East Palace, West Palace 1996
Dong gong xi gong (original title)
1h 30min | Drama | 24 July 1998 (USA)
In China, homosexuality isn’t illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for “hooliganism”. The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself interrogated for a whole night. His life-story which he tells during the interrogation reflects the general repression of the Chinese society. The policeman’s attitude shifts from the initial revulsion to fascination and, finally, to attraction.
R | 1h 36min | Drama | 23 September 2016 (USA)
Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests him and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.
A Billion Colour Story 2016
1h 45min | Drama | October 2016 (India)
In a world rapidly being torn asunder by violence, racism and suspicion, there is a growing despondence and a feeling that almost all of humanity is at cross purposes, and most of it at war. There is a dire need for reassurance that not all is lost, that the fundamental goodness of humanity is still intact. There need to be more love stories than revenge dramas, more stories of real life heroes than superhero sagas. There need to be more stories that reinforce our faith in each other rather than a mythical messiah who might never arrive to save us. A Billion Colour Story is one such story.
Witnessing an assassination, a boy claims the assassins are hunting him. With his older sister, the pair escape numerous attacks and are aided by their grandfather and a resourceful young bystander even under the spectre of martial law.
The Chumscrubber 2005
R | 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama | 5 October 2006 (Germany)
The Chumscrubber starts out with Troy, a normal teenager who supplies “feel good” pills to everyone in his high school (this way he spreads happiness all around). But when his friend Dean pays him a visit, Dean discovers Troy has hanged himself in his bedroom during one of his mother’s pool parties. After the death, three local teens: Billy, Lee, and Crystal, want what’s left of Troy’s stash of pills and they know that Dean is the only one who knows where they are. But when Dean refuses to get the pills, the three teens kidnap Dean’s little brother, until they realize they’ve kidnapped the wrong kid.
R | 1h 47min | Biography, Drama | 5 November 2010 (USA)
Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother’s (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.