Manny coaches soccer for the fashionable Creighton Hall school, but is relieved of duty because he is ‘not a good match’ for the school. He finds a job at a Catholic home for orphans, where he forms a new soccer team, with the help of one very good player Pepe who turns out to be a girl. ‘Pepe’ is the sister of one of the orphans, who comes to the all-boy orphanage posing as a boy, because her former foster home was an abusive environment. Along the way, Manny has incurred a gambling debt, his creditors begin to lean on him, and the boys find out. They set up a soccer game and stake the outcome against Manny’s debt. If they win, the debt will be forgiven.
Manuel on the Island of Wonders 1984
Manoel dans l’île des merveilles (original title)
2h 10min | Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (1984– )
Manuel’s fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 – O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 – O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), arriving in the Future (Episode 3 – A pequena champeã de xadrez / La Petite Championne d’échecs).
Hustler White 1996
Unrated | 1h 19min | Drama, Romance | 19 July 1996 (UK)
Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen’s old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.
The Incredible Adventure of Jojo 2014
The Incredible Adventure of Jojo (And His Annoying Little Sister Avila) (original title)
PG | 1h 26min | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 2014 (USA)
A mother takes her two young children to go visit grandma out in the woods. On the way back, the mother gets into a car accident, and the two children are forced to make it back to grandma’s on their own, encountering hobos, wolves, and raging rivers along the way.
Far from the Tree 2017
1h 33min | Documentary | 20 July 2018 (USA)
Based on the NY Times bestselling book by Andrew Solomon, Far from the Tree examines the experiences of families in which parents and children are profoundly different from one another in a variety of ways.
Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their minds alone. They arrive in Los Angeles, California from Witch Mountain for a visit. When Tony uses his powers to prevent an accident, he gets into the hands of Dr. Gannon, a ruthless scientist who’s constantly striving for power over the world. He puts a device near Tony’s brain that allows him to control Tony’s will. Tia gets help from a kids gang to free Tony and save the Earth.