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I Origins

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Writer/director Mike Cahill's drama I Origins centers on medical student Ian Gray (Michael Pitt). Ian specializes in the evolution of the human eye. One day he attends a party where he meets a masked woman whose eyes transfix him, and soon the two fall in love. Years later, Ian makes a startling discovery in the lab, forcing him on a trek across the globe in order to uncover profound truths about mankind. I Origins screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berg├ęs-Frisbey, Steven Yeun Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Raid 2

Now Playing Synopsis: Gareth Evans returns to the director's chair along with his former leading man Iko Uwais for The Raid 2, which follows officer Rama (Uwais) as he is tasked with bringing down a nefarious and powerful criminal by going undercover and befriending the gangster's son, who is currently behind bars. Later, Rama's quest leads him straight to the corrupt politicians and vicious crime lords who have taken over his city. The Raid 2 screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A decade of documentaries: Film festival celebrates 10 years in Homer

...Homer Theater owner Lynette Sutton says this is her favorite film, which claimed best director award at the Sundance film festival. The artistic community of Homer will probably love watching this eccentric couple in New York make art by punching...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-09-18/a-decade-of-documentar
Arts & Entertainment
Lights, cameras bring opportunity

...Alaska more attractive to production companies; * Films made by Alaskans are being screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival; * Alaska's own film festival is growing rapidly; * Film production management companies are starting to develop...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010911/ope_767771824.shtml
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Around the Peninsula

...Diving Bell and The Butterfly," a Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture of the Year; and "Station Agent," a Sundance Film Festival Award Winner-2003. These films are enlightening and inspiring from the lives of individuals with disabilities...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041209/peo_285881865.shtml
'On the Ice'

...heart of "On the Ice," a thriller filmed in Barrow, Alaska, in 2010 with novice Inupiat actors. The 2011 Sundance Film festival entry will make its theatrical premiere Friday in New York and the Alaska cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-02-17/on-the-ice
Arts & Entertainment
American Promise

Now Playing Synopsis: In 1999, the Dalton School, one of New York City's most prestigious and respected private schools, made a new commitment to creating a diverse student body, and established scholarship opportunities that would enable more deserving minority candidates to attend. Five-year-old Idris Brewster and his close friend Seun Summers were two African-American students admitted to Dalton under this program, and Idris' parents, filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, set out to document the boys' experiences. Brewster and Stephenson followed Idris and Seun's progress over the next twelve years, and in the documentary American Promise, we're offered an intimate look at how they reacted to a rigorous academic environment, their issues with being African-American in a school still dominated by white students and faculty, and the universal challenges of growing up, as well as the boys' struggles with racial identity in and out of school and Idris' relationship with his often quarreling parents. American Promise received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Oluwaseun (Seun) Summers, Idris Brewster, Anthony Summers, Stacey O. Summers Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Summit

Now Playing Synopsis: Mount Everest may be the tallest and most famous mountain on Earth, but most serious climbers agree that K2 is the most challenging peak a mountaineer can attempt, a far trickier and more demanding ascent than its more celebrated rival. A large number of experienced climbers have tried and failed to reach the top of K2, and in the summer of 2008, one expedition ended in tragedy when, after eighteen members of an international party of twenty-four reached the top of K2, eleven of them died while making their way back to the base. Filmmaker Nick Ryan offers an intimate look at this ill-fated mission in the documentary The Summit, which uses interviews, newsreel footage, and re-enactments to demonstrate what went wrong, and how one climber, Ger McDonnell, may have lost his life in a valiant effort to save the lives of his comrades. The Summit received its American premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Pemba Gyalje Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Inequality for All

Now Playing Synopsis: Robert Reich is an economist, author, and educator who was U.S. Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton and who teaches a course on wealth and poverty at the University of California Berkeley. Since the mid-1980s, Reich has been outspoken on the issue of the growing divide between America's rich and poor; in his book Aftershock, Reich presents his argument that this gulf is slowly but surely wiping out the middle class, and will lead to an economic catastrophe if left unchecked. Filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth presents a powerful look at Reich and his theories in the documentary Inequality for All; featuring footage from Reich's lectures to students as well as interviews with the author and his conversations with Americans from many walks of life, the film provides disturbing evidence of the roles stagnating wages, growing personal debt, an economy based on consumer spending, and the decline of manufacturing are playing in the weakening of the American economy. Inequality for All received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Robert Reich Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Il Futuro

Now Playing Synopsis: A young woman is drawn into a strange confidence game after fate leaves her high and dry in this drama from filmmaker Alicia Scherson. Bianca (Manuela Martelli), who is in her late teens, and her younger brother Tomas (Luigi Ciardo), are devastated by the unexpected death of their parents, and are uncertain how they'll hold on to the apartment that has been their family home. Bianca takes a job with a hair stylist, and Tomas becomes a gofer at a fitness center. Neither job seems promising until Tomas strikes up a friendship with a pair of bodybuilders (Nicolas Vaporidis and Alessandro Giallocosta) who invite themselves into the family home. The bodybuilders are far better at looking after things than the siblings, and they also seduce Bianca while offering Tomas plenty of advice on the opposite sex. Before long, Bianca and Tomas discover the bodybuilders have an ulterior motive for being so helpful: they've hatched a scheme to swindle a former movie star, Mr. Bruno (Rutger Hauer), who has gone blind and rarely leaves his mansion. The bodybuilders wants Bianca to sleep with Bruno in order to gain his trust and find out how to get their hands on his money, but after spending time with Bruno, she finds herself too intrigued by the damaged but charismatic actor to cheat him. Il Futuro (aka The Future) was an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Luigi Ciardo, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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