|Family Portrait in Black and White – Trailer
Family Portraitin Black and White follows passionate supermom, Olga Nenya during three turbulent years that see her brood of 17 foster children grow into adolescence. Olga is a loving single mother who receives little government assistance but she is no Mother Teresa. Raised by the Soviet regime, she believes in communal responsibility over individual freedom and runs the family with Stalin-like authority. Unlike many in the Ukraine, Olga holds no racial prejudices as 16 of her foster children are bi-racial, results of taboo relationships between local Ukrainian girls and African students. Olga’s parental limits are tested daily and her iron-fisted ways become a refuge for some and prison for the others. “When the kids grow up, at least they will have a mother to blame for all the failures that will happen in their lives”. In many ways, Olga’s words sum up the immense value of living with a Mother, ideal or not, biological or adoptive, versus being raised in the best orphanage where a child calls every caregiver “a mom” without ever knowing what a true MOTHER is.
Directed by: Julia Ivanova
|2 Days in New York – Clip
Marion and Mingus live cozily–perhaps too cozily–with their cat and two young childrenfrom previous relationships. However, when Marion’s jolly father (played by director Delpy’s real-life dad), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for a visit, it initiates two unforgettable days that will test Marion and Mingus’s relationship.With their unwitting racism and sexual frankness, the French triumvirate hilariously has no boundaries or filters… and no person is left unscathed in its wake.
Directed by: Julie Delphy
Starring: Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, Albert Delpy, Alexia Landeau, Alex Nahon
|Dredd – Trailer
The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega CityOne–a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge–a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.
Directed by: Pete Travis
Starring: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris, Langley Kirkwood, Junior Singo, Luke Tyler
|V/H/S – Trailer
When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in themiddle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endlessnumber of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.
Directed by: David Bruckner
Starring: Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Ti West, Adam Wingard
|Trishna – Clip
Transplanting the well-loved tragic romance of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles to India,Michael Winterbottom (A MIGHTY HEART, THE TRIP) trains his masterful lense towards one of the brightest young stars of a generation, Freida Pinto (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), in TRISHNA. Pinto soars in her most revealing performance yet–the eldest daughter or a poor family in Rajasthan, India. She worksin a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, FOUR LIONS) is the wealthy son of a property developer who takes up managing the resort at his father’s request. When he meets Trishna at a dance, their fates become intertwined. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna’s affection and sheaccepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss.
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
|Shut Up and Play the Hits – Trailer
On April 2nd, 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its finalshow at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is simultaneously a document of a once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates both the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
Directed by: Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace