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AFM deals reliant on trusted headline talent BY JEREMY KAY
Universal punches for Chinese Zodiac BY LIZ SHACKLETON
Jackie & JJ International has sold Jackie Chan’s action adventure Chinese Zodiac to Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) for a slew of territories including North America, UK and eastern Europe. UPIE has also acquired the film for Australasia, Africa, France, Portugal, Italy and Spain. The deal was negotiated by Ramy Choi on behalf of Jackie & JJ and Jasper van Hecke on behalf of UPIE. Chan directed and stars in the film, which was released in China in December 2012 and has so far earned more than $180m worldwide. Filmed on location across five continents and seven countries, Chinese Zodiac follows a treasurehunter (Chan) searching the world for ancient relics. Chan broke Guinness World Records’ figures for the most stunts performed by a living actor and the most credits in one movie while making the film. Chan’s next project, Police Story 2013, will be released in December. Ding Sheng is directing the film, which stars Chan, Liu Ye and actress Jing Tian.
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The comings and goings of familiar faces dominated the agenda as the market bid farewell to a beloved friend. If the imminent closure of Focus Features International came as little surprise, the confirmation on the first day by parent company Universal still packed a punch. Alison Thompson and her team have spent the market attending to outstanding business with partners while Sierra/Affinity, a potential sales agent of choice for the Focus slate going forward, took over Somnia and Oculus. Elsewhere an over-reliance on famous faces caused problems.
Sales agents bemoaned the challenge of finding packages with the tiny pool of headline talent acceptable to buyers, at the expense of more affordable newcomers. Johnny Depp has lost none of his lustre. The upcoming adventure Mortdecai was one of several new titles on Lionsgate International’s prestige slate alongside Gods Of Egypt and the reimagining of Point Break. All had sold out by Saturday. Patrick Wachsberger also screened footage from Wally Pfister’s sci-fi epic Transcendence. “For us, it’s been absolutely fantastic,” he said of AFM. Other must-haves in a market short on such projects were QED
Filmax inks US deal on zombie-thriller Returned BY ANDREAS WISEMAN
LevelFILM has picked up US rights to zombie-thriller The Returned from Spanish genre hub Filmax. Kris Holden-Ried, Emily Hampshire and Shawn Doyle star in director Manuel Carballo’s thriller from the producers behind the [REC] franchise. The Canada-Spain co-production between Ramaco Media and Filmax follows a young couple hiding a long-held secret in a postzombie world, where the infected live normal lives until their retroviral drug starts to run out. The film had its world premiere at Sitges and also played at Busan, Strasbourg and Trieste.
The US theatrical and day-anddate VoD release is set for February 14, 2014. Previous deals include for Canada (eOne), Japan (Shochiku),
Too close to home at Pitch Conference Experts Tobin Armbrust and Cassian Elwes advised aspiring film-makers to be specific in their pitches to executives, as they listened to aspirants propose their passion projects at the AFM Pitch Conference yesterday. Armbrust, president of worldwide production and acquisitions for
International’s Tom Hardy Yakuza thriller The Outsider, Corsan’s Expiration with Bruce Willis, HanWay’s Brooklyn and IFT’s Your Voice In My Head. Good Universe’s Rocketman — reportedly carrying a $15m UK price tag — and Embankment’s Boychoir were also hot sellers. Talent attachments Elton John, Hardy and Dustin Hoffman were among a celebrity coterie that swung into Santa Monica to meet buyers. Don Cheadle talked up his Miles Davis biopic, Kill The Trumpet Player, for IM Global and Russell Crowe enthused about directorial debut The Water Diviner for Mister Smith.
Exclusive Media, asked one pitcher to add in “more specificity in plot and more specificity in tone”. Armbrust advised: “You need a point of access for the audience. People love detail — it’s what makes certain movies really work.” He added: “If you were pitching
Billy Elliott, you’d give details of a few specific scenes.” Producer-agent Elwes advised another slightly generic pitcher: “It might be helpful to say, ‘This is the kind of actor I’m thinking of.’” He added: “I usually hate it when pitches reference other films too much. But you could reference other
Australia (Vendetta), Latin America (Corazon), Middle East (Gulf ), India (PVR), Singapore (Scorpio), Taiwan (Catchplay) and Indonesia (Queen).
films to give a sense of the kind of film you’re envisioning. That starts to make us think, ‘That’s the style.’” Things hit a little too close to home when one man pitched a buddy comedy called My AFM, about a washed-up agent and an aspiring young writer whose paths cross as they try to pitch a project at AFM. Elwes said: “I don’t want to be mean, but there’s no chance this movie is
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Buyers drive on Autobahn BY JEREMY KAY
IM Global’s car-chase thriller Autobahn has sold to a raft of territories led by eOne for the UK, Canada and Benelux. Eran Creevy of Welcome To The Punch fame will direct Nicholas Hoult and Amber Heard. IM Global fully financed. Deals closed in Germany (Universum), Latin America (Sun), Switzerland (Impuls), Spain (Aurum), Russia and eastern Europe (Top Film), Israel (United King), Middle East (Italia) and South Africa (Ster Kinekor). EIM took airline rights and Apsara will distribute in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand. IM Global’s AFM slate also includes Don Cheadle’s Kill The Trumpet Player and Mark Strongstarrer Ad Inexplorata.
going to get made.” Armbrust added that the film was “incredibly specific, my wife barely knows what the AFM is… You could take the story and make it a little broader and widen it.” Both executives agreed one pitfall they see from writer-directors is when pitching films about filmmaking. “Movie-biz movies don’t work,” Elwes said. Wendy Mitchell
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Alvernia hooks up with Maltha BY ANDREAS WISEMAN
Polish studio Alvernia is to collaborate with Dutch producer San Fu Maltha on an initiative to bring more independent productions to the studio. Alvernia plans to invite independent producers to co-produce two to three projects a year with budgets of up to $4m, with Alvernia and Maltha coming up with 50% of the budgets. Eligible projects for the scheme must be in the English language, of a “mainstream genre” and preproduction must be completed with director and lead cast secured. The team will consider European locations for shooting, but stipulate that post-production must be completed at the Polish studio. Alvernia’s head of production Anna Rozalska has been splitting time between Los Angeles and Poland in recent months in a bid to build production partnerships for the studio. During Toronto, the studio announced a partnership with Brett Ratner to produce Magnitude 9, Agnieszka Vosloo’s updated version of Madame Butterfly.
