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A Thousand Cuts (2011)

Title: A Thousand Cuts (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2013-01-22 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Michael O'Keefe Olesya Rulin James Van Patten David Naughton Michael A. Newcomer
Genre: Drama Horror Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)

Title: A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2013-08-05 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Emilia Fox Dougray Scott David Warner Jodie Whittaker Allan Corduner
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

How well do you know yourself and those you love? Returning home from work, Mia witnesses an aged woman leap from a window. Scattered around the old woman's broken, lifeless body Mia discovers shredded pieces from a beloved photograph of herself and her former lover Ludwig. Highly unnerved, Mia begs Max, the buildings' custodian , to let her into the deceased woman's flat. While inside this strangely familiar place, Mia recognizes the contents as her own. Confused and disturbed by what lies before her, she bolts back and forth in time where she is forced to realize it was her very own life that ended before her. Now, the only way to safeguard her future is to go back to her past and confront the man she loves deeply but dreads most.

A Thousand Words (2011)

Title: A Thousand Words (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-09 (Theater)
Cast: Eddie Murphy Allison Janney Kerry Washington Clark Duke Cliff Curtis
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Eddie Murphy is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack's life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner. -- (C) Paramount

Grandma, a Thousand Times (2011)

Title: Grandma, a Thousand Times (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 48 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Fatima el Ghoul Mahmoud Kaabour
Genre: Documentary Kids & Family Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Teta, Alf Marra is a poetic documentary that puts a feisty Beiruti grandmother at the center of brave film exercises concocted by her grandson to commemorate her many worlds before they are erased by the passage of time and her eventual death. -- (C) Official Site

Nature Calls (2012)

Title: Nature Calls (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2013-01-22 (DVD)
2012-11-09 (Theater)
Cast: Patton Oswalt Johnny Knoxville Rob Riggle Maura Tierney Patrice O'Neal
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Oswalt stars as Scoutmaster Randy Stevens, whose dwindling, apathetic troop ditches a scout meeting in favor of a TV-themed slumber party hosted by Randy's brother Kirk (Knoxville), his polar opposite and arch nemesis. When Randy rounds up the boys in the middle of the night, stealing them for an highly unauthorized/unorganized trip to the woods, all hell breaks loose as Kirk pursues with a pair of gun-toting employees (Riggle and O'Neal). Drinking, nudity, mishandled fireworks and tremendously inappropriate behavior around minors ensues, in the grand tradition of comedy classics like The Bad News Bears and Meatballs. -- (C) Official Site

Windfall (2012)

Title: Windfall (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-03 (Theater)
Cast: Chuck Coggins
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Wind power... it's sustainable ... it burns no fossil fuels...it produces no air pollution. What's more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. That's what the people of Meredith, NY first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement the rural farm town's failing economy with a farm of their own -- that of 40 industrial wind turbines. But when a group of townspeople discover the impacts that a 400-foot high windmill could bring to their community, Meredith's residents become deeply divided as they fight over the future of their community. With wind development in the United States growing annually at 39 percent, Windfall is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy. -- (C) First Run Features

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (in 3D) (2012)

Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 131 min(s)
Release: 2001-10-16 (DVD)
2012-02-10 (Theater)
Cast: Ewan McGregor Liam Neeson Natalie Portman Jake Lloyd Pernilla August
Genre: Kids & Family Science Fiction & Fantasy Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth machine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success. In 1999, Lucas returned to the Star Wars saga with a new approach -- instead of picking up where Return of the Jedi left off, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace would be the first of a trilogy of stories to trace what happened in the intergalactic saga before the first film began. Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson); Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a nine-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter, but when they arrive on Naboo they are brought to Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Naboo queen, by a friendly but opportunistic Gungan named Jar Jar. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan plan to escort Amidala to a meeting of Republic leaders in Coruscant, but trouble with their spacecraft strands them on the planet Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin, the slave of a scrap dealer. Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Jedis have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for his freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The supporting cast includes Pernilla August as Anakin's mother, Terence Stamp as Chancellor Valorum, and Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi master Mace Windu. Jackson told a reporter before The Phantom Menace's release that the best part about doing the film was that he got to say "May the Force be with you" onscreen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Death Row (2012)

