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Zero Charisma

Zero Charisma (2013)

Starring: Sam Eidson, Anne Gee Byrd, Garrett Graham

Scott Weidemeyer, an overweight and overbearing fantasy role-playing gamer finds his life turned upside-down when a handsome and charismatic hipster joins his game. Plagued by angst and self-doubt, Scott's troubles worsen with the faltering health of his grandmother, who has cared for him all his life, and the sudden arrival of his estranged mother and her new fiance. Short-sighted and ill-tempered, Scott finds his once safe and comfortable life spinning wildly out of control. (c) Official FB

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Zero Charisma

Zero Charisma (2013)

Starring: Sam Eidson,Brock England,Garrett Graham,Anne Gee Byrd,Cyndi Williams

Scott Weidemeyer, an overweight and overbearing fantasy role-playing gamer finds his life turned upside-down when a handsome and charismatic hipster joins his game. Plagued by angst and self-doubt, Scott's troubles worsen with the faltering health of his grandmother, who has cared for him all his life, and the sudden arrival of his estranged mother and her new fiance. Short-sighted and ill-tempered, Scott finds his once safe and comfortable life spinning wildly out of control. (c) Official FB

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart (2012)

Starring: Rick Springfield, Corey Feldman, Linda Blair

Some may find the rabid devotion of Rick Springfield's fans perplexing, but if his 17 Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl", or his run on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake didn't convince you, watching him blast out live performances with straight-on charisma and spontaneously dropping in on fans most certainly will. Somewhere in between the introvert plagued with lifelong depression and the 60-something extrovert who still performs 80 to 100 high energy concerts a year, lies the real Rick Springfield. A fascinating look at a singular, multi-generational celebrity culture, An Affair of the Heart is a soulful examination of contrasting individual connections revealed through common universal threads of humanity. -- (C) Official Site

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart (2012)

Starring: Rick Springfield, Corey Feldman, Linda Blair

Some may find the rabid devotion of Rick Springfield's fans perplexing, but if his 17 Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl", or his run on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake didn't convince you, watching him blast out live performances with straight-on charisma and spontaneously dropping in on fans most certainly will. Somewhere in between the introvert plagued with lifelong depression and the 60-something extrovert who still performs 80 to 100 high energy concerts a year, lies the real Rick Springfield. A fascinating look at a singular, multi-generational celebrity culture, An Affair of the Heart is a soulful examination of contrasting individual connections revealed through common universal threads of humanity. -- (C) Official Site

Ride, Rise, Roar

Ride, Rise, Roar (2010)

Starring: David Byrne,Brian Eno,Redray Frazier,Jenni Muldaur,Lily Baldwin

The David Byrne concert film blends riveting onstage performances with intimate details of the creative collaborations that make the music and performance happen. It blends the energy and charisma of classic Talking Heads with the heartfelt pathos of David Byrne and Brian Eno's most recent collaboration. Between the songs, the film achieves an unprecedented intimacy with David Byrne and the band, documenting behind-the-scenes auditions, rehearsals, and interviews with key players while revealing the creative process that led to the show's unique fusion of pop music and modern dance. "Ride, Rise, Roar" celebrates Byrne's extensive career as a musician and testifies to the creativity that keeps him going today.

We Are The Night

We Are The Night (2011)

Starring: Karoline Herfurth,Nina Hoss,Jennifer Ulrich,Anna Fischer,Max Riemelt

Dennis Gansel, responsible for the hit The Wave, explores night time in Berlin to find a sect of seductive lady vampires that hide out in the city's alternative clubs and enjoy the luxury and pleasures their attained immortality provides them. A stylized vision of female vampirism, closer to films like The Hunger or the TV series True Blood than to Twilight, We Are the Night differs from other films present this year in Sitges because it gives the myth an image of sensuality, charisma and attraction, playing especially on fascination for the night. A fascination that Gansel uses almost paroxysmally to exploit the German capital's nighttime atmospheres. -- (C) IFC Entertainment

The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants)

The Father of My Children (Le pere de mes enfants) (2010)

Starring: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing,Chiara Caselli,Manelle Driss,Alice de Lencquesaing,Alice Gautier

