Vincent ShermanAcademy Award winner Paul Newman stars as a young attorney who seems ruthlessly focused on money, career and social climbing, but who surprises everyone by risking everything to defend a friend accused of murder--and proving his friend's innocence.
Ben LewinAcademy Award® Winner Helen Hunt (Actress, “As Good as It Gets,” 1997) joins Academy Award® Nominees John Hawkes (Supporting Actor, “Winter’s Bone,” 2010) and William H. Macy (Supporting Actor, “Fargo,” 1996) in this triumphant true story about love, sex, desire...and making every breath count. Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist (Hunt), a sympathetic priest (Macy), and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.
Steven KnightFrom the creative mind of Oscar® nominee Steven Knight comes a daringly original, sexy, stylized thriller. Baker Dill (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Academy Award® winner Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her – and their young son – from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.
Ernest R. DickersonCinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson directed and co-wrote this crime drama about a group of friends who get involved in a robbery. Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Raheem (Khalil Kain), and Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) are four Harlem friends who spend their days skipping school, getting in fights, and casually shoplifting. The only member of the group who has plans for the future is Q, who dreams of becoming a deejay. But one day Bishop happens to see James Cagney in White Heat and the film inspires him to buy a gun. His plan is to rob a corner store and split the money. Everyone goes along with the plan except for Q, who is competing that night in a deejay contest. At the club, Q is a rousing success, but he spies the stern faces of his friends through the cheering crowd and realizes that he has to go along with the robbery, which goes completely wrong.
Anne FontaineShe lives with her son and her husband in a well-to-do apartment opposite the chic Luxembourg gardens… He lives alone with his son in the back of a van. She is the director of a prestigious contemporary art foundation… He lives off odd jobs and social security benefits. She graduated after 7 years at university… He almost spent 7 years behind bars. She is on familiar terms with the Ministry of Culture and Arts… He is on familiar terms with each and every alcoholic beverage that happens to cross his path. She enjoys intellectual debates… He enjoys casual sex with large bosomed bedfellows. They are poles apart… and can’t stand the sight of one another. Besides, they should never have met, but their children are inseparable… In the end, they’ll eventually come to understand why…
Andrea ArnoldAcademy Award® winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize winner, FISH TANK is an emotionally stunning coming-of-age story, electrified by the breakthrough performance of its young star Katie Jarvis. Fifteen-year-old Mia (Katie Jarvis) is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her, without any creative outlet for her considerable energies save a secret love of hip-hop dance. When she meets her party-girl mother’s charming new boyfriend Connor (Michael Fassbender), she is amazed to find he returns her attention, and believes he might help her start to make sense of her life. A clear-eyed, potent portrait of teenage sexuality and vulnerability, FISH TANK confirms writer/director Arnold’s status as one of the leading figures of new British cinema.
Robin CampilloArriving from all over the Eastern Bloc, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught by the police and deported. When the middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin) approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian who calls himself Marek for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for some cash. What Daniel intends only as sex-for-hire begets a home invasion and then an unexpectedly profound relationship. The drastically different circumstances of the two men’s lives reveal hidden facets of the city they share.Presented in four parts, this absorbing, continually surprising film by Robin Campillo (director of the 2004 film Les Revenants and a frequent collaborator of Laurent Cantet’s) is centered around relationships that defy easy categorization, in which motivations and desires are poorly understood even by those to whom they belong.
Martin RittThe Molly Maguires was a secret society of militant coal miners who battled their exploitation by mine owners with violence, intimidation... and sometimes murder. Based on actual events, this gripping story is a sympathetic and accurate account of the Irish-American miners' struggle. Richard Harris (Gladiator, Camelot) plays a detective on undercover assignment for the owners, fighting his own conscience. Academy Award®–winner Sean Connery (Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, The Untouchables) is the tough and suspicious leader of the Mollies who repeatedly tests the newcomer's loyalty. Excellent photography and fine action scenes add to the realism of this vivid social drama.
John CromwellBig, bold and powerful, Sweepings tells the decades-spanning tale of a self-made man whose dream of a family dynasty crashes around him. Lionel Barrymore ages from youth to elderly patriarch as Daniel Pardway, who builds a department-store empire in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire. He dotes on his four offspring — but when the time comes to turn over the business, he discovers that none of them has the character or grit to take up the reins. John Cromwell directs with the emotional conviction he would bring the following year to Of Human Bondage. Slavko Vorkapich, whose masterly visual compressions also grace David Copperfield and The Good Earth, creates the acclaimed montages that mark the passage of time and events. And among the cast is Gloria Stuart, who played the older Rose in Titanic 63 years after her work in Sweepings.
Agnieszka HollandIN DARKNESS tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the Nazi-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).
