True Father Daughter Stories

A Loving Father (2013)

Title: A Loving Father (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 2004-05-18 (DVD)
2013-11-13 (Theater)
Cast: Gerard Depardieu Guillaume Depardieu Sylvie Testud Frederic Polier Hiam Abbass
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

A father and his estranged son hit the road under less than ideal circumstances in Jacob Berger's 2002 film A Loving Father. Famed novelist Leo Shepherd (Gerard Depardieu) has just been notified, via his daughter Virginia (Sylvie Testud), that he is to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His son Paul (Guillaume Depardieu) also learns of his father's good fortune and attempts to call with his congratulations -- adulations that fall on deaf ears due to a falling out Paul had with his father several years previously. Leo, rather rashly, mounts a motorcycle to make the journey northward from his remote domicile in Switzerland to Sweden to collect the prize, against the advice of his family and close advisors. Paul, still wishing to connect with his father, attempts to catch up with him on the road -- doing so at the scene of an accident that Leo has barely managed to survive. Paul stows his dazed father into his car and sets out to find a hospital. Leo, ever the curmudgeon, strongly denies any need for the hospital and insists he be let on his way, forcing Paul to harness his father to the back seat of his car. Now provided with the opportunity to reach out to his father, Paul continues the voyage his father started and the two are forced to reconcile their differences along the way. A Loving Father was screened at the 2002 Locarno International Film Festival. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovi

Honey (2011)

Title: Honey (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 103 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-03-25 (Theater)
Cast: Bora Altas Erdal Besikcioglu Tulin Ozen Alev Ucarer
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Yusuf is an only child who lives with his parents in an isolated mountain area. For the young boy, the surrounding forest becomes a place of mystery and adventure when accompanying his father on the job. Yusuf watches in admiration as his father works sometimes higher than the eye can clearly see. His father Yakup is a beekeeper who hangs his specially made hives at the top of the tallest trees. With the skill of a tightrope acrobat, he must often suspend dangerously from the uppermost branches to gather honey. Yusuf and Yakup have a very strong bond. Yusuf is excited to share a dream with his father. Instructed by Yakup, the young boy whispers it and no one else can ever know the secret that father and son now share. Yusuf's stutter shames him in front of his classmates during an oral reading assignment. Being an outsider makes this year of elementary school even more difficult. Yusuf desperately longs for the teacher's congratulatory badge awarded for successfully reading out loud. He frets that he'll be the only pupil left empty-handed. Yusuf's anxieties escalate when his father must travel to a faraway forest on a risky mission. With his family's livelihood endangered by the progressive disappearance of bees, Yakup has no choice but to hang his hives in a remote and treacherous mountainous area. His father gone, Yusuf slips into silence to the distress of his pretty young mother Zehra. She decides to send Yusuf to his grandmother's to spend the Holy Night of Miraj. Hearing the story of the Ascension of the Prophet inspires Yusuf to believe that his father will be returning soon. But not even a day at the colorful fog festival on Sis Mountain can fully cheer up the worried young Yusuf. Days pass and Yakup still does not return. Yusuf sees his mother becoming sadder everyday. Yusuf summons all of his courage and runs deep into the forest to search for his father. A journey into the unknown... -- (C) Olive Films

Father of Invention (2011)

Title: Father of Invention (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-25 (DVD)
2011-10-14 (Theater)
Cast: Kevin Spacey Heather Graham Camilla Belle Virginia Madsen Johnny Knoxville
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson). Out of desperation, he finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates. Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, and Axle finds himself out of step with current technology, his family, and the self-confidence that made him king of the infomercials in the past. With all his wheels spinning, Axle soon realizes before he can be successful with his new creation, first he must reinvent himself. -- (C) Anchor Bay

The Well Digger’s Daughter (2012)

Title: The Well Digger's Daughter (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-20 (Theater)
Cast: Daniel Auteuil Astrid Berges-Frisbey Nicolas Duvauchelle Jean-Pierre Darroussin Sabine Azema
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

A bitter class war erupts between two families after the daughter of a humble well-digger get impregnated by the scion of a wealthy shopkeeper. Ageing widower Pascale worked hard to provide for his six daughters. As the first shots of World War I are fired, Pascale's eldest daughter Patricia (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) returns home from Paris to help raise her younger siblings. Meanwhile, Pascale longs to see Patricia marry his longtime assistant Pascale (Kad Merad) - a hard worker who would make a loving husband. But shortly after arriving back home, Patricia has a fling with Jacques Mazel (Nicolas Duvauchelle), a fighter pilot who hails from a wealthy family, and disappears to the front lines after getting Patricia pregnant. At first, the Mazel's are furious, accusing the impoverished Amoretti's of using the situation to stake a claim on their fortune. When Jacques goes missing in action, however, the Mazel's quickly realize that Patricia's unborn child may be their only link to the son who sacrificed his life fighting for their country. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

True Legend (2011)

Title: True Legend (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 116 min(s)
Release: 2011-09-13 (DVD)
2011-05-13 (Theater)
Cast: Vincent Zhao Xun Zhou Andy On Xiaodong Guo Jay Chou
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Yuen Woo Ping (The Matrix trilogy, Kill Bill Volumes I and II, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero) brings you True Legend, a heart pounding epic about the timeless battle between good and evil. Su Can's (Vincent Zhao) respectable life is obliterated when his vengeful brother, Yuan (Andy On), returns from war armed with the deadly Five Venom Fists. Weakened but not destroyed, Su Can learns a never-before-seen form of martial arts: the Drunken Fist. Armed with this new power, he returns home to honor his family through retribution by taking on his brother in a battle to become the ultimate warrior. Packed with distinct fighting styles-including MMA, knife combat and sweeping aerial stunts- and starring martial arts legends Michelle Yeoh, David Carradine and Jay Chou, True Legend has Phillip French of The Observer raving, "It opens with one of the best action sequences I've ever seen." --(c) Indomina Media

