Radio Free Albemuth
Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Man in the Orange Jacket1HR 11MIN | NR | Lativan
A young man is fired from his job at the sea port and begins to stalk his boss and his beautiful wife. After a blood chilling turn of events, he attempts to escape his past by moving into the lavish mansion previously owned by his boss. The embittered young man tries to assume a new identity and lead a luxurious life, but nothing will prepare him for an unsettling visit by a vaguely familiar guest. After that unnerving encounter, the house will no longer be a safe haven, becoming, instead, a twisted and dangerous trap haunted by menacing spirits.
- Jake Squared1H 40MIN | R | English
Jake Klein, 50, sets out to make a movie. He hires an actor to play himself and throws a big party. His idea is to shoot the heck out of it and see what he gets. But, everything spins out of control as different, unexpected people show up. Old loves are there. New loves are there. His dead father, his mother when she was young, his kids, his ex-wife. Even his younger selves, Jake at 40, Jake at 30 and Jake at 17, are there, too! And every one of them has tons of advice on how to fix his screwed up life. Jake’s head reels as he staggers through what’s either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown… or both!
- You May Not Kiss The Bride1hr40min | PG-13 | En
Bryan Lighthouse photographed pets until a client’s dog maimed a cat. The cat was owned by the wife of Croatian crime lord, Vlatko Nikitin, and rather than killing Bryan, Nikitin offers an alternative: marry his daughter Masha so she can get her green card. Bryan’s crazy mother is thrilled her son is “marrying into money,” but complicating matters is his sexy assistant Tonya, who wants Bryan for herself. Bryan marries Masha, and they go to Tahiti for a romantic honeymoon. But, Nikitin makes it clear that Bryan is not to even touch Masha.
The newlyweds arrive in paradise where they begin to fall for each other – that is, until wannabe girlfriend Tonya shows up. Matters grow worse when Masha gets kidnapped. With Nikitin thinking Bryan is behind the plot to get the hefty ransom, the pet photographer is as good as dead.
With the help of Ernesto, a daredevil helicopter pilot, and Ernesto’s cousin Lani, Bryan is forced into action to save his new bride before Nikitin has him killed.
- 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!
- 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.
- In My Sleep1H 44MIN | PG -13 | English
Marcus is a popular massage therapist who struggles with parasomnia, a severe sleepwalking disorder that causes him to do things in his sleep that he cannot remember the next day. When he wakes up with blood on his hands and a knife at his side, he is startled to hear that a close friend has been found stabbed to death. Marcus frantically tries to put the pieces together – could he have murdered his friend while sleepwalking to hide a dark secret between them? The police close in as Marcus investigates his own nocturnal activities, desperate to figure out what happens after he goes to sleep. His journey to uncover the truth leads him to a shocking revelation.
- 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.