When a stranger comes to town 16-year-old Verity must confront the secrets surrounding her father's time in Iraq... secrets which may tear her family apart. Winner of Best Actress at the London Independent Film Festival for leading lady Indea Barbe-Willson and Best Cinematography at the Van d'Or Film Awards, Verity's Summer is the debut feature from short-film Palme d'Or nominee Ben Crowe. A visually accomplished debut
From the Producers of Blood Diamond comes a dramatic thriller about a forbidden friendship between an American soldier and an Iraqi detainee during the infamous scandal in the world's most notorious prison: Abu Ghraib.
Sean Connery, the man who established the "007" franchise, stars in this tense drama about a group of North African prisoners who rebel against their British captors during WWII. Oscar-winner Connery ("James Bond" features, "The Untouchables," "The Rock") is joined by a superb cast, including Michael Redgrave ("The Lady Vanishes"), Oscar-nominee Ian Bannen ("Hope and Glory," "The Flight of the Phoenix"), and Ossie Davis ("Do the Right Thing," "Malcolm X," TV's "The Stand"). Directed by Academy Award-nominee Sidney Lumet ("Network," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico").
When a soldier returns from Iraq and takes a job as a prison guard, he quickly realizes that the only thing distinguishing the prisoners from the "screws" (British slang for guard) is who holds the key. Based on the bestselling book and the real-life experiences of Ronnie Thompson -- who spent seven years working in some of England's toughest prisons -- Screwed is an eye-opening exposé of the corrupt underworld of prison guards ... A dark realm where brutality, gang affiliations, drug trafficking and big pay-offs rule. But ultimately, being on the right side of the bars doesn't always mean sticking to the rules.
Stella Davis is a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property. Stella must fight prejudice, greed, bureaucracy and vanity (including her own) to finally understand that there is no better remedy to misfortune than helping another living creature.
Aggie is a sweet young songstress having a hard time making it in the sleazy music biz - though it's not nearly as hard as the time she'll have to do for a murder she didn't commit. Yet even in the slammer, she's targeted by the same shady characters responsible for her fiendish frame-up. Featuring some of Hollywood's most memorable "bad-girl" performances - you're sure to get caught up as Aggie fights to be declared innocent before she's silenced forever.
Frances Shepherd (LisaRaye) has been sent to the "pen" for killing her abusive husband. After being abused, violated and persecuted by the prison warden, the women from the cellblock rise up and revolt against the injustices of the penitentiary and the "new plantation" workplace that harvests human labor for big-time profit. Nothing will stop Frances and her fellow inmates in this brutal battle for justice.
Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill (Charlie Creed-Miles) returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons, Jimmy and Dean, abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Dean reluctantly forces his Dad to stay, but when Jimmy finds himself in trouble with Bill's old drug-dealing mates, Bill has to decide what kind of Dad he really wants to be a good one or a free one...
Helena Bonham Carter (HOWARDS END) delivers a stunning, award-winning performance as Kate, a beautiful young society woman whose desire for a common journalist (Linus Roache) presents her with an impossible decision: leave him, or marry -- and face a life of poverty. Events take an unexpected twist, however, when Kate befriends a lonely young heiress (Alison Elliott) whose own tragic secret offers an irresistible ... but dangerous ... solution.