2007 April Movies

Rock the Bells

Rock the Bells

  • 83%
  • NONE
  • 103 min
  • Documentary

Personifying the fierce independence and Do-It-Yourself spirit of the Hip Hop movement, festival producer Chang Weisberg puts everything on the line for his impossible dream of reuniting notorious no-shows The Wu-Tang Clan.

Furiously paced and rich with multiple narratives, "Rock the Bells" follows Weisberg and his guerilla promotion team as they fight for the arrival of all nine Wu-Tang members, battle broken equipment and overwhelmed security, attempt to control the riotous crowd in the overheated, over-crowded venue and deliver the history-making show they have promised.

The film also features performances by Redman, Dilated Peoples, MC Supernatural, Sage Francis, Eyedea & Abilities, Chali 2na and DJ Numark.

Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

    • R
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    SING NOW or Forever Hold Your Peace is an ensemble comedy/drama about a group of guys who sang a cappella together in college, and are reuniting 15 years later to perform at a friend's wedding. The group takes a break from their less-than-perfect lives in Manhattan for a long weekend of rehearsals at a rambling family beach house, their significant others, spouses, and one Swedish nanny in tow. The experience let's them take stock of how their lives have progressed - and in some cases regressed - since their college heyday.

    Skin Crawl

    Skin Crawl

      • R
      • 75 min
      • Horror

      In the late 17th century, a family of witches is terrorized by a corrupt public official. When their sister is murdered, the remaining two put on a curse on their bloodline, bringing horrible retribution to anyone who victimizes any member of their family, no matter how many generations away. Three hundred years later, their last descendant is a wealthy woman stuck in an unhappy marriage. Her husband and his mistress decide to have her killed to get at her money, unaware of the curse and the forces of darkness that they are about to unleash. SKIN CRAWL is a TALES FROM THE CRYPT-style horror story with the gritty feel of 70's drive-in exploitation such as MARK OF THE DEVIL and LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. Written by Anonymous

      Sleepwalking Through The Mekong

      Sleepwalking Through The Mekong

        • Unrated
        • 68 min
        • Documentary

        Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows Los Angeles based band Dengue Fever on their recent journey to Cambodia to perform 60s and 70s Cambodian rock n' roll in the country where it was created and very nearly destroyed. The odyssey is a homecoming for singer Chhom Nimol and a transformation for the rest of the band as they perform with master musicians and record new songs along the way. More than a rockumentary, the film serves up a portrait of modern Cambodia as the band tours through Phnom Penh and beyond, crossing a great cultural chasm with the same spirit of Cambodia's original rock pioneers.

        Slow Burn

        Slow Burn

        • 12%
        • R
        • 93 min
        • Drama

        A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.

        Snow Cake

        Snow Cake

          • NONE
          • 112 min
          • Drama

          Set in the middle of winter in Wawa, Ontario, "Snow Cake" is an engaging and original story which explores the odd friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman named Linda (Weaver) and Alan (Rickman), a quiet, brooding man traumatized after being involved in a fatal car accident. Alan comes into Linda's life following a personal twist of fate.

          Son of Man

          Son of Man

            • NONE
            • 86 min
            • Drama

            One man's journey of love, deception and betrayal in contemporary South Africa. Based on the New Testament.

            Stalags

            Stalags

            • 50%
            • NONE
            • 63 min
            • Documentary

            Taking their name from the Nazi prison camps in which they were set, "Stalags" were Israeli paperbacks whose stories featured lusty female SS officers outfitted with whips and boots, sexually abusing captured American or British pilots. In many of the "Stalags," the inmates eventually kill their captors and escape, but not before lurid sexual encounters are recounted in graphic detail. During the early 1960s, following the trial of Adolf Eichmann - revelations from which may have inspired this phenomenon - these books became Hebrew-language underground bestsellers. Their popularity only declined after a well-publicized trial in which their authors were accused of distributing anti-Semitic porn.

            Stephanie Daley

            Stephanie Daley

              • R
              • 92 min
              • Drama

              "Stephanie Daley" follows a forensic psychologist (Swinton) investigating a 17-year-old (Tamblyn) accused of infanticide.

              Straightheads

              Straightheads

                • NONE
                • 79 min
                • Thriller

                When Adam is invited by a beautiful, confident older woman he has just met to accompany her to a lavish party in the country he knows he is going to have the best night of his life.

                That night, exhilarated by the sexual chemistry they share, and the highly charged sex they have just had, Alice and Adam speed away from the party down a wooded and desolate road in Alice's fast car. In a moment of distraction, their attention fixed on each other rather than the road, a fateful collision occurs which catapults them both into the path of a most vicious and brutal attack, the consequences of which leave them emotionally and physically scarred.

                A dark and intensely disturbing horror/thriller, STRAIGHTHEADS exudes moments of eroticism fused with barbaric events that lead Alice and Adam into a spiral of violence for the sake of their own self-preservation.