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The Queen of Versailles (2012)

Title: The Queen of Versailles (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 100 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-20 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.

Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012)

Title: Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-27 (Theater)
Cast: Alex Rivera Alfonso Allende Arvid Jurjaks Bart Simpson Bernt Hermele
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

What is a big corporation capable of doing in order to protect its brand? Recently, Swedish documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten experienced this first hand. His previous film BANANAS!* recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers successfully brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. That film was selected for competition by the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival. Then just before leaving Sweden to attend the Los Angeles world premiere of his film, Gertten gets a strange message: the festival has decided to remove BANANAS!* from competition. Then, a scathing, controversial and misinformed article appears on the cover of the Los Angeles Business Journal about the film a week before the premiere. And subsequently, Gertten receives a letter from Dole's attorneys threatening legal action if the film is shown at this festival and to cease and desist. What follows is an unparalleled story that Gertten captured on film. He filmed this entire process of corporate bullying and media spin - from DOLE attacking the producers with a defamation lawsuit, utilizing scare tactics, to media-control and PR-spin. BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* can be seen as a thriller and a cautionary tale. But, mostly this is a personal story about what happened to Gertten, as a documentary filmmaker and to his company and how the livelihood of documentary filmmakers can be easily put into jeopardy. This powerful film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get its way - freedom of speech is at stake. As Dole's public relations company puts it, "It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation". Many see BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* as a modern day real life David vs. Goliath story, while law schools, legal experts and attorneys have begun to use this film as a teaching tool about the defense of the freedom of speech and the terrifying antics of corporate bullying.

One Day On Earth (2012)

Title: One Day On Earth (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 105 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-31 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

One Day on Earth is a grassroots film project that, once a year, captures the human experience in every country on earth on the same day. The first feature-length documentary film premiers on Earth Day, April 22, 2012 and will be screened in over 160 countries around the world. The documentary showcases the work of over 19,000 volunteer filmmakers - novice and professional -and sets a world record: the first movie to feature footage from every country in the world on the same day. -- (C) Official Site

Burzynski (2010)

Title: Burzynski (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 108 min(s)
Release: 2012-02-06 (DVD)
2010-06-04 (Theater)
Cast: Joe Barton Stanislaw Burzynski Dr. David A. Kessler Arize Onuekwusi David Kessler
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

BURZYNSKI is the compelling story of a pioneering medical doctor and PhD biochemist who has discovered the genetic mechanism to cure most human cancers. This timely, eye-opening documentary takes the audience through the treacherous, yet victorious, 14-year journey that both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have had to endure in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons - resulting in the largest and most convoluted defeat against the Food and Drug Administration in American history. Directed by Eric Merola, BURZYNSKI details the heroic plight of the doctor who faced relentless governmental harassment in order to bring his life-saving treatment to the world. Various cancer survivors are presented in the film that chose Dr. Burzynski's treatment instead of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation - with full disclosure of their original medical records to support their full recovery from prior terminal cancer diagnoses. This whistle-blowing film was an Official Selection in the Byron Beach International Film Festival (Australia), San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (CA), Garden State Film Festival (NJ), Palm Beach Film Festival (FL), and Newport Beach Film Festival (CA), where it won the Humanitarian Vision Award. --© Official Site

Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden (2012)

Title: Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin' Berry Garden (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 66 min(s)
Release: 2012-03-06 (DVD)
2012-06-02 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Animation Kids & Family
IMDB: IMDB Link

It's time for garden growing fun with Strawberry and her friends as they prepare for the Spring Flower Festival! But when magical sparkles make the Berrykins grow tall and the girls shrink down small, they discover that even when they're tiny, they can make a big difference.