Exclusive pacts for Moon, extends Front Row deal BY JEREMY KAY
Exclusive Media has partnered on the untitled Keith Moon biopic under an expanded relationship with Da Vinci Media Ventures, and has also extended its Middle East output deal with Front Row by four years. The arrangement with New York’s Da Vinci, led by UK-based entrepreneur Toby Moores and US executive Wendy Rutland, covers a multi-film development and financing deal. First to go is the Keith Moon project, on which The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Exclusive Media chairman and CEO Nigel
Sinclair have collaborated for a number of years. Rutland will serve as an executive producer. Daltrey said: “The Keith Moon project is one close to my heart so I’m excited to reinvigorate it and grateful to Wendy, Toby and Da Vinci for their support.”
Cassel feels the Love in Rio This exclusive first image shows Vincent Cassel in new omnibus Rio, I Love You. WestEnd Films handles US and international sales, while Warner Bros handles distribution in Brazil and Latin America. Principal photography is under way with Carlos Saldanha, Im Sang-soo, Stephan Elliott, Fernando Meirelles, Paolo Sorrentino, Guillermo Arriaga, Andrucha Waddington, Nadine Labaki and Jose Padilha among those directing segments. Grammy awardwinning recording artist Gilberto Gil is composing the title song. The film is set for delivery in the spring. Wendy Mitchell
Lion Men roars in Singapore BY WENDY MITCHELL
Singapore-based mm2 Entertainment is in the final weeks of shooting on The Lion Men, a two-part martial-arts action comedy. Jack Neo, director of local boxoffice hit Ah Boys To Men, directs the film, which involves the famous Chinese New Year lion dance, looking at rival dance troupes. Production distribution and marketing company mm2 will distribute in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan starting at the end of January, timed to Chinese New Year. The company also holds international rights. Mm2 executive director Melvin Ang said of Neo: “He has directed more than 20 movies, he understands what the local audiences want.” The film wraps its Singapore shoot this week before moving on to shoot scenes in China. Mm2 produces or co-produces 10-12 films a year and distributes another five to eight titles.
Exclusive, Moores and Rutland announced in Cannes a rolling four-film equity deal under which Moores/Da Vinci took an equity stake in select Exclusive Media titles. The renewed deal with Hisham Al-Ghanim and Gianluca Chakra of Front Row Filmed Entertainment covers the Exclusive Media slate through 2017. Titles include Dark Places, A Walk Among The Tombstones, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death and Pele. President of international sales and distribution Alex Walton and Akshay Mehta negotiated the deal with Al-Ghanim and Chakra.
Nun on the run for Arclight Arclight Films has been at AFM talking up The Letters, starring Juliet Stevenson as Mother Teresa. Max Von Sydow and Rutger Hauer round out the key cast in the drama about the efforts to turn the late nun into a saint. William Riead directs the recently completed drama, which shot in a number of locations including India. “We are quite fortunate to be able to bring The Letters, a film that is both lifeaffirming and heartfelt with a message that will deeply touch and inspire audiences all around the world,” said Arclight Films managing director Gary Hamilton. “It is a powerful story that will move anyone who sees it.” Jeremy Kay
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eOne takes Hunted, April Apocalypse BY JEREMY KAY
eOne Films US has pounced on North American rights to horrorthriller The Hunted and zombiecomedy April Apocalypse. Josh Stewart wrote, directed and stars in The Hunted and Brett Forbes and Patrick Rizzotti produced through Fortress Features. Cinema Management Group handles international sales. The story follows two hunters bidding for their own reality TV show who encounter trouble in
the West Virginia mountains. WME Global negotiated the deal. Jarret Tarnol directed April Apocalypse, about a loser who becomes a ferocious zombie slayer. Brent Tarnol wrote the screenplay and the pair produced through Tarnol Group. Reece Thompson, Rebekah Brandes and Brent Tarnol star. Preferred Content’s Zac Bright negotiated the deal. Dan Fisher represented eOne for both films.
UK’s Koch adds staff Koch Media’s UK distribution wing has added new staff to its theatrical ranks. Ben Luxford, formerly head of theatrical distribution at Curzon Artificial Eye, joins as head of distribution from January. Chriscilla Philogene, who headed LoveFilm’s brand marketing division, joins as head of theatrical marketing. Reporting directly to Luxford are Philogene, head of theatrical sales David Woodward, head of home entertainment marketing Peter Ballard and publicity manager Georgie Rennie. Luxford will report to Paul Nicholls, director of sales and marketing across the film and games divisions for northern Europe. Andreas Wiseman
AFM BRIEFS RLJ finds its Suspect RLJ Entertainment subsidiary One Village Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Stuart Connelly’s psychological thriller The Suspect, starring Mekhi Phifer. ITN Distribution handles international sales at AFM.
Oscilloscope takes US on Byrkit’s Coherence Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired US rights to James Byrkit’s Coherence from Gersh, as Independent continues talks with international buyers at AFM.
MPI tracks down Bigfoot MPI Media Group has taken all US rights to Bobcat Goldthwait’s Bigfoot title Willow Creek, starring Bryce Johnson and Alexie Gilmore. Kaleidoscope represents international sales at AFM.
Aspect makes Gabler play Aspect Film has taken on worldwide sales rights to Matthew John’s period drama adaptation of Hedda Gabler, currently in post. Rita Ramnani takes the lead role. The cast also includes Jon-Paul Gates, Samantha Hunt, David Butler and Francisco Ortiz.
