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Stories We Tell (2013)

Title: Stories We Tell (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-05-17 (Theater)
Cast: Michael Polley Harry Gulkin Susy Buchan John Buchan Mark Polley
Genre: Documentary Drama Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar (R)-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny and poignant picture of the larger human story. (c) Roadside Attractions

Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)

Title: Sleepless Nights Stories (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 114 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-15 (Theater)
Cast: Thomas Boujut Pip Chodorov Flo Jacobs Ken Jacobs Jean-Jacques Lebel
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Horror Stories (2012)

Title: Horror Stories (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-08 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Beatles Stories (2011)

Title: Beatles Stories (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 2012-10-02 (DVD)
2011-01-01 (Theater)
Cast: Seth Swirsky Nancy Lee Andrews Tony Bramwell Art Garfunkel Bob Eubanks
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up in the 1960s idolizing the Beatles -their songs, their sound and their style. In 2004, he set out, video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his heroes.

Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (2012)

Title: Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Paul Kelly
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

An intimate portrait of Paul Kelly, Australia's foremost singer-songwriter.

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

Night Across the Street (2013)

Title: Night Across the Street (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-08 (Theater)
Cast: Sergio Hernandez Christian Vadim Valentina Vargas Chamila Rodriguez Pedro Vicuna
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

On the verge of a forced retirement, Don Celso, an elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life - a trip to the movies as a young boy with Beethoven, listening to tall tales from Long John Silver, a brief stay in a haunted hotel. Stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, opening up a marvelous new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama. In this playfully elegiac film, loosely adapted from the fantastical short stories of Chilean writer Hernan del Solar, Raul Ruiz (MYSTERIES OF LISBON) has crafted a final masterwork on his favorite subjects: fiction, history and life itself. (c) Cinema Guild

The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)

Title: The Catechism Cataclysm (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Steven E. Little Robert Longstreet Walter Dalton Miki Ann Maddox Koko Lanham
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Storytelling in all its forms is skewered in The Catechism Cataclysm. In this divinely bizarre and funny tale, wild characters infuse stories within stories until the lines between the Bible, Mark Twain, and campfire tales are hilariously blurred. Father Billy (Steve Little), an eccentric young priest, is forced to take asabbatical by his superiors when he is discovered telling inappropriate parables to his flock. Billy tracks down his high-school idol Robbie (Robert Longstreet), who begrudgingly agrees to a canoe trip. On the water, the two men reminisce about Billy's days as the keyboardist in a Christian band and Robbie's as a guitarist for a metal band. When night approaches, they realize they have lost their way--and that's when things get weird. -- (C) IFC Midnight

It’s The Earth Not The Moon (2012)

Title: It's The Earth Not The Moon (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 180 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-13 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Corvo, the smallest island in the archipelago of the Azores, is the westernmost point of Europe, a tiny speck of land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, dominated by the immense crater of a volcano, and inhabited by a single village of 440 people. Accompanied only by his soundman/composer Didio Pestana, filmmaker Goncalo Tocha spent several years journeying back and forth between mainland Portugal and Corvo. Fueled by the impossible, quixotic desire to create an exhaustive record of the island and its inhabitants - their landscape, their daily lives, their industry, their pursuits, their stories, their memories - Tocha has created a poetic yet richly detailed portrait of a uniquely isolated community, one that has existed for 500 years but has rarely been documented. Combining anthropological records, literature, lost archives, and mythological and autobiographical stories, IT'S THE EARTH NOT THE MOON is a beautiful and astoundingly engrossing chronicle of a civilization stranded in the middle of the sea.

Arcadia (2012)

Title: Arcadia (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2013-07-23 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: John Hawkes Ryan Simpkins Ty Simpkins Kendall Toole Julia Campbell
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A coming-of-age story set in a vast, cross-country landscape, Arcadia begins when twelve-year-old Greta's dad Tom (Academy Award nominated actor John Hawkes) wakes her up before dawn and crams her and her two siblings into a dented station wagon. They set off on a 3,000 mile journey from the New England woods to the California desert. On the way, Tom tells enchanting stories, paints pictures of a California paradise, and assures the kids that Mom will soon join them. Greta believes him at first, mesmerized by the strange new scenery and clinging to her stuffed bunny Harrison. Older sister Caroline nonchalantly accepts his stories, more focused on the boyfriend she's leaving behind. And nine-year-old Nat, too young to suspect a thing, is eager to see the epic Grand Canyon. But Tom's mood shifts as often as the landscape outside their window, and the kids soon find themselves in increasingly unpleasant and even dangerous situations. Mom's presence seems to recede further with every mile they travel. (c) Film Movement

Home Again (2012)

Title: Home Again (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-11 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Tatyana Ali Lyriq Bent Stephan James Richard Chevolleau CCH Pounder
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Writer/director Suds Sutherland (Toronto Stories, Guns) collaborates with screenwriter Jennifer Holness to tell the stories of three young Jamaicans struggling to adjust to life in Kingston after being deported from the foreign countries where they were raised since childhood. Essentially strangers in their own home land, the three lost souls attempt to navigate this strange new environment while getting in touch with their long lost roots. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Aroused (2013)

Title: Aroused (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 73 min(s)
Release: 2013-06-03 (DVD)
2013-05-10 (Theater)
Cast: Allie Haze Ash Hollywood Asphxia Noir April O'Neil Alexis Texas
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

SYNOPSIS: Get up close and personal with 16 of the most successful women in the adult film industry as they shed their clothes for an intimate photo shoot with director Deborah Anderson. As questions are asked, personal stories about their lives are revealed, from why they chose the business of sex to how they got into it in the first place. These porn stars have always been discreet about their private lives in the past, yet Anderson has a way of opening up a dialog allowing them to share more than just their naked skin on screen. Their true inner vulnerability is touching, yet the characters they have created are confident and intoxicating. Once you hear their stories, you'll never look at them in the same way again. (c) Ketchup

Something Better Somewhere Else (2010)

Title: Something Better Somewhere Else (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 76 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-25 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: David Pasquesi Christian Stolte John Connolly John G. Connolly Molly Glynn
Genre: Drama Romance Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A bride comes on to a priest in a motel room. A bouquet of flowers from a stranger takes on a life of its own. A man's last day at the office proves to be the longest day of all. It's family moving day, but no one's moving. This is Something Better Somewhere Else - a collective tale of yearning and restlessness told through four distinct but thematically linked stories. Inspired by the best short story collections and the almost lost art of the concept album, the film explores the question: Why is that who and where we are so often pales in comparison to who and where we imagine we could be? By turns romantic, harrowing and funny,the stories of Something Better Somewhere Else follow the odd adventures of people who step outside of their everyday lives to see if there really is something better.

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Title: Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 133 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-15 (Theater)
Cast: Salman Khan Katrina Kaif Rochelle Okoye Troi Ge Bella Boyd
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the dark world of intelligence and espionage there are shadows without faces and faces without names. Governments fight shadow battles through these soldiers of the unknown. Battles have no rules, no limits. Nobody on the outside knows what goes on in these secret organizations. All information is guarded in the name of national security. But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files, stories that become legends. This is a film about one such story, a story that is spoken about only in hushed whispers, a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world. But like all reports that come out of this uncertain world, nobody will ever confirm those events. It may or may not have happened. -- (C) Official Site

Bully (2012)

Title: Bully (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-09 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, The Bully Project is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America's bullying crisis. The Bully Project follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. -- (C) Official Site

A Whisper To A Roar (2012)

Title: A Whisper To A Roar (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast: Alfred Molina
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A Whisper to a Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world - Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries' oppressive regimes. Shot over three years and finalized in July 2012 by award-winning filmmaker, Ben Moses, the film was inspired by the work of Stanford University's Larry Diamond, author of "The Spirit of Democracy" and Director of Stanford University's Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. It was funded by The Moulay Hicham Foundation, whose benefactor, Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco, is a renowned public intellectual and democracy advocate, particularly in regards to the Middle East. -- (C) Official Site

Here Comes the Devil (2013)

Title: Here Comes the Devil (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-13 (Theater)
Cast: Francisco Barreiro Laura Caro Alan Martinez Michele Garcia Giancarlo Ruiz
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

HERE COMES THE DEVIL combines modern indie filmmaking and storytelling with a hint of '70s-styled psychological horror that may not just be psychological. Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents Felix and Sol whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent's nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children's behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple - and loving parents - try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe ... and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore. (c) Magnet Releasing

Broken (2013)

Title: Broken (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-05 (DVD)
2013-07-19 (Theater)
Cast: Cillian Murphy Tim Roth Lino Facioli Bill Milner Zana Marjanovic
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk's afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 diabetes. When, one day, Skunk (Eloise Laurence) discovers her bitter and angry older neighbor, Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear), savagely beating Rick, a psychologically-troubled boy from the neighborhood whom Mr. Oswald's daughter has callously and fictitiously accused of rape, Skunk's innocence begins to vanish. Trying to find solace with her loving nanny (Zana Marjanovic) and father (Tim Roth), with whom she is very close, Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors' unfolding melodrama involving violence, sex, and life-shattering illness. Her home, her neighborhood and her school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and the promise of a complex, broken future. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Skunk herself is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her. (c) Film Movement

Small Small Thing (2014)

Title: Small Small Thing (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 83 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-30 (DVD)
2014-06-06 (Theater)
Cast: Jessica Vale Leymah Gbowee Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Louis Johnson
Genre: Documentary Drama Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Small Small Thing begins at JFK Hospital in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, and urban center of this West African country. Olivia is 9 years old, severely malnourished and handicapped. Her condition is life threatening. Believing her injuries to be the result of witchcraft, Olivia's mother had been hiding her for years. The doctors conclude her condition is the result of a brutal rape that took place when Olivia was 7 years old. When pressured to reveal her rapist, Olivia names her cousin. This diagnosis has severe consequences. Originally from deep in the Liberian jungle, Olivia and her mother are shunned from their tribe for seeking outside help. They are left stranded in Monrovia at the mercy of President Sirleaf's government, facing the most difficult decision of all. What price are they willing to pay for justice?(C) Official Site

Scalene (2012)

Title: Scalene (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-11 (DVD)
2012-01-20 (Theater)
Cast: Margo Martindale Adam Scarimbolo Hanna Hall Jim Dougherty LaDonna Pettijohn
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother's subsequent revenge after his incarceration. -- (C) Official Site

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