Viral Beauty is a fast-paced comedy about online fame culture, showcasing a world obsessed with celebrity and social media. The film blends elements of dark comedy, satire and biting social commentary using innovative, experimental mixed media to follow the journey of Marsha Day (Casey Killoran, Sex and the City), a millennial who skyrockets to internet fame after her dating ad is discovered by real-life mega-celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who introduces her video to his legion of followers. Marsha becomes subject to vicious cyber bullying over her appearance and is lampooned for her unrealistic expectations. As she defends herself against numerous haters, Marsha grows a fanbase, launching her into a cult hero.
In a modern take of the Cinderella story, Marsha’s newfound fame attracts a powerful talent manager, Tara Zhang (Ruibo Qian, Broad City, Jessica Jones, Mozart in the Jungle), who shapes Marsha into an online celebrity with lucrative brand endorsements, leading her to the high life in New York City. Her career soaring, Marsha begins an exciting but rocky relationship with a handsome fitness entrepreneur, Will Durham (Mark Junek, Smash, The Outs, Law and Order: SVU, Blindspot, Forever). As the demands of love and celebrity catch up to Marsha, she must wrestle with the monster of fame.
Viral Beauty is not to be missed. The film captures the pulse of today’s online world with cutting-edge digital media, multi-layered visuals, outlandish commentaries from real Youtubers and social media personalities, addictive memes, and a killer soundtrack.
The story of WASH UP follows Mason O'Brien, short-lived National Hockey League player and reluctant minor leaguer, as he revisits his hometown of Maynooth, Ontario and the colourful characters that populate it. While hiding the reason he is home during the hockey season, Mason is forced to figure out if it's finally time to hang up his skates for good.
Three foster brothers reunite at their old lake cabin following the death of their father, where the now-estranged adults relive a shared childhood by uncovering the ruins of their make-believe kingdom, 'Oxenfree'...and face down the monster living within.
She was the very pinnacle of grace, power and talent—yet for years Rosario Suárez, the former prima ballerina of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, was only showcased on the ballet’s Thursday programs, and rarely in weekend performances. This went on for so long that Rosario became known as la reina de los jueves: the Queen of Thursdays. Her career in Havana existed only in deference to the founder and director of the Ballet, dancer and choreographer Alicia Alonso, the favored one chosen by Castro himself, until Rosario’s prima ballerina status was finally declared, long after she had reached the age where most dancers retired. Eventually a family crisis brought Rosario to Miami. And exile.
As with many Cubans who struggle for years to make things work at home before surrendering to lure of new possibilities in Miami, Rosario’s inauguration of an artistic life in exile brought fresh challenges that were just as difficult to surmount as those she left behind. Yet exile could never diminish Rosario’s singular flair or corporal intelligence—just as exile has never diminished the vision and sensitivity of director Orlando Rojas. With Queen of Thursdays, Rojas has made a beautiful, personal and universal film, one that speaks to the hearts of thousands of Cubans in Miami—and to artists in exile the world over.
Synopsis: In the highly anticipated film, The Fourth Phase, professional snowboarder Travis Rice undertakes a 15,000 mile mission following the hydrological cycle around the North Pacfic Rim,discovering more than new terrain.
Hmong Pioneers: Honoring the First Wave," a St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) documentary film, tells the stories of struggle, determination and success, despite great odds, of Hmong refugees in St. Paul. In 1975, at the tumultuous close of the Vietnam War, the Hmong people in Laos fled their homes, livelihoods and culture, and began to arrive in the U.S. as refugees. Since that time, St. Paul has become the largest home of Hmong Americans; Hmong Pioneers is their story.lm.