ComedyGuy Carter, (Jason Biggs, ‘American Pie’) is an award-winning graduate student and has a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. The only problem? He’s been trying to find work in his field for a year with no luck. At wit's end, his wife finds him a job as a "driver". However, as Guy shows up for the interview thinking he’ll be delivering pizzas, he quickly realises it's a job driving escorts. With money too scarce to turn down, he goes for it - which is where he meets Nikki, the tough-as-nails, unapologetic sex worker, and her two hilarious and foul-mouthed cohorts, Jaxi and Fallon. As reluctant driver and protector, Guy is thrust into a world of rockin' women and feeble men. Over the course of one wild and sordid night, Guy proves to Nikki - and himself - that he has what it takes to be the responsible father h
DramaFrom acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, "Loving" celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
ThrillerWhen a boating joyride during their Caribbean vacation takes a disastrous turn, a doctor, his wife and their six year old son find themselves stranded on a deserted island, isolated and alone, without food or water. They are finally discovered by two local fishermen after a few days but their salvation soon becomes a living nightmare when the fishermen abduct the mother and son and demand a ransom for their safe return. Now a desperate father must race against the clock to track down the kidnappers and save his family.
Comedy'Preggoland' tells the story of Ruth, a 35-year-old woman who pretends to be pregnant to fit in with her friends. Although Ruth initially tries to come clean, the perks of pregnancy are too seductive to ignore and she soon finds herself living a lie. Starring Sonja Bennett (who also wrote the script), James Caan and Danny Trejo and directed by Jacob Tierney ('The Trotsky'), 'Preggoland' is a comedy that looks at the lengths we will go just to feel special.
DramaBased on the incredible true story of one of boxing's most charismatic and colourful champions, Bleed for This centres on Rhode Island native Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller), AKA "The Pazmanian Devil." When a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck and the prognosis that he may never walk again, Vinny teams with trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) and stages a triumphant return to the ring.
SportsThis biographical drama chronicles the life of one of the world's greatest footballers. Under the guidance of his coach, Vicente Feola (Vincent D'Onofrio), the young Pelé (Kevin de Paula Rosa) rises from the slums of São Paulo and utilises his street soccer skills to lead Brazil to a 1958 World Cup victory at the age of just 17.
DocumentaryBased on the books series written by David Paulides Missing 411 chronicles the unsolved yet eerily similar disappearances of five children in the wilds of North America accross multiple decades. A real-life horror story for those involved, the film examines each case from multiple perspectives in an attempt to shed light on the unsettling topic. Les Stroud of Survivorman and Obama-appointed, former Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar are both interviewed for their insight into the topic, as are the families who have fallen victim to tragedy.
DramaIn the last days of a dying logging town Christian (Paul Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry’s (Geoffrey Rush) wedding to the much younger Anna (Anna Torv). While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie), who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young) and father Walter (Sam Neill), he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.
DramaAcademy Award®-nominees Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star in this funny, smart and vibrant portrait of a modern American family. Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are your average suburban couple raising their two teens, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), in Southern California. But when the kids secretly track down their “donor dad,” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone as family ties are defined, re-defined and then re-re-defined. Fall in love with the big-hearted comedy that critics are calling “one of the best films of the year!”
DocumentaryWhen feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men's Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Jaye had only heard about the Men's Rights Movement as being a misogynist hate group aiming to turn back the clock on women's rights, but when she spends a year filming the leaders and followers within the movement, she learns the various ways men are disadvantaged and discriminated against. The Red Pill challenges the audience to pull back the veil, question societal norms, and expose themselves to an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege.
ComedyFrom Jill Soloway, creator of the hit show TRANSPARENT, Afternoon Delight is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. Rachel is quick-witted and loveable, yet tightly coiled. A thirty-something year old steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles' bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighbourhood. On the surface, everything appears just right. She has a chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child and a hipster wardrobe. However when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage, she receives a private dance from McKenna and something inside her cracks. Rachel returns to the club, gets to know McKenna and subsequently adopts her as a live-in nanny. This move unleashes unimagined and colourful waves of change into Rachel's life, marriage and her communi
Documentary"Unacknowledged" focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced - and why. The best evidence for Extraterrestrial contact, dating back decades, is presented with direct top-secret witness testimony, documents and UFO footage, 80% of which has never been revealed anywhere else. The behind-the-scenes research and high level meetings convened by Dr. Steven Greer will expose the degree of illegal, covert operations at the core of UFO secrecy. From briefings with the CIA Director, top Pentagon Generals and Admirals, to the briefing of President Obama via senior advisor John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton Campaign - we take the viewer behind the veil of secrecy and into the corridors of real power where the UFO secrets reside. The viewer will learn that a si
DocumentaryThe Secret. It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries… to reach you. This is the secret to everything – joy, health, money, relationships, love, happiness… everything you have ever wanted. In this astonishing film are ALL the resources you will need to understand and live The Secret. For the first time in history leading scientists, authors, and philosophers will reveal The Secret, a secret that utterly transformed the lives of those who lived it… Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein. Now YOU will know The Secret, and it can change your life forever.
