|Surrogate Valentine – Trailer
In Dave Boyle’s sweet romantic comedy, SURROGATE VALENTINE, SanFrancisco musician and rising star Goh Nakamura’s (playing himself) life of solitude is disrupted when he is hired to teach TV actor Danny Turner (Chadd Stoops) how to play guitar for an upcoming film. Hellbent on accurately portraying Goh’s mellow vibe for his role, Danny meticulously studies his every move. Together, the two embark on a hilarious West Coast adventure involving live gigs, groupies, shotgun-wielding record exes and an unexpected friendship. Along the way, Goh discovers that Danny may be the missing puzzle piece in his life-long chase for Rachel (Lynn Chen), the one that got away.
Directed by: Dave Boyle
Starring: Goh Nakamura, Chadd Stoops, Lynn Chen, Mary Cavett, Joy Osmanski, Parry Shen, Calpernia Addams, Dan “Damage” Bjornson, Di Quon, Joe Polhemus
|Transcendent Man – Trailer
TRANSCENDENT MAN chronicles the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, an inventorand futurist that presents his bold vision of the Singularity, a point in the near future when technology will be changing so rapidly, that we will have to enhance ourselves with artificial intelligence to keep up. Ray predicts this will be the dawning of a new civilization in which we will no longer be dependent on our physical bodies, we will be trillions of times more intelligent and there will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. Human aging and illness will be reversed; world hunger and poverty will be solved and we will ultimately cure death.
Directed by: Barry Ptolemy
Starring: Tom Abate, Hugo De Garis, Peter Diamandis, Neil Gershenfeld , Ben Goertzel, William Hurlbut , Dean Kamen, Kevin Kelly , Aaron Kleiner, Raymond Kurzweil, Sonya Kurzweil, Robert Metcalfe , Colin Powell, Philip Rosedale, William Shatner
|In A Better World – Trailer
Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in an idyllic town in Denmark, and his work at an African refugee camp. In these two very different worlds, he and his family are faced with conflicts that lead them to difficult choices between revenge and forgiveness. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and struggling with the possibility of divorce. Their older,ten-year-old son Elias is being bullied at school, until he is defended by Christian, a new boy who has just moved from London with his father, Claus. Christian’s mother recently lost her battle with cancer, and Christian is greatly troubled by her death. Elias and Christian quickly form a strongbond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy.
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – Trailer 2
In this sequel to 2010’s surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. (Kinney’s Wimpy Kid” series has thus far sold 42 million books.) As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother – and chief tormentor – Rodrick must dealwith their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.
Directed by: David Bowers
Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn
|I Saw The Devil – Trailer
Lee Byung-hyun (The Good, the Bad and the Weird) stars as Dae-hoon, a special agent whose pregnant wife becomes the latest victim of a disturbed and brutal serial killer, captivatingly played by Oldboy’s Choi Min-sik. Vowing revenge, Dae-hoon blurs the lines between hunter and hunted and good and evil, eventually becoming a monster himself in his twisted pursuit of revenge. From Korean genre master Kim Jee-woon (The Good, The Bad and The Weird and A Tale of Two Sisters) I SAW THE DEVIL is shockingly violent and stunningly accomplished, transcending the police procedural and pushing the boundaries of extreme Asian cinema in surprising and thrilling new ways.
Directed by: Kim Jee-Woon
Starring: Lee Byung-hyun, Choi Min-Sik, Jeon Ho-jin, Jeon Gook-hwan
|Certified Copy – Trailer
Academy Award(R)-winner Juliette Binoche gives one of the finest performances of hercareer (for which she won the best actress award at Cannes) in CERTIFIED COPY, the first European film from Abbas Kiarostami (TASTE OF CHERRY). The film is a playful and provocative romance set against the lush, golden landscapes of Tuscany, a captivating story of a couple’s apparent chance meetingand a masterful game of hide and seek exploring the nature of love, marriage and art. Andrew O’Hehir of Salon says, CERTIFIED COPY is “an elegant, wistful and picturesque tale of two ships passing in the Tuscan sunlight.”
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Starring: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell
|Zero Bridge – Trailer
ZERO BRIDGE is a hopeful, human portrait of a teen pickpocket whose chance encounter with one of his victims upends his escape plans in this gritty, moving story about daily life in Kashmir. This is the first dramatic narrative feature film about contemporary daily life in the Indian-controlled city of Srinagar, Kashmir. It was filmed entirely on location with a local cast of first-time, non-professional actors performing in their native Kashmiri language by a technical crew of one: the director.
Directed by: Tariq Tapa
Starring: Mohamad Emran Tapa, Taniya Khan, Ali Muhammed Dar
|Beastly – Featurette
When a spell is cast on a spoiled, shallow high school student (Alex Pettyfer) that physically transformshim into someone as unattractive on the outside as he is on the inside, he has one year to find a young woman (Vanessa Hudgens) who will love him despite his hideous form or the spell will last forever.
Directed by: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton
|Vasthadu Naa Raiu – Trailer
Narasimha (Prakash Raj) is a henchman to the home minister (Shayaji Shinde). Narasimha’s dream of becoming a politician is shattered when the home minister refuses to give an assembly seat to him. His fate starts favoring him when the home minister’s son, Ajay (Ajay)falls in love with Narasimha’s sister Pooja (Taapsee) And Pooja agrees to marry Ajay. Venkatappa Naidu (Vishnu) Venky for short, is a kickboxer who dreams of becoming the national champion. Things take a turn when Venky’s family and Narasimha start suspecting that Venky and Pooja are in love, when they don’t even know each other. The story that follows is an action packed romantic comedy of errors. In this cat and mouse game, will Venky and Pooja really fall in love? If so how? And more importantly how is Narasimha going to react?
Directed by: Hemant Madhukar
Starring: Vishnu Manchu, Kum. Taapsi, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam
|X-Men: First Class – Trailer
X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famousglobal events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, workingtogether with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon