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A confessional tale of fatherhood that follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, suddenly finds himself in a stultifying state of single parenthood. With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into th
Welcome to Adventureland, where the worst job imaginable is about to inadvertently turn into the summer that changes everything. Adventureland, a self-professedly "funtastic" Pennsylvania amusement park, appears to be the bane of recent college graduate's James Brennan's existence. He previously ha
When Frank Goode's grown children cancel a family reunion, the recent widower sets off on a cross-country journey to reconnect with each of them. Expecting to share in the joys of their happy, successful lives, his surprise visits reveal a picture that's far from perfect. But a family separated by p
It is turn of the century in Belle Epoque Paris and a scandalous romp is underfoot. The tale begins as the ravishing Léa contemplates retirement from her renowned stature as Paris's most envied seductress to the rich and famous. Her plans are cut short when she is approached by a former courtesan an
To the outside eye, Joel Reynold seems to have everything. After all, being the owner of a business he built from the ground up - with its patented brand of culinary extracts - should make the "Extract King" a happy man. However, if Joel hasn't reached his front door by 8 o'clock, he'll find his wif
It begins in a flash, as one man is instantaneously struck blind while driving home from work, his whole world suddenly turned to an eerie, milky haze. One by one, each person he encounters--his wife, his doctor, even the seemingly good Samaritan who gives him a lift home--will in due course suffer
Professor Lawrence Wetherhold might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant--but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he''s as downright flummoxed as the next guy. His collegiate son won''t confide in him, his teenaged daughter is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows all too closely in dad''s misery-loving footsteps, and his adopted, preposterously ne''er-do-well brother has perfected the art of freeloading. A widower who can''t seem to find passion in anything anymore, not even the Victorian Literature in which he''s an expert, it seems Lawrence is sleepwalking through a very stunted middle age. When his brother shows up unexpectedly for an extended stay at just about the same time as he accidentally encounters his former student Janet, the circumstances cause him to stir from his deep, deep freeze, with consequences for himself and everyone around him.
Before shipping out to Iraq, a 19 year old goes home to learn that he has outgrown his friends. He falls deeply in love with a young woman, a love made bittersweet by his fear that he will not be coming home again, except in a body bag.
Charles Ryder becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte, and then his sophisticated sister, Julia. The rise and fall of Charles' infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars.
Poppy, an irrepressibly freespirited school teacher, brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters. Poppy's ability to maintain her perspective is tested when her commuter bike is stolen. However, she signs up for driving lessons with Scott, who tur
A nun begins to suspect the priest in charge of her school has molested one of the students.
In the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, the gritty, working-class streets are lined with the wreckage of broken families and dreams. It is here that 4 year-old Amanda McCready has gone missing without a trace. The police have failed to turn up even the narrowest of leads, so Amanda's desperate Au
Chris Pratt was once a Golden Boy athletic hero in his small Midwestern town. Chris had it all--a beautiful girlfriend, a well-heeled family and a shining future. But after a serious accident, Chris has found himself in a strange new world where the most basic things seem to fall through holes in his memory and nothing quite makes sense. Unable to make it on his own, he lives with his mentor in navigating this surreal life--the wisecracking, fiercely independent blind man, Lewis. For a job, Chris sweeps the floor at the bank waiting for his halted life to come unstuck. Things suddenly shift when he meets Gary Spargo, an old school acquaintance and street philosopher who begins to revive Chris'' shattered confidence, even helping him find a stripper--albeit a stripper named Luvlee Lemons. But Gary has bigger plans, and when he recruits Chris into his grand plan to rob the bank where he works, Chris appears to be in way over his damaged head. As the bank heist unravels into chaos, both Chris'' uncertain future and even more importantly Lewis'' survival are on the line. Now, it''s up to this young outcast who can''t always think straight to figure out how to outwit and take down his manipulators his own way.
Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do wil
The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appoin
Lily, a lonely oddball and fast-food waitress, also happens to be a hopeless romantic. Jarrod, the man of Lily's dreams, is another lonely oddball and video game clerk, who has spent the last decade plotting ultimate vengeance on a bully from his high school past. When these two connect at a "dress
A poacher has to elude the Texas Rangers and the mob after stealing drug money.
Like the young Indian braves of long ago, Benjamin Fiedler is about to undergo an initiation rite that will take him from boy to man. But rather than face the perils of the hunt, he must endure something far worse--a Bar Mitzvah in Brentwood, California. It's not enough that Benjamin must stand in f
Queen Elizabeth II struggles with declining popularity in the wake of Princess Diana¿s death.
Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola and Laranjinha have become as close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But, whe
A psychological thriller that revolves around the celebrated writer and popular late-night radio show host, Gabriel Noone, who develops an intense relationship with a young listener named Pete and his adopted mother, just as his own domestic life is undergoing changes. When a troubling question aris
Erik and Phillip are trying to make it as writers. Erik is rejected by publishers as lacking in talent, while Phillip's manuscript is accepted and the young man becomes a major name on the Norwegian cultural scene practically overnight. Six months later, Erik and his friends come to visit Phillip at
The true story of the team that brought Brazilian star Pele to the U.S. It shows the Cosmos' ascent set against the decadent, crime-ridden backdrop of 1970s New York, as well as its decline along with the North American Soccer League in the early 1980s.
Hiding within a group of eight FBI profilers is a serial killer. In the ultimate test of their crime-solving savvy, these endangered young agents--each compelled by his or her secret past to probe the criminal mind--must figure out who among them is a ruthless predator--before, one by one, they all
Daltry Calhoun is the local hero of Ducktown, USA (which happens to be in Tennessee). The likeable entrepreneur at the head of his self-made company has put the tiny town on the map by producing locally grown grass--the legal kind--that now blankets some of the country's best golf courses. His goo
It's 1978, and very little is happening in Shelbyville, Tennessee. For Clancy and his friends, it looks like just another summer of hanging out and good-natured make-out sessions. When the rumor spreads that hometown-girl-gone-Hollywood Sondra Locke may be coming home for a visit, the teens decide t
A Yale graduate gets a job at the mental institution where his novelist father spent the last years of his life. Once there, he meets a schizophrenic man who proves a mysterious link to his father's material.
Boris Plotz, Director of the Plotz Funeral Home, dreamed of only two things as a young boy: dancing and Betty. Betty secretly loved Boris, but could not find her father's wishes, so she was married off to a gold digger. Boris gave up his dreams and took over the family's undertaking business in thei
On a moonlit night in Los Angeles, something darting out of the shadows causes siblings Ellie and Jimmy to suddenly swerve their car off the road and plunge into a ravine. They escape with their lives, but are forever changed by the accident. Suddenly, the career driven Ellie and scrawny Jimmy find
A chronicle following the Roosevelt Roughriders girls' basketball team for six tumultuous seasons, capturing the passion and energy of a high school girls' competitive sport. Coach Bill Resler is a tax professor at the University of Washington, with three daughters, when he applies for the job as gi
The year is 1945 and hundreds of U.S. soldiers held captive in the brutal Japanese war camps at Cabanatuan in the Philippines are under imminent threat of death. These are the only soldiers who remain alive in the Philippines of the 70,000 American and Allied forces surrendered to the Japanese Imper
Devastated by a hostage situation that resulted in the deaths of a young mother and her child, LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley leaves Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intend
Charlie Price thinks he has finally escaped the dead-end industrial town of Northampton with ambitious fiancée Nicola, when his father suddenly passes away, leaving Charlie unexpectedly in charge of the sinking family business in sturdy shoes. Trapped between a world of cheap knock-offs and to-die-f
A drama tracing six days in the lonely, violent life of Tsotsi (meaning "thug"), a ruthless, young gang leader. Bolstered by his small crew of social rejects--a failed teacher, a dim-witted heavy, and a cold-blooded assassin--Tsotsi refuses to think further ahead than the raids of the coming night.