Never Stand Still (2012)

Title: Never Stand Still (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 78 min(s)
Release: 2012-07-17 (DVD)
2012-05-18 (Theater)
Cast: Bill T. Jones Bill Irwin Marge Champion Suzanne Farrell Merce Cunnigham
Genre: Documentary Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage. Founded in the 1930s by visionary dance pioneer Ted Shawn on a farm in the Berkshires, today the Pillow is an idyllic mecca for artists and audiences from around the world, a place where dance in all its forms - from ballet to jazz to contemporary -- is studied, created, performed and celebrated. -- (C) Official Site

My Perestroika (2010)

Title: My Perestroika (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 88 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-15 (DVD)
2011-03-23 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

International Film Circuit is proud to present US Theatrical release of MY PERESTROIKA, Robin Hessman's intimate and lovingly crafted portrait of the last generation of Soviet children brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Since premiering at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the film has screened at some of the world's top documentary showcases, including the Full Frame Festival (Filmmaker Award), Silverdocs (Special Jury Award), New Directors/New Films, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Rotterdam Film Festival and IDA's DocuWeek in Los Angeles. MY PERESTROIKA will open in New York on Wednesday, March 23 at IFC Center and in Los Angeles on April 15. Many other cities will follow.
When the USSR broke apart in 1991, a generation of young people faced a new realm of possibilities. An intimate epic about the extraordinary lives of this last Soviet generation, Robin Hessman's feature documentary debut tells the stories of five Moscow schoolmates who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain, witnessed the joy and confusion of glasnost, and reached adulthood right as the world changed around them. Through candid first-person testimony, revealing verite footage, and vintage home movies, Hessman, who spent many years living in Moscow, reveals a Russia rarely ever seen on film, where people are frank about their lives and forthcoming about their country. Engaging, funny, and positively inspiring, in MY PERESTROIKA politics is personal, honesty overshadows ideology, and history progresses one day, one life at a time. -- (C) International Film Circuit

This Is Not A Film (2011)

Title: This Is Not A Film (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-29 (Theater)
Cast: Jafar Panahi Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

On March 1, 2010, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested on charges of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic" (his crime was speaking out on behalf of activists protesting the dubious re-election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), and he was sentenced to six years behind bars and banned from making films for twenty years. While Panahi's prison sentence was suspended after a few months in jail, Iranian officials have still forbade him from directing movies, writing screenplays, giving interviews or leaving the country. In response, fellow filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb teamed up with Panahi to create In Film Nist (aka This Is Not A Film), in which Panahi ponders the past and present of his career as well as the screenplay he was planning to shoot shortly before his sentence was handed down. As Panahi stages a reading of the script in his home (with Mirtahmasb capturing the action on video as other friends and family members occasionally function as "director" via messages and phone calls), Panahi demonstrates the blocking and camera angles he had in mind using taped diagrams on his living room floor, and the two filmmakers explore the nebulous line between making a film and talking about how one would make a film in front of a camera. Panahi and Mirtahmasb were able to smuggle a copy of This Is Not A Film out of Iran in defiance of the government's ban on Panahi's work, and the picture was screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2012)

Title: Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 82 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-03 (Theater)
Cast: Jonas Mekas Ken Jacobs Peter Kubelka Robert Breer M.M. Serra
Genre: Documentary Television
IMDB: IMDB Link

Filmmaker and film activist Pip Chodorov offers this affectionate overview of some of the leading figures of 20th century experimental film. Narrating in a personal and plainspoken manner ("I'd like you to meet some of my friends and see their films"), Chodorov combines clips and even films in their entirety with conversations with such luminaries as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Peter Kubelka and Stan Brakhage in his final recorded interview. -- (C) Kino Lorber

Gypsy (2012)

Title: Gypsy (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 0 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-27 (Theater)
Cast: Miroslav Gulyas Martina Kotlarova Jan Mizigar
Genre: Art House & International
IMDB: IMDB Link

Shades of Hamlet among the gypsies (the Roma): A Czech-Slovakian tale of a teenage boy who loses his father and distrusts his sleazy new stepdad. This poignant, resonant drama is equal parts neo-realism and modern Shakespearean tragedy. As Americans, most of us know little of the hardscrabble lives of contemporary gypsies, or their pariah status in Eastern Europe. A multiple prize-winner at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival last year, Gypsy limns memorable portraits, some flecked with bitter humor: the boy who dreams of going to Western Europe so that he may be mistaken for Pakistani; stolen ostriches accepted as payment in lieu of cash; the white documentary film crew whose members combine compassion with unconscious racism. -- (C) Film Forum