DocumentaryA gripping documentary on one of the greatest movie stars of all time. In 1970 McQueen set out to make 'the ultimate racing movie'. It would be called Le Mans. He would lose his marriage, close friendships, control of his film and risk lives. Obsession, Betrayal & Vindication. The superstar who risked everything in pursuit of his dream.
DocumentaryA mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits. Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the mulit-billion dollar sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow
DocumentaryDocumentary exploring the theft in March 2004, of street artist Banksy's ten-foot statue titled The Drinker. This sculpture was a replica of Rodin's The Thinker -with a traffic cone placed on its head and was installed in central London. One day, in broad daylight, masked thieves pulled up with a flatbed truck and stole 'The Drinker' before sending a ransom note to a national newspaper claiming to be art terrorists and demanding a ransom for it's safe return. The ensuing battle between Banksy and the art terrorist known as AK47 went on for a number of years before the art work disappeared completely. Now, after all this time, it seems that AK47 is about to breathe new life into the saga.
ThrillerThree weeks after Claire's husband mysteriously disappeared, the police end their investigation and her son begins to grieve. The only person who hasn't given up is Claire. Soon, she discovers his troubling secrets, including an alluring yet manipulative graduate student with whom he had formed a close bond. As she digs deeper, Claire begins to lose her grip on how well she truly knew her husband and questions her own identity in the process.
DramaDeep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.
ThrillerWorking his way to the top on Wall Street, Changez (Riz Ahmed) is a promising business analyst who catches the attention of an influential and tough to please mentor Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland). With his career on the up and up, and starting a passionate relationship with the beautiful and talented Erica (Kate Hudson), Changez has a future to look forward to. Then 9/11 occurs at the height of Changez’s success, forcing him to be judged with tainted eyes as a young Pakistani man, resulting in him returning to his homeland. There he is free from alienation and suspicion but a chance meeting with Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, brings the reality of the world’s situation crashing down. From award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Funda
ThrillerFrom the legendary Stephen King, author of Misery and The Shining, comes this year’s most terrifying thriller. Celebrating 25 years of a good marriage, Darcy feels her life is complete with a loving husband and wonderful children. Outside their lives a serial killer hunts his victims, killing young females, whilst a suspicious stranger stalks Darcy’s family. Thinking bad things only happen to others, Darcy soon finds out the truth as she uncovers a gruesome truth about her husband that suddenly makes the outside world frightening real. Realising that her husband is not who she thought he was, his sinister secret threatening not only their marriage but also her life, will Darcy survive the dark truth that is so horrific it can’t be real? Starring Oscar Nominated Joan Allen (The Killing, The Bourne Ultim
Heber Cannon, Mariah Moore, Marston Sawyers & Ian Wittenber
DocumentaryThe 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. "Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed and offers an inside look at what it takes to be among the world's elite athletes, both in training and on the competition floor. The CrossFit Games challenge competitors to perform intense physical tasks, but the hardest part is sometimes mental. Athletes often learn the details of the events only minutes before they begin, and everyone handles the pressure differently. Which of these fierce competitors will rise to the top and earn the title of Fittest on Earth?
Action & AdventureFBI agent Gretchen Blair (Denise Richards - 'The World Is Not Enough') is on a flight to Washington D.C. when the man seated beside her makes an unusual offer. He explains that the plane they're on is about to be hijacked, and promises to pay her fifty million dollars if she can get him safely back on the ground. When a gang of professional thieves takes control of the plane, she realises he isn't joking. Soon Gretchen finds herself caught in the middle of an elaborate mid-air heist, fighting to save the passengers while the thieves tear the plane apart, searching for the stolen loot hidden somewhere on board.
DocumentaryMatt Gallagher finds himself in Toronto's illegal poker clubs every night. They are a world fuelled by addiction and one-upmanship. The wild characters who inhabit it live for the high-intensity risks. Matt, out-of-work and with a new baby and wife to support, must put everything he has on the line to bring home the daily bread. But as the stakes rise ever higher, Matt soon discovers that the real meaning of risk lies far beyond the poker room.
Action & AdventureBAFTA nominated ‘Kajaki: The True Story’ follows a small unit of British soldiers positioned on a ridge overlooking the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province in 2006.
Acclaimed across the board and declared as the ‘British Hurt Locker’ (Charles Gant, 'Heat'), never before has the brutality of war been so beautifully shot in this tense and powerful story of a three-man patrol unit who sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock.