Nine year-old Frankie and his mom, Lizzie, have been on the move ever since he can remember. To protect her son from the truth, Lizzie has invented a story to satisfy Frankie's curiosity. She regularly writes Frankie a letter from his make-believe father who works aboard a ship traveling to exotic l
Ollie Trinke is a smooth and successful Manhattan music publicist who seems to have it all. When his perfect life is suddenly tragically upended--leaving him as a single father unqualified for the role--he snaps. Before long Ollie''s big city life is a memory. Out of a job and out of luck, he reluctantly moves in with his father back home to New Jersey where he was raised. It is the lowest point in his life. Just ask him. The years pass and with them Ollie''s plans for his future. Stuck in an unexciting, deadend job, he sees no way out and no way back to the life he used to love. But he adores his young daughter Gertie, and she loves their life in the ''burbs. To her, Jersey is paradise. While renting Gertie''s favorite movie for the zillionth time one day, Ollie meets Maya, who challenges his priorities and perspective. He begins to realize that sometimes you have to forget about who you thought you were, accept who you are and acknowledge what makes you happy.
Carla and Martin are a young upper-class couple fresh off of a night of dancing and partying when they cross paths with Trece, Budu and Niga, three men who make their living by kidnapping unwitting young adults to extort quick money from their wealthy parents. Carla and Martin become the next victim
Lonnie, Dominic and ''G'' are three bachelor buddies from the hood who, after a lifetime of hard-partying, are in for a crude awakening when their respective girlfriends all get pregnant at the same time. The fathers-to-be embark on an emotional journey while learning as much about themselves as they do about love and fatherhood.
The determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find marriage matches for her four beautiful daughters while there's a lavish wedding party in town. Right away, the smart and headstrong Lalita announces she will only marry for love, giving her mother nightmares. Then Lalita meets wealthy American Will Darcy,
Inman, a Civil War Confederate soldier, is seriously wounded in battle before heading home to North Carolina to his pre-war beloved, Ada. In his absence, Ada--with the help of a young drifter named Ruby--is desperately trying to hold onto the farm of her deceased missionary father. Inman's long jour
Finbar McBride, a handsome dwarf, just wants to be left alone. When Fin's train-store boss dies and leaves him an abandoned depot in rural New Jersey, he hopes solitude will at last be his. He arrives in town a man who does not want to be bothered. But his life unwittingly intersects with the tracks
In terms of living the American Dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They are a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn''t expect--an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment, and who isn''t quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare and they decide that they must get Mrs. Connelly out of their lives.
Caught up in the endless Manhattan nights, the man who's made it his business to know everything suddenly realizes he knows too much. Smart, resourceful and uncommonly devoted seasoned publicist Eli Wurman has smoothly managed the public lives of the rich, the famous and the incredibly powerful thro
Set in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, a teenage World War II buff and battle re-enactor, Kelly Enswiler, finally makes a friend, Bart, while on the battlefield. Kelly is from a troubled home and has lead a guarded existence. Bart encourages Kelly to take on his high school enemy--a bully na
An Italian family deals with many obstacles, beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the present. Two brothers, Nicola and Matteo, at first share the same dreams, the same hopes, the same books and friendships. Meeting Giorgia, a girl with mental disorders, will determine the future of the two
At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy. As a result, the populace endured decades of death and suffering. The Kingdom of Qin was the most deter
A revisiting, some 15 years later, of the principal characters of Denys Arcand's 1986 comedy drama film, "The Decline of the American Empire." Rémy, now divorced and in his early fifties, is hospitalized. His ex-wife, Louise, asks their son Sébastien to come home from London where he now lives. Séb
Concert performance of Eddie Griffin that includes behind-the-scenes documentary footage detailing the stand-up comedian's personal life and family as he travels to a family reunion to reunite with the cast of characters who are the root of his comedy: his mother, an uncle who was an ex-pimp, and hi
A live-action adaptation of the classic children's tale which centers on a wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy. Despite guidance from the beautiful Blue Fairy and the love of his father, Geppetto, Pinocchio's curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.
An undercover cop tries to find the mole within the police department.
The estranged members of a contemporary Armenian family are faced both with Turkey's denial of their catastrophic past and with their own complicated future: A mother who only wants peace, a young woman who wants nothing but retribution, and a young man whose journey to uncover his roots is jeopardi
Two young gentlemen living in 1890's England use the same pseudonym on the sly, which is fine until they fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities.
Philippa, a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, has seen many friends, including her husband, fall victim to drug overdoses. She has repeatedly contacted the police with information about Turin's biggest drug dealer, however, as they are complicit in his dealings, the authorities have completely
Okwe, a kind-hearted Nigerian doctor, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by Senor "Sneaky" and is the sort of place where "dirty business" like drug dealing and prostitution takes place. However, when Okwe finds a human heart in one of the toilets,
Meet Roy & Candy and Lonnie Earl & Darlene--two close married couples who thought they knew one another, until they decided to take their dream vacation together. Now, they're hitting the road in a brand new, fully loaded SUV--and having the time of their lives--until a funny thing happens on the wa
An entire wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel: the pregnant woman in the blood-splattered wedding dress is Black Mamba, better known as The Bride. The assassin, Bill, and his circle known as The Vipers left The Bride for dead, but unluckily for them she was merely comatose. Four years later, The Bride suddenly awakens from her coma and realizes what has been done to her. She sets off on a ferociously focused mission, setting out to seek revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of assassins. One by one, she kills the various members of the assassin group. She saves Bill for last.
Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confi
Two young friends who call each other "Gerry" drive off into the wilderness to hike in a remote area. After losing their way in the forbiddingly beautiful terrain, they rely on humor and confidence to propel them forward. But when the gravity of their situation takes hold, their strength and prospec
She's running away from a man she still loves. He's running after a woman he believes he still loves. She is a chatty extrovert who doesn't go unnoticed. He is discret, mild mannered, and totally withdrawn. Felix and Rose are so unready to meet each other--until they are both delayed at a Paris airp
Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a housing project built in the 1960's that--in the early 80's--became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. The tale tells the stories of many characters whose lives sometimes intersect. However, all is seen through the eyes of a singular narrator: Busca
A drama which charts several years in the young lives of four "fallen women" who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercy of the Catholic Church in 1960's Ireland. While women's liberation is sweeping the globe, these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity, and they're con
An ensemble piece tracking eight characters over the course of a single day in Los Angeles, two of whom, Francesca the movie queen and Calvin the tv star, double as actors in the film (within a film) "Rendezvous." Other characters involved are: Gus, the big time film producer; Lee, a high-powered c
Matt Sullivan''s last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart''s been aching and his commitment''s been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That''s when Matt, a guy who''s never been able to finish anything, decides to go where no man''s gone before and make a vow: No sex. Whatsoever for 40 straight days. No touching. No kissing. No foreplay. No fooling around. No self-gratification. No nothing. At first he has everything under control. That is until the woman of his dreams, Erica, walks into his life. Sexy and spirited, Erica drives Matt wild. Now, with everyone betting he won''t finish what he started, he''s just trying to hold on, and hoping she''s willing to hold out...
Maddox, bright but disenchanted, creative yet restless, views school as confining, even oppressive. He goes so far as to compare its environment to that of an asylum, with the students viewed as inmates. Looking for every chance to challenge the school's authority, he sees an opportunity when he dis
A young Jewish boy in Nazi occupied Poland hides with a family of Catholic peasants and a compassionate priest to escape Nazi forces.
