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New Movie: Dead Time

Posted on: July 19th, 2011 by mbutu
Dead Time
DEAD TIME is a story about two sisters, Wendy and Julie and their attempts at survival in spite of sexual abuse, excessive drug use and consequently, desperate criminal behaviour. The story begins as Wendy and Mark come together in the world. We follow them through their first marriage at age 16 and the subsequent tragedy that befalls their four-month-old baby. Early on we learn that both Wendy and Mark are sexual abuse survivors who don’t have the support or resources to effectively deal with their traumas and so turn to a daily ration of potent drug abuse (cocaine, heroin, alcohol, etc.) to ward off their psychological turmoil. Inevitably their marriage falls apart. Broken from the experience they both cling to their steady diet of drugs, pharmaceuticals and alcohol. Shortly after her divorce Wendy meets Reg who is a convicted criminal living a “shooters’ lifestyle by dealing large quantities of cocaine, hash and heroin. They buy cars, boats, jewelry and take weekend vacations to drug rich countries importing high-grade product. Wendy’s sister Julie, on the other hand, describes herself as 120 lbs. of post psychedelic drugs surfing on the border of clarity and functioning. She has lived her life by delving into areas considered taboo by many (prostitution, the porn industry, excessive LSD use). Her life choices grew out of a need to escape her destructive childhood experiences and explore all things forbidden. Julie’s understanding of the world is constructed within the realms of her drug experiences. Her insights, although unconventional, challenge traditional stereotypes and shed new light on art, sexual politics and power. All four players are one careless step away from death through suicide, overdose or criminal prosecution. Like a house of cards verging on self-destruction, their lives play out through a series of revolutions in an effort to regain control over their inner worlds.

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New Movie: Aftermath

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by mbutu
Aftermath
Aftermath: The Remnants of War is a feature length documentary that takes us to France, Russia, Vietnam and Bosnia to reveal the dark past that still haunts us. With a mix of never before seen footage, stock images, narration and original score, AFTERMATH is a reminder that we will continue to pay for the last century’s legacy of war for years to come, and that future generations will pay for contemporary events which are occurring even now. Aftermath is based on the Lionel Gelber Prize winning book by American author Donovan Webster.

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New Movie: Tesoros Descartados

Posted on: May 26th, 2011 by mbutu
Tesoros Descartados
A year in the lives of Blanca and her children, living on the fringes of society, scavenging through the remains of Buenos Aires for mere sustenance. We live alongside them in their joys and pains, exploring their reality, meeting others in the same fight for survival. 

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New Movie: Auf dem Heimweg

Posted on: May 26th, 2011 by mbutu
Auf dem Heimweg
In the documentary “Auf dem Heimweg” Seniors tell their personal story
of the “old people’s home-crisis.” Each of these 80-90 year old residents has
found a unique way to overcome this difficult phase. They
all live in an institution where everyone can be what she/he realy is.
A home in the institution, joy instead of fear of outside control, perspective
instead of feeling the last stop.
This feeling the seniors give to a new Resident who is initially skeptical about her new home. With Help of her peers, she also finds her own way for a new beginning. 

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