- 86 min
The Hamilton's seem to be an ordinary American family, living in a small town in Northern California and dealing with the problems of everyday life. They've also been recently adjusting to the untimely death of their parents, but since have moved on.
A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral
- 85 min
The film is set around three protagonists. Two run a gas station on the outskirts of town, on a road that gets next to no traffic anymore, and so they get next to no customers. They live and work out of a decrepit van on site, its windows covered in plastic. Sadry is a former strongman, now blind in one eye. He is the boss of the station. Yadi is his eager to please assistant, who usually annoys more than pleases. Finally there is the postman, Abbas, who longs to trade in his break-less bicycle for a motorcycle, while he must care for his mentally ill brother.
- 93 min
Silver (Patrick Censoplano) is a clumsy teenage virgin with raging hormones until a misunderstanding about a box of XXL condoms leads to a little rumor about his supposed giant size.
- 90 min
ust doing his job, magazine editor Taishin Mamiya (Yoshikazu Kotani) interviews high school model Noeru Kisaragi (Takumi Saito). Despite Noeru's bad attitude, an enchanting picture of the ocean he draws leads Mamiya to invite him out for dinner after-wards. They connect at the restaurant, but while in the bathroom there Noeru solicits Mamiya sexually. The next morning, Noeru's office calls the magazine office where Mamiya works. "Your editor was rude. Have him come and apologize." When Mamiya goes to Noeru's house to deliver the apology, he sees Noeru with a dirty-looking man. Mamiya is shocked to discover at that moment that his interest in Noeru goes beyond article research—he truly wants to know more about him.
- 92 min
Mentor, is a story of love and ambition, centering on celebrated writer/professor Sanford Pollard (Rutger Hauer) and his two star pupils Julia (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Carter (Matthew Davis). A brilliant, charismatic and lauded writer, Sanford inspires as he corrupts, teaches as he taunts, and takes as he gives. Leaving young Sanford emotionally drained and defenseless against his teacher and mentor as he watches the girl of his dreams being snatched away before his eyes… Upon learning of the death of his mentor, Carter Baines revisits their time together and the biggest mistake of his life, letting the woman that loved them both get away.
The Wraith of Cobble Hill
- 15 min
Winter, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. It's gray. Felix, a high school student, lives with his inattentive mother. The cupboards are bare, she watches TV constantly, he's on his own. The owner of a convenience store in the neighborhood asks Felix if he'll feed the dog at the store for a few days while he's on vacation; he gives Felix a key to the store. Felix invites a couple of his friends to celebrate their access: TV dinners and bottles of malt liquor beckon. Meanwhile, a drama plays out in the flat above Felix's. How will Felix handle his own coming of age? Written by <[email protected]>
East Side Story
- 88 min
Dutiful grandson Diego Campos helps run the family restaurant, hides his gay relationships from his traditional Latino family and faces cultural changes to his ethnic enclave in this film festival favorite set in East Los Angeles. Diego finds himself navigating uncharted territory when his amorous aunt puts the moves on his boyfriend and an influx of gay white men moves into the neighborhood.
The Good Student
- 90 min
Ron Gibb is a widower, solitary and depressed, teaching history at an upstate New York high school. He has a small crush on Ally, a cheerleader, which is noticed by another student and the janitor. After Ally breaks up with her boyfriend, Ron drops her off at home, and a few minutes later she's kidnapped. The police are alternately suspicious of Ron and baffled because there's no ransom demand. Her father, a used car salesman, turns it into a sales event. Ron confronts Ally's dad over his business practices and offers his own reward for her return. Who has her, and why? And will Ron eventually notice a neighbor who's been trying to get his attention? Written by <[email protected]>
Treasure Island Kids: The Mystery of Treasure Island
- 82 min
Part three of the Treasure Island Kids Series follows Charlie, a rebellious teenager sent to summer camp by his parents. This is not any old summer camp, this is the real Island.
El Proximo Oriente
- 93 min