The Conformist 1970
Il conformista (original title)
R | 1h 53min | Drama | 22 October 1970 (USA)
This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there. Look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power. At the border of Italy and France, where Marcello and his bride have to change trains, his bosses give him a gun with a silencer. In a flashback to 1917, we learn why sex and violence are linked in Marcello’s mind.
La Canta delle marane 1961
10min | Short | 1961 (Italy)
A seemingly flattering eulogy of the existential anarchy of the young Roman sub-proletarians, their desperate vitality, their gaming communities … The film is in fact a striking social portrait and a precise denunciation, sketched without any sociological heaviness, because rich of piety and love never paternalistic. Thanks to a form with unrestricted sequence shots, the result is fully achieved and the film moves as much as it unworthy.
A Time to Remember 1988
G | 1h 17min | Drama, Music | 26 August 1988 (USA)
It is small town America in the 1950’s. Twelve year-old Angelo Villano has one dream: to someday sing like his idol, Mario Lanza. His grandmother, Mama Theresa encourages him; and his beautiful voice catches the attention of the formidable but kind Father Walsh who arranges for him to receive formal training. This infuriates Angelo’s widowed father, Frank, who wants his son to be a steelworker like him. Determined to “make a man out of him”, Frank forbids Angelo from singing. When Angelo is chased by bullies into the path of an oncoming car, he recovers all but his voice, retreating into a silent world that no one can touch. One night, locked in the church basement, the frightened Angelo experiences a spectacular vision, a true Christmas miracle, that changes his life. And when his vision and his voice return during Christmas Eve Mass, no one can deny the beauty and blessing of his amazing gift.
Alone with Mr Carter 2011
TV-G | 17min | Short, Drama, Romance | 17 September 2011 (USA)
In 1997, the year Ellen DeGeneres comes out, John is a boy who dreams of becoming a cop. He wants to confide in his neighbor, Mr. Carter, that he is secretly in love with him. Time is of the essence as the 65-year-old heterosexual detective is moving away forever.
Still Walking 2008
Aruitemo aruitemo (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 55min | Drama | 28 June 2008 (Japan)
Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother’s homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.
Murderous Children presents 4 files, 4 real stories of criminal children. The story begins in a reformatory where the most overwhelming and moving stories are gathered, showing the storms and abuses faced by children who have known abandonment, torture, rage and human disorder. Four lives that converge in the most culminating point to murder. Tweety and Cat: two teenagers who dispute their destinies in the world of drugs and human trafficking. Gerardo and Pablo: their proposal will be strong to push the people that they love the most. Carlos and Miguel: will take their inner grudges towards the most perverse. And Mariano: will have an opportunity to discover what is better? ¿kill or love?. Rather than showing a monstrous and ruthless society, it shows its most intimate, most innocent and illusive side, fractured at the most precise moment to become that they were so close to: Murderous Children. Killer children presents the most overwhelming and moving stories that show the storms, abuse and abuse faced by children who have known the abandonment, torture, rage and human disorder of the people with whom they have lived and loved. Their stories tell us the journeys, the decadence and the ruptures that have been taken to the limit of their control, the social events that have led our childhood to destroy that innocence, passing that thin thread between the illusion to become the evil and the absolute perversion. This saga not only narrates the cruelty in its reality and hopelessness, but also for the darkness of the lives portrayed, which rather than showing a monstrous and ruthless society, shows its most intimate, most innocent and hopeful side, fractured at the most precise moment the childhood.
The Mudlark 1950
Approved | 1h 39min | Drama | 28 November 1950 (USA)
In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria, which he thinks so beautiful, he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he slips past the Beefeaters and wanders about Windsor Castle, just when a state dinner is in preparation. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli is struggling hard to persuade the Queen to end her long seclusion.