2013 November Movies

The Preacher's Mistress

The Preacher's Mistress

    • Unrated
    • 91 min
    • Documentary

    Gwen doesn't have an easy life... She has to provide alone for her son, pay for her studies, and work in a low pay job... She also hasn't been lucky in finding Mr Right... Until now... She meets the man while jogging in a park, and it's love at first sight! It's been a long time since she's experienced that feeling... But little does she know that her "perfect man" is not who he claims he is. And that he has a deadly agenda... And that Sydney, her best friend, is part of this nefarious plan.

    - Written by

    Reel One Entertainment

    The Punk Singer

    The Punk Singer

    • 88%
    • NONE
    • 80 min
    • Documentary

    Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

    The Search for Weng Weng

    The Search for Weng Weng

      • Unrated
      • 92 min
      • Documentary

      One night in 1996, Australian cult video store owner-turned-guerrilla filmmaker Andrew Leavold dreamt he was in the Philippines directing a documentary about Weng Weng, the long-dead Filipino midget James Bond. Ten years later, he's actually in Manila making a deal with the forces of chaos and following his two-decade obsession to its logical conclusion. It's just the beginning of a very strange adventure, and as fate would have it, it's all captured on film. Armed only with a Mini-DV camera and with a head full of gloriously bad B-movies, Leavold fearlessly leaps into the trenches of the Philippines' once thriving film industry and allows blind chance and serendipity to point the way. He discovers a schizophrenic Asia-cum-America dotted with shopping malls and a scale model of Hollywood now a disaster zone, symptomatic of a country attempting to claw its way out of its post-colonial malaise, yet curiously on the verge of a digital filmmaking revolution. As for Weng Weng: he remains an enigma even to those who worked with him. His reign as the midget Agent 00 was an outrageous novelty that plucked him from complete obscurity and returned him just as quickly. What was he like? When and how did he pass away? In a country of 80 million people, it seems the truth about Weng Weng has slipped between the cracks forever. THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG leapfrogs from one eccentric character to the next - directors, producers, actors, stuntmen, midget waiters, transvestites and dwarf zombies, each one with a unique place in Filipino cinema - all the while dismantling the country's greatest filmic urban legend. It's part detective story, part forgotten B-film history, and part surreal Quest for the Holy Grail - that is, if the Grail is a two-foot-nine superstar called Weng Weng.

      - Written by

      Andrew Leavold

      The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

      The Stone Roses: Made of Stone

      • 73%
      • NR
      • 97 min
      • Documentary

      A documentary about the English alternative rock band, The Stone Roses. Meadows interweaves archive film, intimate behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen material, delivering the definitive account of the band and their music. He was also granted unprecedented access to their rehearsals for the summer 2012 Manchester concerts. A momentous occasion in modern music, these were the first gigs performed by The Stone Roses in 16 years.

      Things Left Behind

        • Unrated
        • 10 min

        Things Left Behind is a film about the first major art exhibit devoted to Hiroshima, at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, Canada. The exhibit features 48 color photographic prints of things left behind by those who perished, by Ishiuchi Miyako, the renowned Japanese photographer. (c) Official Site

        Tirez la langue, mademoiselle

        Tirez la langue, mademoiselle

          • 102 min
          • Comedy

          Two sibling doctors take on a young diabetic patient and both fall for the girl’s lovely mother, who tends bar at a local watering hole, testing their fraternal bonds and professional relationship.

          Toxic Hot Seat

          Toxic Hot Seat

            • NONE
            • 91 min
            • Documentary

            Follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies - a campaign so cunning, it's taken nearly 40 years to unravel.

            Two Points of Failure

            Two Points of Failure

              • 13 min
              • Biography

              TWO POINTS OF FAILURE (2013) is a conceptual experimental 35mm film that frames this demise (1976-2013) and takes as its primary subject matter Godard's failed prototype for the compact 35mm camera - a camera which suffered from myopia and was simply too loud. The film as you see it was constituted by dissolving negative emulsion in a chemical solution while recording the sounds of its own making. Through an extended, repeated looking, it functions as both an index of a disappearance and the remainder of the objects, techniques and medium which is now lost.

              Unraveled

              Unraveled

              • 64%
              • NONE
              • 84 min
              • Thriller

              Just days before Bernard Madoff captured headlines as the largest Ponzi schemer in U.S. history, Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, was arrested for orchestrating a massive fraud scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars from hedge funds. Brazen forgeries and impersonations branded the white-collar crime spree remarkable. Unraveled is set in the "purgatory" of house arrest -- an upper East Side penthouse -- where the Court has ordered Dreier confined until his sentencing day. -- (C) Official Site

              Weekend of a Champion

              Weekend of a Champion

              • 71%
              • 80 min
              • Documentary

              An entertaining vérité look at world champion driver Sir Jackie Stewart as Roman Polanski follows his attempt to win the Monaco Grand Prix.