Nic BalthazarBen is different. His life is a universe all to itself, where he avidly plays his favorite online computer game in an attempt to train for, and block out, the reality of his daily experiences. Ben has Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism that prevents normal communication and makes him ideal fodder for all the school bullies. As the bullies' relentless attacks push him over the edge and out of control, his online dream girl, Scarlite, appears to him and helps him devise a perfect plan to confront the bullies and make them pay for their torment. Director Nic Balthazar's dazzling debut blends fantasy and harsh social realism, based on a true story, to bring us an utterly original and important film.
Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman conceived this experimental work as a response to his controversial tenure at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Focusing on four characters—a trio of actors charged with obscenity (Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Anders Ek), and the judge assigned to try them (Erik Hell)—The Rite alternates between criminal interrogations and interpersonal confrontations shown in flashback, leading to a final “performance” that makes for one of the most bizarre moments in Bergman’s filmography. Staged on bare sets and shot almost entirely in close-up, The Rite condenses a decade’s worth of cinematic exploration into seventy-five tense, unsettling minutes.
George StevensWith gripping performances from an all-star cast, including Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn and Richard Beymer, this eight-time Oscar® Nominee is an extraordinary portrait of humanity. After the Nazi invasion of Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne and her family go into hiding in an attic. Through Anne’s diary, we follow their lives, their growing fear of discovery and even the blooming of Anne’s first love.
Roger DonaldsonKevin Costner stars in this inside look at how the Kennedy Administration responded to the discovery of offensive Soviet weapons in Cuba, and the pressurized tug-of-war that ensued between the US and the USSR during the thirteen days of the missile crisis.
Wim WendersThe first of the road films that would come to define the career of Wim Wenders, the magnificent Alice in the Cities is an emotionally generous and luminously shot journey. A German journalist (Rüdiger Vogler) is driving across the United States to research an article; it’s a disappointing trip, in which he is unable to truly connect with what he sees. Things change, however, when he is forced to take a young girl named Alice (Yella Rottländer) with him on his return trip to Germany, after her mother (Lisa Kreuzer)—whom he has just met—leaves the child in his care. Though they initially find themselves at odds, the pair begin to form an unlikely friendship.
Nicolas Winding RefnIn 1974, a misguided 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. With an intelligent, provocative and stylized approach, "Bronson" (based on a true story) follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into Britain's most violent prisoner, Charles Bronson.
Pat O'ConnorSimilar to "The Crying Game," this film tells a powerful and unusual love story set against the backdrop of war-torn Northern Ireland. John Lynch ("Some Mother's Son," "Sliding Doors") is Cal, a young man on the fringes of the Irish Republican Army, who falls in love with the widow of a man he helped murder in an IRA attack (played by Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren - "The Queen," "Raising Helen"). Academy Award-winning producer David Puttnam ("Chariots of Fire," "The Killing Fields") and director Pat O'Connor ("Inventing the Abbotts," "Circle of Friends") provide stylish and thought-provoking entertainment in this nominee for the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or for Best Picture.
Michael EnglerNorma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern) accompanies future star Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York. Discover who these women are, and who they eventually become. Written by Julian Fellowes, based on the novel by Laura Moriarty.
Sam MendesAcademy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet reunite for two powerful, groundbreaking performances in Revolutionary Road. Based on the bestseller by Richard Yates, this mesmerizing and moving story follows the lives of a passionate young couple living in suburban Connecticut who decide to risk everything to pursue their dreams. They're willing to break away from the ordinary – but can they do it without breaking apart? Acclaimed by critics, Revolutionary Road is hailed as "…a masterpiece." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)
Joshua Michael SternAshton Kutcher is Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple innovator and groundbreaking entrepreneur. This inspiring and entertaining film chronicles Jobs’ early days as a college dropout to his rise as the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and forced departure from the company. More than a decade later, Jobs returns and single-handedly sets a course that will turn the once-tiny startup into one of the world’s most valuable companies. His epic journey blazes a trail that changes technology – and the world – forever. JOBS is a riveting story of a true American visionary, a man who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. Co-starring Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, J. K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
Bettina OberliAn isolated farm in a remote part of the Jura region: this is where Pauline and Alex are living in complete self-sufficient harmony with nature. Their life project is sealed by their love, their ideals and their work. The couple is now ready to take the step towards total independence, and start producing their own electricity. The arrival of Samuel, who comes to install a wind turbine, deeply troubles Pauline, upsetting their relationship and their values.
Robert BentonFeast of Love is a kaleidoscopic ode to life and love in all its funny, sad, sexy, crazy, heartbreaking and life-sustaining facets. In a coffee shop in a tight-knit Oregon community, local professor Harry Stevenson witnesses love and attraction whipping up mischief among the town's residents. From the unlucky in love, die-hard romantic coffee shop owner Bradley, who has a serial habit of looking for love in all the wrong places, including with his current wife Kathryn; to the edgy real estate agent Diana, who is caught up in an affair with a married man with whom she shares an ineffable connection; to the beautiful young newcomer Chloe, who defies fate in romancing the troubled Oscar; to Harry himself, whose adoring wife is looking to break through his wall of grief after the wrenching loss of a beloved . . . they all intertwine into one remarkable story in which no one can escape being bent, broken, befuddled, delighted and ultimately redeemed by love's inescapable spell.
