Friends and Romans
A group of lifelong mob movie extras mount a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles. But the theater is the secret hideout of a real-life gangster who fancies himself an actor, and whom the FBI are hunting for the recent murder of a Broadway producer. The Feds insert their own undercover agent to audition for the role of Cassius, seeking to determine who is the real gangster among a cast of make-believe criminals. All the while, the oblivious cast seek only to prove to themselves, their families, and friends that they are more than just extras.
- 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.
- 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.
- Loving The Bad Man1hr 44min | PG-13 | En
When Julie Thompson, a young Christian woman, is raped and a baby is conceived, she makes the decision to keep the baby. This decision leads her on a journey that forces her to explore and redefine her relationships with God, her family, friends.As she struggles to forgive her rapist Mike Connor, she visits him in prison and forges an unlikely bond.
- 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.
- 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!
- To End All Wars1H 57MIN | R | English
A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately they find true freedom by forgiving their enemies. Based on the true story of Ernest Gordon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.