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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

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

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

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

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.

Wonderful Moment (2012)

Title: Wonderful Moment (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 135 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A musical director who craves advancement participates in a musical which picks the role of a king in a survival method as a mentor. There he meets a multicultural child who becomes partners with him and experiences his first intentions and inspiration. (c) CJ

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

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

Chroniques sexuelles d’une famille d’aujourd’hui (2012)

Title: Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-01 (Theater)
Cast: Valerie Maes Mathias Melloul Stephan Hersoen Leila Denio Nathan Duval
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A sexually repressed family is forced to confront their hang-ups head on when the youngest son faces suspension for filming himself masturbating in school. As his mother realizes the importance of maintaining an open dialogue with her children and the topic of sexuality becomes less taboo in their household, three generations find themselves growing and maturing in ways they never before thought possible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

Title: Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 165 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-17 (Theater)
Cast: Prateik Babbar Amy Jackson Sachin Khedekar
Genre: Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sachin is a regular 22 year old engineering graduate from a middle class family in Mumbai who is in love with the world of cinema. He sees Jessie, and it is love at first sight for him. Jessie is beautiful, elegant, smart and classy. But Jessie is not that simple. Jessie belongs to an orthodox Malayali Christian family where watching movies, partying or falling in love are completely taboo. While Sachin battles with the idea of someone like Jessie and her family living in 21st century, modern Mumbai-he finds himself increasingly drawn to her. Jessie, for her part, tries to forge a friendship between them-believing that cloaking their feelings under the umbrella of friendship would save them heartache, tears and a full blown family drama.

The Flat (2012)

Title: The Flat (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-19 (Theater)
Cast: Arnon Goldfinger
Genre: Documentary Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

At age 98, director Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared for decades since immigrating from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Sifting through a dense mountain of photos, letters, files, and objects, Goldfinger begins to uncover clues that seem to point to a greater mystery and soon a complicated family history unfolds before his camera. What starts to take shape reflects nothing less than the troubled and taboo story of three generations of Germans - both Jewish and non-Jewish - trying to piece together the puzzle of their lives in the aftermath of the terrible events of World War II. -- (C) IFC

Jamesy Boy (2013)

Title: Jamesy Boy (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 109 min(s)
Release: 2014-02-24 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Spencer Lofranco Ving Rhames Mary-Louise Parker Taissa Farmiga Taboo
Genre: Drama Kids & Family Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

JAMESY BOY is the story of teenager James Burns (played by Spencer Lofranco) who goes from the suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, he forms a friendship with a convicted murderer (Ving Rhames) who becomes his mentor and helps him turn his life around. In this unlikely setting, James ultimately emerges with hope and a brighter future. (c) Xlrator Media

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?

Amy (2013)

Title: Amy (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-01 (Theater)
Cast: Christopher Atkins David Blount David R. Clayton Jessica DiGiovanni Jane Doherty (III)
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

A young Amish girl attempts to defend her village from demonic invasion, but soon falls prey to the very infernal forces she's struggling to defeat. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

John Dies at the End (2012)

Title: John Dies at the End (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-25 (Theater)
Cast: Chase Williamson Rob Mayes Paul Giamatti Clancy Brown Doug Jones
Genre: Horror Mystery & Suspense Science Fiction & Fantasy Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't. -- (C) Official Site

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)

Title: Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2013-01-08 (DVD)
2010-11-30 (Theater)
Cast: Michael Conner Humphreys Christopher Serrone James Robinson Rebecca Ovall David Poland
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.

Mischief Night (2013)

Title: Mischief Night (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 2013-12-16 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ally Walker Noell Coet Kelli Hollis James A. Foster Michael Taylor
Genre: Drama Horror Mystery & Suspense Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

This film tells the story of a terrifying home invasion the night before Halloween. Young Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.

Confine (2012)

Title: Confine (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 81 min(s)
Release: 2014-04-14 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Alfie Allen Daisy Lowe Eliza Bennett Corinne Kempa Adam Leese
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Years after a horrific accident turns model Pippa into an agoraphobic shut-in, she finds herself host to a terrifying home invasion. Soon, Pippa is forced to face her worst fears as she discovers just how neurotic and sadistic her unwelcomed guests truly are. Claustrophobic and tense Confine is a thriller you won't want to miss!

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