Trained in the Ways of Men
- 98 min
"Please don't. I have a family..." were her last words. In October 2002, her picture appeared to the nation, from CNN to the New York Times, her sultry eyes seeming to tease us to discover who she is. When four men discover that 17-year-old Gwen Araujo, the girl with whom they had been intimate, was biologically male, they beat and strangled her to death. They were arrested for the murder two weeks later, claiming they acted in the heat of passion, provoked by what they saw as Gwen's deceit. Shelly Prevost s powerful documentary explores the controversial events surrounding the violent murder of Gwen Araujo in Newark, California a murder that shocked the country when it made national headlines.
- 104 min
A crazy man from the mountains now roams the streets of Hollywood proselytizing that TV signals are embedded with a dangerous virus. Two high school girls shoot a documentary about him, but the more they investigate, the more one of them begins to believe it. Written by Anonymous
Twisted: A Balloonamentary
- 79 min
A flying octopus. A Trojan horse. Two 100-foot-tall soccer players. All made out of balloons. These are just some of the masterful creations you will see as "TWISTED: A Balloonamentary" takes you right into the heart of Twist and Shout, one of the world's premier balloon twisting conventions. Exploring how eight balloon twisters' lives are dramatically changed by a little piece of latex, this hilarious and heartwarming documentary is about passion, salvation, love, death, race, religion, and a whole lot of balloons. With animation narrated by JON STEWART, "TWISTED: A Balloonamentary" is a story about people who discover that once you can make a balloon dog, you can do anything. Written by Sara Taksler and Naomi Greenfield
- 102 min
In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks.
- 122 min
Carmen, perhaps the world's best-loved opera, with its story of love, jealousy, revenge and madness, is set in a sprawling South African shantytown, and sung in Xhosa! George Bizet's 19th century spectacle is re-imagined in a naturalistic world of pool halls, bars, courtyards and barracks. The seductive, boisterous Carmen (who works in a cigarette factory), is sung with tremendous charisma by Pauline Malefane. When she sets her sights on a Bible-reading policeman, he doesn't stand a chance. Rarely has an opera been made more modern, relevant or vibrant than in this stunning interpretation, featuring Dimpho Di Kopane(DDK), the internationally acclaimed South African theater company.
Veritas, Prince of Truth
- 93 min
Kern has to fight an evil menace that could destroy the earth when Veritas, his favorite comic book hero, comes to life and seeks his help.
- 100 min
Czech literature teacher Josef Tkaloun, who is past retirement age, realises one day that he no longer understands his pupils, and so he quits… dramatically. What he does not predict is that in doing this he will lose his sense of place in society.
Waiting at the Gate
- 80 min
Robert, 16 years old, is two weeks from leaving school. Now, for the first time is his life, he has to make a serious decision about the future. And that's where things start to go wrong. While his friends have ideas, some extreme, about what they're going to do, Robert sparks an unconventional friendship with a brash, young teacher, who's as much of a lost soul as Robert, and this has an important affect on his life. This could be described as a coming-of-age story but Robert would say, "It's been done." Written by Anonymous
Whisper of Sin
- 98 min
A nearly-suicidal, young woman visits a psychotherapist. She is in love with a priest, and the diagnosis of her husband's mental illness leaves no hope. The psychotherapist, in her attempts to resolve the amassed difficulties, seemingly begins to duplicate the life stages and behavioral patterns of her patient. A script for this film is based on motifs from the best-seller, scandalous novel, Witch and Rain, by female author, Jurga Ivanauskaite. By choosing a priest as the main role for a love story, the author broke an existing societal taboo. Faith, Love and Hope form the trilogy by the authors of this screenplay. Love stands as the grandest of the three. Written by Anonymous
Write & Wrong
- 88 min
They say with age comes wisdom, but unfortunately, in Hollywood, no one seems to care. Quickly approaching her fiftieth birthday, talented and once-famous screenwriter Byrdie has lately had a hard time finding work in the movie biz. As she's aged, the industry hasn't, and the new regime isn't interested in what a maturing wordsmith has to say. In desperation, Byrdie dreams up a script-selling scheme, enlisting her attractive nephew Jason, a car salesman, to pitch her work as his own. The ruse is a wild success: All the key players eat up his charm, and her scripts soon become the hottest thing in town! But once she's proved she's still got it, can Byrdie keep up this pretense - and watch someone else reap all the glory for her hard work? Kirstie Alley lights up the screen in this feel-good movie about one woman's quest to prove that life isn't over at a certain age and that youth doesn't have the market on worth.