Olivier DahanAcademy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman captures the beauty and elegance of Grace Kelly in this true story of her transition from Hollywood starlet to Princess of Monaco. During a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III (Academy Award®-nominee Tim Roth) and France's Charles De Gaulle, Kelly's identity and marriage hang in the balance.
Mervyn LeRoyAcademy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor stars in an enduring American classic novel--Little Women. 1860s New England. As four sisters grow from girls to young adults during the hard times of the United States' Civil War, the difficulties, tragedies and joys they experience tear at--but cannot break--the deep bonds of sisterhood and family in this timeless and heartwarming tale of growth and self-discovery. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.
Ridley ScottAll The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
Richard LaGraveneseAssigned the thankless task of teaching freshman English at a gang-infested Long Beach, CA high school, a 23-year-old teacher resorts to unconventional means of breaking through to her hardened students in director Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of Erin Gruwell's best-seller, The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. Her students had been written off, and her chances of succeeding scoffed at, but Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) wasn't about to go down without a fight. Long Beach is a place where a new war is waged with each passing day, and when the hardened students who walk those dangerous hallways sense an outsider attempting to understand their plight, their cynical resentment threatens to keep a deadly cycle in motion. Despite the initially hostile reaction she receives in the classroom, Gruwell uses the writings of Anne Frank and Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo to teach her students not only the
Eran RiklisReuniting the director and star of the international hit SYRIAN BRIDE, Eran Riklis and Hiam Abbass (MUNICH, THE VISITOR), LEMON TREE was nominated for 7 Israeli Oscars and 2 European Film Awards (for Actress and Screenplay). Salma (Abbass), a Palestinian widow who lives on the border between Israel and the West Bank, stands up to her new neighbor, the Israeli Defense Minister (Doron Tavori) when he moves into his new house opposite her lemon grove. Israeli security forces declare Salma's trees a threat and orders them uprooted. With her young Palestinian lawyer, Salma goes all the way to the Israeli Supreme Court to try to save her trees. This raises the interest of Mira Navon (Rona Lipaz-Michael), the Defense Minister's wife, who is trapped in her new home and unhappy life. The women develop a bond while Salma's journey leads her into the complex, dark, sometimes funny struggle in the Middle East. From IFC Films.
Wolfgang FischerER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern-day parable of Western indifference in the face of marginalized suffering. Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is never less than remarkable in a riveting role as a woman pushed to her physical, psychological, and moral limits, in this work of unrelenting intensity & technical brilliance.
Kore-eda HirokazuTwelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in the southern region of Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in the northern region of Japan. The brothers have been separated by their parents’ divorce and Koichi’s only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle.
Andrew L. StoneDoris Day and Louis Jourdan star in a terrifying thriller of a woman and her murderous husband in Julie. Lyle Benton (Jourdan) becomes so upset when he discovers his wife, airline stewardess Julie (Day), talking with her late husband's cousin, that he tries to kill his wife and himself in a nearly fatal car crash. After the accident, Julie learns that Lyle murdered her first husband. Horrified, she goes to the police, but with no evidence it's her word against his. Julie hides from Lyle, but when she goes back to work, Lyle is one of the passengers on her flight. In a fit of homicidal madness, Lyle murders the pilot, co-pilot and himself ... leaving Julie at the controls and the only one who can save the lives of her passengers.
Ronald F. MaxwellThe epic story of the three day battle that forever changed the course of the American Civil War, this sweeping drama is compassionately recounted through the eyes of soldiers both Confederate and Union. The all-star cast includes Academy Award and Emmy-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Tom Berenger ("Training Day," "Platoon"), Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen (TV's "West Wing," "Catch You Me If You Can"), Globe-nominee Jeff Daniels ("Good Night, And Good Luck," "The Squid and the Whale"), Emmy and Golden Golden Globe-nominee Sam Elliott ("Hulk," "We Were Soldiers") and C. Thomas Howell ("Hidalgo," "The Outsiders"). Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Killer Angels."
Tim BurtonFrom visionary Oscar®-nominated director Tim Burton (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY) comes the outrageous true story of one of the most extensive art frauds in the 20th century. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Walter Keane (two time Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz of DJANGO UNCHAINED) revolutionized the commercialization of popular art with enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. But soon the shocking truth was discovered: Walter's works were not painted by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (five time Oscar®-nominee Amy Adams of AMERICAN HUSTLE). BIG EYES focuses on the success of Margaret's paintings and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work. Also starring Danny Huston (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE), Krysten Ritter (TV's DON'T TRUST THE B---- IN APT. 23), Jason Schwartzman (MOONRISE KINGDOM), and Terence Stamp (THE ART OF THE STEAL).
