The Select Hotel is a dead end place for those who do not have enough cash to go somewhere else. The last shelter for those who hang around at night. These shadows walking silently along the streets, selling their poor body heat for a few crumpled banknotes, swallow and digested by their voracious thirst for a cheap high. Enough to forget for a while the distress of a ruined life and to dream of a more rejoicing elsewhere. Nathalie and her brother Tof struggle against this futureless world. Pierre, a shoe-repairer, troubled by Nathalie's grace will take part for a while to the life of these two children of misery.
Scenes from an unfinished sci-fi epic.
Tyler is a young man who is desperately seeking direction from a world that seems to have abandoned him. Searching for answers he looks to his new friend Indrid who appears to have it all figured out.
An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.
When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son - a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship.
A revealing look into the lives of students who put it all on the line to be selected, proving that a free education is never without a cost. 'Selected' is a documentary about the challenges of public urban education. Through unprecedented access in a Chicago public school, 'Selected' explores leadership, triumphs and losses in one of the most culturally and economically diverse schools in the country. 'Selected' investigates the impact of being educated in a true melting pot environment and the effect it has on education, acceptance, tolerance and a worldview. It illustrates what is possible when great leadership, diverse cultures and extraordinary minds come together. These interwoven stories highlight the benefits, and unintended consequences, of select schools and society's constant struggle with urban education.
From student films, with additional material shot in New Mexico.
HARRISON is an optimist with a history of schizophrenia and a limited social circle who battles the diverse and unpredictable voices he hears, a judgemental society and the hazards of social media as he attempts to make a new friend. To manage the voices, he projects them into his childhood toys: SMILING HERBERT contains the voice of rage, MOLLY is the voice of paranoia, BEAN represents irrepressible sexual thoughts, CONRAD speaks the bare facts, MARROW provides an indecipherable mumble and MOUSEY is the sound of panic. When Harrison happens upon the philanthropic online posts of the beautiful social media addict, AMBER, and she blindly accepts his “chum request”, Harrison sees this as the beginning of a beautiful friendship, but is it...?
Software programmer Ben Braden has it all: beautiful wife, cute kid, dream house, sports car, great job. Then one day the doorbell rings and he finds himself standing eye to eye with Alex Connelly, every inch his double and hell-bent on getting Ben's material features as well...
A journey through Emily Dickinson's tortured life of psycho sexual frenzy or a satire of short films
This stunning European documentary made available for the first time in the US, reveals several harsh consequences of genetic engineering worldwide. A failed GM cotton crop prompts farmer suicides in India. Windborne GM canola contaminates organic and conventional farms in Canada. One farmer fights Monsanto in the Supreme Court. A company seeks approval for giant GM salmon that may threaten the survival of the natural species.GM pigs are born with ghastly mutations. And experts reveal how inadequate testing and regulations put us at risk.
Symphonic Selections features reprises of arrangements performed earlier at the Symphonic Game Music Concerts, as well as all new scores. Pieces include The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Shadow of the Colossus, Shenmue, Monster Hunter Tri, and Super Mario Galaxy.
A cinematic diary that examines the nature of remembering. Assembled in the spirit and memory of the late filmmaker and friend, Will Hindle. -Canyon Cinema
Two filmmakers clash creatively in mid-production, resulting in a meta-film duel of genres as they write the story they are living. Both will stop at nothing to preserve their own vision for the film. As the battle grows, they discover that their imagination is the limit for their arsenal, and find themselves in lethal combat, where only one can emerge triumphant.
SELECTION documents a KISZ (Hungarian Young Communist League) chapter at an oil refinery that is interested in hiring a musical act as entertainment for young workers. The documentary shows the group discussing their criteria for the band, as well as their interviews with the individual bands. It is quickly apparent that the group isn’t interested in any sort of musical talent or the potential audiences’ interest. Rather, they are focused on ideological or moral issues that may be perceived as negative, such as groupies or outfits that are seen as too trendy. They settle on the musical group that is potentially the easiest to control, the youngest band. SELECTION works as a larger metaphor for what censorship was like in Socialist Hungary and was banned from being publicly screened until 1982.
Peter does a great job arresting shop robbers, bus ruins his self-pictures. When Dr. Curt Connors injects himself with lizard DNA to regenerate his arm, that works. Actually, too well: he soon transforms into a dino-like monster, whose instinct spares nobody, except his son Billy. Peter's uncomfortable secret-identity-handicap now spills from bully-abuse at school to utter injustice in his lab job.
Pro Players from around the world train relentlessly for one reason: to win the championship. What does it take? Natural Selection not only takes you into the action, but also to the drive, the pain, and the emotion of tournament paintball. BONUS: “SHORT BUS” episode 2
One of the most shocking documentary films ever made. A young anti-war American, to avoid the draft, calmly aims a rifle at his foot and shoots. For several endless minutes, he thrases about the floor in unbearable pain, in his own blood.