2012 September Movies

Barricade

Barricade

    • PG-13
    • 82 min
    • Horror

    A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.

    Beauty Is Embarrassing

    Beauty Is Embarrassing

    • 90%
    • NONE
    • 88 min
    • Documentary

    Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America's most important artists, Wayne White.

    Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world.

    Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. The pieces are drawn from performances at venues in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles including the famous Roseland Ballroom and the Largo Theater.

    Whether he’s parading a twenty foot tall puppet through the Tennessee hillside, romping around the Hollywood Hills dressed in his LBJ puppet suit, relaxing in his studio pickin’ his banjo, or watching his children grow up much too soon, Wayne White always seems to have a youthful grin and a desperate drive to create art and objects. It is an infectious quality that will inspire everyone to find their pleasure in life and pursue it at all costs.

    At its core, Beauty Is Embarrassing is a reminder that we should all follow our passion. It is those creative impulses that will lead us to where we need to go.

    Besties

    Besties

      • Drama

      A young girl and the babysitter she's idolized for years accidentally kill the older girl's ex-boyfriend.

      Blue Collar Boys

      Blue Collar Boys

        • NONE
        • 93 min
        • Action

        Inspired by true events, “Blue Collar Boys” centers on Charlie Redkin (Red) a 27 year-old construction worker set on self-improvement, as he struggles to provide for his family during the current recession. Desperate, Red’s friends - “the boys” - pursue illegal opportunities in order to make money fast. With cash finally coming in, the boys see nothing wrong with their actions, but Red is still unhappy. Together, Red and his friends are faced with this dilemma that will test their morals, faith, and ultimately their loyalties to each other.

        How far will you go to survive?

        Branded

        Branded

        • 10%
        • R
        • 106 min
        • Drama

        Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

        Breaking the Frame

        Breaking the Frame

          • Unrated
          • 100 min
          • Documentary

          A towering legend of performance, body art, and avant-garde cinema among many other mediums, Carolee Schneemann has been challenging assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity in the art world for five decades. BREAKING THE FRAME is an exquisite, insightful portrait of the artist and a compelling overview of her colorfully complex life and career. Utilizing a rich variety of celluloid and digital video formats, Montreal filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska spent many years filming at Schneemann's side. Her style is both intimate and unguarded, as focused on details as it is in presenting a vital and cohesive biography of the always-provocative artist. The resulting portrait captures Schneemann in her own words, images, and reflections while at work, at home, and in the studio. (c) AFA

          Bringing Up Bobby

          Bringing Up Bobby

          • 17%
          • PG-13
          • 93 min
          • Comedy

          A con artist moves her son to a conservative neighborhood in Oklahoma in an effort to build a better future, but it doesn't take long for her past to catch up with her, and for her son's behavior to cause problems of its own.

          Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus

          Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus

            • Unrated
            • 84 min
            • Documentary

            Based on the best-selling religious studies book by Joseph Atwill, this documentary shows that Jesus is not a historical figure, the events of Jesus' life were based on a Roman military campaign, his supposed second coming refers to an event that already occurred, and the Gospels were written by a family of Caesars who left us documents to prove it. Besides Atwill, six other controversial Bible scholars weigh in, showing that the teachings of Christ came from the ancient pagan mystery schools, and that Christianity was used as a political tool to control the masses of the day and is still being used this way today.

            - Written by

            Anonymous

            Cages of Shame

              • NONE
              • Documentary

              A gripping documentary offering a window to Animals Asia’s (www.animalsasia.org) work, “Cages of Shame” presents insight into the inspiring moon bear rescue missions carried out by the organization—following one particular journey to save the lives of a group of bears from a bile farm in China.

              Closer to God: Jessica's Journey

                • Unrated
                • 85 min

                This Christian-themed direct-to-video drama tells the story of a young girl named Jessica (Savannah Rae Linz) stricken with terminal cancer. During her final months, she and her family band together and search for renewed meaning in their lives, ultimately turning to God for healing and redemption. Michael Joiner and Ben Davies co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi