Strange interlude: Daniel Breaker plays Youth, the adolescent version of narrator Stew (in background) in Spike Lee's sizzling film version of Stew's semiautobiographical Broadway musical Passing Strange. David Lee/Sundance hide caption

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Fashion victim: Vogue doyenne Anna Wintour gets the fisheye from filmmaker R.J. Cutler in The September Issue. Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Unhappy in their own way: Three generations of a Yokoyama family convene for a rocky reunion in Hirokazu Koreeda's Still Walking. From left, patriarch Kyohei (Yoshio Harada), his step-grandson Atsushi (Shohei Tanaka) and matriarch Toshiko (Kirin Kiki). IFC Films hide caption

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Romance Rejuvenated: Inge (Ursula Werner) and Karl (Horst Westphal) find that hearts don't always grow wiser with age in Andreas Dresen's Cloud 9. Music Box Films hide caption

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Under the influence: Freed by the Woodstock vibe — and a certain mood-altering substance — shy painter Elliot Teichberg (Demetri Martin, center) discovers the Aquarian age with two hippies (Kelli Garner and Paul Dano) in a classic VW van. Focus Features hide caption

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