Faced with unimaginable terrain and miles from home, this band of brothers end up in a dried out river bed where one of their unit detonates a land mine, resulting in life changing injuries. Confronted with adversity, the rest of the unit does what they do best; they do not give in. Setting in motion a desperate and determined rescue mission, where time is against them if they are going to sur
IndependentIn 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. Starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Bronson follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain’s most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson.
DramaThe Hunt unfolds in a small provincial town in the days leading up to Christmas. Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen), a forty year old divorcee, is finally getting his life under control. He's got himself a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of re-building his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things soon start to unravel. Nothing significant, just a slight comment here, a random lie there. As the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like an invisible virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity. The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie can quickly become truth, a modern tale of a witch-hunt, injustice, guilt and ultimately, forgivenes
ComedyWhen Kyle returns from his stag do with a sexually transmitted disease he’s left unable to have sex with his fiancée in the run-up to their wedding. Under the tutelage of Jarvis, his best man and only confidant, Kyle does everything he can to avoid any form of sexual contact with his bride-to-be. However, with the attractive and highly-sexed Lydia growing ever more suspicious, Kyle wonders whether his one drunken indiscretion will see him ever make it down the aisle.
IndependentSet against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? With an all star cast including Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel, We Need to Talk About Kevin), Tom Hiddleston (Avengers Assemble, Thor), Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Lawless) Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness), and John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). From acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai), oozing cool and dry wit, Only Lovers Left Alive
DocumentaryMany politicians have seen their careers careen off the tracks, but few instances have been captured so completely on film as the incisive and painfully funny Weiner. With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, his family, and his campaign team as they mount his New York City mayoral campaign, the film documents the impending political meltdown of epic proportions. What begins as an unexpected comeback from a disgraced ex-congressman takes a sharp turn once Weiner is forced to admit to new sexting allegations. As the media descends and rips apart his every move, Weiner tries desperately to forge ahead, but the increasing pressure and crippling 24-hour news coverage halts his political aspirations dead in their tracks. Weiner deftly teeters the line between political farce and personal tragedy, exposing the ex-congress
DocumentaryFeaturing brand new music from Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Massive Attack's Robert del Naja and Elbow's Guy Garvey and narrated by Dominic West (The Wire), journalist Mark Donne has put together a fascinating documentary exposing the tax avoidance industry operated by the highly secretive, centuries-old institution, The City of London. 'The UK Gold' takes a powerful swipe against the British Empire and tells the story of a contemporary crisis and an ancient practice, which shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions.
WesternOn their way to Mexico, a mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog cut through the forgotten town of Denton - a place now dubbed by locals as a "valley of violence." The once popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits and nitwits - chief among them, Gilly (James Ransone) who is the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal (John Travolta). As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents, including two bickering sisters (Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan), bear witness to an inevitable act of violence that starts a disastrous chain reaction. Only the world-weary Marshal struggles to stop the violent hysteria, but after a gruesome discovery about Paul’s past…there is no stopping the escalation. From writer/director Ti West and Bl
DocumentaryHe was football's first rock and roll star - a handsome, charismatic Belfast boy who could thrill and excite the crowds with every turn of the ball. But George Best was also the lead in his own Shakespearean tragedy, a flawed genius, brought down by drink, temptation and depression. Director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough, The Fall) recounts the tale of this beloved but be-devilled superstar with riveting, evocative footage and testimony by those who knew him at his best - and worst. There's a lot of ground to cover in Best's short life - from his electrifying debut with Manchester United at the tender age of 17, through the glory years that United won the 1968 European Cup, his adventures in the North American Soccer League, not to mention his time spent romancing the world's most beautiful, intoxicating women. But Gordo
DocumentaryBlessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal ballet's youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift. Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it. But virtuosity comes with a high price. How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet's 'hottest property'?
ThrillerBeneath the perfect manners and petticoats, Miss Meadows harbours a dark secret. When she's not teaching at the local elementary school or tending to her garden, she's moonlighting as a gun-wielding vigilante who teaches justice in her spare time, killing her victims if they refuse to repent. With blood on her hands and dark secrets to hide, a local sheriff soon becomes involved in hunting down the ruthless murderer, not knowing that the person who he is after, is the woman he has fallen in love with. With a complicated past full of real life nightmares, Miss Meadows is anything but sweet when it comes to dishing out lessons and the town’s criminals soon learn that teachers are always right! Starring as Miss Meadows, Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Woman in Gold).
Action & AdventureNiagara Falls police detective and Iraq war veteran John Dromoor (Nicolas Cage) is flagged down by a 12-year-old girl after she witnesses her mother, Teena, being brutally attacked and left for dead by a group of local men. When the men are caught, their parents hire slick criminal defence attorney Jay Kirkpatrick, (Don Johnson) who puts the focus on Teena's credibility, based on her sobriety and promiscuity. Shockingly her assailants are exonerated and released, even though the daughter's testimony should have alone been enough for a certain conviction. In the aftermath of the verdict Dromoor grows increasingly close to the victim and her family, who he then discovers are being taunted and stalked by the freed men. The injustice becomes too much for him to take and fuelled by a sense of vengeance and his own personal
DocumentaryRestrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90- minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
DocumentaryBitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public, and the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. After landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals Bitcoin faces its most severe adversary yet, the very banks it was built to destroy.
