- 95 min
A series of interwoven story lines focusing on how the proliferation of guns in America affects and shapes lives. The cast of characters includes a Virginia gun shop owner and his college student granddaughter who is pressured to work at the family business; the single mother of a suburban high school assassin; a school principal at a violent inner-city high school; and an exemplary student concealing a handgun at school.
Raymond Ding (Chris Tashima) is not young. He's been married before. He is the only Asian man Aurora Crane (Allison Sie) has ever kissed... and the only man she has ever loved. Three months ago, she told him she was moving out of the apartment they shared for two years. He quietly left instead.
- 95 min
"Americano" centers around Chris McKinley (Jackson), a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savors his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the United States. In Pamplona with two friends (Sharp and Ruthanna Hopper), Chris meets an Australian thrill-seeker (Barantini), a quintessential Spanish beauty (Varela) and an enigmatic provocateur (Dennis Hopper), all of whom encourage him to rethink his life. As the minutes and seconds until his departure tick away, Chris struggles with an age-old question: Should he follow the beaten path or risk it all on the road less traveled?
Angels of the Sun
- 92 min
In Northeastern of Brazil, the father of the twelve years old illiterate Maria sells his daughter to Tadeu to be employed as a housemaid and have a better life. However, the girl is resold to the farmer Lourenço that deflowers her, and he gives the abused girl to his teenager son to have his first sexual experience. Then she is sent to a brothel in a gold field in Amazonas and explored his owner, the despicable Saraiva. When Maria escapes to Rio de Janeiro expecting a better life, she is explored by the cáften Vera.
Apart from That
- 120 min
Ulla rents a room in Peggy's home, and they don't talk much. They have very little in common, so it seems; Ulla is an introverted student beautician who drives a Buick that doesn't belong to her, while Peggy has become too old to keep her driver's license and too lonely to care about her own reputation. In want of company, Peggy makes emergency phone calls to local fire departments, and when there is no fire to put out, she offers coffee and nudity in consolation. Meanwhile, when Ulla is recruited into an intervention for a fellow classmate of hers-someone whom she hardly knows - she is thrown into a new set of circumstances that derails her role as a guest in a foreign home full of sound and silence. Leo, a Native American road striper for the department of transportation, remains haunted by something he can't talk about. While all of his co-workers come to him with their constant litany of everyday dilemmas, Leo chooses to avoid his ghosts in silence. Plus, he's afraid of cows. Leo's inability to face the impending death of his best friend is only frustrated by the seemingly endless army of distractions that he sets up for himself. In the end, when it becomes too late, what remains is not only regret, but also a strange glimpse at hope. Sam works for a bank and is asked to fire Lee, a coworker who manages the marketing department. When Lee tries to explain to his family that he no longer has a job, Sam's son Kyle is stuck in the middle. Having lost Lee's son as a best friend, Kyle confronts his father about Lee's dismissal, and the divide between father and son grows increasingly irreconcilable as Sam attempts to distract the issue. Between Sam's desire to move on with life and Kyle's unrelenting efforts to reverse the events surrounding the lay-off, the pain and confusion that results cannot be cleanly resolved. Written by Randy Walker
- 117 min
Passion and ambition drive two dreamers in 1930s LA. Their love affair is ferocious and hot-blooded as they fight the city and themselves to make their dreams come true.
Academy Award-winner Robert Towne (“Chinatown,” “Tequila Sunrise”) writes and directs “Ask the Dust,” set under the brutally sunny skies of Depression-era Los Angeles. Based on novelist John Fante’s masterpiece, Towne’s interpretation of Ask the Dust focuses on a city exotic and vulgar, glamorous and raunchy – a place of heat and dust. Full of imports – palm trees from Egypt and people from everywhere in search of health and wealth, fame and fortune – L. A. is the city of first and last resort, where all dreams are supposed to come true. So it is for Arturo Bandini (Colin Farrell), a son of Italian immigrants who dreams of becoming a famous novelist and marrying a beautiful blonde, and Camilla Lopez (Salma Hayek), a Mexican who longs to marry a WASP and shed her last name. In a time when relations between Anglos and people of Mexican descent hang by tattered threads, Bandini and Camilla collide with one another, fighting the city and themselves to make their dreams come true.
- 100 min
Martha is a businesswoman and divorced mother of two children - Augusta and Jack. However, when docile Augusta becomes a teenager, feelings of anger and self-hate cause her personality to undergo a scary transformation, and Martha realizes that this is not just typical teen angst. Augusta begins doing drugs, drinking, and ends up on the streets. Her concerned mother and father reach out to an educational consultant, who advises them to send Augusta to a strict wilderness camp for troubled teens. However, even the institution's experienced and tough administrators find Augusta a difficulty to keep under control. Martha comes to realize that there is no answer to her daughter's behavior. Written by Icedberry
- 59 min
- 90 min
On October 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's famed Madison Square Garden. These 50 different passionate perspectives shot from the point-of-view of the audience take the viewer deep inside the world of a live Beastie Boys show, prismatically and kinetically capturing the experience of a live musical performance like no film has ever done.
Baby Einstein: Meet The Orchestra
- 41 min
Adults may think it's too early to teach a baby the difference between a trumpet and a bugle, but Baby Einstein: Meet the Orchestra--First Instruments entertains children with its next music installment. Relying on its tried-and-true formula of bright colors, quick-paced format, and almost no dialogue except to repeat names and identify groups by section: brass, woodwinds, strings, and so forth.