On a beautifully desolate Navajo reservation in New Mexico, three young people – a college-bound, devout Christian; a rebellious and angry father-to-be; and a promiscuous but gorgeous transsexual - search for love and acceptance. As the three find their lives becoming more complicated and their troubles growing, their paths begin to intersect. With little in common other than a shared heritage, they soon learn that the key to overcoming their respective obstacles may come from the most unlikely of sources, each other. Inspired by a 20/20 story that called her hometown of Gallup, NM “Drunktown USA,” writer/director Sydney Freeland has constructed a moving and ultimately uplifting story about coming of age in the most challenging of circumstances while still finding hope, healing, and the chance for a better life.
Lukas is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the confident and gorgeous, Fabio. The two develop a romantic relationship that tests the boundaries of love. ROMEOS forgoes stereotypes and conventions to offer an honest and humorous examination of the most basic of human conditions: friendship, sex, and love.
A family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new suburban neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids, and decides to pass herself off as "Mikael," a boy different enough to catch the attention of leader of the pack Lisa, who becomes smitten. At home with her parents and girlie younger sister, she is Laure: hanging out with her new pals and girlfriend, she is Mikael. Finding resourceful ways to hide her true self, Laure takes advantage of her new identity, as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret. Céline Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this contemporary coming-of-age story, which is also about relationships between children, children and parents, and the even more complicated one between one's heart and body. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED
Greta's bubble of loserdom is burst when her parents throw her a 15th birthday party & invite the whole school! Suddenly, she's flung far from her comfort zone into a weird, distant, parallel place - but only there can she find herself.
After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique's grasp and understanding. Unable to accept his child, Enrique clings to his masculine ideals while Angela attempts to hold the family together by protecting Michael. Still under the watchful eye of his parole officer (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.), Enrique must become the father he needs to be or, once again, risk losing his family and freedom. Can a father's fierce love for his family overcome his street-hardened ideas about manhood and end the vicious cycle controlling his life? Writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green's first feature film is an intricate portrait of a family divided told with sensitivity, gentle humor, and a deep understanding of the environment that shapes its people.
On the brink of a nervous breakdown, young psychiatrist Travis meets Grace, a representative of a secret church that promises salvation to even the most troubled of its members. Intrigued, Travis joins the church and meets its leader, the charismatic Father Jay, who indoctrinates him into his sect’s sometimes radical practices. When a series of tragedies befalls Father Jay and his flock, Travis must decide if his loyalty truly lies with Father Jay, the ever-elusive Grace, or himself.
Featuring standout performances from each member of its talented cast, ONE EYED GIRL is a dark thriller filled with tension and dread that will haunt you long after the final frame.
A prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, LILTING finds acclaimed actors Ben Whishaw (SKYFALL) and Cheng Pei Pei (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) connecting through a translator who helps them figure out the shared bond between them and how to recuperate from loss. A touching and at times amusing look at the ways we communicate when we don't share a common language, but share a common love. LILTING is a tale of healing and understanding.
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two friends (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) while Ben ends up across town with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei) and their teenage son with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements. Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of two people building a long life together and their love growing deeper and richer with time.
James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to find the truth. With little time and danger at every turn, James risks his freedom and his life to uncover the trail of sins that might give closure to the grieving mother.
A coming-of-age drama about a former child actress who attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED 2010 Frontier Studios
Based on the international best-seller, HOLDING THE MAN is the sweeping love story of two high school boys, one the hunky captain of the football team and the other a sensitive drama student. After a sweet courtship, the two fall madly in love and traverse an enduring relationship over 15 years. Featuring Guy Pearce, Geoffrey Rush and Anthony LaPaglia, this inspirational true story captures the beauty and heartbreak of the best romances of our time.
Viva stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly turned upside down. As father and son clash over their opposing expectations of each other, Viva becomes a love story as the men struggle to understand one another and reconcile as a family.
Tiger Orange follows Chet (Mark Strano, Out To Kill) and Todd (Frankie Valenti a.k.a. former adult star Johnny Hazzard), estranged gay brothers, who grew up in a small town in Central California with a homophobic, working class, single father. While bad boy Todd ran off to Los Angeles and is now out and proud, Chet stayed at home, mostly closeted, to run the family hardware store and care for their ailing father until the father’s recent death. Broke and homeless, Todd returns to the brother he left behind. As long-simmering resentments boil to the surface and the pair confront their differences and similarities, Tiger Orange serves up a poignant depiction of family dynamics and small town life — and the journeys we each must take.
Dean exits a Venice Beach rehab at dawn and does the thing he least wants in the world: phone his older brother Neal, a type-A concert promoter, to ask for help.
Neal is on his way to Nebraska to promote a rock show. He can't take his screwed up brother with him to work, but he can't leave him behind to overdose in some downtown shooting gallery.
The only answer is a road trip, clear across the country. Along the way, a series of escalating misadventures jump-starts by a violent, random encounter with Phoenix, a beautiful, but complicated girl on the run.
The trio become a surrogate family on the road, facing their fears together and helping each other heal old wounds and addictions.
From bar brawls to motel skinny-dips, from gun wielding Mexican stand-offs to starry night wilderness camp-outs, from Death Valley to Aspen to Nashville to Coney Island, the last thing you'd expect from 'Wish You Were Here' is exactly how they got from here to there.