The House that Jack Built
Jack Maldonado is an ambitious young Latino man who fueled by misguided nostalgia, buys a small apartment building in the Bronx and moves his boisterous family into the apartments to live rent-free. His parents, Carlos and Martha, sister Nadia, brother Richie and his wife Rosa, Grandmother/Abuela and cousins Hector and Manny, all under one roof. Tension builds quickly as Jack imposes his views on everyone around him, including his fiancee, Lily. All the while, he hides the fact that his corner store is a front for selling marijuana but soon has to deal with new unwanted competitive forces. It’s only a matter of time before Jack’s family and ‘business’lives collide in tragic fashion.
- Norman1hr 39min | R | En
Norman tells the story of Norman Long (Dan Byrd), a self-aware and darkly funny teen who is trying to handle his daily high school existence. An unexpected set of life-changing circumstances turns his world upside down and then ultimately right side up as he meets the magnetic Emily (Emily VanCamp). With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth, he emerges to face challenges not meant for a boy his age.
- Underdogs1HR 25MIN | PG | English
In small town America, high-school football provides its players a possible ticket to a bigger world. For the community, it’s a source of pride. Filmed in Canton, Ohio, UNDERDOGS focuses on the Knights, a lousy team who’ve become an easy target for jokes. When down on his luck Coach DeAntonio (D.B. Sweeney) arrives, he helps the lovable losers see their true potential, while a hometown bartender (Natalie Imbruglia) helps the coach reopen his guarded heart. When quarterback Bobby Burkett (Logan Huffman) falls in love with a cheerleader (Maddie Hasson) from a rival team, it enrages their star John Handon (Charlie Carver), who has his eye on the same girl. Meanwhile, Bobby’s father (William Mapother) is battling Handon’s dad (Richard Portnow), whose crooked corporation is suing him over an invention he patented. Director Doug Dearth has created a heartwarming and rabble-rousing crowd pleaser, that’s sure to have both young and old on their feet by it’s exhilarating ending.
- Donner Pass1hr 30min | R | En
In 1846, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the area known as Donner Pass, a starving man kills three others to eat their flesh during the winter, but a boy witnesses the murders and flees. In the present days, the teenagers Kayley, her boyfriend Mike, her cousin Nicole and the outcast Thomas travel to the house in Donner Pass of Thomas’s parents that are in Europe. Thomas recommends his friends to be careful with the house since his parents do not know that they are spending the weekend there. They learn that the police are hunting down the criminal James Michael Epstein. Out of the blue, the troublemaker boyfriend of Nicole, Derek, comes with his friends Brody, Valerie and A.J. in his SUV to stay with Nicole, despite the protests of Thomas. Soon their beer runs out and Brody drives the SUV to buy some more in the town. Brody goes missing and soon Mike, Kayley and Thomes find his body eaten. Meanwhile Valerie is murdered near the house and the car has flat tires. Who might be the cannibal that is attacking the group?
- Tomorrow When the War Began1H 43MIN | R | English
Seven Australian teenage friends from a small town go on a camping trip to be with nature. During their trip, they see military aircraft fly overhead. What they didn’t know was their country was being invaded by another country. Returning home, they discover that they are at war. With no training, they band together to fight the enemy.
- The Challenger1HR 35MIN | PG-13 | English
Bronx native Jaden Miller, 24, could’ve had a better life, but fighting within a prestigious school cost his scholarship and an expulsion. Now a high school dropout working from job to job, evicted with nowhere to call home, he decides to train as a boxer under discredited trainer Duane Taylor. The local PBS station picks up on the story and wants to document Jaden’s progress as he becomes slated to take on the champion, James Burchard, an undefeated boxer of less-than-appealing character. Jaden’s mom, Jada (ailing from a heart condition), sees no good in this, as it was fighting that so far ruined his life, but Duane sees within Jaden an it factor that could make him great.