ScreenLaunch digs Beck Australia-based sales and distribution company ScreenLaunch is financing US filmmaker Christina Beck’s US sex comedy Dig Me (with Diana Ward producing) and also repping Beck’s completed feature Perfection.
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Market 09:00 Decoding Annie Parker
Drama. 91 mins. Dir: Steven Bernstein. Cast: Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Alice
08:30 Louis Cyr
Drama. 133 mins. Dir: Daniel Roby. Cast: Antoine Bertrand, Guillaume Cyr, Stephanie Heroux, Rose-Maite Erkoreka, Gilbert Sicotte, Eliane Gagnon, Gil Bellows, Cliff Saunders, Normand Carriere, Amelie Grenier, Charles-Olivier Pelletier. Entertainment One. Louis Cyr, the son of textile workers expatriated to the US, decides to change his destiny and pursue the title of the strongest man in the world. Laemmle 3
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
Action/adventure/martial arts/mystery. 133 mins. Dir: Hark Tsui. Cast: Mark Zhao, Angelababy Yang, Carina Lau. Huayi Brothers Media Corporation.
Eve. Radiant Films International. Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer. Ocean
The young Dee Renjie arrives in the Imperial Capital, intent on become an officer of the law. Empress Wu, who is at the start of her reign, has sent Detective Yuchi to investigate a sea monster that stalks the city at night. By chance, both Dee and Yuchi fight off the creature when it attacks a ceremonial procession carrying the beautiful courtesan Yin to be sacrificed at a temple to appease the Gods. AMC Santa Monica 3
08:45 Half of a Yellow Sun
Drama. 120 mins. Dir: Biyi Bandele. Cast: Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejoifor. Metro International Entertainment. An epic love story weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war. Laemmle 1
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09:00 The Adulteen
Comedy. 88 mins. Dir: Tristan Seguela. Cast: Laurent Lafitte, Victor George, Christophe Malavoy. TF1 International. Arnaud Mustier, 34, is a living symbol of success. Lawyer and hyperactive philosopher, he can be quite irritating sometimes. However, this apparent perfection is about to be shattered. A few pimples, odd behaviour, and the diagnosis is made: Arnaud suffers from L.T.C.D., a rare pathology that makes male patients go through a late teen crisis. As he opens up to a whole new world of intense youth, he starts to seriously freak out the people around him… starting with his teenage brother. Broadway 2
Comedy. 100 mins. Dir: Cedric Klapisch. Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou. Studiocanal. Xavier’s life is turned upside down when his wife Wendy announces she’s moving to NY and taking the kids. A few months later, he’s on a trans-Atlantic flight as well. From fathering a child for a lesbian couple, to marrying a ChineseAmerican to get papers, to
reigniting a flame with his first love, Xavier and his world really does seem like a Chinese puzzle.
Dir: Katsuhide Motoki. Cast: Hiroshi Tamaki, Rin Takanashi. GAGA Corporation.
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Action/adventure/ thriller. 110 mins. Dir: George Basha, David Field. Cast: David Field, David Roberts. Galloping Films. Sent to prison for manslaughter, Ray is challenged both physically and mentally by a sadistic prison boss.
Documentary. 88 mins. Dir: Evan Jackson Leong. Cast: Jeremy Lin, Gie Ming, Shirley Lin, Josh Lin, Joseph Lin. Fortissimo Films. Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, allIvy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.
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The Hooligan Factory
Comedy. 87 mins. Dir: Nick Nevern. Cast: Jason Maza, Nick Nevern, Tom Burke, Steven O’Donnell, Josef Altin. Altitude Film Sales. Dex, Danny and The Hooligan Factory travel the length of the country on a mission to re-establish their firm’s glory days. The police are closing in but with Danny on their side, and Dex finding his old form, who knows where this may lead. After all, it’s a funny old game. AMC Santa Monica 7
It All Began When I Met You
Romance. 110 mins.
Romantic comedy. 97 mins. Dir: Megan Griffiths. Cast: Toni Collette, Ryan Eggold, Thomas Haden Church. The Works. Introduces us to Ellie Klug, a veteran journalist for a struggling music magazine, who reluctantly agrees to take an assignment to investigate the disappearance of a revered local musician who also happens to be Ellie’s ex-boyfriend. For the ensuing road trip, she grudgingly accepts the companionship of
music-hating, aspiring documentarian Charlie, whose confusion regarding matters of the heart is only matched by his inept filmmaking. AMC Santa Monica 5
Drama. 110 mins. Dir: Nabil Ben Yadir. Cast: Charlotte Le Bon, Hafsia Herzi, Jamel Debbouze, Lubna Azabal, M’barek Belkouk, Olivier Gourmet, Tewfik Jaliab, Vincent Rottiers. EuropaCorp. In 1983, in a France plagued by racism and inequality, and after a final police blunder that could have ended in tragedy, three teenagers embark in a peaceful march between Marseille and Paris. Hundreds will join them along the way. Laemmle 2
Horror. 85 mins. Dir: Sabu. Cast: Makoto Togashi, Ayaka Komatsu, Toru Tezuka. Celluloid Dreams / Celluloid Nightmares. A rich doctor with his wife and son receive a mysterious large box. It contains a cage with a living undead sitting peacefully inside, along with an instruction manual “Do not feed meat »
– will become feral” and a gun in case human life is threatened. Miss Zombie becomes the docile servant of the house, endlessly scrubbing the walkaway on her knees. The young son of the family is fascinated by her and this attraction will trigger a chain of unexpected events. Broadway 4
Comedy/drama. 101 mins. Dir: Holger Haase. Cast: Florian David Fitz, Henry Hubchen, Leslie Malton, Marius Haas, Thekla Reuten, Jamie Bick. Beta Cinema. You can’t choose your family – which is why Conrad limits his visits with his parents to an absolute minimum. His father Carl is an irritable old coot who enjoys plucking apart Conrad’s son Jonas and his wife Tamara. At this year’s birthday massacre, Conrad’s mother Helene surprises them with genuine news: she has left Carl and asks Conrad to do her a favour. She wants him to pay a visit to Carl in their family home. Broadway 1