The Robber (2011)

Title: The Robber (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 2011-10-18 (DVD)
2011-04-29 (Theater)
Cast: Andreas Lust Franziska Weisz Florian Wotruba Johann Bednar Markus Schleinzer
Genre: Sports & Fitness Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Directed by Benjamin Heisenberg (Sleeper) and starring established actor Andreas Lust (Revanche), The Robber is slated to open in New York City on April 29, 2011, at the Lincoln Plaza and Cinema Village. The film will expand to other US and Canadian markets during the spring and summer of 2011. Based on a novel by the Austrian author Martin Prinz, and shot on location in Vienna, The Robber was one of the most critically acclaimed films featured at last year's New York Film Festival. The film was also an official selection at the 2010 Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals. The film's main character, Johann Rettenberger, was inspired by the life of Austrian bank-robber and runner Johann Kastenberger, a man who set records in long-distance races while - in the rest of his free time - secretly knocked over bank after bank. Widely referred to as "Pump-gun Ronnie," after the Ronald Reagan mask he wore and the shotgun used on the assaults, Rettenberger still holds the record time in the Bergmarathon, a famous race held in the Austrian Alps. Deprived of by-the-books psychological motivations and character development, The Robber paints a visceral picture of pathological compulsion and it is the rare character portrait that also excels as an action film. -- (C) Kino

DCI 2012 Tour Premiere (2012)

Title: DCI 2012 Tour Premiere (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 135 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-18 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

Experience the very first weekend of the 2012 Drum Corps International Tour on the big screen! NCM Fathom and DCI kick off DCI's 40th anniversary season with a blockbuster Premiere Event in select movie theaters nationwide on Monday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. (local time). This special one-night event will include outstanding performances captured LIVE just two days earlier from Akron, Ohio. The event will showcase six of DCI's top marching music ensembles, together for a season-opening competition that is sure to ignite the competitive fire between these fierce rivals.

Titanic (in 3D) (2012)

Title: Titanic (in 3D) (2012)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 195 min(s)
Release: 1999-08-31 (DVD)
2012-04-04 (Theater)
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio Kate Winslet Billy Zane Kathy Bates Frances Fisher
Genre: Drama Romance Classics
IMDB: IMDB Link

This spectacular epic re-creates the ill-fated maiden voyage of the White Star Line's $7.5 million R.M.S Titanic and the tragic sea disaster of April 15, 1912. Running over three hours and made with the combined contributions of two major studios (20th Century-Fox, Paramount) at a cost of more than $200 million, Titanic ranked as the most expensive film in Hollywood history at the time of its release, and became the most successful. Writer-director James Cameron employed state-of-the-art digital special effects for this production, realized on a monumental scale and spanning eight decades. Inspired by the 1985 discovery of the Titanic in the North Atlantic, the contemporary storyline involves American treasure-seeker Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) retrieving artifacts from the submerged ship. Lovett looks for diamonds but finds a drawing of a young woman, nude except for a necklace. When 102-year-old Rose (Gloria Stuart) reveals she's the person in the portrait, she is summoned to the wreckage site to tell her story of the 56-carat diamond necklace and her experiences of 84 years earlier. The scene then shifts to 1912 Southampton where passengers boarding the Titanic include penniless Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), returning to Philadelphia with her wealthy fiance Cal Hockley (Billy Zane). After the April 10th launch, Rose develops a passionate interest in Jack, and Cal's reaction is vengeful. At midpoint in the film, the Titanic slides against the iceberg and water rushes into the front compartments. Even engulfed, Cal continues to pursue Jack and Rose as the massive liner begins its descent. Cameron launched the project after seeing Robert Ballard's 1987 National Geographic documentary on the wreckage. Blueprints of the real Titanic were followed during construction at Fox's custom-built Rosarito, Mexico studio, where a hydraulics system moved an immense model in a 17-million-gallon water tank. During three weeks aboard the Russian ship Academik Keldysh, underwater sequences were filmed with a 35mm camera in a titanium case mounted on the Russian submersible Mir 1. When the submersible neared the wreck, a video camera inside a remote-operated vehicle was sent into the Titanic's 400-foot bow, bringing back footage of staterooms, furniture and chandeliers. On November 1, 1997, the film had its world premiere at the 10th Tokyo International Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