Though Kevin is young, handsome and working his way up in the advertising industry, he doesn't have too much confidence when it comes to meeting women. After meeting Abbey, his his dream girl, on the L train, he fails to get her phone number. He and his pals resort to postering the Windy City with f
Forty-something Francois Pignon, who has worked for years as an accountant at the same contraceptive manufacturer, becomes suicidal when he learns that his company is downsizing and he is about to lose his job. Work means everything to this gloomy and boring little man since both his wife, who has j
Recently fired from his job, but unable to confess the truth to his close-knit family, Vincent spends his days driving around the countryside, talking into his cell phone and staring into space. Vincent fabricates a new job for himself so his family and friends will not know that he is out of work.
A British seaman, the sole survivor of a shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a remote island. Battling both nature and extreme isolation, Crusoe fights to save himself from slipping into madness. When Crusoe rescues Friday, a native islander, from a tribe of cannibals, the seaman's fate dramaticall
Young Latif works on a Tehran construction site with his fellow Iranians and a few illegal Afghan workers. When Latif is given heavier tasks to accommodate new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and treats Rahmat cruelly. After one of his pranks, though, Latif discovers Rahmat's secre
Berke, a high school basketball star with big expectations for his senior year, gets a shock when his sweetheart, Allison, dumps him right before classes begin. To add to his distress, she starts going out with the new kid on the block. Berke becomes desperate over losing Allison, and will do just a
A swashbuckling adventure set during the Napoleonic War. It centers on the capture of a soldier, St. Ives, who is taken to prison in Scotland, where he falls in love with Flora, a young woman who along with her aunt regularly visit the prison warden. With her help he unravels his family past and aft
A family living together in a small Northern Italian city: the parents are Giovanni and Paola and their two teenage children are Irene and Andrea. Giovanni is a psychoanalyst and in his office patients confide to him a long list of their neuroses and worries, in contrast to the calm of his own exist
Ten years ago, Monroe Hutchen was a rising boxing star in California. But one night, in a fit of passion, he committed a crime that led to a life sentence without the possibility of parole. He's serving time in the newly built Sweetwater Prison in the Mojave Desert -- a maximum security level 5 sta
An undercover cop needs a wife for the night, for an assignment into the underground, but lets the job get personal.
Two beauty salons in the small English town of Keighley are locked in a heated rivalry over the National Hairdressing Championships. Local hairdresser Phil was once the golden boy of the competition until his wife and model Shelly left him and their son Brian to set up shop with her lover Sandra. Re
In a dark future, bored young citizens entertain themselves playing violent, illegal virtual reality games. In this realm, beautiful loner Ash is unrivaled as the champion of one computer fantasy game. But when Ash's former lover becomes lost in the game, she makes the dangerous decision to follow h
It's 1989. The Berlin Wall is about to fall; but outside of Stuttgart, West Germany, at the Theodore Roosevelt Army Base, Specialist Ray Elwood of the 317th Supply Battalion is about to find his own cold war turn white hot. Elwood's a loveable rogue, a conscript who's managed to turn his military se
A relationship comedy about six thirty-somethings whose lives interweave one bleak Copenhagen winter. For these singles--in despair--in their small Danish town, their introductory Italian class is the catalyst that infuses their ordinary lives with passion and makes their dim futures significantly b
At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old "singleton" Bridget decides it's time to take control of her life and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she's writing. With a taste for adventure, and an opinion on every subject--fro
A young taxi driver from Essex, Billy Reynolds, is hired by John Dyke to drive for a local villain just out of prison. His passenger, Jason Locke, is bitter that his friends and colleagues have gotten rich, while he 'did time.' This flame of indignation is fanned by his beautiful and ambitious wife,
It''s a bustling day in New York City, and amidst the usual mad rush, the paths of two strangers collide as they fall victim to a mutual, all-consuming attraction. Despite the fact that each is involved in another relationship, Jonathan and Sara bide their time, staying connected by wandering through Manhattan and talking until the wee hours, while never mentioning each other''s names. But, when the night reaches an inevitable end, the two are forced to determine the next step. When the smitten Jonathan suggests an exchange of phone numbers, Sara has a different idea in mind that will allow fate to take control of the future. If they are meant to be together, she convinces him, the universe will reveal its telltale signs. At least that''s the plan...
Set in contemporary Ireland, a thief who has pushed his luck, finds out that his life is in danger when all his enemies decide to team up against him.
The world's most athletic dog takes up the world's most popular game! Buddy is now the proud dad of a team full of puppies, and when they take to the soccer field, it's sure to be arf-tastic!
When a brother and sister travel to Mexico City to forget a tragic family accident, the brother mysteriously disappears.
A man's life is changed when an old school buddy shows up.
A musical journey which functions as a tribute to Latin jazz that captures the heart and soul of an entire culture... The sound that pulsates in hot backstreet clubs and recording studios... From Miami to Havana, the Bronx to Andalusia... A series of performances that reveal how these great Latin he
In Sicily during World War II, 13-year-old Renato and his pals become infatuated with Malena, a beautiful young war widow who is the obsession of every man and the envy of every woman. However, when news of the death of Malena's husband arrives, Malena's beauty turns into a curse. No longer protect
Nobody believes in marriage more than Joline. So when her husband Carl suddenly leaves her for parts unknown, she sees it as one more hurdle in the life-long struggle to keep the faith. Rising to the challenge, Joline sets out on a two thousand mile journey to track him down and bring him back to hi
Lucy Owens is entertaining memories of her ex-boyfriend in a restaurant where she works when Adam strolls in to have a quiet dinner. Immediately smitten, Lucy can't help but ask the shy and unassuming gentleman on a date. Next thing you know, he's rolling up the family driveway in a baby blue Jaguar
Al and Imogen meet at college in New York City and discover that first love is bittersweet, as they struggle to make their relationship work amid all the distractions of college and big city life.
Jean is a 44 year old blue collar worker whose daughter Marva is a dedicated participant in singing contests. When the factory he works for cuts down on staff and fires him, he doesn't dare to break the news back home. Jean is frustrated and angry; he wants to take revenge, but doesn't know how unti
New York City, 2000. Claudius is a high-profile media magnate running the Denmark Corporation following the death of his brother. Claudius' new wife, Gertrude, the widow of his brother and Hamlet's mother, is a poised and powerful socialite. Hamlet is in love with Ophelia, who lives in an East Villa
Buddy Amaral, a successful and self-absorbed Los Angeles advertising executive, switches airline tickets with a stranger just before boarding a long-delayed flight so that he might enjoy an overnight fling with a pretty Dallas businesswoman. When the plane goes down, killing all aboard, Buddy's guil
In 1671, Francois Vatel, a master chef, entertainer and steward, is hired by the Prince de Conde to prepare an important feast for the upcoming arrival of King Louis XIV. However, it will take nothing short of a miracle to prepare a fete fitting for royalty while Conde's provinces rest on the verge
Jean-Jacques Castella is a successful suburban businessman, painfully aware of his inability to keep up with the fast changing times. He has no appreciation of the arts, until his wife Angelique drags him to a moving performance of Racine's "Berenice." Much to his surprise, he is overwhelmed by the
A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, set in the glamorous court of the King of Navarre. In 1939, the King and his three best friends swear off women for several years so they can devote themselves to philosophical study. However, when the Princess of France arrives on a diplomatic mis
Vianne Rocher and her 6-year-old daughter move to a small village in southern France, near Toulouse, and open a chocolate shop across from the church, just as the town is preparing to observe Lent. The parish priest is horrified, especially since Vianne keeps her tempting shop open on Sundays. In ti
George Khan is the father of seven free-spirited children. He wants the best for them which, in his mind, means raising them in the traditional Pakistani custom. Unfortunately for George, his family lives in a London suburb surrounded by the current cultural phenomenon: 1970's psychedlic hippiedom.
A woman raised by wolves leads forest animals in a fight to save their homes.