Rob The Mob
Drama/comedy. 100 mins. Dir: Raymond De Felitta. Cast: Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano. The Exchange. Chronicles the lives of a real-life Bonnie and Clyde who made the bold move to rob and humiliate some of New York City’s most powerful mobsters. AMC Santa Monica 6
The Selfish Giant
Drama. 90 mins. Dir: Clio Bernard. Cast: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne, Steve Evets, Siobhan Finneran. Protagonist Pictures. Thirteen-year-old Arbor and his best friend Swifty, both excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, meet Kitten a local scrapdealer, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. AMC Santa Monica 2
Sunshine on Leith
Musical. 100 mins. Dir: Dexter Fletcher. Cast: Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George MacKay. Focus Features International. Set in Edinburgh, two young soldiers return home after a tour of duty in wartorn Afghanistan. On their return, they start new work in a call centre, rekindle relationships with loved ones and try to get on with their lives. Broadway 3
The Truth About Emanuel
Mystery. 95 mins. Dir: Francesca Gregorini. Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor. Myriad Pictures. Emanuel is an acerbic but sensitive teen who lives with her father and stepmother. When Linda, a young and hip mother, moves in next door, Emanuel becomes intrigued by Linda’s striking resemblance to her late mother, who died giving birth to Emanuel. Laemmle 4
back, and something evil is inside of him. Laemmle 3
Around the Block
Drama. 104 mins. Dir: Sarah Spillane. Cast: Christina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard, Mark Coles Smith. Arclight Films. A teenage boy is torn between his unexpected love of theatre and the disintegration of his family. With encouragement from his unconventional American drama teacher, he confronts his past and eventually takes control of his future. AMC Santa Monica 3
Back in the Day
Comedy. 90 mins. Dir: Michael Rosenbaum. Cast: Morena Baccarin, Michael Rosenbaum, Nick Swardson. Screen Media. Jim Owens heads home for his high school reunion. In an attempt to relive the glory days with his boys and explore an old romance, he nearly destroys his hometown and friendships. Fairmont 3
45 Minutes to Ramallah
Comedy. 90 mins. Dir: Ali Samadi Ahadi. Cast: Karim Saleh, Navid Akhavan. Little Film Company. To keep peace in his colourful Palestinian family, Rafik travels to Jerusalem for his brother’s wedding. When his father has a heart attack, the brothers smuggle his body to Ramallah for burial. It usually takes 45 minutes but the brothers are seduced by a sexy car thief, arrested by Israeli police, kidnapped by Palestinian activists and soon find themselves facing a firing squad. Fairmont 5
Horror. 80 mins. Dir: Joe Begos. Cast: Graham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh. WTFilms. Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is
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Badges of Fury
Action/adventure. 94 mins. Dir: Tsz Ming Mong. Cast: Jet Li, Zhang Wen. Easternlight. When a spate of eerie murders erupts across Hong Kong two troublemaking cops are assigned to the case. AMC Santa Monica 2
Switzerland, 19th century. Fourteen-year-old Giorgio is sold to a Milanese man who trains him to become a chimney-sweep. When the boy and his friends are threatened by a gang called the Wolves, Giorgio’s friend Alfredo founds a rival gang, the Black Brothers. Broadway 3
Horror/thriller/ supernatural thriller. 89 mins. Dir: Elliot Goldner. Cast: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill. The Salt Company. When claims of a supernatural event are made at a remote, isolated church, a team of Vatican-sanctioned paranormal investigators are dispatched to assess it. Buried deep in the unforgiving British moorlands, they’re unwilling investigators assuming this will be yet another trail that runs cold. It’s never a good idea to make assumptions.
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Thriller. 90 mins. Dir: Rustam Branaman. Cast: Jeremy Sumpter, Jonathon Schaech, Virginia Williams. Highland Film Group. A group of college friends reunite for a road trip. They are interrupted by a lost little girl on the side of the road, leading them to a night of unsuspected horrors and supernatural activity.
Thriller/horror/action/ adventure. 100 mins. Dir: Claudia Sobreira Damasceno. Cast: Mitra Avani, Duna DiVito, Cameron Graham, Maria Olsen. Cinema do Brasil. About a beautiful American family. The father, Jason, is an executive of a large corporation. The mother, Christy, is a step class instructor who dedicates her life to her young daughter, Alicia. Everything changes when Alicia suddenly starts disappearing every night.
Documentary/musical/ biography. 85 mins. Dir: Alan Byron. Cast: Charlie Harper, Jon Savage. VMI Worldwide. Sex, drugs, clothes and rock ’n’ roll. Along with a strong dash of political dissent added to the mix, every ingredient was present in the Molotov cocktail that was punk in ’76. Loews 1
Drama/thriller. 93 mins. Dir: Suri Krishnamma. Cast: Michael Cudlitz, Pruitt T Vince, Melanie Griffith. Vision Films. A lonely man’s obsession takes him to horrific murder scenes, but on this journey he is not able to control his rancid sexual impulses, and his grip on reality deteriorates into a violent despair. Fairmont 1
Family. 105 mins. Dir: Xavier Koller. Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Ricky Muller, Fynn Henkel, Leonardo Nigro. Global Screen.
Horror. 81 mins. Dir: Eduardo Sanchez. Cast: Dora Madison Burge, Chris Osborn, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Denise Williamson, Brian Steele. International Film Trust. Five friends take off for the deep woods of Texas for an epic party weekend. But once there, they come face to face with a vicious beast that may in fact be the legendary Bigfoot. As they fight for survival, they unlock a shocking truth behind a terrifying myth.
Comedy. 83 mins. Dir: Alexander Voytinsky. Cast: Vera Brezheva, Sergei Svetlakov, Roman Nepomnyaschy. Latido Films. After suffering a relationship crisis, Sergey and Marina decide to go on an exotic holiday to fix things. However, during the trip they get in another argument and end up stranded on an uncharted island inhabited by cannibals. Instead of struggling for survival, the couple continue with their bickering, which turns into open fighting. Fairmont 4
Made in America
Documentary/musical. 90 mins. Dir: Ron Howard. Cast: Jay Z, Kanye West. The Exchange. Captures the inaugural edition of an exciting new festival created by rapper and impresario Jay Z, which rocked Philadelphia over Labour Day weekend last year. Broadway 1
The Birth of Anarchy – PUNK ’76
Bleiberg Entertainment. Young couple Kyle and Rachel Massy agree to document their first pregnancy for a familyoriented reality show. The production spirals out-of-control after the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child.
Horror/supernatural thriller/suspense. 85 mins. Dir: Brian Netto. Cast: Laurel Vail, Danny Barclay, Rob Cobuzio.
I’ll Follow You Down
Mystery/sci-fi/drama. 92 mins. Dir: Richie Mehta. Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Gillian Anderson, Rufus Sewell. Breakthrough Entertainment. After the disappearance of a scientist on a business trip, his wife and son struggle to cope – only to make a bizarre discovery years later, one that might bring him home. Laemmle 4
The Tell-Tale Heart
Thriller. 115 mins. Dir: John La Tier. Cast: Patrick Flueger, Rose McGowan, Jacob Vargas. Darclight. A tormented man continually re-admits himself into a halfway house in a futile attempt to escape a spiral into madness. AMC Santa Monica 6
Three Night Stand
Comedy. 88 mins. Dir: Pat Kiely. Cast: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sam Huntington, Meaghan Rath. Myriad Pictures. A married couple’s romantic weekend is turned upside down when the husband’s ex-girlfriend, a woman he is secretly obsessed with, is running the sky lodge where they are staying. Fairmont 2
Thriller. 90 mins. Dir: Lucas Figueroa. Cast: Juan Blanco, Aura Garrido, Miguel Angel Munoz. DeAPlaneta
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International. Twenty-five-year-old Raul wins the casting to star in a ground-breaking competition: he now has to live in a media store for a week. But winning soon becomes a secondary goal. On top of overcoming his terror of enclosed spaces, Raul must confront strange goings on in the night. Broadway 4
Drama. 109 mins. Dir: David Wnendt. Cast: Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Meret Becker, Axel Milberg. The Match Factory. She likes to experiment with vegetables while masturbating and thinks that body hygiene is greatly overrated. She shocks those around her by speaking her mind in a most unladylike manner: meet Helen Memel. Helen is a handful for her divorced parents yet all she longs for is to see her family reunited. She only feels truly at home with her friend and soul mate Corinna, who is her partner in crime as she breaks one social taboo after the other. One day Helen has an intimate shaving accident and ends up in hospital. Ocean
Mystery/comedy/fantasy. 112 mins. Dir: Avi Nesher. Cast: Efrat Gosh, Ori Hizkiah, Yehuda Levi. Lightning Entertainment Group. Focuses on Arnav, a graffiti artist and bartender living in Jerusalem. Always wearing a mask, he paints at night and yearns for the day that his beloved ex-girlfriend, Vax, will return to him. But when Arnav sees a mysterious stranger forced into an abandoned apartment one night by three bearded men, he becomes involved with a hard-boiled investigator, a gorgeous mystery woman and the conflicted mysterious captive himself.
Red Sea Media. A white-trash mom is visited by three ghosts intent on showing her a path to a brighter future. Loews 2
Bloody April Fools
Horror. 70 mins. Dir: Carlos Alonso, Didac Cervera, Marta Diaz de Lope, Laura Garcia, Eugeni Guillem, Ander Iriarte, Gerard Marti, Marc Martinez, Ruben Montero, Arnau Pons, Marc Pujolar, Miguel Sanchez. Cast: Mario Marzo, Charlotte Vega. Film Factory Entertainment. Nine young friends get lost on their way to spending April Fools Day together. Instead of letting the entire trip go to waste, they decide to go party at an old abandoned inn called 12 Hills. It’s all partying, sex and alcohol until victims of sick, deadly jokes start to appear. Laemmle 4
Thriller. 113 mins. Dir: Alex van Warmerdam. Cast: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval. Fortissimo Films. Borgman’s arrival in the tree-lined avenues of an exclusive residential area is the beginning of a series of unsettling events around the carefully constructed facade of a wealthy couple, their three children and the nanny. Doubletree 1
Born to Race: Fast Track
Action/adventure/drama. 95 mins. Dir: Alex Ranarivelo. Cast: Diogo Mordago, Brett Davern, Beau Mirchoff, Tiffany Dupont. American Cinema International. Danny Kreuger heads to the prestigious Willow Springs Racing School with dreams of finishing top of his class and winning a spot on a professional racing team. Fairmont 4
13:00 All American Christmas Carol
Comedy. 89 mins. Dir: Ron Carlson. Cast: Taryn Manning, Eric Roberts.
Action/adventure. 87 mins. Dir: Nick Lyon. Cast: Danny Trejo, Jonathan Banks, Julia Dietze, Tinsel Korey, Torsten Voges. SC Films International.
