Once Upon a Time in the Hood
- 99 min
In the gang infested neighborhoods nearby Chicago's Little Village, Raul follows in the footsteps of his older brother Freddy. Raul's destiny as a member of the Latin Crowns street gang seems predetermined, but when he falls in love with an innocent young woman and his brother is shot under questionable circumstances, Raul decides to leave the gang. This quest to go straight becomes more and more difficult as he finds himself entangled with the newest member of the gang, and as the violence of their day to day life on the street intensifies. When the gang begins to fall apart around him, Raul's loyalty is questioned on every front and he becomes caught in the middle of a spiraling series of events that jeopardize every aspect of his life. Written by David Miller
Joan Armatrading: All the Way from America
- 105 min
This video captures folk music balladeer Joan Armatrading performing live as part of her 2003 world tour. The gifted storytelling singer-songwriter combines her greatest hits with intriguing new songs from her most recent studio album, "Lover's Speak," and serves them up to a sell-out crowd of devoted fans at the Lillian Fontaine Theatre in Saratoga, California.
In the Mojave desert, fate brings together a drifter, an unfaithful wife, a wealthy cruiser, a mobster, his muscle, their captive, two bounty hunters, and six Cal Tech students going to Texas in an RV. After too much alcohol the first night on the road, one of the grad students discloses he's made a scientific breakthrough that will bring him fame and wealth, but he hasn't turned in the research disc yet. The drifter and the wife talk at a desert tavern, and sex is in the air. The mobsters stop for a beer after taking care of some business, and the bounty hunters are chasing someone. Does anyone get out of the Mojave, "sin's kitchen," alive? Written by <[email protected]>
- 82 min
Amy Martin (Claudia Christian), an attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger man, Steve Sterns (Nicholas Celozzi) who is introduced to Amy by her good friend, Sheila. The love affair is very brief, as she realizes that Steve has a dark, sinister and obsessive side to his personality, or is it personalities? Amy tries to break off the relationship, only to find that her adulterous lover has become her stalker. She also fears that Steve is responsible for the numerous brutal murders of local prostitutes. Two policemen (Ron Perlman and 'James Van Patten') investigate Steve and also the killings of the prostitutes; but this does not stop Steve from becoming increasingly violent and murderous towards Amy. After the death of Amy's friend, Sheila, and the killing of her dog at the hands of Steve, the police still do not arrest him due to lack of evidence. Steve is now in a tormented state and kills his psychiatrist who knows about Steve's multiple personalities. He then attempts to murder Amy in a fit of rage at her house, only to die at the hands of Amy's stepdaughter, Milly ('Vanessa Lee Evigan'). Written by theperlmanpages
- 125 min
De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and legendary hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light - including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter.
- 20 min
A man stands outside an apartment building, lighting a cigarette. He goes inside. As he rings the bell at the 4th floor, a woman answers and lets him in. The alarm rings. The man and woman wake up. He takes out the garbage. She makes breakfast. After breakfast, he packs his suitcase and leaves. He goes outside. He lights a cigarette. After that, he goes inside. He rings the bell at the 8th floor. A woman answers and lets him in. A week later. The alarm rings. The man and woman wake up. He takes out the garbage. She prepares him breakfast. He goes back inside and rings the bell at the 4th floor...
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- 91 min
Wayne (Robert Redford) and Eileen (Helen Mirren) Hayes live the American Dream. Together they?ve raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe), and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple?s world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI Agents, their life under scrutiny.
While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.
Addicted to Acting
- 108 min
Before the Fall
- 117 min
Set during World War II, this movie follows German teenagers who attend a napola - a special institution for gifted boys that turns them into the Nazi elite as they become ruthless servants of the Fuhrer.
- 96 min
A theatrically-released compilation of three Varda shorts: "Salut les Cubains," "Ulysse" and "Ydessa, les ours et etc."