Lewis and Clark Trail of Blood
When a school trip down the Lewis and Clark Trail turns horribly wrong, the students are on their own. The students stop complaining about looking for rocks when their fellow students start turning up dead! Now the students run for their lives in unforgiving terrain, run into a few dangerous hillbillies, and do their best to survive the Lewis and Clark Trail of Blood. Written by Anonymous
Nous nous sommes tant haïs
- 117 min
It's May 1950, just before the now-famous Robert Schuman Declaration. Schuman was the French Foreign Minister, who brokered friendly Franco-German Relations after 3 large-scale wars between the two European powers within 70 years brought havoc to Europe regularly. A year after the German Federal Republic (West) was established with Anglo-Franco-American agreement in 1949, the 1950 Declaration, which included the Benelux countries as well, created a West European Customs & Trade Zone. They later added a few more countries to become the European Economic Community, then after two enlargements in the 1980s and 1990s became the EU - the European Union, now expanded significantly larger in area, population, and in economic unity. In the first decade of this century, the EU has again been enlarged twice - the last in 2007 adding Romania and Bulgaria. This story of the EU's origins is told through the chance encounter of a young couple: Jean Monnet, a journalist from the Stuttgarter Zeitung, and the French Marie. They believe in a Union of Western Europe, and help in their own ways to bring the idea about,and change Europe's history forever - up to today, in any case. Later on, Monnet would be Robert Schuman's ally in the quest for peace and reconciliation across the continent. This film by Franck Apprederis was produced as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemorations of the European Union.
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You and Your Stupid Mate
- 81 min
Jeffrey and Philip have been best friends since childhood. In fact, they never really left childhood behind. Hating the thought of work, this aimless duo passes the days dreaming up outlandish pranks in their suburban trailer park. And they never miss their favorite TV soap, "Sons of Surf." When they catch wind that the show and its beautiful star may be canceled and lost forever, the pair embarks on a ridiculous scheme to save what's most important.
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.
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 Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED
- 74 min
The Future We Will Create is an exhilarating behind-the-scenes tour of this stimulating and paradigm-shifting meeting of the minds, an annual conference where theoretical physicists, 11-year-old violin prodigies, and venture capitalists present and exchange bold new ideas that will change everything. A veritable Cirque du Soleil of the psyche, TED (Technology Entertainment Design) brings the talent, energy, and collective spirit of the planet’s top doers and thinkers together to plot a better future. Directed and narrated by actress Daphne Zuniga, this intellectually-charged film captures the best of TED 2006, including mind-blowing appearances by former Vice President Al Gore, Dr. Larry Brilliant, the man who led the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox, Nicholas Negroponte, a computer scientist with plans to put a $100 laptop into the hands of students in the developing world, the founders of Google, and many more inspired and inspiring TEDsters. The future is now in The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED. This entertaining and thought-provoking film will change the way you look at yourself and at the world.
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.
Day Night Day Night
- 94 min
A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. She speaks with no accent; it's impossible to pinpoint her ethnicity. We never learn why she made her decision -- she has made it already. We don't know whom she represents, what she believes in - we only know she believes it absolutely. The film strips the story down to its existential core. It focuses on microscopic movements, the smallest gestures, an economy of banal details. Inspired in part by a story in a Russian newspaper and playing off a history of Joan of Arc films, the film transpires on the girl's face. The minimalism of the face is confronted with the visual and aural noise of the city. Faith comes face-to-face with the possibility of failure.
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
- 115 min
After being beaten up by some swindlers, silent, mullet-sporting Hsiao-kang (Lee) is carried by a group of Bangladeshi men back to their rundown abode, where the Chinese itinerant is nursed back to health by Rawang (Norman Bin Atun). Soon sharing a musty old mattress with his rescuer, a recovering Hsiao-Kang leaves the house to explore the equally dilapidated surroundings. At a coffee shop in Chinatown, he meets Chyi (Tsai regular Chen Siang-chyi), a waitress who works and lives with her older, female boss (Pearlly Chua).
Brand Upon the Brain!
- 95 min
Surreal, satiric and surprisingly touching, Maddin's film looks at the secret lives of families in a work that is equal parts childhood reminiscence, Expressionist horror movie, teen detective serial and Grand Guignol reverie. Guy Maddin's latest delirious creation is a silent film like none you have ever seen before.