4 Horror Tales: February 29
- 90 min
Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which hands over a bloodstained ticket as a fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells her that 12 years earlier a prisoner transport vehicle caused a traffic accident wherein all the prisoners involved died - and some of the corpses disappeared. Since then, a murder has occurred near the tollgate on February 29th, every four years. Soon, odd events become increasingly frequent, usually involving a doppelganger of Ji-yeon. When Jong-sook is killed on the fateful February 29th, Ji-yeon - with the help of two detectives - starts looking into matters herself.
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- 80 min
Filmed for over ten years, a monk visits the normal world by disrobing, marrying, divorcing and becoming a monk again.
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Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
- 90 min
"AFTER SUNDOWN" is an action-packed story of a young woman who uncovers a dark secret that has been laid dormant for centuries. Before she can even comprehend her discovery, she is plunged into a gory battle with a predatory vampire from the American Old West, who is in search for his vampire offspring that was taken from him so long before. He will stop at nothing and devour all whom try to stand in his way but with each bite he will recruit another undead soldier to serve him... With the help of Texas locals, the woman leads the fight in a wild clash against the vampire and his undead army to regain control of the human race and send the evil creatures straight to Hell! Written by Charys Caldarella
America: Freedom to Fascism
- 109 min
Determined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay income tax, producer Aaron Russo ("The Rose," "Trading Places") set out on a journey to find the evidence. Neither left, nor right-wing this startling examination of government exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913.
- 42 min
A young twenty-something diver living in the Florida Keys discovers he has the power to breathe underwater.
- 128 min
Set in 19th century war-torn feudal Japan, a nation torn by civil strife between the ruling government and warlords vying for power, a master samurai takes on the task of raising 10 orphans and training them to be assassins. Their single-minded mission: do the bloody work of the state by silencing the troublesome warlords before they can stir up trouble. After a decade of inconceivably harsh training and discipline, Azumi and her comrades face their first task of assassinating two powerful warlords, but burdened with the cruel assignment as they must kill friends and enemies alike, Azumi begins to question her faith in her master and her devotion to her country. Still, Azumi remains determined to single-handedly complete her bloodbath mission. Based on the Japanese manga.
Be name pedar
- 105 min
This is about a father and his daughter who has been injured from the mines from Iran-Iraq war.
Been Rich All My Life
- 81 min
"Been Rich All My Life" follows the unlikliest troupe of tap dancing divas. They are the "Silver Belles," five former showgirls now aged 84-96, performing to standing ovations, as sassy as they ever were. They met during Harlem's 1930's heyday, dancing in the chorus lines at the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, Small's Paradise and Connie's Inn, performing with legendary band leaders like Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. When the big band era ended, they all went into other work -- but in 1985 they put their shoes back on, and have been dancing together again ever since. They may not kick as high, but they are hip-swaying and show-biz savvy.
Each of the Silver Belles has a distinctive, idiosyncratic personality, but they share a love of dance and the ability to flirt with an audience. "We mug more now than we used to," explains Marion Coles. "I light up like a Christmas tree when I go out there, the right music will just push you," adds Fay Ray. "I may be old, but I'm not cold!" exclaims Bertye Lou Wood, the eldest at 96.
They also have rich stories to tell about the history they made during the Harlem Renaissance, illuminated by a treasure trove of archival film and photos. The music score ranges over eight decades of jazz styles, from the honky tonk sounds of the 20's, the big bands of the 30's and 40's, the bebop of the 50's-to the rhythms of contemporary jazz as the ladies travel the streets of their neighborhoods today.
The film sparkles with the candor of these inspiring women, from their rehearsals at the Cotton Club, to their shows at concert halls around the city -- and over the considerable bumps in between. At the core of the film, amidst the music, the laughter and arguments, is the friendship that has continued over 70 years. The Silver Belles may get pacemakers and break their bones, but they heal and keep on dancing together.
Big Bad Wolves
- 13 min
Four mobsters sit in a diner, late one night, and listen to a fifth explain to them that the fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood" is actually all about the importance of teaching children sex education. He then regales his captive audience with the 'authentic', 'uncensored' version of the tale where Red is sent off to see the Wise Woman Of The Woods (an unseen witch-like grandmother) who will teach her sex education because her own mother is too embarrassed. Because she enters the woods without learning the dangers that await her, she meets the Wolf - a handsome prince-like man who is secretly a shape-shifting man-eater. The rest of the tale plays out as per normal except the Woodcutter doesn't make his entrance (because he was added by the Brothers Grimm to facilitate a happy ending) and Red is raped and then ripped to pieces by the Wolf. The Gangsters wrap up their evening and, utterly depressed, get ready to leave when the storyteller quips: "Did I ever tell you what really went down between Goldilocks and those Three Bears?" The Gangsters reply "no, what?" and the storyteller sets off on another tale... Written by Anonymous
Blondie: One Way or Another
- 72 min
A documentary about New York band Blondie, from their early beginnings in Bowery clubs like CBGBs alongside other up and coming bands like The Ramones, Patti Smith & Talking Heads. The documentary tracks their years of international success, through their internal problems and decline and then to their recovery and re-establishment leading to their being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 - an event that wasn't without its problems. Lots of interviews with band members, past and present, and their friends and contemporaries. Lots of clips of them performing through the years. Written by Steve Crook <[email protected]>