2006 July Movies

Ghost Train

Ghost Train

    • Unrated
    • 92 min
    • Horror

    On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. Then Nana and her friend Kanae start to come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who 'lives' on the station platform. One day, Nana's younger sister is lost, and the only possibility seems to be that she had been taken by these spirits. The missing tracks. The predictions that a mysterious woman makes. Written by Anon

    Heading South

    Heading South

    • 70%
    • NONE
    • 108 min
    • Drama

    Director Laurent Cantet follows up his critically acclaimed "Time Out," set during an austere wintertime in France and Switzerland, with "Heading South," set in Haiti during the late 1970s. Based on stories by Dany Laferriere, the heat comes not only from the summertime tropical setting. Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, and Louise Portal head a group of single middle-aged women who have come for sun, fun, and romance. They desire the solicitous attention of attractive young Haitian men, and teenaged Legba (Menothy Cesar, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 2005 Venice Film Festival) is an especially prized companion for whom the women vie.

    Heavens Fall

    Heavens Fall

      • PG-13
      • 105 min
      • Crime

      Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train. In the spring of 1931 nine black hoboes were pulled off an Alabama freight train and arrested for allegedly raping two young white women in a gondola car. Ranging in ages from twelve to twenty years, they were quickly tried and sentenced to the electric chair. News of their convictions spread and the plight of the Scottsboro Boys became a 'cause celebre' that fueled the fire of socialism worldwide, forcing an appeal to the United States Supreme Court and resulting in new trials for all nine defendants. New Yorker Samuel Leibowitz, a savvy and self-assured defense lawyer with an impressive string of courtroom victories, agreed to represent the accused at their retrials in Decatur, Alabama. His journey into the Deep South symbolized the polarity of the times and set in motion a legal battle that ultimately changed the course of American jurisprudence. The Scottsboro case was a tragic chapter in American history and a story of epic injustice. From their arrest in 1931 to the release of the last Scottsboro defendant in 1950, the rights of nine young black men were violated. In this century in America, we face many of the same racial prejudices and human rights issues that existed almost seventy-five years ago. The names have changed, but the rhetoric that convicted the Scottsboro Nine remains virtually the same. Heavens Fall attempts to examine the cultural and political differences that divide us. It is my hope that by looking into the hearts and minds of the Scottsboro participants, black and white, North and South, powerful and impoverished, we may come to a better understanding of each other. Written by Terry Green

      Hole

      Hole

        • Unrated
        • 82 min
        • Thriller

        A man kidnaps people and imprisons them in a well for no apparent reason.

        Honey and Clover

        Honey and Clover

          • Unrated
          • 117 min
          • Romance

          Adapted from the popular manga of the same name, director Masahiro Takada's coming of age drama follows five Hama Art College students as they prepare to venture out into the real world on a great voyage of self-discovery.

          How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

          How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Comedy

            A self-proclaimed dating expert tries to get his best friend, who lost his wife two years earlier, back into the dating scene, with disastrous results.

            Hui Buh: The Castle Ghost

            Hui Buh: The Castle Ghost

              • Unrated
              • 103 min
              • Animation

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              I Like Killing Flies

              I Like Killing Flies

                • R
                • 80 min
                • Documentary

                A documentary about the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

                Il sera une fois...

                  • Unrated
                  • 78 min
                  In a Dark Place

                  In a Dark Place

                    • R
                    • 95 min
                    • Horror

                    The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the children, and she decides to help them to face the spirits and get their souls free. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil