During a stagnant economy Miles (Shane Callahan) loses his office job on a coin toss. Having hit rock bottom he tosses his last penny into a plaza wishing fountain. A thought sets his eyes alight. He retrieves his coin. Then another. And another. Assembling a team of friend Jack (Cullen Moss) and kindly stranger Durwood (Don Henderson Baker) he builds an enterprise of harvesting coins from wishing fountains. Miles takes to the American highway and finds love in an indebted young traveler (Anna Stromberg) while Jack and Durwood grow the venture from home. As the business booms, everyone’s idea of success collides and sets the adventure on an unexpected trajectory.
Directed by: Anderson Boyd Date: 2015 Duration: 93 min. Genre: Drama
As she enters her junior year of college, burgeoning poet Sophie (Christine Ryndak) embarks on a journey of self-discovery amidst a sexual identity crisis. Fear and insecurity eventually get the best of her, and Sophie loses her moral compass, damaging her relationships with her boyfriend Jimmy (Vincent Piazza, Boardwalk Empire) and best friend Kiera (Leah Yananton), as well as her poetry professor Slateman (Fredric Lehne, Lost) and his enigmatic wife Jacqueline (Mira Furlan, Lost). Before she can find redemption and move into the next phase of her life, Sophie must journey through her own experience of Dante’s Inferno and take responsibility for her behavior.
Directed by: Leah Yananton Date: 2015 Duration: 102 min. Genre: Drama
Wed. Nov. 25th, 6:30 PM Hendricks Center for the Arts Grand Ave. at Pleasant St. Downtown Beloit
WAFFLE STREET is the true story of Jimmy Adams, a V.P. of a $30 billion hedge fund, who loses his job and winds up working as a waiter at a waffle shop. Amidst the greasy madness of the 24-hour diner, Jimmy befriends Edward, an ex-con grill master who serves up hard lessons about life, finance, and grits.
Directed by: Eshom Nelms & Ian Nelms Date: 2015 Duration: 90 min. Genre: Drama based on true story
The 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killed 270 innocent people and began the new age of terrorism. Bound together in tragedy, the victim’s relatives fought for justice, only to watch it unravel for Libyan oil.
On December 21, 1988, 270 people were murdered when a terrorist bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. United in outrage, relatives of the victims used the media as a weapon and demanded answers for the crime. Decades later, they watched in horror as justice unraveled for a massive oil deal between BP and Libya’s murderous dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.
Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
Directed by: Phil Furey Date: 2015 Duration: 84 min. Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
Jessica Cox was born without arms as a result of a birth defect, but managed to overcome many physical and emotional challenges to become fully independent. She learned to type with her toes, drive a car with her feet, and amazingly — fly an airplane with her feet. Right Footed follows Jessica as she transforms from a motivational speaker to a mentor, and eventually into a leading advocate for people with disability.
Directed by: Nick Spark Date: 2015 Duration: 80 min. Genre: Drama based on true story
DR. REINHARD NAGL (Heinz Trixner) would rather hide behind the walls of his extravagant Austrian castle than embrace the outside world, but when his 70th birthday approaches he is surprised by his overzealous best friend from childhood, LORENZ ZWEIG (Christian Futterknecht). Zweig invites laughter back into the walls of his friends home, enticing the staff to embrace romance and even conspiring to re-unite Nagl with his first love – MAGDALENA (Uschi Glas). Has Zweig arrived too late or can Nagl learn to live before he dies.
Forward. Side. Close!
Directed by: Alexander Peter Lercher Date: 2015 Duration: 102 min. Genre: Drama, Romance
Martin Cole, a lonely 10 year old boy becomes enamored with his neighbor, Lisa. One evening, Martin witnesses her brutal murder and his life changes forever. Decades later, Martin is engaged to Lisa’s daughter. But as the wedding draws closer, something is taking control of his mind and body. Either in the grip of a demonic possession, or descending into madness, Martin is convinced that the invading spirit is Lisa herself, opening old painful wounds for her family and rekindling his first love.
Hell’s Heart Date: 2015 Duration: 126 min. Genre: Drama, Romance