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Frank ‘Bullet’ Marasco is nearing retirement, but he is still the meanest undercover cop in LA. After another undercover drugs bust, Bullet comes up against the local drug barons – the Kane bros – and no side will back down. When the Governor’s daughter is kidnapped and then his grandson, Bullet takes the law into his own hands. Broadway 1
Thriller. 100 mins. Dir: Alex Verner. Cast: Paul Thornley, Mark Bonner. 108 Media. Follows a British wildlife film crew as they pursue local sightings of a rare wild cat in central Asia. Fairmont 2
Cannon Fodder:City of the Dead
Drama. 90 mins. Dir: Eitan Gafny. Cast: Emos Ayeno, Erez Eisenstein, Liron Levo. Screen Media. Doron Geva, a security operative, is sent with an elite force on his last mission into Lebanon: to capture the leader and number three in the terrorist organisation of Hezbollah. Very soon he discovers that reality is not so simple, and that a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with – and Hezbollah is the last thing on his mind. Fairmont 3
Comedy/drama. 93 mins. Dir: Richard Ayoade. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Wallace Shawn. Protagonist Pictures. Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Caito Ortiz. Cast: Caue Ito, Fabiula Nascimento, Paulo Tsuchiya. Cinema do Brasil. Mario Kubo is a quiet man. When a letter arrives from Japan with undeciphered content, Mario Kubo steps out of the last subway train at Freedom Station, the oriental neighborhood in Sao Paulo. Alone, he will start a long journey into the night in search of something that he is not quite able to define. Fairmont 1
Action/adventure/horror/ western. 91 mins. Dir: Andrew Goth. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Tanit Phoenix. VMI Worldwide. A mysterious gunman, Aman, is the son of a nun who breaks her covenant with God to ensure his survival. This act brings a curse upon Aman – all those that die by his gun will return. Soon, he is hunted by a gang of his undead former victims, led by the vicious Kansa. Fairmont 5
The House of Magic
Animation/family/ action/adventure. 85 mins. Dir: Ben Stassen, Jeremie Degruson. Cast: Studiocanal. Abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka ‘The Illustrious Lorenzo’. Lawrence shares his fairytale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-anddance routine. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon. AMC Santa Monica 1
Johnson Freedom Station
Drama. 88 mins. Dir:
Comedy. 90 mins. Dir: Huck Botko. Cast: Cam
Gigandet. The Salt Company. A charismatic womaniser receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form. AMC Santa Monica 2
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
Animation/action/ adventure. 90 mins. Dir: Will Finn, Dan St Pierre. Cast: Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Bernadette Peters, Oliver Platt, Patrick Stewart. Hyde Park International. Dorothy returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. Shortly after arriving she is magically transported back to Oz, which is in trouble. The Scarecrow, Tin Man and the formerly Cowardly Lion have disappeared. On her way to the Emerald City, she encounters a number of new companions who must band together against a new villain – an evil Jester seeking revenge for the death of his sister, the Wicked Witch of the West.
Only in New York
Comedy/drama. 95 mins. Dir: Ghazi Albuliwi. Cast: Hiam Abbass, Hany Kamal, Einat Tubi. Wide. Arafat, a 30-year-ld Arab New Yorker, lives at home with his parents who are desperate to find him a Muslim bride. Horny and lonely he tries the New York dating scene with zero luck. Then he meets Kenny, a smooth-talking single New Yorker who becomes his wing-man. Loews 1
Thriller. 98 mins. Dir: Manuel Carballo. Cast: Emily Hampshire, Kris Holden Ried, Shawn Doyle, Claudia Bassols. Filmax International. Kate works at the hospital in the Return Unit, helping those who have been infected by the virus that turns people into zombies. Kate’s dedication to her work is absolute, but few people realise that for her it is also a personal matter, Kate’s own husband, Alex, has been returned. Laemmle 2
Saving Santa 3D
Thriller. 114 mins. Dir: Luca Barbareschi. Cast: Luca Barbareschi, Jingchu Zhang. Rai Trade. The story of a crime set in Hong Kong, about a gang whose shady counterfeiting operation is ultimately thwarted by the police and a passionate love story between a beautiful Asian woman and an Italian man whose business revolves around spoiled food.
Animation. 84 mins. Dir: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman. Cast: Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, Tim Conway, Pam Ferris, with Ashley Tisdale, and Joan Collins. Cinema Management Group. Bernard is an elf in Santa’s workshop who’s always messing up. One morning, after sleeping in late, Santa shows Bernard the oh-so-secret time machine on his sleigh, which almost no one knows about. Suddenly, Bernard finds army commandos raiding the North Pole, demanding to know the location of his coveted time machine. If the world were to discover the exact location and existence of the North Pole, it would ruin Christmas for everyone. Bernard runs to the time machine and activates the device, going back in time to that same morning. Now it’s a race against time to forge a plot with any elf that will believe his tale.
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Me, Myself and Mum
Comedy/drama. 85 mins. Dir: Guillaume Gallienne. Cast: Guillaume Gallienne, Françoise Fabian, Diane Kruger. Gaumont. Tells the story of an actor who, from the bourgeoisie to the stage, has never stopped loving women, maybe a little too much. Laemmle 1
execution-style murder of his partner. The footage, shot by two teenagers, reveals murky details behind the death of their sibling in an unsolved hit and run case. The teens have since gone missing, and as the detective retraces their journey to find them, he quickly uncovers a bloody trail of murder… that leads all the way back to him.
15:00 Army of Frankensteins
Thriller/action/adventure/ sci-fi. 104 mins. Dir: Ryan Bellgardt. Cast: Alan Jones. Empress Road Pictures. After a failed attempt to propose to his girlfriend, Alan Jones is beaten to within an inch of his life by a street gang and taken to a mysterious lab where Dr Tanner Finski and his kid genius assistant perform horrible experiments on him hoping to re-animate a Frankenstein. The experiments lead to a hole being ripped in space and time, manifesting an Army of Frankensteins from hundreds of parallel universes and sending them all back to the 19th century, directly into the heart of a bloody battle between the North and South. Broadway 2
Thriller. 99 mins. Dir: Yuval Adler. Cast: Tsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari. WestEnd Films. The story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur. AMC Santa Monica 5
Comedy. 103 mins. Dir: Marcelo Galvao. Cast: Ariel Goldenberg, Breno Viola, Rita Pokk, Lima Duarte. Cinema do Brasil. Tells the story of three young people with Down syndrome who love movies and work at the video library of the institution where they have always lived. One day, inspired by the film ‘Thelma & Louise’, they decide to run away using the gardener’s old car to have a freedom experience. Fairmont 5
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Crawl or Die
Action/adventure/sci-fi/ horror. 90 mins. Dir: Oklahoma Ward. Cast: Nicole Alonso, Torey Byrne, Tommy Ball, Will Crown. VMI Worldwide. An elite security team
Snake and Mongoose
Market 15:00 Cas and Dylan
Drama/comedy. 90 mins. Dir: Jason Priestley. Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany. Breakthrough Entertainment. Follows a dying doctor
whose plans to check out on his own terms take a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an “anything-butnormal” 22-year-old girl. Doubletree 1
mins. Dir: Oren Carmi. Cast: Daniel Brusovani, Eran Bohem, Yahav Gal, Yitzak Laor. Jinga Films. Goldberg is a mediocre computer programmer. Eisenberg is an emotionally disturbed thug. Unfortunately their paths cross. Loews 2
assigned the task of protecting the last known woman who can become pregnant, find themselves caught in an endless claustrophobic underground tunnel system. The team soon learns the real horror is not only the unstoppable force chasing them, but also the ever growing smaller tunnel itself.
