2006 July Movies

El color de los olivos

El color de los olivos

  • 40%
  • Unrated
  • 97 min
  • Documentary

Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. Through director Carolina Rivas' sensitive lens, we discover the private world of all eight members of the family. As their dramas unfold, we catch a glimpse of their constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them, including olive trees, two small donkeys and their many friendships. Constructed with a combination of verité scenes and re-enactments, this poignant and richly crafted film offers its audience a much needed opportunity to reflect on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders and the absurdity of war. Written by Alex Williams

El destino

El destino

    • Unrated
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    DESTINY (2006) Based on the novel "The man who came to a town" by Hector Tizon (Argentina, 1929) who in 1976 was exiled to Spain, where he worked in publishing houses, newspapers and magazines. A Spanish drug dealer has to close a transaction in the remote region of Jujuy, Argentina. Almost killed it. Chance will make you have to hide in a remote village disguised as a priest, where the inhabitants will be taken as such. There you will have to take sides with the imminent changes that threaten the people, and decide if takes that second chance that has given life. Written by Miquel Angel Gullon Lopez

    Emma's Bliss

    Emma's Bliss

      • Unrated
      • 103 min
      • Drama

      Upon being informed that he is fatally ill with cancer, Max, who works at a used car store, steals money which his boss has gained through illegal means. When fleeing from the scene of the crime Max crashes his car. He is pulled unconscious from the destroyed vehicle by a homely young woman, Emma, who lives alone on a farm where Max decides to stay in order to hide from the police and his boss.

      Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out

      Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out

      • 29%
      • Unrated
      • 74 min

      Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, compiles his Super 8 footage for an intimate look at what it was like to be a member of one of the world's biggest rock bands.

      - Written by

      Anonymous

      Excellent Cadavers

      Excellent Cadavers

        • NONE
        • 86 min
        • Drama

        Based on the book by Italian-American author Alexander Stille and featuring the photos of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, "Excellent Cadavers" chronicles the recent history of the Mafia and its integral--and seemingly ineradicable--relationship to postwar Italian politics. Whereas in the past the Cosa Nostra used to kill only their own, beginning in the Seventies the Mafia began assassinating prosecutors, judges and others who were fighting them, and thus began producing the "excellent cadavers," as Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia called them.

        Fallen

        Fallen

          • Unrated
          • 81 min
          • Action

          A high school athlete learns that he's a half-human, half-angel hybrid with incredible powers.

          Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre

          Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre

            • Unrated
            • 75 min
            • Drama

            Alejandro is an elderly writer, and is driving back to the small costal village where he was born and raised... See full synopsis »

            Floyd the Butcher

              • R
              • 18 min
              • Short

              A socially inept loner finds his life is turned upside down by the actions of his voluptuous new neighbor and her boorish husband.

              Forbidden Floor

              Forbidden Floor

                • Unrated
                • 100 min
                • Horror

                Min-young moves onto the fifth floor of a new studio apartment with her six-year-old daughter, Joo-hee. She’s concerned when her downstairs neighbor, Han Chang-soo, says that he cannot tolerate the noise above him, even though the two women live tranquilly. Furthermore, she is anxious about other residents’ strange behavior, never mind the mysterious deaths. Min-young hardens herself mentally after the move into the new house, largely because of her daughter’s unprecedented odd behavior and continual run-ins with a bizarre woman. Convinced that Joo-hee has fallen sick and perturbed by the mysterious events around the studio apartment, Min-young looks to uncover the truth by herself…

                Gabrielle

                Gabrielle

                • 75%
                • NONE
                • 90 min
                • Drama

                Gabrielle is Patrice Chéreau's stunning adaptation of the short story "The Return" by Joseph Conrad. Recreating turn-of-the-century France with superb attention to detail, Chéreau casts an unrelenting gaze on the marital breakdown that overwhelms a middle-aged bourgeois couple, played with chilling precision by Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory. As wealthy Parisian Mr. Hervey (Greggory) descends from a train into the teeming bustle of the city. While on his way home, he reflects on the sturdiness and success of his life and the fortress of security he has built around himself. It is not long before his self-satisfaction is rudely shattered when he discovers a letter from his wife, Gabrielle (Huppert), waiting for him on his sideboard. The contents of the message will crumble that security and plunge him into newfound feelings of vulnerability, abandonment and betrayal. The couple soon finds themselves engaged in a parry-and-thrust of emotions that change mid-sentence and stretch their ability to function and live in the same house.