- Karma Calling1HR 30MIN | PG-13 | English
What happens when a bunch of hapless Hindus from Hoboken get mixed up with an underworld don with connections to an Indian call center? And what happens when a good Jersey girl falls for a smooth operator thousands of miles away? For one thing, the phone keeps ringing. Meet the Raj family: deep in denial about its mounting credit card debt, dodging collection notices and phone calls. When eldest daughter Sonal finally picks up the phone, she meets a call center operator like no other, Rob Roy. Little does she know that he’s oceans away. Her brother Shyam, a college drop out, is too busy dreaming of becoming the next Dr. Dre to notice the bills piling up. But romance is in the air for him too, in the form of Radha, a village girl fresh from India. Add to this mix Mausi, their chai-fueled Mary Poppins hell bent on getting this meat-eating, spendthrift family in line. Little does she know that the Gods have it all figured out. When Karma Calls, you can’t hang up.
- Funeral Kings1hr25min | R | En
It’s always a good day for a funeral at St. Mark’s Middle School. Andy & Charlie, two altar servers, don’t just get to miss class anytime a parishioner kicks the bucket, they cut out early and play hooky as soon as the service is over. Eventually their irreverent personalities will put them in situations that are too big for them to handle.
- Toys in the Attic1hr 30min | PG | En
Voiced by an all-star cast, this critically acclaimed animated film unlocks a secret world of discarded toys, knick-knacks and assorted junk, long forgotten in an old attic. Academy Award-Winner Forest Whitaker (Where the Wild Things Are), Joan Cusack (Toy Story 2 & 3) and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) star in this fun-filled fairytale adventure. The beautiful doll Buttercup (Vivian Shilling) resides in an old trunk with her friends Sir Handsome (Elwes), Teddy (Whitaker), Madame Curie (Cusack) and others. Living in a world divided by the happy toys of the west and the evil of the east, the friends must come together when Buttercup is kidnapped to theLand of Evil. This fantastical feature will entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
- Lloyd The Conqueror1hr36min | R | En
It’s Animal House meets Monty Python! To keep his financial aid, community college slacker Lloyd, (Evan Williams) gets roped into an epic Live Action Role-Playing battle by his Medieval Lit professor Derek, (TRAILER PARK BOYS’ Mike Smith). Lloyd and his friends must join Professor Derek’s LARP league and battle against him in a game of Demons & Dwarves. Unbeknownst to the students, Derek is a long reigning LARPing champion and has amassed a mighty army in the field behind the elementary school. To prevail, Lloyd must enlist the help of “Self Defense for Women” instructor Cassandra (Tegan Moss) and Andy (Brian Posehn) a local gaming merchant and former level 80 Wizard who enjoys nude wrestling. Don your cardboard breastplates and raise high your foam-rubber broadswords because these LARPers will need all the help they can get in leading the Forces of Light in their final battle against the Hordes of Chaos!
- 108 Stiches1hr58min | R | En
Bruce Davison (X-Men) leads a group of comedy innovators in the hilarious 108 Stitches. Co-starring two winners of “Last Comic Standing” Josh Blue and Dat Phan as well as Larry Thomas (“Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi”) this College Baseball Romantic Comedy hits a home run. With baseball being the last thing on these player’s minds, and dealing with one of the longest losing streaks in college history, the team of misfits comes to the realization that the school, led by the corrupt and unethical President of the University, has plans to disband the entire program. Hilarity ensues as they have one afternoon to execute a plan to fill the stadium, sign the top recruit on the planet, and help send their coach out with a bang.
- The Girl in the Book1HR 26MIN | NR | English
The Girl in the Book charts the journey of young woman’s transformation. At the outset, Alice Harvey is a lost and self-destructive 29 year old girl unable to write, too damaged for love. When her past invades her present and forces her to confront painful memories, she shatters. Helped by her friend and a new love interest, she slowly rediscovers her creative voice and becomes capable of love.