The Story Of Luke (2013)

Title: The Story Of Luke (2013)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 95 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2013-04-05 (Theater)
Cast: Seth Green Cary Elwes Kristin Bauer van Straten Al Sapienza Lou Taylor Pucci
Genre: Drama Comedy
IMDB: IMDB Link

A comedy about Luke, a young man with autism who embarks on a quest for a job and a girlfriend. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer. Written and Directed by Alonso Mayo, based on his experiences at Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, as seen in his research documentary "Just Like Anyone". Winner of Best Film at Irvine International Film Festival & San Diego Film Festival, and Audience Awards at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival & Bahamas International Film Festival.(c) Official Site

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (in 3D) (2012)

Title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) (2012)
Rated: PG
Runtime: 131 min(s)
Release: 2001-10-16 (DVD)
2012-02-10 (Theater)
Cast: Ewan McGregor Liam Neeson Natalie Portman Jake Lloyd Pernilla August
Genre: Kids & Family Science Fiction & Fantasy Cult Movies
IMDB: IMDB Link

In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth machine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success. In 1999, Lucas returned to the Star Wars saga with a new approach -- instead of picking up where Return of the Jedi left off, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace would be the first of a trilogy of stories to trace what happened in the intergalactic saga before the first film began. Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson); Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a nine-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter, but when they arrive on Naboo they are brought to Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Naboo queen, by a friendly but opportunistic Gungan named Jar Jar. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan plan to escort Amidala to a meeting of Republic leaders in Coruscant, but trouble with their spacecraft strands them on the planet Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin, the slave of a scrap dealer. Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Jedis have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for his freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The supporting cast includes Pernilla August as Anakin's mother, Terence Stamp as Chancellor Valorum, and Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi master Mace Windu. Jackson told a reporter before The Phantom Menace's release that the best part about doing the film was that he got to say "May the Force be with you" onscreen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Title: Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Horror
IMDB: IMDB Link

Grave Encounters was a found-footage horror phenomenon that many people believed was just a movie. Film student Alex Wright is out to prove them wrong in Grave Encounters 2. Alex is as obsessed with the first film as the 20 million people who viewed its viral trailer on YouTube. While he and his friends research the events and visit the real psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film, they find themselves face-to-face with unspeakable evil, banking on the hope that their knowledge of the original film will help them survive the sequel. -- (C) Tribeca

Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)

Title: Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 97 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-06-15 (Theater)
Cast: John Williams Mark Mothersbaugh Edward R. Murrow
Genre: Documentary Animation Musical & Performing Arts
IMDB: IMDB Link

