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Vampira And Me (2013)

Title: Vampira And Me (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-07 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Dana Gould Gabrielle Geiselman Gloria Pall Jennifer Van Goethem Maila Nurmi
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

HOLLYWOOD WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME. When Maila Nurmi took to the TV airwaves in 1954 as the original gothic scream queen VAMPIRA, a national craze was launched. Haughty, domineering, and an instant icon of female power and sexuality, VAMPIRA cast her spell over other rebels and rabbler-rousers of the day, including JAMES DEAN, MARLON BRANDO and ELVIS PRESLEY. But the woman behind the facade was both far more intricate and much more fragile that the character that made her famous, and the price of momentary glory and cult superstardom was almost unbearably high. VAMPIRA AND ME is the epic and acclaimed new documentary VARIETY called "thoroughly engrossing" and which the AUSTIN CHRONICLE described as "devastating." INCLUDES HUNDREDS OF RARE AND UNSEEN STILLS, PHOTOS AND FILMS, including MAILA NURMI'S PRIVATE HOME MOVIES and TWO NEWLY DISCOVERED KINESCOPES OF "VAMPIRA" UNSEEN FOR SIX DECADES. (c) Cinema Epoch

Embrace of the Vampire (2013)

Title: Embrace of the Vampire (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Alyssa Milano Martin Kemp Jennifer Tilly Charlotte Lewis Jordan Ladd
Genre: Drama Horror Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE (2013) stars Sharon Hinnendael as Charlotte, a timid and sheltered teen who has just left an all-girls Catholic school for a new life at a co-ed university. But an ancient evil has followed her here, tormenting her with disturbing nightmares and tempting her with forbidden desires. It is a hunger that can only be satiated by sensual pleasures of the flesh...and a thirst for blood. It's a battle for her soul... and one she's losing. But Charlotte is a fighter. The chaos and torment threatens to unleash her own inner beast, and anyone even close to her may find themselves embracing their own horrific fate. (c) Millenium

Argo (2012)

Title: Argo (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast: Ben Affleck Alan Arkin John Goodman Bryan Cranston Taylor Schilling
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. -- (C) Warner Bros.

Don Jon (2013)

Title: Don Jon (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-27 (Theater)
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Scarlett Johansson Julianne Moore Tony Danza Brie Larson
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (c) Relativity Media

Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2012)

Title: Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-31 (Theater)
Cast: Tomislav Benzon Jasmin Topalusic Daniel Vivian Rob Kennedy
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Their crimes resemble high-octane Hollywood action movies: a sports car speeds through a Dubai shopping mall, crashing into the windows of a Graff jewelry store. Masked, gun-wielding men jump out of the car and stuff fistfuls of diamonds into their satchels before screeching off. In London, they took all of three minutes to make off with $30 million in diamonds. Dubbed the Pink Panthers, they're captured - on surveillance tapes that record their astonishing lightning strikes with hypnotic accuracy. A 2010 New Yorker article by David Samuels described them as "a spectacularly inventive and elusive gang of jewel thieves... who've robbed 152 jewelry stores" in Europe, Asia and the Mid-East, of diamonds worth a quarter-billion dollars, since 2002. They're believed to be a loose confederation of 20-30 men (and women), many from Serbia and Montenegro, who "grew up in an atmosphere of wholesale corruption" after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. Some are in jail. Others agree to be interviewed by Havana Marking so long as their identities are kept secret - which Marking handles cleverly by creating animated versions of the live action interviews. Today... they continue to smash and grab. (c) Film Forum

Israel: A Home Movie (2013)

Title: Israel: A Home Movie (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-10 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Israel goes from a young, optimistic, albeit naive nation, to one in which the realities of middle-age (and worse) settle in. There is a description of "shell-shock"; a young soldier who declares "God bless morphine"; images of a relative "killed in a terrorist attack at about age 30"; the demolition of a minaret and discussion of whether it was a holy site; David Ben-Gurion visiting transit camps in 1956, and glimpses throughout of Ariel Sharon, Moshe Dayan, and Anwar Sadat. Perhaps nowhere in the world could home movies so intimately reflect the changing political face of a nation. As early as the late 1970s, one feels that tragedy has become the norm, that life inevitably leads to death and that - in Israel as we have known it - peace inevitably leads to war. (c) Alma Films

Ways To Live Forever (2013)

