- 103 min
Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his family. With the help of his friend Olli, Juha begins prostituting himself to support his wife and children. With this he makes in two hours what it took him two days to earn before. The shame and deception mushroom, but the pay from the new profession seems to offset the downside.
Mars & Venus
- 93 min
Ida and Mathias is a very "normal" couple. Her architect, he was a kind of production manager. They have two children, is still horny on each other. But life has set in: The kids interrupt the sex, she earns more than him, and the apartment is just too narrow and too unopposed. In short: It's time to dream. She wants to finish his life's prestige project. He would like to have a boat. Old sailboat even made of wood. One day, Mathias makes the fatal (or maybe the right thing :) He just buys the boat...
Miracle on 1st Street
- 113 min
In the heart of the small shanty town known as Pine Village, lies 1st Street. The area has been earmarked by businessmen for redevelopment with lush parks and skyscraper apartments. Gangsters have been enlisted by the businessmen to persuade the residents to sell their homes for pennies on the dollar. It turns out that the towns only hope for a miracle may well come from Pil-je, the gangster sent to 1st street to bully the residents into submission.
- 96 min
Cancer-deceased stock trader Jack Mercy's funeral is where his three daughters Willa, who lived on his Montana cattle ranch, shy Lily and Hollywoodian Tess, from different mothers, meet. The notary and neighbor Ben McKintock, who fancies Willa, are to supervise the surprising last will: the girls only inherit 1/3 each of the $24,000,000 estate after cohabiting there for a year. Tess and Munroe County's gentleman sheriff Torrence, a hunky vet, fall in love. So do Lily and Adam Wolfchild, a half-blood ranch-hand, but her abusive husband, ex-con Jesse Carne, stops at nothing to get her back. But is he the one who viciously kills ranch animals and ranch-hand Pickles?
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- 120 min
Nina's Journey is a feature film, but with an authentic narrator. We follow Nina and her family during six dramatic years, half of them spent in the Warsaw ghetto. The film tells the story of a young girl coming of age under extreme circumstances: Nina falls in love, goes to parties, and graduates high school - all in the Warsaw ghetto. One could say that, in these horrid times, she is almost living the life of a normal teenager. If it wasn't for the fact that all those around her are vanishing, one by one. Nina's Journey is shot in Warsaw, with Polish actors. But it is narrated by the elderly Nina Einhorn herself. Written by Lena Einhorn
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
- 81 min
"Operation Homecoming" is a unique documentary that explores the first-hand accounts of American troops through their own words. The film is built upon the Operation Homecoming initiative created by the National Endowment for the Arts to gather the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through interviews and dramatic readings by such actors as Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, Justin Kirk, Aaron Eckhart, Chris Gorham and John Krasinski, the film transforms selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women who are serving in America's armed forces. At the same time it provides depth and context to these experiences through a broader look at the universal themes of war literature.
Paul Mooney: Jesus Is Black - So Was Cleopatra - Know Your History
- 86 min
Few comedians can stir up controversy like the legendary Paul Mooney -- writer for Richard Pryor, creator of In Living Color's Homey the Clown and featured guest on Chappelle's Show. With his characteristic brutal honesty, Mooney passionately and hysterically charges into the electrified currents of racial tension. In this magnificent standup performance at Hollywood's Laugh Factory, Mooney earns a standing ovation with his relentless no-holds-barred observations on black history, stereotypes and prejudices, living in White America, celebrity divas and much, much more!
- 93 min
When detective Sean Walker's partner is brutally murdered by psychotic killer Billy during a drug bust gone wrong, Sean nearly executes Billy himself. Traumatized by his friend's death and disgusted by internal politics, Sean quits the Las Vegas police force and moves his beautiful wife and young daughter to an isolated ranch. After ten years in prison, Billy escapes and sets out to get even with the cop who put him away. He hooks up with his sadistic girlfriend Sadie and the two set out in search of Sean, leaving a trail of dead bodies in their wake. Clueless, Sean's former colleagues call him in to help. As Sean tracks the escaped killer, Billy and Sadie close in on the ranch. By the time Sean realizes where Billy's trail leads, his wife, teenage daughter, and their sexy traveling companion Michelle, have been taken hostage. While waiting for Sean to arrive, Billy and Sadie indulge their perverse appetites with the helpless prisoners. Racing against time, Sean must act alone to save his family from the brutal killers bent on revenge. Written by Anonymous
- 97 min
Divided by the same family tragedy that once bonded them closer than ever before, two grown siblings left with numerous unanswered questions regarding their mother's murder struggle to find a common ground after the daughter of one is badly injured in a horrific farming accident. Marian and her younger sister Hanna were forever scarred when, one fateful night twenty years ago, their mother was murdered under mysterious circumstances. In the aftermath of the murder, Marian remained in the Mennonite farming community where the pair were raised, giving birth to a little girl as Hanna departed for Chicago to launch her writing career. One day, when Marian's six year old daughter Rebecca is injured in a terrible farming accident, Hanna returns home intending to help her sister and niece.
- 97 min
Reginald "Cool" Coolidge is a struggling actor, fed up with taking stereotypical African-American roles and waiting for his big break in a legitimate production. While working his day job, his ex-fiancée - and one true love - reappears after three years of silence. Discovering that it's only 36 hours until her wedding to a local lawyer, Cool embarks on last-ditch attempts to win her back. In the process, he takes on the biggest "role" of his life, while also learning the secret to mastering his craft.