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The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011)

Title: The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-14 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Sons of Tennessee Williams tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public "drag balls" that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years. -- (C) Official Site

Sons of Perdition (2010)

Title: Sons of Perdition (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 85 min(s)
Release: 2011-11-29 (DVD)
2011-03-04 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Sons of Perdition follows three boys after they leave Colorado City. With limited educations and rarely a stable address, the obstacles are enormous. All the boys have big dreams - starting with the hope of attending high school - but what they want most is contact with their families. For one teen in the film, this means numerous attempts to help his fourteen-year-old sister escape before an arranged marriage.

Torn (2013)

Title: Torn (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-25 (Theater)
Cast: Mahnoor Baloch Dendrie Allyn Taylor Faran Tahir John Heard Patrick St. Esprit
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

An unexpected bond forms between two women when their sons are killed in an explosion at a local shopping mall. When the police find evidence of a bomb, one of the sons, a Muslim American, becomes the prime suspect, threatening the two mothers' new friendship and forcing them to question how well they knew their own children. Torn is a powerful dramatic journey that invites each of us to confront our own perceptions of the world and one another. Starring Mahnoor Baloch (Pakistani model, TV & film star in her U.S. film debut), Dendrie Taylor (The Fighter, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood and the upcoming Saving Mr. Banks), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Elysium), John Heard (Chilly Scenes of Winter, Cutter's Way), Patrick St. Esprit (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sons of Anarchy), Sharon Washington (Michael Clayton, Die Hard: With a Vengeance). The Bay Area-based production team was led by Michael Richter as writer/producer, and Jeremiah Birnbaum as director/producer. (c) Official Site

2 States (2014)

Title: 2 States (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 135 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-18 (Theater)
Cast: Alia Bhatt Arjun Kapoor Ronit Roy Amrita Singh Revathy
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

2 States is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end and they decide to get married. Krish and Ananya belong to two different states of India. Krish, a North Indian Punjabi boy from Delhi, and Ananya, a Tamilian Brahmin from Chennai. They take a conscious decision; they won't get married until their parents agree. Everything goes downhill when the parents meet. There is a cultural clash and the parents oppose the wedding. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple faces a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but much harder to convince. Will Krish and Ananya's love for each other sustain the battles? Will they manage to convince their parents and make it to their wedding? The film thus is a humorous take on inter community marriages in India. (c) UTV

Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon (2011)

Title: Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 122 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-09-29 (Theater)
Cast: Hae-il Park Seung-yong Ryoo Moon Chae Won Mu-Yeol Kim Han-wi Lee
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Nam-Yi is branded a traitor, but also happens to be the best archer in the Joseon Dynasty. Nam-Yi's main desire is to keep his sister, Ja-In safe from any harm. However, on the day of his sister's wedding, their village is attacked by the Qing Dynasty of China. The village in which Nam-Yi and Ja-In live is in the path of invasion and Ja-In gets kidnapped by the elite troop (Niru) of Qing. Niru departs from his demolished village with a bow that his father had bequeathed upon him before dying. They are relentless in their chase to bring down Nam-Yi, who has but one day to save his sister from slavery. As Nam-Yi finally gets a hold of his sister, Jyu Shin-Ta comes between them and a fierce battle between two of the finest warriors unfolds.

An American Promise (2013)

Title: An American Promise (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 135 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-10-18 (Theater)
Cast: Oluwaseun Summers Idris Brewster Anthony Summers Stacey O. Summers
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The American Promise journey began in 1999, when filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson enrolled their son Idris in the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after the private institution boldly strengthened its commitment to cultivating a diverse student body. Michele and Joe decided to turn the camera on themselves to film the experiences of 5-year-old Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun. The documentary captures the stories of Idris, Seun, and their families from the first day of kindergarten all the way to their 2012 high school graduation. Over the 12 years, we see the boys and their families struggle with stereotypes and identity, navigate learning differences that later become diagnoses, and ultimately take increasingly divergent paths on their road to graduation. We also see a rare and vivid portrait of middle-class African-American families as the parents wrestle with doubts and angst over their sons' educational journey and both families grapple with how best to support their sons and interact with teachers and administrators. All of this is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country. (c) Impact

In A Better World (2010)

