|AWAKEN (World Premiere)
Director: Daric Loo Writer: Daric Loo
Cast: Corey Sevier, Jordan Ladd, Renee Dorian and Ryan Alosio
Alex’s mundane life is changed forever when he has a brief encounter with a mysterious woman. His hopes of running into her again are shattered when he learns that she was killed in an accident shortly after they had met. Feeling grief over what could have been, Alex falls asleep…and wakes up in her bed. She kisses him and tells him that she loves him. Alex wakes up from the vivid dream, desperate to find out more about her.Inspired by what he discovers, Alex’s incredible journey weaves between dreams and reality in search of true love.
|BEL AMI - (North American Premiere)
Directed by Declan Donnellan Writers: Rachel Bennette.
Based on a book by Guy de MaupassantCast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm MeaneyRuntime: 102 minSynopsis: BEL AMI is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.Watch the trailer.
|BROKEN KINGDOM (Los Angeles Premiere)
Director: Daniel Gillies Writer: Daniel Gillies
Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies and Kandyse McClure
Two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota to the lofty hills of Hollywood. A 14-year-old prostitute and an eccentric American writer forge a peculiar companionship, while a day-care teacher in Los Angeles does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic secret.Watch the trailer.
|IRVINE WELSH’S ECSTASY
Director: Rob Heydon Writers: Rob Heydon, Ben Tucker.
Based on the book by Irvine WelshCast: Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk and Billy BoydRUNTIME: 99 minsBased on Irvine Welsh’s controversial book, Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance, ECSTASY is a twisted tale that explores the euphoric highs and the devastating lows of a chemical romance. Lloyd (Adam Sinclair) is on top of the world – beautiful girls, great club sounds, and a never ending supply of the love drug, sustained by a smuggling sideline for the local drug boss Solo (Carlo Rota). But when he meets Heather (Kristin Kreuk) he is forced to question if the love he feels is real or just another chemical high. As cracks start to appear in his world he realizes he wants out. If he can just pull off one last trip for Solo, he’ll be free.Watch the trailer.
|THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE -RED CARPET OPENING NIGHT HONORS & SCREENING – (WEST COAST PREMIERE)
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, Fred Willard
Runtime: 109 minsReuniting with director Rob Reiner from the hit film, The Bucket List, Freeman plays Monte Wildhorn, a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door—an attractive single mom (Madsen) and her young daughters—who help him find inspiration again.Purchase Tickets Here! Avalon Theatre, Friday May 4, 2012 7:30pm – 10:00pm Watch the trailer.
Director: John Chuldenko Writers: John Chuldenko, Sean Blythe
Cast: Todd Grinnell, Ali Hillis and Kevin Linehan
Neil and Sarah are in their thirties, married and find themselves in that uneasy transition from hipster to yuppie. In an effort to rekindle their relationship, they set out on a trip that lands them back in their old neighborhood in Los Angeles. A few drinks bring back a few memories, and they end up breaking into the apartment they used to share, squatting illegally for a few days in their twenty-something lives. After throwing a raging housewarming party, Neil and Sarah must rely on their grown-up resources to avoid some serious consequences.Watch the trailer.
Director: Craig Lahiff Writer: Craig Lahiff
Cast: Jason Clarke, Emma Booth and David Lyons
Runtime: 87 mins
Driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin plays it safe when he has car problems and takes a short cut to a one horse town. But as luck would have it, he comes across a fatal road accident. One of the drivers, Jina, is shaken, the other dead and beside him, a briefcase full of money. When Colin resists temptation and does the right thing, turning it into the local cop, his good deed causes a series of fateful events to unfold.Watch the trailer.