|Goodbye to Language 3D – Trailer
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival,Goodbye to Language 3D is a sensorially immersive experience that uses 3D technology to mind-expanding effect. Starring Heloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli and the directorâs own dog as Roxy, Jean-Luc Godardâs latest film is a âthrilling cinematic experienceâ (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times) and a âmasterpieceâ (Amy Taubin, Film Comment).
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Héloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau, Christian Gregori, Jessica Erickson
|Monk With a Camera – Trailer
MONK WITH A CAMERA chronicles the life and spiritual quest of Nicholas (Nicky) Vreeland, who for the past twenty-eight years has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The son of a United States Ambassador, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, and a photographer by trade, Nicky left his privileged life behind to follow his true calling. He moved to India, cutting histies with society, photography, and his pleasure-filled world, to live in a monastery with no running water or electricity. There he would spend the next 14 years studying to become a monk. Then in one of lifeâs beautiful twists, Nicky went back to the worldly pursuit of photography in order to help his fellow monks rebuild their monastery, one of the most important of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. His journey from being a photographer to becoming a monk and, most recently, to being appointed as the abbot of the monastery he helped to rebuild, are the core of the story.
Directed by: Tina Mascara and Guido Santi
Starring: Nicky Vreeland, Richard Gere, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, John Avedon, Alexander Vreeland, Wendy Goodman, Frecky Vreeland
|The Gambler – Trailer
Jim Bennett (Academy AwardÂ®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and ahigh-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthymother (Academy AwardÂ®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennettâs future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson)deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chanceâ¦
Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jessica Lange
|Human Capital – Trailer
Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV thenight 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 nuancedaccount of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.
Directed by: Paolo VirzÃ¬
Starring: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Fabrizio Gifuni, Matilde Gioli, Guglielmo Pinelli
|Escobar: Paradise Lost – Trailer
For Pablo Escobar (Benicio Del Toro), family is everything. When young surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) falls for Escobarâs niece, he finds his life on the line when heâs pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot
|Mommy – Trailer
A feisty widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her unpredictable 15-year-old ADHD son. As they struggle to make ends meet, Kyla, the peculiar new neighbor across the street, offers her help. Together, they find a new sense of balance, and hope is regained.Â
Directed by: Xavier Dolan
Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement, AlexandreGoyette, Patrick Huard
|Timbuktu – Trailer
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows butresist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes when Kidane accidentally kills Amadou, the fisherman who slaughtered âGPS,â his beloved cow. He now has to face the new laws of the foreign occupants.
Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
Starring: Ibrahim Ahmed
|Magical Universe – Featurette 2
Al Carbee is a true American original. An 88-year-old recluse living in Maine, he devotes nearly all his time to creating extraordinarily elaborate works of art from Barbie dolls. This captivating documentary, filmed over the course of the director’s decade-long friendship with the artist, goes inside the mind of the enigmatic Carbee to reveal his rich, wondrous, and sometimesheart-wrenching inner-life. An eye-opening portrait of an all but unknown artist and an inspiring testament to the triumph of the creative spirit, Magical Universe is a moving tribute to a one-of-a-kind visionary.
Directed by: Jeremy Workman
Starring: Al Carbee
|The Homesman – Clip
When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pairand the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Mirando Otto, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep
|Rosewater – Featurette
Rosewater is based on the best-selling memoir by Maziar Bahari. The film is the directorial debutof Jon Stewart, and stars Gael GarcÃa Bernal. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousaviâs supporters protestedAhmadinejadâs victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself as âRosewater,â who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days. With Bahariâs wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and media outlets keeping the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.
Directed by: Jon Stewart
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal