- 86 min
"West 32nd" takes the cameras inside New York's gritty Korean underworld. After hustling his way onto a homicide case, attorney John Kim (Cho) finds himself thrust into a sordid world of hard realities and moral compromises after he is taken under the wing of a ruthless Korean gangster who knows no limits.
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Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built
- 90 min
This American Masters episode showcases the wonderful influence of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records. Since the label's founding in 1947, some of the most popular Rhythm and Blues and Rock 'n' Roll artists have worked for Atlantic. Among them: first artist Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, The Coasters, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins and many more. Also covered are many of the Atlantic crew like engineer Tom Dowd, producer Jerry Wexler, and songwriters Mike Lieber and Jerry Stoller.
Missing Victor Pellerin
- 102 min
In the 90's, Victor Pellerin, a young star of the Art scene, burns a fortune in paintings and leaves Montreal without a trace. Sophie Deraspe revisits the events, and meets the many people who got charmed by this troubling character, who seemed as comfortable with the paint brush as with other firearms. Rechercher Victor Pellerin (aka Missing Victor Pellerin) reveals the contradictions in this character thought the perspectives of lovers, art dealers, fellow artists and friends: people who all claim they knew him, oh so well... Written by Serge Noel, producer
- 104 min
Jenna (Keri Russell) is a waitress working at a pie shop in the Deep South who is unhappily married to an abusive husband (Jeremy Sisto)... and pregnant with his baby. It leads her to the town's charming new doctor (Nathan Fillion), who she falls into a relationship with in a last attempt at happiness.
- 94 min
An American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9-11 world, receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door.
Paris, je t'aime
- 120 min
"Paris, je t'aime" is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers will bring their own personal touch, underlining the wide variety of styles, genres, encounters and the various atmospheres and lifestyles that prevail in the neighborhoods of Paris.
- 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.
- 110 min
"Away From Her" is the lyrical screenplay adaptation of celebrated author Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain." A beautifully moving love story that deals with memory and the circuitous, unnamable paths of a long marriage. Married for almost 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona's (Julie Christie) commitment to each other appears unwavering, and their everyday life is full of tenderness and humor. This serenity is broken only by the occasional, carefully restrained reference to the past, giving a sense that this marriage may not always have been such a fairy tale. This tendency of Fiona's to make such references, along with her increasingly evident memory loss, creates a tension that is usually brushed off casually by both of them. As the lapses become more obvious and dramatic, it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that Fiona is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
- 124 min
Set in the world of high-stakes professional poker, the story focuses on Huck Cheever (Bana), a gifted young poker player confronting his personal demons as he attempts to win a world championship tournament in Las Vegas.
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.