A journey through time & space, and the fight for existence. A dark premise contrasted with the divine imaginary creates a hypnotic ride of tone and emotion. Only "in-camera effects" were used to capture "Sci-Fly". The wonders of our own world were filmed in order to create another. I've always been a big believer in practical effects. Capturing visual effects "in camera" is starting to become an afterthought. "Sci-Fly's" main goal was to create a journey solely on experimenting with new techniques that we had never done before. Those new methods would shift the storytelling arch.
Hannah is caught between her husband and a new lover. What began as an impulsive tryst has grown into something enduring and malignant. Her efforts to sever it grow increasingly desperate, then unspeakable. Picture a fox with a trapped foot, except there are some parts of yourself you can't chew off.
Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his sick mother. When she dies shortly after he arrives, Willy is confronted with the choices he made in his life. In confused sadness he flees into the forest. After a rough start, he finds the motherly protection of a big, gentle, hairy beast.
It’s morning in Mexico. Buck is feeding his 7 dogs. Trailed by the pack, he picks up photos & reveals his past. Buck was born female yet always knew he was male. Even his parents raised him as a boy until puberty. That’s when the conflict began escalating to drug addiction and suicide attempts. Buck fully transitioned to male when he underwent a double mastectomy. The film follows Buck as he creates a new genre in porn trying to change the belief that you need a penis to be a man.
In "Maladies", an idiosyncratic drama from the internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and filmmaker, Carter, Academy Award®-nominee James Franco stars as James, a former actor who along with his sister Patricia (Fallon Goodson) retreats to the home of his best friend, the artist Catherine (Catherine Keener). Here, James’s grasp on reality remains tenuous at best as he attempts to redefine himself creatively through his new passion, writing.
In 1980 -- back when the machines seemed clumsy and we seemed clever -- an eccentric group of computer chess programmers gather at a hotel to discuss the state of artificial intelligence, and for a tournament pitting man and machine against one another.
"Flutter" shares the life of John Bedford, 70's, who has been collecting butterflies his whole life. Extending beyond the exotic and gorgeous butterflies, this is the reflective and meditative portrait of a lonely man seeking companionship in the arms of nature. Immensely visual, the film plunges audiences into John’s previously inaccessible and fragile environment. But as the film reveals, our subject is as fragile as the habitat he loves and seeks to preserve.
It is just another evening commute until the rain starts to fall, and the city comes alive to the sound of dripping rain pipes, whistling awnings and gurgling gutters. And in the midst, two umbrellas—one blue, one not—fall eternally in love.