1h 35min | Drama | 17 August 2006 (Australia)
A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today’s youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a tragedy will occur, affecting the lives of a group of students and their teachers. As the story unfolds, the individual stories of the six teenagers are revealed, each with its own explosive significance. An unwanted pregnancy unravels a terrible, dark secret; all is not as it appears for the seemingly confident school football hero; an outcast must deal with everyday taunts from his peers; a beautiful young girl battles an eating disorder; a stellar student constantly struggles to win his parents’ approval; while another uses drugs to escape from his own demons.
Hope and Glory 1987
1h 53min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 November 1987 (Ireland)
A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school.
We Remember Moments 2015
12min | Short, Drama | November 2015 (Norway)
Pétur is a teenage boy who is haunted by the family past and struggles socially. He escapes reality through taking pictures. One day he takes a picture that changes everything.
20min | Short, Drama, Thriller | March 2014 (India)
Jesse is an adolescent addicted to chatting. One day an unknown gay ‘friend’ proposes a blind date in a public place, but the boy, not having seen his face, insists he uses a ‘red’ shirt so he can recognize him. What Jesse never imagined was that with that meeting some of his worst fears would come true, beyond anything he could imagine.
Born to Be Wild 1995
PG | 1h 40min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 31 March 1995 (USA)
Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. When the owner of the gorilla takes her back to become a flea market freak Rick takes it upon himself to break Katie out and take her on an adventureous journey to get her out of the country.
The Boy Who Could Fly 1986
1h 54min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 26 September 1986 (USA)
Charlene Michaelson, her two children – teen-aged Amelia ‘Milly’ Michaelson and precocious adolescent Louis Michaelson – and their dog Max move into a new house in a new neighborhood after the passing of Charlene’s husband/the kids’ father, Donald Michaelson. Beyond life without Donald, they are all nervous about starting a new life, which, for Charlene, means getting back into the workforce after thirteen years. Milly quickly settles into the neighborhood if only because she becomes fascinated with their next door neighbor, teen-aged Eric Gibb, who authorities believe is autistic. Orphaned Eric has never spoken a word, and without having been told about the incident, began to think he could fly at the exact moment his parents died in a plane crash. Many believe Eric’s belief is because he felt he could thus save his parents. Eric’s guardian is his dipsomaniac Uncle Hugo Gibb. Milly’s high school teacher, Mrs. Carolyn Sherman, who used to be a special needs teacher, looks after Eric as much as anyone. Mrs. Sherman believes that having Eric in her class with “normal” students is a positive environment for him, unlike the authorities who believe he should be institutionalized. Milly’s official and unofficial tasks become to see what lies deep within Eric’s psyche, and if there really is any validity to what people think Eric believes.
Hot legs 1995
27min | Short | 19 Jan 1995
Tim holds Dave, the man that he loved in school when they were teenagers, captive in a motel room – the same man who as a boy betrayed and humiliated him. Tim’s aim: To understand Dave’s motivations, to humiliate, degrade and kill him… But will he be able to go through with turning his dark fantasy into reality?
Race d’Ep 1979
1h 35min | Drama, History | 24 October 1979 (France)
Race d’Ep! caused scandal when it was released in France. The film was censored and classified as a pornographic film under the “X Law.” Roland Barthes, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Patrice Chéreau, and Cahiers du Cinéma, among others, signed a petition in defense of the film and opposing its persecution and censorship by the government. Michel Foucault wrote a letter to the Ministry of Culture on behalf of Race d’Ep!, stating that “this documentary is based on historical research whose seriousness and interest I had the chance to prove,” going on to observe, “it seems strange for a film about homosexuality to be penalized when it tries to remember the persecutions of which the Nazi regime has been responsible.”