D.P. CarlsonJOE FRANK - SOMEWHERE OUT THERE is a documentary feature that explores the life of award-winning audio artist Joe Frank whose career on NPR and on-line has spanned four decades. Frank's highly produced radio shows and monologues can be described as innovative, abstract, underground, autobiographical, surreal, funny, disturbing and thought provoking meditations on the human condition. The film stars Joe Frank, Harry Shearer, Ira Glass, David Cross, Grace Zabriskie, Alexander Payne, Larry Block, Debi Mae West, Ryan Cutrona, Laura Esterman, Tim Jerome, Larry Josephson, Terry Kinney, Arthur Miller, David Rapkin, and Lester Nafzger among others. The doc weaves their stories together with a wide variety of Joe's radio shows to reveal his art, creative process and intriguing personal life.
Brett MonkA cute, family-friendly indie mystery/romance movie with strong female characters. A beautiful young spy moves back home and solves mysteries with her homeschooled childhood friends. To investigate murders that threaten her hometown and the nearby secret government facility, she must confront the enemies of the town, her own past, and her ex-boyfriend. Filmed in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Don MeersAustralien Skies is a documentary film that explores the sightings of unidentified flying objects and the people who witness them within Australia. Follow film maker Don Meers (Ghosts Of Casula, The Spirit Level) as he spends four days on a fascinating UFO road trip with controversial ufologist Damien John Nott, a photographic contactee who claims to have the biggest collection of photos and videos of unidentifed objects in the world. The film interviews witnesses and "Photgraphic Contactees" (people who alledge they receive a "feeling" as to when these objects are about to appear thus giving them time to prepare with a camera for the sighting) and examines the links between the object sightings and government involvement, social ramifications and how this high strangeness affects people who experience this phenomena on a personal level. With over fifty previously unreleased photo and video clips of this unusual phenomena, Australien Skies attempts to answ
Sean Devlin 叶世民This is a dramatic feature film with comedic elements and a documentary-style adherence to authentic representation. The script is based on the experiences of The Pablos, a real Filipino family that lost their home and several family members during 2013's Typhoon Haiyan. The Pablos play themselves in scenes that reenact their quiet struggle to recover after the storm. The family’s journey is interwoven with the story of two young Canadian volunteers attempting to play a meaningful role in local efforts to recover from the storm. This white couple is learning the difference between helping and actually being helpful. The Canadian volunteers are played by Canadian Comedy Award-winning improvisers Kayla Lorette and Aaron Read. In order to maintain a uniformed authenticity in the performances approximately 90% of the dialogue was improvised. The reliance on improvisation allowed The Pablo family (who are all non-performers) to naturally re-enact some of their own experiences in the loca
Graham McLarenOn 07 February 2013, Charles Dickens’ birthday, his most popular novel, Great Expectations, finally had its West End Première as the culmination of the bicentenary celebrations.
Jo Clifford’s stunning adaptation was universally acclaimed as a triumph on its UK tour prior to the West End début – ‘its two one hour acts honour both playful demands of living theatre and the themes of the book.’
Graham McLaren’s outstanding, haunting, utterly brilliant, Gothic wonder brings some of the most memorable characters ever created to life. The beautiful yet chilling Estella, the terrifying convict Magwitch, the manipulative Jaggers, the tragic and mysterious Miss Havisham and Pip looking back on his young self - a boy with ‘Great Expectations’.
Todd RobinsonAt the height of the Cold War, a Soviet submarine armed with nuclear missiles goes missing in the Pacific. On board the vessel, the battle-tested captain(Academy Award®-Nominee Ed Harris) and a rogue KGB agent (Golden Globe®-Winner David Duchovny) are waging a life-or-death game of cat and mouse. With enemy forces closing in and time running out, the captain fights to keep control with nuclear Armageddon hanging in the balance. Also starring William Fichtner (THE DARK KNIGHT).
Tom KalinThe true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the investigation, trial and final fate of the two men.
Tom McGoughWidely considered to be one of the most controversial TV documentary specials ever aired in Prime Time, this famous program stirred the "liveliest debate of any home movie since the Zapruder Film," according to Time Magazine. The "home movie" was actually purported to be the actual dissection of an alien being, supposedly recovered and analyzed by the U.S. military near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.This encore addition contains additional unaired footage which poses more questions than answers.
Alejandro JodorowskyThe scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a surreal sojourn for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles together an elite group of thieves - ‘industrialists and politicians’ - that represent the planets in the solar system. The master’s adept intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their worldly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe. The Holy Mountain is a mythical, mystical masterpiece, a Hieronymus Bosch painting come to life - part spiritual quest, part science fiction, part social satire, and completely without comparison. Restored in 4k with hours of extras make the experience even more unforgettable.
