Father Fuk Children

A Loving Father (2013)

Title: A Loving Father (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 2004-05-18 (DVD)
2013-11-13 (Theater)
Cast: Gerard Depardieu Guillaume Depardieu Sylvie Testud Frederic Polier Hiam Abbass
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A father and his estranged son hit the road under less than ideal circumstances in Jacob Berger's 2002 film A Loving Father. Famed novelist Leo Shepherd (Gerard Depardieu) has just been notified, via his daughter Virginia (Sylvie Testud), that he is to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His son Paul (Guillaume Depardieu) also learns of his father's good fortune and attempts to call with his congratulations -- adulations that fall on deaf ears due to a falling out Paul had with his father several years previously. Leo, rather rashly, mounts a motorcycle to make the journey northward from his remote domicile in Switzerland to Sweden to collect the prize, against the advice of his family and close advisors. Paul, still wishing to connect with his father, attempts to catch up with him on the road -- doing so at the scene of an accident that Leo has barely managed to survive. Paul stows his dazed father into his car and sets out to find a hospital. Leo, ever the curmudgeon, strongly denies any need for the hospital and insists he be let on his way, forcing Paul to harness his father to the back seat of his car. Now provided with the opportunity to reach out to his father, Paul continues the voyage his father started and the two are forced to reconcile their differences along the way. A Loving Father was screened at the 2002 Locarno International Film Festival. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovi

Honey (2011)

Title: Honey (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-03-25 (Theater)
Cast: Bora Altas Erdal Besikcioglu Tulin Ozen Alev Ucarer
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. For the young boy, the surrounding forest becomes a place of mystery and adventure when accompanying his father on the job. Yusuf watches in admiration as his father works sometimes higher than the eye can clearly see. His father Yakup is a beekeeper who hangs his specially made hives at the top of the tallest trees. With the skill of a tightrope acrobat, he must often suspend dangerously from the uppermost branches to gather honey. Yusuf and Yakup have a very strong bond. Yusuf is excited to share a dream with his father. Instructed by Yakup, the young boy whispers it and no one else can ever know the secret that father and son now share. Yusuf's stutter shames him in front of his classmates during an oral reading assignment. Being an outsider makes this year of elementary school even more difficult. Yusuf desperately longs for the teacher's congratulatory badge awarded for successfully reading out loud. He frets that he'll be the only pupil left empty-handed. Yusuf's anxieties escalate when his father must travel to a faraway forest on a risky mission. With his family's livelihood endangered by the progressive disappearance of bees, Yakup has no choice but to hang his hives in a remote and treacherous mountainous area. His father gone, Yusuf slips into silence to the distress of his pretty young mother Zehra. She decides to send Yusuf to his grandmother's to spend the Holy Night of Miraj. Hearing the story of the Ascension of the Prophet inspires Yusuf to believe that his father will be returning soon. But not even a day at the colorful fog festival on Sis Mountain can fully cheer up the worried young Yusuf. Days pass and Yakup still does not return. Yusuf sees his mother becoming sadder everyday. Yusuf summons all of his courage and runs deep into the forest to search for his father. A journey into the unknown... -- (C) Olive Films

Like Father, Like Son (2014)

Title: Like Father, Like Son (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama Yoko Maki Jun Kunimura Kirin Kiki Machiko Ono
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori (Machiko Ono) and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON extends the Japanese cinema tradition of familial exploration to deliver a gentle and moving story of personal redemption that playfully navigates its way through the drama. (c) iFC Films

My Father and the Man in Black (2013)

Title: My Father and the Man in Black (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-06 (Theater)
Cast: Saul Holiff Johnny Cash Jonathan Holiff Joshua Robinson Dan Champagne
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is the only inside look at 'bad boy' Johnny Cash, as seen through the eyes of his former manager, Canadian impresario Saul Holiff, the man who put Johnny together with June Carter, and a son looking for his father in the shadow of a legend through newly discovered audio diaries and telephone calls between Cash and Holiff from the 1960s and 1970s. (c) New Chapter

