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.
- 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?
- 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.
- The Playroom1hr 23min | NR | En
The grownups are acting like children and the kids have to grow up fast in The Playroom, an unnerving family drama that captures the exhilaration and perversity of the freewheeling ‘70s. Oscar-nominee John Hawkes and Molly Parker star as Martin and Donna Cantwell, a flawed suburban couple trying to navigate the sexual revolution, with the help of a neighboring couple and a bottle of scotch.
The story unfolds through the eyes of the four Cantwell children, as they search for some stability in the face of their parents’ crumbling marriage. The eldest, Maggie (newcomer Olivia Harris) gathers her younger siblings in their attic hideaway, weaving strange tales of escape and adventure to mask the twisted intrigue developing downstairs. But at sixteen, Maggie is too old for bedtime stories–before the night is over she must confront the truth and make a terrible choice.
- 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!
- 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.
- The House that Jack Built1HR 30MIN | NR | English
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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- The Lost Medallion1HR 37MIN | PG | English
Archaeologist Dr. Michael Stone looked for the lost medallion his entire life, and now his son Billy has taken up the search. Amazingly, the medallion ends up in Billy’s hands and a spontaneous wish in a precarious situation takes him and his best friend Allie back 200 years to what they realize is a very different Aumakua Island. When Billy and his friends are not jumping off waterfalls, avoiding animal traps, crossing the ocean, sneaking through caves or escaping a prison, they’re facing their nemesis Cobra, who wants nothing more than for them all to disappear. With no other way to get home, and the well-being of the entire island resting on his shoulders, Billy must discover the key to reclaiming the medallion and its tremendous power. One way or another, this adventure will change Billy and life on the island forever.