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Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

Title: Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: Mos Def Eminem Snoop Dogg Ice-T Kanye West
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers' insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.

Wild Style (2013)

Title: Wild Style (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 2002-10-22 (DVD)
2013-09-27 (Theater)
Cast: Lee George Quinones Fab 5 Freddy Patti Astor Andrew (Zephyr) Witten Busy Bee
Genre: Documentary Drama Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

This docudrama celebrates the colorful lives of teens who live in the South Bronx. There they are seen break dancing, creating graffiti art, and listening to raucous rap. The slim story centers on Zoro, who likes to spray-paint subway cars. He gets a break when he is hired to decorate a platform for an upcoming rap concert. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Apollo 18 (2011)

Title: Apollo 18 (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-09-02 (Theater)
Cast: Warren Christie Lloyd Owen Ryan Robbins
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon. -- (C) Official Site

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony (2013)

Title: Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

At Tiananmen Square in 1989, students played Beethoven's Ninth Symphony over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush them. In Chile, women living under Pinochet's dictatorship sang the Ninth at torture prisons, as men inside took hope when they heard their voices. When the Berlin Wall, symbol of division and oppression, came down in December 1989, Leonard Bernstein performed Beethoven's Ninth as an "Ode To Freedom". And In Japan, each December, the Symphony is performed hundreds of times, often with 10,000 people in the chorus-most recently in concert for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku. Part road trip, part adventure story, FOLLOWING THE NINTH is an inspirational film about Beethoven's Choral Symphony, its majestic power to liberate us, to shield us against suffering, to provide hope and resilience during dark times. Filmed on five continents and in 12 countries, FOLLOWING THE NINTH is the story of four lives that have been transformed and repaired by the music, expressed most vividly in the prophecy of the Ode to Joy: "Alle Menschen werden Bruder"(All Men Will Be Brothers). (c) Official Site

The Magic Flute Holiday Encore (2011)

Title: The Magic Flute Holiday Encore (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-21 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

An encore presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute will be shown in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, December 21. Enter a magical world of dancing bears, giant birds, and colorful adventure in Mozart's ever-popular masterpiece. This abridged version, sung in English, is perfect for opera fans of all ages. Tony Award winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King) directs a youthful cast conducted by Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine. This performance was originally presented in December 2006 as the inaugural transmission of the Met's Live in HD series. Don't miss this fantastical production on the big screen. Sung in English.

Hecho En Mexico (2012)

Title: Hecho En Mexico (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Alejandro Fernandez Kinky Karla Morrison Chavela Vargas
Genre: Documentary Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The film showcases the richness of Mexican music both young and old, from traditional music to pop rock and rap blended with interviews from Diego Luna, Lila Downs and many more leading personalities. The result is an inspiring and often funny musical road trip through modern day "Mexicanity", which resonates globally. (c) Pantalion Films

Made in America (2014)

Title: Made in America (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-22 (DVD)
2014-07-11 (Theater)
Cast: Run DMC Jay-Z Pearl Jam Rita Ora Kanye West
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard. Featuring remarkable performances and fascinating backstage interviews with many of today's biggest music stars, Made in America shows how one giant celebration of music can change people's lives.(C) Phase 4

White Tee (2013)

Title: White Tee (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-22 (Theater)
Cast: Jerod Mixon Jamal Mixon Tiny Lister Tony Cox Faizon Love
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Herbert & Henry are twin brothers with dreams to become the biggest rap stars in the game. Their chance at super-stardom comes after they buy a T-shirt with a winning golden tag allowing them to perform with Real Deal, the most legendary rapper in the World. The only problem is, Kevin, an equally sized Jewish kid with dreams of singing and blinging, manages to steal the prized White T and has his own plans to perform at the concert. With the help of a gypsy, a goat, and cast of characters as big as Herbert and Henry's appetites, White T is a feel good urban comedy adventure.

12-12-12 (2013)

Title: 12-12-12 (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

On December 12, 2012, some of entertainment's most iconic names came together at Madison Square Garden for a historic concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. "12-12-12" captures the unprecedented gathering of talent who turned up on stage and behind the scenes to raise over $50 million in one night for the Robin Hood Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund to support organizations helping victims in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The evening's Emmy Award-nominated telecast included performances by some of the music industry's legenary acts: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Adam Sandler, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kanye West and included involvement from entertainment and media elite such as Billy Crystal, Susan Sarandon, Paul Shaffer, Brian Williams, Kristen Stewart, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Clinton, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Sean Combs, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Seth Meyers, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Katie Holmes, Jason Sudekis, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino, and Christoph Waltz on this historic night. (c) Weinstein

Long Island Railroad Massacre (2013)

Title: Long Island Railroad Massacre (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-15 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

On December 7, 1993, a coward stepped onto a crowded train and committed the worst crime in Long Island history. Go in-depth with director Charlie Minn as he interviews witnesses and families of victims, adding to the tension of this intense and emotional film. (c) Official Site

Lone Survivor (2013)

Title: Lone Survivor (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 121 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-27 (Theater)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg Ben Foster Emile Hirsch Taylor Kitsch Eric Bana
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. LONE SURVIVOR will be released by Universal Pictures in platform engagements on Friday, December 27, 2013, and will go wide on Friday, January 10, 2014. (c) Universal Pictures

