Mothers Raped By Their Sons

Torn (2013)

Title: Torn (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-25 (Theater)
Cast: Mahnoor Baloch Dendrie Allyn Taylor Faran Tahir John Heard Patrick St. Esprit
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

An unexpected bond forms between two women when their sons are killed in an explosion at a local shopping mall. When the police find evidence of a bomb, one of the sons, a Muslim American, becomes the prime suspect, threatening the two mothers' new friendship and forcing them to question how well they knew their own children. Torn is a powerful dramatic journey that invites each of us to confront our own perceptions of the world and one another. Starring Mahnoor Baloch (Pakistani model, TV & film star in her U.S. film debut), Dendrie Taylor (The Fighter, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood and the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Elysium), John Heard (Chilly Scenes of Winter, Cutter's Way), Patrick St. Esprit (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sons of Anarchy), Sharon Washington (Michael Clayton, Die Hard: With a Vengeance). The Bay Area-based production team was led by Michael Richter as writer/producer, and Jeremiah Birnbaum as director/producer. (c) Official Site

The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011)

Title: The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-14 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Sons of Tennessee Williams tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public "drag balls" that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years. -- (C) Official Site

Sons of Perdition (2010)

Title: Sons of Perdition (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-29 (DVD)
2011-03-04 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sons of Perdition follows three boys after they leave Colorado City. With limited educations and rarely a stable address, the obstacles are enormous. All the boys have big dreams - starting with the hope of attending high school - but what they want most is contact with their families. For one teen in the film, this means numerous attempts to help his fourteen-year-old sister escape before an arranged marriage.

Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers (2011)

Title: Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 60 min(s)
Release: 2013-03-27 (DVD)
2011-05-01 (Theater)
Cast: Irena Sendlerowa Jan Becker
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

This nonfiction opus - a winner of the Best Documentary Audience Award at the 2002 UK Jewish Film Festival - relays the tale of several Polish women who succeeded at protecting countless individuals from the Nazis during World War II. It began with Irena Sandler, a 29-year-old social worker who saw the torture and death wrought upon the Jewish population of Warsaw, Poland. Undaunted, she banded together with her colleagues and managed to rescue around 2,500 children by falsifying identification papers and hiding them at Catholic orphanages in the Polish countryside. As the film reminds us, this wasn't an easy task; aware of events such as these, the Gestapo routinely scoured the country for children suspected of being Jewish, and quizzed them on Catholic culture and history to try and expose frauds. This film tells the story of the said women, and includes an interview with Sandler filmed in the late 1990s for the sake of this documentary. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Punjab 1984 (2014)

Title: Punjab 1984 (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-27 (Theater)
Cast: Sonam Bajwa Arun Bali Daljinder Basran Diljit Dosanjh Pawan Malhotra
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a terrorist because of the bad times in Punjab. It also depicts the sensitive time for the youth of Punjab. Further, the film is dedicated to thousands of those mothers who lost their sons.

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)

Title: I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 65 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-23 (DVD)
2013-09-20 (Theater)
Cast: Jemma Dallender Joe Absolom Yavor Baharov Aleksandar Aleksiev Mary Stockley
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

A woman is brutally raped by four men, and she plans to seek vengeance. After five years, she hasn't gotten over it yet, and she and her friend are again raped by four men. This time, she tracks them down and finally has her revenge.

Ginger & Rosa (2013)

Title: Ginger & Rosa (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-01 (Theater)
Cast: Elle Fanning Alice Englert Jodhi May Christina Hendricks Annette Bening
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

London, 1962. Two teenage girls - GINGER & ROSA - are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' domesticity. But the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over their lives. Ginger (Elle Fanning) is drawn to poetry and protest, while Rosa (Alice Englert) shows Ginger how to smoke cigarettes, kiss boys and pray. Both rebel against their mothers: Rosa's single mum, Anoushka (Jodhi May), and Ginger's frustrated painter mother, Natalie (Christina Hendricks). Meanwhile, Ginger's pacifist father, Roland (Alessandro Nivola) seems a romantic, bohemian figure to the girls. He encourages Ginger's 'Ban-the-Bomb' activism, while Rosa starts to take a very different interest in him. As Ginger's parents fight and fall apart, Ginger finds emotional sanctuary with a gay couple, both named Mark (Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt), and their American friend, the poet Bella (Annette Bening). Finally, as the Cuban Missile Crisis escalates - and it seems the world itself may come to an end - the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered. Ginger clutches at one hope; if she can help save the world from extinction, perhaps she too will survive this moment of personal devastation. (c) A24