Title: Ways To Live Forever (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-07-19 (Theater)
Cast: Ben Chaplin Greta Scacchi Emilia Fox Robbie Kay Alex Etel
Genre: Drama Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

Like most inquisitive boys, 12-year old Sam wants to know about UFOs, horror movies, ghosts, and girls. Sam also has leukemia, and although the adults in his life don't want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things he wants to do someday -- like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it's like to be a teenager. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected. (c) Official Site

Before Midnight (2013)

Title: Before Midnight (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-24 (Theater)
Cast: Ethan Hawke Julie Delpy Xenia Kalogeropoulou Ariane Labed Athina Rachel Tsangari
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Before Midnight is an upcoming American romance drama film and the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Like its predecessors, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. As with the previous film, Linklater shares screenplay credit with both actors from the movies, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.(c) Official FB

Nihon bundan: Heru doraiba (Helldriver) (2010)

Title: Nihon bundan: Heru doraiba (Helldriver) (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 118 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-21 (DVD)
2010-09-28 (Theater)
Cast: Yumiko Hara Eihi Shiina Yurei Yanagi Kazuki Namioka Kentaro Kishi
Genre: Horror Art House & International Science Fiction & Fantasy Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

A mysterious mist traverses through northern Japan, turning its inhabitants into zombies. Kika, a high school girl with a chainsaw, recruited by the government enters the zombie infected zone, along with a small group of companions to take out the zombie queen.

Beautiful Darling (2011)

Title: Beautiful Darling (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-01 (DVD)
2011-04-22 (Theater)
Cast: Candy Darling Fran Lebowitz Gerard Malanga Julie Newmar Holly Woodlawn
Genre: Documentary Television Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Born in a Long Island suburb in 1944, James Slattery immediately felt drawn to the feminine side of life -- to such a degree that he established himself as one of the most iconic of all female impersonators, Candy Darling. As given life by Slattery, this young, sexy, and alluring blonde actress single-handedly overtook Manhattan. She attained her greatest recognition for her portrayals in two Paul Morrissey-directed films: Flesh (1968) and Women in Revolt (1971), both produced by Andy Warhol. Mainstream stardom soon beckoned to Darling, but aside from bit appearances in such productions as Klute (1971) -- and playwright Tennessee Williams's decision to cast her in a production of his Small Craft Warnings -- she continued to suffer from marginalization. Internally, if Darling suffered from an intense and bitter loneliness that propelled her into a life-long search for love, she also wielded boundless courage -- the same courage that enabled her to transform herself from a Long Island-bred young man into a Manhattan glamour goddess. Tragically, she died of lymphoma at age 29, soon after attaining stardom. James Rasin's documentary Beautiful Darling pays unfettered tribute to Darling's all-too-brief life and career, with a combination of current and vintage interview material, rarely seen archival photos and footage, and extracts from Darling's movies. Rasin weaves much of the material around the theme of fidelity to one's true self and deepest convictions, as exemplified by Darling. Morrissey executive produced. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2012)