My Father and the Man in Black (2013)

Title: My Father and the Man in Black (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-06 (Theater)
Cast: Saul Holiff Johnny Cash Jonathan Holiff Joshua Robinson Dan Champagne
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK is the only inside look at 'bad boy' Johnny Cash, as seen through the eyes of his former manager, Canadian impresario Saul Holiff, the man who put Johnny together with June Carter, and a son looking for his father in the shadow of a legend through newly discovered audio diaries and telephone calls between Cash and Holiff from the 1960s and 1970s. (c) New Chapter

The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)

Title: The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-17 (DVD)
2011-09-23 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

A son's riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby uncovers the secret world of a legendary CIA spymaster. Told by William Colby's son Carl, the story is at once a probing history of the CIA, a personal memoir of a family living in clandestine shadows, and an inquiry into the hard costs of a nation's most cloaked actions. -- (C) Official Site

Like Father, Like Son (2014)

Title: Like Father, Like Son (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-01-17 (Theater)
Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama Yoko Maki Jun Kunimura Kirin Kiki Machiko Ono
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama) is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori (Machiko Ono) and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON extends the Japanese cinema tradition of familial exploration to deliver a gentle and moving story of personal redemption that playfully navigates its way through the drama. (c) iFC Films

A True Story (2013)

Title: A True Story (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-09-20 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The film concerns Mike and Matt (Fife and McGee), two broke writing partners and best friends, waiting for their big break. When Mike's ex-girlfriend Deanna (Bowden) comes back into his life, Matt will do anything to save his only friend from another broken heart. A TRUE STORY is a film within a film...within a film, as we see the less glamorous side of Hollywood. The story is not, however, inclusive to the LA scene. It's a story about resisting temptation, maintaining integrity, and keeping track of what's really important in life: the people that really love you and would do anything for you, however imperfect they might be. (c) Freestyle

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

Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Pharaoh’s Daughter (2012)

Title: Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Pharaoh's Daughter (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-02 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The ballet tells the story of Lord Wilson, an Englishman, who falls asleep after smoking opium with merchants in a pyramid, where he has taken refuge from a storm. He dreams that he is an ancient Egyptian in love with Aspicia, a Pharaoh's daughter who has been promised to the King of Nubia. She throws herself into the Nile to avoid the marriage, where she is welcomed by the God of the River Nile. All is resolved and Aspicia is finally united with her love.

Broken (2014)

Title: Broken (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-05-09 (Theater)
Cast: Jeong Jae-young Sung-min Lee
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The body of a middle school student, Su-Jin, is found at an abandoned public bathhouse. Her father, Sang-Hyeon (Jung Jae-Young), quietly drowns in emotions while mourning for his daughter. One day, Sang-Hyeon receives an anonymous text clueing him into the killer's whereabouts. When he searches the apartment address, he comes upon Cheol-Yong, a student, watching a video of himself raping and killing Su-Jin. In a rage of unspeakable grief and anger, the father extinguishes Cheol-Yong's life. And after he recovers his senses, Sang-Hyeon realizes that Cheol-Yong could not have been the only person responsible for Su-Jin's death. With this knowledge, the father sets out to exact the revenge he owes his wronged daughter. Meanwhile, Eok-Gwan (Lee Sung-Min), the hard-bitten detective examining the Cheol-Yong murder scene, realizes what has probably happened and must lead the investigation to capture Sang-Hyeon, despite his own moral misgivings about the true identity of the criminal and the victim. In these side by side manhunts, will the scales of justice or the hands of a vigilante prevail? (c) CJ

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

Father’s Day (2012)

Title: Father's Day (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-06-26 (DVD)
2012-01-13 (Theater)
Cast: Adam Brooks Mackenzie Murdock Matthew Kennedy Conor Sweeney Kevin Anderson
Genre: Action & Adventure Horror Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Father Goose (1964)

Title: Father Goose (1964)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 116 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-28 (DVD)
1964-12-10 (Theater)
Cast: Cary Grant Leslie Caron Trevor Howard Jack Good Sharyl Locke
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Classics Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

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.

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.

Bolshoi Ballet’s The Pharoah’s Daughter (2012)

Title: Bolshoi Ballet's The Pharoah's Daughter (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 180 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-12-02 (Theater)
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova Serguei Filin
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (2013)

Title: Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-11 (Theater)
Cast: Sam Waterston Charlton Heston George Plimpton Patricia Neal Elmore Leonard
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

On paper, the friendship between these two celebrated American icons would seem to have been impossible. But Coop and "papa" became the best of friends, right up until their deaths several weeks apart in 1961. Today, 50 years after their deaths, the intriguing and at times contentious friends which roamed from Idaho and New York to Cuba and Paris -- resonates on fascinating and diverse levels. And as the the extraordinary popularity of "Saving Private Ryan" proved. Americans are fond of looking back to another time to understand what real heroism is, to come to grips with what courage means. Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper dealts with this very subject. as no one had before, as has since Hemingway's fiction and Cooper's persona was not about masculinity as a one note, smash mouth force of nature; rather, it was about the self-respect that comes from comporting oneself with courage In the impossible circumstances. (c) Official Site

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