The Retrieval Posted on 04/10/14
Life confronts us all with terrible choices, and those choices determine the kind of person we grow up to be. In The Retrieval, a young black teenager living during the Civil War faces his worst choice yet: Turn in the runaway slave that has become a father figure to him, or risk death to protect his fellow man.
Sustenance during wartime can be hard to come by. Will (Ashton Sanders), a 13-year-old black child, is surviving the Civil War by working with a bounty hunter group to lure runaway slaves back to the South. On a mission into the North to reclaim fugitive freedman Nate (Tish ...Read More
The Immigrant Posted on 04/03/14
“The American Dream is waiting for you.” The Immigrant tells the story of one woman’s attempt to make a better life for herself, and the exploitations she falls prey to. Naivete, abuse, redemption—The Immigrant explores the full arc of early 20th-century realities.
Hoping to improve their situation and follow the American dream, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan) set sail from Poland to New York. But the two are separated when the checkpoint doctors notice that Magda is ill and must be quarantined. Desperate for help, Ewa ...Read More
Frankie & Alice Posted on 03/27/14
Sometimes the most devastating afflictions can also be the most uplifting. In Frankie & Alice, one woman fighting for her life discovers her true self. Based on the true story of an African American dancer with multiple personality disorder, Frankie & Alice tells a tale of self-destruction, stigma, and redemption.
Frankie (Academy-Award winner Halle Berry) works as a go-go dancer in 1970s Los Angeles, and lately she has been having mysterious episodes of missing time. As the events grow worse and spiral towards a complete mental breakdown, she is admitted to a psychiatric hospital u ...Read More
Transcendence Posted on 03/20/14
Yesterday Dr. Will Caster was only a man. Today, he is something greater than anyone could have dreamed. In Transcendence, an artificial intelligence researcher becomes the subject of his own experiment—and threatens to become the single most powerful entity in the world.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is one of the top researchers in his field. Pushing the field of artificial intelligence to new heights, Dr. Caster’s controversial experiments have also made him a target of militant anti-technologists who will stop at nothing to destroy his work. After a near-fatal a ...Read More
The Railway Man Posted on 03/14/14
Some experiences are so traumatic that they haunt us for the rest of our lives. Only the lucky few have the chance to find closure after an event of this type. In The Railway Man, a British POW tortured by the Japanese in World War II finds his captor decades later and confronts him for what he did. Based on Eric Lomax’s incredible autobiography, The Railway Man is a story of human pain and redemption.
Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) carries the scars of psychological torment from decades past. An Allied engineer in World War II, Eric was captured by the Japanese and forced to work ...Read More