Director Fumihiko Sori (PING PONG) helms VEXILLE, a sci-fi anime feature that takes place in the year 2077. Relations between Japan and the rest of the world have deteriorated to the extent that the country has cut off all communication with the other inhabitants of Earth. Vexille is a female commander who leads a team of U.S. special forces, named SWORD, who have been charged with infiltrating Japan to discover the potentially dangerous technological advances the country is making. Their mission, and their discoveries, reveal a new android that could spark chaos if it the Japanese unleash it on the globe. (1 hr. 49 min.)
A man decides it’s time to go home after leaving his family behind and living a hobo’s life for twenty-five years. His friends warn him that his son and the past are memories best left alone. But he has to find out for himself.
Hollywood meets Bollywood in this musical romance starring Ali Larter (HEROES) and Salman Khan. Larter plays a spoiled C-list actress who travels to India to be in a movie. But when she gets cast in a musical, she must learn how to dance, and that’s where a sexy choreographer (Khan) comes in. (1 hr. 52 min.)
For the Boyajian family, Christmas has not been the same since their son was killed in the Gulf War. There has been no reason or desire to celebrate, but George, the father, decides that it’s time to start being a family again. He picks up a lonely hitchhiker who he talks into pretending that he knew his dead son, in order to bring some warmth and humanity back into his house, but both George and his family have their faith and humanity restored in ways that none of them expected.
There’s mischief and mayhem at the mall in this holiday family comedy. In CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND, kids find a bag full of counterfeit money and eagerly spend it, attracting the eyes of the bag’s owners and the law. (1 hr. 38 min.)
Tangerine Dream brings its electronic sounds to England’s Coventry Cathedral with this classic performance. Noted concert filmmaker Tony Palmer captures all the excitement of this 1975 show from the German psychedelic rockers.
Cristian Galaz’s THE SENTIMENTAL TEASER is an episode film with three parts. The first section concerns Juan (Daniel Munoz), a student who spends time impersonating John Lennon, and his involvement with his married neighbor Claudia (Lorene Prieto). The middle story involves Carmen (Ximena Rivas), who discovers unpleasant truths about her family when, as an adult, she spies on her sister from a secret hiding space she used as a child. The final portion of the film is about a husband and wife (Pablo Montoya and Tamara Acosta) who, due to their social conditions, have no privacy. At the time of its release, THE SENTIMENTAL TEASER was the most successful film in Chilean history. (88 hr.)
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A heartbreaking end to young love is only the beginning in this drama. After teenage Bennett and Rose finally begin a romance after years of furtive glances, Bennett dies in a car accident. His parents, Grace and Allen, struggle to deal with the death of their son, but their attempts at peace are interrupted by Rose’s announcement that she is pregnant. (1 hr. 40 min.)