Sci-Fi & FantasyEver since Adam (Jim Sturgess) and Eden (Kirsten Dunst) fell in love as teens, their bond has faced astronomical odds. The pair are separated, not just by social class or the political system committed to keeping them apart, but also by a freak planetary condition: they live on twinned, parallel worlds with opposing gravitational forces. Years later, after suffering the pain of being torn apart, Adam decides to set out on a quest to once again find Eden and reconnect with his lost love.
DramaMathilde is a young French doctor with the Red Cross on a mission to treat Second World War survivors in Poland in late 1945. When a nun appears at the clinic one night seeking her help, she is brought to a convent where 30 Benedictine nuns live cut off from the world. She discovers that several are due to give birth, having been assaulted by Soviet soldiers. Unable to reconcile their faith with their pregnancy, the nuns turn to Mathilde, who becomes their only hope. Outstandingly directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel), The Innocents is based on a remarkable true story about the crises of faith that emerge when a house of God is ravaged by war.
DocumentaryLife off Grid is a two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results.
HorrorA young woman struggles to survive alone in the woods after a mysterious epidemic decimates society. Bleak, gritty, and teeming with fear, HERE ALONE tells a story of survival and emotional redemption in a post-apocalyptic landscape.
ComedyAn award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion”. When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a “true classic that reminds us that it’s never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age”.
ComedyA signature brew of camaraderie, knockabout humor, excessive quaffing, questionable life choices, hand-to-hand combat, and explosive surprises, The World’s End reteams director Edgar Wright with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following their hits Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). The tale of The World’s End begins on June 22nd, 1990. In their suburban U.K. town of Newton Haven, five boys in the prime of their teenage youth celebrate the end of school by attempting an epic pub crawl together. Despite their enthusiasm and the downing of a slew of pints of beer, they fall short of seeing their quest through, to the last pub on their list, The World’s End. Twenty-odd years later, “the five musketeers” have each left their hometown and are now husbands, fathers, men with careers – with the flashin
DocumentaryWith unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona’s Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim “Nailer” Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring th
DramaAlice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
DramaAcademy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) stars in this inspirational true story from the director of Dallas Buyers Club and based on the best-selling novel. After years of reckless behaviour, Cheryl sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, all on her own—an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and redemption.
ComedyJenny Taylor (Amanda Bynes) has found her ideal man who she just knows would sweep her off her feet. The only problem? He's Jason Masters (Chris Carmack), the world's biggest rock star. Hoping for a chance to get close to her idol, Jenny takes a job in his favourite Caribbean resort with her best friend Ryan (Jonathan Bennett). When Jason is washed overboard in a storm, Jenny jumps in to save him and the pair find themselves stranded on a seemingly-deserted tropical island. Jenny discovers that they have landed mere miles away from the resort, but instead of telling Jason the truth she lets him believe they are stranded so she can make him fall in love with her. As Jenny's plans fall apart, she begins to realise her personal paradise may have been closer to home all the time...
SportsMotorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses and tractors, roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls, unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body. It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years – and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Road is the heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Robert and Joey Dunlop are quiet men from a rural village in Northern Ireland - but racers who risked everything to win. Robert’s sons, William and
SportsDEATHGRIP puts the defining style of Brendan Fairclough with the progressive filmmaking of Clay Porter, slamming them together into an in-your-face, non-stop onslaught of race-pace action set against Planet Earth scenery. It pushes mountain biking to a new level of intensity and documents the sport at a pulse faster than ever before. Starring Brendan Fairclough and featuring Brandon Semenuk, Josh Bryceland, Sam Reynolds, Ryan Howard, Nico Vink, Andrew Neethling, Kyle Jameson and Olly Wilkins. The future is now. #DEATHGRIPMOVIE
Action & AdventureOne of the most terrifying and thrilling stories of World War II, Anthropoid follows two soldiers from the Czech army-in-exile, Josef Gabcík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city locked down under Nazi occupation, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, the man many saw as Adolf Hitler's natural successor.
ThrillerIt's been fifteen years since Erik was forced to leave the Norrland Police Department. Since then he has become the National Murder Commission's best interrogator. When Erik's boss orders him back to his home town to solve a brutal murder, he hesitantly returns as the thought of going back stirs up unpleasant memories. What at first appears to be a simple murder soon proves to be something much more complicated and disturbing.
