Insidious Chapter 2
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey
- And While We Were Here
- Chavez Cage of Glory
- The Family
- Grand Masti
- Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
- The Investigator
- Jayne Mansfield’s Car
- Le Joli Mai
- Mother of George
- The Muslims Are Coming!
- Sample This
- A Strange Brand of Happy
- Herb & Dorothy 50X50
And While We Were Here
Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Island of Ischia, off the Amalfi Coast, And While We Were Here follows a young American writer named Jane (Kate Bosworth) at a crossroads in a tale of broken love, forbidden passion, and self-discovery.
Director: Kat Coiro
Cast: Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom
Chavez Cage of Glory
Barely being able to make ends meet and doing everything he can possibly do to cover his ill son’s growing medical bills, Hector Chavez turns to his fighting roots in the underbelly of LA. His amateur Mixed Martial Arts videos go viral grabbing the attention of the world’s top MMA federation. Hector is then given a dream come true opportunity to go up against the MMA World Champion; a vicious fighter whose last opponent is in critical condition in the same hospital as his son. Hector is faced with a real do-or -die situation and must risk it all so his son can have the surgery he needs to survive.
Director: Hector Echavarria
Cast: Hector Echavarria, Danny Trejo, Steven Bauer
In the off-beat action comedy “The Family,” a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo) can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo
Meet, Prem, and Amar look to have a blast at their college reunion, though they soon find themselves in another predicament.
Director: Indra Kumar
Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Stunningly lensed in color and b/w by Seamus McGarvey, the film explores the actor’s enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes candid scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry. The fragile soul of an actor emerges from the poignant collage.
Director: Sophie Huber
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Sam Shepard
Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Doc NYC Festival, Informant is a fascinating, gripping portrait of Brandon Darby, a radical activist turned FBI informant who has been alternately vilified and deified. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic floodwaters to rescue a friend stranded in the Ninth Ward. Soon after, he co-founded Common Ground, a successful grassroots relief organization. But over the next few years, he began hiding a shocking secret. After two young protestors were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby revealed he had been instrumental in the indictment as an FBI informant.
Director: Jamie Meltzer
Cast: Brandon Darby, Scott Crow
A veteran police detective becomes a criminal justice teacher and baseball coach at a local high school, leading him to the most important investigation of his life. Inspired by true events.
Director: Curtis Graham
Cast: Nicole Abisinio, Ylian Alfaro Snyder, Wade Williams
Jayne Mansfield’s Car
In what critics are calling his best work as writer/director since SLINGBLADE, Academy Award® winner Billy Bob Thornton stars—along with Oscar® winner Robert Duvall, two-time Oscar® nominee John Hurt and Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon—in this story of fathers and sons, wars and peace, and the turbulent time that changed America forever. It’s 1969 in a small Alabama town, and the death of a quirky clan’s long-estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all?
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick, Ray Stevenson, Frances O’Connor, Katherine LaNasa
Le Joli Mai
“A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society” (Film Comment), Le Joli Mai probes the mood in the streets of Paris in May of 1962, “the first springtime of peace” that followed the March ceasefire between France and Algeria after seven years of war. Working from 55 hours of material filmed with ordinary citizens—made possible by then-new, lightweight, synch-sound cameras—Marker and Lhomme craft a “sincere, brilliant, clever and highly idiosyncratic essay” (Paris-Presse).
Director: Marker, Chris, Lhomme, Pierre
Cast: Signoret, Simone
Mother of George
Adenike and Ayodele (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and veteran actor Isaach De Bankolé) are a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. Following the joyous celebration of the their wedding, complications arise out of their inability to conceive a child—a problem that devastates their family and defies cultural expectations, leading Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save her family or destroy it. Acclaimed director Andrew Dosumnu (Restless City) captures the nuances of this unique and fascinating culture by creating a beautiful, vibrant, and moving portrait of a couple whose joys and struggles are at once intimate and universal.
Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Cast: Isaach de Bankolé, Danai Gurira, Tony Okungbowa, Yaya Alafia, Bukky Ajayi, Angelique Kidjo
The Muslims Are Coming!
Comedians Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah lead an all-star Muslim comedy tour across the country hilariously challenging racial, gender and religious stereotypes. With added humor by Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black. A FilmBuff Presentation.
Directors: Negin Farsad, Dean Obeidallah
Cast: Lewis Black, David Cross, Omar Elba
SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how unknown music producer Michael Viner brought together the greatest studio musicians of the 1970’s to create an album that ultimately went nowhere…until the summer of 1973, when DJ Herc took the percussion breaks from that obscure album and extended them by playing them back to back. His beats became an anthem on the streets of the Bronx and ultimately the genre of Hip Hop, becoming one of the most sampled tracks in history and used by artists from Will Smith and Missy Elliott to Amy Winehouse and Jay-Z.
Director: Dan Forrer
Cast: Gene Simmons, Ahmir Khalib Thompson (aka Questlove), King Errisson, Jerry Butler, Freda Payne
A Strange Brand of Happy
An aimless bachelor loses his job and finds himself chasing the same girl (his new life coach) that his manipulative ex-boss is after as well. The boys are spurred on by a rag tag group of retirees in need of some action.
Director: Brad Wise
Cast: Joe Boyd, Rebecca St. James, Marty Ingels, Shirley Jones
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun-loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.
Director: Haifaa al Mansour
Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf
Herb & Dorothy 50X50
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary HERB & DOROTHY (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, HERB & DOROTHY 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society. In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington DC that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states.
Director: Megumi Sasaki
Cast: Herbert Vogel, Dorothy Vogel