Antoine and Colette 1962
Antoine et Colette (original title)
32m | Short, Comedy, Drama | 22 June 1962 (France)
This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature L’amour à vingt ans (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love. After indulging in much delinquency in his youth, seventeen year old Antoine Doinel, having been provided opportunity to get out of that delinquent life, is now an upstanding member of society working for Philips Records, which allows him to indulge in his love of music. At the Youth Concerts, he has noticed the same young woman at several performances, she who he would like to get to know. She is Colette, the two who do begin to date. Colette treats Antoine like a buddy, while Antoine has fallen in love with her. His pursuit of getting Colette to be his exclusive girlfriend is helped on the surface in the fact that Colette’s parents like him and encourage their dating. He uses grand romantic gestures to try and prove his love. Will Colette ultimately fall under Antoine’s romanticism?
A young boy, Teddy Rogers is devastated by a tragic accident and taken from his family to pay a penance which forces him into a life of hard labor. Four years later, he escapes to the town of Maysville where he finds love and a hopeful future, but is soon hunted and haunted by his past. Teddy must begin to forgive himself and challenge the demons that pursue him in order to find the life he so desperately desires.
Six midwestern men all survivors of childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy come together to direct a drama therapy-inspired experiment designed to collectively work through their trauma. As part of a radically collaborative filmmaking process, they create fictional scenes based on memories, dreams and experiences, meant to explore the church rituals, culture and hierarchies that enabled silence around their abuse. In the face of a failed legal system, we watch these men reclaim the spaces that allowed their assault, revealing the possibility for catharsis and redemption through a new-found fraternity.
A Boy Like That 2021
1h 27m | Drama | April 2021 (USA)
Harold, a middle-aged Mexican theatre acting coach, travels to New York and finds himself obsessing over a precocious teenage boy named Felix, who he believes is the reincarnation of his first childhood love.
Former minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker is a lazy, beer swilling swimming pool cleaner who takes money to coach the Bears, a bunch of disheveled misfits who have virtually no baseball talent. Realizing his dilemma, Coach Buttermaker brings aboard girl pitching ace Amanda Whurlizer, the daughter of a former girlfriend, and Kelly Leak, a motorcycle punk who happens to be the best player around. Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees.
I Carry You with Me 2020
1h 51m | Drama | 8 July 2021 (Mexico)
An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New York, where life will never be the same.
All Together 2020
Tuttinsieme (original title)
1h 22min | Documentary | 31 August 2020 (Italy)
The intimate dialogue between two fathers who trace back the last four years of the growth of their twins. They remember how their children coped with, in different ages, living in a family with two fathers, answering their companions’ questions about the mother or playing on names and roles. Relive the strenuous battle of senator Monica Cirinnà to give Italy a law on civil unions. As they cultivate the affectionate relationship with the American families of the “dede” and the “dona” who allowed the birth of the children as they too participate in the celebration of the civil union of the couple. They seek, among different sensitivities, the names to be given to people of extended families created with assisted procreation techniques.
A Year of Hope 2017
1h 24min | Documentary | 18 November 2017 (Netherlands)
A Year of Hope is about life on the streets of Manila. You will hear the horrible stories of Pablo, Justin, and some of the other boys. Thankfully their lives change during their year in Stairway Foundation. It’s an NGO located on an island in the Philippines far away from Manila. They’re there to get a proper education, eat nutritious food, have fun, and be introduced to new things. But sadly even in a place like Stairway, the gruesome streets of Manila are still lurking in the backs of the children’s minds.
8min | Short, Drama | January 2020 (Spain)
David attends a family meeting. His brother, Miguel, needs someone to take care of his daughter Miriam for a few days. During the lunch, David remembers a terrible moment that happened years ago in a swimming pool.