Gregoire Canvel has everything a man could want. A wife he loves, three delightful children and a stimulating job. He's a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema-free and true to life-is precisely his reason for living. His vocation. It fulfils him and Gregoire devotes almost all his time and energy to his work. He's hyperactive, he never stops. Except on weekends, which he spends in the country with his family-gentle interludes, as precious as they are fragile. With his bearing and exceptional charisma, Gregoire commands admiration. He seems invincible. Yet his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is on its last legs. Too many productions, too many risks, too many debts. Storm clouds are gathering. But Gregoire ploughs on at all costs. Where will his blind obstinacy lead him? One day, he is obliged to face the facts. In one word: failure. He is overwhelmed by fatigue. Which soon, secretly, turns into despair.

Born To Fly

Born To Fly (2014)

Starring: Elizabeth Streb,DeeAnn Nelson,Jackie Carlson,Leonardo Giron,Sarah Callan

Elizabeth Streb's Extreme Action Company is to American Ballet Theater as Spider-Man is to a National Geographic special on arachnids. Working out of an industrial building in Williamsburg, her troupe hones dangerous, mind-boggling feats: hybrids of dance, acrobatics, performance art, theater of cruelty, and maybe just plain cruelty. The spiky-haired Streb, outfitted in motorcycle boots and de rigeur black everything, is a surprisingly gamine woman whose charisma is as palpable as the affection and compassion she affords her dancers. Catherine Gund's exhilarating documentary records Streb's latest forays into gravity-defying actions as well as wonderful archival footage that records her early decades of work, leading up to the MacArthur "genius" grant she received in 1997. Two of many breathtaking spectacles that punctuate the movie: Streb dancers bungee-jumping off London's Millennium Bridge and dangling fearlessly from the London Eye. Streb earns her reputation as the Evel Knievel of dance.

Vincere

Vincere (2010)

Starring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno,Fabrizio Costella,Filippo Timi,Fausto Russo Alesi,Michela Cescon

This unusual and offbeat historical drama rests on a little-known conceit. Though seldom discussed in history books (and reportedly undisclosed for half a century), fascist dictator Benito Mussolini conceived an illegitimate son by a woman named Ida Dalser -- a son Mussolini allowed to be born, acknowledged, and then promptly denied for the duration of his life. The tale begins in early 20th century Milan, with Benito (Fabrizio Costella) working as the socialist editor of a controversial newspaper called Avanti. His dream in life involves triumphantly leading the Italian masses away from monarchy and toward a "socially emancipated future." He met the young and wealthy Ida (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) once before, in Trento -- where they enjoyed a brief exchange; they re-encounter one another during Mussolini's period at Avanti and it becomes clear that Ida has fallen deeply in love with Benito. She believes wholeheartedly in his ideals and his future as the leader of Italy -- to such an extent that she sells everything she has (her apartment, furniture, jewelry, and the beauty salon she owns) to fuel the development of his newspaper, Il Popolo d'Italia.While the two become romantically entangled, with Ida positively magnetized by Benito's charisma and Benito hooked on a lust for power, Benito quickly switches spiritual and political allegiances overnight, changing from an atheistic socialist to a deeply Catholic fascist -- Catholic, because an allegiance with the Vatican will enable him to wrest and retain control over Italy's government. Benito and Ida marry and parent a son together, Benito Albino Mussolini (circa 1915), but the marriage certificate soon conveniently disappears and Ida learns, to her horror, that Benito has married someone else. She unwisely begins to protest the situation -- so loudly and persistently that she's first forced into house arrest and then shoved permanently into an insane asylum -- raising key questions about the fate and future of her young son. On a stylistic level, director Marco Bellocchio films this historical material with the passion, theatricality, lyricism, and tragedy of a classical Italian opera. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

The Program

The Program (2016)

