PVN Movie Channel 22: October 2013 Descriptions

Movie descriptions are reprinted from promotional materials provided by the film distribution companies and the Internet Movie Database.

The complete October 2013 Movie Channel schedule is available.

CALLE 54
Starring Michel Camilo, Tito Puente, Arturo O'Farrill; directed by Fernando Trueba.
Documentary, 2000, Not rated, 105 min.
A film featuring performances of several stars of the Latin Jazz music scene. Supporting the Year of Sound. [imdb]

CASABLANCA
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman; directed by Michael Curtiz.
Romance, 1942, PG, 102 min.
A callous nightclub owner has his world turned upside-down when his lost love returns. Supporting Kathy Peiss's HIST 163.001: Modern American Culture. [imdb]

CLOUD ATLAS
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant; directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski.
Adventure, drama, sci-fi, 2012, R, 172 min
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. [imdb]

DR. STRANGELOVE
Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden; directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Sci-Fi, war, comedy, 1964, R, 95 min.
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Supporting Amy Offner's History 451. [imdb]

EASY MONEY
Starring Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic; directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Action, crime, drama, 2010, R, 204 min
When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge. [imdb]

EASY RIDER
Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson; directed by Dennis Hopper.
Drama, 1969, R, 95 min.
Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. Supporting Peter Decherney's ENGL 24/CINE 24/COMM 204: Hollywood Film Industry. [imdb]

GLASTONBURY
Starring David Bowie, Björk, James Brown; directed by Julien Temple.
Documentary, 2006, R, 138 min.
A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival. Supporting the Year of Sound. [imdb]

HAMMER OF THE GODS
Starring Charlie Bewley, Alexandra Dowling, Clive Standen; directed by Farren Blackburn.
Action, 2013, R, 99 min
A young man transforms into a brutal warrior as he travels the unforgiving landscape in search of his long lost brother, Hakan the Ferrocious, whose people are relying on him to restore order to their kingdom. New release! [imdb]

HENRY V
Starring Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd; directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Action, biography, drama, 1989, PG-13, 137 min
The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France. Supporting Margo Todd's HIST 50. [imdb]

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
Starring Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond; directed by Dan Chaffey.
Adventure, family, fantasy, 1963, G, 104 min.
The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. Supporting Chi-ming Yang's ENGL 102.401/CINE 112/COML 245: Monsters in Film and Literature. [imdb]

KON TIKI
Starring Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg; directed by Thor Heyerdahl.
Documentary, 1950, Approved, 96 min.
A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. [imdb]

REDEMPTION
Starring Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure; directed by Steven Knight.
Action, crime, drama, 2013, R, 100 min.
Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process. New release! [imdb]

SHADOW DANCER
Starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson; directed by James Marsh.
Drama, thriller, 2012, R, 101 min.
Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare. New release! [imdb]

STAND UP GUYS
Starring Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken; directed by Fisher Stevens.
Comedy, crime, 2012, R, 95 min.
A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade. New release! [imdb]

STORIES WE TELL
Starring Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley; directed by Sarah Polley.
Documentary, 2012, PG-13, 108 min.
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. New release! [imdb]

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
Starring Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick; directed by Preston Sturges.
Adventure, comedy, drama, 1941, Approved, 90 min.
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening. Supporting Kathy Peiss's HIST 163.001: Modern American Culture. [imdb]

TAKEN BY GRACE
Starring Angus Macfadyen, Haylie Duff, Bradley Dorsey; directed by Roger Lindley.
Drama, thriller, 2013, Not rated, 93 min.
Lucas Blackstone carjacks a young Christian couple and forces them into his plot to assassinate the killer of his son. New release! [imdb]

THE FEED
Starring Seth Drick, Chip Facka, Brianna Healey; directed by Steve Gibson.
Horror, 2010, Not rated, 73 min
The wildly popular TV reality series, Ghost Chasers, is hitting its 4th year on the air; to commemorate this milestone, the members of the Ghost Chasers team have decided to broadcast their anniversary show out to the world live. [imdb]

THE ICEMAN
Starring Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco; directed by Ariel Vromen.
Biography, crime, drama, 2012, R, 105 min.
The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession. New release! [imdb]

THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro; directed by David O. Russell.
Comedy, 2012, R, 122 min.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. New release! [imdb]

TYLER PERRY PRESENTS PEEPLES
Starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier; directed by Tina Gordon Chism.
Comedy, 2013, PG-13, 95 min.
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage. New release! [imdb]

WE STEAL SECRETS THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS
Starring Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, Chelsea Manning; directed by Alex Gibney.
Documentary, 2013, R, 130 min.
A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. New release! [imdb]

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Starring Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Felicity Price; directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith.
Drama, mystery, 2013, R, 89 min.
Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. New release! [imdb]
























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