53 Winter Days
- 91 min
Three characters meet on a winter night at a bus stop and attend to the abandonment of a dog. Mila, a teacher who has been a year off after being attacked by one of his students. Celso, security guard, married, father of a child with serious economic problems, about to learn that is going to be father again, but this time with twins. And Valeria, a cello student, with a murky relationship with her family and her love. The three set out on a journey that will take them to confront their fears and frustrations and to make each a decision that will change their lives.
9/11: Press For Truth
- 125 min
Out of the grieving thousands left behind on September 11th, a small group of activist families emerged to demand answers. In '9/11 Press For Truth', six of them (including three of the famous "Jersey Girls") tell for the first time the powerful story of how they took on the powers in Washington and won! compelling an investigation, only to subsequently watch the 9/11 Commission fail in answering most of their questions.
A Bug and a Bag of Weed
- 96 min
Peter Jordan is 33 years old and stuck in a dead end retail job at Super Duper Computers. To make matters worse, he's managed to rack up over $35,000 worth of debt. Student Loans, credit cards, Big Screen TV. His love life is equally in debt. Just when it seems he will never break out of his rut, an old high school buddy named Frehley shows up unexpectedly. Under Frehley's influence, Peter takes large cash advances on his newest credit card to go out every night. He even purchases his dream car, a classic '72 Volkswagen Bug. Frehley's easygoing take on life soon begins to affect Peter's co-workers as well. Before long Peter and his buddies Stan and Willie are having the time of their life. Not only are they meeting women, they're finally picking them up as well! When complications arise, Frehley disappears as quickly as he arrived, leaving a hockey bag full of pot in Peter's apartment... Written by Anonymous
A Goat's Tail
- 120 min
Kojo is a taxi driver living and working in Ghana. Sleeping on his break he is awoken by a beautiful young travelling actress called Cynthia. She's in Ghana for the day and hires Kojo to show her some tourist attractions. The day ends with a sexual encounter and a reluctant promise from Cynthia to invite Kojo to England. 4 months later Kojo arrives on Cynthia's doorstep. Filled with ambitions of making money and for filling his dreams of succeeding as a poet, he soon realises that the grass isn't greener on the other side and people are not what they seem. Written by Julius Amedume
- 97 min
"A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
- 94 min
When a plane carrying a pair of top secret military robots crashes on a deserted Pacific island, a team of Navy seals must find them and turn them off as soon as possible for the longer they are activated, the smarter they become.
- 84 min
The makers of "The War Room" turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. "Al Franken: God Spoke" is a cinema verité pursuit of Al Franken, shot over the course of two years, which follows the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian turned best-selling author and political satirist, from his highly publicized feud with Bill O'Reilly over Franken's blockbuster "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" to his relentless campaign against George Bush and the Right Wing in the 2004 election, and beyond. Says Franken, "I take what they say and use it against them. What I do is jujitsu. They say something ridiculous and I subject them to scorn and ridicule. That's my job."
- 125 min
Absolute power corrupts absolutely in writer-director Steven Zaillian's ("Schindler's List") adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's classic novel "All the King's Men" featuring an all-star cast led by Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins. "All the King's Men" charts the spectacular rise and fall of a charismatic Southern politician, "Boss" Willie Stark (Penn). Law co-stars as Jack Burden, the once idealistic, now embittered ex-reporter who unwittingly fuels Stark's corrupt political ambitions.
- 100 min
A documentary about the history of punk rock in America from 1980-1986. Generally unheralded at the time, the early 1980s hardcore punk rock scene gave birth to much of the rock music and culture that followed. There would be no Nirvana, Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers were it not for hardcore pioneers such as Black Flag, Bad Brains and Minor Threat. Hardcore was more than music, it was a social movement created by Reagan-era misfit kids. The participants constituted a tribe unto themselves, some finding a voice, others an escape in the hard-edged music. And while some sought a better world, others were just angry and wanted to raise hell. "American Hardcore" traces this lost subculture, from its early roots in 1980 to its extinction in 1986.
- 97 min
The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman whose only commodity is death and the story of a young man who finds that the death that he wishes for is difficult to find. Others are just traveling through, on their way to another place when they stop to eat at Red's Desert Oasis. The food may not be great, and the waitress may be surly, but those who stopped at Red's will find that they are involved in the showdown of their life. Written by Tony Fontana <[email protected]>