Art and Craft – Clip 2

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His body of work spans thirty years, covering painting styles and periods that include 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a donor, an executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works to a staggering list of U.S. institutions. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose him to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper– but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

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Art and Craft – Clip 2

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His body of work spans thirty years, covering painting styles and periods that include 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a donor, an executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works to a staggering list of U.S. institutions. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose him to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.ART AND CRAFT starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper– but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

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Dying of the Light – Trailer

Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action in this electrifying cloak-and-dagger thriller. Evan Lake (Cage), a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé (Anton Yelchin) uncovers evidence that Lake’s nemesis, the terrorist Banir (Alexander Karim), has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.

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Penance – Trailer

Master of Japanese horror Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s eerie, intense psychological thriller PENANCE (Shokuzai) unfolds on a sleepy small town playground, when a mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls. Wracked with grief, the victim’s unhinged mother Asako (Kyoko Koizumi)demands that the shaken survivors identify the killer or face a penance of her choosing. Growing up in the shadow of this tragic debt, each of the four girls cultivates a warped survival mechanism – avoidance, desperation, fear and obsession. A disturbing, sensitively helmed chronicle of post-traumatic stress from a female perspective, PENANCE offers Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s trademark creepy twists as well as a subtle commentary on Japanese society and gender expectations.

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Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas – Trailer

This Christmas, have your family join with Kirk Cameron’s family and dive headfirst into all the joy, dancing, celebration, feasting, imagination, and traditions that glorify the true “reason for the season.” Take in the splendor; take in the majesty; take in the story. Take it all in … and then take back Christmas!

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Birdman – Featurette

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

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Diplomacy – Clip

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan. In this passionate and emotional adaptation of the 2011 stage success byCyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate and thrilling game of political manners.

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The Lookalike – Trailer

Drug lord William Spinks has a curious obsession with Sadie Hill, and uses family friends Bobby and Frank (John Corbett and Jerry O’Connell) to get to her. But when Sadie’s death jeopardizes a major deal, Bobby and Frank set out to find a replacement – a lookalike – to fool Spinks. This dubious plan propels an ex-basketball champion, a deaf beauty (Scottie Thompson), an addict (Justin Long), and an aspiringactress (Gillian Jacobs) into an unlikely romance and a desperate quest to start over.

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Reach Me – Trailer

A motivational book written by a mysterious man (Tom Berenger) goes viral and quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist (Kevin Connolly), his editor (Sylvester Stallone), a former inmate (Kyra Sedgwick), a hip-hop mogul (Nelly), an actor (Cary Elwes) and an undercover cop (Thomas Jane) to re-evaluate their choices and decisions by confronting their fears in hopes of creating more positive lives. REACH ME also stars Terry Crews, Danny Aiello, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan, Ryan Kwanten, Tom Sizemore, and is written/directed by John Herzfield. The film is produced by Rebekah Chaney, Cassian Elwes, John Herzfield, and Buddy Patrick.

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Black Sea – Trailer

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

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