"She got picked up at her own husband's funeral!" She is Pearl Berman, a not-so-inconsolable widow whose emotionally barren life and dysfunctional family get a joyous kick in the pants when a handsome Italian confesses that for 23 years he's loved her from afar. And now it's time for a closeup. As love turns Pearl luminescent, her disgruntled daughters and mother also discover that happiness is worth waiting for. Best Actress Academy Award(r) winners* Shirley MacLaine, Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy and Best Supporting Actress Oscar(r) winner* Marcia Gay Harden join Italian film great Marcello Mastroianni as the talented people who make Used People a funny, tearful, all-star celebration of life and love.
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In this sexy, intelligent and emotional Israeli film set in Tel Aviv in 1989, Boaz (male model Yoav Reuveni) is a linguistics student committed to his loving girlfriend, Noa (Moran Rosenblatt). But soon Boaz questions his life when he begins receiving a series of obsessive love letters from another man. They expose the inner world of their author, who is deeply closeted and seems to know everything about him, including Boaz s past attraction to other men. As the letters progressively consume his daily thoughts, paranoia soon sets in, making everyone around him a potential suspect. As his world unravels, Boaz must come to terms with his inner demons in order to finally accept his true self.
Drag Becomes Him provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon.This raw and affectionate film follows the passionate pursuits that transformed a working class boy in a struggling family to an illustrious performer on a global stage.Influenced by a grandmother with charm school polish, Jerick Hoffer learned to fuse the sophistication of a southern belle with the crass behavior of a working girl. Jinkx Monsoon has what RuPaul describes as â€œa stage left, off center kind of quality.â€Drag Becomes Him follows Jinkxâ€™s trajectory from a small stage in Portland, Oregon through a growing career in Seattle to the relinquishing of the crown one year after winning RuPaulâ€™s Drag Race.Expanded from the acclaimed five-part web series of the same name, this cherished portrayal of Jinkx Monsoon peels back the layers on one of the brightest stars on the drag circuit.Drag Becomes Him is directed by Alex Berry and produced by Basil Shadid and Dual Power Productions.Jerick Hoffer (a.k.a., Jinkx Monsoon) is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer and graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. As early as 2006, he appeared as the lead dancer in the worldâ€™s largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theatres, playing Moritz in Spring Awakening (Balagan Theatre) and Angel in RENT (5th Avenue Theatre). After starring in the crit...
Mark has been with his boyfriend Jonah for 3 years. When Mark receives news of his father's death, cracks begin to show between the two. Jonah suggests Mark go back on anti-depressants, but Mark makes an appointment with a couple's counselor instead. When exercises fail to work, Mark caves and begins to take medication. Things improve until Mark has a severe panic attack. At therapy, mark questions if he truly loves Jonah anymore. returning home, he is confronted by his estranged sister. mark re-connects with her and considers being a part of his family again. At a final therapy session, Mark ends the relationship. Months later, they meet at their friends wedding, where Mark expresses his gratitude for their time together. DVD EXTRAS include Cast Auditions, Cast Interviews, Festival Footage.
Daniel Krueger is a young successful TV journalist who is deeply haunted by his past. Suffering from panic attacks and paranoia, Daniel spends most of his days wishing he were someone else. He meets a young man named Alexander who is everything he wishes he could be: confident, carefree, and beautiful. As the two develop a relationship, Daniel realizes his mind may be more powerful than he thought.
A handsome, successful fashion photographer (Melvil Poupaud) learns that he has a malignant brain tumor that will soon kill him. Hiding his diagnosis, he alienates his family and his young boyfriend, but during a short stay with his grandmother (Jeanne Moreau), his vulnerability is met with a big heart and sound advice. A chance encounter with a roadside cafe waitress (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) results in an unusual bargain that provides a happy, playful dimension to the proceedings. Director Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) has made a film that is at once ironically funny and emotionally gripping. TIME TO LEAVE was a selection in the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, 2005.
From the creator of TV's NOAH'S ARC, PUNKS tells the tale of 4 gay African-American friends in L.A.- shy, virginal photographer Marcus (Seth Gilliam), outgoing lethario Hill (Dwight Ewell), hot-to-trot rich kid newbie Dante (Renoly Santiago), and fabulous drag diva Crystal (Jazzmun). When the hunky Darby (Rockmond Dunbar) moves in next door to Marcus, the foursome wonder if the seemingly straight music producer might be bendable when Marcus strikes up a close friendship with the new neighbor. Meanwhile, Hill struggles in the aftermath of a breakup with his French husband (Rudolf Martin); young Dante struggles to find himself; and diva Crystal deals with the trials of having a high-profile, closeted celebrity boyfriend. Featuring fierce drag queen performances choreographed by Emmy-award winning choreographer Marguerite Derricks and costumed by renown designer Linda Stokes (Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, etc.) all set to the tune of a vintage Sister Sledge disco soundtrack- PUNKS is an award-winning and groundbreaking romantic comedy. Premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2000; nominated for an Independent Spirit Award (2001) and a GLAAD Award (2001), and winner of the Outstanding Emerging Talent Award at LA's Outfest Film Festival (2000) & Best American Independent Feature Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival (2000).When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standa...