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Stories We Tell (2013)

Title: Stories We Tell (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-17 (Theater)
Cast: Michael Polley Harry Gulkin Susy Buchan John Buchan Mark Polley
Genre: Documentary Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar (R)-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story. (c) Roadside Attractions

Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)

Title: Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 114 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-15 (Theater)
Cast: Thomas Boujut Pip Chodorov Flo Jacobs Ken Jacobs Jean-Jacques Lebel
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Horror Stories (2012)

Title: Horror Stories (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-08 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (2012)

Title: Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Paul Kelly
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

An intimate portrait of Paul Kelly, Australia's foremost singer-songwriter.

Beatles Stories (2011)

Title: Beatles Stories (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2012-10-02 (DVD)
2011-01-01 (Theater)
Cast: Seth Swirsky Nancy Lee Andrews Tony Bramwell Art Garfunkel Bob Eubanks
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up in the 1960s idolizing the Beatles -their songs, their sound and their style. In 2004, he set out, video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his heroes.

The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

Title: The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Steven E. Little Robert Longstreet Walter Dalton Miki Ann Maddox Koko Lanham
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Storytelling in all its forms is skewered in The Catechism Cataclysm. In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible, Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred. Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take asabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy's days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie's as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way--and that's when things get weird. -- (C) IFC Midnight

Doctored (2012)

Title: Doctored (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

"Doctored" is director Bobby Sheehan and producer Jeff Hays' entry into the emerging genre of health focused feature documentaries and follows both patients and health care providers struggling within a broken health care system. The story begins with the AMA's attack on their non-drug providing rivals, the chiropractic profession. Interviews and historical footage expose the AMA's clandestine campaign to eliminate chiropractic services, which culminates in a 15 year legal battle known as the Wilk case. Sheehan uses this story, and the following stories of patients seeking or forced into alternative treatments, as "a small doorway into a large room." The key point made early in the film is that as it relates to health care almost all areas have been "doctored". Endemic of the problem is the plight of today's MD who is forced to forgo the "art" of medicine in exchange for 12-15 minute appointments and forced prescriptions dispensing. The film also shows spectacular successes from seeming chiropractic miracles from Olympic gold medalists, Hall of Fame NBA players and a mother that was sent home to die who regains health. Sheehan and Hays shot hundreds of hours of footage from Surgeons, MD's, DC's, DO's, patients from Picabo Street and John Stockton; normal, every day people fighting for their lives, shown in crisis, each having to choose to follow the normal, drug-based, standard of care or risk everything by providing or accepting belittled alternative therapies. Although the US makes up only 5% of the world's population, we consume over 50% of all the world's pharmaceutical drugs, while we endure worsening health. Sheehan shed's light on this "doctored" system and opens a conversation on real solutions.

The Invisible War (2012)

Title: The Invisible War (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-20 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The Invisible War features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change. -- (C) Official Site

Night Across the Street (2013)

Title: Night Across the Street (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-08 (Theater)
Cast: Sergio Hernandez Christian Vadim Valentina Vargas Chamila Rodriguez Pedro Vicuna
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life - a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama. In this playfully elegiac film, loosely adapted from the fantastical short stories of Chilean writer Hernan del Solar, Raul Ruiz (MYSTERIES OF LISBON) has crafted a final masterwork on his favorite subjects: fiction, history and life itself. (c) Cinema Guild

Kinyarwanda (2010)

Title: Kinyarwanda (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Cassandra F. Freeman Edouard Bamporiki Cleophas Kabasita Cassandra Freeman Marc Gwamaka
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 1994, civil war broke out in Rwanda, leading to bloody infighting between the nation's two principle ethnic groups, the Hutus and the Tutsis. Rwandan filmmaker Alrick Brown examines this dark page in his country's history in this drama. Kinyarwanda traces a handful of interconnected stories of both hatred and compassion amidst the bloodshed of 1994. As Hutus launch their massacre of the Tutsis, a powerful Muslim leader (Jean Mutsari) opens his mosque to those on either side who seek peaceful refuge. The Mufti is joined by a Catholic priest (Kennedy Mpazimpaka) who is being hunted down due to his Tutsi background. Two Rwandan soldiers (Cassandra Freeman and Kena Anae Onyenjekwe) bond as they try to keep order and help refugees as they discuss their feelings on the massacre. A young boy unwittingly invites the violence into his family's home as a young couple (Zaninka Hadidja and Marc Gwamaka) finds their mixed ethnic heritage puts them both at risk. And one Hutu insurgent (Edouard Bamporiki) is in time forced to answer for his violent actions. Kinyarwanda was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Title: Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 133 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-15 (Theater)
Cast: Salman Khan Katrina Kaif Rochelle Okoye Troi Ge Bella Boyd
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the dark world of intelligence and espionage there are shadows without faces and faces without names. Governments fight shadow battles through these soldiers of the unknown. Battles have no rules, no limits. Nobody on the outside knows what goes on in these secret organizations. All information is guarded in the name of national security. But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files, stories that become legends. This is a film about one such story, a story that is spoken about only in hushed whispers, a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world. But like all reports that come out of this uncertain world, nobody will ever confirm those events. It may or may not have happened. -- (C) Official Site

Bully (2012)

Title: Bully (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-09 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, The Bully Project is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America's bullying crisis. The Bully Project follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. -- (C) Official Site

A Whisper To A Roar (2012)

