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Sol LeWitt (2014)

Title: Sol LeWitt (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Could two American artists have less in common than Sol LeWitt and Llyn Foulkes? Yet both, in their own way, help define what is exciting and cutting-edge in contemporary art. LeWitt (1928-2007) - a notoriously camera-shy, self-effacing, and generous soul - counts among the 20th century's most esteemed conceptual artists. Dutch filmmaker Chris Teerink weaves together rare archival material with footage of the 2011 installation of Wall Drawing #801: Spiral - a glorious white line spiraling down the black wall of a cupola for more than 3 miles. Llyn Foulkes is the West Coast wild man to LeWitt's ascetic East Coast intellectual. Whether talking about his work and life, painting at all hours of the day or night, or making music (he literally is a one-man band), Foulkes embodies the obsessive rebel -- filled with anger, regret, fear, and narcissism - plus a great many hilarious stories about the L.A. art world. His wonderfully macabre paintings and constructions (some incorporating small dead animals) have recently been rediscovered, and his 8-years-in-the-making magnum opus, The Lost Frontier, was purchased by L.A.'s Hammer Museum. (c) Film Forum

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

Broken (2014)

Title: Broken (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Jeong Jae-young Sung-min Lee
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The body of a middle school student, Su-Jin, is found at an abandoned public bathhouse. Her father, Sang-Hyeon (Jung Jae-Young), quietly drowns in emotions while mourning for his daughter. One day, Sang-Hyeon receives an anonymous text clueing him into the killer's whereabouts. When he searches the apartment address, he comes upon Cheol-Yong, a student, watching a video of himself raping and killing Su-Jin. In a rage of unspeakable grief and anger, the father extinguishes Cheol-Yong's life. And after he recovers his senses, Sang-Hyeon realizes that Cheol-Yong could not have been the only person responsible for Su-Jin's death. With this knowledge, the father sets out to exact the revenge he owes his wronged daughter. Meanwhile, Eok-Gwan (Lee Sung-Min), the hard-bitten detective examining the Cheol-Yong murder scene, realizes what has probably happened and must lead the investigation to capture Sang-Hyeon, despite his own moral misgivings about the true identity of the criminal and the victim. In these side by side manhunts, will the scales of justice or the hands of a vigilante prevail? (c) CJ

The Woman in the Fifth (2012)

Title: The Woman in the Fifth (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 83 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas Ethan Hawke Joanna Kulig Samir Guesmi Delphine Chuillot
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times. Befriended by a French Arab who offers him a job, Tom finds himself employed as a security agent as he struggles to write his second novel and see his daughter. Meanwhile, his personal life takes a turn as he becomes involved with a beguiling woman. -- (C) TIFF

Beyond The Farthest Star (2014)

Title: Beyond The Farthest Star (2014)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 119 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-18 (Theater)
Cast: Renee O'Connor Todd Terry Cherami Leigh William McNamara Andrew Prine
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, we watch as Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally-syndicated TV Evangelist lays down his opportunity at "celebrity" and even his own life in order to become something even greater... A loving husband and father to his wife and daughter.

3 Days To Kill (2014)

Title: 3 Days To Kill (2014)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-02-21 (Theater)
Cast: Kevin Costner Hailee Steinfeld Amber Heard Connie Nielsen Eriq Ebounay
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

In this heart pounding action-thriller, Kevin Costner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission- even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. (c) Relativity

Mozart’s Sister (2011)

Title: Mozart's Sister (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-08-19 (Theater)
Cast: Marie Feret Marc Barbe Delphine Chuillot David Moreau Marce Barbe
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A speculative account of Maria Anna "Nannerl" Mozart (Marie Feret), five years older than Wolfgang (David Moreau) and a musical prodigy in her own right. Originally the featured performer, she has given way to Wolfgang as the main attraction, as their strict but loving father Leopold (Marc Barbe) tours his talented offspring in front of the royal courts of pre-French revolution Europe. Approaching marriageable age and now forbidden to play the violin or compose, Nannerl chafes at the limitations imposed on her gender but a friendship with the son and daughter of Louis XV offers an alternative. -- (C) Music Box

London River (2011)

Title: London River (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-09 (Theater)
Cast: Brenda Blethyn Sotigui Kouyate Roschdy Zem Sami Bouajila Bernard Blancan
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

London 2005--It's the story of Ousmane and Mrs Sommers, both humble people living ordinary lives, he in France, she in the Channel Islands. He has a son - she has a daughter - they both are students in London. On July 7th 2005, without any news of their dear children, they decide to start a journey together in search of the two teenagers. And although they come from different religious backgrounds - Ousmane is Muslim and Mrs Sommers' Christian - they will share the same hope in finding their children alive. Putting aside their cultural differences, they will give each other the strength to continue the search and maintain the faith. -- (C) Official Site

Fireflies in the Garden (2011)

Title: Fireflies in the Garden (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Roberts Ryan Reynolds Willem Dafoe Emily Watson Carrie-Anne Moss
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

To an outsider, the Taylors are the very picture of the successful American family: Charles (Willem Dafoe) is a tenured professor on track to become university president, son Michael (Ryan Reynolds) is a prolific and well-known romance novelist, daughter Ryne (Shannon Lucio) is poised to enter a prestigious law school, and on the day we are introduced to them, matriarch Lisa (Julia Roberts) will graduate from college-decades after leaving to raise her children. But when a serious accident interrupts the celebration, the far more nuanced reality of this Midwestern family's history and relationships come to light. -- (C) Senator

Snitch (2013)

Title: Snitch (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-22 (Theater)
Cast: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Susan Sarandon Benjamin Bratt Barry Pepper Harold Perrineau
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the fast-paced action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission -- risking everything, including his family and his own life. (c) Summit

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

Alekesam (2012)

Title: Alekesam (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 34 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-19 (Theater)
Cast: Hugh Masekela
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hugh Masekela - musician, activist and father was exiled from his family and native South Africa for 30 years as a result of apartheid. Undaunted, he would find musical success in America with the1968 number one hit, Grazin' In The Grass, and in 1971 he would father a son, Selema Mabena Masekela. Shortly thereafter, Hugh would make the choice to leave America and his son for Africa, in an effort to reconnect to his homeland. 40 years later, Selema, better known as television personality and ESPN X Games host 'Sal' Masekela, reflects on his relationship with his father, the accompanying issues of abandonment and addiction as well as race and self.

At Any Price (2012)

Title: At Any Price (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-26 (Theater)
Cast: Dennis Quaid Zac Efron Kim Dickens Heather Graham Clancy Brown
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious HENRY WHIPPLE (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son DEAN (Zac Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood. (c) Sony Classics

It’s In The Blood (2012)

Title: It's In The Blood (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-23 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Lance Henriksen Sean Elliot Rose Sirna Jimmy Gonzales Doran Ingram
Genre: Drama Horror Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

An estranged father and son venture into the woods to salvage their relationship, but face a grueling struggle against a powerful force of evil while grappling with their tragic past. Subsequently stranded in the forest after an accident renders his father (Lance Henriksen) immobile, the son vows not to give up on him as a terrifying onslaught of phantoms and monsters emerge from the trees. Are these horrors mere figments of his imagination, or the baleful harbingers of an encroaching darkness that's about to make itself known? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Shun LI And The Poet (2012)

Title: Shun LI And The Poet (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Tao Zhao Rade Serbedzija Marco Paolini Roberto Citran Giuseppe Battiston
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Two outsiders become unlikely friends in this drama from filmmaker Andrea Segre. Shun Li (Zhao Tao) is a thirtysomething single mother from China who has come to Italy in the hope of providing a better life for herself and her son. However, Shun Li has partnered with an unscrupulous employment agency that shifts her from job to job and makes it difficult for her to pay her fees so she can make enough money to bring her son to Italy. She works as a barmaid in a shabby waterfront tavern in the fishing village of Chioggia; there, she meets Bepi (Rade Serbedzija), an exile from Eastern Europe who has a fondness for poetry and pens doggerel verse himself. Shun Li shares with Bepi stories of Qu Yuan, China's most celebrated poet, and the two strike up a friendship that has the potential to become something more. However, the Chioggia natives make it clear that they don't approve of Shun Li and Bepi's budding relationship, especially given their suspicions about her Chinese heritage. Io sono Li (aka Shun Li and the Poet or Li and the Poet) earned Zhao Tao Best Actress honors at the 2012 David di Donatello Awards. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

