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111 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2011

Directed by Duane Baughman & Johnny O'Hara

Special Features: 16:9 Presentation • Q&A With Director Duane Baughman • Photos • Original Theatrical Trailer & More

UPC: 7-20229-91465-9
Catalog #: FRF 914659D
SRP: $27.95 / CAN. $29.95

Street Date: May 10
National PBS Broadcast: May 10


The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation.

A favored daughter of the family often called the “Kennedys of Pakistan,” Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and executed by his own military. Her time in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she broke the Islamic glass ceiling, fought for the rights of women, and tried to quell the fires of religious extremism, while battling accusations of corruption.

A fascinating array of archival footage, neverbefore- heard audio of Benazir and interviews with family members and leading experts brings to life this tale of Shakespearean dimensions in the country The Economist calls “the World’s most dangerous place.”

We are pleased to announce that PBS will be airing BHUTTO nationally on May 10, 2011, on Independent Lens.
The May 10 street will coincide with the broadcast.


A vitally important story.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“An epic story. Riveting... Brilliant.” - Box Office Magazine

Fascinating!” - Time Out New York

“A gripping combination of family saga and political thriller.” - San Francisco Examiner

“A worthy portrait of a phenomenal woman. Thorough and exciting.” - Variety

“Makes fiction pale by comparison. An involving crash course in the ultra-turbulent history of Pakistan and ultimately alarming.” - Los Angeles Times

Impressive! The film gives us a strong sense of Bhutto’s personality and strength.
The New York Times

“A spellbinding portrait that moves with the speed, intensity and suspense of a psychological thriller. A riveting masterpiece.” - Moving Pictures International

“Intelligent, provocative, dazzling! The soul of Benazir inhabits this film.- Huffington Post



363 minutes on 4 discs, color, Mandarin w/English subtitles

Four award-winning films from China in a Special Edition Box Set

Special Features: Directors’ Notes, Interviews & Bios • Discussion Guides • Photo Gallery

UPC: 7-20229-91466-6
Catalog #: FRF 914666D
SRP: $49.95 /
Can. $54.95

Street Date: May 17


This Special Edition Box Set includes the following four films from the Global Lens Collection:

Dam Street / 红颜
During a time of rigid moral code in China, a 16 year-old girl living in a small riverside town discovers she is pregnant. The community is stunned, and she is forced to put her child up for adoption. Ten years later, she is now a singer in a local troupe. “The sexual politics are provocative.” -The New York Times

Luxury Car / 江城夏日
In this Cannes award-winning drama, a schoolteacher travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan in search of his missing son. But instead of finding their son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, and her mobster boyfriend might be linked to his son’s disappearance. “Subtle and smart performances. Chinese star Tian Yuan is both tender and seductive.” -The Hollywood Reporter

Stolen Life / 生死劫
A reclusive young girl (played by internationally acclaimed actress and singer Zhou Xun) lives with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. Surprising everyone, Yanni is accepted to college. But as she prepares to begin her new life, an encounter with a delivery man triggers a series of unexpected events. “Riveting. A polished feminist eye-opener.” -Variety

Uniform / 制服
Wang, a young tailor struggling to pay his father’s medical bills and also gain the attention of pretty Zheng, discovers a solution for both problems: a policeman’s uniform, left in the family shop. He begins to impersonate a police officer, extorting money and impressing Zheng - who also leads a double an escort. “Beautifully observed, great performances.” -London Film Festival


“Global Lens features some of the most daring and brilliant films being crafted the world over.”
- San Francisco Bay Guardian

“If you’re looking for authentic storytelling, go to the source: Global Lens.” - Cleveland Plain Dealer



Approx. 101 minutes total, color

Nine lesbian shorts culled from top film festivals


UPC: 7-20229-91469-7
Catalog #: FRF 914697D
SRP: $24.95

Street Date: May 17


A cross-section of some of the best recent lesbian shorts culled from top film festivals including Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and more.

