2007 October Movies (By Date)

China's Stolen Children

China's Stolen Children

    • Unrated
    • 80 min
    • Documentary

    Ten years after the policy-changing and award-winning film, The Dying Rooms, the same team returns to a very different China where the infamous One Child Policy has had the horrific side effect of a boom in stolen children. With extraordinary access to devastated parents desperately searching for their stolen son; a man who brokers the deals and has sold his own offspring; and prospective parents grappling with giving up their soon-to-be-born daughter through lack of options, we are brought face to face with the crisis that such a stringent government policy has created among China's poorest people. Beautiful, haunting, deeply tragic, but impossible to ignore, this film takes us into the heart of modern China. A place where girl babies are being sold for 3,000-4,000 RMB (£200-270); detectives specialise in finding kidnapped children; and child traffickers are so relaxed about the trade they ply, that they allow the film-makers to covertly record them buying and selling tiny human lives. Tens of thousands of children are now kidnapped and traded on the black market whilst the State is more concerned with keeping the story quiet than tracing Chinas stolen children. Written by Anonymous

    Body sob 19

    Body sob 19

      • Unrated
      • 125 min
      • Drama

      Chon is suffering from nightmares. He tries not to sleep because he's scared of a girl that he sees each night in his dreams. In the dreams, the girl screams for help before she is cruelly killed. Ae, Chon's sister is worried about the illusion that Chon sees in his dreams, so she introduces him to a psychiatrist. Chon tries to prove that what he sees is not just the illusion. Finally, Chon is right when some clues in his nightmares lead him to a morgue number 19. And now, the story of the dead body inside the morgue is gradually revealed Written by Anonymous

      Hallow's Point

      Hallow's Point

        • NONE
        • 120 min
        • Action

        It started as a harmless bet but for a group of Hallows Point High students, this Halloween will turn into the ultimate nightmare. Trapped in an abandoned schoolhouse with an evil they helped create, but cannot defeat, the students are ill-prepared for their last lesson... in terror!

        Twelve high school students lock themselves into an abandoned schoolhouse on Halloween night and accidentally resurrect their former biology teacher who was a serial killer. The teacher, Nathanial Raber, is all too willing to come back and give these poor unfortunate souls their final exam.

        Cutlass

        Cutlass

          • PG
          • 16 min
          • Documentary

          When Robin's daughter Lacy wants to buy an expensive guitar, Robin reminisces about the days when she was a teenager, asking her dad for her first car, an Olds Cutlass Supreme.

          - Written by

          RLP

          Shanghai Kiss

          Shanghai Kiss

            • 106 min
            • Comedy

            Liam Liu (Ken Leung of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) is a struggling 28-year-old Chinese-American actor who unwittingly finds himself involved with a high school girl, Adelaide (Hayden Panettiere of HEROES). Soon after, Liam learns he has inherited a home from a grandmother he never knew existed in Shanghai. The American-raised character moves to China in an attempt to connect with his ancestry and is forced to leave behind quite possibly the only girl who has ever loved him.

            Evan Almighty: The Ark-Itects of Noah's Ark

              • Unrated
              • Short
              Forbidden to Forbid

              Forbidden to Forbid

                • Unrated
                • 105 min
                • Drama

                Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.

                The Secret

                The Secret

                  • R
                  • 92 min
                  • Drama

                  Based on a Japanese novel by Keigo Higashino that was turned into a film, "Himitsu" in 1999, the thriller is about a man whose life changes suddenly after the bus carrying his wife and daughter goes off a cliff. The wife dies at the hospital, but the daughter lives. When she regains consciousness, she appears to be possessed by the dead wife.

                  Control

                  Control

                  • 87%
                  • R
                  • 121 min
                  • Biography

                  CONTROL centers on Ian Curtis, the enigmatic lead singer of influential British band Joy Division. The award-winning drama marks the feature film directorial debut of acclaimed photographer and visual artist Anton Corbijn and stars Sam Riley (Ian Curtis), Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton (Deborah Curtist) and Alexandra Maria Lara (Annik Honore).

                  Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression,

                  desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.

                  Golda's Balcony

                  • 63%
                  • NONE
                  • 95 min
                  • Biography

                  Based on the life and work of Golda Meir, Israel's first female Prime Minister - this is a story of a fearless woman, her political rise to power, and the personal price she pays for becoming a leader. Valerie Harper in a stunning performance as Golda Meir, plays multiple roles in the film. Framed within the crisis days of 1973 Yom Kippur war, the film's themes are the empowerment of women, the challenges of a career and family, and the struggle of Israel's survival and peace in the Middle East.

                  Adapted from William Gibson's acclaimed, long-running Broadway play.