Movie 43

The film is composed of multiple comedy shorts presented through an overarching segment titled “The Pitch”, in which Charlie Wessler, a mad screenwriter, is attempting to pitch a script to film executive Griffin Schraeder. After revealing several of the stories in his script, Wessler becomes agitated when Schraeder dismisses his outrageous ideas, and he pulls a gun on him and forces him to listen to multiple other stories before making Schraeder consult his manager, Bob Mone, to purchase the film.

Hot Fuzz

Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple country cop Danny, everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn’t going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.

Hall Pass

When best buds Rick and Fred begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages: they grant the guys a “hall pass”, one week of freedom to do whatever they want. At first, it seems like a dream come true, but they quickly discover that their expectations of the single life – and themselves – are completely and hilariously out of sync with reality.

The Invention of Lying

Set in a world where the concept of lying doesn’t exist, a loser changes his lot when he invents lying and uses it to get ahead.

Misery Loves Comedy

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?

Brand: A Second Coming

BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (DIG!, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him? [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW Film Festival]

I Give It A Year

A look at the trials and tribulations of a pair of newlyweds during their first year of marriage.