Kids & FamilyIn Cinemas and on Digital HD now. Ed Oxenbould (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) and David Wenham (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole) star in this inspiring movie about a young boy’s passion for flight. Eleven-year-old Dylan (Oxenbould) is getting a hard time from a school bully, but when a regional paper plane tournament is announced at his primary school, Dylan soon discovers his natural talent for creating the ultimate paper plane. During a whirlwind adventure that takes him all the way to Japan for the world championships, Dylan meets the junior Japanese champion, Kimi, and they develop a close bond challenging each other to build the most beautiful paper plane ever made. Inspired by his carefree ex
RomanceInspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, this powerful film stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the mixed-race daughter of a British Navy officer raised by her wealthy great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson). Although racism prevents her from enjoying the full advantages of her upbringing, Belle’s love for an idealistic young man sparks change that may impact generations to come.
DocumentaryAcademy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with Where to Invade Next, a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again. Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, Where to Invade Next. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, Where to Invade Next is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine has returned with an epic movie that's unlike anything he has done before - an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of
DocumentaryThe First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, China: Through The Looking Glass - an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring Rihanna and Jennifer Lawrence as well as fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano.
HorrorThe Blair Witch Project follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the three become inexplicably lost, morale deteriorates. Hunger sets in. Accusations fly. As the end of their journey approaches, they realize that what they are filming now is not a legend...but their own descent into unimaginable horror.
DocumentaryKate and William Spicer's brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom's dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.
DocumentaryViktor Bout was a Russian entrepreneur, a war profiteer, an aviation magnate, an arms smuggler and, strangest of all, an amateur filmmaker. Until three days prior to his 2008 arrest on charges of conspiring to kill Americans, Bout kept the camera running, documenting a life spent in the grey areas of international law. Dubbed the "merchant of death" and portrayed by Nicolas Cage in Lord of War, Viktor Bout can justifiably be called the world's most famous arms dealer. With unprecedented access to Bout's home movies and DEA surveillance material gathered during the sting operation to bring him down, The Notorious Mr. Bout is a portrait of a life much mythologized but little understood.
DocumentaryMichael Haas has played war video games since he was 5. At 19 he is employed by the US AirForce as a drone pilot. This is the new warfare: Young gamers recruited to operate drones through their computers to kill real people 7000 miles away. This is not science fiction but today’s reality and the big investment of the future: Robot war. As technology expands at an unprecedented rate we are part of an experiment that changes our wars and possibly our world. Drone gives crucial context and new perspectives that reveal crucial secrets of the CIA drone war and asks where we are headed.
DramaForced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighbouring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the centre of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s lives.
DramaJamie Dornan stars in this romantic, drama-filled love story of unraveling secrets and discovery. Colin (Dornan) is a wealthy New York businessman who always gets what he wants. But when a deal with a wealthy Dubai sheikh hinges on his acquisition of a coveted racing bird, Colin finds himself in unfamiliar territory with the trusting Belgian townspeople who protect the creature. As Colin falls for the owner’s gorgeous granddaughter (Charlotte De Bruyne), will he resort to his ruthless techniques of the past or give in to a passion he never knew existed?
ComedyHank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, Swiss Army Man is a gonzo buddy comedy that is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS, and responsible for the visionary “Turn Down For What” video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again.
DramaFrom Academy Award® Nominee writer/director Kenneth Lonergan comes a stirring drama of rare beauty and shocking gravity. Anna Paquin, Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo lead a celebrated cast in the story of a Manhattan teenager whose life is profoundly altered after witnessing a terrible accident. Experience an emotional teen’s extraordinary journey to set things right as her innocent ideals come crashing against the harsh realities of the adult world.
DramaDuring the final bloody days of apartheid, four brave, young photographers – Greg Marinovich (Ryan Phillippe), Kevin Carter (Taylor Kitsch), Ken Oosterbroek (Frank Rautenbach) and Joao Silva (Neels Van Jaarsveld) – risked their lives to capture the violent struggle as it unfolded. While some of their work went on to win Pullitzer Prizes, the haunting memories of their experiences will never be forgotten.
DocumentaryEvery year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray’s historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. The race’s co-founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable and irresistible a character as the idiosyncratic event he has created. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and treacherous terrain, the Barkley has gained cult-like status with ultra-runners and amateurs alike. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary invites you to the sports world’s most guarded secret; where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60.
ComedyComedy drama as Robert Carlyle plays Barney Thomson, a downtrodden barber who has fallen from grace in his meagre barbering life. One day whilst almost losing his job, Barney comically falls into the unthinkable role of a serial killer. As he sweats out his predicament, and attempts to cover his tracks clumsily, a Police Detective investigating a series of murders in the area begins to suspect Barney may not be all he appears to be. All the while Barney’s mother Cemolina cheerfully emasculates her son, setting off a bloody chain of events.
