From the creative mind of Manos Cizek & Lindsey Aliksanyan; A world of color and music created from the poetry of Dinos Christianopoulos and Maria Tataraki interwoven within the backdrop of... See full summary »
Filmed with Polaroid and Super-8 footage, overlaid with poetic VO monologue, this feature film creates a dynamic kaleidoscope of words and pictures, a dreamy tale that channels Mallick, Van... See full summary »
Heather Megan Christie,
Ontario - 1972. Miles, a young theatre actor from Toronto, arrives in Huron County at the home of Angus and Morgan, two aging bachelor farmers. Miles stays with the two farmers in order to ... See full summary »
Arturo Pérez Torres
In faint light, a body slowly moves, breaking out from total darkness. Then a second body, a woman. Dream or nightmare? Archaic or essential? Desire or struggle? A journey through the night... See full synopsis »
The Chumscrubber starts out with Troy, a normal teenager who supplies "feel good" pills to everyone in his high school (this way he spreads happiness all around). But when his friend Dean pays him a visit, Dean discovers Troy has hanged himself in his bedroom during one of his mother's pool parties. After the death, three local teens: Billy, Lee, and Crystal, want what's left of Troy's stash of pills and they know that Dean is the only one who knows where they are. But when Dean refuses to get the pills, the three teens kidnap Dean's little brother, until they realize they've kidnapped the wrong kid. Written by
When Billy is hit by the police car and is airborne, he sees an aircraft that he identifies as a P-38 Lightning. The aircraft in question was used during WWII. It was a twin piston-engine, propeller-driven, multirole fighter-bomber. Again, the twin contrails shown would have been unlikely to have formed. See more »
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If you are a fan of Independent American Cinema then this film is a must as it is a beautiful and clever criticism of modern suburban (American) life and its effect on the family structure. It has themes of social alienation, which are pre-eminent, as are the themes of artificial happiness and self absorption. Many of the performances are top drawer as are the unexpected cameos and all of these aspects culminate to a cult dark comedy.
Some will be pre-emptive as the film is about drugs, teenagers, high school, bullying and well-worn characters with a cool soundtrack thrown in for good measure. Yet through utilising some inventiveness the film re-tells the clichés of the classic dramatic traditions of tragedy and comedy via a funeral and a wedding and rewards the viewer with the questioning and re-evaluation of such tragedy and comedy.
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