On the day of her big Midwestern wedding, Millie, a persnickety bride, jilts her fiance at the altar with the help of her spunky younger sister, Emma, and embarks on a life-changing adventure. Starring and produced by Shelley Long, and first feature from writer and director Morgan Dameron, DIFFERENT FLOWERS is a love letter to the heartland. Filmed entirely on location in Dameron’s hometown of Kansas City, DIFFERENT FLOWERS is about learning to follow your heart.
Written by Julie Rudd, with Bridget Everett as Melanie, Molly Shannon as Jamie, Katie Aselton as Emily, and Toni Collette as Kate in the comedy FUN MOM DINNER a Momentum Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Momentum Pictures.
Based on the novel THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING by Nancy Pickard. When Jody Linder (Maika Monroe) learns her parents’ killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while discovering the destructive power of hate and the true cost of family secrets fully revealing themselves.
PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.
What do you think teenagers are capable of? Experience a heart-stopping, inspirational year with Darien EMS—Post 53, the only ambulance service for the 20,000 residents of Darien, Connecticut, as it covers a deadly stretch of highway, responds to over 1,500 emergency calls, and is run by high school teenagers.
On the 7th date, Tara and Shawn find that their relationship is going nowhere. So they decide to come to terms with it and spend their last night together being their true selves and sharing what each of them really wants from another person. But as the evening unravels and things begin spiraling out of control, the two begin to realize that their ideal selves may not be who they imagined.
THE OTHER KIDS – A raw, intimate look into the struggles of six small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation, THE OTHER KIDS is a groundbreaking hybrid of fiction & non-fiction in which real teenagers collaborated with director Chris Brown to tell their own gripping, personal stories.
McLendon not only changed the way basketball was played but who could play it as well. Studying under James Naismith, John McLendon would become the most innovative coach in the history of basketball and in doing so would eventually integrate the college game. Following three consecutive national championships, his career would lead him to become the first professional black Coach. Quietly he became one of the most successful coaches of our time, changing the way the game would be played forever leaving us with his legacy; the Fast Break.
When the body of a drifter is discovered the same day a photographer arrives in a small farming community, the local sheriff is left to piece together a string of events that don’t quite add up.
SHE’S SEXY, SMART, SUCCESSFUL… AND STILL SINGLE Self-made career woman Vanessa A. Price can do bad all by herself. She’s got her own house, car, high paying job and a degree from Stanford. The only thing missing from her successful life is a good man.
As the US deals with civil unrest and a toxic political climate in 2017, “Hitchhiking to the Edge of Sanity” takes a look back to the turbulent social upheaval of the early 1970s and follows an idealistic writer and his soon-to-be-married photographer friend as they set out to find their purpose via a terrifying road trip across the Sahara Desert.
A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.
Legends of the Road offers a comprehensive, inspiring look at a bicycle road trip from Seattle to Kansas City, Mo, by Thomsen and a select group of students from Seattle and Victoria BC. that drew attention to a forgotten piece of African American and American history. In 2000, “Legends of the Road” tour commemorated the 100th anniversary of barnstorming.
Two friends who recently lost their fathers embark on a journey with their friend who is traveling to meet his Biological father for the first time at the age of thirty three. A heart breaking and heart mending story filled with loss, love, laughter, and simply a unforgettable ending.
STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
When his sister is strangled by her jealous boyfriend, Jeremy expects swift justice to follow. But the killer’s father is a corrupt policeman who rigs the murder trial. The son walks free, but days later his body is found on a dark street … and Jeremy is running for his life.
America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new population of veterans: service members so severely disabled they would have died in previous wars, but because of advanced battlefield tactics and medical technology they survive. AMERICAN VETERAN is a feature length documentary portrait of one such soldier, Army Sergeant Nick Mendes. At age 21, Nick was paralyzed from the neck down by a massive I.E.D. in Afghanistan. AMERICAN VETERAN follows Nick through the five year period after his injury and his sometimes harrowing, sometimes romantic, and often surprisingly funny life.
Aram, the Iranian Armenian youth who has immigrated to the US in childhood returns to Armenia for the first time to propose to an Armenian girlfriend Aram met and lived with in the US. Aram sees many cultural, religious, and national differences on the one day trip, but harder obstacles are ahead.
The center of the North American continent was once a vast sea of grasses. “We grow up hearing about the rainforest being destroyed, but no one talks about Prairie.” The eastern edge of the Great Plains evolved a rich diversity including it’s signature species the Greater Prairie Chicken. Set in legend, decimated throughout settlement history, this bird’s true importance within this complex ecological community was finally recognized by scientists, its fate now lies solely within our hands. What secret keys do the grasses and this symbolic bird hold to the fate of humanity?
Big Sonia is a documentary film about a tiny woman with huge impact. Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia Warshawski is a tiny woman with a huge personality. Diva, business owner and Holocaust survivor, Sonia has just been served an eviction notice for John’s Tailoring, the last (and most popular) shop of a dying mall in suburban Kansas City. Sonia struggles with retirement, while her life lessons span generations.
PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom explores a controversial practice in Thailand’s criminal justice system where inmates can earn their freedom by winning a series of Muay Thai fights. Can violent men redeem themselves through violent acts?
A link is wrongly made between the secret birth of a stillborn baby and the brutal murder of another, found 50 miles away.
At a time where online dating could prove fatal, Jack and Kristy decide they’re ready meet in person. Aiming for an adventurous first date, they plan a weekend getaway to the woodlands of rural Missouri. While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest has in store.
Pwn3d is a movie about Joe, an Asian American boy, his friend, Bo, and their clumsy adventure with a verbally abusive goldfish. Joe is having a hard time beating a video game while also not winning at life.
A psychologist engages a young genius in a dangerous battle of wits — unaware of the supernatural power the girl possesses, or that her life hangs in the balance.
What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting multiethnic autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. As they vie for state and national championships, what happens next alters the course of the boys’ lives. “Swim Team” chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.
“The American Artist” is a biographical docu-drama about Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham. He was a successful artist, politician, and family man … but it all fell apart. His home, family, career, and life’s work were all but lost as the American Civil War split his world in two. A century after his death, George Caleb Bingham’s work was not only rediscovered, it is celebrated as a National Treasure. His paintings, his politics, his life are a testament to his perseverance, ingenuity, and unwavering determination. An America, long since forgotten, is preserved through his life’s work.
Neglected by her family, Fall, an eclectic elder with good intentions but extreme measures, finds little companionship in our hyper-busy world. When she comes across Adam, a young street musician selling his keyboard, she buys it on a whim under the pretense of wanting to learn piano. Suspicious and wary, Adam agrees to teach her and quickly finds himself captured in an unsteady home with one feisty lady.
Asia Bradford was adopted from Korea, but she doesn’t speak Korean. She apparently doesn’t speak New York either, because everyone seems to think she’s from somewhere else. “I get it .. I’m Yellow!” she angrily writes on her blog, “stop asking me where I’m from!” It’s bad enough that everyone in New York thinks she’s not American, but to top it all off, her “culturally sensitive” white parents decided to dress up in Korean hanboks for the Christmas card this year! Seriously! So, where does she actually fit in, if she doesn’t belong in New York or her so-called “homeland?”
Chasing his dream of a simpler life, John Ubaldo, aka “John Boy,” a successful Wall Street investment banker, called it quits after losing a best friend in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. John went from stock market to farm market and bought 185 acres in upstate N.Y. Seeking to live a quiet life, he wanted to farm the way it was done 100 years ago. His dream to live a traditional agrarian life, though, gets complicated when John comes up against Big Ag and realizes that he is not in sync with today’s prevailing agricultural methods.
This portrait of courage under fire celebrates NYC’s first openly transgender firefighter. For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Transitioning from male to female in what is still an overwhelmingly macho profession proves a challenge for her coworkers and her family, while her boyfriend reckons with the impact of Brooke’s newly public profile on his parents.
Inspired by an actual friendship between the director’s mother and his mother’s best friend, ‘The Tree’ is a poignant, heart-warming story about an 88 year-old widow (Dorothy Thorp) who takes a road trip from Wamego, Kansas, back to Terre Haute, Indiana, to visit her oldest and dearest childhood friend.
The story of five orphan baby monkeys in South Africa and the struggle to save their home.