Ken CameronHere’s the uplifting, true-life story of how one Danish family risked their lives in the remarkable effort to save thousands of their Jewish countrymen. To protect Denmark’s Jews from the horror of Nazi concentration camps, the Christian Koster family attempts to save their neighbors. Henrik and his doctor father begin the dangerous task of deceiving the Nazis and hiding Jewish families. When the Koster men must themselves go into hiding, Henrik’s sister and mother are left to face capture by the suspicious Gestapo. This gripping historical drama combines with a triumphant celebration of the human spirit for a family adventure you’ll never forget!
Ed HarrisBoth directed by and starring Ed Harris in the title role, "Pollock" examines the famous artist from his early roots in the New York art scene, his quick rise to international stardom and his subsequent, self-inflicted downfall.
Mario Van PeeblesJust as cool and topical today as when it first opened, New Jack City stars Wesley Snipes as the angel-of-death crack kingpin who holds a city in his grasp. Ice T, Judd Nelson and Mario Van Peebles (who also directs) play police officers who lay it all on the line. Chris Rock and Vanessa A. Williams co-star.
Jean-François RichetArco, Malik and Mustapha's lives revolve around fighting, rap, getting into trouble and being arrested. Their older brothers Djeff, J.M., Pete and Hamouda get by the best they can, considering they're unemployed. But everything changes one night at a hip-hop party when a shooting between rival gangs breaks out...
Paul HaggisThe film wends its way through three cities and three tales. The various stories, situated in Paris, Rome, and New York, are, at first glance, all separate, but Haggis effortlessly makes connections among them as the film unwinds, concentrating on three men and their romantic entanglements.
Barry LevinsonStarring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff, this HBO Films production examines Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme--his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier's wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight. Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star.
Mike TollinFor anyone who ever had a dream and everyone with the courage to stand up for what they believe, comes the real life story of Robert "Radio" Kennedy. Experience Radio's journey from a man no one understands to the coach no one could live without. Together with Head Coach Harold Jones, Radio inspired a football team to become champions and a town to open their hearts. Heroic performances from Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Academy Award Nominee Ed Harris will have you laughing, crying and cheering for the man who proved, the world's greatest victories happen in real life.
Natalie PortmanAcademy Award®-winning actress Natalie Portman directs and stars in the emotional and thought-provoking story about Fania, a young wife and mother in war-torn Jerusalem, during the early years of the State of Israel. Stifled in her relationship and weary from the tedium of her new life, Fania creates fantastical stories for Amos, her 10-year-old son, amazing him with tales of adventure and beauty - stories that would influence the boy to become a writer himself. Based on the international best-selling memoir by Amos Oz, A Tale of Love and Darkness is "the most revolutionary Jewish movie since Schindler’s List" (Stephen Marche, Esquire).
John McTiernanAcademy Award® nominees John Travolta (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Samuel L. Jackson (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Pulp Fiction, 1994) team up with action director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October, Predator) in a white-knuckle "thrill ride with a twist you won't believe!" (MairiAnna Bachynsky, ATV/CTV Entertainment) Also starring Connie Nielsen (The Hunted, Gladiator), Giovanni Ribisi (Gone in Sixty Seconds), Brian Van Holt (Black Hawk Down), Taye Diggs (Chicago) and Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 2). A DEA officer (Travolta) is recruited to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famed U.S. Army drill instructor (Jackson) and a group of cadets on a routine military exercise in the jungles of Panama. But the journey to uncover the truth leads to some dangerous and unexpected places when two rescued survivors tell dramatically different versions of what transpired. "Totally mesmerizing." (Lisa Petrillo, WFOR/CBS (Miami)/Extra)
Ron HowardIn the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
Antti-Jussi AnnilaAn indie horror film bathing in Finnish sauna culture, Sauna explores the space between Christianity and paganism. The Year 1595 - a long and brutal war is finally over. Brothers Knut and Erik - who are part of a commission marking the border between Finland and Russia - commit a terrible sin as they leave a young girl to die a horrible death. As the commission crosses the uncharted swamp the girl returns to haunt them. Weary men find solace from the nameless village and find a sauna - the sauna where all sins are washed away. Seeking forgiveness the brothers step in... An IFC Films release.
UnknownMonty (Elba) struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, he desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia (Union), a beautiful but hard-nosed attorney. Unlikely as it seems, an unexpected romance blossoms between the two. But in order for their relationship to survive, the couple must reconcile their two very different worlds – and overcome the forces that threaten to tear Monty’s family apart.
Kenneth LonerganFrom 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.
Ruba NaddaJuliette, a fashion magazine editor in her 40s, travels to Cairo to meet her husband, Mark, a UN official working in Gaza, for a three week vacation. When he is unavoidably delayed, he sends his friend Tareq, who had been his security officer for many years, to escort her throughout the beautiful and exotic city. The last thing anyone expects is that they will fall in love. CAIRO TIME is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.
Philippe FalardeauOscar-winning producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer team up with the producer of The Blind Side in this uplifting true story that follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who relocates to the United States with three other "lost boys." Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman (Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon) assigned to help them. But the young man not only struggles with his new life, but also with feelings of guilt about the family that he left behind in war-torn Africa.
Edmund GouldingAcclaimed Academy Award-winner and Emmy-winner Bette Davis ("All About Eve," "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?") stars in this three-hanky drama as a hedonistic socialite who is diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor and learns to value the simple things in life. Co-starring Oscar-winner Humphrey Bogart ("Casablanca," "The African Queen," "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"), former president Ronald Reagan ("The Killers," "Knute Rockney, All American"), Oscar-nominee Geraldine Fitzgerald ("Wuthering Heights"), Oscar-nominee Henry Travers ("It's A Wonderful Life"), and George Brent ("Jezebel"). Davis' emotional performance earned her an Oscar nomination. An outstanding Hollywood production, it was nominated for Best Picture and Best Music.
William DieterleConsidered by many as the greatest adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic novel about the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame who rescues a beautiful gypsy woman from his evil guardian and falls in love with her. A stunning achievement starring Oscar-winner Charles Laughton ("Spartacus," "Mutiny on the Bounty") as the heroic hunchback, Quasimodo. Featuring the screen debut of Academy Award-winner Edmond O'Brien ("D.O.A.," "The Wild Bunch") and the U.S. debut of the beautiful Maureen O'Hara ("How Green Was My Valley," "Only the Lonely"). Also starring Oscar-winner Thomas Mitchell ("It's a Wonderful Life," "Stagecoach") and Cedrick Hardwicke ("The Ten Commandments"). Produced by Academy Award-recipient Pandro S. Berman ("Ivanhoe," "Top Hat," "Father of the Bride"). Nominated for its outstanding musical score.
Stanley KubrickOscar-winning filmmaker Stanley Kubrick ("A Clockwork Orange," "The Shining," "2001: A Space Odyssey") directs this dark, comedic adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel about a middle-aged university professor who becomes so infatuated with a 14-year-old girl that he marries her mother in order to stay close to her. Starring Oscar-nominee James Mason ("North by Northwest") as smitten professor Humbert Humbert, Oscar-winner Shelly Winters ("The Poseidon Adventure," "A Place in the Sun") as Lolita's vulnerable mother, Oscar-nominee Peter Sellers ("The Pink Panther," "Being There") as a degenerate playwright whose attraction to Lolita fuels a fatal rivalry, and sultry Sue Lyon ("The Night of the Iguana") as the sexually precocious Lolita. Nabokov received an Oscar nomination for his outstanding screenplay.
Henry KosterRecently re-made as "The Preacher's Wife" starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston, the original was nominated for 5 Academy Awards(R)! Cary Grant stars as an angel come to earth in answer to the prayers of a struggling young bishop. Year: 1947 Director: Henry Koster Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Elsa Lanchester.
Robert MulliganFirst crush. First kiss. First steps in becoming a woman. At 14, Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde) made her big-screen debut as Dani in The Man In the Moon. Hailed by Roger Ebert as “a wonderful movie” and “a meticulously prepared masterpiece”, this poignant coming of age story about the highs and lows of first love is a must-see for moms and daughters, and for anyone who remembers the one summer – and the one person – who changed your life forever.
David MackenzieHallam Foe's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears - and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city of Edinburgh for love. Adapted from the 2002 novel by Peter Jinks.
Michael DamianRuby is a dancer from the Midwest on scholarship, living her first day in New York City. Johnnie is a British musician, playing for money in the subway tunnels. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When a hip-hop battle gone wrong throws these two artists together, they immediately clash but can’t deny it when sparks begin to fly. Their lives quickly get entangled in the pitfalls that come with competing in New York City. With the help of a dynamic dance crew called The SwitchSteps, Ruby and Johnnie must find a way to save Ruby’s scholarship and keep Johnnie from being deported. In an action-packed extravaganza combining cutting edge hip-hop with contemporary and classical dance, the two must navigate their opposing worlds and prepare for a competition where winning or losing will change their lives forever.
Marcel CarnéPoetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a mime (Jean-Louis Barrault, in a longing-suffused performance for the ages). With sensitivity and dramatic élan, director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. And thanks to a major new restoration, this iconic classic looks and sounds richer and more detailed than ever.
Martin ScorseseConsidered among the best films of all time, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver was nominated for Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster) and Best Original Score (Bernard Herrmann). Solitary, alienated, and emotionally scarred from Vietnam, taxi driver Travis Bickle (De Niro) works the night shift in Manhattan.Though the world around him is teeming with life, Travis is unable to connect with anyone. His date with Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), a beautiful campaign aide, fails when he takes her to a porno movie. He tries to save a 12-year-old prostitute, Iris (Foster), from her pimp, Sport (Harvey Keitel) - though it's unclear Iris wants to be saved. Travis's pent-up anger and misplaced loyalty finally boil over in a paroxysm of revenge and violence.
