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.
- Hard Breakers1hr39min | R | En
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.
- Munger Road1hr 26min | PG-13 | En
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Samuel Bleak1hr 36min | NR | En
In small-town Louisiana, Sheriff Ruben Ramirez (David Zayas) finds a mute, Samuel Bleak (Dustin Schuetter), living in the woods with only the comfort of his old typewriter. After holding Samuel in the county jail, Ruben discovers that he is the son of the town drunk (James Russo). When Samuel ends up in a mental institution under the care of Ruben’s wife (Deborah Kara Unger) and out of the hands of his abusive father, he not only has to acclimate himself to society but must deal with the doctor’s probing, advances of a female patient and violent jealousy of her wishful suitor.
As Samuel’s world is turned upside down, his mother’s tragic death becomes key in unlocking the shocking secrets of his past. What has Samuel been typing all of these years and what could have forced him to retreat into the woods as a child? One thing is certain… Whiterain and the lives of those who met Samuel will never be the same.
- True Nature1hr32min | NR | En
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Deadline1hr 36min | PG-13 | En
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.