An unflinching look at Thailand’s underground world of child boxers – of which there are over 30,000 – BUFFALO GIRLS tells the story of two 8 year-old girls who are professional Muay Thai prizefighters. Set in small villages throughout rural Thailand, the film chronicles these young girls’ journey, one that is alternately empowering and heartbreaking, as they fight in small neighborhood arenas in order to win prize-money to help provide for their families. After many months of rigorous training and a grueling schedule of fights, Stam and Pet must ultimately fight each other for the 20 Kilo championship belt of Thailand. The cash prize that goes with it will change the winner’s life forever.
Available on DVD 11/12/13
A women with a rare gift to tell the future events goes on an unexpected journey to find truth about life, death, and most important of all, love.
Available on Digital Download 11/12/13
John Turturro’s latest project gives us a look at the musical traditions of Naples, Italy, and its influence on the rest of the world. (Some interviews in Italian without subtitles.)
Available on DVD 11/19/13
On May 7th, 2011 a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom, to an accident. Because they weren’t married or prepared for the unexpected, Shane lost all legal claim to Tom after he died. Tom’s family banned Shane from the funeral and he was unable to say goodbye. On May 7th, 2012 Shane posted a video on YouTube, entitled “It Could Happen to You.” He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry. Shane’s partner was named Tom Bridegroom.
The video went viral, passing two million views within seven days.
Available on DVD and Digital Download 11/19/13 – RATED R
LING Kwong is a 40-year-old, self-assured, Chief Inspector of Police. He’s solved numerous difficult cases on his own, has a flawless track record, and soon, is to be promoted to Superintendent of Police. At the height of his life, Ling encounters this most vicious murder throughout Hong Kong’s crime history. He must catch the killer at all costs, to avenge his friend’s death. But as Ling sifts through the clues of the murders, he finds that all the evidence points toward him as the murderer! The deeper he tries to dig into the truth, the more suspicious he becomes.
Available on Digital Download 11/19/13
Kazakhstan, 1729: A ferocious Mongol tribe sweeps across the steppes, and Kazakh sultans leave their people to fend for themselves. Young Sartai and other survivors flee to the mountains. But revenge drives Sartai and his friends back to the steppe, where he falls in love the the beautiful Zere, daughter of a local khan who chose to protect his village by working with the hated Mongols. Discovering his own strength, Sartai assembles a detachment of young warriors and leads them into an historical battle to free his country from decades of terror. Subtitled in English
Available on DVD 11/23/13
A film about power, passion and the fine wine game. Something unprecedented is happening to the fine wine market and that something is China. While the dragon economy could bring untold wealth to the revered wine-making region, the terms of engagement are different from any other customer in the past. This market is young, voracious and unpredictable. Demand is massively outstripping supply. The product is finite and this new client wants it all. For better or worse, Bordeaux is hitching itself to this new, infinitely wealthy client. RED OBSESSION sets out to explore this phenomenon and the link between China and Bordeaux.
Available on DVD 11/26/13