Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, MONSIEUR LAZHAR tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.
One year ago, plain clothes cop, Julian, gunned down an unarmed teen. The teen's mother, has spiraled into a pit of despair, while his brother flirts with gang life. As Julian prepares to get back to work, the three realize they cannot find closure without the other. Along with those themes the film explores loss, revenge, and injustice. After a mother already loses one of her sons, how can the remaining son carry all the responsibilities of the family? But there's another side to all of this as well. How can the cop live with shooting an innocent kid? How do they all move past the tragedy and find their way through?
Thomas and Robin are deeply in love and ready to spend the rest of their lives together. Nothing will stop this wedding from happening, not even overprotective feuding mothers, a missing father, and a mischievous teenage sister. However, this couple is about to face their biggest challenge. While Robin believes she is marrying the perfect man, Thomas is consumed with guilt about a past mistake. The not-so-perfect couple's love for each other is put to the test in this irresistibly genuine comedy about love, commitment and the power of forgiveness. MPAA Rating: PG-13
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
Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia deliver critically acclaimed performances in this inspiring motion picture. As Alice and Michael, Ryan and Garcia are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment. Sparked by hope and ignited by riveting star performances, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN is a story of fiery passion and the enduring power of love.
Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. She's hoping to buy a cure for her dying sister and ultimately, a future for her debt-ridden family, while he hopes to escape his disintegrating American family through love and a family of his own. A powerful, controversial film that quietly builds to a shattering collision of aspirations and cultures.
Its been 24 days since Tom found out that his life was ruined by a previous encounter with Dan. 24 days since he decided Dan would have to pay. In this electrifying suspense thriller, driven by superstar performances, youll be holding your breath to see who survives THE 24TH DAY.
Academy Award® Nominees Jake Gyllenhaal* and Anne Hathaway** co-star in "the smartest, sexiest and downright best screen-melting romance of the year" (Parade ). Hathaway delivers an unforgettable performance as the free-spirited Maggie, who meets her match in a charming Viagra salesman named Jamie (Gyllenhaal). Maggie and Jamie leap into a no-strings-attached affair, but no matter how hard they try to keep things "casual," they can't help falling under the influence of the ultimate drug...love! *Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005. **Actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008.
A band of Romanian freedom fighters pull the crime of the century in this gripping heist film based on an incredible true story. Bucharest, 1959: with anti-Semitism on the rise, a group of Jewish WWII resistance members, led by a police inspector (The Imitation Game's Mark Strong) and an academic (Academy Award(R) nominee Vera Farmiga), reteam for an audacious act of political agitation. Posing as a movie crew, they hold up the Romanian National Bank by making it look like a film shoot. But what comes next is even more unbelievable when the group is handed down a punishment as outlandish as their crime. Game of Thrones' Harry Lloyd co-stars in this slyly comic satire ripped from the strange-but-true pages of history.
A tattoo artist and a musician fall in love at first sight in this intensely romantic portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, set to an electrifying bluegrass score. In Dutch with English subtitles.