BANKING ON BITCOIN (2017)
Not since the invention of the Internet itself has there been such a controversial technological creation as Bitcoin. Bitcoin's early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which actually surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy.
WOULD YOU RATHER (2013)
Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat. Starring Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs, the film was directed by David Guy Levy and written by Steffen Schlachtenhaufen. IFC films released the film through their IFC Midnight label.
Azazel Jacobs' follow-up to his Sundance hit, "Momma's Man", from the Independent Spirit Award nominated script by Patrick deWitt,Terri is a boy just trying to survive his awkward years as a teenager. John. C. Really and Jacob Wysocki star.
Directed by Austin Chick (XX/XY) and written by Howard A. Rodman (Savage Grace), August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during the month of August, 2001. The cast is made up of Josh Hartnett, Adam Scott, Naomie Harris, with David Bowie and Rip Torn. An official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
LONDON FIELDS (awaiting release)
Regarded by Martin Amis's readership as possibly his strongest novel, London Fields is about a psychic who, having succumbed to a series of false premonitions, contends with her final vision. Feeling compelled to patronize a London dive bar, she encounters two different men -- one of whom might be her killer. Being directed by Matthew Cullen, the film stars Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess, Theo James and Billy Bob Thornton.
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A LOVE AFFAIR OF SORTS (2011)
Blurring the edges between reality and fiction, and in an era where we all live in public to a certain extent, A LOVE AFFAIR OF SORTS is a modern twist on a love affair in the digital age. The first feature film to be shot entirely on a flip camera, its narrative follows two lonely strangers in modern day Los Angeles, during the holiday season. The film begins with David, a painter, and Enci, a Hungarian nanny, who meet in a bookstore when he catches her shoplifting on his ever-present flip camera. As they start a tentative relationship, he captures it all on his digital camera, though nothing about the situation is as straightforward as it seems. Things are complicated further with the addition of Enci's boyfriend, Boris (Ivan Kamaras), and David's brutally honest friend, Jonathan. Chronicling the couple's desire to be constantly filmed, and their need to really connect in the lonely landscape of Los Angeles at Christmastime, A LOVE AFFAIR OF SORTS takes a wry look at the way technology brings us together while also keeping us at a distance, and how it may have changed what it is to love and be loved.