The Raven (2012)

Title: The Raven (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-27 (Theater)
Cast: John Cusack Luke Evans Brendan Gleeson Alice Eve Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death - in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe's darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer's mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe's brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe's love (Alice Eve) becomes the next target. Intrepid Pictures' The Raven also stars Brendan Gleeson and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. -- (C) Relativity

And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

Title: And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 2012-06-19 (DVD)
2010-12-10 (Theater)
Cast: Spalding Gray
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE provides an intimate look at master monologist Spalding Gray, as described by his most critical, irreverent and insightful biographer: Spalding Gray. Director Steven Soderbergh, who collaborated with Gray on the film adaptation of his celebrated Gray's Anatomy (1996), has distilled 25 years of rare and revealing footage to construct a riveting final monologue. There are glimpses of Gray's father and of his son Forrest (who provides soaring music for the end credits), but for the most part this is an inspired one-man show, a bittersweet display of the writer-performer's playful and embattled intelligence, his gift for tracking universal truths by looking himself squarely in the eye. "At the very first meeting I had with Steven to discuss making the film, he said 'I want Spalding to tell the story of Spalding,'" notes Kathleen Russo, Gray's widow and one of the producers of the film. "After that, there was no question in my mind about anyone else directing this movie. So I handed him 120 hours of Spalding footage, which became a 90-minute documentary, all told by Spalding through the eyes of Steven Soderbergh. This is a labor of love between the director, the editor, the producers and the family of Spalding Gray-a collaboration whose main goal was to have one more story be told by one of the most unique monologists of our time." Spalding Gray is most celebrated for his series of 18 monologues, including Sex and Death to the Age 14; Booze, Cars and College Girls; A Personal History of the American Theater; India and After (America); Monster in a Box; Gray's Anatomy; It's a Slippery Slope; Morning, Noon and Night and the Obie Award-winning Swimming to Cambodia. He performed with The Performance Group and The Wooster Group, and on Broadway in plays by Gore Vidal, Thornton Wilde and others. In addition to the film adaptations of his own works-among them Swimming to Cambodia, directed by Jonathan Demme, and Monster in a Box, directed by Nick Broomfield-Gray appeared in more than 40 films, including Roland Joffe's The Killing Fields; David Byrne's True Stories; Soderbergh's King of the Hill and John Boorman's Beyond Rangoon.-- (C) IFC

One Day (2011)

Title: One Day (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-29 (DVD)
2011-08-19 (Theater)
Cast: Anne Hathaway Jim Sturgess Tom Mison Tim Key Rafe Spall
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

After one day together - July 15th, 1988, their college graduation - Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself. -- (C) Focus Features

La Boheme From Gran Teatre Del Liceu (Live) (2012)

Title: La Boheme From Gran Teatre Del Liceu (Live) (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-13 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

From the mid-19th century onwards - against the background of industrialization, the supremacy of bourgeois values, and an intellectual climate dominated by secular materialistic and scientific positivism - art became realistic, seeking to show things as they really were - almost photographically -, rather than making them more amiable or more beautiful. An opera such as La Boheme, which talks of the fragile nature of happiness in a world of poverty, cold and disease, is an obvious example of this trend. In La Boheme, however, the aesthetic of Verism - the Italian equivalent of the French Naturalism of Emile Zola - becomes more sentimental an everyday lives amid dreams and disappointments, waiting for the event that is to win them renown, but poverty and misfortune deprive the leading characters - Mimi and Rodolfo - of the joy of mutual love. The text and music relate all this with a pleasant melodramatic tenderness with which it is easy to identify.

2 Days in New York (2012)

Title: 2 Days in New York (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-10 (Theater)
Cast: Julie Delpy Chris Rock Albert Delpy Brady Smith Vincent Gallo
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Marion and Mingus live cozily-perhaps too cozily-with their cat and two young children from previous relationships. However, when Marion's jolly father (played by director Delpy's real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister's outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus's relationship. With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters...and no person is left unscathed in its wake. -- (C) Magnolia

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