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The Book Thief (2013)

Title: The Book Thief (2013)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 110 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-11-08 (Theater)
Cast: Sophie Nelisse Geoffrey Rush Emily Watson Ben Schnetzer Nico Liersch
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany. Intrigued by the only book she brought with her, she begins collecting books as she finds them. With the help of her new parents and a secret guest under the stairs, she learns to read and creates a magical world that inspires them all.

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

A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman (2012)

Title: A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-11-02 (Theater)
Cast: Graham Chapman John Cleese Terry Gilliam Terry Jones Michael Palin
Genre: Animation Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar's Autobiography. Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar's Autobiography - and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman's voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests. Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A Liar's Autobiography is Chapman's own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge. Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True, who knows? -- (C) Official Site

Rise And Shine: The Jay Demerit Story (2011)

Title: Rise And Shine: The Jay Demerit Story (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-03 (Theater)
Cast: Jay DeMerit Landon Donovan
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story is the true story of a young American's impossible journey - a journey never experienced or heard of in the soccer world. After college, Jay's dream of playing pro soccer in Europe seemed unreachable. Sleeping in an attic, painting houses and eating beans and toast to survive, Jay took the most unlikely route to the top. After not making the professional leagues in the U.S., Jay left for Europe at the age of 21 without any professional experience - only a passport, $1800 and a backpack full of dreams. The film documents Jay's journey from the bottom - playing in Sunday park leagues and lower level division London clubs earning 40 pounds a week - to playing in the English Premier League - to starting in the 2010 World Cup. -- (C) Offiical Site

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Title: With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 2012-11-06 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Avi Arad Sean Astin Kenneth Branagh Ian Bryce Nicolas Cage
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

At 88 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on more than one billion comics in 75 nations in 25 languages! Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters. The vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee from the early days of his Great Depression era upbringing through the Marvel age of comics and beyond is explored, uncovering original transcripts, illustrations, photographs and stories of Lee's journey from his early years at Timely Comics, his World War Two military service, the comic book industry's censorship battle of the 1950's led by Dr. Fredric Wertham, the dawn of Marvel Comics and the legendary characters Stan co-created, to his current company POW! Entertainment.

The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Title: The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)
Rated: R
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-27 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties. (c) FilmBuff Participant

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012)

Title: Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-04 (Theater)
Cast: Ehud Barak Benjamin Netanyahu Tuti Netanyahu Shimon Peres Tirza "Tutti" Goodman
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Two story arcs that will tragically and heroically connect. The first is the dramatic Entebbe hijack and rescue, 8 days when a nation held its breath and executed a military miracle that redefined the Jewish Nation's call "Never Again!" The second is the remarkable life story of Jonathan Netanyahu, a young soldier who struggled to find the balance between the people and the Nation he loved. This film is about Jonathan's life, and what led these two dramatic story arcs to intersect on that fateful day. -- (C) Official Site

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

Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel (2012)

Title: Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 101 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-04-13 (Theater)
Cast: Patty Schemel Courtney Love Eric Erlandson Melissa Auf Der Maur Kurt Cobain
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

As grunge took off, the music industry was completely transformed in a way nobody expected... especially the young musicians who went from tiny shared Seattle apartments to international superstardom, sometimes overnight. Some handled it well... and some did not. As the acclaimed drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band Hole, Patty Schemel was right in the middle of all of it. The openly gay woman who always felt "different" never dreamed she would be part of a multi-platinum selling band, touring with legends, or on the cover of Rolling Stone. Or that, thanks to drug addiction, she could lose it all. Hit So Hard tells the story of Patty's rise to fame (and nearly fatal fall from it), with no punches pulled... and it's one hell of a story. -- (C) Variance

HIV, a Whole Different Story (2013)

Title: HIV, a Whole Different Story (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 102 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-01 (DVD)
2013-04-15 (Theater)
Cast: Jay Brothers Muriel Clark April Haggerty Nicole Zwiren
Genre: Documentary Sports & Fitness Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Nicole Zwiren, director of "HIV, A Whole Different Story," interviews top AIDS scientists, doctors, journalists and HIV patients regarding the science, or lack thereof, behind HIV. "HIV, A Whole Different Story," delves deep into the history of how AIDS began in America and how a certain retrovirus ("LAV" or "HTLV III") became the most infamous virus ("HIV").

