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Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)

Title: Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 110 min(s)
Release: 2013-11-26 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Kumiko Aso Megumi Hayashibara Aoi Miyazaki Takao Osawa Takuma Hiraoka
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy Animation
IMDB: IMDB Link

Hana is a 19-year-old student who falls in a "fairy-tale like" love with a "wolf man". Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and Rain". At first the family quietly lives in the city trying to hide their wolf heritage, but when the "wolf man" suddenly dies Hana makes the decision to move to a rural town, far from their previous city life.

Electrick Children (2013)

Title: Electrick Children (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-08 (Theater)
Cast: Julia Garner Rory Culkin Liam Aiken Bill Sage Cynthia M. Watros
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

In the debut feature from director Rebecca Thomas, ELECTRICK CHILDREN, Julia Garner (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) plays Rachel, a rambunctious teenager from a fundamentalist Morman family in Utah. On Rachel's 15th birthday, she discovers a forbidden cassette tape with rock music on it. Having never heard anything like it, Rachel has a miraculous experience. Three months later, Rachel turns up pregnant and claims to have had an immaculate conception from listening to the music. Rachel's parents, (Cynthia Watros - LOST, Billy Zane - TITANIC) arrange a marriage for her, but she runs off with her brother "Mr. Will," (Liam Aiken - LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS) to Las Vegas, to search for the man who sings on the tape, thinking he has something to do with her mysterious pregnancy. There they meet Clyde, (Rory Culkin - SCREAM 4), a young rocker who challenges everything they've been taught and changes the way they see the world. (C) Phase 4

Hitler’s Children (2012)

Title: Hitler's Children (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-13 (Theater)
Cast: Niklas Frank Bettina Goring Katrin Himmler Rainer Hoess Monika Hertwig
Genre: Documentary Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Our Children (2013)

Title: Our Children (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 111 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-09 (Theater)
Cast: Niels Arestrup Emilie Dequenne Tahar Rahim Stephane Bissot Mounia Raoui
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Murielle (Emilie Dequenne) and Mounir (Tahar Rahim) love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget (Niels Arestrup) who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple's dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic outcome. (c) Distrib

The Boxcar Children (2014)

Title: The Boxcar Children (2014)
Rated: G
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 2014-08-18 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Joey King Mackenzie Foy Martin Sheen D.B. Sweeney J.K. Simmons
Genre: Animation
IMDB: IMDB Link

Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which, with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret-until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.

Not Suitable for Children (2012)

Title: Not Suitable for Children (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ryan Kwanten Ryan Corr Sarah Snook Bojana Novakovic Laura Brent
Genre: Drama Romance Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A young playboy who learns he has one month until he becomes infertile sets out to procreate as much as possible.

All God’s Children (Toti Copiii Domnului) (2013)

Title: All God's Children (Toti Copiii Domnului) (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-22 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Indigo Children (2014)

Title: Indigo Children (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Sean Robert Olsen Isabelle McNally Christine Donlon Arturo Castro Suzanne Lynch
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Inspired by the first girl he ever loved, Eric Chaney's magnetic debut film introduces us to Mark and Christina, a girl as mysterious as she is candid, as aloof as she is available. In one pastoral hometown summer, they spiral around one another in a universe of coincident deaths and disappearances, falling slowly into and away from love. --(C) Official Site

Midnight’s Children (2013)

Title: Midnight's Children (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 148 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-26 (Theater)
Cast: Satya Bhabha Shahana Goswami Rajat Kapoor Seema Biswas Shriya Saran
Genre: Drama Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

At the stroke of midnight on August 15th, 1947, as India declares independence from Great Britain, two babies are switched at birth by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. And so it is that Saleem Sinai, the bastard child of a beggar woman, and Shiva, the only son of a wealthy couple, are fated to live the destinies meant for each other. Over the next three decades, Saleem and Shiva find themselves on opposite sides of many a conflict, whether it be because of class, politics, romantic rivalry, or the constantly shifting borders that are drawn every time neighbors become enemies and decide to split their newborn nation into two, and then three, warring countries. Through it all, the lives of Saleem and Shiva are mysteriously intertwined. They are also inextricably linked to the history of India itself, which takes them on a whirlwind journey full of trials, triumphs and disasters. (c) Paladin

Louder Than Words (2014)

Title: Louder Than Words (2014)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 93 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-08-01 (Theater)
Cast: David Duchovny Hope Davis Timothy Hutton Olivia Steele-Falconer Adelaide Kane
Genre: Documentary Drama Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

This inspiring film, based on a true story, finds a couple, John (David Duchovny) and Brenda (Hope Davis) trying to put their life together after the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria (Olivia Steele-Falconer). As they deal with their numbing grief, they discover a way to honor their daughter's wish for health and well-being for all children. With the help of their community, led by good friend Bruce (Timothy Hutton), they establish a children's hospital called the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital... a state of the art health facility that brings the whole family into the healing process. Instead of being torn apart by their tragedy, John and Brenda celebrate their very special daughter and help thousands of children and their families.(c) Arc

You All Are Captains (2011)

Title: You All Are Captains (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 78 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-19 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A further entry in the rapidly proliferating, rich vein of documentary/fiction hybrids, Oliver Laxe's You All Are Captains channels the meta-textuality, genre bending, and sensitivity towards children found in the best work of Abbas Kiarostami and Francois Truffaut. Laxe himself stars as a self-described "neo-colonialist" filmmaker who goes to Tangiers ostensibly to hold a series of film workshops for disadvantaged street children. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Laxe's intentions are not purely disinterested, as he begins to turn these children into pawns in the service of his own film. As the kids resist Laxe's project, the film becomes a fascinating combination of self-reflexivity, self-deprecation, and documentary portraiture (of the children and of life in Tangiers). -- (C) Anthology

