When Vincent saves Roxxy from her violent ex-boyfriend, their lives are suddenly transformed. Strangers thrown together by circumstance, this small town loner and rebellious punk rocker find themselves on the run, hiding from the aftermath of Vincent’s intervention at his family farm. Their brief solace is shattered when they discover a common history and realize that violence and rage is, for them, inescapable. [Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival]
Premiere When 22-year-old drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to come up with six thousand dollars quick or he’s dead. Desperate, he turns to “Killer Joe” (Matthew McConaughey) when he finds out that his mother’s life insurance policy is worth $50,000. Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules in exchange for Chris’ attractive younger sister, Dottie, who will serve as sexual collateral until the money comes in… if it ever does. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]
Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He’s the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don’t go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his ‘gang’ kidnap Jake’s 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with ‘stolen boy?’
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben and Chon run a lucrative, homegrown industry – raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon – with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent – wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
A generation began in his backyard. From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comes Taking Woodstock, a new comedy inspired by the true story of Elliot Tiber (Demetri Martin) and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. Its 1969, and Elliot Tib
This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. His childhood friend, Michael, has left him for the cooler crowd and Jim is pushed to the edge when his dog dies. Jim’s life changes dramatically when Dean moves next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. He has movie star good looks and is everything Jim would like to be. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. Jim finally realizes that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realizes that his life was fine the way it was. And he is happy with fine. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW Film Festival]
Jude Keffy-Horn—named after a Beatles song by his hippie parents—spends his high school days in small-town Vermont getting high with his best friend Teddy. Beneath Jude’s mind-numbing activities lurks a desire to reconnect with his estranged father, Les, who abandoned the family when Jude was nine. When Teddy dies of an overdose on the last day of 1987, Jude’s mother sends him to live with Les in New York City’s roiling and raw East Village. As Jude struggles to establish an identity within the cultural upheaval downtown, he forms an unlikely surrogate family with Teddy’s straight-edge brother, and a troubled, rich uptown girl. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]
Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain is an icon of American theater. Since first walking on stage in 1954, Holbrook has performed his one-man show Mark Twain Tonight! for millions on and off Broadway, in all fifty states, in twenty countries, before five U.S. Presidents and behind the Iron Curtain. Countless actors and Twain scholars have been influenced by Holbrook’s work and his Tony and Emmy Award-winning masterpiece. [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]