In this stunning debut feature, writer/director Matthew Petock offers a lyrical portrait of fragmented family life in rural Virginia. Sheryl works as a housekeeper by day, and by night searches for love at a dead-end community dance hall. Meanwhile, her two sons are in the throes of sexual discovery. Fifteen year-old Marc is desperate to lose his virginity, and takes ill-conceived romantic advice from his coworker at a used car lot. And his eleven year-old brother, Stephen, becomes infatuated with his summer school teacher while hoping to win the approval of a group of peers who adamantly detest her. Gorgeously photographed with stark honesty, these glimpses of small-town woe capture at once the singularities and similarities of adolescent and middle-aged longing. MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Ahmad is a young boy who wants to unravel the mystery of his dead mother who still comes to him in dreams. He undertakes an incredible journey to find out where he came from and the secrets his father never told him.
Alexis and Jonathan are two brothers from Puerto Rico that were separated after a terrible family tragedy. After 17 years, Alexis has become a doctor while Jonathan has become entangled with a dangerous group of people. One day, suddenly, Alexis packs up his things and moves to Los Angeles on a mission to reconnect with his long lost brother. The two brothers meet and are forced to face their past, themselves and try to restore the bonds of brotherhood.
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