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2014 FILMS

The Brattle Theater, Harvard Sq.

Days 3-4

When You Can’t See This Film

Largely due to censorship, many films, especially documentaries and independent films, can't be released in China. But underground cinema clubs are making independent films accessible to Chinese audience despite the all the risks.

dir. Yijun He

 

A Chair Fit For an Angel

A feast for the eyes, A Chair Fit For Angel explores the cultural heritage of the american Shakers through dance, singing, architecture, woodworking, and features artists who keep their legacy alive.

dir. Raymond St Jean

 

Pretend

A contemporary drama set days before Christmas; Roger is an affluent family man who is out of work and going broke, yet pretends he isn't. Only his 'tween' daughter realizes something is wrong. With her belief waning, she appeals to Santa to help her father, but the outcome is not that of magic.

dir. Jim Ohm

 

BLUU, Last Days of Ibiza

On a stormy day, Nat, an extrovert woman from Paris arrives by boat on Ibiza, following an invitation from her childhood friend Sandra, a young dedicated esoteric.
Very quickly, Nat will find herself surrounded by a group of spiritual seekers, shepherded by a charismatic yet sinister leader who will attempt to direct them towards an apocalyptic end.
Realizing the true nature of his plans, Nat and Sandra will take matters into their own hands in order to save the island.

dir. Alain Deymier

 

At Dawn

During a part of Sunday hunting, Gabriel falls asleep and immersed in a dream that leads into an adventure more strange.

dir. Jerome Panaget

 

The Blue Train

Paris - Gare De Lyon. Helie behaves as a true bounder, Selena, evermore in love, still wants to pick up the pieces. At the bar of 'Le Train Bleu', where they stop to have a last drink, neither one cannot imagine what will happen .

dir. Stephanie Assimacopoulo

 

Nuit / Beton

Simon, a drug dealer, is kidnapped by his supplier. Under a psychological torture, he ends up admitting why he his late with his payment: the story behind seems to be even more intense and personal...

dir. Noe Weil

 

Waging War

Seven cousins meet for a last holiday in their childhood house.

dir. Sylvain Lagrillere

 

Sinners

In a blue-collar factory town, an alcoholic priest wrestles with his faith when young children start disappearing at the hands of a serial killer.

dir. Derek Dubois

 

Silk

After acquiring a jar of rare silk from the vast desert expanse of Afghanistan, a CIA field operative becomes impregnated by the desert spider hidden inside, and later gives birth to a brood of hungry spiderlings that eat her alive.

dir. Rob Himebaugh

 

The Demon Deep in Oklahoma

The lonely lives of a brother and sister living in a remote country home are interrupted when a friend of the brothers stops by for a one night stay. The three lives intertwine in a way that changes them forever as they battle the demon that lives deep in Oklahoma.

dir. Lance R. Marshall

 

Dark Roast

A supernatural horror-comedy about a Reaper seeking love in the mortal realm who's disappointed to find Shaun is just like every other man she's ever encountered.

dir. Pete Yagmin                         New England Film

 

Having Fun Up There

Having Fun Up There follows Mark, a 37 year old musician in crisis. Mark has long since given up on the idea of being successful with his music, but his relationships, job prospects, and self-esteem are strained by his desire to continue playing. Throughout the Fall, Mark tries to get a handle on his better-late-than-never adulthood, as his art continues to both destroy him and save him.

dir. Frankie Frain                          New England Film

Visitant

This plot plays on the connected idea of "Roanoke Island" where people vanished. This plot plays on that concept but in a different manner. 
Visitant is about a small town which is visited by dark strangers. They soon find out that these "strangers" have unsettling intentions set for the town. Visitant is segmented into multiple stories involving multiple settings and people around the town as they soon discover they are in danger.

dir. Carlo Barbieri                                     New England Film

 

Moving Stone

A bowling team finds itself in a state of disorder as communication breaks down before their championship game. Assumption and irrationality breed an environment that not only threatens their functioning as a team, but their safety towards each other.

dir. C.W. Dolan                                          New England Film

 

Bad Day

'Bad Day' is a short comedy that all revolves around a violinist, her violin, and a sandwich, and her comedic strugle to get one or the other of the objects back from various diverse passerby.
'Bad Day' is dedicated to music, particularly classical music which has the power to make us more kind, tolerant, and loving.

dir. Salome Tkebuchava                             New England Film

 

Raising Matty Christian

This inspirational documentary profiles the life of Matthew G. Christian (1983-2009), known as 'Matty' from the town of Canton, Massachusetts, who was born without a full set of arms and legs and without a tongue. As told through interviews with his parents Allie and Jerry, brother Michael and several close friends and authority figures throughout his life, 'Raising Matty Christian' paints a portrait of an inspiring young man who never took no for an answer and set out to live life to the fullest.

dir. Christian de Rezendes                           New England Film

 

Armed Defense

A man turns his family home in Connecticut into a military stronghold fortified with machine guns, barbwire, and barricades. He is not alone. His neighbors are also armed and are on stand by. They all bear arms to defend their homes against invisible but immanent threat.

dir. Irina Patkanian

 

One Bedroom

Moses and Wendy, former step-siblings, are thrown back into the same living quarters after sixteen years of bitter separation, an arrangement further complicated by Wendy's brilliant six-year-old daughter, Elsa.

dir. David Miller

 

The Yank

Shot on location in Cleveland, Dublin and County Clare, Ireland. The comedy feature film The Yank tells the story of Tom Murphy, a middle-aged Cleveland bachelor. For Tom, the perfect woman is beautiful, hard-working, family-oriented and like his parents 100 percent Irish. So when his best friend, Marty, decides to get married in Ireland, Tom's family and friends send him off on a side splitting epic adventure. Tom does not know it yet, but he's about to come face to face with the real Ireland. Tom's plan to find his dreams takes him on a journey of discovery to a land that defies his original expectations. He may soon discover that the grass isn't always greener, even in Ireland.

dir. Sean Lackey