"Everybody Hates Chris" Everybody Hates the Substitute
- 20 min
A black substitute teacher takes over Chris' class while Ms. Morello is away, but the teacher ends up giving Chris a hard time, prompting Chris to figure out a way to get rid of him. Toyna discovers that she can her own way by accusing Drew of hitting her, and Mr. Omar gets on Julius' last nerve. Written by Kyleigh Heredia
"FutureWeapons" Front Line
- 60 min
- 100 min
Terror lurks in the old orphanage, beneath a disused London hospital - a Seventeeth Century malevolence, the Plague Doctor, has returned to complete his evil masterpiece
- 96 min
Top Hollywood talent agent Jack Giamoro (Ben Affleck) seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful wife. But he still feels like something is missing, and so he takes a journal writing class to explore his feelings. But when Jack learns his wife Nina (Rebecca Romijn) is cheating on him with his most important client his perfect life quickly starts to unravel. Things get even worse when Jack's journal --which contains secrets that could ruin him personally and professionally -- is stolen by ambitious journalist Barbi (Bai Ling). Jack must fight back to hold on to everything he has fought so hard to win, and in doing so he finally achieves the self-insight he was looking for -- and he realizes that only through family can he really find lasting happiness.
Hotel Very Welcome
- 90 min
Five Europeans in Asia. Josh and Adam, friends from England, are on holiday. Josh runs out of money and complains as Adam plays with the purse strings. Svenja, also in Thailand, has missed a flight and calls a travel agent whose English and ability to assist are limited. A phone friendship develops that might lead to more. In India, Liam is an Irish lad looking for experiences as he smokes dope and thinks about a baby he's fathered during a one-night stand. Marion is taking dance and meditation at an ashram as she seeks to grow; she's guessed that her relationship with her boyfriend back in Germany is kaput. Does anyone make a self-discovery? Written by <[email protected]>
- 94 min
When Charlie meets Daphne - the girl of his dreams - he never expects he'll have to battle past her pet dog "Babydoll" to woo her. And just when it seems he can't beat the beast and all is lost, something unexpected happens: Charlie begins to fall in love with the dog himself, realizing he never really needed a girlfriend in the first place. Now, in order to keep hanging out with "man's best friend", Charlie must scramble to keep the relationship with Daphne going at all costs - or risk losing them both. Written by Anonymous
- 115 min
Set in the courtyard of a mud walled house in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, the film voices Africa's grievances in an original and profoundly moving way: educating, and at the same time, entertaining the audience. The intimate personal story of an African couple on the verge of breaking up is told alongside very public political proceedings. The country's civil society is taking action against the international financial institutions whom they directly blame for Africa's woes.
- 131 min
BEAUFORT tells the story of LIRAZ LIBERTI, the 22 year-old outpost commander, and his troops in the months before Israel pulled out of Lebanon. This is not a story of war, but of retreat. This is a story with no enemy, only an amorphous entity that drops bombs from the skies while terrified young soldiers must find a way to carry out their mission until their very last minutes on that mountaintop.
It's a Wonderful Life
- 105 min
Thunder (Ronald Cheng) is a God who likes to boast about his intelligence and business mind. One day, he was reminded by his girlfriend, the Saint of Nine Heavens (Qing Yan), that he had pledged his guardianship to a fat boy that he had saved thirty years ago. The boy will face the end of his life on New Year's Eve and it is now the time for Thunder to fulfill his pledge to resolve the boy's trouble.
- 98 min
"Music & Lyrics" follows Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant), a washed-up 80s pop star who's been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there's a problem - Alex hasn't written a song in years, he's never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), Alex's beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano and under it, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears - and the music - if they want to find the love and success they both deserve.
The film also stars Brad Garrett as Alex's steadfast manager, Chris Riley and Kristen Johnston as Sophie's sister, Rhonda, who happens to be one of Alex's biggest fans. Newcomer Haley Bennett plays young pop princess Cora Corman.