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The Best Man Holiday

Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long ,Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun and Melissa De Sousa star in THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY, a film by Malcolm D. Lee.

Now Playing in Los Angeles: Emoticon ;)

Emoticon ;)

Emoticon ;) (limited release on Friday, November 15th):

Elena Gallenti (Livia De Paolis) is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's (Michael Cristofer) teenage kids (Miles Chandler and Diane Guerrero), who are going through their own journeys of self-discovery. Through these relationships...

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Now Playing: Geography Club

Geography Club

Geography Club (limited release on Friday, November 15th):

Geography Club (based on the award-winning novel by Brent Hartinger) is a comedy about teenagers who are discovering their sexual identities. The high school students create a "Geography Club" which is actually a cover for an LGBT support group. The film explores the teen's hopes, values and dreams while on this journey of going public and...

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Now Playing in Los Angeles: Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine (limited release on Friday, November 15th):

From the creators of Kirikou and the Sorceress, Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells comes a visually stunning, enormously entertaining new film with generation-spanning appeal.

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified...

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Details on Films Opened Week of Friday, Nov. 15th

The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday (limited release):

After nearly 15 years apart, Morris Chestnut (Identity Thief), Taye Diggs (Baggage Claim), Regina Hall (Scary Movie franchise), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Sanaa Lathan (Contagion), Nia Long (Soul Food), Harold Perrineau (Zero Dark Thirty), Monica Calhoun (Love & Basketball) and Melissa De Sousa (Miss Congeniality) reprise their career-launching roles in The...

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Brave Miss World

Brave Miss World (limited release):

Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was abducted and raped in Milan, Italy two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. Ten years later, she's ready to talk about it -- and to encourage others to speak out. Now a globe-trotting victims' advocate, Linor encourages others to stand against sexual violence by putting an end to their silence. She travels to speak with teens in South Africa, where girls...

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Charlie Countryman

Charlie Countryman (limited release):

When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so -- and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting...

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle (limited release):

From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of...

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Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey (limited release):

Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan, presided over by eminent scholar and patriarch, POPPY (Peter Bogdanovich), turns into a disastrous holiday weekend when black sheep daughter NINA (Alicia Witt) pays her first visit home in 15 years. Nina immediately clashes with stepmother, DEBORAH (Cheryl Hines), and competes with her siblings (Ashton Holmes and Sonya Walger)...

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Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson (limited release):

Calvin & Hobbes took center stage immediately when it appeared in newspaper comics across the country in 1985. The funny pages were a big part of popular culture, and it was hard to find a comics reader who didn't like Calvin & Hobbes. A decade later, when creator Bill Watterson retired his strip, millions of readers felt the void left by the sudden departure of Calvin and his beloved tiger, and m...

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Emoticon ;)

Emoticon ;) (limited release):

Elena Gallenti (Livia De Paolis) is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's (Michael Cristofer) teenage kids (Miles Chandler and Diane Guerrero), who are going through their own journeys of self-discovery. Through these relationships and the help of her PHD advisor (Carol Kane)...

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Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine (limited release):

From the creators of Kirikou and the Sorceress, Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells comes a visually stunning, enormously entertaining new film with generation-spanning appeal.

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow...

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The Fall of 1980

The Fall of 1980 (limited release):

In the fall of 2010, Thomas Cooper invites six of his closest friends to Idaho to celebrate his engagement to Tasia, a young woman from Russia, who has worked as his nurse for the past several months. As is often the case with reunions, the weekend serves as a catalyst for reevaluation, and consequences follow. Approaching the age of 30, each of these friends stands at the brink...

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Faust

Faust (limited release):

Winner of the 2011 Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion, FAUST is acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov's latest film, a hallucinatory re-imagining of Goethe's masterpiece set in the early 19th century. Using elaborate camera movements, a dense soundscape, intricate production design and spectacular locations, FAUST conjures up a unique and phantasmagoric vision of the Faustian...

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Geography Club

Geography Club (limited release):

Geography Club (based on the award-winning novel by Brent Hartinger) is a comedy about teenagers who are discovering their sexual identities. The high school students create a "Geography Club" which is actually a cover for an LGBT support group. The film explores the teen's hopes, values and dreams while on this journey of going public and offering the whole school support.

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The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty (limited release):

Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his sixty-fifth birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock...

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The Great Fallacy

The Great Fallacy (limited release):

LA GRAN FALACIA (THE GREAT FALLACY) is a documentary about the politics, economics and the social fabric of Puerto Rico today, especially as it relates to Law 7 and its impact on labor unions and the public sector. THE GREAT FALLACY exposes conflicts and abuses in the public and private economy and explores several possible solutions to inspire reconsideration of the rela...

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Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here (limited release):

Ilya Kabakov survived famine, war, fear, guilt and his mother's homelessness, and created a new kind of art that speaks to the dreams of millions. Now, he and his wife Emilia have to prove it.

Directed by Amei Wallach, known for her acclaimed film Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and The Tangerine, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: ENTER HERE traces the hus...

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Junction

Junction (limited release):

In the idyllic upscale neighborhood of Verterra Hill, a privatized community of manicured lawns and sprawling colonials, four strangers make a choice that sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives, the lives of some not-so-innocent homeowners and a troubled police force, forever. On a road full of twists and turns each group will be forced to make a decision that will send them all careen...

