Blood, Sweat & Teeth
- 90 min
This film is chock full of high intensity extreme cage fighting and does not stop until the blood, sweat and teeth hit the floor.
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Body of War
- 87 min
"Body of War" achieves an exceptional balance between two distinct yet interrelated stories of the Iraq War - one achingly intimate, and one with far-reaching national implications. Only two days after 9/11, 25 year-old Tomas Young responded to the call to defend his country, assuming he'd be sent to Afghanistan to fight Al-Qaeda. After President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, Tomas instead found himself on the road to Sadr City in an unarmored vehicle. After just a few days, with a single shot from above, Tomas was instantly paralyzed from the chest down.
Bongoland II: There Is No Place Like Home
- 140 min
Juma returns to his homeland, Bongoland, after failing to cope with life in America. He finds that life in Bongoland is not as easy as he thought it would be and discovers his family's dirty secrets.
- 104 min
Over five thousand people illegally cross the border each day. There are areas where crime is at its highest, where criminals prey upon these defenseless groups. An elite task force is put together with high expectations of solving this problem that is plaguing our border. After only a few short years, the operation is shut down due to the weight of overwhelming politics and red tape. With one of their own killed, and another missing, three agents decide to take the law into their own hands. Doing what was necessary from the beginning, but was always off limits, they decide to cross into Mexico. They find themselves up against more than they bargained for.
- 86 min
"Bra Boys" is a documentary film narrated by Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe about the real-life brotherhood, murder and family loyalties of Australia's warring gangs - the surfing "Bra Boys" of Maroubra, a beach side suburb of Sydney. These are not the laid-back, "Hey, dude," seaside slackers of Southern California legend.
Written, directed and produced by Sunny Abberton, himself a childhood resident of Maroubra's public housing projects, "Bra Boys" traces the cultural evolution of the much maligned and tattooed, youthful surfing community, and in particular the Abberton brothers: Sunny, Koby, Jai and Dakota, one charged with murdering a Sydney "standover man" (Australian slang for an extortionist who uses physical violence, or threats, to extract payment on behalf of another), another pursuing a professional surf career but charged as an accessory in his brother's murder trial, another trying to hold the family together, and the youngest brother whose sole inheritance is his siblings' national notoriety.
"Bra Boys" is the first full-length film project undertaken by, and officially sanctioned by, Bra Boys themselves. The film shows their success in professional big wave surfing, their international reputation for hard partying and rough justice. They have a running battle with authorities and rely absolutely and solely on one another in order to fit into a society in which they are otherwise displaced and, often, disinterested. The film explores the historical stigma associated with Australia's rebellious surf community, as exemplified by the residents of Maroubra and their social displacement.
Using archival shots, blended with new footage and interviews, "Bra Boys" presents a dynamic portrait of the current "surf vision," a story that is at once compassionate, compelling and confrontational: fights for against-the-odds success, predictable failures. Yet, ultimately, the film's narrative illustrates how even amidst the burdens of a stigmatized legacy, a new generation can hope for better.
Gwen Green, a book publisher's assistant, has all but given up on love when, on a chance assignment to edit the long-awaited memoirs of famous romance novelist, Dahlia Marchand, her prospects brighten.
Burning the Future: Coal in America
- 89 min
Burning the Future: Coal in America examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the Coal Industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by an emerging coal-based US energy policy, local activists watch the nation praise coal without regard to the devastation caused by its extraction. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, our heroes demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.
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- 100 min
A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.
- 94 min
A twisted honeymoon adventure about a young couple on their way to Niagara Falls.
Carnera: The Walking Mountain
- 125 min
In 1933, Primo Carnera became the first and only Italian to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship. This is his story.