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

Title: The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-17 (DVD)
2011-09-23 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions. -- (C) Official Site

Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)

Title: Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 110 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-26 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Kumiko Aso Megumi Hayashibara Aoi Miyazaki Takao Osawa Takuma Hiraoka
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy Animation
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and Rain". At first the family quietly lives in the city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the "wolf man" suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

Electrick Children (2013)

Title: Electrick Children (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-08 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Garner Rory Culkin Liam Aiken Bill Sage Cynthia M. Watros
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the debut feature from director Rebecca Thomas, ELECTRICK CHILDREN, Julia Garner (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) plays Rachel, a rambunctious teenager from a fundamentalist Morman family in Utah. On Rachel's 15th birthday, she discovers a forbidden cassette tape with rock music on it. Having never heard anything like it, Rachel has a miraculous experience. Three months later, Rachel turns up pregnant and claims to have had an immaculate conception from listening to the music. Rachel's parents, (Cynthia Watros - LOST, Billy Zane - TITANIC) arrange a marriage for her, but she runs off with her brother "Mr. Will," (Liam Aiken - LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS) to Las Vegas, to search for the man who sings on the tape, thinking he has something to do with her mysterious pregnancy. There they meet Clyde, (Rory Culkin - SCREAM 4), a young rocker who challenges everything they've been taught and changes the way they see the world. (C) Phase 4

Hitler’s Children (2012)

Title: Hitler's Children (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-13 (Theater)
Cast: Niklas Frank Bettina Goring Katrin Himmler Rainer Hoess Monika Hertwig
Genre: Documentary Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Our Children (2013)

Title: Our Children (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 111 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-09 (Theater)
Cast: Niels Arestrup Emilie Dequenne Tahar Rahim Stephane Bissot Mounia Raoui
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Murielle (Emilie Dequenne) and Mounir (Tahar Rahim) love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget (Niels Arestrup) who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple's dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic outcome. (c) Distrib

The Boxcar Children (2014)

Title: The Boxcar Children (2014)
Rated: G
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 2014-08-18 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Joey King Mackenzie Foy Martin Sheen D.B. Sweeney J.K. Simmons
Genre: Animation
IMDB: IMDB Link

Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret-until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.

All God’s Children (Toti Copiii Domnului) (2013)

Title: All God's Children (Toti Copiii Domnului) (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-22 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Not Suitable for Children (2012)

Title: Not Suitable for Children (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ryan Kwanten Ryan Corr Sarah Snook Bojana Novakovic Laura Brent
Genre: Drama Romance Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible.

Indigo Children (2014)

Title: Indigo Children (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Sean Robert Olsen Isabelle McNally Christine Donlon Arturo Castro Suzanne Lynch
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Inspired by the first girl he ever loved, Eric Chaney's magnetic debut film introduces us to Mark and Christina, a girl as mysterious as she is candid, as aloof as she is available. In one pastoral hometown summer, they spiral around one another in a universe of coincident deaths and disappearances, falling slowly into and away from love. --(C) Official Site

Father of Invention (2011)

Title: Father of Invention (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-25 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Kevin Spacey Heather Graham Camilla Belle Virginia Madsen Johnny Knoxville
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself. -- (C) Anchor Bay

Father Goose (1964)

Title: Father Goose (1964)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 116 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-28 (DVD)
1964-12-10 (Theater)
Cast: Cary Grant Leslie Caron Trevor Howard Jack Good Sharyl Locke
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Classics Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Father’s Day (2012)

Title: Father's Day (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-06-26 (DVD)
2012-01-13 (Theater)
Cast: Adam Brooks Mackenzie Murdock Matthew Kennedy Conor Sweeney Kevin Anderson
Genre: Action & Adventure Horror Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Midnight’s Children (2013)

Title: Midnight's Children (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 148 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-26 (Theater)
Cast: Satya Bhabha Shahana Goswami Rajat Kapoor Seema Biswas Shriya Saran
Genre: Drama Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

