LOST IN PARIS begins with Fiona receiving a letter from her dotty aunt Martha: "Dear Fiona, help! After 48 years living in Paris they want me to move to an old people's home. Ridiculous! I'm only 88." Escaping frozen Canada for the city of romance, Fiona arrives too late: Martha's apartment is empty. Worse, she loses her passport–and her money. Inspired by the slapstick comedy of Charlie Chaplin and Jacques Tati, husband-and-wife team Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel concoct a whimsical world that is both romantic and stacked with one perilous pratfall after another.
Hong Kong director Wang Chun’s admirable debut feature is the portrait of a former stockbroker named Tung who suffers from severe bipolar disorder. Released from a mental hospital into the custody of his estranged truck-driver father, Tung moves into the older man's cramped, claustrophobic bed-sit as he tries to reconcile himself with his troubled childhood and the father who abandoned him. His judgmental and ignorant associates don't make things any easier, as they stigmatize him for his illness. A subplot involving Tung's attempts to win back his ex-fiancée (Charmaine Fong) is especially moving. MAD WORLD is a sympathetic account of mental illness in a society in a hurry to look past it.
As front man for The Alarm, Mike Peters has written some of the most rousing anthems of our day. But when diagnosed with cancer, his songs and life took on new meaning, igniting his indomitable spirit. Channeling his music in the global fight against cancer, Mike enlisted renown musicians to trek and play fundraising concerts atop the most elevated spots on the planet: Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro and Fuji. With a contagious zeal for life, Mike is saving lives one concert at a time, one hike at a time, one song at a time.
Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife's death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven's strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. When Menashe's rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven, it gives him a chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and to restore respect among his doubters. Performed entirely in Yiddish, Director Joshua Weinstein uses intimate, handheld camerawork to drop us inside and humanize Menashe’s world.
This action-packed military thriller stars Armie Hammer (FREE FIRE, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.) as a U.S. soldier who, after being stranded in the desert for 52 hours after a mission falls apart, must fight for survival against his enemies, the hostile environment, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation. Annabelle Wallis and Tom Cullen co-star in this tense, explosive film from the producer of BURIED and THE CONJURING.
Emily Martin is a struggling 20-something who moved from Austin to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy after graduation. When a loved one falls sick, she returns to Austin where she runs into her ex-boyfriend, along with his intimidating new girlfriend. Low on funds and stuck in Texas for the weekend, Emily stays with them in her old, yet miraculously remodeled house. She quickly befriends a local female badass who shows Emily a good time and tries to keep her from spinning out over her own choices and the guilt she feels about leaving the past behind.
After a devastating breakup, Macon follows his ex to an off-season beach town, only to find himself entangled in a new romance with a local girl named Lee. A subtle comedic take on the tragedy of breakup, MUSTANG ISLAND is a small story about clumsy characters with big hearts, and a throwback to movies like Billy Wilder's THE APARTMENT as well as indie comedies like BOTTLE ROCKET.