2006 January Movies

24 Hours On Craigslist

24 Hours On Craigslist

  • 50%
  • Unrated
  • 82 min
  • Documentary

24 Hours on Craigslist is a 2005 American feature-length documentary that captures the people and stories behind a single day's posts on the community-focused, classified website Craigslist. The film, made with the approval of Craigslist's founder Craig Newmark, is woven from interviews with the site's users, all of whom opted in to be contacted by the production when they submitted their posts on August 4, 2003. The documentary screened in nine film festivals during 2004 and 2005, winning a 'best feature documentary', and played in a limited, self-distributed, theatrical release in 2005 and 2006. The film was released on DVD on April 25, 2006

41 Seconds

41 Seconds

    • Unrated
    • 4 min
    • Short

    What do you do when your girlfriend tells you, your best friend kisses better than you? A young man decides to settle the matter once and for all.

    5ive Girls

    5ive Girls

      • NONE
      • 95 min
      • Horror

      Five wayward teenage girls are sent to a reformatory and discover they possess unique powers to battle the ancient demon, Legion, which holds thrall over the sinister institution.

      7 Days

      7 Days

        • NONE
        • 95 min
        • Comedy

        Claudio Caballero is a young guy with a stalled dream. Frustrated by years of trying make it big as a local Monterrey concert promoter - and plagued by memories of the nascent success of his late brother, Claudio places a bet in a clandestine casino in a desperate and crazy attempt to win enough money to bring the world's biggest act to town: U2. After losing the bet, Claudio is granted seven days to make the concert happen -- with the unexpected help of the Mafia boss's likeable but thuggish son Tony -- or face the wrath of the mafia.

        7 Years

        7 Years

          • Unrated
          • 86 min
          • Documentary

          A devoted young woman becomes ensnared in a web of sexuality and betrayal in Jean-Pascal Hattu’s consistently unpredictable and finely wrought character study. A vividly realistic psychosexual drama, the film’s sharp emotional honesty heralds a distinct new voice from a promising young director. Hattu soon reveals that Maite’s husband Vincent is in prison for an unspecified crime, and that she has promised to wait for him and attend to his laundry (if not his conjugal needs) during his incarceration. On one of her weekly visits, Maite meets Jean, an oddly inquisitive and boldly flirtatious prison warden, and soon the two commence a joyless affair. Seemingly smitten with Maite, Jean, in a gesture of kindness to his lover, eases up on her husband behind bars; the two become pals and even engage in some homoerotic shower talk. —Robert O’Shaughnessy

          A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral

            • Unrated
            • 85 min
            • Comedy

            The film is set around three protagonists. Two run a gas station on the outskirts of town, on a road that gets next to no traffic anymore, and so they get next to no customers. They live and work out of a decrepit van on site, its windows covered in plastic. Sadry is a former strongman, now blind in one eye. He is the boss of the station. Yadi is his eager to please assistant, who usually annoys more than pleases. Finally there is the postman, Abbas, who longs to trade in his break-less bicycle for a motorcycle, while he must care for his mentally ill brother.

            A Lion in the House

            A Lion in the House

            • 100%
            • Unrated
            • 225 min
            • Documentary

            Five families struggle with the ups and downs of cancer treatment over the course of six years.

            A New Wave

            A New Wave

            • 33%
            • R
            • 94 min
            • Action

            A bank teller and his friends plan a flashy, movie-inspired bank robbery that involves underground gun deals, ski masks, bowling bags, and expensive suits. But when the inside man begins to have second thoughts about committing the crime, their friendship is put on the line and their plan spirals out of control. Now he must choose between selling out... or cashing in. Written by Anonymous

            All is Normal

            All is Normal

              • NONE
              • Drama

              The film centers around Janet (played by Brafa), a college drop-out who finds herself in a disturbing mixture of isolation, confusion, and murder when she takes a job as a house-sitter in an Appalachian mountain home to escape from her sadistic boyfriend.

              Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Linda Blair (The Exorcist) plays Janet's counselor.

              American Blackout

              American Blackout

              • 75%
              • Unrated
              • 92 min
              • Documentary

              Chronicles the recurring patterns of disenfranchisement witnessed from 2000 to 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who not only took an active role in investigating these election debacles but also found herself in the middle of one after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Some call Cynthia McKinney a civil rights leader among the ranks of Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X. Others call her a conspiracy theorist and a 'looney.' American Blackout gains unprecedented access to one of the most controversial and dangerous politicians in America and examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. The film features interviews with: US Congressional Representatives, John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney, John Conyers, Bernie Sanders, and Stephanie Tubbs-Jones; former US Civil Rights Commissioner & Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Law, Christopher Edley; BBC journalist Greg Palast; and, Van Jones, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center. Written by Ian Inaba