Alejandro JodorowskyDiscovered by John Lennon & Yoko Ono and credited with starting the Midnight Movie phenomenon, El Topo is the legendary cult film that firmly established Alejandro Jodorowsky as the master of the outrageous and profound. In the late 1960s, when Spaghetti Westerns were all the rage, Alejandro used the syntax and style of this genre as a vehicle to tell the surreal odyssey of mysticism and enlightenment. When an impenitent gunslinger attempts to defeat four masters and become the preeminent, he is betrayed and left for dead. Rescued by an underground collection of socially shunned and forsaken dwarfs, paraplegic and disfigured people, he finds redemption. When he attempts to return to the conventional world, he is confronted with a society of decadence and perversion.
Rebecca WeaverAfter traveling aimlessly for the first year after her father's death, June is coming home to Wisconsin for her best friend Harley's wedding. Once there, she must confront the rush of memories of her father's cancer and the fact that Harley has moved beyond her, after having loved her for years without her ever loving him back. As she falls back into her small town and her mom and brother she left behind, June finds herself unable to let Harley go and forget what might have been. But eventually she must come to terms with her losses and move forward, no matter how painful.
Dani TenenbaumWhen a young woman finds herself living on the streets, she learns the art of manipulating strangers to put a roof over her head. But when she meets the guy of her dreams, her secret threatens to ruin their perfect relationship.
UnknownThe vow: The King of Navarre, and his three friends, Berowne, Longaville and Dumaine, all swear themselves to three years of study, abstaining from all distractions, particularly of the female kind. Meanwhile, the Princess of France and her three ladies, Rosaline, Maria, and Katharine, attended by Boyet, are on an embassy to Navarre’s court. Love and letters: The ladies arrive, and the King and his lords fall in love with them. The vow is broken: The four lords enter one by one, each despairing about his love for his particular woman. They disguise themselves as Russians, but Boyet informs the ladies beforehand, and the ladies exchange identities.
Hans Fabian Wullenweber Cecilie experiences a rape, but no traces are found. Her husband commits her to a psychiatric hospital. With the help of a psychiatrist she sees a frightening connection between her condition and a brutal murder dating more than 30 years back.
Brian AversBefore their childhood friends get married and move across the country, eight Towunga Pines summer campers (and a few disoriented newbies) take over a rental cottage in upstate New York for one last weekend of fun in the sun. Written by the full cast & creative team, and shot entirely in real-time, this romantic character comedy is a true-as-life portrait of friendship that will stay with you long after the gang all says goodbye... From Sunnyside Films and 1091, the indie comedy THE WEEKEND is now available and created by and starring an amazing company of actors, produced by Michael Izquierdo and directed by Brian Avers.
Noah BaumbachFrom writer-director Noah Baumbach comes this witty comedy starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke. Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman who longs for confidence, a guy and membership in a snobby writers’ group. But when she meets her free-spirited future stepsister Brooke (Gerwig), the two have a wild New York adventure that gives Tracy a new outlook on dreams, friendship and cat ownership.
Garth JenningsMere seconds before the earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Peter WeirIn the hard edged near future, anti-hero Arthur Waldo (Terry Camilleri) ends up in the rural Australian village of Paris. Taken in by the Mayor (John Meillon), Arthur must navigate the tension between the corrupt town establishment and the wild new generation of Parisians - all of whom are concealing a horrific secret. 24 years before "The Truman Show", director Peter Weir gives us a surreal black comedy set in a sinister small town.
Stewart SchillWhen we meet David Frank he is a mess. A wounded lion. His spirit shattered by the death of his wife, this formerly successful corporate attorney spends days in his bathrobe with his only real companion, his beloved bulldog, Brutus. But while away on a trip to visit his beloved niece Lucy, just outside of Orlando, a Tornado threatens to destroy his house. David races home in a heroic effort to save poor Brutus, but is stopped by the police and watches helplessly as the dark funnel of destruction sucks up the house, and the dog, like some Wizard of Oz nightmare – the punishing finger of God. Then, adding insult to injury, the Insurance Company tells him they won’t pay because the damage falls under the ‘Act of God’ clause in his policy. David is livid. But then he gets the bright idea to sue God Himself for damages, naming representatives of all different faiths as co-defendants. Fueled by a megalomaniacal and opportunistic judge, a beautiful but damaged defense attorney, and Da