Ray Longway, a moody 14 year old, is a pawn in his parents divorce. His mother, a struggling actress who married rich, has grown accustomed to their cushy L.A. lifestyle but now, it’s upkeep depends on Ray’s custody decision. The family hires Anjelika, the Wiccan-practicing daughter of a dead R&B singer, as their new babysitter. She quickly fills the voids in everyone’s lives: mother to the little sister, confidante to the mother and weed-dealer-cum-lover to Ray. Despite differences in age, Ray and Anjelika form a deep bond, exploring sex and love together. When the time comes for Ray to pick the winning parent, he opts to run away with the babysitter and blackmail mom for the getaway cash. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW Film Festival]

The Purge

Given the country’s overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.