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Mother’s Day (2012)

Title: Mother's Day (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-08 (DVD)
2012-05-04 (Theater)
Cast: Jaime King Patrick Flueger Rebecca De Mornay Warren Kole Deborah Ann Woll
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

From the maker of Saw II, III and IV, Mother's Day is a graphic remake of the Troma horror classic, Mother's Day. After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout...only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers' unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won't do to protect her children. -- (C) Anchor Bay

In My Mother’s Arms (2012)

Title: In My Mother's Arms (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-08 (Theater)
Cast: Husham Al Thabe Saif Slaam Mohamed Wael Salah Abass Sayef Husam Sayef
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A desperate phone call requesting donations for a makeshift Iraqi orphanage first brought filmmaking brothers Atia and Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji to a two-bedroom house in the notoriously dangerous Baghdad neighborhood of in Al-Sadr. Husham, an unlikely hero working tirelessly without state support to shelter and protect more than thirty children, had been given two weeks to vacate the premises and had neither money nor resources at his disposal. The children in his care are in dire straits: Saif can't remember anything about his dead mother but her name; Mohammed struggles to balance school life with his search for self-identity; and Salah, who is too traumatized to speak, fears he may never be able to go to school. An acclaimed selection of the Toronto, Abu Dhabi and CPH:DOX film festivals, In My Mother's Arms is a powerful reminder that the battlefield is only one of many places one can find the victims of war.

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014)

Title: Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-24 (Theater)
Cast: Mercedes Sosa David Byrne Pablo Milanes Leon Gieco Milton Nascimento
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left behind an incredible legacy as an artist who went beyond the borders of music to become one of the most influential - and loved - personalities of the 20th century. This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical heritage of Latin America...and the world. (c) First Run Features

I Killed My Mother (2013)

Title: I Killed My Mother (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2013-08-13 (DVD)
2013-03-13 (Theater)
Cast: Anne Dorval Xavier Dolan Suzanne Clement Francois Arnaud Patricia Tulasne
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hubert Minel, a brash 17 year old, dislikes his mother intensely. He gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater, her kitschy decor and the vile bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her noisy mouth. Below the surface of these irritating traits, lie the ingrained mechanisms that his mother has always cultivated so dearly - manipulation and guilt. Hubert, confused and torn by a love-hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, wanders in and out of an adolescence that is both marginal an typical, combining artistic discovery, openness to friendship, ostracism, and sex. All the while, he is consumed by his all encompassing contempt for this woman he somehow once loved. -- (C) Regent

Mother Of George (2013)

Title: Mother Of George (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-13 (Theater)
Cast: Danai Jekesai Gurira Isaach De Bankole Yaya Alafia Anthony Okungbowa Bukky Ajayi
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

MOTHER OF GEORGE is a poetic and moving second feature by Andrew Dosunmu (RESTLESS CITY), starring Danai Gurira (Michonne from AMC's The Walking Dead, THE VISITOR). Featuring stunning work by acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS), the film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and will make it's New York premiere at the BAM Cinemafest before opening theatrically in mid-September. (c) Oscilloscope

A Journey in My Mother’s Footsteps (2011)

Title: A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 70 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Dina Rosenmeier Shaila Samuel Mohinder Singh Jessie Rosenmeier Nergis Udwadia
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Since the 1970's, Jessie Rosenmeier has worked as an activist to improve the lives of orphans and street children in India, primarily in the cities of Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Through her volunteer work approximately 400 children have gone in adoption to Denmark, schools, orphanages and sponsorship programs have evolved. Hoping to understand her mother's choices, Dina Rosenmeier, the youngest of her 6 children, sets out on a journey in her footsteps. -- (C) Official Site

A Mother’s Story (2011)

Title: A Mother's Story (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-10 (Theater)
Cast: Rayver Cruz Xyriel Manabat
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Disconnect (2010)

Title: Disconnect (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 112 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-09 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Eddie Jones Steffany Huckaby Holmes Osborne Michael Muhney Will Zahrn
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A grieving teen comes into possession of a telephone that allows her to connect with people in the past, and attempts to use it to prevent her mother from being murdered. Haley (Steffany Huckaby) was told that her mother died of a heart attack, but the truth is far more ominous. Shortly after discovering a mysterious telephone that allows her to communicate with her mother, Haley receives the coroner's autopsy report and realizes that her mother was in fact the victim of foul play. Now convinced that the killer is coming for her, too, the terrified teen uses the phone to save her mother, and catch the maniac before he strikes again. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Come on Eileen (2012)

