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Based on the Tony Award-winning play of the same name, Match moves effortlessly between riotous wit and delicate poignancy in this story of responsibility, artistic commitment, and love. Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows Katie Holmes is not entirely what she appears. Well-mannered, sweet, and caring, yes, but underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary.
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Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff James Badge Dale and her steadfast moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: Just 60 miles north of New York City sits the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh, where, infour men were arrested for a plan to bomb two Jewish centers in the Bronx.
But their leader, a suspicious Pakistani businessman planted by the government as an informant, led these men straight into the hands of the authorities.
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As their plan marches inexorably towards fruition, they soon discover that small steps have enormous consequences. Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt crafts another graceful and absorbing film about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system in this atmospheric environmental thriller. But what begins as a quiet opportunity to reconnect soon morphs into an unexplainable head trip that forces the couple to confront their relationship in an impossibly unique way.
Starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss in heartfelt performances, The One I Love turns the romantic comedy upside down with an altogether original take on monogamy, relationships, and how much you ever really know your partner.
Drop out of school to ride with the Merry Pranksters. Become a family man and father. Never stop chasing the muse. Bob Weir took his own path to and through superstardom as rhythm guitarist for The Grateful Dead.
Mike Fleiss re-imagines the whole wild journey in this magnetic rock doc and concert film, with memorable input from bandmates, contemporaries, followers, family, and, of course, the inimitable Bob Weir himself.
Stories by James Franco. Popular but shy soccer player April Emma Roberts frequently babysits for her single-dad coach, Mr. James Francowhile Teddy Jack Kilmer is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick, Fred Nat Wolffis an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. Palo Alto is a vibrant cinematic immersion into the overlapping stories and emotions that make up the high school experience. Silenced, directed by James Spione.
Only 11 Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of ; eight of them since President Obama took office. With resonance in the post-Snowden era, Silenced catalogs the lengths to which the government has gone to keep its most damning secrets quiet, in an impassioned and thought-provoking defense of whistleblowers everywhere. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. Sister, directed and written by David Lascher, co-written by Todd Camhe.
When unstable Connie Barbara Hershey is tragically widowed, she finds it impossible to care for her delinquent adolescent daughter, Nicki, forcing her son, Bill Reid Scottto take his sister in. Sister addresses the polemic issue of youth psychotropic drug prescription with restraint and sensitivity. Slaying the Badger, directed and written by John Dower. UK — World Premiere, Documentary. In this engrossing documentary, LeMond looks back at the pivotal Tour, and his increasingly vicious rivalry with friend, teammate, and mentor Bernard Hinault.
Canada — World Premiere, Documentary. Emerging from the Detroit music scene of the s in a flurry of long hair and sequins, Alice Cooper restored hard rock with a sense of showmanship, while simultaneously striking fear into the hearts of Middle America with the chicken-slaughtering, dead-baby-eating theatrics that would cement his identity as a glam metal icon.
Meticulously crafted from rare archival footage, Super Duper Alice Cooper tells the story of the man behind the makeup, Vincent Furnier, the son of a preacher, who got caught in the grip of his own monster.
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Third Person, directed and written by Paul Haggis. Veteran screenwriter and director Paul Haggis Crash brings to the screen a calculated vision of the drama of love. Three stories set in cities known for romance—New York, Rome, and Paris—take raw and personal twists as characters grapple with the difficulties of modern relationships.
Stay tuned for more information on this new documentary exploring the fans of a beloved childhood toy. Thomas Matthieu Almaric is a theater director staging an adaptation of an obscure 19th century Austrian novel.
In French and German with English subtitles. A Sundance Selects Release. Opening Night selection, Preservation, is a moody, intelligent take on the maniac in the woods genre, and an apt foreshadowing of the slew of inhuman baddies that emerge from the darkness to terrify sexed-up teens in Extraterrestrial, Indigenous, and sure-to-be-a-conversation-piece special screening, Zombeavers. Meanwhile, a rookie cop takes on his deranged doppelganger in bizarre German horror-cum-arthouse film, Der Samurai, while the conflict takes a team turn in Intramural, a wacky romp about an underdog flag football team that riffs on classic sports movies with a cartoonish comedic sensibility.
Too terrifying, strange, or downright hilarious for daylight hours, these seven films wear their Midnight Movie moniker with pride. The Canal, directed and written by Ivan Kavanagh. Ireland — World Premiere, Narrative. Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy—or so he believes. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.
Der Samurai, directed and written by Till Kleinert. Germany — International Premiere, Narrative. A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany. Canada — World Premiere, Narrative. Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway—that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives.
The group is pulled from their reverie when a flickering object crashes deep in the woods. As they investigate, the friends stumble across an alien spacecraft, and its inhabitants have not arrived in peace. Indigenous, directed by Alastair Orr, written by Max Roberts.
A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar—and despite some ominous whispers—she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and brings the Americans on a daytrip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing to a picturesque waterfall quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing. As night closes in, the friends realize too late the truth behind the rumors—the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra is now stalking them.
In English and Spanish with subtitles. Intramural, directed by Andrew Disney, written by Bradley Jackson. Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home.
When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work. You know the story: But here, the culprit proves to be a horde of rabid zombie beavers! The B-movie creature feature is making a comeback, and with 2 million views of its trailer in its first two weeks alone, Zombeavers is a veritable phenomenon.
This year the stories are all around us, bringing to life innovative forms of storytelling that encourage participation and spark imagination. Put on a Virtual Reality headset and experience the visceral power of Use of Force. Immerse yourself in the computer-generated, non-linear experience of Clouds. Vote on the path that Choose Your Own Documentary takes in a live performance that incorporates comedy, film and audience participation.
Create your own joyful choir with On A Human Scale. Finally, eavesdrop on the past as you navigate through a 3D-city neighborhood that no longer exists in Circa These are stories that surround us and stories that involve us.
The interactive nature of Storyscapes will also extend to the lounge and cocktail bars at Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination. Different locations will trigger specific messages sent to mobile phones; a mixture of facts and stories about cocktails, botanicals, technology and creativity.
Guests will be encouraged to share thoughts and observations, which will be projected in the lounge. Nathan Penlington, Fernando R. Part comedy stand-up, part documentary, this is a unique live interactive experience in which the audience plays a vital role.
With over 1, possible versions, and multiple endings, every performance is different and the audience votes on the path the documentary takes.
Where will the story lead? How will the story end? So how does someone become a burlesque MC in the first place?2010-04-22 Texas Burlesque Festival Day 1
Fortunately for her, the burlesque scene was still wide open to her, "so I was able to move into a more improvisational, experimentational environment without jeopardizing my retirement. That doesn't include the multiple events and troupes she has helped run and found, or the two burlesque musicals she wrote.
It may seem like a big transition from belting out modern Broadway standards, but she's glad she made the change. She'd only flown into Austin that afternoon, but after a quick trip to Barnes and Noble, a new dirty joke book was acquired, and she got to test drive a whole new cavalcade of filthy laughs. I feel them out, and try to work out what they'll accept and what they won't accept. Last weekend, she hosted all three sets of the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque show case in one evening.
The people who are there at 9 have been drinking all day and are about ready to pass out. The people who are there at 11 are drunk professionals. The hardest show was the middle show, because they were the ones who were half in the bag and not prepared to deal with it. The people who are still out at