Title: In A Better World (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 113 min(s)
Release: 2011-08-30 (DVD)
2011-04-01 (Theater)
Cast: Mikael Persbrandt Trine Dyrholm Ulrich Thomsen Markus Rygaard William Johnk Nielsen
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older, ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian‟s mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

Carnage (2011)

Title: Carnage (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 80 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-16 (Theater)
Cast: Jodie Foster Kate Winslet Christoph Waltz John C. Reilly Elvis Polanski
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Carnage is a razor sharp, biting comedy centered on parental differences. After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the "victim" invite the parents of the "bully" over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

Prophecy of Eve (2014)

Title: Prophecy of Eve (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 74 min(s)
Release: 2014-07-22 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Ia Villatuya Michelle Laurent Nicole Maxali Roberto Divina Megan Lee
Genre: Drama Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Eve's life is forever altered when her parents vanish without a trace after being attacked by supernatural agents. Growing up on the streets, Eve learns the art of self reliance. When s runs into the members of the mysterious 'Order' - the same organization to which her parents bore allegiance-several unanswered questions from Eve's childhood reemerge. Why were her parents attacked? Who was their assailant? What is the source of her own supernatural powers?

Helen Alone (2014)

Title: Helen Alone (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 98 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-04-05 (Theater)
Cast: Alexis Raich Chris Devlin D.C. Douglas Daniel Baldwin Priscilla Barnes
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Recently relocated, Helen Olsen is an only child living a sheltered life with her parents in suburbia. Left alone by her parents for the first time, innocent and naive Helen is forced to fend for herself in a world turned upside down with an odd cast of characters, all battling to control her fate. Helen's 24-hour journey takes her underneath the surface of the idyllic town. Be it her friends, neighbors or the local authorities, Helen quickly discovers that the world is not the same when you have to stand on your own feet. Having lost her way and her innocence, Helen must find a way to survive the night and get back home before her parents return.

EK MAIN AIR EKK TU (2012)

Title: EK MAIN AIR EKK TU (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 140 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-10 (Theater)
Cast: Imran Khan Kareena Kapoor Boman Irani Ratna Pathak Shah Ram Kapoor
Genre: Art House & International Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Rahul Kapoor is on his way to become a carbon copy of his parents when he suddenly loses his job as an architect in Vegas. Afraid that he has let his parents down, Rahul decides to hide the truth and find another job. When by a twist of fate, he meets Riana Braganza, a quick-witted hairstylist, who is everything he isn't. A series of events lead them to meet on Christmas Eve over a few drinks... but like always, it's never a 'few'. Following this night of debauchery, they wake up to discover that they've gotten married. Now, Rahul has more than just his job loss to hide from his parents. They both decide to get it annulled as soon as possible and get an appointment from the court in ten days. Over the next ten days they have their share of arguments, moments and laughs that results in an unlikely friendship. -- (C) UTV

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

Title: Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-09-09 (Theater)
Cast: Nick Swardson Christina Ricci Don Johnson Stephen Dorff Ido Mosseri
Genre: Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a new comedy starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, and Stephen Dorff. Bucky (Swardson) is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life - until he discovers that his conservative parents were once adult film stars! Armed with the belief that he has found his destiny, Bucky packs up and heads out to LA, hoping to follow in his parents' footsteps. -- (C) Sony Pictures

1911 (2011)

Title: 1911 (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 125 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-10-07 (Theater)
Cast: Lee Bing Bing Winston Chao Joan Chen Jaycee Chan Dennis Tao
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor, and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen) is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. Huang Xing (Jackie Chan) has recently returned from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare. When he finds his country falling apart, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword, leading an increasingly desperate series of violent rebellions against the powerful Qing Dynasty and the New Army- several with tragic consequences. -- (C) Official Site

Deep Dark Canyon (2012)

Title: Deep Dark Canyon (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-19 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Action & Adventure
IMDB: IMDB Link

Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh and his family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar, accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's long-held allegiance to the reigning Cavanaugh clan is tested. Skylar (still a minor) takes the wrap for his older brother Nate, but the Cavanaugh family's quick retaliation sends Skylar on his way to county jail to be tried as an adult. Desperate and guilt-ridden, Nate breaks Skylar out of jail and sets off a chain of lawless acts, which send them deep into the woods and on the run. Bloom's choice between the law and his sons leads to revelations that threaten everything he loves. (c) Official Site

