|Aloft – Clip
As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. Shewill become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (MÃ©lanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, sothat we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.
Directed by: Claudia Llosa
Starring: Jennifer Connely, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, William Shimell, Zen McGrath, Winta McGrath
|Phantom Halo – Trailer
Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson are barely scraping by. Their father, Warren, continuesto gamble and drink away any money they bring home. With all the havoc that is constantly going on in their lives, the family members each find solace in his own way, through Shakespeare, comic books and impossible love affairs. Beckett seizes the opportunity to make some easy money by counterfeiting in hopes of repaying his father’s debts. When Beckett’s plan goes awry, the family must decide what’s most important or pay the ultimate price.
Directed by: Antonia Bogdanovich
Starring: Luke Kleintank, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sebastian Roché, Jordan Dunn, Tobin Bell, Rebecca Romijn, Gbenga Akinnagbe
|Sunshine Superman – Clip
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumpingmovement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human flight.
Directed by: Marah Strauch
Starring: Cecilie Bull, Marah Strauch, Eric Mofford
|Batkid Begins – Trailer
On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish. The documentaryâBatkid Beginsâ looks at the âwhyâ of this flash phenomenon. Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest âgood news storiesâ ever? The film explores what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral, and reveals surprising truths about what happens when a nerve is touched in our digital society. Will Make-A-Wish fulfill its mission to help Miles reclaim his childhood after battling disease for more than half his short life? In the end, the film leaves audiences to decide; did Miles need the world for inspiration? Or did the world need Miles?
Directed by: Dana Nachman
|A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Trailer
Like his previous features SONGS FROM THESECOND FLOOR and YOU, THE LIVING, master Swedish director Roy Andersson takes up the theme of âbeing a human beingâ with this meticulously crafted, dreamlike black comedy. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, lifeâs grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all.
Directed by: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros, Jonas Gerholm, Ola Stensson, Oscar Salomonsson, Roger Olsen Likvern
|The Stranger – Trailer
In this supernatural thriller, a mysterious man arrives in a small Canadian town seeking hiswife, but his unwelcome presence and what he finds instead soon plunges the community into a bloodbath.
Directed by: Guillermo Amoedo
Starring: Cristobal Tapia Montt, Ariel Levy, Nicolas Duran, Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns
|Tomorrowland – Featurette
From Disney comes two-time OscarÂ® winner Brad Birdâs riveting, mystery adventure âTomorrowland,â starring Academy AwardÂ® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secretsof an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as âTomorrowland.â What they must do there changes the worldâand themâforever. Featuring a screenplay by âLostâ writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, âTomorrowlandâ promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
Directed by: Brad Bird
Starring: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan Michael-Key, Thomas Robinson
|Results – Clip
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Dannyâs well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
Directed by: Andrew Bujalski
Starring: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Brooklyn Decker, Constance Zimmer, Anthony Michael Hall
|10,000 KM – Trailer
Alexandra and Sergi make love in their tiny Barcelona apartment. Theyâve decided to have a baby, but find their plans dashed when Alex receives an offer for an artistic residency in Los Angeles. Understanding this may be Alexâs last chance to re-launch her photography career, the couple decides to put their plans on hold for a year. One year apart, with a continent between them, Alex and Sergimust rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with their realities no longer shared and the touch of one another gone, the technology that has supposedly brought the world closer together may just tear them apart.
Directed by: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Starring: Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer
|Little Boy – Clip
LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7-year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award-winning director Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.
Directed by: Alejandro Monteverde
Starring: Emily Watson, Michael Rappaport, Tom Wilkinson, Jakob Salvati, Ben Chaplin, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui