Mary Kay Place
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Zu is newly sober when she receives news that she is to become the sole guardian of her half-sister named Music, a young girl on the autism spectrum. The film explores two of Sia's favorite themes: finding your voice and creating family.
A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
Diane fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. As these pieces of her existence begin to fade, she finds herself confronting memories she'd sooner forget than face. (imdb)
A woman grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband's double life after he commits suicide. (imdb)
"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time. (imdb)
Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation. (imdb)
Lady Dynamite (2016) - TV Series
A man is tasked with driving his embittered 80-year-old father-in-law cross country to be legally euthanized in Oregon, while along the way helping him rediscover a reason for living. (imdb)
A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age.
70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. (imdb)
A story centered on a proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante. (imdb)
Holidaze (2013) - TV Movie
Melody, high powered corporate workaholic for a retail conglomerate, is happy to spend the holidays jet-setting with her girlfriends. However, she's in for an unpleasant surprise when her boss sends her to her sleepy hometown to convince the reluctant townspeople to allow them to build a new discount store. Now, forced to reconnect with her family and her childhood sweetheart Carter, her task is not so simple, as all are vehemently opposed to everything Melody's company stands for. (imdb)
A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines. (imdb)
Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, laughter... and getting smashed. When Kate's partying spirals into hard-core asocial behavior, compromising her job as an elementary schoolteacher, something's got to give. But change isn't exactly a cakewalk. Sobriety means she will have to confront the lies she's been spinning at work and her troubling relationship with her mother. (mubi.com)
A film about the life and relationships of the early 20th American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour, the mother of the acclaimed artist and architect Isamu Noguchi.
A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met -- he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love. (imdb)
Based on the popular novel series by C.D. Payne, this dark comedy stars Michael Cera as Nick Twisp, a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager plagued by his troubled home life and an obsession with bedding his dream girl, Sheeni Saunders (Portia Doubleday).
Bored to Death (2009) - TV Series
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels. (imdb)
A romantic comedy in which two men vie for the affection of a woman.
Upon hearing his wife was killed in the Iraq war, a father takes his two daughters on a road trip. (imdb)
Steve Buscemi's seamless direction and James C. Strouse's thoughtful script paint a picture of working-class characters filled with the comedy and rich details of everyday life. (IFC Films)
Dateline # Austin, TX. Barefoot Bobby Briggs, the legendary running back for the Austin Steers was today sentenced to die for his role in the armed robbery/murder at a downtown Stop 'n Go convenience store... It's five years later, and Bobby's appeals have all but run out, and the Austin Steers are - once again - on the march to the Superbowl, with a lock on the playoffs, when their wide receiver has a season ending injury.
This humorous and poignant exploration of family, love, dignity and class division is the story of Henri, a teenage girl who lives in poverty with her mother, but is drawn to the world on the other side of the tracks. (Evergreen Films Inc.)
Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," this film that is equal parts scathing political lampoon and sun-stunned neo-noir detective story. (Newmarket Films)
A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.
Christian (Ramsey), a hunky, 20-something, West Hollywood party boy gets more than he bargains for when he tries to seduce 19-year-old Elder Aaron Davis (Sandvoss), a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into his apartment complex. (TLA Releasing)
Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, newly-engaged New Yorker Melanie (Witherspoon) sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past (including her redneck husband), only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl. (Touchstone Pictures)
Over the course of four days, four suburban families will open up and lean on one another, sharing their burdens and joys, and help each other remember, it is the people we know and love - not the objects we own - that provide real hope and security to face whatever life throws at us. (IFC Films)
Further Tales of the City (2001) - TV Mini-Series
This third installment finds Mary Ann Singleton struggling to advance in her new career as a TV personality, while Michael Tolliver is playing the field after his break-up with Jon Fielding. After her divorce, Prue Giroux finds comfort in a mysterious stranger she meets in the park. Brian Hawkins is struggling with his job and his new monogamous relationship with Mary Ann, and DeDe Halcyon Day returns with a dangerous revelation that could be the scoop Mary Ann has been waiting for. (imdb)
Portrays an unlikely bond between two total opposites. As their relationship develops, a friendship that seemed impossible becomes inevitable. (Paramount Classics)
A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. (Fine Line Features)
A clothing designer fights to keep her Jewish-Italian family together when her brother decides to have a child with a woman he barely knows. (imdb)
The plot of "Committed" is centered around the story of an intense young woman, played by Graham, whose husband leaves her in order to find himself. She then follows him cross-country and when she catches up with him, complications arise. (imdb)
Craig, a puppeteer, takes a filing job in a low-ceilinged office in Manhattan. Although married to the slightly askew Lotte, he hits on a colleague, the sexually frank Maxine. She's bored but snaps awake when he finds a portal leading inside John Malkovich: for 15 minutes you see, hear, and feel whatever JM is doing, then you fall out by the New Jersey Turnpike... (imdb)
Fact-based story about a Bible-quoting woman (Christine Lahti) who in 1990 murdered a camp counselor (Robert Bockstael), whom she learned molested her 7 year old son (Andrew Ducote). Seeking revenge, she turns to murder when she learns the man had previously been convicted of the same crime in 1983 and got off with probation. (imdb)
Point Last Seen (1998) - TV Movie
Fact-based story about a tracker who searches for a little girl who was lost in the desert, but suffers internally because her own children were kidnapped by her ex-husband. (imdb)
A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world.
Tim Blake Nelson's multi-character, nonlinear story of tragedy in small town Oklahoma.
An adaptation of John Grisham's novel about an idealistic young attorney who takes on the case of a lifetime.
An unintelligent, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their side.
Two sisters, Amanda, 11, and Laurel, 16, run away from their different adopted parents, sleeping in model homes, or wherever they can. But when Laurel becomes pregnant, they find they can't make it through this crisis on their own. With nowhere else to turn, they decide to kidnap Elaine, a clerk in a baby supply store. But Elaine seems to need Manny and Lo just as much as they need her. (imdb)
A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre to Miami (imdb)
Written by Richard Ford based on two of his own stories ("Children" and "Great Falls"), Bright Angel follows George (Mulroney) and Lucy (Taylor) on a road trip through Badlands country, Montana to Wyoming ("Casper the Friendly Wyoming"), to get Lucy's brother out of jail.
Out on the Edge (1989) - TV Movie
A troubled seventeen-year-old feels abandoned by his divorced parents. His rebellious behavior, in an attempt to recapture the attention of his family, leads them to have him committed to a residential treatment facility where he encounters a system designed more to perpetuate itself than to help it (TCM.com)
After a middle-aged couple divorces, they must each enter the frightening but funny world of blind dates and new relationships.
In this parody of documentaries, host Martin Mull discusses the contributions that white people have made to the USA, visits the Institute of White Studies, and follows a typical white family as they go about their everyday lives. (imdb)
Based on the short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been", by Joyce Carol Oates, this film chronicles a 15-year-old girl, Connie's, sexual awakening in the Northern California suburbs. Her experimentations begin to get out of hand when the mysterious Arnold Friend takes an interest in her. (imdb)
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.
Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses to not only win her back, but to gain a little revenge. (imdb)
A divorced man falls in love, but somehow he can't get over his ex-wife. This effects his love life in comic ways. Based on Dan Wakefield's novel. (imdb)
The day WWII ends, Jimmy, a selfish and smooth-talking musician, meets Francine, a lounge singer. From that moment on, their relationship grows into love as they struggle with their careers and aim for the top (imdb)
This film is an excellent biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Oklahoma home in the 1930s to find work, and discovered the suffering and strength of America's working class. (imdb)