Opening In: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pasadena
Synopsis: The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is boarded and captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.
"The Lottery of Birth"
Opening In: New York
Synopsis: Do you shape the world or does the world shape you? Is freedom something we are born with or something we must work to attain? Offering a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information "The Lottery of Birth" is going to make you think again about what it means to be free. Drawing on the best minds in philosophy, history, psychology, physics and economics, it employs decades of evidence to interrogate what we are, where we are and where we want to be. From birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces. The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. This is a film about the cultural, educational, political and commercial forces that shape our identities, often in ways that limit both our personal and political freedom. Whether you're into philosophy, economics or simply being a better person than you were born to be, you can’t afford to miss this film.
Opening In: New York (Los Angeles June 28)
Synopsis: Shy and withdrawn, Frank (Elijah Wood) keeps to himself, determined to keep his terrifying homicidal thoughts from becoming a brutal reality. His life changes when he meets a young artist who asks him for help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops, his obsession escalates and it becomes clear that long-repressed compulsions are on the brink of being unleashed.
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles
Synopsis: Billy and Sarah, two delinquent teenage lovers from the suburbs of Los Angeles, travel to a small southern town to falsely claim a dead friend’s inheritance.
Opening In: New York (June 28 Fort Lauderdale)
Synopsis: In this Sundance Award Winning ﬁlm, two men each search in their quiet solitude to begin a new life amidst an unspoken need for encouragement and support.
Opening In: New York
Synopsis: Al, a young man from a modest background, is 10 days away from marrying the daughter of his boss, along with succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where Al has been working for most of his life. One night, while coming back drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run when he hits a man by accident and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by his two childhood friends who are with him in the car. The next day, gnawed by guilt, he decides to go to the hospital to inquire anonymously about his victim. What he does not know is that the entire accident was witnessed from a balcony by a young woman, Juliette, who is going through her own emotional upheavals. Juliette not only called 911, but also helped to contact the victim's wife, Vara, a Moldavian illegal immigrant whom she decides to help and keep company at the hospital. But when Juliette recognizes Al as the reckless driver in the hospital corridor, for some reason she is unable to denounce him. Gradually they get to know each other better through more frequent meetings and phone calls, and Juliette becomes a mediator between Al and the unsuspecting Vara. However, things get complicated when romantic feelings between Juliette and Al start to arise, and Vara finally ﬁnds out about their secret relationship.