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In this idiosyncratic road movie set in contemporary Ireland, a father (Nigel O'Neill) makes a desperate bid to help his drug-addicted son by joining the young man's girlfriend (Aoife Duffin) on a cross-country trip to pick up a lamb. Why a lamb? Turns out this lamb is actually a "mule" for drugs, and this duo's attempt to take on the roles of drug traffickers results in some comic and unsettling developments. With Rose Henderson, Shaun Paul McGrath. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
In this emotionally intense, gay-themed comedy, Dominican-American New Yorker Elliot (Fabio Costaprado) encounters persistent difficulties in maintaining any romantic relationship over a long period of time. As he edges closer to the possibility of a serious new relationship, flashbacks reveal Elliot as a child (Quentin Araujo), experiencing the influences that may have led to his present-day issues. Elena Goode, Erin Fogel co-star. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, this colorful indie drama based on the short story collection "In the Land of What Now" follows a diverse group of residents working to restore vitality to their lives in the wake of the devastating hurricane. Coping with loneliness, stifled creativity, and intermittent power outages, they muster the courage and optimism to reinvent themselves in a region America seems to have forgotten. Becky Stark, Joseph Meissner, and Rachel Dupard star. 84 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Mired in bitterness after losing his son in combat overseas, a Midwestern druggist (Don Ameche) receives a visitation from the ghost of his father (Harry Carey), who provides an overview of all their lives to show that none were lived in vain. Morale-lifting Americana co-stars Frances Dee, Ann Rutherford, Cara Williams; look for a 5-year-old Natalie Wood dropping her ice cream in her feature debut. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
After moving to Miami, aspiring dancer Emily (Kathryn McCormick) finds herself falling for Sean (Ryan Guzman), the charismatic leader of a dance crew that has been confounding the community with its synchronized flash-mobbing. Will the kids be able to make a stand against the developer (Peter Gallagher) who wants to gentrify their 'hood, especially after it's revealed he's Emily's dad? Fourth entry in the move-busting series co-stars Misha Gabriel, Cleopatra Coleman. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; featurettes; music videos; deleted scenes; bonus digital copy. Also includes a Blu-ray 3D that requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience.
Sherwood Anderson's challenging 1919 novel "Winesburg, Ohio" is adapted into this equally intriguing dramatic film about life in a Chicago Heights boarding house during the earliest years of the 20th century. Mythic and intimate in style, the film unveils brief yet affecting vignettes about the building's African-American residents, each confronting their own inner struggles. Andre Truss, Keisha Dyson star. 72 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Claudette Colbert stars as American author Agnes Newton Keith, who, along with her British husband, was arrested and held in a Japanese prison camp on Borneo during World War II. Powerful true account of their harrowing experiences co-stars Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, and Sessue Hayakawa as the camp commander. 105 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.