Nadav LapidWinner of the Golden Bear at Berlinale, the latest from Nadav Lapid (The Kindergarten Teacher) features a dynamic lead performance from newcomer Tom Mercier, whose feral intensity practically bursts out of the frame. Mercier plays Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli who flees Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. His work at the Israeli embassy is a burden, but studying for his naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav's attempts to find himself awaken past demons and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely
Keith BehrmanFranky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty: handsome, stars of the swim team and popular with girls. They live a perfect teenage life – until the night of Franky's epic 17th birthday party, when Franky and Ballas are involved in an unexpected incident that changes their lives forever.
Lee DanielsInspired by a true story, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, the devoted husband, father and White House butler who served seven presidents during some of the most tumultuous and defining moments of the 20th century. Oprah Winfrey co-stars with a stellar supporting cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams in this powerful drama from the Oscar® nominated director of Precious (2009).
Jean-Pierre JeunetNear the end of World War I in France, five nearly hopeless men shoot themselves in order to escape the horror of the frontline trenches at the Somme. They are court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and as punishment, are pushed out of an allied trench into no-man's land, left alone to die a horrible death. The fiancee of one of the men, suddenly receives some information that leads her to believe her boyfriend might have somehow been able to escape his prescribed fate. She sets out on a painful and frustrating search for the truth, which also leads her to learn about the absurdity of war, the strangeness of secrecy, and the enduring passion and tenacity of the human heart. Based on the acclaimed novelby Sebastian Japrisot. Nominated for two Academy Awards! Starring Audrey Tatou ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Amelie"), Jodie Foster ("Panic Room," "Contact"), Dominique Pinon ("The Da Vinci Code," "Amelie") and Tcheky Karyo ("Taking Lives," "The Patriot").
Taylor HackfordAcademy Award and Golden Globe-winner Russell Crowe ("Cinderella Man," "A Beautiful Mind") and Golden Globe-nominee Meg Ryan ("Kate & Leopold," "You've Got Mail") star in this steamy romantic drama. When an American engineer working in South America is kidnapped, his wife enlists a special agent to help free him. Complications arise when the agent falls in love with her. Co-starring David Morse ("Bait," "The Green Mile") and Golden Globe-winner David Caruso (TV's "C.S.I. Miami," TV's "NYPD Blue"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Taylor Hackford ("Ray," "The Devil's Advocate").
Rupert GooldJames Franco and Jonah Hill star in this taut thriller from writer-director Rupert Goold, based on Michael Finkel’s chilling, real-life story. After a disgraced New York Times journalist (Hill) learns that Christian Longo, a man accused of murdering his family, claims to be him, he is intrigued and begins meeting with Longo. But as time goes on, Finkel realizes how dangerous Longo really is.
Danny StrongThe world of legendary writer J. D. Salinger is brought vividly to life in this revealing look at the experiences that shaped one of the most renowned, controversial, and enigmatic authors of our time. Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel in the Rye follows a young Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), and fights on the frontlines of World War II. It's these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life. Costarring Sarah Paulson, Rebel in the Rye offers a tantalizing window into the life and times of a little-understood genius who broke the rules and redefined American literature.
George SeatonTake a nonstop flight with an all-star cast to a world of tension-filled human drama in this trend-setting box office blockbuster. Based on Arthur Hailey's runaway bestseller, the emotion-charged adventure stars Burt Lancaster as the manager of a glamorous international airport who must juggle personal crises with professional responsibilities as he attempts to keep his blizzard torn facility open to rescue a bomb-damaged jetliner. The lavish Ross Hunter production co-stars a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood's most glittering personalities including Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton, Lloyd Nolan and Helen Hayes in the role that won her a second Oscar®. The often imitated but never duplicated movie milestone remains a gripping trip from suspenseful take-off to senses-shattering landing.
Martin ProvostSÉRAPHINE is the true story of Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 — self-taught and with the instigation of her guardian angel — began painting brilliantly colorful canvases.
Richard LinklaterFrom the director of Slacker and Dazed and Confused comes one of the most imaginative animated features ever made. This funny, ingenious film explores the fascinating question: "Are we sleep-walking through our waking state or wake- walking through our dreams"? Join Wiley Wiggins as he searches for answers to life’s most important questions in a world that may or may not be reality.
Val GuestWhen the Americans test a nuclear weapon at the South Pole at the exact moment that the Soviets are testing their own weapon at the North, the earth's axis is jolted out of alignment, causing catastrophic changes in global weather patterns.