Title: Death Row (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 188 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-25 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Conceived as a companion to Into the Abyss, DEATH ROW PORTAITS focuses on five inmates awaiting their appointment with a lethal injection in the Texas and Florida prison systems. Through their stories, Herzog conducts a uniquely thought-provoking analysis of why people, and the state, kill. Each inmate offers an account of life in captivity and the crime that condemned them, as Herzog explores the emotions that these men and women go through as they address the haunting knowledge of exactly when-and how-they are going to die. Shorter TV versions aired recently on Investigation Discovery, but these are the US premieres of the full-length director's cuts of the films. A screening schedule is below, with details on the individual segments available at ifccenter.com.

A Coffee in Berlin (2014)

Title: A Coffee in Berlin (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast: Tom Schilling Friederike Kempter Marc Hosemann Justus VonDohnanyi Ulrich Noethen
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jan Ole Gerster's wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. Niko lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his 'emotional imbalance'. Meanwhile, a former classmate insists she bears no hard feelings toward him for his grade-school taunts when she was "Roly Poly Julia," but it becomes increasingly apparent that she has unfinished business with him. Unable to ignore the consequences of his passivity any longer, Niko finally concludes that he has to engage with life. Shot in timeless black and white and enriched with a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience. (c) Music Box Films

Without Shepherds (2014)

Title: Without Shepherds (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 83 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-07-25 (Theater)
Cast: Vaneeza Ahmad Arieb Azhar Abdullah Khan Imran Khan Laiba Yousafzai
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Six bold people navigate the dangerous waters of Pakistan's current crisis to discover a new tomorrow: a cricket star starts a progressive political party, a female journalist goes behind Taliban lines, an ex-mujahid seeks redemption, a trucker crosses dangerous territory to feed his family, a supermodel pushes feminism through fashion, and a subversive Sufi rocker uses music to heal. Filmed by a team of Americans and Pakistanis over two years, Without Shepherds cuts through alarmist media depictions of the country to celebrate the bravery of its people.

Peaches Does Herself (2013)

Title: Peaches Does Herself (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-18 (Theater)
Cast: Danni Daniels Peaches Sandy Kane
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

With a cast and crew of over 40 people and 20 plus songs from her back catalogue (The Teaches of Peaches, Fatherfucker, Impeach my Bush, I Feel Cream) Peaches wrote, directed and starred in this fantastical narrative build obscurely around her development as an artist and performer from "bedroom wannabe to fully fledged rock-stardom and beyond!". The result is a retrospective 'anti-jukebox' musical; a wild and wonderful trip through landmark moments in her career and albums, channeled through the eccentric and sexually skewed fibres of Peaches' imagination: "Peaches Does Herself tells the story of a young woman who, inspired by a 65-year-old stripper, begins to make sexually forthright music. Her popularity grows and she becomes what her fans expect her to be: transsexual. She falls in love with a beautiful she-male, but gets her heart broken and then ventures on a path of self-discovery." And just over a year later, Peaches' sensational electro-rock opera exploded onto the silver screen! After ten live performances, over 1,500 cuts, a movie was pulled together in a labour of love and polished up over the period of a year and lucky audiences in Toronto were the first to see the film when it had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012. Critics have described the movie as "a 'Pina' for the queer and sexually liberated crowd" and others "a great introduction to the wild, pumping, sexual world of Peaches". Peaches herself likes to describe it as "The Jukebox Musical that got a Sex Change"! (C) Official Site

Astronaut: The Last Push (The Last Push) (2012)

Title: Astronaut: The Last Push (The Last Push) (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-09 (DVD)
2012-02-13 (Theater)
Cast: Khary Payton Lance Henriksen Brian Baumgartner James Madio Alec Gillis
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

When a tragic accident cuts short the first manned mission to explore life on the moons of Jupiter, Michael Forrest must make the 3 year journey home to Earth in pure solitude.

