Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard will star in Match, an adaptation of Stephen Belber’s 2004 Broadway play that Berber is writing and directing. Stewart will play a reclusive former choreographer...
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EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Belber has finally turned his 2004 Tony-nominated play Match into a feature. It stars Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard to star...
Catherine is a prize-winning war photographer with decades of experience in the world’s most treacherous conflict zones. When we meet her, she is returning from the conflict in Libya where she was held captive...
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Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way. Featuring: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Jennifer Prediger, Tim Heidecker and Pamela Adlon.
Tobi, an eccentric and reclusive Juilliard dance instructor, has his carefully structured world upended when a visiting couple interviews him about the dance community in the 1960s. As he uncovers their hidden agenda, it forces him to face the impact of decisions made long ago. Director and writer Stephen Belber adapted the screenplay from his 2004 Tony nominated play of the same name. Featuring: Sir Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matt Lillard.
A prize-winning war photographer goes on assignment following a brutal period of captivity in Libya. Holed up in a small hotel in Sicily to report on the influx of Sicilian immigration from North Africa, she struggles to recover from her emotional and physical wounds. After a chance meeting with a young Tunisian woman she attempts to secure the woman safe passage to France. Director Mark Jackson earned wide-spread acclaim following his feature WITHOUT, for which Jackson won the “Someone to Watch” Film Independent Spirit Award in 2012. Featuring: Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Nick and Conrad Morgan could not be more different - Nick is a successful lawyer and family man, while his adopted brother Conrad is a wayward soul with an unhealthy interest in Charles Manson. When Conrad arrives in Los Angeles unannounced, he convinces Nick to embark on an epic road trip where they uncover untold secrets of the Manson Family - and themselves. Seasoned editor and first-time director J. Davis has crafted a hilarious, thrilling and poignant story about people who feel lost, and the strange ways we go about seeking connection in a complex world. Featuring: Jay Duplass, Linas Phillips and Tobin Bell.
A comedic thriller that re-imagines Mark Twain's iconic literary characters of "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" as adults in present-day America. Petty criminal Huck Finn hopes to leave his criminal life behind him when he is released from a stint in prison, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies of wealth and adventure, Tom forms the "Band of Robbers," recruiting their misfit friends "Joe Harper" and "Ben Rogers', launching them all down a dangerous path. Featuring: Adam Nee, Kyle Gallner and Matthew Gray Gubler.
Comedic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA by a renowned TV producer who wants to bring his uncanny story of failure to the screen. But when a major network gets involved, Henry must decide whether he wants to make jokes for a living, or be the butt of them. Director Gregori Viens re-teams with Phillips for the follow up to their film PUNCHING THE CLOWN, which won the Audience Award at Slamdance 2009. Featuring: Henry Phillips, JK Simmons, Sarah Silverman & Mike Judge.
In one world Rasheed Smith is a hardened criminal who has spent years building his drug empire. In another, he is an ambitious architect who has been working his way up the corporate ladder. Uniquely illustrated through parallel lives, Destined, directed by Qasim Bashir, explores how one mans future can be changed by a single moment. Facing everything from street violence to corporate corruption, Rasheed navigates his role in each world while demonstrating that on any path, life is never simple in the journey toward fulfilling your destiny. Featuring: Cory Hardrict, Jesse Metcalfe, Margot Bingham, Jason Dohring, Hill Harper and La La Anthony.
From director Christopher Chambers comes the first American independent drama to take viewers inside the Armenian Community of Los Angeles. Suddenly uprooted from his home, 12 year-old Armenian boy, Aram, is sent to live with his Grandfather in America where he struggles to navigate the clash between old-world values and new-school Armenian identity in Little Armenia. Featuring: John Roohinian, Sevak Hakoyan and Levon Sharafyan.