Opens in Los Angeles Today (limited release)

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

THE GHASTLY LOVE OF JOHNNY X, a film directed & produced by Paul Bunnell starring Will Keenan, Creed Bratton, De Anna Joy Brooks, Reggie Bannister, Les Williams, Jed Rowen, Kate Maberly, Paul Williams & Kevin McCarthy.

Coming Soon: Epic

Epic

Epic (wide release on Friday, May 24th):

EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, known as the Boggans, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe...

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Details on Films Opening Week of Friday, May 17th

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness (wide release):

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, ...

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Augustine

Augustine (limited release):

The powerful and darkly sensual drama Augustine is based on the true story of the unusual relationship that developed between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, the pioneering 19th century French neurologist and mentor to Sigmund Freud, and his star teenage patient.

In Belle Epoque Paris, 19-year-old kitchen maid Augustine suffers an inexplicable seizure that leaves her partially paralyzed and is shipped...

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Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb (limited release):

Gurgaon 2013 - A family of policemen, and a family of gangsters. To bring down a criminal, the law will have to think like a criminal! This summer, there will be only 1 Emperor. Directed by Atul Sabharwal and produced by Aditya Chopra, AURANGZEB stars Arjun Kapoor, in a double role, along with Prithviraj, in lead roles in this intriguing and gripping drama.

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Becoming Traviata

Becoming Traviata (limited release):

BECOMING TRAVIATA is an exhilarating account of the creative process and a rousing, uniquely accessible rendition of Verdi's glorious opera. Director Beziat, known for his innovative documentaries on classical music, trains his cameras on a 2011 production of La Traviata helmed by celebrated stage director Jean-Francois Sivadier. We get a behind-the-scenes look at such areas as...

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Bidder 70

Bidder 70 (limited release):

In 2008, as George W. Bush tried to gift the energy and mining industries thousands of acres of pristine Utah wilderness via a widely disputed federal auction, college student Tim DeChristopher decided to monkey-wrench the process. Bidding $1.7 million, he won 22,000 acres with no intention to drill. For this astonishing (and successful) act of civil disobedience he was sent to federal prison. Beth...

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Black Rock

Black Rock (limited release):

Three young women -- Sarah (Kate Bosworth), Abby (Katie Aselton) and Lou (Lake Bell) -- get together for a getaway at one of the iconic settings of their childhood, an empty island off the coast of Maine, to renew their bond of sisterhood. They quickly learn, though, that the island is anything but empty, when they encounter three recently-returned servicemen, who have come to the island to hunt. A misunderstand...

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Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle (limited release):

When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed putting 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a firestorm would erupt. Cape Spin! tells the incredible tale of how America's first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. Reveal...

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Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story

Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story (limited release):

June 1940 -- a refugee crisis of historic proportions. Paris is occupied. Millions of refugees fleeing the advancing Nazi troops rush to Bordeaux, in the South of France. A veritable sea of humanity comes seeking passage to England, Spain, Portugal, and, by these routes, to America.

An anxious crowd surrounds the Consulate of Portugal, an officially 'neutral' nation. The...

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Elemental

Elemental (limited release):

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.

The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India's once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to...

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The English Teacher

The English Teacher (limited release):

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours...

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Erased

Erased (limited release):

When a former CIA agent finds himself suddenly targeted for termination, he is propelled into an all-out, frenzied run for his life with the only person left who needs him alive: the 15 year-old daughter he barely knows. The result is ERASED, a stylishly intricate, non-stop espionage thriller that unravels an international conspiracy against a raw emotional underpinning.

The escalating suspense begins just as ...

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Frances Ha

Frances Ha (limited release):

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she┬╣s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with...

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The Fruit Hunters

The Fruit Hunters (limited release):

You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China Heavyweight).

The Fruit Hunters travels across culture, history and geography to show how intertwined we are with the fruits we eat. Our guides are devoted fruit fanatics. Movie...

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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (limited release):

Banished to Earth for intergalactic juvenile delinquency, Johnny X and his gang of Ghastly Ones set off in search of a piece of alien technology that could change the fate of the universe forever--the so-called "resurrection suit." Soon, the extraterrestrial nogoodniks are embroiled in a wacky scheme involving a femme fatale named Bliss, a shifty concert promoter with schemes of his own, and...

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Pieta

Pieta (limited release):

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Pieta is the acclaimed film from the celebrated and controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk (Bad Guy; Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... And Spring; 3-Iron). In this intense and haunting story, a loan shark living an isolated and lonely existence uses brutality to threaten and collect paybacks from desperate borrowers for his moneylender boss. He proficiently...

