- 80 min
A man is trapped inside a locked vault, and he doesn’t remember how he got there, or who put him there either. He must escape before he dies of dehydration and his mind is beginning to play tricks on him. Things are not what they seem: he is not alone, and someone is watching his every move…
Jimmy Tupper vs. The Goatman of Bowie
- 70 min
A hard-partying loser says he's seen a monster, and this time it might just be true in this mockumentary thriller. Jimmy Tupper (Andrew Bowser) is a drunken burnout who works a dead-end job at a coffee shop in Maryland and spends his free time getting wasted and playing video games. One night after Jimmy passes out in the late stages of a drinking binge, his buddies play a prank on him and drag him out to the woods to spend the night. When Jimmy finally staggers back to civilization in the morning, he looks like someone has beaten him up and he's certain he saw something strange and inhuman during the night. Some of the guys think Jimmy is trying to convince them he witnessed "The Goatman," a creature of local legend that supposedly haunts the woods, while the others figure Jimmy's booze-sodden imagination is getting the better of him. But Jimmy is determined to prove that there's something out in the forest outside Bowie, Maryland, and he leads back there with a video camera eager to capture it in action. Jimmy Tupper Vs. The Goatman of Bowie received its world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.
- 75 min
N.C. Heikin's unblinking indictment of life in North Korea under the dictatorship of Kim Jong Il. This searing examination of the communist dictatorship established by Kim Il-sung and continued today by his son Kim Jong-il dispels the illusion of a Worker's Paradise peddled by the North Korean government and exposes the injustice, tragedy and famine that has prevailed over the past forty years.
Heikin compiles a series of testimonies – and daring escape stories – from concentration camp refugees, to defectors to former Korean Army officers. The result is a collage of firsthand witnesses to the unrepentant pain caused by a tyrannical leadership. The courageous individuals documented here have risked everything in the hope of exposing the truth about this cloistered, xenophobic territory. Their testimonies are supplemented by interpretive dance and a riveting score, indicative of the filmmakers keen interest in Korean art – both the propagandistic genre sanctioned by the government and the forbidden artistic expression that can result in execution. Footage of cheery government agitprop is juxtaposed with survivor testimonies and cold, hard facts. The film's practice of exposing the truth through ironic exhibition extends to its title, "Kimjongilia," being the name of the gorgeous red flower symbol created to celebrate Kim Jong Il's 46th birthday. This feature-length documentary is a damning condemnation of a regime founded upon total oppression of its people.
- 108 min
After 3 years abroad Junior returns to Iceland with his set of problems hoping that his father can sort them out but his homecoming isn't quite what he had expected.
- 99 min
A 315-pound man decides to kick his food addiction by moving to the country.
Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee
- 71 min
Rock roadie, Le Donk, has lived, loved and learned. Along the way, he's lost a classy girlfriend but gained a sidekick, Scorz-Ayz-Ee. He sets out to make Scorz a star with a little help from the Artic Monkeys.
Le jeu de la mort
- 95 min
In 1961, psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted an infamous experiment to see what limits people would go to obey orders. Milgram recruited forty volunteers and told them they were to ask a subject a series of questions, and when the answers they received were incorrect, they were to give the subject an electric shock, at levels ranging from 15 to 450 volts. Milgram's findings showed that with minimal prompting, the recruits were willing to shock their subjects until they shrieked in agony and passed out if they believed that's what they were expected to do and someone else would be held responsible for any injury. As it happens, the person receiving the "shocks" was an actor only pretending to suffer and the equipment was fake, but the volunteers didn't know this until after the fact. Filmmaker Christophe Nick puts a new spin on Milgram's experiment in the documentary Le Jeu de la Mort (aka The Game of Death). In Nick's film, the experiment take the form of a game show, in which volunteers are supposed to inflict punishment on a contestant hoping to win a cash prize. How much pain will ordinary people force upon a stranger in the name of following the rules and letting the show go on? The Game of Death received its North American debut at the 2010 Toronto International ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
- 116 min
A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.
Les convois de la honte
- 104 min
This French documentary explores the darker side of the armistice treaty signed by France in order to achieve peace amid the horrors of World War II, and takes a critical eye to the acts of appeasement made by the French, such as aiding in transporting Jews to concentration camps. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
Les enfants de Timpelbach
- 95 min
The children of a small European mountain village end up being its only residents, soon after the adults cannot take their behavior any longer.