At the stroke of midnight on August 15th, 1947, as India declares independence from Great Britain, two babies are switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. And so it is that Saleem Sinai, the bastard child of a beggar woman, and Shiva, the only son of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destinies meant for each other. Over the next three decades, Saleem and Shiva find themselves on opposite sides of many a conflict, whether it be because of class, politics, romantic rivalry, or the constantly shifting borders that are drawn every time neighbors become enemies and decide to split their newborn nation into two, and then three, warring countries. Through it all, the lives of Saleem and Shiva are mysteriously intertwined. They are also inextricably linked to the history of India itself, which takes them on a whirlwind journey full of trials, triumphs and disasters. (c) Paladin

The Phantom Father (2011)

Title: The Phantom Father (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-09 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Marcel Iures Barry Gifford Mihaela Sirbu Valer Delakeza Mihai Constantin
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

American professor Robert Traum (masterfully portrayed by Peter Greenaway and Francis Ford Coppola actor Marcel Iures) embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his Romanian Jewish descent. His symbolic journey is filled with danger, the unknown and the surreal.

Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)

Title: Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: John Williams Mark Mothersbaugh Edward R. Murrow
Genre: Documentary Animation Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

The feature-length documentary is a music-filled biographical film about the life and work of Raymond Scott. It also is a personal investigation into the father/son dynamic - what it means to have a famous father obsessed with his work and the consequent impact on the parent/child relationship. Raymond Scott was more comfortable with technology than with people, including his own children. This personal angle is intertwined with the compelling story of a true American music innovator - one who had a meteoric rise to household-name success, followed by a slow spiral into obscurity and now, posthumously, a growing acknowledgment of his central role in modern music and music technology. In recent years his work has been performed by groups ranging from Rush, Devo, and They Might Be Giants to the Kronos Quartet, and sampled by numerous DJs and hip-hop acts, and adapted by the virtual super-group Gorillaz. This documentary is a vibrant tapestry of stills, home movies, film and television excerpts (Scott was orchestra leader on the weekly Your Hit Parade TV show during the 1950s), musical performances and interviews. My father recorded virtually everything said in the studio, including his phone conversations, and there are lengthy audio interviews. Therefore much of the story is told in his own words - revealing a complicated, often dysfunctional family; at times humorous in conveying Scott's own quirkiness, and serious in dealing with his rigorous devotion to all aspects of his creative and technical life. Naturally it is scored with Scott's music, covering a wide range of styles, including swinging jazz pieces played by the Raymond Scott Quintette, the groundbreaking group that brought him his early fame in the 1930s. In his middle years he returned to his first love - electronics, and he was a synthesizer pioneer. His crowning invention was the Electronium, a "simultaneous composition and performance machine" that was purchased by Motown. There are also cartoon excerpts - Carl Stalling, the music director at Warner Brothers adapted 20 of Scott's quirky, original tunes ("Powerhouse" being the most famous) to amplify the adventures of Bugs Bunny and company. Family interviews include his daughter Carrie, and two of his wives; first wife Pearl, and third, Mitzi. Unfortunately his second wife and protege, the singer/actress Dorothy Collins, died in 1994, before production of this film commenced; the fascinating story of their relationship is told through the recollections of others. Other interviewees include multi-Academy Award (R)-winning movie soundtrack composer John Williams ("STAR WARS"), whose father Johnny was the drummer in the Raymond Scott Quintette; musician, movie & TV score writer, and DEVO co-founder, Mark Mothersbaugh, Grammy (R)-nominated clarinetist Don Byron, Music and concert Producer Hal Willner ("Saturday Night Live"), co-inventor of the MOOG Synthesizer, Herb Deutsch, turntablist, producer, and author, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; Grammy (R)-nominated violinist Jeremy Cohen, and many others. The film is the defining portrait of this under-recognized American icon

Beginners (2011)

Title: Beginners (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-15 (DVD)
2011-06-03 (Theater)
Cast: Ewan McGregor Christopher Plummer Melanie Laurent Goran Visnjic Kai Lennox
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Melanie Laurent) only months after his father Hal (Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who - following 44 years of marriage - came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him. -- (c) IFC

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