2006 April Movies

Rock the Bells (2006)

Rock the Bells

  • 83%
  • NONE
  • 103 min
  • Documentary

Personifying the fierce independence and Do-It-Yourself spirit of the Hip Hop movement, festival producer Chang Weisberg puts everything on the line for his impossible dream of reuniting notorious no-shows The Wu-Tang Clan.

Furiously paced and rich with multiple narratives, "Rock the Bells" follows Weisberg and his guerilla promotion team as they fight for the arrival of all nine Wu-Tang members, battle broken equipment and overwhelmed security, attempt to control the riotous crowd in the...

Rollin' with the Nines (2006)

Rollin' with the Nines

    • R
    • 96 min
    • Crime

    Too Fine and his friends Finny, Pushy and Rage hope to set up a successful urban underground garage act and escape the lives they're trying to leave behind. But this dream all goes tragically wrong when Too Fine is murdered in a drive by-shooting at the hands of Temper, a former adversary from his days peddling rock on the streets who he owed a large unpayed debt to. To make matters worse, the weight of this burden falls on his sister Hope, who is brutally attacked and raped by Temper...

    Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)

    Sacco and Vanzetti

    • 86%
    • NONE
    • 80 min
    • Documentary

    "Sacco and Vanzetti" brings to life the personal, political and legal aspects of the heartbreaking story behind Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. It is the first major documentary film about this landmark story.

    Saint of 9/11 (2006)

    Saint of 9/11

    • 84%
    • NONE
    • 90 min
    • Documentary

    "Saint of 9/11" presents the turbulent, restless, spiritual and remarkable journey of Father Mychal Judge. Compassionate champion of the needy and forgotten, a beloved Fire Department Chaplain, rousing Irish-American balladeer and iconoclast, Father Judge was a humble parish priest who wrestled with his own private demons while touching others in powerful and miraculous ways.

    Saving Shiloh (2006)

    Saving Shiloh

    • 36%
    • PG
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    Sixth-grader Marty and his family attempt to help Shiloh's previous owner, Judd Travers, redeem himself after a near-fatal truck accident depicted in "Shiloh Season" (the second book and movie). Marty and his family give Judd the benefit of the doubt, believing that he can change his evil ways, but the rest of the community is convinced that Judd can never change. Hoping to save Judd's other dogs the way he saved Shiloh, Marty begins helping Judd care for the animals. However, when Judd is...

    Seance (2006)

    Seance

      • R
      • 88 min
      • Horror

      A college student thinks her dorm room is being haunted by the ghost of a little girl. Though her roommates think she is crazy, they decide to hold a séance during the Thanksgiving break in an attempt to get rid of the troublesome spirit. What they don't realize is that their séance can't bring back a ghost that is already present. Instead, they invite in something much more terrifying - the little girl's killer.

      Seeking 1906

        • Unrated
        • 56 min
        • History

        Seven Days of Grace

          • PG-13
          • 88 min
          • Comedy
          Sharpe's Challenge (2006)

          Sharpe's Challenge

            • Unrated
            • 138 min
            • Action

            Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the...

            Shoot the Messenger (2006)

            Shoot the Messenger

              • Unrated
              • 90 min

              Shoot The Messenger follows one man's painful journey towards self-discovery. On the way he finds both his own attitudes and the expectations of his community challenged.

              - Written by

              Anonymous

              Slipp Jimmy fri (2006)

              Slipp Jimmy fri

                • PG-13
                • 86 min
                • Animation

                Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

                Stolen

                • 67%
                • NONE
                • Documentary

                In 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston suffered the largest art heist in American history, resulting in the loss of 13 of the world's most famous artworks, worth $300 million, including pieces from Degas, Rembrandt, and Vermeer's masterpiece "The Concert." Not a single work has been recovered. With an eccentric cast of characters including a reformed fence nicknamed Turbo, cunning art detective Harold Smith, and Isabella Stewart Gardner herself, we journey into the mysterious...

                Stolen (2006)

                Stolen

                • 67%
                • Unrated
                • 84 min
                • Documentary

                In March of 1990, two thieves dressed as Boston police officers gained entrance to the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston Massachusetts and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Among the thirteen priceless works stolen was Vermeer's "The Concert" one of only 35 of the masters surviving works. Not a single one of the works has been recovered. STOLEN is a full exploration of the Gardner theft, and the fascinating, disparate characters involved:...

                Stranded (2006)

                Stranded

                  • Unrated
                  • 52 min
                  • Documentary

                  How long does it take before the abnormal seems normal? Death, love and family values are all up for re-negotiation in this dark and unusual black comedy about a girl trying to start a new life for herself after the loss of her mother.

                  Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters (2006)

                  Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters

                    • Unrated
                    • 104 min
                    • Animation

                    Directed by Mamoru Oshii's. Using a process Director Oshii calls "superlivemation," is a mixture of photography, animation and digital puppetry. Tachigui retells Japan's history from 1945 to our days through the feats of self-proclaimed dine and dash professionals - the Fast Food Grifters are the phantoms that rise and fall with the shifting diet-styles. They are the dissenting heroes who carved their names on the dark side of dietary culture with their glare. Now their legend revives, strong...

                    Tegan and Sara: It's Not Fun. Don't Do It! (2006)

                    Tegan and Sara: It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!

                      • Unrated
                      • Documentary

                      Tegan and Sara's first DVD. Includes Tegan and Sara: Live at the Phoenix, It's Not Fun. Don't Do It!: Tegan and Sara on Tour, Making of 'So Jealous', plus music videos and other extras

                      The Almost Guys

                        • PG-13
                        • Comedy

                        A down-on-his-luck repo man and his septuagenarian partner repossesses a car only to find a famous baseball pitcher bound and gagged in the trunk. With the World Series three days away, they learn the pitcher staged his kidnapping to pay off gambling debts. On the run from double-crossing kidnappers-for-hire, the repo man, his elderly partner, and the repo man's young son make a deal with the pitcher to ransom the team and split the money. If only they were good at it...

                        The Canary Effect (2006)

                        The Canary Effect

                          • Unrated
                          • 60 min

                          The Canary Effect takes an in depth look at the devastating effect that US policies have had on the indigenous people of America.

                          - Written by

                          Anonymous

                          The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

                          The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

                            • Unrated
                            • 95 min
                            • Documentary

                            Min Li, a trainee botanist is taken in by An's father. In such a beautiful, but lonely setting where the two are treated badly by the few men they communicate with, the women form a bond which quickly turns to unspeakable love. In a swirl of forbidden passion, love and opiate-induced intoxication they find themselves confronted with a society who will not accept same-sex love, a crime punishable by death.

                            - Written by

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                            The Cross and the Towers (2006)

                            The Cross and the Towers

                              • 53 min
                              • Documentary

                              Follow the lives of seven individuals that were changed forever, not only by the horrific day of 9/11, but by the stunning symbol of hope they found buried beneath the rubble of Ground Zero.