ForeignAt the peak of his creative powers the 29 year old Bernardo Bertolucci, eschewed the influence of mentor, Jean-Luc Godard and partnered up with Vittorio Storaro and developed his own style for one of the most visually dazzling, politically and psychologically intriguing and possibly greatest of all Italian films. Told in a non-linear structure that would go on to influence The Godfather Part II, the story begins in Rome, 1938. Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a young fascist who takes on the job of assassinating his former professor who has fled to Paris. With his girlfriend (Stefania Sandrelli) in tow he meets the professor and his young wife (Dominique Sanda). A thriller as well as study of Italian politics and psychological character, Bertolucci's Oscar nominated adaptation of Alberto Moravia's novel (an adaptat
DramaHunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland shortly before and during the infamous 1981 IRA hunger strike led by Bobby Sands. With an epic eye for detail, the film provides a timely exploration of the final act of desperation, when the human body is the last and ultimate resource for protest. Director Steve McQueen won the Camera d'Or at Cannes as well as prizes at the Venice, Toronto, Chicago and Sydney Film Festivals.
DramaThe lives of an eclectic group of boys who live in an affluent American suburb in the 1970s are changed forever by their obsession with five beautiful sisters. The story told through the recollections of the now grown-up neighborhood boys, unfolds in a series of stolen moments, interviews and journal entries. But this is no sentimental tale of the loss of innocence. The film takes on a darker edge with the death of the youngest sister and the effect this has on the family. Virgin Suicides is a subtle, humorous, refreshing look at tragedy and the complexities of growing up. Adapted from Jeffrey Eugenide's best-selling novel, this is an impressive directorial debut by the fast-rising star Sofia Coppola.
DocumentaryWho wants to die for art? The ultimate outsider turned underground royalty, I Am Divine is a biographical portrait charting the legendary icon's rise to infamy as a cult superstar. This is the definitive biography honouring Divine in a way she always craved, as a serious artist and immortal star. Featuring rare movie footage, live performances and with brand new interviews with John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Tab Hunter, Holly Woodlawn, Michael Musto, Bruce Vilanch and Divine's mother Frances Milstead, who provided her final interview just months before she passed away, in addition to many more of Divine's family, friends, colleagues and forever indebted devotees.
Sci-Fi & FantasyWatch while in theaters! In this mysterious sci-fi film starring Maika Monroe (IT FOLLOWS) a young couple vacationing in Iceland wake up one morning to discover every person on Earth has disappeared. The two must struggle to survive while unravelling what forces are at work.
DocumentaryFor over forty years, America’s War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America’s drug war. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it?
ForeignRuthless executive Christine (Kristen Scott Thomas) takes delight in toying with the innocence of her assistant, Isabelle (Ludivine Sagnier), passing her young protege's ideas on as her own. Confident of her control over Isabelle, Christine leads her into a confusing, perverse game of seduction and domination, but ultimately underestimates Isabelle's ambition and cunning, leading to an all-out boardroom battle with deadly consequences.
ComedyFor eleven years, an improv group called The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater. Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves. Then they get news that their theater is shutting down and scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it and, for s
DramaBullet Boy is a story of two brothers - 12-year-old Curtis and 18-year-old Ricky. Fresh out of youth custody, Ricky (Ashley Walters) is trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but on returning home finds himself caught in a street clash. What begins as a minor confrontation quickly escalates into a series of retaliations that spiral out of control with devastating consequences. As Ricky sacrifices family and a new start in the name of loyalty, it seems only a matter of time before naïve Curtis (Luke Fraser) - in thrall to the allure of his older brother - will be drawn into the cycle of violence. All it takes is one person with courage to break a fatal chain of events.
DramaLola Kirke (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, MISTRESS AMERICA) shines as Joey, an aimless high school graduate searching for a way out of Pennsylvania coal country. A visit to an Army recruiting office appears to provide a path. However, a chance encounter with magnetic Rayna (UNREAL’s Breeda Wool), a slyly seductive housewife and mother neglected by her long-haul trucker husband, changes Joey’s trajectory irrevocably. As Joey falls more in love with Rayna, clouded judgment leads her down a path she can’t turn back from. With powerful performances from Kirke and Wool, director Deb Shoval’s feature film debut is a splendid and brooding meditation on the boundless possibilities of first love constricted by the trials of rural poverty.
Action & AdventureCreighton, in a last ditch effort to save his marriage, whisks his wife Lydia away for a tropical vacation. Staying on an isolated beach in the Bahamas, the couple meet William and Mary, who live on a nearby island and invite them for dinner. Upon their return, Lydia and Creighton are shocked to discover that they have been robbed. With no sign of the intruders, they seek help from the only other people on the island, a couple named Max and Nina. Though friendly at first, the mysterious couple seem to be hiding darker motives. With no one to trust but each other, Lydia and Creighton are forced to work together and fight for their future.
ForeignAndreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life. Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and scheduler in the same orchestra, and they love their large circle of friends. An unexpected and inexplicable outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls everything into question - the blind spot that resides in all of us.