Nick CassavetesAcademy Award and Golden Globe-winner Denzel Washington ("Training Day," "American Gangster") stars as John Q. Archibald, an ordinary man who works at a factory and takes care of his family. But when John Q.'s young son needs an emergency heart transplant -- an operation that he can't afford and his health insurance won't cover -- John Q. will do anything to keep his son alive. As time and options run out, a desperate gamble becomes the only hope for John Q, as he takes an unwitting group of people hostage in the hospital emergency room. Now as many in the ER need medical care themselves and John Q. faces off with veteran police hostage negotiator and quick-tempered police chief, can a nonviolent end be found to a desperate situation?
Satyajit RaySatyajit Ray had not planned to make a sequel to Pather Panchali, but after the film’s international success, he decided to continue Apu’s narrative. Aparajitopicks up where the first film leaves off, with Apu and his family having moved away from the country to live in the bustling holy city of Varanasi (then known as Benares). As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother. This tenderly expressive, often heart-wrenching film, which won three top prizes at the Venice Film Festival, including the Golden Lion, not only extends but also spiritually deepens the tale of Apu.
Tony BillKathy Bates is Frances Lacey, mother of six, left alone to provide for the family after her husband dies. Hoping to steer the kids away from the hazards on the streets of Los Angeles, she packs the brood up in the family car and heads out to find a new place to live. When Frances spots the unfinished frame of a house owned by a lonely Japanese man, she cuts a deal with him to get the house in exchange for chores done by the family. Despite the trappings of poverty and the miseries that accompany financial uncertainty, Frances refuses to allow herself or her children to wallow in self-pity and instead forges ahead teaching them valuable life lessons.
Anna Boden & Ryan FleckGerry is a talented, but struggling poker player about to be swallowed up by his unshakeable gambling habit. But his luck begins to change after he meets the young, charismatic Curtis. Gerry convinces his new lucky charm to hit the road with him, towards a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. The highs and lows unveil the duo’s true characters and motivations, and an undeniable bond forms between them.
McGFootball is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall's beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They'll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It's game day. Time to play till the whistle blows!
MaïwennAcclaimed auteur Maïwenn's magnum opus about the real and metaphysical angst endured by a woman (Emmanuelle Bercot) who struggles to leave a destructive co-dependent relationship with a charming yet extremely self-centered lothario (Vincent Cassel). Winner - Best Actress, Cannes Film Festival.
Jacques RivetteCamille (Balibar), a young French actress, has precipitously left Paris for Italy three years ago. The reasons for her departure, or rather her flight, remain mysterious. She has found love and success in Torino. Ugo (Castellitto), a famous director who heads a theatre company, has given her her chance. She has become the leading lady in the company and his lover. This is the first time she returns to Paris to act in a series of performances "As You Desire Me" by Luigi Pirandello. Camille will be confronted with the past she has fled. She secretly dreads meeting Pierre, the man she left. But she will meet him again. Ugo also has a secret. Being in Paris is for him an opportunity to search for a lost, unpublished, manuscript of Goldoni. This quest will lead him to the troubling Dominique. Passions will rise. Each will be confronted with the truth. The theatre, once again, will serve as a back drop and a revelation to the truth.
Richard RamseyThe Song follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Alan Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love struck by local beauty Rose (Ali Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose 'The Song,' which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas), Jed's life and marriage begin to fall apart.
Terrence MalickMartin Sheen and Sissy Spacek play young lovers on a shooting spree across 1950s South Dakota in Terrence Malick's turbulent, gut-grabbing masterwork. Kit Carruthers, a young garbage collector and his girlfriend Holly Sargis from Fort Dupree, South Dakota, are on the run after killing Holly's father who disagreed with their relationship. On their way towards the Badlands of Montana they leave a trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders. A very intriguing narrative without judgements, and lacking the usually sensational approach of this genre. Very good acting and directing, and beautiful photography. The script was based upon the true story of the Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate murders in 1958.
Lasse HallströmMy Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) tells the story of Ingemar, a twelve-year-old from a working-class family sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. There, with the help of the warmhearted eccentrics who populate the town, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure. Featuring an incredibly mature and unaffected performance by the young Anton Glanzelius, this film is a beloved and bittersweet evocation of the struggles and joys of childhood from Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallström.
María LidónAn anthropology graduate student (Denise Richards), guided by her prostituting neighbor (Darryl Hannah), delves into the complexities of the world's oldest profession. Combining narrative and documentary feature in a unique and compelling way, the film takes a penetrating journey into the lives of international male and female prostitutes from the highest paid call girls to the truck stop hookers. Often touching and moving, sometimes shocking and always entertaining, this film, based on a best selling novel, will impact your view of the people who serve society's most basic urges.
Christian PetzoldIn East Germany in 1980, Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newly found attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.
Garry MarshallWhen the New York child performer CC Bloom and San Francisco rich kid Hillary meet in a holiday resort in Atlantic City, it marks the start of a lifetime friendship between them. The two keep in touch through letters for a number of years until Hillary, now a successful lawyer moves to New York to stay with struggling singer CC. The movie shows the various stages of their friendship and their romances including their love for the same man.