Title: A Whisper To A Roar (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast: Alfred Molina
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world - Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries' oppressive regimes. Shot over three years and finalized in July 2012 by award-winning filmmaker, Ben Moses, the film was inspired by the work of Stanford University's Larry Diamond, author of "The Spirit of Democracy" and Director of Stanford University's Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. It was funded by The Moulay Hicham Foundation, whose benefactor, Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco, is a renowned public intellectual and democracy advocate, particularly in regards to the Middle East. -- (C) Official Site

It’s The Earth Not The Moon (2012)

Title: It's The Earth Not The Moon (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 180 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-13 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Corvo, the smallest island in the archipelago of the Azores, is the westernmost point of Europe, a tiny speck of land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, dominated by the immense crater of a volcano, and inhabited by a single village of 440 people. Accompanied only by his soundman/composer Didio Pestana, filmmaker Goncalo Tocha spent several years journeying back and forth between mainland Portugal and Corvo. Fueled by the impossible, quixotic desire to create an exhaustive record of the island and its inhabitants - their landscape, their daily lives, their industry, their pursuits, their stories, their memories - Tocha has created a poetic yet richly detailed portrait of a uniquely isolated community, one that has existed for 500 years but has rarely been documented. Combining anthropological records, literature, lost archives, and mythological and autobiographical stories, IT'S THE EARTH NOT THE MOON is a beautiful and astoundingly engrossing chronicle of a civilization stranded in the middle of the sea.

Something Better Somewhere Else (2010)

Title: Something Better Somewhere Else (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 76 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-25 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: David Pasquesi Christian Stolte John Connolly John G. Connolly Molly Glynn
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A bride comes on to a priest in a motel room. A bouquet of flowers from a stranger takes on a life of its own. A man's last day at the office proves to be the longest day of all. It's family moving day, but no one's moving. This is Something Better Somewhere Else - a collective tale of yearning and restlessness told through four distinct but thematically linked stories. Inspired by the best short story collections and the almost lost art of the concept album, the film explores the question: Why is that who and where we are so often pales in comparison to who and where we imagine we could be? By turns romantic, harrowing and funny,the stories of Something Better Somewhere Else follow the odd adventures of people who step outside of their everyday lives to see if there really is something better.

Arcadia (2012)

Title: Arcadia (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-23 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: John Hawkes Ryan Simpkins Ty Simpkins Kendall Toole Julia Campbell
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A coming-of-age story set in a vast, cross-country landscape, Arcadia begins when twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom (Academy Award nominated actor John Hawkes) wakes her up before dawn and crams her and her two siblings into a dented station wagon. They set off on a 3,000 mile journey from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, paints pictures of a California paradise, and assures the kids that Mom will soon join them. Greta believes him at first, mesmerized by the strange new scenery and clinging to her stuffed bunny Harrison. Older sister Caroline nonchalantly accepts his stories, more focused on the boyfriend she's leaving behind. And nine-year-old Nat, too young to suspect a thing, is eager to see the epic Grand Canyon. But Tom's mood shifts as often as the landscape outside their window, and the kids soon find themselves in increasingly unpleasant and even dangerous situations. Mom's presence seems to recede further with every mile they travel. (c) Film Movement

Home Again (2012)

Title: Home Again (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-11 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Tatyana Ali Lyriq Bent Stephan James Richard Chevolleau CCH Pounder
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Writer/director Suds Sutherland (Toronto Stories, Guns) collaborates with screenwriter Jennifer Holness to tell the stories of three young Jamaicans struggling to adjust to life in Kingston after being deported from the foreign countries where they were raised since childhood. Essentially strangers in their own home land, the three lost souls attempt to navigate this strange new environment while getting in touch with their long lost roots. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Aroused (2013)

Title: Aroused (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 73 min(s)
Release: 2013-06-03 (DVD)
2013-05-10 (Theater)
Cast: Allie Haze Ash Hollywood Asphxia Noir April O'Neil Alexis Texas
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

SYNOPSIS: Get up close and personal with 16 of the most successful women in the adult film industry as they shed their clothes for an intimate photo shoot with director Deborah Anderson. As questions are asked, personal stories about their lives are revealed, from why they chose the business of sex to how they got into it in the first place. These porn stars have always been discreet about their private lives in the past, yet Anderson has a way of opening up a dialog allowing them to share more than just their naked skin on screen. Their true inner vulnerability is touching, yet the characters they have created are confident and intoxicating. Once you hear their stories, you'll never look at them in the same way again. (c) Ketchup

The Hunt (2013)

Title: The Hunt (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-12 (Theater)
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen Susse Wold Thomas Bo Larsen Lars Ranthe Anne Louise Hassing
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mads Mikkelsen (NBC's Hannibal, A ROYAL AFFAIR, CASINO ROYALE) won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his penetrating portrayal of Lucas, a former school teacher who has been forced to start over having overcome a tough divorce and the loss of his job. Just as things are starting to go his way, his life is shattered when an untruthful remark throws his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely fight for his life and dignity. (c) Magnolia

Dartworth (2011)

Title: Dartworth (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2013-03-25 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Liam Nunan Mungo McKay Ian McFayden Matt Bell Luke Cadden
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Set in the closed and poisonous world of an isolated privileged private school for boys, Dartworth takes us deep into the power structures in the school, where the boys operate a counter world, entirely of their own, making and within the Prefects control. When Julian Mitchell, self- proclaimed anarchist, is forced into this world, his ideas and actions begin to unravel the framework of which this proud and stoic institution is built on. The students are unwillingly forced to bond together to bring about the downfall of their arch rival Mr Darren 'The Spider.' When their prank goes horribly wrong, the battle between the Prefects and Mitchell becomes a race to survive as the police begin to uncover the surprising truth.

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