Oranges And Sunshine (2011)

Title: Oranges And Sunshine (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 2011-07-25 (DVD)
2011-10-21 (Theater)
Cast: Hugo Weaving David Wenham Emily Watson Tara Morice Helen Grayson
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times; the mass deportation of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Single-handedly and against overwhelming odds, Margaret reunited thousands of families and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and sent to children's homes on the other side of the world, where many were subjected to appalling abuse. These forgotten children were promised Oranges and Sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions. -- (C) Icon

Family Portrait In Black And White (2012)

Title: Family Portrait In Black And White (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-13 (Theater)
Cast: Olga Nenya
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Family Portrait in Black and White follows a passionate Supermom, Olga Nenya, during three turbulent years that see her brood of 17 foster children grow into rambunctious teenagers. Olga does not see color or creed of her foster children of whom 16 are bi-racial, results of amorous relationships between local Ukrainian girls and African students. As a single mother, Olga fights tooth and nail to keep her family together and to give it strength and support with sometimes overbearing control. Olga's limits are tested daily and her unwavering resolve becomes a refuge for some children and prison for others. -- (C) Official Site

The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2011)

Title: The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2011)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-03-01 (Theater)
Cast: Mark Dacascos Jansen Panettiere Sammi Hanratty Alex Kendrick Billy Unger
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

This faith-based, family, action/adventure film will thrill children and tweens, six through fourteen, their parents and grandparents. When Daniel Anderson visits a foster home to drop off some donations he is quickly roped into telling the kids a story. The story he tells is about Billy Stone and Allie, two teen-age-friends, who uncover a long- lost-medallion and then accidentally wish themselves back in time. Will the experience give them a new understanding of who they are and what their lives really mean? Daniel finishes his story to the foster children with the Truth about their tremendous value to God, who loves them and created them. The story not only changes the children, but is bound to change all who see the movie.

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

Dancing In Jaffa (2013)

Title: Dancing In Jaffa (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-11 (Theater)
Cast: Pierre Dulaine Ajyal School Al-Ukhuwa School Hashmonaim School Open Democratic School
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer, fulfills a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches 10-year-old Palestinian-Israeli and Jewish- Israeli children to dance and compete together. Dancing in Jaffa explores the complex stories of three different children, who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. The classroom becomes a microcosm of the Middle East's struggle to work together harmoniously while still caught in the politics of the region and race. With the guidance of Pierre, the children learn to dance together and trust one another. Dancing In Jaffa offers an up-close-and-personal perspective of how the future might unfold if the art of movement and dance could triumph over the politics of history and geography. (c) IFC Films

The Amazing Catfish (2014)

Title: The Amazing Catfish (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast: Ximena Ayala Lisa Owen Sonia Franco Wendy Guillen Andrea Baeza
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

THE AMAZING CATFISH is a heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children. Claudia, a product demonstrator in her twenties, meets ailing matriarch Martha in a hospital room when she is admitted for appendicitis. Martha is an HIV-positive mother of four with an endless lust for life; Claudia has been on her own her entire life. The two women quickly bond and when it comes time to leave, Martha invites Claudia to come stay with her family. Reluctant at first, Martha's family eventually gives new meaning to Claudia's life and as Martha gets sicker with each passing day, Claudia's bond with her children grows stronger. (c) Strand

Lore (2012)

Title: Lore (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-28 (Theater)
Cast: Saskia Rosendahl Nele Trebs Andre Frid Mika Nilson Seidel Kai-Peter Malina
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The long-awaited follow-up to her exquisite Somersault, Australian director Cate Shortland's adaptation of the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert is a sensual and complex story that explores the tribulations faced by the young in the aftermath of World War II. When their Nazi SS parents are taken into Allied custody, five siblings are left to fend for themselves. Teenaged Lore, the oldest, takes charge, and the children set out to join their grandmother in Hamburg, some 900 km away. Along the arduous journey, the children encounter a populace suffering from postwar denial and deprivation, and for the first time are exposed to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. With food hard to come by, and the journey becoming ever more dangerous, the children meet Thomas, a young Jewish survivor who helps them negotiate their way through tricky situations. Lore is both repulsed by and attracted to Thomas. All that she has been taught leads her to believe that he is the enemy, but his industriousness, generosity and physicality prove alluring. A coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of a changing world, Lore shows new life emerging out of darkness with great intelligence and subtlety. - -SFF

Still I Strive (2014)

Title: Still I Strive (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Still I Strive is a story of transcendence through compassion, unity and hope. At one orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the performing arts are the path to healing and transformation. Guided by their matriarch Peng Phan, a renowned actress in her own right, the children aspire to achieve one of the highest honors in Cambodian society, to perform in front of Princess Bopha Devi as a symbol of their culture and heritage. Interspersed throughout the documentary are narrative film sequences featuring the children as actors. With an epic battle at the opening, a chase scene through the forest, horror sequences, and melodrama, the narrative parallels the documentary of the children's tragic back stories. By weaving facts with fiction, reality with dreams, the film reveals where these lines ultimately merge by its conclusion. The journey mirrors the travails of the nation as it struggles to leave behind the unprecedented destruction of human dignity, the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge era. Together, they learn to overcome the past and pave the way to the future by being faithful to the present. (c) Official Site

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

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