Mo'Nique - I Coulda Been Your Cellmate!
- 70 min
Mo'nique visited a women's prison and performed her stand-up comedy for the inmates. I Coulda Been Your Cellmate is as much a documentary as it is a performance film.
Confessions of a Gambler
- 87 min
Abeeda Ariefdien is a 49-year old Muslim woman who wears double scarves, prays five times a day, is a wonderful mother, and a good friend. Left by her husband when she is nine months pregnant at the age of twenty-nine, Abeeda raises her four sons without a father. There is Zane, the eldest, 31, the twins (28), and Reza (27), who is gay. One day Abeeda goes to the casino with a friend, and wins R4,500. She is stunned by the winnings, and soon finds herself going back. Her addiction spirals out of control when she discovers Reza has Aids, and that he is dying. There is also Imran, the man she has loved her whole life and who is married to her sister, Zulpha. At the time they first meet, Imran is engaged to Zulpha, but soon falls in love with Abeeda. When her mother dies, this love affair comes to a head, and to avoid scandal and not to hurt her sister who had already been jilted once before, Abeeda tells Imran that she cannot marry him - that he must go to her sister. She later regrets this bitterly. Abeeda has two best friends: Garaatie, whose husband is a womanizer and takes a second wife, and Rhoda, who "falls out" with Beeda after a R10,000 incident in the casino. Within a month after her son's death, Abeeda has lost everything and arranges to have her car stolen for the insurance money. Things go wrong. At the same time, her sister, married to Imran, finds a lump in her breast. Abeeda is a pious woman with a strong streak of earthy humor, daring and independence. We discover at the end that Zulpha - the gentle and caring one - had known all along about Imran's love for Beeda, and had still married him. This is a story of great friendships, of loyalty, of love and compassion. Abeeda struggles with her addiction and with many other things in her life. In the end she triumphs. Written by Costa Theo
- 111 min
The world's most famous - and Hollywood's most pampered - pooch is separated from his owner and ends up as the mascot of a hapless fire station. There, he helps a 12-year-old boy and his father, a veteran fire chief, turn the station into the city's finest.
- 92 min
In this sequel to the 2005 hit comedy "Are We There Yet?", Nick Persons (Ice Cube), his girlfriend (Nia Long) and her two kids leave the city for the suburbs, but the dream home they plan to fix-up soon turns into a nightmare.
- 145 min
Set during the end of WWII, Black Book is the story of a German Jewish girl who narrowly survives the war in Holland. She joins the resistance to find out who betrayed her family after all of them were killed in an attempt to reach the liberated south.
The Show Must Go On
- 112 min
With middle age creeping up on him, the life and achievements of amiable, mid-level Korean gangster Kang In-gu are about due for an objective assessment. He’s certainly not in top streetfighting form anymore, and the young thugs under his command aren’t exactly an elite troop of criminals. Moreover, his wife is running out of patience with his career choice and the lack of social finesse it entails, and his dearly loved daughter is embarrassed beyond words by her often uncouth dad (but then, aren’t all teenagers?). A conflict with another gang puts Kang and his childhood buddy on opposite sides of the fence. The fact is, Kang just wants everything to work out right for everyone –- and we all know which road is paved with good intentions… the road to hell.
- 96 min
In "The Reaping," Hilary Swank plays a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appear to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening and she must regain her faith to combat the dark forces threatening the community.
A Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler
- 84 min
"The Wayfarer's Journey: Listening to Mahler is an exploration of the relationship between music and healing. It presents a parallel story between two icons from the world of music featuring the legendary composer, Gustav Mahler and the renowned conductor, Christoph Eschenbach. Although they lived during different eras separated by one hundred years, both men experienced tragic childhood, but were able to achieve healing and redemption through music. Additionally, other participants are featured including Academy award-winning actor, Richard Dreyfuss, (as the voice of Mahler), Dr. Richard O'Reilly, one of the leading pediatric oncologists from the Sloan Kettering Institute, Dr. Balfour Mount,a cancer survivor and founder of the Hospice movement in North America, as well as, the students from the Curtis School of Music. Together they affirm the healing power of music. Actress, Kathleen Chalfant as narrator.
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Burn the Bridges
- 100 min
Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother Sebastian's dreams are simple and he merely wants to move to the beach. Helena is smart and pretty but she has no friends, male or female and is totally devoted to her mother's care and is also on the verge of initiating an incestuous relationship with Sebastian. Sebastian however, is falling in love with a boy at school named Juan who is the school roughneck and the son of a single father who owns a little bar. Juan is the nemesis of the school preppy named Ismael who comes from such a wealthy home that he has his own chauffeur and bodyguards. Ismael's ping-pong obsessed girlfriend Aurora rents a room at Helena and Sebastian's house where Ismael discovers he is also attracted to Sebastian.
- 90 min
Iska, Karolína, and Vendula are eighteen-year-old girls who have just graduated from high school. Not wanting to let go of their carefree student lives or their friendship, they plan to hitchhike to Holland, where they've arranged to work on a farm for three months. But Vojta, Iska's little brother and her father's right hand man, joins the trio against their will. He becomes a witness as well as a catalyst for the breakup of their friendship - for the girls recognize that time cannot be stopped. Dolls is a story about searching for love and finding oneself in the volatile time of late adolescence.