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives (2013)

Title: Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 94 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-16 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The feature-length documentary BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN & THE FARM MIDWIVES tells the story of counterculture heroine Ina May Gaskin and her spirited friends, who began delivering each other's babies in 1970, on a caravan of hippie school buses, headed to a patch of rural Tennessee land. With Ina May as their leader, the women taught themselves midwifery from the ground up, and, with their families, founded an entirely communal, agricultural society called The Farm. They grew their own food, built their own houses, published their own books, and, as word of their social experiment spread, created a model of care for women and babies that changed a generation's approach to childbirth. Forty years ago Ina May led the charge away from isolated hospital birthing rooms, where husbands were not allowed and mandatory forceps deliveries were the norm. Today, as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, she fights to preserve her community's hard-won knowledge. With incredible access to the midwives' archival video collection, the film not only captures the unique sisterhood at The Farm Clinic-from its heyday into the present-but shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it-unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring. (c) Official Site

Unsung Heroes: The Story Of America’s Female Patriots (2014)

Title: Unsung Heroes: The Story Of America's Female Patriots (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2014-06-24 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

From the Revolutionary War until today, women have shed their blood in defense of America. Their sacrifices are profound and their noble accomplishments largely ignored. This inspiring story of perseverance and triumph, dramatically and for all time, sets the record straight on their unrecognized courage and sacrifices. At the heart of Unsung Heroes are the powerful first-hand accounts of women who have answered the call and stand proud in their commitment to the patriotic ideals of the United States.

The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)

Title: The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 86 min(s)
Release: 2014-04-15 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Regina King Imani Hakim Sydney Mikayla Brian Tee David Haydn-Jones
Genre: Drama Television
IMDB: IMDB Link

Gregg Champion's biopic The Gabby Douglas Story tells the tale of the champion Olympic gymnast (Imani Hakim) who struggled against adversity to become a member of the 2012 team that competed at the London games. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)

Title: Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 112 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-08-16 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The stunning and provocative new documentary SPARK: A Burning Man Story provides an inside look at the Burning Man organization and the challenges it is facing as it grows in global recognition and popularity. (c) Spark

Tied In Blood: A Bone Chilling Ghost Story (2012)

Title: Tied In Blood: A Bone Chilling Ghost Story (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 2012-06-26 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Paul McEwan Kenneth Hodgson Laura O'Donoughue Chris Leach
Genre: Horror Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Returning home, a father is horrified to find his wife and children dead. Insisting that a ghostly presence killed them he asks a gifted spiritualist, Robert Brandon, to find the paranormal killer but as the dead return to tell of ghosts, demons, seduction and murder, Robert discovers a horror more real than any ghost story.

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Title: We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 89 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-19 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists is a documentary that takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores the historical roots of early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater and then follows Anonymous from 4chan to a full-blown movement with a global reach, one of the most transformative of our time. -- (C) Official Site

The Story Of Rock N Roll Comics (2005)

Title: The Story Of Rock N Roll Comics (2005)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 2012-04-24 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Alice Cooper
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Doomsday Book (2012)

Title: Doomsday Book (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 113 min(s)
Release: 2012-12-11 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ryoo Seung-Bum Koh Joon-Hee Kang-woo Kim Gyu-ri Kim Park Hae-il
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Korean filmmakers Yim Pil-sung (Hansel and Gretel) and Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters) team up for this mind-bending sci-fi triptych examining the impact of technology and disaster on contemporary society. In the first tale, one man's waste triggers a zombie uprising, leaving the frightened citizens of Korea fighting for their lives. The second story revolves around a computer-savvy repairman who finds his entire perception of consciousness turned on its head when a cyborg turns sentient. The trilogy winds to a close with the tale of a family who inadvertently brings about the apocalypse after misplacing a billiards ball, and placing an imprudent internet order. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013)

Title: Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 2013-10-21 (DVD)
2013-06-14 (Theater)
Cast: Tomi Ungerer Maurice Sendak Jules Feiffer Steven Heller Michael Patrick Hearn
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

In Far Out, we meet an artist who creates boundary-exploring erotica and provocative political art, while penning best-selling children's literature with mischievous wit and childlike innocence. He arrives on American shores eager for economic opportunities and new creative freedom, and he leaves having offended even the tolerant and open-minded as he pushes past the limits of propriety. He becomes a broadly appealing artist and Madison Avenue success story, a singular artist steeped in piquant ideas and thoughts, yet even his most recognized books are now out of print. While Ungerer is by no means a victim, he is an early casualty of the so-called cultural wars-a man who didn't fit neatly into the left or the right, and who managed to offend and fascinate people of all political and cultural persuasions. Once the most famous children's book author in America, Tomi Ungerer became persona non grata in this country, exiled to the professional abyss, never to be heard from again. (c) First Run

Left To Die: The Sandra And Tammi Chase Story (2012)

Title: Left To Die: The Sandra And Tammi Chase Story (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 2013-05-06 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Barbara Hershey Rachael Leigh Cook Emily Foxler Nicholas Gonzalez Vincent Irizarry
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Accused of a crime she did not commit. Imprisoned by a corrupt system. The odds are stacked against Sandra Chase (Barbara Hershey, Black Swan) when she finds herself behind bars in Ecuador. As her daughter (Rachael Leigh Cook, Nancy Drew) tirelessly works to rally political support in Washington D.C., Sandra makes desperate choices in order to survive her horrifying ordeal. Co-starring Vincent Irizarry (TV's All My Children) and Nicholas Gonzalez (TV's Grimm), Left to Die is the inspirational true story of faith, family and the triumph of the human spirit.

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