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Violation Violation
Violation and In The Same Breath
Dear Mr. Brody (Dear Mr Brody) (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Keith Maitland; Stars: Josephine McAdam, Frank Mosley, Chris Doubek, Geoff Marslett, Rebecca Beegle, Josephine McAdam, Frank Mosley, Chris Doubek, Geoff Marslett, Rebecca Beegle)
In 1970, eccentric hippie millionaire Michael Brody, Jr. decided to give $25 million away to anyone who needed it, sparking a media frenzy and thousands of letters from strangers all requesting his help.
How It Ends (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein; Writer: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein; Stars: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Whitney Cummings, Tawny Newsome, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Logan Marshall-Green, Bobby Lee, Fred Armisen, Glenn Howerton, Bradley Whitford, Ayo Edebiri, Sharon Van Etten, Olivia Wilde, Paul W. Downs)
A woman and the embodiment of her younger self try to find closure on the day before the Apocalypse.
In The Same Breath (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Nanfu Wang)
How did the Chinese government turn pandemic cover-ups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? An essential narrative of first-hand accounts of the coronavirus, and a revelatory examination of how propaganda and patriotism shaped the outbreak’s course – both in China and in the US.
Ma Belle, My Beauty (Country: US, France; Year: 2021; Director: Marion Hill; Writer: Marion Hill; Stars: Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon, Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon)
A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers.
R#J (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Carey Williams; Writer: Carey Williams, Rickie Castaneda, Alex Sobolev; Stars: Camaron Engels, Francesca Noel, David Zayas, Diego Tinoco, Siddiq Saunderson, Russell Hornsby)
A re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, taking place through their cell phones, in a mash-up of Shakespearean dialogue with current social media communication.
How It Ends How It Ends
How It Ends and Ma Belle, My Beauty
Violation (Country: Canada; Year: 2020; Director: Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer; Writer: Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer; Stars: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire, Jesse LaVercombe, Obi Abili, Jasmin Geljo, Cynthia Ashperger)
A troubled woman on the edge of divorce returns home to her younger sister after years apart. But when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust, she embarks on a vicious crusade of revenge.
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