Young Light 2016
Junges Licht (original title)
2h 2min | Drama | 12 May 2016 (Germany)
Julian is a 12-year-old boy whose family is just scraping by in the Ruhr industrial region of Germany in the early 1960s . When his mother and younger sister go away for a while, he is left mostly alone in the apartment while his father works in the coal mine. He has to confront the confusing world of adults and older boys and the older girl next door on his own. Finally events build up and threaten to tear the family apart.
An edgy drama about a gay teen’s tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on the right track. This course is quickly threatened with the sudden arrival of his sort-of ex, Daniel, who arrives at Ryan’s door wanting a place to stay and offering the promise of a normal, loving relationship. But Daniel’s drug addiction and attitude towards casual sex derail any hope for normalcy and soon ensnares Ryan in his own downward spiral. Handheld cameras, a hot young cast and a boldly upfront approach to sex combine to make Wrecked a unique film experience.
The Bachelors 2017
1h 39min | Comedy, Drama | 20 October 2017 (USA)
After the loss of his wife, BILL PONDER (Simmons) and his 17-year-old son WES move out of their small town into the big city in an attempt to have a fresh start. As they each begin to adjust to their new life and seek ways to heal their wounds, they both find comfort in newfound romance. Wes meets LACY, an introverted but fierce girl whose enigmatic personality captivates Wes’ attention, and Bill meets CARINE, a compassionate and elegant teacher whose own past heartaches resonate with his. As relationships are tested, Bill and Wes grow apart and back together again while discovering their true selves in the process.
Teenage boy Jeremy has a basic teen life. That is, until he tries on some Virtual Reality goggles at the mall. After that day, he starts saying everything that comes to his mind. From saying not the nicest thing to someone, or completely humiliating yourself, he’s probably said it. As a resolution, he and his sister Victoria attempt to make his mouth speak for himself, and not his mind.
The next door neighbors Nell Bedworth and Woody Deane have opposite behaviors and hate each other: the virgin geek Nell is polite, sensitive and well-prepared to go to Yale, while Woody is rude and his greatest expectation is to join a mediocre university due to his abilities playing football. When Nell and Woody are assigned to visit a museum together, they argue in front of a statue of an Aztec god. During the night, their souls swap bodies, bringing difficult situations to them. They first try to damage each other’s reputation in high school, but soon they discover that their dream of joining college can only happen with mutual respect and support.
1h 20min | Crime, Drama | November 2015 (USA)
‘Think KIDS meets Midnight Cowboy.’ EKAJ is a film packed with real life drama and a real sense of humor. The film capture’s a naive teen’s runaway journey to one of the most difficult city’s to survive in, New York City. We feel Ekaj (Jake Mestre) as he goes through so much rude awakenings. He meets “Mecca” (Badd Idea) a Cynic Artist/Hustler who takes Ekaj under his care. Mecca is a very funny, foul mouthed character and has multiple problems of his own. He stays at his cousins place and we get glimpses of the fact that he has Aids, since he has tattoos with the word written on his knees. He drinks all day and still manages to be sane and sharp. He is also an opportunistic thief. Their relationship develops into true love and care for each other. At the beginning of the film Mecca is doing ok but as the film progresses he becomes sicker and his medication does not really seem to be working for him. At the same time we see Ekaj becoming stronger and less vulnerable. Ekaj lives for the love of his life, a Painter named “Johnny ” (Scooter LaForge) who has no tolerance and is constantly beating him. “Johnny” seems indifferent and cold towards Ekaj’s desperate love and obsession for him. With no place to really sleep, Ekaj stays during the day with Mecca at his cousin’s place, at Johnny’s place, or at times staying in hotel rooms payed by coins (clients.)