Following your dream is hard. Making it your own is even harder.
In the theme of Billy Elliot, GRACE is a teen dancer, hoping to gain her strict mother's approval by winning entrance to the preeminent dance conservatory. A good dream, which falls flat when Grace continues to strike out at the audition phase.
No amount of private lessons from her ballet teacher makes as much impact as when an accidental friendship with digital musician, FLAVA and his buddy JOJO, allows her to find her own movement in the music. Sadly, disapproval from her mother and dance teacher puts stark choices on the table for Grace. However, when your friends have your back, anything is possible.
Truth has consequences.
Blue Lives Shattered is a hard-hitting edgy film depicting what police officers deal with in their professional and personal lives. Terrance Wilson, a hard-working African American police officer, is faced with a life and death gang encounter. When he shoots an unarmed man, he is persecuted by the media and must go on trial for murder.
Convicted drug smuggler Frank Connor finally gets out of prison after twenty-two years. He just wants to start over, find work, and obey the law. But with no job prospects, his mother permanently hospitalized, and his cousin hiding him in the garage, freedom isn't turning the way Frank planned.
Enter Russ Morgan, lowlife strip club manager, the man who left Frank behind to save his own neck in that old drug bust. He offers Frank an easy job at the club. But Russ forgot to mention the club’s owned by Chris Pendler, the psychopath who hired them to run drugs 22 years ago. And Pendler has big plans for the club’s newest employee.
JAY BUTLER (Randy Nazarian) is a lovable underachiever who works as a van driver at an assisted living community. HARRY BYRD (Raymond J. Barry) is being kicked out for general irascibility. Jay is assigned to drive Harry to a new home. Along the way, they have a variety of misadventures, including being picked up by a troupe of burlesque dancers and performing an impromptu comedy act. An entertaining and enlightening journey in which the older Harry gives middle-aged Jay perspective on life.
Loosely based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Free State is set in 1970’s South Africa. A time when it was against the law to have interracial relations.
JEANETTE is a beautiful, open-minded law student. She meets RAVI, a handsome, charming Indian man. Both are engaged to another. To the dismay of their family and friends, the star-crossed lovers continually find ways to be together. Free State movingly explores the family conflicts and racial hatreds that torment the lovers as they struggle to honorably resolve their plight.
Actress Reid Donovan is giving what would appear to be a typical high-profile interview. When a bloodied carving knife is revealed moments into the interview, the tables start to turn.
Is Reid really as innocent as we think, or is she manipulating circumstances to suit her climb up the ladder of success?
The multi-layered drama, being told through an interview; explores the driving factors behind Donovan’s choices as she aims to move ahead of her rivals in the film world.
The battle doesn’t stop when you get home.
U.S. Marine Sergeant Joe Caruso returns to his home on Staten Island, New York, having completed two grueling tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Physically, he’s fine, but emotionally he’s a wreck. Flashbacks of a horrid firefight that decimated his unit plague him as he attempts to fit back into society.
Five-year-old Jordan walks miles through the night in the wake of a car accident on an isolated mountain road. But when a small town sheriff finally locates the girl's missing mother, Jordan claims the woman is an impostor.
Despite the woman's tears and open arms -– as well as the baby pictures and birth certificate she provides to the sheriff -- Jordan insists her real mother is still out there, waiting in the woods. What follows is a story of psychological suspense and danger about the ferociously powerful bond between mother and child - and how far each one will go to protect it.
Set in a dilapidated Steampunk world of old buildings, steam-powered machinery and odd-ball characters, Maurice’s Symphony is a fantastical tale inspired by a true story. Maurice Matters, a young and brilliant flute player, is labeled “deaf and dumb” because he suffers hearing loss from otosclerosis (which may be the same condition Beethoven suffered). Maurice’s journey to regain his hearing is both challenging and heart-warming as he comes to terms with a life filled with the possibility of love, joy and independence.
From Altar Boy To Hitman.
Set in the 1960’s and based on a true story, Ramon “Mundo” Mendoza is an aimless young Chicano pushed to the streets by an alcoholic father and finds family in a Los Angeles gang. Mundo moves up in the ranks until he’s arrested and sent to San Quentin, one of the most vicious prisons in the country. He joins the historic prison gang: the Mexican Mafia, La Eme. Then, released from prison, “Machine Gun Mundo” returns to his Los Angeles gang, becomes second-in-command and works as an enforcer. Also, for the first time in his life, he falls in love and marries a sweet, religious woman. This begins his journey from heartless criminal to seeking redemption in the unlikeliest of places.
Note: The Ramon “Mundo” Mendoza character was played by Edward James Olmos in the 1992 movie, “American Me”.
“You see, chestnuts are covered in a thorny, hard shell. So are we."
“Miracle in Kasama” revolves around Yuka Shibuya, a struggling actress in Tokyo who goes to the rural town of Kasama every autumn to help out the Kinoshita family with their chestnut harvesting. But this year is different. Grandpa Kinoshita has passed away in the spring and Hatsue now lives by herself. On top of that, Daiki Mishima, a mysterious young man who has been badly beaten up, appears out of nowhere in the chestnut field. Despite Yuka’s objections, Hatsue brings him into her home to help out. As the chestnut harvest progresses, the three start to form a special bond.
With a Twilight Zone feel, this post-apocalyptic mystery is set in the snowy mountains of California. Alexander, living in exile for the killing of his brother, receives a letter stating his brother is alive and living in a distant village.
Alexander travels through a hard and hostile land to learn who has sent the letter. He comes upon the village and finds the impossible. His brother is alive. Is this some type of hoax or has Alexander been wrong all these years? The many twists & turns will lead to the truth.
When Krystal Parker discovers her life isn’t following her plan, she learns to let go and begin again.
After her husband leaves her because she’s unable to have children, Krystal Parker finds peace in reuniting with her childhood best friend. She builds strength in stepping out into the world and with the support of a small-town community, she finds love when she opens herself to new possibilities.