Title: Come on Eileen (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-23 (Theater)
Cast: Jackie Howe Felix Malcolm Still Mercedes Grower
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

As summer stretches out in North London, former aspiring dancer and single mother Eileen (Jackie Howe) sees her two grown children are about to fly the nest. A new relationship suddenly comes into her life, and briefly she blooms. However, her new boyfriend Bill (Stephen Taylor) is a pot-smoking ex-cricketer with his own issues. Their fling opens the door to Eileen's insecurity and paranoia, and one day under the guise of celebrating her new "love," she accepts a glass of champagne. Once she starts drinking, this relapsed alcoholic becomes a magnet for disaster... Featuring a top-notch British cast including Freddie Jones (THE ELEPHANT MAN), Noel Fielding (THE MIGHTY BOOSH), Julia Davis (FOUR LIONS) and Mercedes Grower (REVOLVER), the film treads a fine line between darkness and humor as it moves from a sedate suburban cricket club to its raucous conclusion at a pop music festival.

Just Like A Woman (2013)

Title: Just Like A Woman (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-30 (DVD)
2013-07-05 (Theater)
Cast: Sienna Miller Golshifteh Farahani Bahar Soomekh Tim Guinee Roschdy Zem
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mona, 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws' mini market in Chicago. She's married to Mourad, a man who can't stand up to his authoritarian mother. Mona is harassed by her mother-in-law because after five years of marriage, she hasn't be able to get pregnant, something that's considered a shame and a taboo in her culture. Marilyn, 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance class, a passion shared by Mona. Dancing at family gatherings lifts her spirits up and makes her forget the misery of her daily life. Marilyn shops at Mona's mini-market. They've become friends. One morning, Mona's mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. Marilyn loses her job because of the recession. When she gets home, she finds out that her husband is cheating on her. With nothing left to lose, Mona decides to go to Santa Fe to enter a contest hoping to join a famous belly dance company. Mona and Marilyn run into each other on a rest area on the side of a highway. They decide to continue the trip together. They cross the USA, pitching their tent in trailer parks and in the middle of the desert. They earn some cash belly-dancing together in restaurants and bars. Back in Chicago, Mona is considered a fugitive she's wanted for the murder of her mother-in-law. Harvey asks the police to look for Marilyn who disappeared without leaving a trace. Will Marilyn succeed in joining the belly dance company? How long will Mona be able to keep her secret from Marilyn? And how long will she be able to escape the law?

Killer Joe (2012)

Title: Killer Joe (2012)
Rated: NC-17
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-27 (Theater)
Cast: Matthew McConaughey Emile Hirsch Thomas Haden Church Juno Temple Gina Gershon
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

When 22 year-old drug dealer Chris (Hirsch) has his stash of drugs stolen from him by his mother, he has to come up with six-thousand dollars quick, or he's dead. Desperate, he goes to the trailer-park to see his father, Ansel (Hayden Church), and he lays out the plan. Chris's mother, who everyone hates, has a life insurance policy that would clear up his debt and make them all rich. The problem is that Chris' mother is very much alive. Enter Detective "Killer" Joe Cooper, a hired hit man with the manners of a Southern gentleman, who will do the job - for an upfront fee, that Chris and Ansel can't pay. Just as Joe is about to leave, he spots Dottie (Temple), Chris' innocent younger sister. Joe makes Chris an offer, he'll keep Dottie as sexual collateral until the money is collected and his fee can be paid. -- (C) Voltage Pictures

Life, Love, Soul (2012)

Title: Life, Love, Soul (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-13 (Theater)
Cast: Chad Coleman Terri J. Vaughn Tami Roman Jamie Hector Egypt Simpson
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Life Love Soul is a coming of age drama that takes you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of a teenager whose world was shattered by the sudden death of his mother. Orphaned and heartbroken he reluctantly honors his mother's wish and resides with his estranged father who is ill-equipped to nurture him as he struggles to cope lending to a tumultuous. As he begins to piece his life together he is blind-sided by another life altering circumstance. Despite such odds his mother's love proves to be the glue that underlies the strength that he processes, the undercurrent that bears testament to his life experiences and profoundly influence his direction. -- (C) Official Site

I Am I (2014)

Title: I Am I (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast: Jocelyn Towne Kevin Tighe Jason Ritter James Morrison Simon Helberg
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