DramaSet against the sweeping landscapes of North Africa during the 1960's Algerian fight for independence from France, Deserter is a tense Foreign Legion drama starring Tom Hardy (Inception, Warrior, Dark Knight Rises). Deserter is the gritty true story of an idealistic young English gentleman, Simon Murray (Paul Fox), who is driven to join the French Foreign Legion after a failed romance. Simon's romantic illusions are soon shattered when he encounters his fellow recruits, including Dupont (Tom Hardy), who have all volunteered to escape a past far less innocent than Simon's. A sadistic training routine forges the recruits together. As fully-fledged Legionnaires they set out to do battle against the insurgents and face deadly firefights among the villages, hills and deserts of North Africa. But when French President De Gau
DocumentaryFour Finnish cave divers face their worst nightmare when two of their friends drown deep inside an underwater cave in Norway. When the official recovery operation is called off by the Norwegian and British authorities after being deemed too risky, the friends set out on a secret mission to retrieve the bodies themselves. Diving Into the Unknown isn't just the dramatic story of a life-threatening mission. It is also a story about unconditional friendship that truly runs deep. While each member of the team has years of experience exploring dangerous deep-sea caves, together they are about to face the biggest challenge of their lives.
ForeignTurin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open up and confront his childhood wounds.
ThrillerReality star Mimi Wyatt (Brooke Burfitt) passes out in the back of a cab after a night club appearance. She wakes up in a cold, dark basement, having been kidnapped. Frank Watson (Thomas Gipson) needs ransom money to cover his terminally ill daughter’s cancer treatment. She agrees to sell her story to the magazine prepared to transfer the full sum on her release, all organized via her agent Phil (Jonathan Cheban). A relationship develops with Frank, but one night he throws her out before the magazine deal can go through, seemingly jeopardizing the fate of his young daughter. Mimi goes straight to the cops (Larese King & Michelle Money) who must work out what is real and what is fiction when the celebrity accuses her captor of sexual assault.
DocumentaryThe world is increasingly divided by walls. There are human beings on either side of them. Brilliant editing connects people living and working on different sides of decisive walls between Mexico/U.S., Spain/Morocco, Israel/Palestine and South Africa/ Zimbabwe. A true cinematic experience not entering the geopolitical discussion, but exploring WALLS as a global issue.
ForeignFrom Acclaimed director Francois Ozon (8 Women) comes the seductively sinister Swimming Pool. Sarah (Charlotte Rampling) is a best selling murder-mystery writer, tired of London life. Looking for fresh inspiration for her next novel, she accepts an invitation from her publisher John (Charles Dance) to stay in his rural French holiday home for some much needed peace and quiet.... But before long the silence is shattered as John's teenage daughter, Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), arrives without warning, and the battle begins between her easy-living and wild one-night stand and Sarah's old fashioned values. Part siren, part seductress Julie systematically unleashes her charms on the men of the village and seems destined for real disaster. Unsettling truths and disturbing events are unearthed as life at the house and in the vi
DocumentaryJuan, Jarad and Antonio, all between 14 and 16, face decades in prison. To pass the time, they sign up for a screenwriting class and collaborate on a short film about their lives, including Juan’s unrequited love for his childhood friend, Abigail. Halfway through the class, Antonio returns to juvenile court and gets released with time served. Back home, he struggles to avoid the same patterns that first got him locked up. Meanwhile, the realities of Jarad and Juan’s crimes set in. One of Jarad’s victims is only 17 herself and will be confined to a wheelchair for life. Juan faces deportation once eventually released, separating him from his family, including his baby son. While the gravity of their crimes haunts every frame, these young men are still simply teenagers. Do they deserve a second chance? The question
DocumentaryAward-winning director David Sington presents the story of the 2008 financial credit crisis that brought suffering to millions. Forsaking easy explanations of greedy bankers and incompetent regulators, this investigation goes to the root causes of the USA’s and UK’s deluded belief that everyone could be rich and property prices would rise forever. The question arises: why are the perpetrators of the mess now entrusted with the lucrative task of clearing it up?
