July 27, 2016 — When 5 young people visit an isolated mansion, they get involved in psychological games that keep them on edge throughout the weekend.Part mystery, part thriller, and filled with psychological and sexual tension, Backgammon keeps its characters and viewers in suspense.College student Andrew issues an invitation to Lucien and his girlfriend Elizabeth for a weekend getaway at the mansion. But the couple is disheartened to discover that Miranda, Andrew’s sister, and her despised boyfriend, Gerald, will also be […]
July 27, 2016 — Elizabeth Wood admits that White Girl, the acclaimed film that drew rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, is loosely based on her own life.She told Indiewire, “It’s a personal story.” It concerns Leah, a young college girl who moves to New York, hooks up with Blue, her neighborhood drug dealer. Blue is apprehended after a drug bust — and with a third strike against him, he faces serious jail time. Leah, whose white, middle class upbringing has shielded […]
July 26, 2016 — 17-year old Lexi Ross (Amanda Bauer, The Common Room) has her heart set on the high school football star, Greg (Andy Fischer-Price, Monsters, Inc.), so it is a thrill for her when he asks her out.She loses her virginity to Greg on their first date, an occasion he decides to videotape.Greg’s ex-girlfriend Carleigh is so upset about the fact that Greg dated Lexi that, when she finds out about the videotape, she promptly emails it around […]
July 26, 2016 — The Traverse City Film Festival, established in 2005 in Traverse City, Michigan, has been an annual event, created, according to co-founder Michael Moore, to help “save one of America’s few indigenous art forms—the cinema.”This year the feature films for the five day event will have been directed by or co-directed by women.32 films will be in competition; Maris Curran’s Five Nights in Maine, starring David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest, is one of the featured films.Michael Moore explained, “Every film in […]
July 25, 2016 — Maurice, a handsome 18-year old French boy with a troubled past that is filled with secrets, comes to Brooklyn to start over.He knows no one and has nowhere to stay; but a chance encounter with two lovely women, Kim and Betty, provides him with a home and a job at “Bizarre,” the unusual club the two women run. There he finds a world where he belongs — as the unofficial mascot of the club, he has a new family and […]
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