Described by The New York Times as “Second City-seasoned masters of long form improv”, TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi have become living legends in their field. *******trustusfilm****/
Exploring the trust that underlies their relationship and the forces that govern their improvisation, Trust Us, This is All Made Up is a portrait of two remarkably talented friends and features an unforgettable live performance recorded at New York’s Barrow Street Theater.
“Mesmerizingly good…sucks you in and holds you tight”
-- The Wall Street Journal
“sharp, strange [and] beautifully shot… too imaginative and fun to pass up”
-- Entertainment Weekly
“a wonderfully human, often darkly funny drama.”
-- The Washington Times
Maria Del Mar stars as a 43-year-old mother of three who’s diagnosed with breast cancer and recruited to host a reality hospital show; the groundbreaking drama looks at the modern family through twin lenses of cancer and reality television.
Flight Lieutenant Jugg (Twilight's Robert Pattinson), confined to a wheelchair after being wounded in action, arrives at a remote mansion in Wales to recuperate. Suffering from terrible nightmares and visions, he suspects the methods of his psychiatrist, Dr. Hal Burns (Julian Sands). His beautiful aunt, Julia (Rachael Stirling) seems to be the only person he can trust – until circumstances make him doubt even her intentions. Based on the novel “The Haunting of Toby Jugg” by Dennis Wheatley.
SPLINTERHEADS open in NYC on November 6th and comes to Austin and Portland on November 13th. Visit *******www.splinterheadsmovie**** for more info.
For Justin Frost, a typical day is rolling out of bed at one, practicing improvised karate, and mowing grass for his best friends landscaping business. But when a traveling carnival lands in his small town, Justin falls for Galaxy and wakes up to the life he has yet to begin living
In HOW TO BE, the young British sensation Robert Pattinson stars as Art, an aspiring musician stuck in a rut. Twenty-something Art is a supermarket worker who has just been dumped by his girlfriend and is forced to move back home to live with his emotionally distant parents. Art is hopeless and depressed until he discovers the best-selling self-help book It's Not Your Fault and spends his inheritance money to hire the book's oddball author, Dr. Levi Ellington, as his live-in life coach to get him through his quarter-life crisis and help him be more normal.
Pattinson reaches new heights as an actor as he impressively embodies both Art's self-pitying side and his droll, hilarious wit. The actor also performs on the film's pop-rock soundtrack -- a collection of original songs and classics by artists including The Roches, Captain Beefheart and Love.
His performance in HOW TO BE earned the young star Best Actor accolades at the Strasbourg International Film Festival, while debuting director Oliver Irving received the Audience Award at the New Orleans Film Festival. Amanda Bell of Examiner**** called the film completely entrancing and beautiful, adding, Robert Pattinson's character becomes someone you just want to reach out and hug.
HOW TO BE's sterling cast also includes Rebecca Pidgeon (The Spanish Prisoner, TV's The Unit) and Michael Irving (Ruth Rendell Mysteries) as Art's parents, Powell Jones (Anna Karenina), Alisa Arnah (Wallander, Jane Eyre) and newcomers Mike Pearce and Johnny White as Art's best friends.
The DVD is packed with bonus material: a 20-minute making-of featurette including extended scenes; behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with Robert Pattinson.
In 1975, the small town of Sublime, Texas had an encounter with a creature so horrifying that it remains legend today: Deep in the woods along the Navidad River, someone or something has left its lair to rip a trail of ferocious carnage through the local population. Is it man, monster or Lone Star myth? And in a rural community commanded by the Bible, corrupted by moonshine and ruled by rifles, can anything stop the vengeance of a beast unleashed? Pass the popcorn and hook that speaker to the driver s side window, raves Film Threat. THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD has a lot of heart and captures the essence of 60s and 70s grindhouse/drive-in horror!
On DVD Sept 16th
As a young teenager suffering from really early male-pattern baldness, Harold has never had it easy. Despite the efforts of his scattered mother --- and
aggravated by his beauty-queen-mean sister --- life is a trial for Harold.
And now his teen angst is topping out: He’s facing his first day at a new high school in a new town. He’s not only going to be the “new kid,” but the “new weird bald kid.”