Tom is an unconventional veteran hitman who masquerades as a used car salesman, taking a novice named Jerry under his wing and showing him the ropes. Their attitudes toward their work couldn't be more different -- and both men's loyalties are severely tested when Tom is assigned to bump off his best
It's the Spring of 1936 and 8-year-old Moncho is going to school for the first time to learn reading, poetry and arithmetic -- until the Spanish Civil War breaks out and teaches him harsh lessons about the violence and inhumanity of war. This brutal world that emerges is in stark contrast to the idy
Hock is a bored and frustrated twentysomething, whose world is inhabited by not much more than his dead-end job, his overbearing parents and his equally aimless friends. Hock seeks solace in Bruce Lee films and fantasizes about owning the hottest, fastest motorbike that money can buy. In an attempt
After being imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Leo Handler just wants to get his life back on track, so he heads home to take a job in the New York City subway yards, where his highly connected Uncle Frank now runs the show. He meets up with his old childhood friend, Willie Guitierrez, his cou
Set in Woodstock, the summer of 1969, a frustrated, beautiful young Brooklyn housewife, Pearl Kantrowitz, spends her summer in the Catskills. Her world is turned around when she has an affair with a free-wheeling traveling salesman, Walker Jerome--a charming and quietly seductive hippie. Pearl canno
A shameless, campy re-make of "King Kong" complete with disco numbers, jungle babes, and cheap cinematic cliches. When the gigantic ape Mighty Peking Man emerges in the Himalayas after an earthquake, a party from Hong Kong go to capture him and bring him to back to Hong Kong as a show. In the jungle
An orphan trained in medicine sets out to find his place in the world.
The story of Fanny Price, a poor relation growing up among the privileged Bertram clan and the sexual awakening of the young adults in the family set against the dark realities of the source of the family's fortune, the slave trade: At ten, Fanny is shipped from her rat-infested, hard-luck Portsmout
Ruth Barron is a beautiful young Australian who went to India in search of answers, but found herself quickly seduced by the mysterious world of a religious cult. When her family finds out, they grow deeply concerned and hire a top cult buster to capture and de-program her. But she proves to be mo
Zack is the reigning stud of Harrison High School, and everyone thinks his match with princess Taylor will last forever. When Taylor dumps him for an obnoxious star of "The Real World", Zack is devastated. But he rebounds, betting his friend Dean that he can turn any girl into a prom queen. Dean chooses Laney, a geeky outcast who worries about Bosnia and spends her days painting in her basement. Laney has no time for Zack, but he persists and as time goes by, the two find themselves friends. Rather than raising her to his social level, Zack finds himself falling hard for non-conformist Laney.
Handsome, witty, successful Steve Griscz has a special way with women: he seduces them quickly by winning their trust. This is more than just a game for Steve; he can't live without these women, literally, because he's a vampire and requires their blood for sustenance. When the body of his latest co
Director Martin Scorsese examines the glorious history of Italian cinema in this definitive film study.
Based on the true story of Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras and her passion for teaching. A single mother of two young children, whose husband left her for a family friend, leaves the security of her small hometown and moves to East Harlem and begins teaching violin to support her family. She didn't have e
For Jip, the endless slacking and McJobbing he endures all week long just kills the time until Friday night arrives. That's when he'll cut loose, meet up with his four best friends and board one raucous rollercoaster that'll take them all on an insane ride straight through to Monday morning. Welcome
Harper Sloane is an awkward young woman who feels ill at ease in her rich and well-groomed family. When she meets and falls for much older photographer Connie, he gives her self-confidence as well as a sexual education. She discovers that he has a history of relationships with much younger women, an
Rodrigo de Arista is an aging aristocrat who has been hidden away for many years in a monastery by his widowed daughter-in-law Lucretia. Now he is older, penniless and half-blind -- but when he finds a letter hidden in his deceased son's belongings alluding to an adulturous affair conducted by Lucre
A childhood memoir of growing up in an eccentric family in 1920s Scotland following a year in the life of 10 year-old Fraser Pettigrew. Fraser lives in the castle-like mansion of the Macintosh clan with his widowed grandmother, Gamma, his mother Moira and his father, the handsome gentleman inventor
An American woman leaves her fast life in New York and moves to London on a whim. There she meets three men who are all friends and as she dates each one, their friendships are put to the test and their lives are changed.
A comedy about two escaped convicts who get caught up in a small-town "Little Miss Fresh Squeezed" pageant by pretending that they are famous gay directors. Wayne and Harry fall into the pretense accidentally, but soon find it a perfect cover. While Wayne becomes a success at coaching the little gir
A coming-of-age tale set in the blue-collar town of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Timothy Dunphy has a broken home, a three-legged dog and a full blown attaction to trouble. His friends have no future, but he's about to get one whether he likes it or not. After crashing into a praked police car, his fath
In a moment of youthful indiscretion, Sir Robert Chiltern provided an Austrian baron with secret Foreign Office information. As payment he received the money that became the basis of his fortune and of his splendid, otherwise unimpeachable government career. Years later, he is blackmailed by a myste
In an effort to bond with his estranged son, Lance, elderly former prizefighter Harry Agensky takes his son and grandson on a road trip to Reno in search of 13 stolen diamonds, stashed away years ago. On the way there, the men visit a local brothel run by madame Sin-Dee, so that 15-year-old grandson
Who do Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg call the funniest man in Hollywood? A guy you've never heard of until now: Bruce Vilanch. Chances are, when a star needs a little (or a lot of) advice, they'll say two words: 'Get Bruce!' Vilanch has written for every type of aw
An elderly African-American woman, desperate to get her family out of the Chicago projects, sends them to live with her brother-in-law in Mississippi. Loretta isn't keen to go, as she drinks too much and the uncle lives in a dry county. Uncle Earl has enough on his plate already, as he has a struggl
Shane O'Shea was a 19-year-old, good-looking guy living with his severe dad and two siblings in a small, boring town in New Jersey... until he crossed the river into New York City and entered a world overflowing with luxury, sexual desire and decadence. A nightclub that was nothing less than the cen
In 1927, Harry Frommermann decides to form an a cappella group in Germany, the first in that country. After many problems, the group is born and are an enormous success. While two members of the group also find love, Harry is too shy to capture the woman he adores. The group are apolitical, and alth
The story of a love-struck musician, Romeo, seduced by Iris, a waitress and aspiring singer he meets and propels toward fame. The musical partnership, with its highs and lows, soon evolves into a romantic relationship. Romao falls "madly" in love with Iris. She, however, isn't sure she can reciproca
Claudine is a bohemian laundress, born into a wealthy family, who is now living in a cheap motel by the sea where she can build a life free of her painful childhood memories. When a hotel handyman drifts into her life, his desire to protect and possess her sparks her deep-seeded tendencies toward se
A 10-year-old Catholic schoolboy decides to find out where his dead grandfather has really gone, and his search causes the grown-ups around him to see life and death in a different way.
Sonia, both attractive and self-determined, supresses her wandering soul under a gentle marriage to the promising young scholar Mendel and their infant son. Upon Mendel's appointment to a prestigious Yeshiva, the young family is folded into Brooklyn's Hasidic community. Sonia moves uncomfortably wit
The Class of '87 gathers in a hotel ballroom for their 10th anniversary reunion. The Class includes: Rob, the Class President and a jerk; Maria, elegant and unpretentious; Kevin, a pediatrician forced to relive an old schoolyard fight; Molly, Kevin's long-suffering wife; Zane, a successful songwrite
Working-class tow-truck driver and father of four Darryl Kerrigan's only distinguishing feature is his beaming reverence for his home and family. To other parents, his kids might seem consumate underachievers. For other property owners, a fixer upper abutting a major international airport might appe
An Italian Jew¿s sense of humor is his only hope when he and his family are put into a concentration camp.
