A Different Story
Manufacturer: Trinity Home Ent Brand: PEACE ARCH HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Perry King, Meg Foster. A lesbian real estate agent takes in a gay illegal immigrant as a roommate when he loses his job. They ultimately marry to keep him from being deported, but after a night of drunken impulsive sex, she gets pregnant. Can two sexually mismatched friends remain together to create a family, or will hormones tear them apart? 1978/color/104 min/R.
Manufacturer: Wolfe Video
Chet (Mark Strano, Out To Kill) and Todd (Frankie Valenti aka former adult star Johnny Hazzard) are estranged gay brothers who grew up in a small town in Central California to a homophobic, working class single father. While bad boy Todd ran off to Los Angeles and is now out and proud, Chet stayed at home (and mostly closeted) to run the family hardware store and care for their ailing father until the father s recent death. Broke and homeless, Todd returns to the brother he left behind. As long-simmering resentments boil to the surface and the pair confront their differences and similarities, Tiger Orange serves up a poignant depiction of family dynamics and small town life and the journeys we each must take.
Manufacturer: Ariztical Entertainment Brand: ARIZTICAL ENTERTAINMENT
Two twisted sisters live in their own self-made hell. Baby Jane? takes its cue from the original cult classic starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford...but continually takes the audience down unexpected twists and turns. The film begins with Baby Jane as a famous brat child star, then transitions to her failed attempt at becoming a big fat movie star like her sister Blanche until a tragic gate accident makes Blanche's spine...kinda snap. Baby Jane gives up her career to take care of her disabled sister, waiting on her hand and foot, every gawd damn day! Until one day, Baby Jane has had enough! We watch her slowly unravel, taking it out on her poor disabled sister Blanche, the housekeeper Elvira (Blanche's secret "special friend"), the nosey neighbor Mrs. Bates and her ding dong daughter, Gloria. All through this, Blanche plays the victim role when in actuality she is just a manipulating bitch!
Jess & James
Manufacturer: TLA Releasing
Jess is a bohemian youth with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sexual encounter, the two young men set off on a spontaneous road trip across rural Argentina to reunite with Jess' estranged brother. On their journey, they confront strange occurrences and engage in a mÃ©nage Ã trois affair that brings them closer. Their newly found affection grows, all while discovering a fresh vision of freedom and happiness. JESS & JAMES is a sexually charged road-trip movie, a love story, and a coming-of-age tale, set against the mythical landscape of the Argentinian Pampas.
Manufacturer: TLA Releasing Model: 34125726
In the bathroom of a crowded nightclub, Ibrahim, a 14-year old Moroccan boy, crosses paths with Spanish teen Rafa. Although they exchange only a fleeting glance, the encounter has a profound effect on the pair. As his friends try and set him up with a local girl, Rafa s thoughts remain with Ibrahim. Meanwhile, Ibrahim finds himself isolated in the big city, treated like an outsider, with the threat of deportation hanging over his head. When the two boys meet again, they form a close bond and decide to work together to find a way for Ibrahim to escape his fate and live the life he wants.
Manufacturer: Strand Releasing
18-year-old Lake has a sweet activist girlfriend, but one day discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate conspires to land him a job at a nursing home where he develops a tender relationship with Mr. Peabody. Discovering that the patients are being over-medicated to make them easier to manage, Lake decides to wean Mr. Peabody off this medication and help him escape, resulting in a humorous and heartfelt road trip that strengthens their bond. The always provocative Bruce LaBruce is back with a new romantic comedy (of sorts).
Manufacturer: MPI HOME VIDEO
Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I ve Loved You So Long, Four Weddings and a Funeral) delivers another acclaimed performance in the passionate drama Leaving. When stay-at-home mom Suzanne wants to return to work, her husband agrees to remodel a garage to serve as her office. Ivan, a sexy Spanish builder, enters their lives and changes them in ways no one could have expected. Suzanne and Ivan are irresistibly drawn together by an erotic passion that threatens to destroy her marriage, her family and everything she holds dear. Her husband will stop at nothing to destroy her first. In this thrilling romance, everyone pays a price for happiness. Kristin Scott Thomas has transformed from the ice queen of British cinema to a woman of torrid passions in French films--and Leaving may be the most torrid yet. Suzanne (Thomas) leads a pleasant but stale upper middle-class life, with two teenage children (demanding and unappreciative, as all teenagers are) and a slightly pushy husband, Samuel (Yvan Attal, My Wife Is an Actress). She has a fling with a Spanish handyman named Ivan (Sergi LÃ³pez, Pan's Labyrinth) that, to her surprise, turns into an overwhelming passion. She can't bear to be without Ivan and decides to leave Samuelâ€¦ a decision that slowly disintegrates her life. The strength of Leaving lies not in the plot, which holds no radical surprises, but in the vitality of Thomas's performance (particularly striking is a scene in which Suzanne, playfully bantering with Ivan...
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