Michael CiminoOscar-nominee Woody Harrelson ("Anger Management," "The People Vs. Larry Flynt") stars in this moving story about a young convicted murderer who is dying of cancer and takes his doctor hostage as he desperately attempts to flee Los Angeles for a sacred Navajo mountain in Arizona.
Costa-GavrasA pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking. This Academy Award winner—loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis—stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who’s determined not to let them get away with it. Featuring kinetic, rhythmic editing, Raoul Coutard’s expressive vérité photography, and Mikis Theodorakis’s unforgettable, propulsive score, Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece.
Daniel Petrie Jr.In this carefully crafted suspense thriller, a group of problem students at an exclusive Northeastern prep school band together to wage a desperate and deadly campaign against terrorists who lay siege to their school in an effort to free a Colombian drug lord from an American prison.
Ingmar BergmanScenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson), tracking their relationship as it progresses through a number of successive stages: matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partnerships. Originally conceived as a five-hour, six-part television miniseries, the film is also presented in its three-hour theatrical cut. Shot on 16 mm in intense, intimate close-ups by cinematographer Sven Nykvist and featuring flawless performances by Ullmann and Josephson, Bergman’s emotional X-ray reveals the intense joys and pains of a complex bond.
Susanne BierJacob (Mads Mikkelsen) works at a Bombay orphanage in dire financial straights. After two decades he returns to his native Denmark to pursue a potential donation from Jorgen (Rolf Lassgard), a wealthy entrepreneur. In Copenhagen, Jacob is invited to the wedding of Jorgen’s favorite daughter; at the ceremony Jacob unwittingly walks headlong into his past. Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen developed the story as a natural extension of their previous collaborations, the acclaimed OPEN HEARTS and BROTHERS. “Rich, intricate and very gripping. A kind of treat we are only rarely offered these days’ -Schickel, Time "Bier's epic. Enough twist and turns to fill four weepies. She invests energy and genuine invention in almost every shot… Mads Mikkelsen…here displays the self-conscious jitter of the young Pacino” -Nelson, Voice "Compelling…Serves it up straight, no chaser and dares anyone to flinch. Couldn’t be more illuminating or more dramatic” -Turan, LA Times
Kent JonesFor Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can't forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.
Jerry JamesonTake a luxurious, privately-owned 747 jumbo jet full of VIP's. Load it with a cargo of priceless art treasures and send it flying over the hazardous Bermuda Triangle. Add a few desperate hijackers for good measure and you've got the makings of one of the most harrowing adventure stories ever put on film! James Stewart is the philanthropic owner of the doomed plane and Jack Lemmon is the fearless pilot risking death at every turn in an attempt to save the luxury airliner when it is skyjacked and sent crashing to the ocean's floor. Aboard for the ill-fated trip are Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, Darren McGavin, Christopher Lee and George Kennedy. All face danger in the air and beneath the sea in the most thrilling Airport movie of them all.
Curtis Hanson"Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back - and the courage that can set us free. For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice - and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance. From Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying and Mesmerizing!"
Aaron SorkinMOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.
Charles VidorThe legendary Rita Hayworth sizzles with sensuality and magnetism as she sings "Put the Blame on Mame" and delivers a dazzling performance as the enticing temptress Gilda. In the story of "Gilda," Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) goes to work for Ballin Mundson (George Macready), the proprietor of an illegal gambling casino in a South American city, and quickly rises to become Mundson's main man. All is well until Mundson returns from a trip with his new bride Gilda - a woman from Johnny's past. Mundson, unaware of their previous love affair, assigns Farrell the job of keeping Gilda a faithful wife. Fraught with hatred, Gilda does her best to antagonize, intimidate, and instill jealousy in Farrell - until circumstances allow him to get even.
Yasujiro OzuOne of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent today as ever—and a strong justification for its maker’s inclusion in the pantheon of cinema’s greatest directors.
Sacha GervasiOscar® Winners Anthony Hopkins (Actor, The Silence of the Lambs, 1991) and Helen Mirren (Actress, The Queen, 2006) are spellbinding in this provocative story about the making of one of cinema’s most iconic films. Plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt, Hollywood legend Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won’t back. Determined, he risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create an enduring masterpiece – Psycho.
Adrian NobleMRS LOWRY AND SON tells the story of how famed British artist L.S. Lowry lived all of his life with his overbearing mother, a deterring voice as he pursued his artistic ambition. However, a rent collector by day, Lowry took art classes in the evening and painted into the early hours to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th Century.
Jin-ho HurIn 1930's Shanghai, the "Paris of the East," aging socialite Mo (Cecilia Cheung) and famous womanizer Xie (Jang Dong-gun) indulge cynical but sensuous pleasures in a dangerous game of hearts. The game: win, bed, and abandon kind humanitarian widow Du (Zhang Ziyi). The prize: a chance to rekindle lost romance. But in a city where no one can be trusted, there may be no difference between love and war.