A violent, lost and uncontrollable spirit, Beatrice, is seeking a life of normalcy and domestic bliss away from the dangers of her profession, armed robbery. Known as 'B. Monkey' to her comrades in crime on the streets (for her ability to get into anywhere--she is half-waif, half-warrior. Tired of l
Mike is a law student who has once been burned playing poker, and has turned his back on gambling in order to settle in with his girlfriend Jo, and his studies. When his former partner in crime Worm is released from prison, though, he is tempted back to the card tables and realises how much he enjoy
Bobby O'Grady, a quick-tempered Irish-American car thief is caught between the tough streets of Boston and his loyalty to his cousin, a new arrival from Ireland, when a drug kingpin challenges Bobby to a test of wills.
A man can't muster up the courage to ask his girlfriend to marry him, yet can't deal with the thought of other men winning her affection.
The story of the rise and fall of a glam rock star: mythical rock God, Brian Slade, suddenly disappears at the peak of his fame after a publicity stunt at a concert goes wrong. Ten years later Arthur Stuart, a reporter sets out to find out what happened. The film is a meditation on imgination, memor
The funny and poignant story of two outcast thirteen year old boys, one a slow giant and the other a tiny genius, who are ostracized as freaks by the other kids in town but emerge triumphant thanks to their powerful and unique friendship.
Set in Los Angeles a chorus of talkers discuss the ups and downs of love, marriage and breaking up: the 40th anniversary of Hannah and Paul is darkened by jealousy; Joan meets Keenan in a phone booth while breaking up with her current boyfriend; Meredith is an overachiever who sends Trent packing be
Two college graduates find themselves back home in New Jersey, working in a local pizzeria and frustrated about their prospects. Dennis feels overtaken by those he outstripped at high school while Phil re-encounters an ex-girlfriend he left behind. In between dealing with problems created by some mo
Her year started out great. She had just ended a stint on "Saturday Night Live." she had just divorced her husband, and, most importantly, she had finally purchased her dream-house. Life looked good. The future seemed promising. And she had it all planned. Until... God said, "HA!" Her brother got si
When his best friend''''s father dies, a Native funds their trip to deal with the remains.
A magical musical comedy which centers on the reticent and reclusive, Laura Hoff, who lives with her mother in a small English seaside town. Her father has died, leaving her no-one to listen to classic songs with, and a mother who is refinding her sexuality with a sleazy London talent agent. She wit
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again:
An affair with a noblewoman inspires William Shakespeare to write his first great tragedy.
During the month of May 1996, director David Breashears, his team of climbers, Sherpa guides and their IMAX mountain equipment struggled among other climbing parties to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Eight people from other teams died during that ascent, but the IMAX team, after helping to coor
The story of a closely-knit group of friends at a traditional New England all-girls boarding school in 1963, who recognize their own value and potential when their all-female sanctuary becomes threatened by the specter of men.
Set in Boston, a humorous meditation on romance, friendship and destiny involving Erin, a night-shift nurse who's been recently dumped by her activist boyfriend and Alan, an ambitious ex-plumber struggling to fulfill his dream of being a marine biologist. Although Erin, and Alan's totally unrelated
An impoverished noblewoman matches her lover with a dying heiress.
A romantic fable about Eddie and Maureen--young, married and passionately crazy about each other. Drunk, unstable and about to have a baby, they live in a world of funky barflys and colorful low-lifes, living it up on no money and their manic, co-dependent need for each other. When a neighbor attacks Maureen, Eddie snaps and it costs him ten years of his life in a mental institution. Upon Eddie''s returns, he discovers that his wife has re-married and she is caught in the middle between the past and the present.
Best friends Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards are enjoying success as the creators of the cult comic book ''Bluntman and Chronic.'' When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa Jones, Holden''s desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set her romantic sights elsewhere but decides, nevertheless, to pursue a friendship with Holden. This presents Holden with a dilemma: feeling the way he does, can he merely be friends with this woman? Banky, who knows Holden best, doesn''t think so. As the friendship deepens, so do Holden''s affections for Alyssa. And cautiously, yet effortlessly, so do Alyssa''s for him. With their relationship strugging to define itself, Banky grows more and more frustrated at the notion of losing his best friend to emotional adulthood.
Jackie supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gunrunner Ordell Robbie--until the day an ATF agent and an L.A. cop bust her at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses. With a sympathetic bailbondsman, who understands her restlessness only too well, Jackie arrives at a bold almost foolhardy plan to play off these opposing forces against each other. Matters are complicated by Ordell''s confederates, Louis Gara and Melanie Ralston who have agendas of their own. By appearing to cooperate with both sides, Jackie attempts to outfox them both and walk away with a half million dollar payday.
Queen Victoria risks scandal because of her loyalty to a Scottish groundskeeper who saved her life.
Set in 1913 from the Joseph Conrad classic, the sole white resident of an East Indian island has an ill-fated love affair with a local itinerant musician and must defend his island homeland against three insidious intruders.
A teenage girl's relationship with her grandmother, a victim of the holocaust, heightens the girl's awareness of life, love, family and Judaism.
Hip-Hop is a way of life. It is an urban history of the struggle for freedom and dignity and against poverty and crime. It is a slang and a style, an attitude and a dream. It is a code of ethics that saves lives and changes minds. And most of all it is an expression -- raw and real -- of what is happening on the streets where the whole explosive culture was born. It touches nerves across all racial, economic and sexual lines. It addresses issues of love and crime, family and hope, drugs and the next generation -- all of which are both specific to life on urban streets and universal to all human beings. Three years in the making, "Rhyme & Reason" is a moving snap-shot of the state of contemporary Hip-Hop and the state of contemporary urban life.
This documentary about the making of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" (USA/1996) follows producer Lawrence Bender and Paul Hellerman, the cast and crew from a hot set in Hollywood to an even hotter set in Barstow, California--with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees-
A young man brings his fiancee home to meet his family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Throughout the evening the reality of the Pascal family is truly revealed--they''re all catering to a daughter who is obsessed with Jackie-O and the Kennedy assassination.
The evil minions of an ancient eunuch are stealing baby boys from their hospital cribs in futuristic Hong Kong. The only hope to save the city is in the hands of the Heroic Trio: Wonder Woman, Invisible Woman, and the Thief-Catcher.
A coaliery brass band tries to win a national competition while their local coal mine faces the prospect of a shutdown.
A child abuse survivor reveals a surprising genius for mathematics.
A partially deaf New Jersery sheriff must investigate the NYPD officers he idolizes--potentially exposing the evil doings of some of New York''s finest.
A romantic comedy about a super-broke would-be novelist and sometimes homeless person who has been living on the streets of New York and off his friends while waiting for his fate to change. One of those friends is the beautiful, wealthy Havilland Savage, who invites Lee to a small gathering at her
With no job and a relationship on the rocks, an unemployed middle manager decides to end it all by jumping into the Thames river but changes his mind after meeting a high-spirited, upper-class woman who sparks his interest.
