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In the world of martial arts, there is one man above all: Bruce Lee. In 1960s San Francisco, Lee (Phillip Ng) was young, hungry and looking for an opportunity to make a name for himself. That opportunity came when the legendary Shaolin monk, Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu) came into town to observe the state of kung fu in America. Lee challenges Wong to a fight, one that would change the history of martial arts forever. - ( Original Title - Birth of the Dragon )
A mysterious stranger sends shockwaves through a close-knit community in this nerve-jangling slice of raw suspense. In the wake of a triple murder that leaves the residents of a remote Alaskan outpost on edge, tightly wound drifter Elwood (Christopher Abbott) checks into a motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal), a former rodeo champion whose imposing physical presence conceals a troubled soul. Bound together by their outsider status, the two men strike up an uneasy friendship—a dangerous association that will set off a new wave of violence and unleash Sam's darkest demons. Driven by tour de force performances from Christopher Abbott and Jon Bernthal, this precision crafted thriller pulses with an air of quivering dread. With Imogen Poots and Rosemarie Dewitt.
In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.
In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) – an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.
A teenage boy aspires to be a priest. But he’s tormented by a demon bent on possessing him. Will his faith be enough to save his soul?
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Arjun Reddy (Vijay Deverakonda) is a Surgeon and the topper of the college. He falls in love with his junior, a Tulu girl (Shalini), who is four years younger to him. Due to some unfortunate incidents, they break up. How life takes them forward forms the rest of the story.
On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a toxic group of delinquent friends. Struggling with his own identity, Frankie begins to scour hookup sites for older men. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he begins meeting men at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences. Eliza Hittman's award-winning Sundance hit is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative. - ( Original Title - Beach Rats )
In contemporary L.A., two unacquainted millennials, spend their weekends “swiping” on the dating app WINX. The options are endless, but it's less about connection and more about hooking-up. But when Martin and Gabi meet, they find themselves talking into the early hours. Connecting. It’s exciting. It’s new. Exhilarated by each other, they rush into a relationship. They go out on dates. They move in together. They skip work to make love... But is this love?
The movie explores the lifetime bond of five friends struggling through life’s challenges that become more difficult with each passing year. It brings to light the relationships the women have with each other and the relationship they lack with God. The movie depicts real-life situations that many of us can identify with and the women are relatable.
A pair of college bound friends find themselves falling for one another, but after the mysterious murder of their classmate, they must defy the authorities to uncover the truth.
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: Jin's estranged relationship with his father, and Casey's reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother. With its naturalistic rhythms and empathy for the complexities of families, debut director Kogonada's COLUMBUS unfolds as a gently drifting, deeply absorbing conversation. With strong supporting turns from Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes, COLUMBUS is also a showcase for its director's striking eye for the way physical space can affect emotions.
A widowed father and taxi driver takes a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising.
Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award(R) winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for passionate dreams of true love against all odds. Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France at a a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José (Àlex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José's devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post World War II society until the day she is sent away to a hospital in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage (Louis Garrel), a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?
Kara and Jessie strike up an unlikely friendship when seated next to each other on a plane headed to the heartland. With both girls visiting family they've never met, they devise a plan to switch places for Christmas.
In Victorian London, innocent shop girl Constance falls in love and marries Dr. Joseph Barton, a medical researcher. She has a sexual awakening with her husband, but their passion is cut short after the life-threatening birth of daughter Angelica. Their puritanical doctors order abstinence, condemning Constance for lascivious appetites. Sexual repression leads to obsession, and Constance becomes increasingly protective of Angelica. Joseph’s secrets fuel the growing conflicts. Then, late at night, the household is disrupted by what appears to be a paranormal predator. The eerie visits multiply, evermore menacing and vividly evoking Constance’s deepest fears. To cleanse the home of its terrors, she reaches out to spiritualist Anne Montague. But the arrival of this charismatic woman brings even more complexities to the deteriorating Barton household. Constance places her deepest trust in Anne, and together they fight against a force that may be more sinisterly human than supernatural…
Kishen Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) is a young man who belongs to Moradabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh. One fateful day, Kishen gets accused of murder which lands him in Lucknow Central Jail where he's awaiting his High Court trial for a death penalty. Gayatri Kashyap (Diana Penty), a diligent NGO worker, is compelled to form a "Band of Prisoners" for the band competition which is to be held in the dreaded jail of 'Lucknow Central' that year and this is how Kishen's and her paths cross. Kishen befriends four other inmates, namely Dikkat Ansari, Victor Chattopadhyay, Purushottam Pandit, Parminder Trehan and convinces them to join the band. The dramatic narrative of Lucknow Central portrays how Kishen's life progresses in jail and how music becomes an intricate part of not only his journey, but the rest of the band's as well. CBFC U/A (DIL/2/115/2017-MUM)
The continuing true story of Eric Liddell’s glorious life after winning Olympic gold in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Liddell (JOSEPH FIENNES) has returned to China, where he was born to missionary parents, modestly avoiding celebrity in order to teach local schoolchildren. In 1937, the Japanese invade China at the outset of WWll. Liddell with his friend Xu Niu (SHAWN DOU), a street smart resistance fighter, recognize the increasing danger so Liddell sends his wife, Florence (ELIZABETH ARENDS) and their two daughters to safety in Canada. Duty-bound, Liddell stays to minister to the civilian victims. Liddell and other foreign nationals are taken as prisoners and placed in one of the many Japanese internment camps where they are forced to endure for two years. Before the Japanese surrender, Liddell succumbs to a brain tumor. Yet his message of hope became immortal. Eric Liddell’s legacy continues to this day as he remains admired as a champion for life.
The exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte), Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars as Theresa, a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug. Immersive, spellbinding, and sublime, Woodshock transcends genre to become a singularly thrilling cinematic experience that marks the arrival of the Mulleavy siblings as a major new voice in film.
Joachim Lafosse captures with great magnitude, the painfully intimate, harrowingly fascinating drama about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the complexity of the end of a long love story.
Kylie Watson is thrilled she's qualified for the American Gingerbread Competition finals. But when her oven breaks, she's forced to ask an old boyfriend for help. Now she must embrace the Christmas Spirit or risk losing the competition & her new love.
In 1980, a young man named Marvin Grant was gunned down in Flatbush Brooklyn. Clarence Lewis, a 15-year-old with a penchant for lying, told the police he “saw what happened” and was pressured to identify a suspect. This set into motion a series of events that led to the arrest of Colin Warner, an innocent teenager who lived in nearby Crown Heights. The police investigation was marred by misconduct and coercion of witnesses, culminating in a bizarre trial in which an innocent man was tried alongside the actual perpetrator. Both men were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
In the vein of Love Actually, the story follows six different couples in a posh Manhattan hotel over the course of one night just before Christmas.
Alicia and Ray are overjoyed at the birth of their daughter, Hannah. When Alicia's mom suggests that Hannah shows no resemblance to Alicia or Ray, they head to the doctor only to find that Hannah is not their baby. Desperate to locate their biological daughter before it's too late, and with the police caught between rules and red tape, Alicia and Ray set out on their own to find their baby in a dangerous race against time.
Prabha (Jyothika) a progressive-minded documentary filmmaker reunites three older women Gomatha (Urvasi), Rani Amirthakumari (Bhanupriya), Subbulakshmi (Saranya) who have been separated since their college days and takes them on a trip.
Based on the experiences of the screenwriter and millions of people around the world, a newlywed photographer is stalked by a dark man in a brimmed hat who follows her from her nightmares and into reality. Sanity slipping, she meets a mysterious man claiming to know the shocking secrets of the Hat Man. It can happen to anyone. It can happen to you.
A slow-burn Christmas suspense horror where six friends explore an abandoned hotel near a Christmas tree lot only to find themselves being murdered one-by-one by someone in a Santa mask.
The Pathological Optimist explores the controversial Andrew Wakefield, who was stripped of his medical license for his infamous study suggesting a link between vaccines and autism that sparked one of the biggest firestorms in modern medicine.
Gino Sarcione, a boxer, is forced to take his fight outside the ring into the back alleys of Sunset Park to stand up for what’s right and protect those he loves.
Anne Shirley is thirteen years old and finds that life in Avonlea is never simple. Torn between her free-spirited nature and her own perceived need to become sensible, Anne finds that the journey toward her goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate yet amusing mishaps in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables The Good Stars.
A teenager and her step-brothers are forced to move in with Grandma. They learn the true meaning of love, faith, and family through the strict rules she imposes, and devotion she displays as the extended family has its ups and downs.