A Beginner’s Guide To Endings (2010)

Title: A Beginner's Guide To Endings (2010)
Rated: R
Runtime: 92 min(s)
Release: 2012-08-28 (DVD)
0000-00-00 (Theater)
Cast: Harvey Keitel Scott Caan Jason Jones Paulo Costanzo J.K. Simmons
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

The three sons of a reckless, recently-deceased gambler make a shocking discovery that causes them to reassess their lives as they race to make the most of the precious little time they have left. A hard living father of five, Duke White (Harvey Keitel) had a bad habit of gambling away every penny that came his way. Now Duke is dead, and he's got one last surprise for his three oldest sons: years ago, Duke signed up Cal, Jacob, and Nuts for a series of drug tests that drastically reduced their life expectancies. Upon learning that his time on Earth is quickly running out, Cal (Scott Caan) goes after Miranda (Tricia Helfer), the one girl he always regretted letting slip through his fingers. Former boxer Nuts (Jason Jones), meanwhile, decides to step back into the ring to prove that he can still deliver a crowd-pleasing punch. And then there's Jacob (Paulo Costanzo), the son who stopped taking risks after settling into a comfortable career. Now, with his youngest brother Todd (Siam Yu) by his side, Jacob is going to throw caution to the wind, and do all of the things he was too afraid to do before he knew that his days were numbered. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Clandestine Childhood (2012)

Title: Clandestine Childhood (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 110 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-01-11 (Theater)
Cast: Ernesto Alterio Natalia Oreiro Cesar Troncoso Cristina Banegas Teo Gutierrez Moreno
Genre: Drama Romance
IMDB: IMDB Link

Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, Juan (12) and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan's parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities they are being tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. However, Juan's daily life is also full of warmth and humor, and he quickly and easily integrates into his new environment. His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, Maria, know him as Ernesto, a name he must not forget, since his family's survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents' rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without an explanation. This is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love. The story of a clandestine childhood. (c) Film Movement

Family Weekend (2013)

Title: Family Weekend (2013)
Rated: R
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 2013-04-23 (DVD)
2013-03-29 (Theater)
Cast: Olesya Rulin Kristin Chenoweth Matthew Modine Joey King Chloe Bridges
Genre: Drama Kids & Family Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

FAMILY WEEKEND follows 16-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy (Olesya Rulin) an incredibly motivated, overachiever, who has grown increasingly frustrated with her parents' lack of support and guidance. Her mom, Samantha (Kristin Chenoweth), is a career-focused, no-nonsense high powered business executive. Her dad, Duncan (Matthew Modine), is a happy go-lucky artist who can't be bothered to earn a paycheck. When they missed their daughter's big jump-roping competition, Emily hits her breaking point and takes it upon herself to restore order in the home. With the help of her siblings, they unite and take their parents hostage in hopes to become a "family" again.

Fred Won’t Move Out (2012)

Title: Fred Won't Move Out (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 74 min(s)
Release: 2013-06-13 (DVD)
2012-09-21 (Theater)
Cast: Elliott Gould Fred Melamed Judith Roberts Stephanie Roth Haberle Elliot Gould
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

With levity and sadness, two grown children and their aging parents struggle with the decision whether the older generation should stay in the house where they have lived for fifty years. Shot in the house where the director's parents lived for close to fifty years shortly after they moved out, the film's semi-autobiographical story is memorably acted by a small ensemble cast led by Elliott Gould. Shot in sequence in three weeks with a heady mix of improvisational work by both author Richard Ledes and his cast, the film's personal approach to its subject captures a universal story uniquely told. -- (C) Official Site

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

Pariah (2011)

Title: Pariah (2011)
Rated: R
Runtime: 84 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-28 (Theater)
Cast: Adepero Oduye Pernell Walker Kim Wayans Charles Parnell Aasha Davis
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister Sharonda (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the sometimes boisterous support of her best friend, out lesbian Laura (Pernell Walker), Alike is especially eager to find a girlfriend. At home, her parents' marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike's development becomes a topic of discussion. Pressed by her mother into making the acquaintance of a colleague's daughter, Bina (Aasha Davis), Alike finds Bina to be unexpectedly refreshing to socialize with. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity - sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. -- (C) Official Site

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