It’s Better to Jump (2013)

Title: It's Better to Jump (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2014-01-10 (DVD)
2013-11-22 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

"It's Better to Jump" is about the ancient walled city of Akka in northern Israel, inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha'i. But its history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs. As Akka undergoes harsh economic pressures and vast social change, the present-day situation is causing Arab families to leave the places where they have grown roots for dozens of generations and shaped a rich culture for over a thousand years. This film focuses on the aspirations and concerns of the Palestinian inhabitants who call the Old City home. (c) Official site

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2013)

Title: The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-08 (Theater)
Cast: Jet Li Eva Huang Raymond Lam Fung Charlene Choi Vivian Hsu
Genre: Documentary Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul. (c) Magnolia

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

Jig (2011)

Title: Jig (2011)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 2011-12-05 (DVD)
2011-06-17 (Theater)
Cast: Brogan McCay John Whitehurst Claire Greaney Joe Bitter Simona Mauriello
Genre: Documentary Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Jig is the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Three thousand dancers, their families and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama filled week. Clad in wigs, make up, fake tan, diamantes and dresses costing thousands of pounds they compete for the coveted world titles. A year of incredibly hard work for just a few tense minutes on stage. This feature length documentary was given access for the very first time to the little known world of competitive Irish Dancing. Wonderful characters of all ages from across the globe: Ireland, Holland, Britain, America and Russia. Jig discovers a world of dedication, hard work, obsession, passion. Success and failure. And astonishing talents pushed to their limits in the quest for perfection. -- (C) Screen Media

The Bay (2012)

Title: The Bay (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-02 (Theater)
Cast: Will Rogers Kristen Connolly Kether Donohue Frank Deal Stephen Kunken
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told - until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge. -- (C) Official Site

Highway Gospel (2012)

Title: Highway Gospel (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-29 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Drama Sports & Fitness Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man dies but once. B.C. renegades race down mountain highways on customized longboards, while a middle-aged skateboarder fights to keep his Ottawa skate park and creaky knees operational. Whether it's bombing down hills at over 100km per hour, just inches from the ground, or spending 25 years and their life savings to keep competing in the sport they love, these guys are truly devoted - and a little road rash or even open-heart surgery are simply tests for the faithful. What starts out as a gonzo skate movie turns into a surprisingly heartfelt documentary that bears witness to the power of community, dedication and the DIY spirit. With intimate and candid moments that may lead you to think this is a mockumentary, Highway Gospel is a humorous and at times heartbreaking multi-character documentary that strikes an intricate balance between rowdy and insightful while serving as a reminder that heartfelt stories can also be hilarious. (c) Official Site

3g – A Killer Connection (2013)

Title: 3g - A Killer Connection (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-15 (Theater)
Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh Sonal Chauhan Asheesh Kapur Himani Chauhan
Genre: Drama Horror Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

There are 4.3 Billion mobile phone users in the world. Every minute 60 thousand Phantom Calls are received worldwide. These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced. Some people believe that these calls are spirits trying to connect to our world! 3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday. One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives forever. They must face the unbelievable reality that the phone is somehow responsible for all that is happening to them and around them. The only way to stay alive, it seems is to unravel the mystery of the phone. But as the hours burn on, that becomes harder and harder to do. Technology is a part of our lives, what happens when technology wants to take our lives? 3G embodies the horror of a recurring nightmare that draws inspiration from the insecurities of modern life. In spite of all our technology and sophistication, we can't escape the unknown. 3G get ready for the killer connection! (c) Official FB

Uprising (2013)

Title: Uprising (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-11 (Theater)
Cast: Mahmoud Salem Amr Waked Abdaliah Helmy Edward Walker Amr Moussa
Genre: Documentary Action & Adventure Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In January 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets in a spontaneous eruption against thirty years of oppression under the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Communicating via Facebook and Twitter, the largely peaceful protesters braved tear gas, beatings, and live bullets in the hope of facing down security forces and overthrowing the government. Over eight hundred lost their lives, and several thousand were arrested and tortured by security forces. UPRISING tells the story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its leadership and key organizers, their struggle for freedom against tremendous odds, their sacrifice, and the courage and ingenuity that allowed them to succeed. Featuring major figures including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees, several Egyptian presidential candidates, the former foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan, and former US Ambassadors and White House officials, along with never before seen footage, UPRISING provides the authoritative behind-the scenes view of one of the most dramatic events of our generation. (c) Official Site

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