Parvez is a reserved taxi driver who has spent 25 years in England building a life for himself and his family. Minoo is Parvez' dutiful wife and Farid is Parvez' teenage son, who is consumed with preserving his roots in a multicultural country. The stability of Parvez' home is disrupted when Parvez
The true story of the first female painter to break into the 17th-century Italian art world with her exotic images. Seventeen-year-old Artemisia inherits her passion for painting from her father, Orazio, a well-known painter in the Florentine tradition. Considered forbidden, a female painter has nei
A period comedy, set in the heart of the British countryside 1908, about the sexual awakenings of a group of young Edwardians and their withering Aunt. Romance is afoot. Aunt Agnes, a guardian, is desperate to marry off her neice, emily. Anyone will do... as long as he's from a respectable family, i
Eight-year-old Ali and his younger sister Zahra are accustomed to taking care of the many daily responsibilities in their family. When Ali loses his sister's newly repaired pink shoes, its disasterous because she has no other pair. Ali begs Zahra to keep quiet until he can recover them. When the sho
An account of the 1969 kidnapping of the U.S. ambassador to Brazil, Charles Burke Elbrick, by left-wing revolutionaries. Holed-up for a tense four days awaiting a response from the government, many of the personal encounters between the kidnappers and Ambassador Elbrick--as each member stands watch-
A sendup of corporate America filmed during Michael Moore's book tour of "Downsize This" and attacking the billions of dollars in corporate welfare that Big Business receives from the United States government. Armed only with his camera, his sense of humor, and an unwavering eye for inequity, Michae
The travels of Primo Levi, a young Italian chemist who journeys through Europe at a time when it's caught between war and peace. It is the diary of his voyage that begins in the dark fogs of Auschwitz. His story continues through the black markets of Katowice, following the movement of the Red Army
Based in the true saga of British TV journalist Michael Nicholson, story follows Michael Henderson and his news team to war-torn Sarajevo. It''s 1992 and the city has just seen its worst fighting as Bosnian Serbs try to derail the country''s new independence with artillery bombardment. While there, Henderson encounters Flynn, a US TV journalist more famous than the news he''s covering, and Annie, a freelance writer covering her first war. Henderson and company eventually come across an orphanage near the front lines and are so compelled by the scene that they choose to make it front page news. Henderson''s involvement is so deep that he makes plans to take one of the children, Emira, back to England, illegally, with the help of an American aid worker. However, he must eventually return to Sarajevo to face the consequences of his actions.
A love poem to San Francisco, a seriocomic view of life, love, and relationships within a clique of disparate but interconnected characters.
Told like a slice-of-life music documentary, a satiristic chronicle of the seamier side of life as experienced by thirtysomething punk-rock musicians. The band Hard Core Logo once defined the punk rock scene in Vancouver. But mismanagement and petty bickering led to a bitter breakup that left a gene
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make
Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, Mark Renton is a hero of our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, this is the story of Mark and his so-called friends--a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. This tragi-comedy charts th
The tale of Karl Childers, a mildly retarded man faced with a complex moral dilemma. As a child, Karl was severely abused by his fanatically religious parents, who considered him a punishment from God. When he found his mother sexually entangled with the town bully, Karl believed their actions were
A coming-of-age tale centering around Tyson, Hector, and Bao, three young teens growing up in Boston's Fields Corner--an urban crossroads where poor African-American, Latino and Vietnamese neighborhoods meet. Their lives are closing in on them as the lure of the gang and drug money pulls them in one
It's 1977--a time when Dublin rocked to the music of Thin Lizzy, Elvis died and 17-year-old Frankie Griffin walked that line between leaving school and starting the rest of his life.
Just out of college, Tom Thompson can''t find a job, a girlfriend or a way out of his mother''s house in Brooklyn. Still surrounded by loyal friends from his youth, Tom''s heart reels when he is reunited with his high school crush Julie DeMarco. Just when his luck seems to be changing, Tom receives a mysterious phone call from a woman asking him to be a pallbearer at the funeral of an old classmate. Struck with a sense of duty, Tom agrees despite one dilemma: he can''t remember who the classmate is. For Tom, it''s just the beginning of a series of errors and mistaken identities that will send his friendships, love life and outlook on the world spinning back into uncertainty.
Once in a great while, a movie about America comes along that is so disturbing it makes us care. It makes us think. And it makes tons of money. From Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans, the creators of "In Living Color," comes a motion picture about two brothers trying to make a statement. They''re discovering that justice isn''t poetic. Jungle fever isn''t always pretty. And higher learning can be a total waste of time. It''s a world where family values are still cherished and a steady job is the key to the future. In the tradition of NAKED GUN, AIRPLANE and I''M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA, DON''T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL WHILE DRINKING YOUR JUICE IN THE HOOD is a parody of ''hood movies of the last five years.
As Spain simmers on the very edge of civil war and families are being torn apart by their political allegiances, a young Irish girl arrives to work as a governess. She irrevocably alters the lives of those around her, as her beauty and innocence arouse a love both forbidden and profane.
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
Sohei is an ordinary 42-year-old businessman, living a comfortable suburban life with his faithful wife and adorable daughter. Everything seems to be perfect but Shohei feels something is missing. Every night, on the train home from work, he sees a beautiful lady gazing out from the window of a shabby ballroom dance studio. Although Shohei''s original motivation for learning to dance is to meet Mai, the young woman in the window, he starts to get involved with the class and enjoys the lessons. He doesn''t dare tell anyone about his new hobby... not even his family. Mai notices Shohei''s new passion for dancing, and agrees to help coach him for the upcoming competition. At one time, she was one of Japan''s finest ballroom dancers, but her father has forced her to stop dancing professionally and teach amateurs so she will discover why she failed at the famous Blackpool competition. By teaching Shohei, she rediscovers the joy of dance...
Mildred is a widow who discovers a whole new world when her grown children move away. Monica, Mildred's troubled next-door neighbor, leaves her young son J.J. with Mildred while she works a split shift. A friendship develops between Mildred and the six-year-old that opens her eyes to things she neve
Since her childhood in Colombia, Gabriela has kept a scrapbook of newspaper articles about grisly murders. The clippings are illustrated by Gabriela's visualizations of each murder which, over the years, have grown more sophisticated and in-depth. It is while leafing through her scrapbook that Gabri
During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight''s Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires. Tommy "Birdman" Rowland and Kev, his sidekick, plow snow for a living. A former campus stud, Tommy continues to harbor feelings for his ex-girlfriend Darian, complicating his relationship with current lover Sharon. Paul Kirkwood lives with Birdman and also plows snow. Inexorably drawn to supermodels and the "ideal" woman, he refuses to commit to Jan, his girlfriend of seven years. Traveling from New York where he works the piano bar circuit, Willie Conway is at a crossroads in his life. Although he lives with sharp attorney Tracy Stover, Willie cannot commit to the relationship. In Knight''s Ridge, he meets Marty, a 13 year-old "heartbreaker in training" and Andera, Stinky''s cousin from Chicago, who compel Willie to reassess the value of his life and his relationship with Tracy.
As a child, young Jane is a poor orphan who is mistreated by her relatives. Cast out of Gateswood, her cruel Aunt Reed's house, she's sent to the grim Lowood School. Jane, who is spirited and outspoken, becomes the unfortunate scapegoat of Mr. Brocklehurst, the school's headmaster, and Miss Scatcher
Australia is only moments away from civil war late in 1989 as one man, Joe Welch, has paralyzed the government, leaving the country in a state of total panic. Years earlier, in 1949, Joe's mother Joan Fraser dreamt of nothing but a worker's revolution; a communist revolution. She deemed the Australi
Set in a small town in southern Germany, a tale which chronicles the life of a young girl whose parents are deaf. Since earliest childhood, Lara has been the bridge between her parents and the outside world. One day, Lara is given a clarinet by her aunt Clarissa, an attractive woman with a zest for
A young woman copes with her best friend''s approaching marriage.
A young woman tries to match up her acquaintances but can''''t cope with her own love life.
A black comedy set in the mythical town of Sunray, Australia, "Love Serenade" is the story of Vick-Ann and Dimity Hurley, two sisters, aged 26 and 21 respectively, beset by the feeling that life is passing them by. Enter Ken Sherry, a mid-'40s, thrice divorced, ex-Drivetime King of Brisbane Radio, w
Ruth Stoops is a down-on-her-luck drifter who gets two pieces of unexpected news after a "routine" arrest: she's pregnant for the fifth time, and she's facing felony charges. Behind closed doors, the judge offers Ruth an intriguing proposition: if she agrees to visit the doctor and "take care of her
Mel Coplin is on a mission. Though he loves his beautiful wife, Nancy, and their new baby son, he feels his life is incomplete. What''s missing is knowing the two people who brought him into this world--his biological parents. Enter Tina Kalb, a psychologist from the agency where Mel was adopted. Tina is a former dancer with the legs to prove it. Her intent: to reunite Mel with his parents while videotaping the experience for her own research. The problem is, Tina seems interested in more than just the research. Meanwhile, Mel''s adoptive parents are worried. Why isn''t their son satisfied with the mother and father who raised him? What, exactly is he looking for, and will he make it home in time for Dad''s 60th birthday? To answer these questions, Mel, Nancy, Tina and the baby set out on a cross-country trek that brings them more surprises than they bargained for.