Day one turns out to be even worse than he expected. Right off he comes face-to-face with the school bully, and learns very quickly that the new school’s teachers are barely more sympathetic or supportive than his bullying nemesis.
Harold’s saving grace arrives in the person of Cromer, the subversive school janitor, who knows and cares far more about the students than any teacher or
With a cleverness hidden behind his unassuming janitor’s uniform, broom and bucket, Cromer comes to Harold’s aid, teaching him how to out maneuver his adversaries, and, ultimately, how to survive that most difficult and dreaded
American institution ---High School.
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Spencer Breslin, Ally Sheedy, Nikki Blonski
Vinne Vinominion Valvano is a world class Madden competitor. He is a fixture in the Madden Community, inspiring people on and off the Field.
Every Fall, the EA bus rolls into NFL stadium after NFL stadium to meet throngs of eager gamers, each wanting to be the one representative that goes to the finals in LA. 256 players register at each stop, and a single elimination tournament leaves one winner at the end of the day. After 17 stops in America as well as 3 international winners and 4 online winners, twenty-four players have qualified for the finals at Universal studios. Follow Gameplay HD’s continuing converge; from the Road to the Challenge, GameplayHD's six part series follows all the hard hitting finals action. Watch as these professional gamers compete for the chance to take home over 00,000 worth of prizes, including a 0,000 Best Buy Gift card, and the honor of being crowned the “2007 Madden Challenge Champion”, the most prestigious title in Madden gaming.
Ron Livingston delivers a powerful breakout performance as a 'comfortably numb' American gambler, immersed in a dangerous and shocking culture of corruption, slavery and deceit. Disgusted and inspired, he finds true meaning in his life as he frantically searches through both the beautiful and sordid faces of Cambodia, risking everything in a desperate attempt to save the life of one girl. Stars Chris Penn in his final role, with a chilling performance by Udo Kier. HOLLY is not just one girl. She is the voice of millions of children who are exploited and violated every year with no rights or protection.
IRENE IN TIME
A film by Henry Jaglom
A puzzle about love and time, a mystery in which clues are found and secrets are revealed, Irene in Time is a look at the complex relationships between fathers and daughters and the consequences - years later - on the grown women's relationships to the men in their lives.
RiP! A REMIX MANIFESTO, the innovative documentary exploring the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing, is coming to DVD June 30th. The DVD is loaded with over 90 minutes of extras including fan remixes, and naturally is DRM-free.
Official Site with Pay want you want download: *******www.ripremix****/
Buy DVD on Amazon: *******budurl****/xdl3
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When it comes to remix culture, copyfight and crowd-sourcing, Brett Gaylor walks the walk. - Wired
a knockout. Rip is a dazzling frontal assault on how corporate culture is using copyright law to muzzle freedom of expression. - Macleans Magazine
The sexiest film about copyright infringement Ive ever seen. CBC
An audience favorite at film festivals worldwide, this movie-as-mash-up shatters the wall between users and producers, as web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor invites audiences to remix his raw footage (at opensourcecinema****), allowing them to become part of the film itself. An Official Selection at SXSW 2009 and the Audience Choice selection at Amsterdams International Doc Festival and the Whistler Film Fest, RiP! A REMIX MANIFESTO makes its DVD debut on June 30.
- Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk), a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs
- Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and Stanfords Center for Internet and Society
- Cory Doctorow, technology activist and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing
- Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights
- The Mouse Liberation Front
A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema****, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A remix manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle.
Obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that at least 110,000 people die per year due to obesity and 1/3 of all cancer deaths are directly related to it.
The first and only documentary in which the heretofore reclusive, visionary and innovative Moore participates, his hugely-devoted fan base and the soon-to-be-indoctrinated can enter the mind of the worlds most famous comic book author, embarking on a fascinating and psychedelic journey through the life and career of the creator of Watchmen, From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Constantine and V for Vendetta. THE MINDSCAPE OF ALAN MOORE is available on DVD from The Disinformation Company.
