The Mars Underground
- 52 min
The Mars Underground is a landmark documentary that brings to life, through the use of state-of-the-art 3D animation, the daring first human mission to the red planet and explores the challenges of surviving on Mars.
The Other Conquest
- 105 min
Set in the 1520s in Mexico, The Other Conquest depicts the struggle of the Aztec Emperor's son to preserve his people's religious and cultural identity in the wake of the invasion of his land by Spanish conquerors and clergymen. Catholic priests began spreading the gospel to the local "heathens" while the Spanish soldiers pillaged the Mexican countryside. Though the region was once regarded as one of the most advanced societies in the Western Hemisphere at the time of the Europeans' arrival, the land, the people and its culture were soon shattered. As such, the film deals with the two forms of conquest - physical and spiritual - that are inherent to colonization, but even more importantly, it tells the story of the natives' creative resistance against all odds in their will to survive with dignity and pride. The film delves into the religious, sexual and political conflicts that arise whenever civilizations clash, which gives the picture a powerful historical dimension and its present-day relevance.
- 92 min
Every neighborhood has that special place where people from the community can come, sit, talk and let their hair down. For many, it's the thread that holds neighborhoods together. In an era of corporate takeovers in the high stakes real estate market, the neighborhood shop is a dying breed with little resources to fight back.
The Sandlot: Heading Home
- 96 min
Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.
The Scoop: An Ode to Customer Service
'The Scoop' is the story of a jaded ice cream store manager on his last day of the job, juggling the chaos and a series of misadventures that ensue over the course of three different shifts between customers and the employees of the store who hate them. Written by Anonymous
The System Within
- 107 min
Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But his swift rise to the top did not take him high enough to protect him from the sudden fall he was about to experience. The corrupt corporate world, the government's support and participation in that corruption, and the jealousy and greed of people he knew best, all lead to a rapid downward spiral into a living hell.
- 88 min
In an urban underworld of pleasure and pain where flesh-fueled slaughter is the ultimate high, Matt Keeslar (DUNE) and Clare Kramer (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) star as a pair of recovering drug addicts recruited by a clan of sex and gore crazed vampires led by the charismatic madman Darius (Jeremy Sisto of SIX FEET UNDER). But as each depraved ‘fix’ leads them deeper into hell, what will be the final price for the most horrific addiction of all?
- 86 min
Jake Singer (Eigeman) is an anxious young schoolteacher in New York - barely on speaking terms with his father, recently abandoned by his girlfriend, and heading for a life of compromise and mediocrity. Emotionally paralyzed by his mothers death, he embarks on a course of psychoanalysis with a maniacal Freudian - Dr. Ernesto Morales (Holm), therapist from hell. But when he meets socialite widow Allegra Marshall (Janssen), and finds himself upwardly mobile in the Manhattan of serious money and glamour - as he bounces from the couch to Allegra's bed in the allegedly real world and back again - his whole life begins to take on the eerie, overdetermined quality of an analytic session and he must figure out his escape.
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
- 104 min
BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC Bud' being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business - an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal. Written by Brett Harvey
The Wendell Baker Story
- 99 min
Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) is a dreamer and schemer whose latest scam lands him in jail and alienates him from his longtime girlfriend Doreen (Eva Mendes, best friend Reyes (Jacob Vargas) and even his dog, Junior. Eternally optimistic, Wendell makes the most of his time behind bars and vows to turn his life around. Upon release, he gets a job at the Shady Grove retirement hotel, where he befriends residents Boyd (Seymour Cassel), Skip (Harry Dean Stanton) and Nasher (Kris Kristofferson). Wendell's new friends advise him on how to win back his girlfriend, while he helps them battle the hotel's evil head nurse, Neil King (Owen Wilson) and his right-hand man, McTeague (Eddie Griffin).