Burai yori daikanbu
- 93 min
Goro (Tetsuya Watari) had grown up in the yakuza world. As an active member of the Mizuhara family crime syndicate, he expressed his loyalty by always putting himself in the forefront of every battle. Violence never bothered him. However, after being sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing a rival gang’s hit man, he becomes disenchanted with the Yakuza life style. Goro is determined to start anew, but karma catches up. His two closest friends are murdered by his ex-boss. He is left with two options: to kill or be killed.
Bustin' Down The Door
- 95 min
Narrated by Edward Norton, Jeremy Gosch's Bustin Down the Door tells the tale of how a group of ambitious young men helped shape surfing into an international phenomenon in the winter of 1975.
- 132 min
Both a tragedy and an inspiring tale, "Canary" follows the story of two children, Koichi and Yuki, who must rebuild their lives after suffering from their parents' mistakes, and find a family to call their own. After being indoctrinated in the fanatical beliefs of the religious cult Nirvana with his mother and sister, Koichi has lost all sense of his own identity. A murderous attack instigated by members of the cult, inspired by the 1995 Sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, leads to Koichi being abandoned by his mother, rejected by his grandfather, and separated from his younger sister. Unable to deal with the loss, Koichi decides to break out of the child welfare system to reunite with his sister. On his way to Tokyo , he encounters Yuki, a girl fleeing from her abusive father. Together, they face the troubles of children traveling alone without the guidance or protection of adults, and learn to set aside their differences for the sake of survival and a chance for true happiness.
"Cowboy Smoke" is a modern day action western that addresses a social issue that's on the tip of everyone's tongue, illegal immigration. When we first meet Joe, a drug-store cowboy type, he's a convenient store clerk who loves his job for one reason, the free standing quick-draw video game there called Cowboy Smoke. After beating the game and subsequently being fired for playing it while on the clock, Joe packs his boots and follows his dreams down to south Texas to learn about real cowboying.
Joe's idea of the mythic cowboy is quickly shattered when he comes in contact with the real deal; The first job he is offered is killing illegal Mexican immigrants simply because they are crossing over private property.
A few nightmarish twist and turns and Joe finds himself befriending a Texas Ranger who swears by the law yet has trouble practicing it; when Joe asks for help in stopping a truck that is hauling illegal immigrants, the Ranger refuses. His beliefs turned upside down, Joe is ready for anything when approached by a mysterious fugitive offering help and advice.
Together the two men take on a dying land baron and his human smuggling ring in an attempt to save a family of illegal immigrants. "Cowboy Smoke" is a modern take on the spaghetti westerns of the 1960's that breaks down the mythic Cowboy one bullet at a time.
Crips and Bloods: Made in America
- 93 min
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
- 96 min
The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. Echoes of Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment abound as the band connects with today's audiences.
- 84 min
A cyborg escapes the facility where he was created. With the help of a local sheriff, he tries to run from the dangerous scientists that created him.
- 89 min
Dark Honeymoon follows a man who marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon, on the Pacific coast, terrible truths unfold as those around them die mysterious deaths.
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Death Defying Acts
- 97 min
During Harry Houdini's tour of Britain in 1926, the master escapologist enters into a passionate affair with a Scottish psychic. The psychic and her daughter attempt to con Houdini during a highly publicized séance to contact his mother whose death has haunted him for many years. However all does not go to plan.
- 92 min
Alan Alda is Rollie Zerb, a small-town Missouri old-timer with Alzheimer's, who lives with his sister (and some guy named Wendell in a trailer by the house). They are visited by Cooper (Matthew Broderick), who arrives at his mother's request to help talk Uncle Rollie into a nursing home. Cooper has mental problems of his own, due to a recent concussion. While back in town, he runs into Charlotte (Virginia Madsen), his high school sweetheart who is recently divorced from the town mayor. And somehow Rollie, Cooper, Charlotte and her son wind up heading to Chicago, where they are going to try to sell Uncle Rollie's rare baseball card of Frank Schulte, from the 1908 Chicago Cubs (the last Cubbies team to win the World Series!).