From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Firth) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imaginedâuntil he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck that says âPlease look after this bear. Thank you,â and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.
When Harry (Jonathan Sadowski), a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace (Sara Paxton), he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcÃ©e (Connie Nielsen), Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he’s introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point in this wildly engaging mix of comedy and drama.
James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and inventive look at the life and work of ionic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create new work, he is haunted by memories of his pastâfrom his first sexual encounter to a later tragic loss. An ensemble of 12 directors work with a star-studded cast to weave together this moving and unique story of a complex man and the relationships that defined him.
Struggling to pay her bills, Monica takes a job as an exotic dancer and is instantly captivated by the provocative world of sex, drugs and money.Â But once she gets a taste of the enchanting lifestyle, she has no desire to turn back.Â Suddenly, Monicaâs life quickly spirals out of control as betrayals and power struggles emerge.Â This once seductive reality now threatens everything Monica cares about.
In the Vicious Brothersâ gripping sci-fi horror film, a groupâs getaway into the woods dissolves into a full-throttle fight for their lives when unwelcome aliens invade. With the same heart-pumping storytelling that pervaded their debut, Grave Encounters, the duoâs latest thriller is a terrifying fight forsurvival between us and the unknown.
When Ashok makes a surprise trip to LA to visit his estranged son, the two begin a journey to mend their relationship until Sid discovers that his father has actually come in search of an old flame. Starring Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes, Beauty and the Beast), Roshan Seth (Gandhi), Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen (The Help), Justin Bartha (The Hangover), and Academy Award nominated Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), BRAHMIN BULLS is a heartfelt and humorous look at the ever-evolving relationship between a father and son, the women in their lives, and the powerful secrets they keep.
Thereâs more interest in food and fresh produce than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 30 years, they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty, working under dangerous, subhuman conditions. Yet most supermarkets take no responsibility for this.Food Chains focuses on an intrepid, highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Floridaâ the CIW (Coalition of Immokalee Workers), who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their aim is to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food industry.
OscarÂ® winner Anne Hathaway (Interstellar, Les Miserables) stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklynâs vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Frannyâs musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield, Boardwalk Empire) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Johnny Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances. The film also stars OscarÂ® winner Mary Steenburgen (The Help) and features original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, and live performances from Sharon Van Etten, The Felice Brothers, Dan Deacon, Paul Whitty, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Cass Dillon, and Elizabeth Ziman.
Three homeless Chicago teenagers seasoned by rejection and life on the streets defy the odds to create a future, finding sympathy and support in surprising places. The filmmakers follow aspiring actor Roque, poet/painter Kasey, and Anthony, a rapper, poet and entrepreneur, into the haunting underworld of children cast off by broken or unfit families and left alone to navigate the perils of poverty and predation. As the three tenaciously fight for an education and eventual independence, the film powerfully explores surrounding issues of race, juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBTQ rights.
Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola, in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife. Meanwhile, Dinoâs teenage daughterâs relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschiâs playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.