The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.
From the beloved director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A visionary sheik (Amr Waked) has a big dream – to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn his dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) latches on for its potential as a ‘good will’ story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.
A uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, SILENT HOUSE uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.
Friends With Kids is a poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. There are big laughs and unexpected emotional truths as the last two singles in the group, out of step with their married pals, resolve to have a kid together… and date other people. Stars Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and Edward Burns.
Fast-talking agent Jack's insincere patter is his chief weapon, but it irritates his assistant Aaron, threatens his marriage to Caroline and gets him into trouble repping guru/author Dr. Sinja. Jack suffers karmic repercussions from Sinja's magical Bodhi tree, which sheds one leaf for each word Jack speaks. After one thousand words, Jack will die.
Ewan is a secret service agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.
A unique Western about an odd romance between a savage outlaw and a strong willed English lady.
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but others doubt the husband's existence.
A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humor and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience with forty students. Featuring Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio "El-Negro" Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini,Raul Rekow, and Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, the film engages us with music styles and influences that are as dynamic as the performers themselves. Masters of rock, jazz, Latin fusion and soul, these drummers have backed the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana - and now each other.
Twenty-three-year-old Marina lives with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead, she observes it at a distance through the mammal documentaries of Sir David Attenborough and the sex-ed lessons she receives from her only friend, Bella. A stranger arrives in town and challenges her to a foosball duel. Meanwhile, her father prepares for his exit from the 20th century which he considers to be "overrated." Caught between the two men and her friend Bella, Marina embraces the wondrous mystery of the human fauna.
Inspired by true events. Scarecrow, tells the true story of a young woman who is attempting to escape from an abusive arranged marriage. After she is forced to stand trial for her efforts to flee, she is gang raped by the members of the village council. She is now serving a life sentence in India for killing her husband, who kept her bound and gagged while the raping occurred.
An acclaimed documentary feature exploring the extraordinary journey of the Reuther brothers - Walter, Roy, and Victor - prolific labor statesman whose social justice movement, under the banner of the United Auto Workers union, transformed the landscape of a nation. Directed by Victor's grandson, Sasha, and narrated by Martin Sheen, the film is an in-depth study of one family's rise from auto plant organizers in 1930s Detroit to leaders in collective bargaining, Civil Rights activism, and international labor solidarity. Behind the dramatic headlines of picket line conflict, assassination attempts, heated Senate hearings, and inter-union power struggles, lies a stirring personal story of determination, sacrifice, triumph, and tragedy. This influential and often controversial 40-year crusade would contribute to lifting millions of workers to a middle-class living and compel American democracy to live up to its promise of equality.
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A German engineer wonders where his adopted stray cat goes when he is away from home. After he creates a tiny camera for the cat to wear, the photos reveal more than what he expected.
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The story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.
For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.
Big trees, broken hearts. The story of a lovesick couple’s breakup & makeup while camping in the wilds of California.
Pioneer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye returns with a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide! Cute power femme Dylan (Lil Harlow) and studly hotel clerk Claudia (the sexy Papi Coxxx) are suffering from monogamous relationship blues. Hellbent to Claudia sets out on a gender-bending roller coaster-now as Claude-through a subversive Berlin sex club while her lover has threesomes with her best friend Teo (played by the incomparable Jiz Lee.) Everything comes to a climax when Dylan's mother (world-renown sex educator Maggie Tapert) arrives in town hellbent on releasing some tension. Fun, provocative and interwoven with personal interviews, Mommy Is Coming is filled with sheer delight - in more ways than one!
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While digging into their town’s infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock a dark secret, unleashing an evil spirit that takes possession of its victims. In addition to Christian Slater, the film stars Toby Hemingway, Johnny Pacar and Ambyr Childers.
Marilyne et Bruno Caron arrivent dans un village de montagne pour emménager dans un chalet qu’ils ont loué à Patrick Castang, promoteur et propriétaire de nombreuses habitations dans la région. Contents de quitter le nord de la France pour démarrer une nouvelle vie, ils acceptent sans sourciller quand Castang leur annonce qu’il va les loger momentanément dans un autre chalet de grand standing car le leur n’est pas terminé. S’ensuivra alors une succession de déconvenues qui va les conduire à déménager de nombreuses fois, avec le sentiment grandissant d’être traités sans aucune considération, alors même que les Castang multiplient patiemment et avec bienveillance les efforts envers eux. Les relations entre les deux familles vont se tendre. Bruno et Marilyne Caron ne supportent plus d’avoir sous leurs yeux le bonheur et l’abondance de biens des Castang. Leur amertume, alimentée par la jalousie, l’envie et la frustration, finira par devenir de la haine.
A ground breaking feature-length show controlled entirely by the audience using laser pointers. It is the first viable example of a standalone interactive experience capable of running in commercial movie theatres.
A feature-length documentary about a determined group of teens whose immersion in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California's high school drama program compels them to overcome their difficulties and create better lives for themselves.
A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
Magnolia Pictures will release the celebrated audacious Swedish comedy SOUND OF NOISE, about a group of "musical anarchists" who orchestrate a series of musical attacks on a city, and the tone-deaf cop who hates music hot on their trail. The film opens in Los Angeles on March 9 at The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre for an exclusive one-week engagement.
When a group of "musical anarchists" attack the city using only found objects as their instruments, seemingly nothing can stop them as they revel in the music they compose and the chaos they create. Unconcerned with being caught, the groups' antics draw the attention of the city's top anti-terrorism cop, Amadeus Warnebring. The only member of a prestigious family of famous musicians without any musical talent and disgruntled by a lifetime of feeling inferior, Amadeus channels his hate for music and noise into an unrelenting pursuit of the criminals. With the entire city watching, both sides refuse to quit until their pursuits reach an inescapable crescendo of noise.
When May returns to LA and runs smack into JP, the man she left behind, past and present collide sending them on a twenty-four hour journey in search of what they lost.
A documentary on artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the transformations the pair underwent for their Pandrogyne project.
Struggling with the loss of her child to Social Services, a single mother is trapped in the quicksand of her south Texas life, unwilling to accept the consequences of her actions. When her path collides with a young girl from Mexico, she begins a journey that will change her life – discovering that she is the architect of her own fate and learning what it is that truly defines home.
Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi (I am a Sex Addict) is threatened with a fatwa.
The Source Family was a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their popular restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood; but their outsider ideals led to their dramatic undoing.
A mechanic looking to save his faltering marriage strikes up an unlikely friendship with a shy Vietnamese-American manicurist.
An investigative point-of-view documentary about David Lavallee's journey down the Athabasca River and across Western Canada in search of answers about the battle between water and oil. Following an imaginary drop of water, and later an imaginary drop of oil, he discovers the threats to the third largest watershed in the world and two separate oceans. White Water, Black Gold is a film about the inextricable link between water and oil in our modern world.
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