Palo Alto Posted on 04/24/14
In every town there are girls looking for love, boys looking for trouble—and men looking for both. Palo Alto, writer-director Gia Coppola’s film debut, weaves together three stories of teenage love and self-destruction to offer a glimpse into the turbulent world of adolescence. Based upon James Franco’s series of short stories of the same name, Palo Alto shows the various facets of what it means to be a teenager.
April (Emma Roberts) is shy and sensitive, torn between a secret flirtatious affair with her charming soccer coach Mr. B (James Franco) and an unspoken ...Read More
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