Alex, who wants to be called Alejandro, is growing up in a Mexican neighborhood of East Los Angeles, when a crisis between his parents triggers his adventure along the banks of the Los Angeles River. | Read MoreDrama
To the alarm of his soccer-loving Italian father, Mario wants a genuine Australian Rules football for his tenth birthday. Vito fears that if Aussie Rules wins out over his beloved soccer, it could foreshadow terrible things for his family and guide Mario away from his Italian heritage. It's only with some divine intervention that Papa realizes if he gives a little, he'll gain a lot, and ultimately it is only the shape of the ball that was different. In turns both hilarious and heartwarming, father and son ultimately join hands on different fields. | Read More
Based on a true story from 2002, Gale, a Latina guard at a private prison in Austin, Texas puts her own life on the line when she tries to stop the murder and rape of young inmate during a prison riot. | Read MoreDrama and Crime
A multiplicity of animation techniques enlivens this vision of the struggle between Shakespeare's hapless buffoon and the forces of enchantment, set to the Scherzo from Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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On a tiny Caribbean island with an incredible baseball legacy, a scrappy band of boys and their determined coach dream of winning the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Having previously defeated such baseball powerhouses as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to go to the World Series in the last seven consecutive years, the boys hope they can pull it together to go for an eighth shot at the championship. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
Actor/comedian Dax Shepard (Punk’d, Parenthood) abandons comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international martial arts star. With no martial arts training, budget or script, Dax enlists the help of buddies like Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold to help him live his dream. | Read More
A postman's life is forever changed when Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet and diplomat, is exiled to the postman's remote island village. Writer/director Skármeta's charming, sexy, and largely overlooked film was the original screen adaptation of his own popular novella, which was also the basis for the 1994 film Il Postino. In Spanish.
For more information on Burning Patience, read Skaramet's essay "The Infinite Brunette," at the Virginia Quarterly Review online: http://www.vgronline.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/9044 | Read MoreDrama and Comedy
A story of life, love, and loss centered on the September 11 tragedy in New York City, this timely short follows Carla through the city as she looks back on all she has lost while she grapples with the uncertainty of her future. | Read MoreDrama
Even children in the primary grades will enjoy this classic retelling of Cinderella's triumph over adversity. The story is playfully refashioned by writer Barbara Karlin and brought to life with James Marshall's signature illustrations. Sparkling narration provided by Stephanie J. Block, with music by Ernest V. Troost and animation by Virginia Wilkos. | Read More