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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

Buffalo Girls (2012)

Title: Buffalo Girls (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 66 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-14 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

An unflinching look at Thailand's underground world of child boxers - of which there are over 30,000 - BUFFALO GIRLS tells the story of two 8 year-old girls who are professional Muay Thai prizefighters. Set in small villages throughout rural Thailand, the film chronicles these young girls' journey, one that is alternately empowering and heartbreaking, as they fight in small neighborhood arenas in order to win prize-money to help provide for their families. After many months of rigorous training and a grueling schedule of fights, Stam and Pet must ultimately fight each other for the 20 Kilo championship belt of Thailand. The cash prize that goes with it will change the winner's life forever.

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

17 Girls (2012)

Title: 17 Girls (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast: Louise Grinberg Juliette Darche Roxane Duran Esther Garrel Solene Rigot
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Inspired by events that took place in Massachusetts, Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut focuses on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact. When Camille (Louise Grinberg) accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow high school classmates to follow suit. It's only a matter of time, before 17 girls in the high school are pregnant and the town is thrown into a world of chaos. Set in the writer/directors' small, seaside hometown of Lorient in Brittany, 17 Girls is a reflection on adolescence, body image, friendship and the perplexing realities of growing up. -- (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

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

Dark Girls (2012)

Title: Dark Girls (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-23 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Soren Baker Joni Bovill Kirk Bovill Viola Davis
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Dual documentary Directors/Producers D. Channsin Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) and Bill Duke (Duke Media) took their cameras into everyday America in search of pointed, unfiltered and penetrating interviews with Black women of the darkest hues for their emotional expose', Dark Girls. Two years in the making and slated to premier at the Toronto International Film Festival, Dark Girls pulls back our country's curtain to reveal that the deep seated biases and hatreds of racism - within and outside of the Black American culture - remain bitterly entrenched. Dark-skinned Black American women from all walks of life will be covered with a key focus trained tightly upon women struggling for upward mobility in the workplace of Corporate America. -- (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.

Mutant Girls Squad (Sento shojo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu) (2010)

Title: Mutant Girls Squad (Sento shojo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu) (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-22 (DVD)
2010-05-22 (Theater)
Cast: Yumi Sugimoto Yuko Takayama Suzuka Morita Tak Sakaguchi Asami
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Art House & International Science Fiction & Fantasy Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

A teenage girl takes on the powers that be who have plans for her and her friends in this over-the-top sci-fi action yarn from the filmmaking team of Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi. Rin (Yumi Sugimoto) has always felt like an outcast among her classmates and peers, and as she's about to turn sixteen, she finds out why -- while her mother (Maiko Ito) is human, her dad (Kanji Tsuda) is a Hiruko, a race of mutant creatures whose bodies transform themselves in strange ways and can sprout weapons at will. Defense Minister Koshimizu (Naoto Takenaka) has launched a crusade to eliminate the Hirukos in the name of public safety, but Rin's father tells her of an underground Hiruko alliance who are fighting for their right to survive, and after the death of her parents, Rin makes her way to a training camp for young Hirukos. Rin, who now has long blades where her fingers used to be, teams up with fellow teenage warriors Rei (Yuko Takayama), Yoshie (Suzuka Morita), Sachie (Cay Izumi) and Chiako (Naoi Nagano), all of whom have unique bodily weapons of their own, as they set out to take down Koshimizu. Sento Shojo: Chi No Tekkamen Densetsu) (aka Mutant Girls Squad) received its North American premiere at the 2010 New York Asian Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Girls Against Boys (2013)

Title: Girls Against Boys (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-01 (Theater)
Cast: Danielle Panabaker Nicole LaLiberte Liam Aiken Michael Stahl-David Andrew Howard
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

When Shae (Danielle Panabaker), a naive college student, is tormented by several men in a matter of days, she reaches her breaking point, and is drawn into coworker Lu's (Nicole LaLiberte) twisted plan for revenge. Together, the two embark on a gruesome killing spree, terrorizing and brutally murdering not just their attackers, but any man who gets in their way. However, after a wild weekend of retaliation, the friendship between the girls shifts into a dangerous obsession, and their perverse game becomes a desperate struggle for Shae to maintain control against Lu's deadly and seductive influence. (c) Anchor Bay

4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (2013)

Title: 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-08 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Katherine Browning Mike Campbell Leah Verrill Ashley Love Tiffany S. Walker
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

4 girls move into their first off-campus house only to find that the owner is a soul-eater.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)

Title: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 72 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-06-16 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Animation Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

My Little Pony Equestria Girls is a brand new full-length feature introducing an exciting new dimension to the incredibly popular My Little Pony brand. When a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet... high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville's Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds. (c) Screenvision

The Girls in the Band (2010)

Title: The Girls in the Band (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-10 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers...and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today a new breed of gifted young women is taking their rightful place in the world of jazz which can no longer deny their talents. (c) Official Site

Southern Girls (2012)

Title: Southern Girls (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-07 (Theater)
Cast: Teri Galvan Sarah Allsup Celeste Collins
Genre: Drama Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

A woman in a failing marriage, another struggling with the death of her mother, and a third with no one to turn to devote their lives to honoring God's glory by living their lives exactly as he instructed in the Bible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Fast Girls (2012)

Title: Fast Girls (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2013-02-26 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Lily James Bradley James Rupert Graves Lenora Crichlow Noel Clarke
Genre: Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The film, starring a trio of Britain's hottest young talent - LENORA CRICHLOW (Being Human), LILY JAMES (Clash of the Titans 2) and BRADLEY JAMES (Merlin) - tracks the rollercoaster journey of a British female sprint relay team and is set to be the feel-good film of the summer.

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

Spanglish Girls (2013)

Title: Spanglish Girls (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Aliana Galan Melissa Gonzalez Sam Hale Omar Hernandez Lia Ochoa
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A woman ends up divorcing her husband only later to find out that she is pregnant with his child and ends up in a relationship with a woman.

Very Good Girls (2014)

Title: Very Good Girls (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2014-09-22 (DVD)
2014-07-25 (Theater)
Cast: Dakota Fanning Elizabeth Olsen Robert Boyd Holbrook Demi Moore Richard Dreyfuss
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Best friends Lily (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen), home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. But when they both fall for the same handsome artist (Boyd Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested. With Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Peter Sarsgaard, and Clark Gregg, and featuring new music by Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis. (c) Tribeca

Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011)

Title: Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2013-01-08 (DVD)
2012-12-14 (Theater)
Cast: Gary Oldman Helena Mattsson Christian Slater Megan Park Dane Cook
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Wrongly accused of stealing a priceless Apache artifact at a reservation casino, unlucky John Smith is being hunted by assassins, sheriffs, cowboys, Indians, Native Americans...and Elvis impersonators. And unfortunately for John, he only has 24 hours to hand it over, or they are all going to kill him. Christian Slater, Dane Cook and Gary Oldman star in this fun, quick-witted, gun-smoking crime thriller. (c) Laemmle

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