I AM I is the story of a young woman, Rachael (Jocelyn Towne), who meets her estranged father Gene (Kevin Tighe) at her mother's funeral. Eager to get to know her father, Rachael later tracks him down at an assisted living home only to realize that Gene suffers from memory loss and thinks he is still a young man. He has no recollection of having a daughter and instead is convinced that Rachael is actually her mother. After trying and failing to make him remember her, Rachael eventually decides to go along with her father's delusions by pretending to be her mother in order to get to know him. Before long, Rachael is visiting Gene every day, finding new ways to bring elements from his past into their present relationship. What began as a search for understanding has become romantic and joyful, but it can't go on forever. (c) Gravitas Ventures

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Title: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-16 (Theater)
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Chloe Moretz Christopher Mintz-Plasse Jim Carrey John Leguizamo
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself into the world's first super villain in this sequel written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Dave/Kick-Ass and Mindy/Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) are about to graduate high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their noble plans are foiled by Mindy's strict parents. Now, as Mindy hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass begins patrolling the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They've got the criminal element on the run when Chris D'Amico lays his Red Mist persona to rest, and reemerges as The Mother F**ker, a powerful criminal mastermind with a loyal legion of henchmen. The Mother F**ker is determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now, as The Mother F**ker and his minions begin targeting the members of Justice Forever, Hit Girl realizes that the only way to save Kick-Ass and his new friends is to emerge from her forced retirement, and fight back with everything she's got. John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The Amazing Catfish (2014)

Title: The Amazing Catfish (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast: Ximena Ayala Lisa Owen Sonia Franco Wendy Guillen Andrea Baeza
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

THE AMAZING CATFISH is a heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children. Claudia, a product demonstrator in her twenties, meets ailing matriarch Martha in a hospital room when she is admitted for appendicitis. Martha is an HIV-positive mother of four with an endless lust for life; Claudia has been on her own her entire life. The two women quickly bond and when it comes time to leave, Martha invites Claudia to come stay with her family. Reluctant at first, Martha's family eventually gives new meaning to Claudia's life and as Martha gets sicker with each passing day, Claudia's bond with her children grows stronger. (c) Strand

Naked As We Came (2013)

Title: Naked As We Came (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-13 (Theater)
Cast: Ryan Vigilant Benjamin Weaver Karmine Alers S. Lue McWilliams Sturgis Adams
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

After an unexpected phone call, Laura and her brother Elliot rush to their family's country estate to find their mother, Lilly, gravely ill and living with a handsome young stranger named Ted. Estranged for some time, their mother's condition sets Laura and Elliot on a path to realizing where their own lives have gone wrong. Lilly, on the other hand, has mellowed from the controlling woman she was and is hoping to pass on some wisdom to her children. Now her kids find themselves dealing with their own feelings of resentment and broken dreams while trying to figure out how Ted fits into their mother's life. But Ted has a secret of his own. (c) Official Site

The Sky Turns (2011)

Title: The Sky Turns (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 115 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-28 (DVD)
2011-02-11 (Theater)
Cast: Cirilo Fernandez Elias Alvarez Hicham Chate Mercedes Alvarez Peio Azketa
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mercedes Alvarez was three years old when, in the late 1960s, her parents left La Aldea, a village in the barren Northern Spanish Soria region. She was the last child born in La Aldea. Now, only fourteen people live there, a last dying generation. Soon this village, like so many other rural communities all over the world, will be deserted and will probably disappear from the map. Alvarez returns for the first time to her ancestral home and makes a stunning film about memory and the terrifying passing of time.

The Pact (2012)

Title: The Pact (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-06 (Theater)
Cast: Caity Lotz Casper Van Dien Agnes Bruckner Mark Steger Haley Hudson
Genre: Horror Mystery & Suspense Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole (Bruckner) and Annie (Lotz) reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mothers past that is finally revealing itself.

African Cats (2011)

Title: African Cats (2011)
Rated: G
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-04 (DVD)
2011-04-22 (Theater)
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Documentary Action & Adventure Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. The story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, spirit and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a once banished lion. -- (C) Cinema-Source

Backwards (2012)

Title: Backwards (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas James Van Der Beek Glenn Morshower Margaret Colin Wynn Everett
Genre: Drama Romance Sports & Fitness
IMDB: IMDB Link

Abigail Brooks (Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother (Margaret Colin). Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach position at her alma mater, Union High. There, the head of athletics is her old boyfriend, Geoff (James Van Der Beek). Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls, Hannah (Alexandra Metz) and Susan (Meredith Apfelbaum), under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race, Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off. -- (C) Official Site

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