A man dying from third-degree burns remembers a tragic wartime romance.
Once a renowned cellist in the August Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, middle-aged bachelor, Frantisek Louka, now plays funerals at the city crematorium. Occupied by the Russians, Prague is on the eve of the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Louka has no idea that more than political change abounds. The personal
An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their twenties, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, and is set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It''s a story told in the language of the "cocktail nation," a growing twentysomething retro-Swing dance movement that''s taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead, he''s found loneliness and the blues. Now, after six months of dealing with Mike, his buddy Trent and the other swingers have had enough. It''s time to bring Mike back to life.
Based on a true story, an aspiring theatre director is so desperate for work that he agrees to stage Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" in a mental hospital. What he discovers is that alone, the patients cannot be heard, but together, they create something marvelous.
The story begins in 1911 with a boy, Zhongliang, brought to the country estate of the wealthy Pang family, a place of opium-addled decadence hidden behind a traditional facade. His older sister, who has married into the clan, promises him the life of a student. But when he arrives, he is forced to b
A fantasy about a group of artisans who put on a play for the royal court's wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. While the royal drama plays out, the artisans, including Bottom, Flute, Quince and Snout, rehearse their play in the forest as supernatural faeries com
In the age of Louix XVI, a modest country engineer traveled to Versailles with a plan to save the people of his village from an epidemic by asking the king to subsidize a swamp drainage system. He thought he would persuade the palace with logic, reason, and an appeal to human decency. He was wrong.
Holocaust survivor Isaac Geldhart is a venomously witty publisher who would rather sink his efforts into a six-volume history of Nazi medical experiments than publish anything remotely commercial. When his son Aaron, a partner in the firm, tries to convince him to publish a potential best seller, Is
In 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat catapulted from being an unknown nineteen-year-old graffiti writer to becoming one of the most successful, controversial, glamorous artists in the world. His shows were anticipated as the big events of the New York season, and his paintings were bought by the most power
The time is 1953 as Joe Morelli speeds into town in his beat up truck under the ancient Sicilian sun. He carries with him little more than an old Ascania camera and a box of film stock. Setting up a tent in the town square, he yells out a rallying call to the townspeople, entreating them to spend 1,
The time is 1832 and a cholera epidemic is sweeping Provence. Angelo, a handsome, angel-faced officer gallops untiringly through the dying towns and villages. He takes the time to help until his own strength gives out. Inscrutable and calm, Angelo also takes the time to silently love Pauline de Theu
This return to Auggie Wren's friendly neighborhood cigar store, the same locale viewers visited in "Smoke" (USA/1995), offers a series of love letters to (among other things) marriage, nicotine, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the spirit of living together and getting along in a community of colorful chara
On the brink of World War II, a beautiful young nanny enters the romantic lives of an Englishwoman and a Major from the Queen's Army.
In the spring of 1815, nearly forty years after the Revolutionary War and 45 years before the Civil War, August King travels to an open air market in the mountains of North Carolina to purchase supplies and livestock and to make the final payment on land he purchased eight years earlier. King is a p
Georgia is a self-assured, successful folk rock singer who never cared much about a career on the stage, but achieved one anyway. With her extraordinary voice, she is beloved by her fans, but finds her greatest happiness beyond the stage. Georgia's younger sister, Sadie, is a virtually invincible fo
In the early years of this century, two English map makers unintentionally disturb the tranquility of a small Welsh village when they inform the inhabitants that their most famous geographic landmark--their mountain--is actually a hill. Technically, it's 15-feet too short to qualify as the mountain
The inspiring story of Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras and her passion for teaching. A single mother, she moved to East Harlem and began teaching violin to support her family. When the Board of Education eliminated her position due to budget cuts, Roberta refused to stop. Instead she started her own non-p
An upscale New York couple decide to adopt a child. Years later, after he proves to be extremely intelligent, the adoptive father sets out to find the biological mother who, he believes, must be a genius. Instead, he finds a young woman who is a prostitute with a scarred past.
A South African preacher sets out to find his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Retired gangster Jimmy the Saint has been living the quiet life in Denver until, out of the blue, he is summoned to visit his ex-boss, The Man With The Plan. As Jimmy learns, The Man has both a plan and an offer he can't refuse: a lot of money to pull off a simple "action," scaring off the kid who's
A host of characters, including a disenchanted writer, struggle with their identities in contemporary Brooklyn, New York.
William Blake, a young accountant lost in unfamiliar territory and caught in inextricable circumstances which leaves destiny beyond his control, travels the western frontier during the mid 19th century. Wounded and branded an outlaw, Blake flees the gunmen hired to hunt him down. Nobody, an outcast
Victor is so irresistibly sexy that it's hard to believe his clumsy mishaps. In desperate need for cash, he utilizes his skills as an actor to fire up Madrid's hottest phone sex line. Struggling to land a role in an American film, he is taken on a wild detour when he falls for one of his callers. Vi
An intergalactic love story about a woman who falls from the stars and falls deeply in love with a man from Mars.
When a teacher stands up to a white supremacist group, a martial arts instructor comes to his aid.
It's 1994, and Conner MacLeod must battle Kane the Magician, who is a master illusionist seeking to rule the world. While searching for Kane, MacLeod meets Alex Smith, a research scientist from the Museum of Ancient History who is also on Kane's trail. They learn that Kane was buried beneath a mysti
The city is Los Angeles. The date is New Year's Eve. And the place is the Mon Signor Hotel, a once-grand, now faded old landmark where a dozen of the most unusual guests ever are about to check in... and a lone bellhop named Ted, on his first day on the job, is in for the wildest night of his life!
In every person's life comes a moment when, for the first and last time ever, everything seems clear. When all the wanting, dreaming and desiring that go along with being young suddenly seem to have a purpose--a purpose that gets harder and harder to remember as you grow older. For 12-year-old Genna
Invited to the court of the charismatic King Charles II, the high-spirited young Robert Merivel cheerfully abandons his medical studies to accept the post of Royal Physician. At the King's request, he enters into a marriage of convenience with Celia, the youngest Royal mistress. In return for knight
Laurent and Loli are happily married with two beautiful children. Laurent is a successful businessman who runs a real estate agency in the south of France while Loli spends her days as a housewife. Laurent is also a philanderer who has a series of extramarital affairs while Loli remains blissfully u
It''s been six years since the lives of Freddy Gale and John Booth collided in a single act of destiny--a chance incident that sentenced Booth to prison, and turned Freddy''s life into a living hell driven by a single objective: revenge. Booth is set free and Freddy springs into action. As the clock ticks toward their imminent confrontation, Freddy sorts out his relationship with his ex-wife, who has traveled a different path to cope with her ruined marriage, while Booth, struggling to justify his own right to go on living, finds solace in the gentle spirit of a young painter.