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Title: Fruitvale Station (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-12 (Theater)
Cast: Michael B. Jordan Octavia L. Spencer Melonie Diaz Kevin Durand Ahna O'Reilly
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler's FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year's Day. Oscar's life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area - and the entire nation - to its very core. (c) Weinstein

In Montauk (2012)

Title: In Montauk (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 67 min(s)
Release: 2014-01-14 (DVD)
2012-10-05 (Theater)
Cast: Nina Kaczorowski George Katt Carolina Caro Lukas Hassel Ozzie Stewart
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Julie Wagner has everything today's young woman thinks she wants: a successful husband who adores her, a baby on the way, a close circle of family and friends, and a career as a photographer that is about to take off. So why is she alone in Montauk in the middle of December? During the cold, stark days, Julie throws herself into capturing her artistic vision for an upcoming solo show, yielding works of deep passion and instinct; at night, she restlessly taps away at her computer, plagued by uncertainty about the impending trajectories of her life. When a prickly but brilliant composer-musician presents her with an odd request, Julie ushers in a series of events that will bring her in contact with her buried hopes and fears, and force her to make choices she couldn't have fathomed. -- (C) Official Site

August: Osage County (2013)

Title: August: Osage County (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 119 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-25 (Theater)
Cast: Meryl Streep Julia Roberts Juliette Lewis Ewan McGregor Abigail Breslin
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts' play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago's legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run. (c) Weinstein

The Impossible (2012)

Title: The Impossible (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-21 (Theater)
Cast: Naomi Watts Ewan McGregor Tom Holland (X)
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Saint (2011)

Title: Saint (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-19 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Huub Stapel Egbert-Jan Weeber Caro Lenssen Bert Luppes Escha Tanihatu
Genre: Art House & International Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Saint Nicholas is not the good-hearted children's friend as people think he is. In reality he is a cruel bloodthirsty bishop who, whenever there's a full moon on december 5, will try to slaughter as many children as possible. -- (C) Official Site

Watching TV with the Red Chinese (2011)

Title: Watching TV with the Red Chinese (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Ryan O'Nan Gillian Jacobs Leonardo Nam James Chen Keong Sim
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Three Chinese students, Tzu (James Chen), Wa (Keong Sim) and Chen (Leonardo Nam) come to study in America in the summer of 1980. They move into a New York City apartment next door to Dexter (Ryan O'Nan), a graduate student who introduces them to Suzanne (Gillian Jacobs), his occasional girlfriend and to Billy (Michael Esper), a struggling filmmaker. The Chinese find America fascinating. However, their perceptions, based on watching non-stop television, change when one of them is brutally mugged, when Suzanne takes up with Chen behind Dexter's back, and when Zap (Peter Scanavino), Suzanne's ex boyfriend, stalks them into a state of terror. When on December 8, 1980 John Lennon is murdered, the Chinese students decide to buy a gun for self-defense.

The Legend of Pale Male (2010)

Title: The Legend of Pale Male (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-24 (Theater)
Cast: Mary Tyler Moore Charles Kennedy Lincoln Karim Marie Winn Alexander Fisher
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Legend of Pale Male is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable love stories in the history of New York City. It begins in 1993, when a young man from Belgium looking to change his life has an unexpected encounter in Central Park. He meets a hawk. Not just any hawk, but a wild Redtail, a fierce predator that has not lived in the City for almost a hundred years. Affectionately known to New Yorkers as Pale Male, the hawk becomes a magnificent obsession -a metaphor for triumph against all odds. His nest, perched high on a posh Fifth Avenue co-op, starts out as a novel curiosity to a handful of avid birdwatchers but becomes an international tourist destination - a place of pilgrimage. Then, without warning, one December afternoon the building manager dismantles Pale Male's nest. The act unites an unlikely family of birdwatchers, movie stars, poets, children, dogs, reporters, and celebrities, including Mary Tyler Moore and David Letterman. What unfolds next could only happen in New York. -- (C) Balcony Releasing

City of Life and Death (2010)

Title: City of Life and Death (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 132 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-25 (DVD)
2011-05-11 (Theater)
Cast: Hideo Nakaizumi Ye Liu Yuanyuan Gao
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In December 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army laid siege to the Chinese capital of Nanjing, killing as many as 300,000 citizens, the details of which Japan and China dispute to this day. CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH is a bold re-creation of these events, told with startling humanism through the eyes of both victims and occupiers. Delving into the psychology of the Chinese struggle to survive and a Japanese soldier's struggle with his conscience, Lu's film is ultimately an indictment against the cruelty of war.

Hansel & Gretel Holiday Encore (2011)

Title: Hansel & Gretel Holiday Encore (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-22 (Theater)
Cast: Alice Coote Christine Scaher Philip Langridge
Genre: Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

An encore presentation of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel will be shown in movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, December 22. Richard Jones's wickedly funny production of Humperdinck's beloved opera stars Alice Coote and Christine Schafer as the siblings lost in the shadowy world of the woods. Tenor Philip Langridge plays the Witch who seeks to devour them. This performance, sung in English, was originally presented in January 2008 as part of the Met's Live in HD series.

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