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Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria

Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria (limited release):

Like many young men and women growing up in Nigeria, Shmuel Tikvah (formerly Samuel Chukwuma) consistently heard that the Igbo people were Jews. Yet, two centuries of Christian Colonialism prevented him and many other Igbo from exploring that connection further. When an Internet cafe opens in his town, Shmuel begins by comparing Igbo traditions with Hebrew traditions. What...

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State 194

State 194 (limited release):

In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to change their destiny and seek UN membership. Since then, they've made remarkable progress, but the political quagmire--and Fayyad's recent resignation from office--may destroy the most promising opportunity for peace in years.

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33 Postcards

33 Postcards (limited release):

For ten years, Chinese orphan Mei Mei dreams of meeting her Australian sponsor - Dean Randall - and his 'perfect family'.

At 16, when her orphanage travels to Australia to attend the Australian Choir Festival, Mei Mei takes the opportunity to look him up. What she finds, however, is far from the idyllic life he depicted in his postcards.

Initially mismatched and disconnected - the two begin a journey in...

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Valentino's Ghost

Valentino's Ghost (limited release):

Valentino's Ghost -- which has been called "superb", "courageous" and "disturbing" -- exposes the ways in which America's foreign policy agenda in the Middle East drives the U.S. media's portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. The film lays bare the truths behind taboo subjects that are conspicuously avoided, or merely treated as sound bites, by the mainstream American media: "Why do they hate...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, May 14th

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (wide release):

From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski comes the powerful and inspiring epic "Cloud Atlas," based on the best-selling novel by David Mitchell.

Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn.

As the co...

 
Texas Chainsaw 3D

Texas Chainsaw 3D (wide release):

Lionsgate's TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. The townspeople long suspected the Sawyer family, owners of a local barbeque pit, were somehow responsible. Their suspicions were finally confirmed one hot...

 
Back to 1942

Back to 1942 (limited release):

China 1942: One of the darkest times in the history of China. A time that must never be forgotten. Master filmmaker Feng Xiaogang chronicles the human drama as a devastating famine struck Henan Province in 1942, a time when China was already at war with and partially occupied by Japan. Based on a novel by Liu Zhenyun, this powerful and moving historical drama stars Xu Fan, Zhang Guoli...

 
Beware of Mr. Baker

Beware of Mr. Baker (limited release):

Born in South East London the same week the Nazis began bombing, Ginger Baker's first memory was running after a train that carried his father off to death in WWII. From his music to his life, at the expense of family and fortune, Ginger would never be left behind on the tracks again.

Though best known for his work with Eric Clapton in Cream and Blind Faith, the world's greatest drummer...

 
Frankie Go Boom

Frankie Go Boom (limited release):

Frank Bartlett has been tortured, embarrassed and humiliated by his brother Bruce - usually on film - his entire life. Now that Bruce is finally off drugs and has turned his life around, things should be different. They are not.

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom is a raucous comedy about a boy (Hunnam), a girl (Caplan), their sex tape (embarrassing), the boy's brother who has put it online (O'Dowd),...

 
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (limited release):

A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him. Written & Directed by Roman Coppola. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray.

 
If I Were You

If I Were You (limited release):

Madelyn (Marcia Gay Harden) is a successful, self-possessed, middle-aged businesswoman - until she finds out that her husband's late nights at work are actually intimate dinners with a sexy young aspiring actress, Lucy (Leonor Watling). When Madelyn starts stalking this new mistress, she witnesses what she thinks might be the beginnings of a suicide attempt and ends up talking her...

 
Leonie

Leonie (limited release):

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. As an independent young woman seeking to overcome the restrictive female roles in turn-of-the century America, she is retained by the famous Japanese poet...

 
The Mulberry Tree

The Mulberry Tree (limited release):

Directed by U.K. Helmer Mark Heller and written by Louis Crugnali who also stars in the drama, "The Mulberry Tree" is based on Crugnali's experiences growing up in Providence, Rhode Island in an Italian-American family and from his job in the state correctional system. The film offers a fly-on-the-wall vantage of the happenstance meeting of Mickey Loren (Crugnali) and Samuel Freeman played by...

 
Tomorrow You're Gone

Tomorrow You're Gone (limited release):

Charlie Rankin (Stephen Dorff) is out of prison, but not out of trouble. Indebted to the man who saved his life behind bars (Willem Dafoe), Charlie must now carry out a murder to settle the score. But things start to change for Charlie when he meets Florence (Michelle Monaghan), a mysterious and beautiful lost soul who sees the good hidden beneath his tough exterior. When the hit goes bad...

 
White T

White T (limited release):

Herbert & Henry (Jerod and Jamal Mixon) are twin brothers with dreams to become the biggest rap stars in the game. Their chance at super-stardom comes after they buy a T-shirt with a winning golden tag allowing them to perform with Real Deal, the most legendary rapper in the World. The only problem is, Kevin, an equally sized Jewish kid with dreams of singing and blinging, manages to steal the prized ...