Welcoming Arms

Description

92 year old Johnny has been blowing kisses to traffic 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for 30 years. The children of Bermuda translate his mad ritual.


Cast & Crew

Director: Roseanne Ma

Cast:
Johnny Barnes
Guy Cabral
Catherine Camara
Stephen Camara
Ed Christopher
Marley Hines

Taylor Hines
Charlotte Rose
Madeline Rose
Jahkumani Smith
Hannah Rose Snelling
Josh Snelling
Sara Vallis


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We Like It Like That

Description

Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Starring Latin boogaloo legends like Joe Bataan, Johnny Colon and Pete Rodriguez, We Like It Like That explores this lesser-known, but pivotal moment in Latin music history, through original interviews, music recordings, live performances, dancing and rare archival footage and images. From its origins to its recent resurgence in popularity, We Like It Like That tells the story of a sound that redefined a generation and was too funky to keep down.


Cast & Crew

Director: Mathew Ramirez Warren

Cast:
Joe Bataan
Johnny Colon
Ricardo Ray
Pete Rodriguez
Joey Pastrana

Tito Ramos
Harvey Averne
Larry Harlow
Bobby Marin
Felipe Luciano
Aurora Flores and Bobbito Garcia.


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Wayward

Description

Wayward is a teen drama, about exploring and challenging boundaries in search for identity. Alex's identity as a tomboy is challenged from within and by her peers. She is 14 years old and her body is undergoing changes, yet she continues to insist on the tomboy identity.


Cast & Crew

Director: Kira Richards Hansen

Cast:
Rosalina Krøyer
Frederik Winter Rasmussen
Ashcon Hamedi Nejad
Anne Sofie Espersen


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Wait 'til the Wolves Make Nice

Description

Five kids turn their innocence to ashes on a hot summer day in southwest Detroit.


Cast & Crew

Director: Jessica dela Merced

Cast:
Daron Colbert
Tyler Ward
Kahari Benson
Jacarre Woodruff
Miles Houser


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Tough

Description

TOUGH is a poignant tale that follows the story of Marcus and Larry, a complicated father and son relationship caused by years of disconnect. This film confronts issues of identity, self-awareness, fatherhood, and family. The title itself is a play on masculinity within the American society and within the African American community and asks the question "What does it really mean to be a 'tough' individual?" And "Can one truly be accepted for who they really are even if it contradicts one own ideology?"


Cast & Crew

Director: Alfonso Johnson

Cast:
John Earl Jelks
Jude Tibeau
Gillian Glasco
Kymbali Craig
Noelle LuSane
Reynaldo Piniella
Jaiden Cutler


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Times of Competition

Description

After Marcio lost his scholarship on the preparatory course, he faces his last chance to be approved to Med school. As the qualification exam approaches, he dive's himself into an universe of competition, paranoia, and violence.


Cast & Crew

Director: Toti Loureiro & Ruy Prado

Cast:
Vinicius Tardio
Adilson Azevedo
Rodrigo Stoppa
Abdias Neto
Pedro Peduti


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Thina Sobabili (The Two Of Us)

Description

The Monarchy Group Presents Thina Sobabili - Thulani and Zanele journey through life knowing that they have no one but each other to lean on. With Alexandra Township in South Africa serving as a vibrant backdrop, the siblings escape one tragedy and build a life together where big brother Thulas is over protective of his younger sister. As we witness Zanele's coming of age story in a neighbourhood where there seems to be no escape, she start making decisions that put her in harm's way. As a result, the two share a very strained relationship and Zanele is driven into the arms of an older man, as her way to rebel and escape what she thinks is a bleak future. Thulas, determined to put an end to this relationship is overcome by rage and this leads him to make a decision that ends in a tragedy.


Cast & Crew

Director: Ernest Nkosi

Cast:
Emmanuel Nkosinathi Gweva
Busisiwe Mtshali
Zikhona Sodlaka
Richard Lukunku
Mpho "Popps" Modikoane
Thato "DH" Dhladla
Hazel Mhlaba
Kope Makgae


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The Waltz

Description

An immigrant mother faces an out of control hoarding compulsion and a crumbling marriage when she stumbles upon waltz lessons and tries to reclaim her life through dance.


Cast & Crew

Director: Trevor Zhou

Cast:
Ruth Zhang
Lu Yu
Edward Furs


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The Walk

Description

In the harshness of the Arizona desert a Mexican man and his son are faced with a major crisis of conscience as they try to cross the border illegally.


Cast & Crew

Director: Alonso Alvarez Barreda

Cast:
Max Arciniega
Ciro Suárez
Adolfo Alvarez
Alonso Alvarez


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The Trophy Thief

Description

Ben is a young soccer player who believes that winning his team’s MVP trophy will solve his family problems. His mother has recently separated from her long-term boyfriend Cam, and both Ben and her are still living in grief. When the awards day finally comes, Ben misses out to his friend Mike, who can barely kick a ball. He is also the son of Cam’s new girlfriend. Horrified at the injustice, Ben sets out to steal what’s rightfully his, but is caught by Cam in the process. It opens up huge personal wounds for Ben that he doesn’t want to deal with, and as a result, forces him to confront whom his real friends are… and what is real, and what is illusion.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dave Edwards

Cast:
Isaac Natoli
Ben Wood
Kate Skinner
Charlie Fraser
Duncan Fellows


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The Trade

Description

From prostitution to human trafficking to porn, "The Trade" follows a day in the life of a young prostitute searching for her mother and a photojournalist searching for his missing daughter. A handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they all play their respective parts in this dark and dirty place where sex rules and green is the only color that matters.