Starring: Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Chris O'Dowd

From Academy Award (R) nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title Films (The Theory Of Everything, Everest, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history; Lance Armstrong, the world-renowned Tour de France champion. The world needs heroes and Lance Armstrong was the ultimate sporting hero. Following a gruelling battle with cancer, Lance returned to his cycling career in 1999 more determined than ever and with his sights set firmly on winning the Tour de France. With the help of the infamous Italian physician Michele Ferrari and team director Johan Bruyneel, he developed the most sophisticated doping program in the history of the sport. This program allowed Lance and his American teammates to dominate the world of cycling, winning the Tour an unprecedented seven times. However not everyone believed the fairytale...Sunday Times journalist, David Walsh, at first charmed by Lance's charisma and talent, soon began to question whether the 'world's greatest athlete' was 'clean'. Walsh sought to unveil the truth, his ensuing battle with Armstrong risked his own career, ostracised him from the cycling community and cost his paper, The Sunday Times, hundreds of thousands in legal costs. But the indefatigable Walsh eventually uncovered the truth when a select few prepared to talk came forward, exposing one of the greatest deceptions of our time. Inspired by the award winning book 'Seven Deadly Sins' by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Chris O'Dowd (Calvary), Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), THE PROGRAM is a tense and suspenseful thriller.

Something's Gonna Live

Something's Gonna Live (2010)

Starring: Albert Nozaki,Conrad L. Hall,Harold Michelson,Henry Bumstead,Haskell Wexler

This informative and lively documentary follows six artists in their senescence who have bonded throughout the years after working in Hollywood during the golden age of cinema. From storyboard artist Harold Michelson to art directors Robert Boyle, Henry Bumstead and Albert Nozaki to cinematographers Haskell Wexler and Conrad Hall, each one of them gets just the right amount of screen time so that you're able to understand precisely how they started out in the film industry, how they contributed to it and what makes them so important within the scope of the world of film. Neither of them comes across as full of themselves or boring; they're each wise, honest and charismatic. Albert Nozaki, who worked as the art director in such films as When Worlds Collide, the original War of the Worlds and The Ten Commandments , explains how even though his eyesight was poor back then, his boss at Paramount let him continue to work; on the day that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, though, he was fired merely a few hours after the bombing, but returned to his job there after the war was over. He retired when he became completely blind in 1969 and died in 2003 at the age of 91. Robert Boyle worked as a production designer for a variety of classic films ranging from Saboteur to The Birds, North by Northwest, In Cold Blood, The Thomas Crown Affair and more. It's very fascinating to listen to him and storyboard artist Harold Michelson discussing what it was like to work on The Birds together and how a modern version of The Birds would probably leave virtually nothing to the imagination and have no subtleties unlike the original. They also give their two cents about how Hitchcock (referred to as "Hitch") would make films if he were alive today to utilize modern technology which he'd probably use frequently, but only as a means of serving the story. Both Boyle and Michelson died at the age of 100 and 87, respectively. Production designer Henry Bumstead worked on To Kill a Mockingbird, Vertigo, The Sting and recent films such as Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, and others, before dying at the age of 91. Haskell Wexler not only works as a cinematographer, but also as a director, writer and producer to this very day. His credits includeThe Thomas Crown Affair, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, Medium Cool which he also wrote/directed and produced, and most recently, he directed the documentary Who Needs Sleep?. Cinematographer Conrad L. Hall worked on such films as In Cold Blood, The Day of the Locusts, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Road to Perdition and others before his death at the age of 76. He explains his cinematography helped to highlight and reflect the human condition in In Cold Blood just like the other artists tried to do in the films they worked on as well at that time. Will there be another renaissance in the world of film? It's hard to say, but these six artists do believe that it's bound to come at some point. Director Daniel Raim deftly blends interviews with each of them along with select footage from their films and footage of them bonding as friends back in 2003. He asks important, provocative questions while wisely staying out of the film to keep the focus on them and their thoughts, feelings and some of their memories of the iconic renaissance period. In turn, Raim brings out their warmth, panache, wisdom and, occasionally, their sense of humor so that by the time the film's over, you're able to fully grasp them as humble, down-to-earth and sensitive human beings who ought to be remembered and appreciated by future generations for their persistence, brilliance, diligence and sense of camaraderie. At a running time of 1 hour and 20 minutes, Something's Gonna Live is engaging, honest and filled with warmth, insight and charisma. -- (C) Official Site