DramaBusinessman Thomas Skepphult, Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal), stands at the peak of his career in a high-risk investment company that is on the brink of selling its valuable stake in another firm. However, the Russian buyer has encountered irregularities in connection with an alleged suicide of an employee. At the same time, Thomas's mentor and partner, William, confides in Thomas that he wants to retire. That night William is brutally murdered in his home and Police arrest Thomas, as he had a motive due to the fact that he would benefit from his partner's death, plus the weapon used was a crowbar belonging to Thomas, with his, and only his, fingerprints in evidence. When Thomas phones his lawyer, the call is redirected to a stranger who threatens to hurt his wife and daughter if he does not give him access t
DocumentaryThe eagerly anticipated wait is over, after 5 years since the release of her last album, Adele is back! Fans have applauded her return, by breaking the record for most viewed video in a single day, reaching an astounding 28.7M views in the first 24 hours. The British singer has knocked Taylor Swift off the record, previously holding most viewed video in a single day for her Bad Blood video which reached 20 million views. “Hello” has now been viewed nearly 89 million times on Vevo alone since the day of its release, and has already topped the iTunes charts in 85 countries. The success of this debut single has blown everyone away and the rest of her album will most likely follow suit. Through her own words, video and live performance this documentary takes an incredible look at the life and times of this truly amazi
DocumentaryIn 1960, Jane Jacobs' book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners' and architects' reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in fights in mid-century New York to stop 'master builder' Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs' prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greate
HorrorFrom the film team that brought us the cult horror classic - Evil Ed. The search for a missing girl...A hotel off the beaten path...A receipt for terror... Sarah, a young woman, is on a desperate search for her sister who mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago while on her way to a music festival. After another fruitless day with little results she decides to check in at the first hotel that she can find. It's the middle of the night and she comes across a hotel that fits the bill. The hotel seems somewhat deserted, off the main road along an abandoned quarry in the middle of nowhere. But the night clerk, with a mysterious past, is very hospitable and has accommodations that are clean and affordable. But for Sarah the terror is just about to begin... Pay to check in...Prey to check out...
ComedyFrom the team that brought you AMERICAN PIE comes GOOD KIDS. When four overachieving high school students realize that they missed out on some key life experiences, they vow to reinvent themselves the summer before graduation by saying YES to anything and everything.
DramaKurt Gerstein (Ulrich Tukur) is the German chemist who creates Zyclon-B ans is horrified to discover that the Nazi S.S. is using his invention to exterminate Jews and "political undesirables". A man of strong Christian faith, he is determined to tell the world in the hopes of stopping this genocide. He is helped in his quest by Riccardo Fontana (Mathieu Kassowitz), a Jesuit with links to the Vatican and close ties to Pope Pius XII. Nominated for 7 Cesar Awards, this compelling drama from Oscar Winning director Costa-Gavras is both thought-provoking and moving in its portrayals of two men caught up in an unimaginable situation.
DocumentaryWhen The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth. The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide. Babies are dying, women aren't speaking out and the signs are being missed. When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence. This film also features stories from singer Carnie Wilson, actress Tanya Newbould, celebrity chef Aarti Sequei
DocumentaryIn this provocative documentary, worldwide experts in the fields of futurology, anthropology, neuroscience and philosophy consider the impact of technological advances on the two certainties of human life: work and death. Charting human developments from early man, past the Industrial Revolution, to the digital age and beyond, THE FUTURE OF WORK AND DEATH looks at the astonishing exponential rate at which mankind creates technologies to ease the process of living. As we embark on the next phase of our 'advancement' with automation and artificial intelligence driving the transformation from man to machine, the film gives a shockingly realistic look into the future of human life.
ComedyHervé is in junior high, he has ordinary looks and middling grades, and lives with his single mother in a 'just ok' housing estate. Going nowhere fast, he and his sidekick Camel can only fantastize about their female classmates (and their mothers). Until one day, when Herve inexplicably catches the eye of the sweet but equally hormone-fuelled Aurore, and he's pushed to choose between his first girlfriend, his unquenchable libido, and his best friend.
A rollicking tale of the endless embarrassments (and minor triumphs) of these hapless teens' first sexual experiences.
DocumentaryA film about people and their stories about samba in the megalopolis of São Paulo. What is “samba for real” and what makes it so special; told in a different approach focused on the brazilian society. In a unique combination of classical and popular music, the samba school musicians play Beethoven’s 5th with an orchestra. Vibrant images of the street rehearsals, an improbable “marriage” between descendants of italians and africans, was born a nation passionate for what it lives for.
DocumentaryFirst comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn’t go as planned. Single at age forty-one, she decides to have a baby on her own, never minding the odds stacked against her or the extra hurdles of living in New York City. In her quest for motherhood, Nina enlists her best friend Amy as a birth partner and her gay friend Eric as a sperm donor. The process of baby-making affects all their lives profoundly. Additionally, Nina struggles to cope with the recent death of her mother, who had been a source of strength, and seeks to improve relations with her father, a source of discouragement. The film taps into the zeitgeist topic of how the modern family is being re-imagined in the early twenty-first century. They say it takes a village
ComedyAs it does every summer vacation, the Blue Waves campsite welcomes back our old friends, the Pic family, Jacky and Laurette, Gatineau (recently divorced from Sophie), and the ever-dependable Patrick Chirac. And this year, Patrick has decided to test carsharing. Thinking he’s going to cross France with a certain Vanessa, he ends up with three guys: Robert, the charmer, Benji, the good-looking kid, and José, the bigmouth. And of course, after carsharing, Patrick finds himself trying out tentsharing...
ComedyTHE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft of a priceless painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent