In 2009, an unprecedented 1,176 Atlanta teachers were investigated for test cheating; 85 were indicted, 12 went to trial and found guilty on RICO charges typically reserved for the mafia and drug lords. Convicted and sentenced to upward of 30 years in prison, the guilty finally break their silence in "One Child Left Behind: The Untold Atlanta Cheating Scandal". Was the controversial legislation called No Child Left Behind to blame for such widespread cheating in Atlanta public schools - or did politics, race and the power struggle for control of 50 million federal dollars play a significant role? Find out in this powerful documentary film featuring exclusive interviews by 6 of the convicted, the whistle blowers, the accused, the cheaters, the prosecution, the DA, the defense attorneys and the students "left behind".
In a final attempt to re-connect after years of falling out, Alex - encouraged by his mother - embarks on a road trip with his father in their old family Beetle. The car that Alex hates and his father loves, becomes an intimate setting for two stubborn men, who are forced to deal with their issues as they are both literally and figuratively brought together. The journey becomes a bumpy ride filled with conflicts as well as shared memories of a past closeness, which has long since turned cold.
When perennial “it girl” Callie (Jacqui Purvis) seeks a favour from her hyper-controlling celebrity chef ex, Karl (Damien Strouthos) , a barely contained explosion follows, but Callie is hardly innocent and blazes a trail of emotional destruction of her own. To what lengths would you be prepared to go, to get a seemingly unimportant gift for someone you love? Callie goes to extremes. In life, in love and in this quest. It’s a story about love. But mostly it’s a story about the damage we can cause to those who care about us most.
In the 1970’s, Hanna and Johan, her 9 year-old son gifted with a fertile imagination, are briefly trapped in an old elevator. Johan is convinced that the machine allows them to travel through time. Now, 40 years later, Hanna seems to believe it as well.
Hedda finds a friend in her new computer. The search engine Lili challenges her to take up more space at home by playing the game "I tell and you do". A game that could end dangerously. A short film about a search engine that interfere in a relationship between a child and her mother. What does a child reveal about private-life to an Ipad? What happens with the information? Can it be dangerous? What happens if someone/something wants to hurt you?
Nathan's Kingdom is a dark fantasy, coming-of-age drama about Nathan, a 25-year-old autistic man struggling with his teenage prescription-addict sister, and rather than surrendering their lives to social services, they risk it all to find a kingdom that once existed only in their imaginations.
It’s last call and the bachelorette of the hour, Denise, and her bff’s Shannon and Leah are winding down. What should be a quick trip to the powder room before calling it a night turns out to be life altering. Denise and her friends catch her fiancé and another woman using the bathroom stall for a purpose which it definitely was not intended. The engagement is off.
Months later, Denise and Shannon return to the scene of the crime for happy hour, which turns out to be anything but happy, as Denise’s motive is to get permanent closure. Through a comedy of errors, her mission is thwarted by the powder room attendant.
Set in England 1947, a young, ambitious journalist risks love, career and ultimately his life to uncover the true identity of an Eastern European refugee and his connection to the British Government's collusion in the cover up of one of Stalin's most notorious crimes.
Lía, a freshman in college in Los Angeles, comes home to Lima, Peru to surprise her grandmother on her 93rd birthday. What was expected to be a fun weekend suddenly
turns sour when Lía bumps into her estranged father at a club while partying with her friends. Through a series of unexpected situations Lía will learn that the only person who can take care of her now is herself.
While on their annual fishing trip, a son asks for his father's advice on marriage. The guidance he receives from his dad destroys everything he knew about love and relationships, but at least they’re fishing...right?
Mental States is a character-driven feature length documentary largely set in New York City following individuals who are brought before the courts for incidents relating to their mental condition. Mental States explores what happens when mental health becomes a justice issue.
Her mother is dead. Her fiancé is now her ex. And the airline lost her luggage. This begins Nina’s first trip to Los Angeles.
As a deathbed promise to her mother, Nina vows to find her sister Carrie who moved to L.A. years ago and hasn’t communicated with her family in a while. Nina’s only clue is an apartment address in The Valley.
Her journey as a novice detective is helped, but frequently hindered, by a variety of self-absorbed Angelenos. This includes Carrie's spiritual, earthy roommate Yasmina, the polyamorous writer couple Jack and Prudence, two detectives who aren’t on speaking terms with each other, a fastidious money man and his pug, and a surprising romance. Nina’s quest leads her to The Superior, the enigmatic leader of an organization who Nina believes holds the key to the whereabouts of Carrie.
Nina continues digging deeper into a side of Los Angeles that outsiders rarely see in her quest to find her sister and get Closure.