Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz doesn't seem to care. Once Gray breaks through Fritz's defenses, however, she finally sees why her fiancé thought so highly of him. As they spend more time together, Gray learns that her chances for love have not died out with her fiancé. But when some surprise guests show up on their doorstep, it'll take the love of all of her new friends to help Gray learn that life may be messy, but love is messier.
John (played by Erik Clausen) is in prison for petty crime. His son is getting married and he has been granted accompanied leave to attend. The provincial Bo (played by Jesper Asholt) accompanies him.
Taylor Reynolds, a typical suburban mom, who made some bad life decisions and was sentenced to three years in jail for a DUI and possession of drugs. After her release, Taylor fights the stigma of her past misdeeds, works to regain the support of her daughter Bianca and husband Jeff, and once again become a contributing member of society. But just when Taylor's life is getting back on track, her former cellmate and career criminal, Meghan Flanagan, unexpectedly appears and invades Taylor's world. Meghan has a devious plan. She wants Taylor to come clean and confess the truth behind her early release. Taylor will stop at nothing to keep her family safe from Meghan, even if it means stepping back into the world she ultimately escaped.
Takayuki (Takao Osawa) is an elementary school teacher in Tokyo. He is seized with Behçet's syndrome, and will gradually lose his sight. He resigns from his job and leaves his girlfriend, Yoko (Yuriko Ishida) to return to his hometown, Nagasaki, where his mother lives. Takayuki spends his days strolling around Nagasaki, to imprint familiar scenes on his memory. Yoko visits him and insists on staying. Takayuki has major concerns for her future, and his own life. He drives her away, for her own good. After days of affliction, the two reunite. The story leads to an emotive conclusion, the end of his spiritual journey.
Exploring the musical concept of "release," this film is a haunting found-footage study in the plurality of visual and auditory meanings of the term. A series of collaborative works pairing artists working in visual and auditory mediums, the Études meditate on individual musical concepts through experiments with sound and film. Étude 1a: Release (I) is the first in this series and is directed by filmmaker Russell Sheaffer and composer Aaron Michael Smith.
Husband and wife dance couple separate when she pursues a career overseas. He stays behind to raise their daughter with his mother.
Modern punk and Hardcore documentary Featuring bands 454 Big Block, Agent Orange, Bad Religion, Battery, Blink-182, Bloodlet, Bouncing Souls, Deadguy, Despair, Earth Crisis, Endeavor, Face to Face, Good Riddance, H2O, Hatebreed, Homegrown, Ignite, Less Than Jake, Lifetime, Madball, MXPX, Quit, Shelter, Sick of It All, Squirtgun, Tripface, Vacant Andys, Vision of Disorder, Weston, Yuppicide
On March 17, 1930, a crowd assembled outside Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary in hopes of witnessing Al Capone's release from prison. Morrison and Vijay Iyer turn a single archival panning shot of that scene - origianally filmed in 1930 by Jack Painter - and its accompanying audio track - recorded in 1930 by Addison Tice -- into a split-screen surround sound panoramic film that continually doubles back on itself, creating a short cinematic meditation on the nature of spectacle and spectatorship.
Are we as human beings any longer able to live in the world we built for ourselves or do we have to go back to our roots to be happy? A young man settles out to a journey into wildest nature in search for an answer.
A prison story. Father Jack finds love with a male guard in the prison. Some of the other inmates suspect he's been sentenced for paedophilia.
A couple plots to murder a random stranger just for the thrill of it, but things turn ugly when one of them decides not to go through with it.
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Kasumi Yuka heads the cast of this silly softcore film from Hisayasu Sato, the usually far more sober cult filmmaker known for grim depictions of alienation and sadism. Yuka plays a cranky harridan who uses her vibrator to administer questionably effective punishment to people who annoy her.
In July 2015, former State Department intelligence analyst Stephen Kim was released after serving 11 months in federal prison. Once a rising star and leading expert on North Korea and nuclear disarmament, Kim fought the US government’s harsh prosecution for four years before pleading guilty to charges of mishandling classified information in violation of the Espionage Act. After losing his home, family, friends and career, Stephen recounts his time in prison and contemplates what to do with the beginning of the rest of his life. Filmed several months after Stephen’s return from prison, The Release is a follow-up to The Surrender.
In The Release, professional dancers enact a classic football gesture as a rhythmic dance. Intentionally slowing down the speed of 16mm film, Everson divorces the moves from their original functionality, revealing their engagement with the entire body and surrounding environment. Drawing connections between athletics and performance, the film foregrounds the art inherent in sport.
Fix and Release explores the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a small turtle trauma centre in Peterborough Ontario Canada as it fights to even the odds for survival that freshwater turtles face in a modern world.
In a war torn country, a female teacher and comic writer lives with her students in a boarding school. To calm horrified children who have no hope in our terrifying world, she keeps telling them a story every night. Stories about her childhood imaginary hero who has become a part of her life. But one night the school is attacked and destroyed so she has to accompany two of her students to find their parents. They start a journey during which she finds some signs of her imaginary hero in real world. Up until that time she thought that man who had become her hero was just a part of her stories but now with these signs, she knows that he's real. She is determined to find him but she has big problem, she knows nothing about him.
This collection of award-winning short films from France, Denmark, Korea, Belgium, China, Germany, Holland, Australia, Mexico and Hungary includes a few standouts. Among them is The Fly, which won an Oscar for animation. Other entries include Lars from 1-10, in which director Lars von Trier sets forth his moviemaking rules; Burnout, which screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival; and Du Cote de la Cote, which shows off a young Brigitte Bardot's assets.
Pete Wentz, bassist with the pop-punk band Fallout Boy, directed this home video fusion of music and mayhem, much of which was shot during the making of the video that accompanied the band's My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue EP. Clandestine Industries Presents Release the Bats features an array crazy stunts and don't-try-this-at-home comedy, scored to music by Fallout Boy and their pals Gym Class Heroes, Armor For Sleep and Underoath; along the way, we also get some live footage of Fallout Boy on stage.
Two fanatical Eastern European girls come to the fashionable East London to prepare for Jesus's return, by performing a 'homemade' exorcism on a tortoise that listens to death heavy metal.