Rise Up

Rise Up (2012)

Starring: Ice Anastacia,Kemoy,Lee Perry,Robbie Shakespeare,Sly Dunbar

More records are released per capita in Jamaica than any other nation in the world; despite a long history of poverty, political instability and crime, the island's music scene has had a powerful global impact, and many Jamaicans see music as their best opportunity to make something of themselves. Documentary filmmaker Luciano Blotta takes a look at three artists struggling to make themselves heard in a small country overflowing with talent in the documentary Riseup. Turbulence is a Rastafarian dancehall toaster whose lyrical skills, charisma and exceptional voice have made him an underground star in Kingston. But to break out to a larger market Turbulence needs to affiliate himself with some of major players in the music business, and he makes no secret of his distrust of agents and managers. Kemoy came from a tiny village in the country, but has a powerful, soulful vocal style and has won the support of several reggae legends, including Sly Dunbar and Toots Hibbert. But Kemoy still has to face the harsh realities of life in the ghetto, as well as dealing with an unexpected pregnancy that could stall her career. And Anastasia Ice is an aspiring rapper who comes from a wealthy family; his parents are willing to bankroll his musical career, and he's able to hire a top-notch band and use his influence to get on the bill of the island's biggest music festival, Sunsplash. But can money buy him the audience's attention? Riseup was an official selection at the 2009 Hot Docs International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

From The Head

From The Head (2013)

Starring: Samantha Lemole, Matthew Lillard, Jeffrey Doornbos

New York City. Fall, 1995. Below the feet of Times Square tourists, down a long flight of stairs, is a world where topless dancers spin around poles and grind money out of the pockets of nameless faces. For most, it's a fantasy. For some, it's therapy. For a few, a confessional. But beyond the Main Stage, and behind the Men's Room door you'll find a different kind of performance going on - a grifter with more talent and charisma than most of the dancers. Meet Shoes, the bathroom attendant. He's been here three years. Will he stay, or will he go? All he knows, for now, is that as the masses enter, he has one objective - get whatever cash they're holding into his tip bowl. No easy task. And whether they leave money or not, one thing's for sure - they are no longer nameless, and whatever secrets they are trying to hide, are exposed in the bright light of the head.(c) Official Facebook

Penance

Penance (2014)

Starring: Marieh Delfino,Graham McTavish,Alice Amter,Jason Connery,Valorie Hubbard

Japanese master of suspense Kiyoshi Kurosawa's eerie, intense psychological thriller Penance (Shokuzai) unfolds on a sleepy small town playground, when a mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls. Wracked with grief, the victim's unhinged mother Asako (Kyoko Koizumi) demands that the shaken survivors identify the killer or face a penance of her choosing. Growing up in the shadow of this tragic debt, each of the four girls cultivates a warped survival mechanism - avoidance, desperation, fear and obsession. A disturbing, sensitively helmed chronicle of post-traumatic stress from a female perspective, Penance offers Kiyoshi Kurosawa's trademark creepy twists as well as a subtle commentary on Japanese society and gender expectations. This gripping long-form serial drama highlights a new facet of renowned auteur Kurosawa (PULSE, CURE, CHARISMA) and features absorbing performances from a stellar line-up of award-winning, up-and-coming young actresses. -- (C) Music Box Films

Informant

Informant (2012)

Starring: Scott Crow, Brandon Darby

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Brandon Darby developed a reputation as a bold and effective activist and founding member of the relief organization Common Ground. Darby was the type of guy who would heroically and single-handedly brave toxic floodwaters to rescue a stranded friend in the Ninth Ward. His mix of charisma and bravado established him as grass-roots activist darling to the American Left. Everything changed in 2008 when two youths were arrested for attempting to disrupt the Republican National Convention. Darby, working as an informant for the FBI, infiltrated the protest group, and was largely responsible for their arrest. Darby is a confusing, complex riddle of a character vilified by his former friends and praised by groups like the Tea Party. Filmmaker Jamie Meltzer reveals the bigger truths behind Darbys actions through engaging interviews with all the major players and stylized reenactments (featuring Darby playing himself) in this spellbinding and provocative work.

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