When his father bundles him into the car in the middle of the night, ten-year-old Chook knows something is wrong. As the two escape into the desert facing an unknown future, their troubled relationship and the need to survive sees them battling the elements, and each other. Both beautiful and harsh, "Last Ride" is a journey of heartbreak and hope. Hugo Weaving delivers a career-defining performance alongside 10-year-old newcomer Tom Russell. As Kev and Chook they reveal a complex and moving relationship in which friendship, betrayal, loyalty and love are portrayed with rawness and a poetic urgency.
John Bennett is a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Set in the world of male strippers, "Magic Mike" is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum ("Dear John," "Step Up") in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.
People Like Us
In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had.
Take This Waltz
Swelteringly hot, bright and colourful like a bowl of fruit, Take this Waltz leads us laughing through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves. Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Luke Kirby.
Neil Young Journeys
This past May, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall, where he played the last two nights of his solo world tour. Filmmaker Jonathan Demme was on hand to capture the journey and both shows, highlighting new songs from the album Le Noise (2010), produced by Daniel Lanois, mixed with classics like “Ohio” and “I Believe in You” and previously unreleased songs “Leia” and “You Never Call.”
In Neil Young Journeys, Young’s mesmerizing performances are presented in full, along with passages from the sometimes funny, sometimes wistful ride into town. Demme and Young previously collaborated on two other performance films, Neil Young Heart of Gold, which chronicled Young performing in Nashville, the year after he survived a brain aneurysm and Neil Young Trunk Show, which memorialized a Pennsylvania concert during Young’s “Chrome Dreams II” tour.
A Burning Hot Summer
Loosely evoking Godard’s Contempt, A Burning Hot Summer examines the once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frédéric (Louis Garrel, the director’s son) and his movie-star wife Angèle (Bellucci) as it hits the rocks. When another young couple—actors Paul (Jérôme Robart/Frontier of Dawn, Regular Lovers) and Elisabeth (Céline Sallette/House of Pleasures, Marie Antoinette)—joins them on a Roman holiday, tensions and passions flare. The film features a score by the Velvet Underground’s John Cale, with the legendary Maurice Garrel (the director’s father) in his final role.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
I Heart Shakey
A heartwarming story about a widower, his 9 year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. The film follows this family of three as they move from a small town to Chicago and are forced to get rid of their dog, who wreaks havoc in their new apartment building. It’s a simple heart warming story geared toward kids that focuses on loyalty and keeping the family together. It has recently been approved by the Dove Foundation for family viewing.
A devoted cop must go undercover as a runway model in this Korean action comedy.
London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (Colin O'Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up. Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?
Supermen of Malegaon
The quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films are explored in this documentary from Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression.
The Invisible War
A groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem-today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011. 20% of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims.
Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection
An investment banker and his family are placed in the witness protection program, finding themselves relocated from their posh Connecticut neighborhood to Madea's southern home.
A crime writer becomes obsessed with a beautiful former model while visiting Venice.