Title: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-10 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Three theatrical programmes will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories prior to the 83rd Academy Awards (R) ceremony on February 27th. This year will mark the inaugural theatrical outing for the nominated Documentary shorts. The Oscar (R) Nominated Short Films has become a key fixture of the awards season. Last year the release exceeded the million-dollar mark at the US box office, charting a spectacular 289% growth in attendance since its inception in 2005. Along with the theatrical run, the nominated short films will be released individually on iTunes from February 22nd in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany and other iTunes Stores throughout the world. The release will also be available via cable's Movies On Demand (MOD), distributed by leading MOD distributor, iN DEMAND L.L.C. "The Oscar (R) Nominated Short Films are some of this years best entertainment. They're made by the worlds stand-out, emerging filmmakers and represent the cutting edge of entertainment," said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of Shorts International. "Audiences this year will experience intense emotional highs, laugh-out-loud comedies and brilliant insights, all in the space of 90 minutes." "The only way to improve your handicap come Oscar (R) night, is to catch these incredible short film nominees," said Tom Quinn, SVP of Magnolia Pictures. -- (C) Shorts International THE CONFESSION; United Kingdom; Oscar Nominee: Tanel Toom. Quiet and sincere, 9-year-old Sam is worried about making his first confession at church. As his conscience is clear, he therefore cannot hope for any relief from the experience. He and his friend Jacob decide to remedy that situation, but their initially innocent prank turns unexpectedly tragic. (26 min.) THE CRUSH; Ireland; Oscar Nominee: Michael Creagh. An 8-year-old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel to the death. (15 min.) GOD OF LOVE; USA; Oscar Nominee: Luke Matheny. Lounge-singing darts champion Raymond Goodfellow finds his prayers are answered -- literally -- when he receives a mysterious package of passion-inducing darts. The catch is that the one woman he loves -- Kelly, a drummer in his band -- is already in love with Ray's best friend Fozzie, the guitarist in the band. But when Ray uses the darts in a loony scheme to resolve this strange romantic triangle, he learns a surprising lesson about unrequited love and discovers his own place in the universe. Romance is in the air in this bohemian charmer. (18 min.) NA WEWE; Belgium; Oscar Nominee: Ivan Goldschmidt. 1994: There is civil war in Burundi, a small country of Central Africa directly bordering Rwanda. A near genocidal confrontation opposes rebels mainly composed of ethnic Hutus and a national army with a majority of Tutsis. This short film relates a sadly frequent episode of this fratricidal conflict: the attack by rebels of a minivan carrying ordinary citizens. A Kalashnikov bursts out. The bus stops, the passengers get off. An order is barked: "Hutus to the left, Tutsis to the right!" The sorting out begins. But who is a Hutu, who is a Tutsi? This story is entirely based on real people and situations. It was written by a person who has lived in the beauty of Burundi and suffered its horrors. With emotion, suspense and humor it exposes the absurdity of ethnic and racial strife. "NA WEWE" (pronounce "Na wayway") means "You too" in Kirundi. (19 min.) WISH 143; United Kingdom; Oscar Nominees: Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite. A fifteen-year-old boy with only months to live is granted one wish from the Dreamscape Charity. But David doesn't want to go to Disneyland or meet Gary Neville; what he really wants is an hour alone with a naked woman. (24 min.) -- (C) Magnolia

This Is Not A Film (2011)

Title: This Is Not A Film (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-29 (Theater)
Cast: Jafar Panahi Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

On March 1, 2010, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested on charges of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic" (his crime was speaking out on behalf of activists protesting the dubious re-election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), and he was sentenced to six years behind bars and banned from making films for twenty years. While Panahi's prison sentence was suspended after a few months in jail, Iranian officials have still forbade him from directing movies, writing screenplays, giving interviews or leaving the country. In response, fellow filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb teamed up with Panahi to create In Film Nist (aka This Is Not A Film), in which Panahi ponders the past and present of his career as well as the screenplay he was planning to shoot shortly before his sentence was handed down. As Panahi stages a reading of the script in his home (with Mirtahmasb capturing the action on video as other friends and family members occasionally function as "director" via messages and phone calls), Panahi demonstrates the blocking and camera angles he had in mind using taped diagrams on his living room floor, and the two filmmakers explore the nebulous line between making a film and talking about how one would make a film in front of a camera. Panahi and Mirtahmasb were able to smuggle a copy of This Is Not A Film out of Iran in defiance of the government's ban on Panahi's work, and the picture was screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Satan Hates You (2011)

Title: Satan Hates You (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-17 (Theater)
Cast: Don Wood Christine Spencer Angus Scrimm Reggie Bannister Michael Berryman
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

SATAN HATES YOU is the latest feature film from producer Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix and writer/director James Felix McKenney's MonsterPants Movies. The film has been in the process of being shot in small segments since 2005 while McKenney and company worked on other projects, including the critically acclaimed AUTOMATONS. The final shoot, which makes up the bulk of SATAN HATES YOU, was completed in July of 2008. Inspired by films from the golden age of religious cinema such as A THIEF IN THE NIGHT (1972), IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO? (1971) and STALKED (1969), SATAN HATES YOU is a graphic horror film that tells the stories of two individuals and their personal struggles with Lucifer himself. We follow Marc (Don Wood) a homicidal maniac driven by demons buried deep within his soul, and Wendy (Christine Spencer) Marc's polar opposite who lives life fast and hard without a second's thought to the consequences. Their separate paths will eventually cross, but will it be on the road to salvation or the highway to hell? -- (C) Official Site

Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

Title: Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-16 (Theater)
Cast: Roger Corman Peter Bogdanovich Polly Platt Robert De Niro Ron Howard
Genre: Documentary Television
IMDB: IMDB Link

Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America's age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy's brand of Red Scare terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-sponsored educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood, Babylon of the western world, hung on the brink of collapse. It was here, in the last-ditch machinations of a dying juggernaut, that a mild-mannered, civil engineer's son would become the most influential force in modern moviemaking. Corman's World tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood's most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent filmmaking. -- (C) Official Site

God’s Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz (2011)

Title: God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-28 (Theater)
Cast: Bill Van Horn
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

The only film biography of the world's most renowned violinist, featuring family home movies in Los Angeles and all over the world. -- (C) Official Site

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)

Title: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-05-13 (Theater)
Cast: Jools Topp Lynda Topp Paul Horan Billy Bragg John Clarke
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Argot Pictures is proud to present the US theatrical release of 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' a documentary by Leanne Pooley. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary at New York's NewFest 2010 and the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' tells the story of the world's only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand's social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons. The film will open in New York at Cinema Village on May 13. Other cities will follow. This is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home movies, the film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp's infamous comedy alter-egos including candid chats with the two Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the Bowling Ladies and the Posh Socialite sisters, Prue and Dilly. The Topp Twins have attained a unique status within New Zealand culture, and their fans range from hard core political activists, to sheep farmers and 'Ladies who Lunch'. Their ability to relate to all kinds of people, and their natural gift for humour, has helped them cross from the fringes to the mainstream. It has often been said that if the story of the Twins was fictional nobody would believe it. From rural backwaters to busking on the streets of Auckland, to performances at the Rugby World Cup and London's West End stage, their appeal is infectious. From support act to Split Enz, Billy Bragg, and Midnight Oil to headlining their own hugely successful tours in Australia, Canada, the USA and Britain. The twins have morphed from radical activists into Kiwi 'national treasures', 'cultural ambassadors', and finally, according to the Glasgow Herald, into New Zealand's 'finest artistic export since lamb cutlets!' 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' follows the girls from their happy childhood on a Waikato dairy farm - where they grew up singing to the cows - to the Territorial Army where they quickly became the Vera Lynns of their battalion. They came of age performing on the streets of Auckland during the heady days of the political protest marches in the early 80s, and quickly joined the forefront of progressive social change campaigning for a Nuclear-Free NZ, Maori Land Rights, a halt to the1981 Springbok Tour, and Homosexual Law Reform. By 1998 only a decade later, Lynda Topp, as Camp Mother, came close to winning the mayoral elections in Auckland, and the Topp Twins were firmly entrenched in the bosom of Kiwi culture with their own prime time TV Series 'Do Not Adjust Your Twinset'. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is not just the story of two sisters but also of 50 years of New Zealand history. Half a century of cultural changes and the foundation of a national identity. Part concert film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from "coming out‟ to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom. It is a film about two truly unique New Zealanders, which ends up saying as much about us as it does about them. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is directed by award-winning ex BBC documentary filmmaker, Leanne Pooley. Director of Photography role was shared by Leon Narbey ('Whale Rider'); one of New Zealand's most acclaimed cinematographers, and Wayne Vinten, (Best Cinematography NZ Screen Awards 2008). The film was produced by Arani Cuthbert of Diva Productions, who has also managed the twins for much of their career and produced their popular TV series. -- (C) Argot

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)

