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Portrait Of Wally (2012)

Title: Portrait Of Wally (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-11 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Filmmaker Andrew Shea explores the subject of Nazi art seizure during the Holocaust through the strange case of Egon Schiele's 1912 painting "Portrait of Wally," which was stolen from Viennese gallery owner Lea Bondi in 1939, and resurfaced in Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art in 1997. Originally painted by Schiele as a gesture of affection toward his young mistress Waslburga ("Wally") Neuzil, the portrait was long thought lost after being stolen by Hitler's henchmen. When it reappeared in New York City nearly six decades later, the Manhattan District Attorney, the U.S. government, and Bondi's descendants launched a landmark legal battle against the a top Austrian museum. In tracing the history of "Portrait of Wally" we learn how the effects of the Holocaust are still being felt today in ways many never imagined. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

W.E. (2011)

Title: W.E. (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 114 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-09 (Theater)
Cast: Abbie Cornish James D'Arcy Oscar Isaac Andrea Riseborough Natalie Dormer
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

W.E. tells the story of two fragile but determined women - Wally Winthrop and Wallis Simpson - separated by more than six decades. In 1998, lonely New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: King Edward's VIII's abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson. But Wally's research, including several visits to the Sotheby's auction of the Windsor Estate, reveals that the couple's life together was not as perfect as she thought. Weaving back and forth in time, W.E. intertwines Wally's journey of discovery in New York with the story of Wallis (Andrea Riseborough) and Edward (James D'Arcy), from the glamorous early days of their romance to the slow unraveling of their lives in the decades that followed. -- (C) Weinstein

A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power And Jayson Blair At The New York Times (2014)

Title: A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power And Jayson Blair At The New York Times (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-11 (Theater)
Cast: Jayson Blair
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

accountability in the mainstream media. Featuring exclusive interviews, including Blair himself, A FRAGILE TRUST is the first film to tell the whole sordid story of the scandal while exploring these deeper themes. SYNOPSIS: Logline (37 words): A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism. The story of "The Blair Affair" is both a compelling, character-‐driven narrative about an important chapter in the history of journalism, and a complex story about power, ethics, representation, race, and accountability in the mainstream media. Featuring exclusive interviews, including Blair himself, A FRAGILE TRUST is the first film to tell the whole sordid story of the scandal while exploring these deeper themes. (c) Official Site

Merry Christmas (2013)

Title: Merry Christmas (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 83 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-12-06 (Theater)
Cast: Alexandra Stewart Antony Langdon Tibor Feldman Wally Dunn Elizabeth Jasicki
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Conned (2012)

Title: Conned (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 2012-10-23 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Charlie Alejandro Rudi Anna Hilary Barraford Wally Carlson John Cleary (IV)
Genre: Action & Adventure Mystery & Suspense Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Boston Underworld is about to cave in. The best have gone to jail, leaving only the dumb and amateur criminals to clash over shrinking turf. Who will take it over? Mr. Million and his mafia? Rick and his restless townies? Or this upstart incompetent deaf gang from Southie that nobody knows what to make of? As time runs out, attention turns to the biggest horse race of the year, and everyone knows is rigged. Each gang tries to cash in and get out one last time, but in a nasty twist of fate someone unexpected is getting conned.

The Ides of March (2011)

Title: The Ides of March (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast: Ryan Gosling George Clooney Philip Seymour Hoffman Paul Giamatti Marisa Tomei
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency. -- (C) Sony Pictures

Tabloid (2010)

Title: Tabloid (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 87 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-01 (DVD)
2011-07-15 (Theater)
Cast: Joyce McKinney Jackson Shaw Peter Tory Troy Williams Kent Gavin
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were regular gossip fodder, Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney made her mark as a tabloid staple ne plus ultra. Morris follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her across the globe, into jail, and onto the front page. Joyce's labyrinthine crusade for love takes her through a surreal world of kidnapping, manacled Mormons, risque photography, magic underwear, and celestial sex-until her dream is finally realized in a cloning laboratory in Seoul, South Korea. By turns funny, strange, and disturbing, Tabloid is a vivid portrayal of a phenomenally driven woman whose romantic obsessions and delusions catapult her over the edge into scandal sheet notoriety and an unimaginable life. -- (C) IFC Films

Morning (2010)

Title: Morning (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-25 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Andrew Ramaglia Emily Cline Wally Dalton Deborah S. Craig Ryan Cooper
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Set against the well worn back-drop of Seattle's fishing terminals and working class neighborhoods, 'Morning' centers around a young married couple who are suffering from the accidental drowning death of their child. Wrestling with his sense of guilt, Michael Hade pushes his questionable drinking into a darker, more uncontrollable state. Sara Hade's attempt at forgiveness is challenged by her husband's self- destruction and the temptation of an old boyfriend. With the help of Roger, a fishing Captain and old family friend, Michael tries to repair the marriage that he has all but destroyed.