Based on short stories from Robert Boswell's collection, seven vignettes explore the difference between fantasy and reality, memory and history, and the joy and agony of the human condition.
Sarah Douglas wants to throw a party since her old friends are in town for Thanksgiving, and, okay, maybe to show off her swanky new house and prove to everyone (including her skeptical parents), that she is a grown up. With the help of her best friend, Jake, she is determined to make this Drinksgiving the best one ever. She soon finds out that growing up is not the same for everyone. The parade of guests include some folks Sarah knows, but many she doesn't, including Joe, who brings a bag full of chili fixings. Then there is Aimee, Sarah's 'frenemy', Mandy who looks stuck in the 90's, choker necklace and all, pot-dealer Kyle, and finally, Sarah's best friend, Kelsey. When Kelsey reveals that she is not only engaged, but that her new beau, Lucas is an adult film star, Sarah's idea of growing up is washed away. Now, she must contend with the motley bunch of guests, Jake's personal needs, and Kelsey's reveleations, while maintaining her 'grown up' party.
When Grace, a happily married architect with two wonderful daughters, learns that she has a possibly fatal brain tumor, she resolves to accept the news without regrets – until her still tempting ex-husband, an award-wining novelist who wrote a tell-all bestseller about their stormy marriage, arrives in the night vowing to win her back before she dies. With only five days before the surgery that may kill her, her famous ex embarks on a campaign of seduction. Things get even rockier when the outrageous woman who stole her first husband moves in, determined to stop Grace from having a final fling with the brilliant novelist they both loved. So who – or what – is the love of her life? In what could be her last few days Grace finds her orderly existence filled with temptation, questions, comedy, and chaos. Which just may be what she needs to bring her back to life before it’s too late in this delightful film about life, loss and love.
A Marine Corps Sergeant (Kate Nowlin) returns home to a small town after serving multiple tours. Unable to sleep and wracked by anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the scars she bears on her torso, our Sergeant carries unseen wounds. When a homecoming party provokes her into an explosive outburst, our Sergeant has nowhere to turn… so she runs. Seeking solace and refuge on a remote northern lake, she re-discovers a picturesque summer camp from her past. But she cannot outrun the burdens of war, and the pristine wilderness becomes fraught with peril.
Te Ata is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.
In late 1997 Anu Singh, a beautiful law-student in Canberra killed her boyfriend Joe Cinque after months of telling friends and colleagues she planned to kill herself and take him with her. Despite the warnings, no one stopped her. Joe Cinque's Consolation is the screen adaptation of Helen Garner's celebrated account of those events - a psychological crime drama that examines Joe and Anu's relationship and the circumstances that led to tragedy.
On the run in the wilderness, Travis and Aimee navigate icy waters and the secrets they keep.
Set in 2009, Gunwalkers chronicles a string of violence following the U.S. Government's release of guns to known criminals. After his daughter is murdered in cold blood by a lawless gang, Hank, an everyman, is forced to take matters into his own hands to clean up the streets.
A broken spirited Charlie meets someone who changes his view on life. But destiny keeps telling him this love won't work and that it's too much of a gamble.
Banned in it's home country of Cuba for it's relevant political stance, Santa & Andres is the story of an improbable friendship between a revolutionary country girl and a noncompliant gay writer she has to watch over for 3 consecutive days.
Brimming with sex and violence, The Wound is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point. The Wound had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, was the opening night selection of Berlinale Panorama, and won Outstanding First Feature at Frameline in San Francisco.
“Broken Memories” is a romantic drama that depicts the often-untold story of a family caregiver tending to an elderly parent. Once estranged from his family, Levi (Ivan Sergei), puts his life on hold to care for his father, Jasper (Rance Howard), who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. After Jasper wanders off one too many times, Levi eventually is resigned to hiring a beautiful and somewhat mysterious caregiver named Maggie (Kelly Greyson). Her patience and warmth begin to rebuild a bridge between father and son as the old family house begins to resemble a home once again. Unfortunately, Maggie has her own turbulent past that eventually catches up with her and changes everything in a burst of violence.
BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.
A recently released ex-inmate (Chris Staples) with a gift for basketball negotiates life on the outside after being wrongfully imprisoned. A slam dunk contest with a big jackpot might be the key to securing a good life for himself and his family.
BITCH tells the powerful and darkly humorous story of a housewife who, after her philandering husband and unruly kids break her psyche, upends the family dynamic by assuming the persona of a vicious dog.
A talented young painter leaves the family self-storage business to pursue a life in the world of outdoor art shows. His success is threatened by his filmmaker twin brother’s well-intentioned interference.
In this romantic comedy, a small-town teacher is on her way to the city for her wedding when a blizzard strikes and she is snowed in. An unlikely adventure with a lumberjack leaves her questioning her future wedding plans.
Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level.
Recent college grads Malcolm and Lily quickly realize how difficult making it in New York City can be. When neither is able to land a job, they move in with Malcolm's grandparents in a suburban “active adult” community. Malcolm is excited to live with the couple he aspires to emulate, but Lily quickly sees the cracks starting to form in their relationship. Desperate to restore his grandparents’ marriage to his nostalgic memory of them, Malcolm elects to stay with them just as Lily embraces a job in the city. With the future of both relationships up in the air, the two couples are surprised to discover there are many parallels between their situations.
Based on a true story. When a single mother Trish falls for charismatic minister DJ, she believes that she and her teenage daughter Siena will finally have the stable home life Trish has always wanted. But Trish doesn’t know that DJ a serial wife killer is already plotting to get Trish out of the way, desperate to make Siena his next wife.
In this heartwarming inspirational film, a teenage girl battling cancer hopes to find her first true love. Destiny brings her together with a runaway. Together they witness a miracle and a love deeper than she could have ever expected.
The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist, in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division. John Hurt costars.
Craig quits his dead end day job on a Monday and sets out on a quest to unite quitters the world over - or at least the ones in his neighborhood with nothing better to do.
Veteran Chad Tyler returns to his Midwestern hometown and goes on a pub crawl from the bus station to his father's house, having a drink at each stop and catching up on old times. As the night progresses enthusiasm for Chad's service and glory days fades.
When frazzled single dad Robert finds himself in over his head at home & work, he enlists professional organizer Lydia to help get his life in order. While she gives his life structure, Robert teaches her to enjoy life's messiness too.
BREATHE IN pairs writer/director Drake Doremus once again with his incandescent LIKE CRAZY star, Felicity Jones. Soulful and musical British exchange student Sophie Williams (Jones) comes to New York in search of inspiration. On the surface, Sophie's host family seems happy enough, but with her arrival to the Reynolds' Upstate New York home, the private struggles of each family member begin to bubble. In particular, frustrated musician-turned-piano- teacher Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) finds long suppressed dreams and desires reignited by Sophie's talent and inquisitive nature. While Keith's wife, Megan (Amy Ryan) and daughter, Lauren (breakout talent, Mackenzie Davis) focus on Lauren's final year of high school, Sophie and Keith are drawn ever closer by their mutual longing for creative expression. Ultimately, Sophie and Keith must confront how much they are willing to sacrifice and what they truly want out of life.
Determined to earn a promotion, Christina Masters sets out to impress her boss by creating the best holiday display in McDougal's history. Lacking inspiration, Christina turns to a recently fired employee who's also a talented artist.
Owing to a genetic mix-up involving stem cell research, the recently founded company Infinity Baby™, run by the garrulous Neo (Nick Offerman), is able to offer a service for aspiring parents who never want to leave the baby bubble: infants that do not age. Ben (Kieran Culkin), a serial monogamist who says he wants to find the right woman but is always looking for the next one, and his competent pals Larry (Kevin Corrigan) and Malcolm (Martin Starr), are hired to market the service to those keen to nurture. While Ben swipes through his smart phone looking for his next partner, Malcolm and Larry end up having more time with one of the timeless toddlers than we might have imagined.
Omanakuttan (Asif Ali) works for an on-line hair care products selling company. Though he is shy, he is a good salesman. But he has a secret life. Using different names, he makes friends with girls over the phone and charms them completely. He does not personally meet any of them. One such girl is Pallavi (Bhavana) who has aspirations to go abroad but her family doesnÕt approve it. One day in an accident, Omanakuttan forgets his identity. Pallavi comes to his help, without knowing she had been one of his victims in the past. She plans to make use of his amnesiac condition to fool her family. Whether Omanakuttan will regain his memory or will Pallavi get what she wants, forms the rest of the movie.