Debt and unemployment are forces of oppression in Maggie’s world in this gritty story of survival. When her ambitions of becoming a nurse are shattered, Maggie turns to The Program; a short-term work commitment that promises financial freedom. But in The Program, the lines between freedom and slavery quickly blur as Maggie discovers the dark truth about life inside the work camps. Newcomer, Zara Jestadt delivers a gripping performance in this emotionally-charged cautionary tale of systemic decline in social equality and human rights.
You May Also Like
Two people meet again after more than 50 years. They were lovers once, but their lives took different turns: she married his best friend. Fifty years later, they meet again and passion flares up. But is it possible to pick up the thread of a life that unraveled fifty years ago? The story of a wonderful last love affair, which is relived with the intensity of a first.
I’m Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the film follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip-hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
A film between fiction and reality, highlighting questions about group dynamics and established hierarchies. A group of people meet for their high school reunion 20 years later. One of them talks about her being bullied and outcast and soon the former classmates fall back to the roles they used to have back in school. But this is just half of the film.
Brendan Cobbs (Jon-Paul Gates), a famous novelist, is struggling with writer’s block. His agent sends him to a remote cottage in rural England with undesirable and unwelcoming locals and no connection to the outside world. This is where he encounters Alfred, a child size doll, who can mysteriously come to life when Brendan isn’t watching him. Brendan thinks Alfred could be a great idea for his new book. But deadly consequences are about to hit Brendan as no matter what he does, he cannot seem to get rid of Alfred or his followers. Something big is coming for Brendan with the intent to kill…
An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston’s final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday dinner party (circa 1904), things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage. The movie stars Huston’s daughter, Anjelica, and was scripted by his son, Tony.
After atmospheric catastrophes send Los Angeles into chaos, three groups of survivors who escaped the city must put aside their differences to face a series of apocalyptic events. As they learn to work together they are faced with an even greater nightmare, giant gravity swells that contain thousands of giant killer bees, intent on ushering in the end of the world.
Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.