A Beginner’s Guide To Endings (2010)

Title: A Beginner's Guide To Endings (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-28 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Harvey Keitel Scott Caan Jason Jones Paulo Costanzo J.K. Simmons
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The three sons of a reckless, recently-deceased gambler make a shocking discovery that causes them to reassess their lives as they race to make the most of the precious little time they have left. A hard living father of five, Duke White (Harvey Keitel) had a bad habit of gambling away every penny that came his way. Now Duke is dead, and he's got one last surprise for his three oldest sons: years ago, Duke signed up Cal, Jacob, and Nuts for a series of drug tests that drastically reduced their life expectancies. Upon learning that his time on Earth is quickly running out, Cal (Scott Caan) goes after Miranda (Tricia Helfer), the one girl he always regretted letting slip through his fingers. Former boxer Nuts (Jason Jones), meanwhile, decides to step back into the ring to prove that he can still deliver a crowd-pleasing punch. And then there's Jacob (Paulo Costanzo), the son who stopped taking risks after settling into a comfortable career. Now, with his youngest brother Todd (Siam Yu) by his side, Jacob is going to throw caution to the wind, and do all of the things he was too afraid to do before he knew that his days were numbered. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

An American Promise (2013)

Title: An American Promise (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 135 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-18 (Theater)
Cast: Oluwaseun Summers Idris Brewster Anthony Summers Stacey O. Summers
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after the private institution boldly strengthened its commitment to cultivating a diverse student body. Michele and Joe decided to turn the camera on themselves to film the experiences of 5-year-old Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun. The documentary captures the stories of Idris, Seun, and their families from the first day of kindergarten all the way to their 2012 high school graduation. Over the 12 years, we see the boys and their families struggle with stereotypes and identity, navigate learning differences that later become diagnoses, and ultimately take increasingly divergent paths on their road to graduation. We also see a rare and vivid portrait of middle-class African-American families as the parents wrestle with doubts and angst over their sons' educational journey and both families grapple with how best to support their sons and interact with teachers and administrators. All of this is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country. (c) Impact

Deep Dark Canyon (2012)

Title: Deep Dark Canyon (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-19 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Action & Adventure
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Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh and his family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar, accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's long-held allegiance to the reigning Cavanaugh clan is tested. Skylar (still a minor) takes the wrap for his older brother Nate, but the Cavanaugh family's quick retaliation sends Skylar on his way to county jail to be tried as an adult. Desperate and guilt-ridden, Nate breaks Skylar out of jail and sets off a chain of lawless acts, which send them deep into the woods and on the run. Bloom's choice between the law and his sons leads to revelations that threaten everything he loves. (c) Official Site

Nothing Special (2011)

Title: Nothing Special (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-11 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Garcia Combs Karen Black Barbara Bain
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Louise (Julia Garcia Combs) is an insurance underwriter living in Los Angeles with her mother, May (Karen Black), who has recently been evicted from her Section 8 apartment after the building was condemned. May's shaky grip on her emotions begins to loosen when she becomes aware of the close relationship between Louise and her trailblazing boss, Catherine (Barbara Bain), whom Louise admires and adores. Catherine is secretly fighting cancer and has an estranged relationship with her own daughter, and reaches out to Louise as a surrogate. At the same time, Catherine is pushing Louise to accept a big promotion, which will compel Louise to relocate to New York. Things heat up when May and Catherine meet by chance on Mothers' Day and an alarming confrontation ensues. -- (C) Official Site

Cherry Bomb (2011)

Title: Cherry Bomb (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2012-07-10 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Julin Jean Nick Manning John Rodriguez Julin John Gabriel Rodriquez
Genre: Action & Adventure Comedy
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In homage to the action films of the early 1980s, the beautiful Cherry is an exotic dancer who is raped and attacked by a group of sleazy men in the club where she works. The men escape justice and she vows revenge and kills them off one by one. Things start to spiral out of control when a mysterious hit man named Bull is hired to put an end to Cherry's bloody tirade. She soon realizes that there is more at stake than she ever imagined.

