2005 April Movies

Down and Derby

Down and Derby

  • 22%
  • NONE
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

Down and Derby is a fun and entertaining comedy about a small-town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. This family-friendly satire combines brilliant acting performances and smartly familiar scenes to expose the desperate behavior of parents who compete with one another through their children -- a social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to science fairs to pageantry.

Dust to Glory

Dust to Glory

  • 60%
  • NONE
  • 97 min
  • Documentary

A documentary on the Baja 1000, an annual off-road race held in Baja, Mexico that attracts hundreds of racers, their souped-up machines, and thousands of fans.

El tren de la memoria

El tren de la memoria

    • Unrated
    • 85 min
    • Documentary

    Spain, 1960's. Two million Spaniards leave the country forced by need. Destination: France, Germany, Switzerland and The Neederlands. Half of them are illegal immigrants who travel without a contract of employment. 80% of them are illiterate. They have to face the wall of different language and habits. Spain, at present: other people in need knock on the doors of a prosperous nation. Almost nobody remembers the story. Josefina does. She keeps memory alive by her travel in the memory train. Destination: Nuremberg, Germany. Written by Producciones La Iguana s.l. (es)

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    • 97%
    • NONE
    • 110 min
    • Documentary

    Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's 7th largest company walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. Based on the best-selling book "The Smartest Guys in the Room" by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and featuring insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes, Gibney reveals the almost unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy. The film comes to a harrowing dénouement as we hear Enron traders' own voices as they wring hundreds of millions of dollars in profits out of the California energy crisis. As a result, we come to understand how the avarice of Enron's traders and their bosses had a shocking and profound domino effect that may shape the face of our economy for years to come.

    Eros

    Eros

    • 34%
    • R
    • 108 min
    • Drama

    EROS is a three-part anthology film about eroticism and desire by a trio of world cinema’s outstanding directors, Wong Kar Wai, Steven Soderbergh and Michelangelo Antonioni. The film also serves as an homage by two younger directors, Wong and Soderbergh, to Antonioni who has informed and inspired their work. The Italian master has extensively examined this terrain in such classics as L’AVVENTURA, BLOWUP and THE PASSENGER.

    Every Dog's Day

      • Unrated
      • 70 min
      • Comedy

      Set against the backdrop of New York City as it was still reeling in the wake of September 11 while the war in Iraq was spiraling out of control half a world away, "Every Dog's Day" is at once a loving tribute to and stinging satire of the persistence of petty money squabbles and affairs of the heart in dire times, and a tragically funny reminder that some people never learn. Written by Andy Biscontini

      Finding Home

      Finding Home

        • NONE
        • 124 min
        • Drama

        The story of a young woman's struggle to reclaim her life and love as she unravels the mysteries of her family's turbulent past.

        Five Children and It

        Five Children and It

          • NONE
          • 88 min
          • Adventure

          What they thought was going to be a dull summer in the country is about to become the most exciting adventure of their lives when five children dig up an eight thousand year old sand-fairy who is prepared to make their wildest dreams come true....at a price.

          Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher

          Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher

            • Unrated
            • 105 min
            • Documentary

            Lonnie Frisbee was a young hippie seeker fully immersed in the 1960s counter culture when he claimed to have experienced an encounter with God while on an acid trip. This event so transformed him that Lonnie became an itinerant Christian evangelist, something of a John the Baptist of Southern California who compelled thousands of fellow spiritual seekers to make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. During the 1970s Lonnie Frisbee became widely known as California's "hippie preacher," the quintessential "Jesus freak" whose pictures frequented such magazines as Time and Life as the media told the story of a burgeoning "Jesus movement." Lonnie Frisbee provided the charismatic spark that launched the Calvary Chapel church into a worldwide ministry and propelled many fledgling leaders into some of the most powerful movers and shakers of the evangelical movement. During the 1980s Lonnie was at the center of the "signs and wonders" movement, one that focused on reviving the practice of spiritual power through diving healing, speaking in tongues and other demonstrative manners of manifesting the power of God. But besides his influence and beyond the miraculous stories that swirl in the wake of his life, what makes the story most fascinating is that his call into the ministry came while deeply involved in the Laguna Beach homosexual scene. Treated with contempt by the ministers whom he helped establish, Lonnie has been written out of their collective histories. He died as as result of the AIDS virus in 1993. Written by Anonymous

            Frozen

            Frozen

              • 90 min
              • Thriller

              It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV footage of her sister on her final day. Visiting the spot where Annie was filmed, Kath becomes convinced she has found a portal to another reality and from this portal Kath is trying to say something.