Moore writer, artist and performer is the arguably the worlds most critically acclaimed and widely admired creator of comic books and graphic novels, a true original responsible for many of the genres iconic creations. In THE MINDSCAPE OF ALAN MOORE, viewers are granted a portrait of the artist as contemporary shaman -- someone with the power to Transform consciousness by means of manipulating language, symbols and images. The award-winning film, from director DeZ Vylenz, leads the audience through Moores world with the writer himself as guide, beginning with his childhood background, following the evolution of his career as he transformed the comics medium, through to his immersion in a magical worldview where science, spirituality and society are part of the same universe.
One stately home, two corpses and 12 million cash…
They were only 96 hours away from collecting a fortune. It was as simple as that. Then someone dropped dead – and things started to get a bit more complicated… At a school reunion dinner in a remote country mansion, a dozen people are offered the chance to collect a million pounds each. The only catch is that they must all remain on the estate – cut off from the outside world – for 96 hours.
As events begin to conspire against them, can they stay united – or will they turn on each other and lose the cash?
Twelve in a Box is a tightly orchestrated comedy that barely pauses for breath as it heads towards a ‘Will-they-or-won’t-they-succeed?’ climax. With deaths, sexual intrigue, kidnapping and spiraling levels of farce and confusion, the film follows in the best traditions of British black comedy.
Theatrical Release: June 2009
DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Coming back to theaters March 2009 - *******www.rainbowreleasing****/inthe...
1974 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
The title of this documentary was inspired by the mantra recited by those in charge of the Vietnam War: In order to win the war, we must win the hearts and minds of the people. The failure to achieve this, coupled with the disastrous no-win policies of the higher-ups, is the nucleus of this film, put together by director Peter Davis in the same manner as Marcel Ophuls' The Sorrow and the Pity. Like the Ophuls film, Davis juxtaposes news footage of the Vietnam war with interviews conducted with its observers and participants, interspersing vignettes of the fatuous comments made by the generals and politicians. The film was briefly withdrawn from distribution when Walter Rostow, one-time advisor to President Johnson, insisted that his reputation had been damaged and demanded that the two minutes featuring Rostow on-camera be deleted. More controversy arose when Hearts and Minds won the Best Documentary Oscar, whereupon the Academy issued a statement--read during the awards ceremony by Frank Sinatra--that it did not condone or advocate the volatile statements made by the producers during their acceptance speech.
A landmark! The definitive American documentary about Vietnam!
Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
Power is virtually the first word heard in Peter Davis epic documentary Hearts and Minds,and power real and mythical is what the film contemplates in as many tones and moods as you might expect in superior fiction.
Vincent Canby, The New York Times (1975)
'New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back' follows the New York City Ballet, lead by Master in Chief Peter Martins to the Mariinsky theater in St. Petersburg, where ballet legend and NYC Ballet co-founder George Balanchine, along with other greats, took their first ballet steps. The eagerly anticipated trip is the first for the company since 1972 and is gracefully illustrated with both behind-the-scenes and performance footage.
El Tinte de La Fama is Venezuela's official selection for the Academy Awards.
Magaly (Elaiza Gil) enters a TV contest looking for Marilyn Monroe look-alikes, pressured by her husband (Alberto Alifa) and a money prize of 5,000 to help them overcome their precarious financial situation.
During the casting for the contest, Magaly meets NORMA, her strongest and cheating competitor, a voluptuous version of Marilyn; and ROSSEL, the sponsor, a well-suited millionaire who is sure about conquering her.
Looking for an adviser for the contest, Magaly and Arturo find HECTOR, a transvestite that believes himself to be Monroe’s reincarnation. He tries to do with Magaly what he can’t do with himself as a man: to become the real Marilyn Monroe.
In the process of “becoming” Marilyn Monroe, Magaly suffers an identity crisis that mimics the life of the mythical blonde.
YOUR WEEK is the beta version of a planned interactive public television and internet show from WETA Washington, D.C., and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Hosted by Michelle Cottle and Rich Lowry and powered by Reddit, YOUR WEEK covers politics, arts, international, science, tech, social, sports, and pop culture. The Web feeds the show, the show feeds the Web, and anyone who wishes can get involved at any time to view, vote, rate, tag, comment, contribute, and learn.