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.
Having met at University, American born Ellie (Mandy Moore) and her husband Alvin (Martin Freeman) are several years into their marriage. The heady sparks of lust and fun have sadly faded and they’re left with the day to day normality of their everyday life. Advised by best friends Peter (Jonathan Silverman) and Janet (Melissa George), Ellie and Alvin are desperate to ‘spice things up’. Having explored various options, Ellie hits upon the brilliant idea to mix things up with another couple – to have a ‘consensual affair’ within the confines of the marriage. — (C) Freestyle
Driven by a history of dating pitfalls and frustration with men, Alexis and her best friend Lindsay decide to turn the tables and devise a plan to lure unsuspecting men close enough to knock them out and drag them back to their lair for their own satisfaction. When an absent father and an obsessive ex-boyfriend force Alexis to confront her issues with men, the girls’ plan goes awry and Alexis falls head over heels in love with one of her male conquests. Lindsay, consumed by her darker nature, decides to go out on the hunt alone, leading to her arrest. In the end, the girls reunite and recognize the strength of their friendship and that ultimately; their own self worth determines how men will treat them.
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.
Three teenagers go missing in an abandoned road after a joyride gone wrong in a haunted road. Luis Medina is the police investigator assigned to the case. In the course of his investigation, Luis finds the remains of another victim in the same abandoned road. The corpse is identified to be that of one of two sisters who both disappeared ten years before. Luis must dig deeper into the secrets and mysteries of the ghosts lingering in the dark of the desolate pathway in order for him to find the three missing teens. As the mystery unravels, Luis discovers a history of brutality and murders that will cast shake him to the core.
Academy Award-Winning director James Moll helms Farmland, an in-depth documentary covering multiple personal stories of young US farmers and ranchers. Most Americans have never stepped foot on a working farm or ranch or ever had the opportunity to talk to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. Farmland takes an intimate look at the lives of young, 20-something farmers and ranchers, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. Nothing is off limits from GMO to organic from large farming to small. Get an insider view of the world of farming and a first-hand glimpse into the lives of this generation of farmers and ranchers. Learn about their high-risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
On the evening of October 7th, four teenagers from the town of Saint Charles, Illinois venture out to a dark, mysterious road where local legend is that the train tracks have been haunted for years. Unbeknownst to them, while the small town prepares for their annual Scarecrow Festival the next day, a child murderer from the past has escaped imprisonment and his whereabouts are unknown. The Police Chief and his Deputy begin a search in fear that the murderer has returned home. At the same time; the teenagers become stuck on Munger Road… unable to call for help. As the police collect more suspicious evidence about the child murderer we slowly realize that the haunting of Munger Road is directly connected to his murderous past. The race is on as the Chief realizes the teenagers are missing and could be in grave danger. As the police search for both the killer and the kids… they realize that the horror hasn’t even begun yet.
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.
Steve Talley and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts star in Deadline, the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost twenty years. But that changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper meets an idealistic young blueblood bent on discovering the truth. Harper undertakes the investigation despite the opposition of his publisher, violent threats from mysterious forces, a break-up with his fiancée and his father’s cancer diagnosis. Deadline is a story of murder, family, race, and of redemption — for a small Southern town and for Matt Harper.
The Pascal family has it all– wealth, power, privilege– but their lives change forever when their daughter disappears one night while running. She mysteriously returns a year later with no memory of what happened. Haunted by nightmares and strange visions that encroach upon her waking hours, Marianne struggles to resume normal life. The “picture-perfect” world the family built starts to unravel as she gets closer to discovering that truth lies somewhere between life and death.