100 Films and a Funeral
- 95 min
This documentary covers the life and death of London-based Polygram Filmed Entertainment, responsible for such noted hit films of the 1990s as Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and The Usual Suspects (1995). Headed by Michael Kuhn, the approach was to copy the record industry format of sponsoring several labels producing distinct type of entertainment with their own talent. Kuhn was a hands-off, understanding that it was those in the film industry who new how to make the films. Notable successes led to ever greater expansion but two events led to the studio's ultimate demise. The first was a change of leadership at the parent company Philips where a new CEO was not supportive of the business (which he said was not a business, but a gamble). The second was their attempt to establish themselves in Hollywood where the risks of failure grew exponentially. The entire entertainment division was eventually sold to the Canadian liquor giant Seagram's and the film division sold by them to Universal. Written by garykmcd
Fall Into Me
- 85 min
Steven Jacobs is a school bus driver nursing a broken heart. Then he meets Maria, a beautiful hospital volunteer. When an unexpected chain of events convinces Maria that Steven has a rare disease, he sees this as his one opportunity to spend time with her and encourages the misconception. But how long will it be before his ill-advised ploy catches up to him? Fall Into Me is a heart-warming romantic comedy that will have you laughing and leave you smiling.
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The Family Holiday
- 90 min
A selfish con-man must show that he can be a family man to inherit his uncle's estate. As he tries to set up his scam family, he realizes that he really wants to have a family
Werewolf: The Devil's Hound
- 89 min
An escaped werewolf - who’s determined to start a family of her own - sinks her claws into Kevin, leaving him with an uncontrollable desire to kill. Can his family save him before his lycan nature takes over for good?
- 104 min
Seven short films in which gay youths and young men negotiate society, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. In several, teen boys come out, perhaps first to a close friend - how will the friends react? For some youths, coming out risks violence. In two films, love is thwarted - by mother, in one, and by immigration, in another. Written by <[email protected]>
- 82 min
Le temps d’une nuit, quatre destins se télescopent. Une prostituée, un chauffeur de taxi mystique, une jeune lesbienne et un musicien de jazz : tous ont des comptes à régler avec la vie. La question est : y arriveront-ils à temps?
Words from the City
- 90 min
Words from the City is a feature length documentary that explores contemporary Australian hip hop through intimate and candid observations of some of the nations most potent and compelling artists. Featuring the Hilltop Hoods, Koolism, MC Trey, Downsyde, TZU, Layla, Wire MC, and Maya Jupiter. Through insights into their private and public lives, Words from the City follows the daily battles that they are forced to undertake to realise their position as the vanguard of Australian hip hop. Written by Anonymous
The Year of the Wolf
- 95 min
Sari is a young, beautiful and intelligent girl who is busy studying at university,but she suffers from epilepsy and has to face death on a daily basis. Mikko is hersomewhat older university teacher, who is tired of life, and who one day decides toabandon his wife, children and idea of a perfect life. Both characters have been tooscared to live their lives to the brim for too long. But they meet, and in spite oftheir prejudices and reserved natures, they manage to create a dramatic and movingmodern romance which confronts numerous taboos. While the imagery explores theboundary between life and death in a most poetic way, the odd couple's romance istold with both bite and humour. Society - be it in the shape of angry ex-wives,overprotective parents, conservative aunts or embittered colleagues - is doing whatit can to put a spanner in the works."
- 124 min
Choubra, cosmopolitan neighborhood of Cairo. Hatem, maggoty police officer, handles this neighborhood with an iron hand. Every single citizen fears and hates him. Only Nour, a young woman he lusts after, dares stand up to him. But Nour is secretly in love with Cherif, brilliant and uncorrupted deputy public prosecutor. Green with envy, Hatem comes between. He wants Nour for himself. He whipsaws her and turns her life into a nightmare. The story of a frustrated love like Choubra experiences some since the mists of time. Written by Hassan Said
- 92 min
"Juno" stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Cera). With the help of her hot best friend Leah (Thirlby), Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Bateman and Garner), longing to adopt. Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents (Simmons and Janney) as she faces some tough decisions, flirts with adulthood and ultimately figures out where she belongs.