Flesh and Blood 2017
1h 31min | Drama | 10 November 2017 (USA)
Based on real life events & captured in a hyperrealistic style, Flesh & Blood unapologetically straddles the line between narrative & documentary to lay bare the beautifully flawed nature of life. Reality belies fiction & vice versa as the characters in the film are played by their real-life counterparts. The central character, Mark, is played by director/actor Mark Webber & draws from elements of Mark’s actual life. The character of Guillermo (Mark’s younger brother who struggles with Asperger’s Syndrome in real life) is played by Mark Webber’s actual younger brother Guillermo & takes us on a true-to-life journey through the eyes of a misunderstood & bullied teenager. The character of Big G is played by Guillermo’s actual father who in reality & in the film is coming to grips with drug addiction, the abandonment of his son & imminent death from “Hep C”. Similarly the character of Cheri is played by Cheri Honkala, Mark’s real-life mother, anti-poverty activist & the Green Party’s nominee for vice-president in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Her activism & choices in men are a constant source of conflict in her relationships with her children. The film leads up to a pivotal scene wherein Mark the character & consequently the real-life Mark confronts a central figure from his past in hopes of finding the answers to a childhood mired in pain & an adulthood beset with addiction. In the end there is only one question: Will Mark’s life remain defined by his own Flesh & Blood?
The Wait 2013
R | 1h 36min | Drama, Thriller | 10 March 2013 (USA)
An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. One sister believes the claim, and the other staunchly opposes it until she encounters a chance at love, giving her hope that anything, even resurrection, is possible. A discordant struggle between sisters plays out in a world where the virtual and real often converge.
A college age gay man discovers how to love himself and accept love from others, despite the disapproval of his father, and tacit disapproval of his mother, who does nothing to counter his father’s overt homophobia. In reaction to being raised by hateful parents, he regularly engages in self harming activities. After one particularly harmful stunt, he ends up in the hospital emergency room, where he meets a sweet male nurse.
Ginger Meggs 1982
1h 40min | Comedy, History | 16 December 1982 (Australia)
The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He’s trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there’s fishing to be done.
A first person narrative of the exploits of a gay serial killer in deeply disturbing, controversial drama about violence, sexuality, and the imagination. Dennis, the main character, whose lead we follow on this path between what is real and what we can only hope is surreal. His friends attempt to determine if he’s truly a psychopath. The story, is told in the form of a succession of ritual-like murders, comes to life through the letters he writes to his sometime lover and best friend Julian and the object of his desire, Julian’s younger brother, Kevin. The film is set in an erotic world of sado-masochism and portrays the sexual appetites of a young man for whom killing and engorging the victim become the ultimate thrill.
R | 1h 25min | Action, Thriller | 13 October 2020 (Canada)
Nero, a former special forces agent, has moved to a quiet beach town to raise his son leaving his past life behind, but he gets rudely awakened by a phone call from a modulated voice telling him that his son has been kidnapped. In order to see his son alive again, Nero must wipe out three dangerous crime syndicates of highly-skilled criminals and kill each and every one of them. But he has to work alone and face increasing obstacles and levels of weaponry to uncover the identity of the man behind the macabre plot. The clock is ticking and Nero can’t waste any time or make any mistakes or he will risk losing his son forever.
Boys vs. Girls 2019 Comedy | 7 February 2020 (USA)
In the summer of 1990, Camp Kindlewood is forced to go co-ed for the first time in its seventy-year existence. Roger (Colin Mochrie, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), the camp director, tries to convince both sides that this is a great idea in an effort to keep the camp off the corporate chopping block. But after head counsellors Dale (Eric Osborne, Degrassi) and Amber (Rachel Dagenais, The Birder) have an awkward encounter, all bets are off. Both Dale and Amber rally their sides in an attempt to win back their camp and gain dominance over what they feel is rightfully theirs. This battle of the sets off a series of pranks and mischief, fueled by camp caretaker Coffee (Kevin McDonald, The Kids in the Hall), as the boys and girls fight for their summertime home.