Were the World Mine
- 96 min
A color drenched, winning musical film-fantasy of a struggling gay teen, Timothy (Tanner Cohen), whose spirit soars when his eccentric teacher casts him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. After magically discovering the play's love-potion, Timothy puckishly begins to turn his closed-minded
town gay - including casting a love spell on the town's stunning jock - with hilarious and unexpected results. After he reluctantly restores the town's free will, he is amazed with the surprising results.
If you could magically make someone love you, would you?
Wesley Willis's Joyrides
- 77 min
A look at the life and work of controversial rock musician and cult hero, Wesley Willis.
West of Brooklyn
- 97 min
West of Brooklyn takes us on a heartfelt and often humorous journey from Brooklyn, New York to Hollywood, California. "Sebi" is a young Italian American man, a simple street kid and a secret beat poet, who after the death of his mother escapes Brooklyn to join his crew of friends who recently relocated to L.A. These colorful characters from New York are truly fish out of water in L.A. and Sebi longs to find a place he can feel at home. Sebi's friends, a beautiful rich girl from Beverly Hills named "Matty", and his idol, a famous Bronx poet named "Gaetano D'Amico" bring Sebi face to face with his identity and help him find the courage to be exactly who he was all along. Written by Ronnie Marmo
West of Pluto
- 90 min
West of Pluto is a snapshot, a day in the life of a small cul-de-sac of suburban Quebec - a seemingly random corner of the world, where ten suburban teens start pretentious garage bands, give class presentations, fall in and out of love, score pot, fight with their parents, throw house parties that spiral out of control, lose their virginity, and go through the quintessential experiences that make adolescence such a churning mix of awkwardness, friendship and petty cruelty.The film is a marriage of hyperrealism and dreamscapes. The raw world of teen life blurs with the strange poetry of the suburbs, tying together the disparate threads of the story and lifting the veil on the young protagonists' inner lives. The first-time directors worked with the cast of 15- and 16-year-old non-professional actors for six months prior to shooting and the performers' mix of improvised and scripted dialogue creates an authentic and richly nuanced realism that is so natural it doesn't seem like acting at all. The result is genuinely moving, humorous, highly believable work of cinema that cuts to the emotional heart of this intense, fascinating time of life when people struggle to relate with others and try to make sense of the absurdity of the world they inhabit.The film's gripping realism and young, non-professional cast have drawn comparisons to the teen dramas of Gus van Sant and Larry Clark. But the film has appeal for youth audiences as well and implicitly asks the question: what is a film for young people anyway? Zac Efron and Miley Cyrus notwithstanding, the lives of most teenagers would be rated R - and by this standard young people are restricted from viewing realistic depictions of their own experience. West of Pluto gives us just that, and with unsurpassed emotional honesty. --© GKIDS
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub
- 93 min
Wetlands was one of the most popular nightclubs in NYC where bands like Blues Traveler, Phish and Pearl Jam came to rock thecity. In February 1989, the club opened the Wetlands Preserve, which was described as an "eco-saloon" and pushed for social and environmental change. Through vintage footage, original recordings and digital animation, relive the glory days of the beloved institution in this documentary.
- 90 min
With the current concerns over global warming and the future of humanity seemingly hanging in the balance comes a story of hope, awakening and reconciliation. "Whaledreamers" is the story of how an ancient whale dreaming Aboriginal tribe from Southern Australia comes back from the edge of extinction.
What Are We Doing Here?
- 82 min
WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? is a controversial documentary about why after 50 years of Western involvement, billions of dollars in foreign assistance and countless promises, Africa is still so poor. The film tells the story of 3 brothers and a cousin who travel across Africa in an attempt to understand one of the great problems of our time, the failure to end poverty in Africa. Shot on location in 12 countries, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? transports you into the shocking and heart wrenching world of African poverty and the multi billion dollar aid and development industry dedicated to fighting it. Written by Brandon Klein
What We Do is Secret
- 92 min
"What We Do is Secret" is a biographical movie about Darby Crash and The Germs. It starts with Darby creating the concept of The Germs in 1975 and ends with his death in 1980. Through this perspective, the movie will show the birth of punk rock in Hollywood and the rise of hardcore.
Whatever Lola wants
- 115 min
A Brooklyn postal worker follows her Egyptian boyfriend to Cairo where she takes belly-dancing lessons from a legendary but disgraced Egyptian dancer.
- 92 min
Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent), and his wife Kim (Juliet Stevenson), are GPs in the same medical practice in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. They have two children, Gillian (Claire Skinner), and her older brother Blake (Colin Firth), from whose perspective the story is told.