Herrera. Darclight. After a brutal rape, Marta, a once successful psychic, becomes a recluse with severe agoraphobia. Fearful the man who raped her will return, she refuses to leave her apartment. But the demon outside becomes no match for the demons that attack Marta within her own home. Fairmont 3
Supernatural thriller. 90 mins. Dir: Tobe Hooper. Cast: Razane Jammal, Khalid Laith, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud, Abdullah Al Junaibi. Fortissimo Films. A young Emirati couple move into a new luxury high-rise apartment, only to find they have entered the nightmarish world of Djinn, supernatural beings from Arabic lore. AMC Santa Monica 7
Thriller. 106 mins. Dir: Matthew Saville. Cast: Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney, Melissa George. The Solution Entertainment Group. Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?
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Horror. 115 mins. Dir: Alfonso Pineda Ulloa. Cast: Paz Vega, Alfonso
Goldberg & Eisenberg
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Comedy. 115 mins. Dir: Eugenio Derbez. Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta. Highland Film Group. Valentin is Acapulco’s resident playboy – until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentin leaves Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby’s mother, but only ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter. Broadway 1
Land of the Bears
Documentary. 86 mins. Dir: Guillaume Vincent. Cast: Kinology. A mother, her two cubs, a teenage bear and a big male in the Kamchatka peninsula: the power of individual destinies, the grandiose extravagance of the landscapes. AMC Santa Monica 4
Black comedy/thriller. 97
Action/adventure. 105 mins. Dir: Mo Ali. Cast:
Lars Mikkelsen. The Salt Company. In the mean streets of London’s East End, a former Serbian commando and a 14-year-old boy plot revenge against a powerful crime lord and his ruthless lieutenants. As our heroes prepare to take on their enemies, the boy is mentored in the dark arts of assassination and learns the true meaning of friendship, honour and respect. Broadway 4
The Priest’s Children
Comedy. 93mins. Dir: Vinko Bresan. Cast: Kresimir Mikic, Niksa Butijer, Marija Skaricic, Drazen Kuhn, Jadranka Dokic. Wide. Convinced that he is behaving in a righteous manner, because “even the Pope is against the use of condoms”, Don Fabijan, a Catholic priest in a small town on a Dalmatian island, starts puncturing condoms which the godfearing newsstand salesman Peter sells. Fairmont 4
Thriller. 85 mins. Dir: John V Soto. Cast: Jonathan LaPaglia, Viva Bianca, Luke Hemsworth. Lightning Entertainment Group. A detective discovers a mysterious video while investigating the roadside
Action/adventure. 100 mins. Dir: Wayne Holloway. Cast: Jesse Williams, Noah Wyle, John Heard. American Cinema International. The untold story of how Southern California drag racers Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme and Tom ‘The Mongoose’ McEwen combined with corporate giants to change the face of sports and ultimately became the most famous rivalry in racing history. Fairmont 2
The Ultimate Life
Drama/family. 90 mins. Dir: Michael Landon, Jr. Cast: Drew Walters, Logan Bartholomew. Mission Pictures International. Jason Stevens survived the journey his grandfather sent him on for the ultimate gift. Now that gift, which includes managing a billion-dollar foundation, is being challenged by his own family. In a courtroom battle his assets are seized, his love interest with Alexia is compromised… Jason could lose it all. He is now on a quest to discover what it truly means to fulfil his destiny… and live. Fairmont 1
Three Many Weddings
Romantic comedy. 95 mins. Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera. Cast: Inma Cuesta, Quim Gutierrez, Martin Rivas. Film Factory Entertainment. Is there anything worse than being invited to your ex-boyfriend’s wedding? Sure. When it happens three times in one month, when you don’t know how to say no and when the only person you can »
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consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Drama/thriller. 117 mins. Dir: Christian Alvart. Cast: Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hubner, Ken Duken, Andreas Schmidt, Heinz Hoenig. Global Screen. Based on the true story of Gisela Werler, Germany’s first female bank-robber, who carried out 19 armed robberies in the 1960s.
Suspense. 116 mins. Dir: Manuel Martin Cuenca. Cast: Antonio De La Torre, Olimpia Melinte. Film Factory Entertainment. Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life. She will make him realise the true nature of his acts and, for the first time, love awakens.
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Martial Arts. 90mins. Dir: Prachya Pinkaew. Cast: Tony Ja, Jija Yanin. Sahamongkolfilm International Co. AMC Santa Monica 1
Fantasy/action/ adventure. 112 mins. Dir: Oleg Stepchenko. Cast: Charles Dance, Jason Flemyng, Alexey A Petrukhin. Event Film. London, 1713. English cartographer Jonathan Green sets out on a journey to map the uncharted lands of Transsylvania. Ocean
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out the girl of his dreams and best friend, April, is moving away.
