"How to Make Money Selling Drugs"
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta (Expanding July 5 and July 12)
Synopsis: A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider’s guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. Told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and featuring interviews with rights advocates Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and David Simon (creator of "The Wire"), the film gives you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the "war on drugs."
"I'm So Excited"
Opening In: New York, Los Angeles
Synopsis: A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that's what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. The travelers in Business Class consist of a pair of newlyweds, party goers, worn out by their wedding celebration; a financier and embezzler; unscrupulous in business but also a father afﬂicted by his daughter's estrangement; an inveterate Don Juan with an uneasy conscience who is trying to say goodbye to one of his women (girlfriends); a rural psychic; a queen of the gossip magazines and a Mexican with an important secret. Each of them has a project in Mexico City, either to work or to escape. They all have some kind of secret, not just the Mexican. Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis among the passengers and the crew, and this ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with sensational confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment.
Opening In: New York
Synopsis: To escape the pressures of growing up, magic-obsessed kids congregate at the one place they can be themselves: Tannen's Magic Camp, the world's oldest and most prestigious training ground for young magicians. They want to prove themselves on the same stage where superstars like Blaine and Copperfield once performed. To get there, they need more than sleight of hand. They have to find the magic inside. "Magic Camp" is an award-winning documentary from two-time Emmy-nominated director Judd Ehrlich ("Run for Your Life," "Mayor of the West Side") and the cinematographer of Sundance favorites "Word Wars" and "American Teen."