A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century's greatest photographers. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
The Railway Man
Rated: R (for disturbing prisoner of war violence) Running Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Genre: Drama, Foreign Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard, Jeremy Irvine Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful wife Patti (Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
Rated: R Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Genre: Drama Cast: Ben Daniels, Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
LOCKE is a feat of bold, dynamic storytelling from Oscar nominated writer-director Steven Knight (EASTERN PROMISES, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS), anchored by a tour-de-force central performance from Tom Hardy. Ivan Locke (Hardy) is a man at the top of his game. A dedicated husband, a star employee at a high-powered construction firm, he's the model of cool professionalism with a talent for managing complex situations. Driving home on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Locke makes a sudden choice to go confront the only situation in his life that can't be neatly handled. He quickly learns that the cost of becoming a better man is high. All unfurling in real time on one absolutely riveting car ride, LOCKE is a unique cinematic experience and gripping story of choices, consequences, and a man who risks everything he holds dear in order to do the right thing.
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State of Bacon
Not Rated: Contains some crude language (maybe not for the kids) Running Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Genre: Mocumentary, documentary, comedy, ??? Cast: Hacksaw Jim Duggan, David Anthony Higgins, Andy Fales, Senator Chuck Grassley, Governor Terry Brandstad, and many more! Written & Directed by: Jason Cook
From the bacon-fueled minds that bring you the annual Blue Ribbn Bacon Festival, comes “State of Bacon”! It tells both real and make-believe stories leading up to the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. Bacon-enthusiasts, Governor Branstad, a bacon queen, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, members of PETA, and an envoy of Icelanders are not excluded from this bacon party and during the course of the film become intertwined with the organizers of the festival to show that bacon diplomacy is not dead.
The film features festival attendees, actors, musicians, politicians and chefs from around Iowa. The extensive credit list includes: David Anthony Higgins, Senator Chuck Grassley, DDEP, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Chef Joe McConville, and more. Marshall Porter, the film’s co-producer and member of the Iowa Bacon Board, described the film as, “an extension of our town’s quirky festival celebrating all things bacon.” Porter claims the movie plays best when paired with a few beers and a bag of bacon - seriously dudes, seriously.
The movie is a smokey blend of mockumentary, documentary and comedy. It mixes fiction characters with real-life characters. Informative, funny and just plain off the wall. It's...well...here, just watch the trailer!