|A Hard Day – Trailer
Homicide detective GO Geon-soo is having a hard day: in less than 24 hours, he receives a divorce notice from his wife, his mother passes away, and along with his coworkers, he becomes the focus of a police investigation over alleged embezzlement. Making things worse, on his way to his mother’s funeral, Geon-soo commits a fatal hit and run and then, desperately hides a corpse in his deceased mother’scoffin.
Directed by: Kim Seong-hun
Starring: Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Jjin-Woong
|The Kindergarten Teacher – Trailer
Nadav Lapid’s THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, following on the heels of his breakthrough debut Policeman, is the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. As the titular protagonist, Nira, discovers that her young student, Yoav, has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, she slowly and progressively becomes interested in cultivating the boy’s gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect his talent before he passes from boyhood to adolescence, andhis purity is lost. In this sophomore feature, Lapid demonstrates the aesthetic vision of a true auteur, combining a verite approach with thrilling a cinematic narrative that brings into sharp focus the dangers of both mediocrity and passion.
Directed by: Nadav Lapid
Starring: Sarrit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lio Raz
|The Suicide Theory – Trailer
The Suicide TheoryÂ is an intense thriller that takes the viewer on an unexpected rollercoaster of twists and turns. A suicidal man hires a demented killer to assist him in suicide, but for some reason, miraculously survives each attempt on his life.Â
Directed by: Dru Brown
Starring: Steve Mouzakis, Leon Cain, Joss McWilliam, Matthew Scully
|Steve Jobs – First Look
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, SteveJobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy AwardÂ® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy AwardÂ® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter IsaacsonÂ®s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy AwardÂ® winner Christian Colson. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy AwardÂ®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg
|Max – Trailer
A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyleâs teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyleâs family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his fatherâs expectations, and he isnât interested in taking responsibility for his brotherâs troubled dog. However, Max may be Justinâs only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and withthe help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Josh Wiggins, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Thomas Haden Church, Luke Kleintank
|Phantom Halo – Clip
Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson are barely scraping by. Their father, Warren, continues togamble 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
|Runoff – Trailer
The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty confronts a terrifying new reality and will go to desperate lengths to save her family when they are threatened with being forced from their land. An old friend, struggling to keep his own farm profitable by any means necessary, offers Betty a way out. She refuses to get involved, but as the pressures mount for her family and they are on the brink of eviction, her husband, Frank, reveals that he is seriously ill. How far will one to go to take care of oneâs own? Recalling all that is heartland Americana, this film combines an ecological urgency with a compelling yet sensitive story.
Directed by:Kimberly Levin
Starring: Joanne Kelly, Neal Huff, Alex Shaffer, Kivlighan De Montebello, Tom Bower, Darlene Hunt
|Dragon Blade – Trailer
A massive success this year in its native China, âDragon Bladeâ brings action spectacle on a grand scale to US audiences. Featuring an international cast led by Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, the film features the fight for the Silk Road when East and West collide. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Jackie Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (John Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle.
Directed by: Daniel Lee
Starring: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody
|Jack Strong – Trailer
This gripping spy thriller tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire. While planning the maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact forces, Polish army colonel Ryszard Kuklinski (Marcin Dorocinski – SPIES OF WARSAW) has access to top secrets. He learns that the American nuclear counterattack against Soviet forces is planned to be executed on Polish territory. He starts a long, lonely and psychologically exhausting cooperation with a CIA Agent (Patrick Wilson – THE CONJURING). From that moment, his life and the lives of his family are in constant danger, as one careless move may lead to tragedy.
Directed by: Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Marcin Dorocinsky, Maja Ostaszewska, Krzysztof Pieczynski, Dagmara Dominczyk, Dimitri Bilov
|Gabriel – Clip
Rory Culkin stars in GABRIEL, a heartfelt portrait of a vulnerable teen at his psychological breaking point,struggling to keep it together in the wake of his fatherâs suicide. Convinced that reuniting with an ex-girlfriend holds the answers to his troubles, Gabriel risks everything in a desperate pursuit that will take him to uncharted and unexpected places and test the limits of those closest to him. Infused with authenticity and courage, GABRIEL establishes first-time writer-director Howe as a new filmmaking voice to be reckoned with.
Directed by: Lou Howe
Starring: Rory Culkin, Emily Meade, Lynn Cohen, David Call