Sons That Raped There Mother Stories

Mother’s Day (2012)

Title: Mother's Day (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-08 (DVD)
2012-05-04 (Theater)
Cast: Jaime King Patrick Flueger Rebecca De Mornay Warren Kole Deborah Ann Woll
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

From the maker of Saw II, III and IV, Mother's Day is a graphic remake of the Troma horror classic, Mother's Day. After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers go home to hideout...only to discover that their Mother (Rebecca De Mornay) lost their house in a foreclosure. The new owners and their party guests become the depraved brothers' unwitting hostages. Their sadistic Mother soon arrives and brilliantly takes control of the situation, ratcheting up the terror. As the hostages struggle desperately to survive the harrowing torture, they realize that there is nothing a Mother won't do to protect her children. -- (C) Anchor Bay

In My Mother’s Arms (2012)

Title: In My Mother's Arms (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-08 (Theater)
Cast: Husham Al Thabe Saif Slaam Mohamed Wael Salah Abass Sayef Husam Sayef
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

A desperate phone call requesting donations for a makeshift Iraqi orphanage first brought filmmaking brothers Atia and Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji to a two-bedroom house in the notoriously dangerous Baghdad neighborhood of in Al-Sadr. Husham, an unlikely hero working tirelessly without state support to shelter and protect more than thirty children, had been given two weeks to vacate the premises and had neither money nor resources at his disposal. The children in his care are in dire straits: Saif can't remember anything about his dead mother but her name; Mohammed struggles to balance school life with his search for self-identity; and Salah, who is too traumatized to speak, fears he may never be able to go to school. An acclaimed selection of the Toronto, Abu Dhabi and CPH:DOX film festivals, In My Mother's Arms is a powerful reminder that the battlefield is only one of many places one can find the victims of war.

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

I Killed My Mother (2013)

Title: I Killed My Mother (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 2013-08-13 (DVD)
2013-03-13 (Theater)
Cast: Anne Dorval Xavier Dolan Suzanne Clement Francois Arnaud Patricia Tulasne
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hubert Minel, a brash 17 year old, dislikes his mother intensely. He gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date sweater, her kitschy decor and the vile bread crumbs that lodge in the corners of her noisy mouth. Below the surface of these irritating traits, lie the ingrained mechanisms that his mother has always cultivated so dearly - manipulation and guilt. Hubert, confused and torn by a love-hate relationship that obsesses him more and more each day, wanders in and out of an adolescence that is both marginal an typical, combining artistic discovery, openness to friendship, ostracism, and sex. All the while, he is consumed by his all encompassing contempt for this woman he somehow once loved. -- (C) Regent

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.

Mother Of George (2013)

Title: Mother Of George (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 107 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-13 (Theater)
Cast: Danai Jekesai Gurira Isaach De Bankole Yaya Alafia Anthony Okungbowa Bukky Ajayi
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

MOTHER OF GEORGE is a poetic and moving second feature by Andrew Dosunmu (RESTLESS CITY), starring Danai Gurira (Michonne from AMC's The Walking Dead, THE VISITOR). Featuring stunning work by acclaimed cinematographer Bradford Young (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS), the film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and will make it's New York premiere at the BAM Cinemafest before opening theatrically in mid-September. (c) Oscilloscope

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

A Journey in My Mother’s Footsteps (2011)

Title: A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 70 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Dina Rosenmeier Shaila Samuel Mohinder Singh Jessie Rosenmeier Nergis Udwadia
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Since the 1970's, Jessie Rosenmeier has worked as an activist to improve the lives of orphans and street children in India, primarily in the cities of Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Through her volunteer work approximately 400 children have gone in adoption to Denmark, schools, orphanages and sponsorship programs have evolved. Hoping to understand her mother's choices, Dina Rosenmeier, the youngest of her 6 children, sets out on a journey in her footsteps. -- (C) Official Site

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

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

A Mother’s Story (2011)

Title: A Mother's Story (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-10 (Theater)
Cast: Rayver Cruz Xyriel Manabat
Genre: Drama
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.

Disconnect (2010)

Title: Disconnect (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 112 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-09 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Eddie Jones Steffany Huckaby Holmes Osborne Michael Muhney Will Zahrn
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

A grieving teen comes into possession of a telephone that allows her to connect with people in the past, and attempts to use it to prevent her mother from being murdered. Haley (Steffany Huckaby) was told that her mother died of a heart attack, but the truth is far more ominous. Shortly after discovering a mysterious telephone that allows her to communicate with her mother, Haley receives the coroner's autopsy report and realizes that her mother was in fact the victim of foul play. Now convinced that the killer is coming for her, too, the terrified teen uses the phone to save her mother, and catch the maniac before he strikes again. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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

Just Like A Woman (2013)

Title: Just Like A Woman (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2013-09-30 (DVD)
2013-07-05 (Theater)
Cast: Sienna Miller Golshifteh Farahani Bahar Soomekh Tim Guinee Roschdy Zem
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mona, 26, an immigrant from North Africa, runs her in-laws' mini market in Chicago. She's married to Mourad, a man who can't stand up to his authoritarian mother. Mona is harassed by her mother-in-law because after five years of marriage, she hasn't be able to get pregnant, something that's considered a shame and a taboo in her culture. Marilyn, 29, is a receptionist at a computer repair company. Her marriage with Harvey is on the ropes. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is her belly dance class, a passion shared by Mona. Dancing at family gatherings lifts her spirits up and makes her forget the misery of her daily life. Marilyn shops at Mona's mini-market. They've become friends. One morning, Mona's mother-in-law is found dead in her bed. Mona realizes that she mixed the wrong dose while preparing her medicine. Realizing that she might be accused of murder, Mona runs away and flees Chicago by bus. Marilyn loses her job because of the recession. When she gets home, she finds out that her husband is cheating on her. With nothing left to lose, Mona decides to go to Santa Fe to enter a contest hoping to join a famous belly dance company. Mona and Marilyn run into each other on a rest area on the side of a highway. They decide to continue the trip together. They cross the USA, pitching their tent in trailer parks and in the middle of the desert. They earn some cash belly-dancing together in restaurants and bars. Back in Chicago, Mona is considered a fugitive she's wanted for the murder of her mother-in-law. Harvey asks the police to look for Marilyn who disappeared without leaving a trace. Will Marilyn succeed in joining the belly dance company? How long will Mona be able to keep her secret from Marilyn? And how long will she be able to escape the law?

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

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.

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

A Place at the Table (2013)

Title: A Place at the Table (2013)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-01 (Theater)
Cast: Jeff Bridges Tom Colicchio
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

49 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger's Mariana Chilton, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio and Oscar (R)-winning actor Jeff Bridges. Ultimately, Finding North shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. (c) Magnolia

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