Here is our latest new release listing.
Role Models: As the world’s least likely mentors, Danny and wheeler must put aside their selfish, sarcastic and party driven ways in order to give tow odd, foul mouthed kids invaluable wisdom about life, love and heavy metal.
Synecdoche New York: Stars Philip Seymor Hoffman and Samantha Morton. This is the first feature directed by Oscar winning writer Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation). A regional theatre director struggles with romance, aging and a mysteriously degenerative medical condition.
Crude impact: Documentary explores interconnection of humanity & the use of oil and the future implications of this dependency. James Jandak Wood, 2006. Crude Impact deftly explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil, exposing our deep rooted dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy. It examines the future implications of peak oil – the point in time when the amount of petroleum worldwide begins a steady, inexorable decline. Journeying from the West African delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, from early man to the unknown future, Crude Impact chronicles the collision of our insatiable appetite for oil with the rights and livelihoods of indigenous cultures, other species and the planet itself. It is a thought-provoking story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humor and ultimately, hope.
Crowley: He was known as the “Wickedest Man in the World” or simply as the “Beast”. More than 60 years after his death, the demonic like and works of British occultist Aleister Crowley has continues to capture our darkest imagination.
Cadillac Records: Starring Adrian Brody, Jeffrey Weright and Beyonce. Cadillac Records chronicles the rise of Leonard Chess, Chess Records and it’s recording stars including Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and Etta James.
August Rush: There’s music in the wind and the sky. Can you hear it? And there’s hope. Can you feel it? The boy called August Rush can.
Dodes’ka-den: Kurosawa’s first colour film follows the lives of a group of people living in a slum on the margins of Tokyo. 1970. By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as their circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son envisioning their dream house; the young woman abused by her uncle; the boy who imagines himself a trolley conductor—finds reasons to carry on. Kurosawa’s unforgettable film was made at a tumultuous moment in his life. And all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion are on fervent display in this, his gloriously shot first color film. Yes Carly, it is a Criterion film. 😛
Elegy: Low budget drama about a womanising older professor who meets his match in a shy & beautiful Cuban student. Based on a Philip Roth story. Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Deborah Harry, Dennis Hopper, 2008.
Monster Black Holes: National Geographic. Travel to the edge of space and beyond to discover nature’s ultimate abyss- black holes.
I’ve Loved You So Long: Kristen Scott Thomas. A frail and haunted woman, having served 15 years in prison for an unspeakable crime, goes to live with her sister. Together, the sisters embark on a painful journey of redemption.
Enjoy your March Break.
The Thomas Staff.