Title: The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-07 (DVD)
2011-05-13 (Theater)
Cast: Jools Topp Lynda Topp Paul Horan Billy Bragg John Clarke
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Argot Pictures is proud to present the US theatrical release of 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' a documentary by Leanne Pooley. Winner of numerous awards, including Best Feature Documentary at New York's NewFest 2010 and the Cadillac People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' tells the story of the world's only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand's social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons. The film will open in New York at Cinema Village on May 13. Other cities will follow. This is the first time that the irrepressible Kiwi entertainment double act, Jools and Lynda Topp's extraordinary personal story has been told. As well as rarely seen archive footage and home movies, the film features a series of special interviews with some of the Topp's infamous comedy alter-egos including candid chats with the two Kens, Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the Bowling Ladies and the Posh Socialite sisters, Prue and Dilly. The Topp Twins have attained a unique status within New Zealand culture, and their fans range from hard core political activists, to sheep farmers and 'Ladies who Lunch'. Their ability to relate to all kinds of people, and their natural gift for humour, has helped them cross from the fringes to the mainstream. It has often been said that if the story of the Twins was fictional nobody would believe it. From rural backwaters to busking on the streets of Auckland, to performances at the Rugby World Cup and London's West End stage, their appeal is infectious. From support act to Split Enz, Billy Bragg, and Midnight Oil to headlining their own hugely successful tours in Australia, Canada, the USA and Britain. The twins have morphed from radical activists into Kiwi 'national treasures', 'cultural ambassadors', and finally, according to the Glasgow Herald, into New Zealand's 'finest artistic export since lamb cutlets!' 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' follows the girls from their happy childhood on a Waikato dairy farm - where they grew up singing to the cows - to the Territorial Army where they quickly became the Vera Lynns of their battalion. They came of age performing on the streets of Auckland during the heady days of the political protest marches in the early 80s, and quickly joined the forefront of progressive social change campaigning for a Nuclear-Free NZ, Maori Land Rights, a halt to the1981 Springbok Tour, and Homosexual Law Reform. By 1998 only a decade later, Lynda Topp, as Camp Mother, came close to winning the mayoral elections in Auckland, and the Topp Twins were firmly entrenched in the bosom of Kiwi culture with their own prime time TV Series 'Do Not Adjust Your Twinset'. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is not just the story of two sisters but also of 50 years of New Zealand history. Half a century of cultural changes and the foundation of a national identity. Part concert film, part biopic, part historical record, part comedy, the Twins share their journey from "coming out‟ to Jools' recent brush with Breast Cancer with much laughter, honesty and wisdom. It is a film about two truly unique New Zealanders, which ends up saying as much about us as it does about them. 'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' is directed by award-winning ex BBC documentary filmmaker, Leanne Pooley. Director of Photography role was shared by Leon Narbey ('Whale Rider'); one of New Zealand's most acclaimed cinematographers, and Wayne Vinten, (Best Cinematography NZ Screen Awards 2008). The film was produced by Arani Cuthbert of Diva Productions, who has also managed the twins for much of their career and produced their popular TV series. -- (C) Argot

Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

Title: Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 165 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-17 (Theater)
Cast: Prateik Babbar Amy Jackson Sachin Khedekar
Genre: Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sachin is a regular 22 year old engineering graduate from a middle class family in Mumbai who is in love with the world of cinema. He sees Jessie, and it is love at first sight for him. Jessie is beautiful, elegant, smart and classy. But Jessie is not that simple. Jessie belongs to an orthodox Malayali Christian family where watching movies, partying or falling in love are completely taboo. While Sachin battles with the idea of someone like Jessie and her family living in 21st century, modern Mumbai-he finds himself increasingly drawn to her. Jessie, for her part, tries to forge a friendship between them-believing that cloaking their feelings under the umbrella of friendship would save them heartache, tears and a full blown family drama.

Post Mortem (2012)

Title: Post Mortem (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-11 (Theater)
Cast: Marcelo Alonso Alfredo Castro Amparo Noguera Jaime Vadell Antonia Zegers
Genre: Drama Art House & International Mystery & Suspense Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

A provocative, morbidly comic drama that begins during the onset of the bloody 1973 Chilean coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende. Alfredo Castro (who played the title character in Tony Manero, Larrain's previous critically acclaimed film) is a coroner's assistant who, while obsessively wooing an erotic dancer, is caught in the midst of a cataclysmic event - and finds himself with a rapidly expanding game plan. Once again, the filmmaker invests his characters with metaphoric undertones, suffusing Santiago with a surreal visual texture that evokes the nightmarish landscape it was rapidly becoming. -- (C) Kino Lorber

August (2011)

Title: August (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Murray Bartlett Daniel Dugan Felix Adrian Gonzalez Hillary Banks Bernhard Forcher
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

'A very sexy film about the perils and pleasures of reuniting with one's ex.' - Gary Kramer, Frontiers Magazine . On the verge of his 30th birthday, Jonathan (Daniel Dugan) is torn between the domestic comfort of his life with Raul (Adrian Gonzalez) and the torrid pleasures of an affair with his super sexy ex-boyfriend Troy (uber hot Murray Bartlett). One of the steamiest gay movies of the year, August sensitively unfolds this triangle of desire and emotion in the midst of a classic Hollywood heat wave. An irresistible gay romantic drama!

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