Cast & Crew

Director: Michael A. Pinckney

Cast:
Prentiss Marquis
Daniel J. O’Brien
Tobias Truvillion


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The Reunion

Description

Four teenage girls the morning after a party where one of the girls awakens from a drunken blackout and finds out she's a victim of sexual assault.  Sequestered in the privacy of their bedroom, the friends debate what to do next: call the police, tell their parents or keep it a secret.


Cast & Crew

Director: Carmen Elly Wilkerson

Cast:
Gigi Lemaire
Lex Scott Davis
Thema Chapple
Alina Wilson


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The Man in 3B

Description

Daryl Graham (Lamman Rucker) has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be. Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a prime suspect.


Cast & Crew

Director: Trey Haley

Cast:
Lamman Rucker
Christian Keyes
Brely Evans
DB Woodside
Nafessa Williams
Robert Richard

Kellita Smith
Bill Dee Williams
Anthony Montgomery
James Black
Jackee Harry
Marla Gibbs
& Olivia Longott


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The Call

Description

Sibongiseni is an emotionally isolated taxi driver. When Purity, the prostitute whose services he regularly patronises, tells him that she is pregnant and points out that the child is likely to be his, Sibongiseni agrees to pay for the abortion. However as the prospect of the termination grows nearer, Sibongiseni finds himself conflicted. Can he save the child that could be potentially his? Has he earned the right to make that ultimate bond when he knows nothing of connecting and living for anyone but himself? And can he learn to start changing or is it too late for him?


Cast & Crew

Director: Zamo Mkhwanazi

Cast:
Fana Mokoena
MoMo Matsunyane
Abena Ayivor
Ronnie Nyakale


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Tap World

Description

The documentary film TAP WORLD looks at the lives of tap dancers and the contemporary styles of the American art form known as tap dance as practiced around the world. The improvisational spirit of the artists profiled in the film exemplifies how they continue to evolve the art form of tap dance by expressing the powerful energy and emotion in their souls. TAP WORLD travels the world painting a portrait of the global tap community. No matter where they reside, tap dancers reveal their burning desire to dance – often despite economic and social obstacles. Tap heals their souls.


Cast & Crew

Director: Dean Hargrove

Cast:
Alaman
Chloe Arnold
Luyz Baldijao
Arthur Benhamou
Pandit Chitresh Das

Joshua Johnson
Ted Louis Levy
Vicki Riordan
Evan Ruggiero
Jason Samuels Smith
Ivery Wheeler


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Tap Shoes & Violins

Description

Both Charlie and Scott often feel out of place but during a brief encounter at their favorite coffee shop they feel as if they might have just met someone special. But neither ask for the others phone number and return home wishing they can go back in time. They return back to the coffee shop hoping to run into each other once again but only continue to miss each other. When Charlie's roommate and best friend Madison ironically meets Scott in her own pursuit to date a nice guy, and Scott finally asks a girl out after being hassled by his best friend Cole to stop being so picky, Scott and Charlie’s lives intertwine once again. Are they destined to finally meet or will the complexities of love cause each of them to give up all together?


Cast & Crew

Director: Dax Brooks

Cast:
Jessica Williams
Michael McCusker
Shannon Kane
Brandon Bell


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Taking Chance

Description

Chance, a young aspiring artist from Brooklyn, wants nothing more but to achieve his dreams of making it big. He looks forward to creating music that speaks to a loving and peaceful world. However, in today's' society, such ambitions can prove difficult especially in a community where the mantra 'do or die' still has a strong hold on those around him. With the state of social media and a culture that follows your every move, Chance faces overwhelming pressure from his alpha brother and peers alike, to face a bully he would rather reason with or ignore. If only someone else was on his side...


Cast & Crew

Director: Jerry Lamothe

Cast:
Dajour Chuck
Corey Knight
De'on Ragin
Nathanya Alexander
Jahkiah Ross
Domonique Pettway


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Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

Description

Stretch and Bobbito explores the social impact of what the Source Magazine voted “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show Of All-Time.” The film is a story of quirky friends who became unlikely legends by engaging their listeners and breaking the biggest rap artists ever.


Cast & Crew

Director: Bobbito Garcia

Cast:
Nas
Biggie Smalls
Big L
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter
Eminem
Big Pun
Fat Joe
Wu-Tang
Busta Rhymes

The Roots
Rosie Perez
Q Tip
Common
O.C.
DJ Premier
DJ Clark Kent
Bobbito Garcia
Stretch Armstrong and Lord Sear


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Stomach

Description

As everyone knows, disgrace loves company. When the soldier Leonardo Hubert decide to run away from the army across the desert, he find a nurse with a hidden gun inside of a truck. Surviving will become a priority so, the decisions of each of them will draw the thin line between life and death. However a third presence appears, much more fragile than both of them. And that changes everything.


Cast & Crew

Director: Javier Kühn

Cast:
Emily Behr
Alexis Michalik
Ava Lovell


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The Stockroom

Description

The year is 1998. Our story follows Joseph Rodriguez, a stockroom supervisor who once had a dream to be a stand-up comic. After a failed promotion, his original dream begins to resurface. Urban legend tells us, if you've been in the stockroom for ten years or more, you'll never leave. Joseph is about to hit that mark and he'll have to decide what he is going to do with his life before the clock strikes midnight.


Cast & Crew

Director: Victor Cruz

Cast:
Victor Cruz
April Hernandez Castillo
Luis Antonio Ramos
Liza Colon-Zayas
and Tracy Perez


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