Comedy. 100 mins. Dir: Frederic Berthe. Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Atmen Kelif, Edouard Baer, Daniel Prevost, Virginie Efira, Roschdy Zem. EuropaCorp. As a kid, Momo was a petanque prodigy, the best young boules player anybody had ever seen. Now, the eternal teen works boules scams with his mentor Jacky. But Momo dreams of being world champ. Laemmle 3
Horror. 92 mins. Dir: Cody Calahan. Cast: Michelle Mylett, Cody Thompson, Adam Christie. Breakthrough Entertainment. Five university friends gather at a party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknown to them, an epidemic has erupted outside causing outbreaks around the world. Reality becomes blurred as they slowly discover the source of the virus causing the sickness. Doubletree 1
Horror. 100 mins. Dir: Jarret Tarnol. Cast: Reece Thompson, Rebekah Brandes. Darclight. After years of yearning for the girl next door, Artie finally builds the courage to woo her… only to find
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Barcelona Summer Night
Romance. 90 mins. Dir: Dani de la Orden. Cast: Alex Monner, Jan Cornet, Claudia Vega. Filmax International. On the night of August 18, 2013, Barcelona’s skyline was illuminated by the passing of Roses’ Comet, a spectacle that will not be seen again for several hundred years. That night there were 567 love stories being played out under the Barcelona sky. We are going to tell you six of them. AMC Santa Monica 2
Before the Winter Chill
Drama. 103 mins. Dir: Philippe Claudel. Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leila Bekhti, Richard Berry. TF1 International. Paul has never questioned his choices. Married right out of med school to the stunning Lucie, who set aside her own career, he has been faithful, has earned the respect of his peers, raised a son and built a lovely home. Life is good. But now, in the autumn of his life, something might threaten all that. It starts after a chance meeting with young and mysterious Lou. Broadway 1
Suspense/thriller. 99 mins. Dir: Marco Weber. Cast: Devon Werkheiser, Spencer Daniels, Gia Mantegna. Double Dutch International. A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen
Comedy. 100 mins. Dir: Cedric Klapisch. Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou. Studiocanal. AMC Santa Monica 7
Western/family/comedy. 109 mins. Dir: Jason Brown. Cast: Martin Kove, Gabriel Sunday, Rainey Qualley, James Storm, Michael Yebba, Hart Turner, Jeter Rhodes. Corgan Pictures. A guitar-playing drifter helps a rancher’s granddaughter find her true calling.
I Am Soldier
Action/adventure/drama. 88 mins. Dir: Ronnie Thompson. Cast: Noel Clarke, Alex Reid. SC Films International. Mickey Tomlinson undertakes the toughest and most dangerous military training course known to man: SAS selection. Broadway 3
Drama. 117 mins. Dir: David Gordon Green. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan. WestEnd Films. The story of a man who becomes the unlikeliest of role models to 15-yearold Gary Jones, the oldest child of a family ruled by a worthless father. AMC Santa Monica 5
Biography/drama. 110 mins. Dir: William Riead. Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, Max Von Sydow. Arclight Films. Laemmle 1
Thriller. 127 mins. Dir: Jens Jonsson. Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dejan Cukic, Madeleine Martin. TrustNordisk Aps. AMC Santa Monica 4
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Friend : The Great Legacy
Documentary/musical. 97 mins. Dir: Riba de Castro. Cinema do Brasil. Tells the story of this cultural phenomenon, a catalyst of new musical trends of the season, which took place in Sao Paulo, between 1979 and 1986.
Drama. 120 mins. Dir: Kwak Kyung-taek. Cast: Yoo Oh-sung, Kim Woobin. Lotte Entertainment. AMC Santa Monica 1
Comedy/drama. 87 mins. Dir: Jessie McCormack. Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Michael Weston, John Dore. Lightning Entertainment Group. Lizzie longs to start a family with her husband, Peter, but is unable to conceive. Her best friend Andie, gets pregnant from a one-night stand and offers to give Lizzie the baby. Reluctantly, Peter agrees, and before he knows it Andie has moved into the guest room for the duration of her pregnancy. Fairmont 2
Romantic comedy. 110 mins. Dir: Pitpol Ybarra. Cast: Laura Ramsey, Jaime Camil, Omar Chaparro, Tom Arnold, Stockard Channing. Highland Film Group. Alejandro and Canicas are hardworking mariachi singers in Mexico City. When Alejandro tries to secure a visa for his young daughter to visit her grandparents in the US, Alejandro’s request is flatly denied by a young embassy worker, Rachel. Later
that evening, Alejandro and Canicas run into Rachel while playing a gig. Alejandro seizes the chance to change her mind on his rejected visa, and with Canicas by his side they whisk her into an unforgettable adventure. Broadway 2
Horror/drama. 101 mins. Dir: Juno Mak. Cast: Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai. Fortissimo Films. AMC Santa Monica 3
The Taste of Apple Seeds
Drama. 120 mins. Dir: Vivian Naefe. Cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Thalia Neumann, Paula Beer, Zoe Moore , Marie Baumer, Meret Becker. Beta Cinema. Laemmle 2
Two Hundred Thousand Dirty
Drama/comedy. 89 mins. Dir: Timothy L Anderson. Cast: Coolio, Rocio Verdejo, Clayton Blackwell. Wide. Rob and Manny are the unsuccessful, unrefined and uncouth sales force behind Affordable Mattress. When new employee Isabelle is hired to improve dismal sales, some things do change, and after recruiting burnout Martin, she’s got everyone working together to split a common goal – $200,000. Loews 1
17:15 In the Name of the King III
Fantasy. 90 mins. Dir: Uwe Boll. Cast: Dominic Purcell, Ralitsa Paskaleva, Bashar Rahal, Nikolai Sotirov. Event Film. Hazen Kaine, a US contract killer living in Sofia, Bulgaria, gets more than he bargained for when he enters into a contract with the mob. The targets are the three children of a royal billionaire. Hazen apprehends them but before he can blink an eye, a necklace worn by one of the children sends him spiralling back to medieval times. Ocean
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