London Town

Thatcher’s England circa 1979 is a land of striking unions and soaring inflation, impacting even 14-year-old Shay as he struggles with bullies, school and housework after his mother abandons their family. When his dad is hospitalized, Shay becomes responsible for his younger sister and his burdens mirror the chaotic country at large, as does the salvation he feels at seeing The Clash perform. Inspired by music that addresses the poverty and injustices that surround him, Shay meets a girl, dyes his hair and breaks the rules, but it’s his good heart that ultimately wins him the most unlikely of champions: Joe Strummer himself.

The Joneses

UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson was a planned mixed martial arts event that was to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 1, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was to be headlined by a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout, between champion Jon Jones and former dual-division PRIDE FC and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson. However, the event was cancelled on August 23, when the UFC announced Henderson was unable to fight due to injury, and Jones refused to take a replacement fight against longtime middleweight antagonist, Chael Sonnen. Initial reports indicated that UFC 152, scheduled to take place three weeks later, would be renamed UFC 151. However, Zuffa announced that UFC 152 would keep its name and UFC 151 would officially be deemed a “lost show.”

Dark Around the Stars

Stars tells the story of Glen Sweet, who sets out on a quest to end his life. After experiencing heartbreaking tragedy and loss, Glen has succumbed to a haphazard and alcoholic lifestyle. As he journeys to New Mexico, planning to jump from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Glen encounters a number of colorful characters, each one influencing him in some way and having a deep impact on his ultimate decision. Director Derrick Borte presents a compelling story about loss, relationships and a leap of faith. Will the strangers Glen meets along his journey – and the experiences they share – alter his path? Or does his life end the way he has so clearly mapped out? [Synopsis courtesy of Napa Valley Film Festival]