotypes.
Video Monty's Monologue
This clip from director Spike Lee's 25th Hour features Monty Brogan's (Edward Norton) famous monologue about post 9/11 America.
Video On the Apple Truck
In this clip from director Lars von Trier's Dogville, Ben (Zeljko Ivanek) assaults Grace (Nicole Kidman), arguing that she owes him payment.
Video Happiness - Family Meal
This is the final scene from director Todd Solondz's Happiness, which presents the adults in the Jordan family eating together.
Video Welcome to the Dollhouse - Dawn's Family Dinner
This clip from director Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse shows the Weiner family at dinner.
Video Storytelling - Scooby's Family Dinner
This clip is from "Non-Fiction" in director Todd Solondz's two-part feature Storytelling, and shows dinner at the Livingston family's house.
Video Palindromes - Breakfast at Mama Sunshine's
In this clip from director Todd Solondz's Palindromes, 13-year old runaway Aviva Victor (Sharon Wilkins here; she's played by other actors at various points in the movie) has breakfast with Sunshines, a devout Christian family who take Aviva in.
Video Dark Horse: Silent Confrontation.
After threatening to move out, Abe (Jordan Gelber) returns to his parents' houses, where he meets his father (Christopher Walken) in the hallway.
Video Dottie Gets Spanked: "On Set"
In this clip from director Todd Haynes' Dottie Gets Spanked, Stevie (Evan Bonifant) watches his favorite actress, Dottie (Julie Halston) take control of a scene in which her sitcom character gets spanked.
Video Dottie Gets Spanked: Father and Son
This clip shows a timid Stevie (Evan Bonifant) responding to his father's refusal to submit his entry into a contest to see Dottie, his favorite television star.
Video Happiness: The Sandwich
In this scene from Todd Solondz's Happiness, the character Bill Maplewood attempts to drug his son's friend Billy with a tuna salad sandwich.
Video Happiness: Obscene Phone Calls
Allen verbally assaults another victim with an anonymous phone call, but, in doing so, inadvertently fulfills her fantasy.
Video Welcome to the Dollhouse: Dawn's Fantasy
Dawn dreams about the praise she will receive after rescuing her kidnapped sister.
Video Do the Right Thing: Racial Tensions in New York City
In this clip from Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Mookie and Pino insult one another, leading to a montage in which citizens of Brooklyn reveal their "true" attitudes.
Video 25th Hour: Monty's Monologue
Monty slams a multitude of ethnic groups in a monologue he addresses to a bathroom mirror.
Video Addressing Children
In this clip from director Todd Haynes' Dottie Gets Spanked, Steven reads to his mother a book which he has written and illustrated to give to Dottie Frank when he visits the set of her show.
Video I'm Not Scared in New York
This section from Wayne Wang's Blue in the Face consists of dramatic scenes, interviews, and statistics about New York.
Video Rock 'n' roll is a prostitute
In this scene from Todd Haynes' film Velvet Goldmine, the character Brian Slade begins to assume his rock 'n' roll persona--Maxwell Demon--as he presents himself to the media and to a broader audience.
Video Fantasy Exposed
In this scene from director Todd Solondz's Storytelling ("Fiction"), Jane presents her night with her professor to her creative writing class. Her classmates provide overwhelmingly negative feedback on her writing and marginalize her pain.
Video Toby's Shortcomings
In this clip from director Todd Solondz's Storytelling ("Non-Fiction"), the character Toby fantasizes about a life he wanted but still doesn't have.
Video All I Can Do is Be...Me?
This clip from director Todd Haynes' I'm Not There encompasses the press interviews at the end of the "Bob Dylan" (Christian Bale) award ceremony to the end of the audience reactions to "Bob Dylan's" (Cate Blanchett) concert.
Video Dark Horse: Abe's Mother
In this scene from Solondz's Dark Horse, Abe's mother (Mia Farrow) coddles her son Abe (Jordan Gelber) after a confrontation with his father.
Video Riot Scene - Do the Right Thing
In this scene from director Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, racial tension explodes after one character is killed by the police.
Video Brooklyn Cha Cha
In this scene from director Wayne Wang's Blue in the Face, a Brooklyn neighborhood spontaneously erupts into a dance party.
Video "I have to do this alone."
This clip from "Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story" shows how other people contribute to the singer's self image and anorexia.