Bayou Blue (2012)

Title: Bayou Blue (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 78 min(s)
Release: 2014-04-08 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Dawn Foret Veronica Guidry Octavia Jones Ricky Wallace
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

From 1997 to 2006, serial killer Ronald Dominique, raped and killed twenty-three men in poverty stricken Southeastern Louisiana. Difficulties in apprehending Dominique ranged from the underfunding of law enforcement to a lack of family advocacy for the victims, to the general distraction by other catastrophes, such as hurricane Katrina. Bayou Blue meditates on the decay of a community. It is a portrait of one American region's descent into darkness.

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

Loving The Bad Man (2010)

Title: Loving The Bad Man (2010)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-07-10 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Alexander Alonso Arturo Fernandez Christine Kelly Stephen Baldwin
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

When Julie Thompson (Christine Kelly), a young Christian woman, is raped and a baby is conceived, she makes the decision to keep the baby. This decision leads her on a journey that forces her to explore and redefine her relationships with God, her family, friends. As she struggles to forgive her rapist Mike Connor (Arturo Fernandez), she visits him in prison and forges an unlikely bond. Only her faith can guide them through this turbulent challenge. -- (C) Official Site

The Unleashed (2011)

Title: The Unleashed (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast: Trisha Echeverria Jessica Salgueiro Colin Paradine Caroline Williams Suzanne Farla
Genre: Drama Horror Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Madison Kennard, a troubled woman dealing with her dark past, must venture home after an 8 year absence following her mothers death. Almost instantly after her return, Madison must cope with the haunting memories of a childhood best forgotten. Lindsay, a childhood friend of Madisons with an adventurous nature, hears of Madison's arrival and has every intention of reconnecting a friendship once had. Bizarre and unexplainable events occur within the house after old friends come together and dabble with the infamous Ouija board. Lindsay, being all too curious of the board and its undeniable power, gives into the persuasion of an unknown entity and allows it to possess her. Madison must overpower her deepest fears and find a way to release Lindsay and abolish the presence that haunts her. -- (C) Official Site

Here I Learned to Love (2012)

Title: Here I Learned to Love (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 53 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Standing near the Western Wall in Jerusalem Avner says: "This is the moment when I claim victory over the Nazis." Two brothers, three mothers - a saga shrouded in fog for almost six decades - the unique narrative of a voyage tracing the roots of a shadowy past. (official site)

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
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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.

Breastmilk (2014)

Title: Breastmilk (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

With unexpected humor, with an unflinching camera, with some guilt and some pain, this film takes the unusual risk of examining what breast milk truly means. We are often told that breast milk is better. Better for babies, better for mothers, better for nutrition, health, well-being, and society. Many accept this and yet there are still very few women who succeed in breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months and beyond. What would it take to change? (c) Official Site

Bob’s New Suit (2013)

Title: Bob's New Suit (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2013-03-26 (DVD)
2013-03-22 (Theater)
Cast: Hayley DuMond Jenny Shimizu Shay Astar Charlie Babcock Hunter Bodine
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Bob Goodlow is a landscape gardener and handyman. His dad Buster, a patriotic ex-aerospace worker with a secret past, is unemployed and suffering from congestive heart failure. Bob's sister Stephanie does the books for her girlfriend Marlena's hair salon and holds a secret of her own, just bursting to come out. Polly, their mother, helps with the struggling finances by selling antique dolls on Ebay and worries for everyone, as only mothers can. When Bob proposes to his long time love, Jenny, and his "too cool" cousin, George, proposes a get-rich quick scheme, a series of events unfold which changes their lives forever.

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