An effervescent look at the fashion world as seen through the eyes of internationally renowned designer Isaac Mizrahi. Film chronicles the evolution of Mizrahi's fall 1994 collection, from his early moments of inspiration (blending elements from "Nanook of the North" and TV's Mary Richards) and culm
Set in the 1950s, a young West Indian woman takes destiny into her own hands when she embarks on a trans-Atlantic cruise liner bound for England. On board she meets a charismatic Scottish photographer who is not all or indeed anything he seems, a highly regarded art historian with a missing painting
In 1973, Chile, under the dictatorship of General Pinochet, declared itself to be in "a permanent state of emergency." By 1978 as this story begins, the cruelty of one of the worst military takeovers in history, which simultaneously crushed the government of Allende and the spirit of the nation, has
After being forced into exile, the renowned Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda is granted sanctuary by the Italian government. He arrives on the isle of Capri and hires the uneducated Mario as his personal postman. Mario slowly gains the aloof man's confidence and a touching and improbable frien
An inside look at a memorable community of criminals. Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he's made with the devil. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. Meanwhile, two career criminals, Vince
Although she''''s never had a date, a young woman goes about the business of landing herself a husband.
An 18th century baronet and a marquise discuss the nature of love and their varied relationships only to discover that they are in love.
The loosely connected stories of a pair of Hong Kong cops who are dumped by their girlfriends. In the first segment, a young cop, known only by his badge number (#223) and on the rebound from a love affair, encounters a glamorous nameless woman in a blonde wig, sunglasses and Chanel raincoat who is tracking down a group of smugglers from Chungking House. In the second part, police officer #663 gets closer and closer to Faye, a counter-person at the local fast food joint Midnight Express.
A popular comic actor's reputation is threatened by the machinations of an imposter.
A Catholic priest, Father Greg Pilkington, suddenly has his world turned upside down when he's forced to keep a tragic secret told to him by a young parishioner in the sanctity of the confessional. He must choose between his faith and exposing the truth, and his world becomes one of lies and betraya
Based on the 19th-century novel, relates the love story of Lorna Doone and Charles Ridder, who were members of rival clans in 17th- century Scotland.
Seven friends gather together to film an amateur horror movie in a dilapidated country mansion. Though outwardly they appear to be prepared for the world, each of them arrives at the remote house in chaotic inner turmoil. Throughout the weekend, the group films a darkly comical Celtic fantasy, but s
A young Japanese woman journeys to Hawaii circa 1918 to marry a man whom she's only known through a photograph and letters. Upon her arrival, however, she's shocked to discover that he's at least 25 years her senior. The following year is spent on a sugar plantation--a time of hardship, struggle, an
In 16th Century France, a daughter of Catholic royalty agrees to an arranged marriage to a Protestant, thus exemplifying political good faith. Shortly after the wedding, she finds herself amidst the chaos when her husband is captured during a Protestant massacre.
In a desperate and unjust land, where government corruption rules the day, only one man has the courage to challenge the system and fight back. They call him Iron Monkey. Under the shadow of night, in the silence before dawn, he fights to give hope to the poor and the oppressed. Although no one know
A tax auditor eases the pain left by the death of his young daughter through an unusual relationship with a dancer at a local strip club. His life intersects with a quirky pet store owner with a dangerous penchant for the exotic.
Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost love and makes peace with herself and her son, while F
Story revolves around the lives of 50 characters, including designers, models, editors, photographers, buyers and groupies during the days of the March Pret-A-Porter (Ready to Wear) high-fashion trade shows in Paris.
Set in the Roaring '20s, this comedy revolves around the mob's interaction with the show business world, primarily through the relationship between a playwright and a mobster.
Fresh, a 12-year-old dealer from Brooklyn, maneuvers local drug pushers against one another after a friend is shot.
Life on the Dickens' rambling outback sheep station is disrupted by the arrival of Alexander, the family hero on holiday from his supposedly successful social climbing in London with his gorgeous new wife Deborah. The cosmopolitan Deborah worries at first that life on the ranch will be a bore, but s
Drama, based on a true story and set in Christchurch circa 1954, about the extraordinary friendship between two adolescent girls which culminates in the murder of one of their mothers.
Set in 1650s France, the fabled musketeer D'Artagnan is enlisted by his spunky, rebellious daughter to avenge the murder of a nun, and in the process quell a nefarious plot to destabilize the country.
The story of the romance between American poet T.S. Eliot and his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood.
Set in medieval France. A young Parisian lawyer moves to the provinces and finds himself caught up in sexual, political and religious intrigue as he is cajoled into defending a very unusual client on murder charges.
Rachel Clifford, currently going through a divorce, takes a job as a dentist in a prison. Philip Chaney, reaching the end of a ten year sentence, the last six years of which he has not had a single visitor, longs for human contact. Rachel's world is turned upside down when, against her better judgme
Paris, 1965. A young Italian immigrant, orphaned by the death of his parents, is taken in by a tailor from the Jewish quarter.
A psychopath, done serving time for the murder of his wife, returns to avenge himself on the witness who put him away: his daughter.
Intent upon escaping the stress of the big city, a young New Yorker finances his summer vacation by taking jobs in guesthouses in the gay resort of Provincetown.
A macho but naive and inexperienced youth who believes passionately in Communism and the Cuban Revolution, finds his values undergoing an unexpected transformation after being befriended by a cultured young homosexual who's an ardent critic of the Castro regime.
Film traces the 50-year homoerotic relationship between two Beijing opera actors who eventually reunite in Hong Kong.
After abandoning her family several years earlier, an emotionally disturbed woman returns, only to discover that someone else has taken her place.
The King of France has decided to reward the valiant Godefroy de Papincourt for saving his life by betrothing him to a charming noblewoman. On the way home to his wedding, Godefroy and his squire cross paths with a powerful witch and soon find themselves transported into the twentieth century, where
Story of the Curley family of Dublin, focusing on father Dessie--a plasterer who likes to get plastered--and his 20-year-old daughter Sharon--a supermarket check-out girl. When Sharon announces that she is pregnant, but does not say who the father is, she forces the Curley family to confront both th
An influential, experienced, aggressive yakuza is tiring of his way of life, and agrees to go to Okinawa to help a gang engaged in a struggle against a rival mob. But his arrival provokes the rival gang, and eventually he loses most of his men, with the final confrontation at an abandoned beach hous
A woman on the run from her abusive husband falls in love with a mysterious killer.
The trials and tribulations of a New Jersey convenience store clerk and his best friend, a video store employee.
An ill-fated love affair ends tragically.
A highly skilled yet unconventional dancer finds a likeminded partner for a ballroom dancing contest.
Set in the indeterminate future, a landlord who happens to be a butcher starts slaughtering humans to feed his starving tenants, a practice which outrages a guerilla group living in the sewers beneath the city streets.
A paranoid thriller set in 1916 about the cover-up of the murder of one of Kafka's friends and colleagues by officials in a totalitarian state.
A shepherd searches for contraceptives to obey China's population control laws and befriends a Russian truckdriver in the process.
A streetwise boy and an upper-class, half-blind girl, now a street artist, play out their passionate romance on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. Alex is a fire-eater whose only friend is Hans, an older man who lives on the bridge. Then he meets Michele who has run away from her home and is only too willing t
Set in the 1960s, the story focuses on a consultant hired to modernize a moccasin factory, who finds himself getting close to the employees.
Inspired by the life story of American-Irish singer Joseph Locke, whose disappearance in the 1950s led to his identity being assumed by an imposter until Locke resurfaced 20 years later.
Story of the separate destinies of two young women, one French, the other Polish, who look alike and share the same character traits.
The tenuous relationship between a mother and her daughter is severely tested when a shared lover is killed.
The goings-on at a hotel where dead celebrities are lodged while their earthly fame lasts.
Two old friends, one a cool beauty, the other a masochistic lost soul, reunite once a year for lunch.
Drama based on the meeting between Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley in Switzerland and Italy.
Kentucky miners risk their lives in a violent strike.
The "Dagger Debs" are a gang of snarling girls, and Maggie is their newest member. Lace, the ever tooth-gritting leader, befriends her but soon has doubts --it seems Lace's man, Dominic, head of the "Silver Daggers" fancies the new recruit. Lace struggles to keep control of the Debs, and a handle on Nick, as they face off against the rival gang of pushers lead by Crabs.
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