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

Title: The Armstrong Lie (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-08 (Theater)
Cast: Lance Armstrong
Genre: Documentary Sports & Fitness Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession. (c) Sony Classics

An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)

Title: An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 74 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-27 (Theater)
Cast: Nazif Mujic Senada Alimanovic Semsa Mujic Sandra Mujic
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The latest drama from Bosnian director Danis Tanović enlists a cast of non-professionals to reconstruct a harrowing personal ordeal that became a national scandal. Awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Berlin, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker is a story of courage in the face of hardship and injustice. It revisits the alarming saga of Senada Alimanović and partner Nazif Mujić (recipient of the Berlin Silver Bear for best actor for his autobiographical portrayal). Struggling to make ends meet as a scrap-metal forager in the remote Roma community of Poljice, Nazif's hardscrabble routine becomes a desperate fight for survival when Senada suffers a miscarriage. Without medical insurance or means to pay for a life-saving antisepsis procedure, Senada and Nazif are denied admittance to the local hospital. So begins a hellish ten-day odyssey pitting the couple against social prejudice and a callous bureaucracy, as Nazif scrounges and Senada's condition grows ever more critical. From these wrenching events, Tanović fashions an unflinching expose of the institutional discrimination faced by Bosnia- Herzegovina's Roma minority. Shot with an unvarnished, verite aesthetic against the bleak backdrop of the Bosnian winter, his film treats its subject with great compassion, providing an intimate, empathetic portrait of dignity amid crisis. His non-professional performers, meanwhile, lend the project a compelling authenticity. The knowledge that they are reliving their own nightmarish memories only bolsters the emotional potency of Tanović's pointed social critique. (c) TIFF13

Burning Blue (2014)

Title: Burning Blue (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 104 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-06 (Theater)
Cast: Trent Ford Morgan Spector Rob Mayes William Lee Scott Tammy Blanchard
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter-and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed...and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot's notions of friendship, love, honor and courage. (c) Lionsgate

Koch (2013)

Title: Koch (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-02-01 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Former Mayor Ed Koch is the quintessential New Yorker. Still ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the now 87-year-old Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989-a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform. The tumult of his three terms included a fiercely competitive 1977 election; an infamous 1980 transit strike; the burgeoning AIDS epidemic; landmark housing renewal initiatives; and an irreparable municipal corruption scandal. Through candid interviews and rare archival footage, Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political toll of running the world's most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention. (c) Zeitgeist Films

Rampart (2011)

Title: Rampart (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-23 (Theater)
Cast: Woody Harrelson Sigourney Weaver Robin Wright Ned Beatty Ben Foster
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

Woody Harrelson gives a ferocious performance as a dirty cop, balancing a home life with two ex-wives as he becomes embroiled in the Los Angeles Police Department's infamous Rampart corruption scandal. -- (C) TIFF

Chasing Madoff (2011)

Title: Chasing Madoff (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 91 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-02 (DVD)
2011-08-26 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Chasing Madoff is the compelling story of Harry Markopolos and his team of investigator's ten-year struggle to expose the harrowing truth behind the infamous Madoff scandal. Throughout the decade long investigation, Markopolos pieced together a chain of white-collar predators consisting of bankers, lieutenants, and henchmen, all linked to the devastating Ponzi scheme. With risk and danger apparent, Markopolos and his loyal team relentlessly continued to pursue the frightening truth. Finding himself trapped in a web of epic deceit, the once unassuming Boston securities analyst turned vigilante investigator now feared for his life and the safety of his family, as he discovered no one would listen. -- (C) Official Site

Searching For Sonny (2011)

Title: Searching For Sonny (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-28 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Brian McElhaney Clarke Peters Jason Dohring Masi Oka Michael Hogan
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

SEARCHING FOR SONNNY is a hilarious comedy that follows reunited friends, Elliott (Jason Dohring), Calvin (Nick Kocher) and Eden (Minka Kelly), who find themselves chief suspects in a murder mystery at their ten-year high school reunion. Ironically, the events surrounding the disappearance of their friend Sonny (Masi Oka), is reminiscent of a high school play they once performed, coincidentally written by Sonny himself. Deception leads to scandal and the truth surfaces as the friends learn that shady businessmen and school officials are involved in a complex scheme of money and murder.

Democracy at Work (2012)

Title: Democracy at Work (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-02 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Democracy at Work is a satire that tells the story of a single day of a local political campaign in which an anonymous rumor is leaked on the Internet about their candidate. We follow three distinct perspectives reacting to the allegations: The campaign staff as they try to control the uncontrollable, the local media as they try to leverage the scandal for greater ratings, and an undecided voter who is easily swayed from one side to the other while barely paying attention. It is a commentary on the absurdity of the system. (c) Official Site

Knife Fight (2013)

Title: Knife Fight (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-25 (Theater)
Cast: Jennifer Morrison Julie Bowen Jamie Chung Amanda Crew Carrie-Anne Moss
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of "true believer" Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Jamie Chung) and a seedy operative (Richard Schiff), Turner spins every news cycle and a shrewd reporter (Julie Bowen) on behalf of his clients: a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric McCormick), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour), and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss). When the ugly side of Turner's work begins to haunt him, he learns that even in the bloodiest of battles, sometimes you have to fight clean. (c) IFC Films