- 94 min
After leaving his small Georgia town behind to start a new life in Los Angeles, aspiring businessman Carter quickly becomes a success. But when he loses his girlfriend and his job in the same morning, he decides to return to his old town with hopes of finding some clarity. With the help of his offbeat parents, his beer-guzzling buddies and an old flame, Carter discovers what is really important in life. Douglas Callan, Morgan Fairchild, John O'Hurley star.
Cracking the Da Vinci Code
- 120 min
Author Simon Cox takes you on a journey to the action sites of Dan Brown's novel and introduces the authors and thinkers that were Brown's inspiration. An EXTRA section delves into a deeper mystery behind The Da Vinci Code.
- 72 min
Another Road Home
- 79 min
Shortly after the Six-Day War in 1967, Danae Elon's highly educated parents, noted Israeli author Amos Elon, and former correspondent and literary agent Beth Elon, hired a Palestinian man named Musa, the father of eleven children, to take care of their six month old daughter on a daily basis. It was a job he would continue for the next twenty years until she was grown and he was able to save enough money to send all eight of his sons to America for education and career opportunities. The last time Danae saw Musa, in 1991, he proudly showed her the house he constructed in the Palestinian village of Battir. Then, against the mounting tensions of the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian Intifada, the two families lost track of each other. During that time Danae began to realize how much of an influence Musa had on her life and sought to reconnect with him. Her quest led her from her home in New York to Paterson, New Jersey, then to Battir in the occupied territories, and back to her birthplace in Jerusalem. As they carefully break the silence, the encounters between Danae and Musa's sons, and eventually Musa himself, bring to the surface an emotionally complex story that is ultimately heartwarming and optimistic. Written by Another Road Home publicist Mickey Cottrell or Sarah Greenberg or Michelle Fox
- 96 min
In this action-comedy, four twenty-something friends are looking for love and having no luck. While on a ski trip, one of them finds passion with a beautiful girl after a random accident on the icy slopes. The others quickly conclude that the extreme circumstances of the accident were what caused love to bloom. They decide that the path to true love is to purposely set each other up on "extreme dates" with the objects of their affections. After a couple of near-successes, they go for broke by planning an elaborate kidnapping scheme that can't miss. But the hired "kidnappers" turn out to be ex-cons with a plan of their own, and the extreme date escalates out of control. The remaining friends must now rescue the captives, while desperately trying to avoid the long arm of the law. Obstacles pop up left and right, as the adventure gets wilder and wilder. The pursuit eventually takes us back to L.A., where secrets begin to get exposed.... In the end, will extreme dating lead to true love? Written by Anonymous
Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating
- 75 min
Crazy Legs Conti is an eccentric New York window washer, nude model and sperm donor, and huge fan of the annual July 4th hot dog eating competition. When he casually breaks the world oyster eating record in New Orleans, he decides to dedicate himself to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a professional competitive eater.
- 100 min
Slice of life in a Chicago neighborhood of Puerto Ricans, or boricuas. Tata wants to win a beauty pageant, Germán wants to succeed in real estate: both have few scruples. Lola is a college student who may get involved with Willy, a macho drug dealer. Violence simmers close to the surface. Family honor, saving face, unscrupulous choices, the longing for love, and a baseball autographed by Roberto Clemente figure in how events play out. Written by <[email protected]>
Is It True What They Say About Ann?
- 40 min
ICON...OR IDIOT? The most controversial political commentator of our day, Ann Coulter has sparred with Katie on the "Today Show," faced down Alan Dershowitz on "Geraldo" and sparked stormy confrontation on scores of college campuses. The author of three New York Times bestsellers, Coulter has a mad-cap mouth and an allergy to political correctness. But who is the woman behind the stinging barb and the quick wit? And what does she really believe when you strip off the rhetoric? Is it true what they say about Ann? takes you behind the bombast through original interviews with the woman Al Franken calls the reigning diva of the hysterical right and who George magazine selected as one of the twenty most fascinating women in politics.
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Superstar in a Housedress
- 95 min
"Jackie Curtis is not a drag queen. Jackie is an artist. A pioneer without a frontier." -- Andy Warhol. Superstar in a Housedress examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time. Jackie both lived and performed sometimes as a man, sometimes as a woman - and died tragically of a drug overdose under bizarre circumstances when he was only 38. The film features on-camera interviews with actor Harvey Fierstein who played Jackie's mother in "Americka Cleopatra" when he was 18, Ellen Stewart, founder of LaMama Experimental Theater Club, John Vaccaro, founder of the Playhouse of the Ridiculous, Paul Morrissey, Director of the Andy Warhol films, and surviving superstars Holly Woodlawn and Joe Dallesandro, plus 24 other friends and colleagues of Jackie's. The film includes never-before-seen video and film clips of Jackie performing in stage plays including "Femme Fatale," "Glamour, Glory and Gold," and "Vain Victory: The Vicissitudes of the Damned." and cabarets. The music of jazz musician and composer Paul Serrato is featured, as is the photography of Jack Mitchell who took more photographs of Curtis and the Warhol crowd than any other professional. Interviews with media personalities, writers and editors put the work and life of Jackie Curtis in historical perspective. Narrated by Lily Tomlin. Written by Craig Highberger
The 24th Day
- 92 min
A casual gay pickup turns into a nightmare.