A film by Chris Russo. A comedic look at a lesbian’s journey of recovery after an unbelievable break-up.

AT THE END OF THE STREET (14 mins, color, 2007, Polish w/English subtitles)
A film by Jenifer Malmqvist. A confrontation over a special table after a break-up makes Alexandra learn that loss always will be a part of life.

BIRTHDAY (18 mins, color, 2010, Swedish w/English subtitles)
A film by Jenifer Malmqvist. Sara prepares a surprise for her wife Katrina’s 40th birthday, but Katrina may have some surprises of her own.

PARENTAL GUIDANCE (4 mins, color, 2008)
A film by Meredith Scott Lynn. When two gay couples and their kids go camping, it becomes clear that the children are more equipped than their parents to handle the challenges of adulthood.

PUBLIC RELATIONS (17 mins, color, 2009)
A film by Gianna Sobol. A Hollywood assistant and her New York counterpart discover bad bosses plus wild nights equal the semi-true story of two girls in love.

SWIMMING (7 mins, color, 2010)
A film by P. David Ebersole. A beautiful lifeguard is smitten with a woman who’s learning how to swim from a flirtatious water safety instructor (played by artist and musician Phranc).

TECH SUPPORT (9 mins, color, 2009)
A film by Erik Gernand. A recently dumped woman gets more than just help with her computer problems during a flirty phone call.

TOOLS 4 FOOLS (8 mins, color, 2009)
A film by Kate Brandt. Who can afford dildos in this economy? Julie Goldman tells you how.

YOU MOVE ME (13 mins, color, 2010)
A film by Gina Hirsch. Best buds, Tru and Dex, learn the dangers of moving Tru out of her ex-girlfriend’s apartment.
WINNER! Audience Award for Outstanding Dramatic Short Film, Outfest



Approx. 104 minutes total, color

Eight gay shorts culled from top film festivals


UPC: 7-20229-91468-0
Catalog #: FRF 914680D
SRP: $24.95

Street Date: May 17


A cross-section of some of the best recent gay shorts culled from top film festivals including Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and more. Included are the award-winners BEDFELLOWS, CURIOUS THING, MY NAME IS LOVE, YOU MOVE ME and STEAM.

AFTER (13 mins, color, 2009)
A film by Mark Pariselli. Three teenage boys idolize and long for the same older hunk. Inspired by Dennis Cooper's poem "After School, Street Football, Eighth Grade."

BEDFELLOWS (15 mins, color, 2010)
A film by Pierre Stefanos. Bobby meets Jonathan at the bar where he got his heart broken, will his one-night stand end up a nightmare or a fairy tale? WINNER! Best Short Film, QFest

CURIOUS THING (9 mins, color, 2009)
A film by Alain Hain. Interviews with several New York gay men provide the backdrop as two men - one gay, the other straight - explore their relationships’ past, present and future.

GAYBY (12 mins, color, 2010)
A film by Jonathan Lisecki. College friends Matt (gay) and Jenn (straight) decide to have a baby the old fashion way.

GAYSHARKTANK.COM (15 mins, color, 2010)
A film by Guy Shalem. Twenty-five strangers seek love, lust, and the other things you might find on a random gay video chat.

MY NAME IS LOVE (21 mins, color, 2008, Swedish w/English subtitles)
A film by David Färdmar. Love and Sebastian share a secret. After a chance meeting in the street, their innocent flirt soon turns into a dangerous liaison. WINNER! Best Short Film Image, QFest & Best Short Film/Audience Award, Nation Film Festival

MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY (4 mins, color & b/w, 2010)
A film by Barry Morse. A visual poem with abstract and symbolic imagery of fanstasy, whimsy and terror about a mouse, a cockroach and a ‘gay’ man.

STEAM (16 mins, color, 2009)
A film by Eldar Rapaport. After a brief encounter, two strangers find themselves stuck in a steam room and only their pasts to discover. WINNER! Iris Prize & Best Short Film, FilmOut

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