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Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son (limited release):

Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of "Nobody Knows", "Still Walking" and "I Wish", returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born...

Ryota has earned everything he has by...

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Lion Ark

Lion Ark (limited release):

After an undercover investigation into animal cruelty led to a ban on traveling animal circuses in Bolivia, circus owners continued to defy the law. LION ARK follows one of the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescues ever made and documents the harrowing events as they actually unfold. The team behind the investigation returned, tracked down the illegal circuses and saved every animal, airlifting 25 lions ...

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Long Island Railroad Massacre

Long Island Railroad Massacre (limited release):

On December 7, 1993 a crazed gunman shot twenty-five people on the LIRR, killing six. This is the worst crime in New York history prior to the 9-11 attacks. Director Charlie Minn (A Nightmare in Las Cruces) examines the devastating aftermath of this tragedy by interviewing victims, family members, and law enforcement. Minn takes you back to that very day on the train and all the events...

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Nebraska

Nebraska (limited release):

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.

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Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (limited release):

PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey is the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet's "3rd Pole," a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming.

Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human's most basic means...

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Ram-Leela

Ram-Leela (limited release):

Ram, the local village Romeo, is a colorful, charming yet dramatic vagabond whereas Leela is an unbridled and passionate village Juliet. The only thing in common between these two strangers is their families' hatred for each other.

The two communities have been sworn enemies since the past 500 years and their own kin falling in love with each other is worse than any storm that could have ever...

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Sunlight Jr.

Sunlight Jr. (limited release):

From writer/director Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby) comes an intimate and intense love story about a young couple at odds with the American dream. Set in the underbelly of usually sunny Florida, Melissa Winters (two-time Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts) works as a cashier at the local convenience store, SUNLIGHT JR. She lives in a seedy motel with her boyfriend Richie (Academy Award® nom...

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Details on DVD/Blu-ray Releases, Tuesday, Nov. 12th

Man of Steel

Man of Steel (wide release):

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes "Man of Steel,"™ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world ...

 
Turbo

Turbo (wide release):

From the makers of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and The Croods, TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about an underdog snail whose dreams kick into overdrive when he miraculously attains the power of super-speed. But after making fast friends with a crew of streetwise, tricked-out es-car-goes, Turbo learns that no one succeeds on their own. So he puts his heart and shell on the line to help his...

 
Barbara

Barbara (limited release):

East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a talented young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. Even though she is constantly aware of the shadowy presence of, and overwhelming numbers of Stasi officers chronicling her every move, every waking hour, she arrives at her n...

 
Blackfish

Blackfish (limited release):

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or "killer whales," soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus--beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels ...

 
Buffalo Girls

Buffalo Girls (limited release):

Their faces beam with youthful innocence. Like other young girls, they laugh and play, in spite of their hardscrabble existence. But on Saturday nights in rural villages throughout central Thailand, some of the nation's 30,000 child boxers enter the ring, where their tiny fists, elbows, knees and feet fly, pummeling one another in pursuit of prize money as strangers, neighbors, and even their own fa...

 
Dealin' with Idiots

Dealin' with Idiots (limited release):

Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.

 
Doin' It in the Park

Doin' It in the Park (limited release):

In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.

"You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up ... for life."

Doin' It In The Park lovingly ...

 
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 un...

 
Grabbers

Grabbers (limited release):

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O'Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straightlaced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that's usually O'Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, wh...

 
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation (limited release):

Featuring poignant interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean, Peter Yarrow, Arlo Guthrie, Lucy and Carly Simon, Tom Chapin and Judy Collins, among dozens of other music luminaries, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION combines talking heads with rare archival footage to tell a story about a community that...

 
I Declare War

I Declare War (limited release):

Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone...

 
In Search of Blind Joe Death

In Search of Blind Joe Death (limited release):

John Fahey began his musical journey in the Washington, D.C. area. His path would take him throughout the Mississippi Delta looking for musicians and the recordings they'd made in the 1920s and 30s. He spent much of his adult life based in Los Angeles, and Salem, Oregon when not performing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The recording...

 
Ip Man: The Final Fight

Ip Man: The Final Fight (limited release):

In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man is reluctantly called into action once more. What began as simple challenges from rival kung fu schools soon finds him drawn into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honor, Ip Man has no choice but to fight - one last time.

 
Paradise

Paradise (limited release):

Lamb Mannerheim was as close to perfect as a young girl could be, at least in the eyes of her fellow churchgoers in the small town of Blakesley, Montana. Home-schooled, talented and unusually beautiful, Lamb had a great relationship with life -- until a freak accident left her scarred and questioning the very tenets of the religious upbringing she had so completely trusted.

Despite the protests of he...

 
Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche (limited release):

Driven by striking performances from Rudd and Hirsch, PRINCE AVALANCHE is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that's been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, beautifully shot by frequent Green collaborator Tim Orr, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship. Funny, meditative and at times...

 
Rising from Ashes

Rising from Ashes (limited release):

From director T.C. Johnstone and told by Forest Whitaker comes RISING FROM ASHES, which will have its worldwide theatrical premiere on August 2 in New York and Los Angeles.

In RISING FROM ASHES, two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in...

 

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