The feature-length documentary is a music-filled biographical film about the life and work of Raymond Scott. It also is a personal investigation into the father/son dynamic - what it means to have a famous father obsessed with his work and the consequent impact on the parent/child relationship. Raymond Scott was more comfortable with technology than with people, including his own children. This personal angle is intertwined with the compelling story of a true American music innovator - one who had a meteoric rise to household-name success, followed by a slow spiral into obscurity and now, posthumously, a growing acknowledgment of his central role in modern music and music technology. In recent years his work has been performed by groups ranging from Rush, Devo, and They Might Be Giants to the Kronos Quartet, and sampled by numerous DJs and hip-hop acts, and adapted by the virtual super-group Gorillaz. This documentary is a vibrant tapestry of stills, home movies, film and television excerpts (Scott was orchestra leader on the weekly Your Hit Parade TV show during the 1950s), musical performances and interviews. My father recorded virtually everything said in the studio, including his phone conversations, and there are lengthy audio interviews. Therefore much of the story is told in his own words - revealing a complicated, often dysfunctional family; at times humorous in conveying Scott's own quirkiness, and serious in dealing with his rigorous devotion to all aspects of his creative and technical life. Naturally it is scored with Scott's music, covering a wide range of styles, including swinging jazz pieces played by the Raymond Scott Quintette, the groundbreaking group that brought him his early fame in the 1930s. In his middle years he returned to his first love - electronics, and he was a synthesizer pioneer. His crowning invention was the Electronium, a "simultaneous composition and performance machine" that was purchased by Motown. There are also cartoon excerpts - Carl Stalling, the music director at Warner Brothers adapted 20 of Scott's quirky, original tunes ("Powerhouse" being the most famous) to amplify the adventures of Bugs Bunny and company. Family interviews include his daughter Carrie, and two of his wives; first wife Pearl, and third, Mitzi. Unfortunately his second wife and protege, the singer/actress Dorothy Collins, died in 1994, before production of this film commenced; the fascinating story of their relationship is told through the recollections of others. Other interviewees include multi-Academy Award (R)-winning movie soundtrack composer John Williams ("STAR WARS"), whose father Johnny was the drummer in the Raymond Scott Quintette; musician, movie & TV score writer, and DEVO co-founder, Mark Mothersbaugh, Grammy (R)-nominated clarinetist Don Byron, Music and concert Producer Hal Willner ("Saturday Night Live"), co-inventor of the MOOG Synthesizer, Herb Deutsch, turntablist, producer, and author, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky; Grammy (R)-nominated violinist Jeremy Cohen, and many others. The film is the defining portrait of this under-recognized American icon

Tuniga Tuniga (2012)

Title: Tuniga Tuniga (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 150 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-07-20 (Theater)
Cast: Sumanth Ashwin Ria Chakravarthi
Genre: Romance Comedy Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The film, which has been in the making for the past two years, marks the debut of Sumanth Ashwin and VJ-turned-actress Rhea. They play love birds in this musical, romantic entertainer. We are told that the film is about how the two youngsters, neck-deep in love, react to the opposition they meet from some quarters. Music is by Karthik Raja. It has been touted to be a fresh love story. Presented by Dil Raju and directed by MS, the film will be watched out for novelty. It is to be seen if the film's story touches our hearts like no other.

The Observers (2012)

Title: The Observers (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 69 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-05-10 (Theater)
Cast: Dani Leventhal Katya Gorker
Genre: Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

The first feature-length work by acclaimed experimental filmmaker Jacqueline Goss, The Observers is a haunting, minimalist landscape film, in which the land and sky of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather. Shot over the course of a year on 16mm film, The Observers is based on the actual work of the Mount Washington Weather Observatory - one of the oldest weather stations in North America, where staff members have taken hourly readings of the wind speed, barometric pressure, and temperature since 1932. In Goss's film, the ever-present, relentless wind becomes something of an existential force in the lives of the two climatologist protagonists, and a unifying feature of the film itself. -- (C) Official Site

They Come To America (2012)

Title: They Come To America (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 99 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-03-31 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

October 2010. I'm stuck at a red light outside a 7-ELEVEN in Southampton, NY. An army of undocumented men stand on the corner in search of work. Across from them is a small, middle-aged man waving an American flag and a home-made sign that reads, "Deport Illegals". Tom Weddel, is an out-of-work roofer who has stood by himself in the same spot every morning for the past five-years protesting against illegal immigration. I pull over and rip out my camera. A half-hour later I'm 30-minutes into a new film called, They Come to America. The film focuses on the human and financial costs of illegal immigration. We filmed over the span of 14-months and journeyed through Arizona, California, Illinois, Florida, DC, New York and Colorado. The debates, events, people, and places we captured on film is simply amazing. When it comes to the topic of illegal immigration, this is a first-of-its-kind film. - (C) Official Site

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