Now & Later 2009
Unrated | 1h 39min | Drama | 18 February 2011 (USA)
Angela an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles stumbles across Bill, a disgraced banker on the run.Through sex, conversation ranging from politics to philosophy, and other worldly pleasures, Angela introduces Bill to another worldview.
Young & Beautiful 2013
Jeune et jolie (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 35min | Drama, Romance | 25 April 2014 (USA)
French teenager Isabelle is spending her summer holiday with her middle-class family in the south of France and decides to lose her virginity with German teenager Felix. Then she returns to Paris with her mother Sylvie, her stepfather Patrick and her younger brother Victor. Then Isabelle works as a call girl using the nickname Lea, meeting old men. She feels affection for her client Georges that is married with a daughter. When Georges dies from a heart attack while having sex with Isabelle in a hotel, she flees but the police investigate and identify her. The detectives in charge of the investigation disclose to Sylvie, who is devastated.
The Double Plus Fifteen 2019
El doble más quince (original title)
1h 38min | Drama | 21 March 2019 (Spain)
Ana is a 45-year-old doctor who seems to have accomplished everything in life. She is the mother of two children, has a good husband, the job of her dreams and yet everything produces unbearable boredom. Her life has ended in the habit of a life in which her goals have already been met. She begins to have a crisis in which she longs for the adventures and fun of youth. It is there where Eric appears, a minor teenager worried about his future: uncertainty, precariousness and loneliness flood her thoughts. The need to escape from their respective lives and live an experience far from life disenchantment unite them. They meet in a dating app and both lie about their ages. When they meet face to face, remorse and adrenaline start in equal parts. She discovers that she can find the understanding and the missing spark by talking for hours with Eric.
1h 30min | Drama | 2 October 2020 (Ireland)
Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive gure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at work a recent takeover threatens his job. Unable to share his vulnerability with his wife, Colm’s world is falling apart around him. In the midst of this crisis, Colm solicits sex from a young man called Jay. This encounter and his growing infatuation has a deep effect on Colm. He finds a comfort in Jay that no one else can provide.
Sweet Old World 2012
Not Rated | 1h 26min | Drama | 25 March 2012 (USA)
Sweet Old World is inspired by my personal documentary film, The Band (PBS series P.O.V., 1998), in which I followed my son through his junior year in high school as we both struggled with the death of his brother seven years earlier. It tells the fictional story of a father (Brian) and teenage son (Ethan) whose lives were shattered when the son’s brother was killed in an accident seven years earlier. Both trapped in their own private grief and pain, their relationship has grown strained and cold over the years. The return of the dead son’s best friend, who had left town with his family after the accident, causes Brian and Ethan’s carefully constructed protective shells to shatter-bringing them both to the brink of disaster and the potential for a new life and relationship. Throughout, the story is driven by Ethan, whose new found, and seemingly uncharacteristic willingness to flirt with danger under the influence of his brother’s friend forces Brian to confront his own buried grief. Filming in the Summer and Fall of 2010, that story will be told in the midst of a typical year in the life of the South Pasadena High School Marching Band in South Pasadena, California, as a hundred disparate teenagers and their teachers start from scratch to mold a complex program of music and motion. We are filming the narrative story with actors who become part of the band and live through that experience while their story unfolds.
Don’t Be a Dick About It 2018
1h 9min | Comedy | 20 December 2019 (USA)
Two red-headed kids fight a lot, eat a lot, and grow up a little in a goofy coming of age story that looks at the small things in life that define who we are, or at least define that we’re all dicks. Matthew has braces, likes soccer and has an irrational and extreme fear of dogs. Peter is obsessed with the reality TV show Survivor, loves the letter “C” and is terrified of Cheerios, the breakfast cereal. We follow these two brothers as they struggle to overcome their own fears, learn to accept each other’s differences but mostly just piss each other off. Through playfully constructed vérité scenes, Don’t Be A Dick About It explores expectations and imagination, fears and hopes, being normal and being weird.
Jump Ashin! 2011
Fan gun ba! A Xin (original title)
2h 6min | Drama, Sport | 12 August 2011 (Taiwan)
A Taiwanese boy joins gymnastics at school and has talent for it. His mother forces him to stop and help with the family business. He goes on a downward spiral of fighting etc. Hitting rock bottom he decides to pursue his dream again.