FilmBuff’s July Movies on VOD: Mutual Friends, My America, Five Dances, Getting Go, Affluenza, Back Issues, Emergency Exit, First Circle, Skanks, Red Lines

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Tuesday June 24th, 2014
 
 
 
FilmBuff’s July Movies on VOD
 

 
 
Mutual Friends
Release Date: 7/1/2014
Dir. Matthew Watts
Comedy
USA, 85 min
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Liv is throwing a surprise birthday party for her too-perfect-to-be-true new fiancé, Christoph.  As the big night approaches, Liv is tasked with avoiding the advances of her former flame while keeping her guests, which include a newly pregnant control freak, Christoph’s jilted ex, a couple on the verge of a breakup, a stripper, and a karate-obsessed ex-boyfriend, from turning it into a total disaster. When this tangled web of friends finally gathers, some people get lucky, some get even, and some go home in tears. “Mutual Friends” is a hilarious look at sex, romance, and modern love.
 
 
My America
Release Date: 7/1/2014
Dir. Peter Hegedus
Documentary
Australia, 90 min
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Filmmaker Peter Hegedus grew up in socialist Hungary and reveled in American movies and the values he thought they promoted: truth, justice, and hope for a safer world. But 20 years later, he wonders whether the America of his dreams ever existed. From the streets of Tehran to Tiananmen Square and from the refugee camps of Africa to the White House, “My America” follows Peter on a six-year quest across five continents to find out what happened to the America of his childhood.
 
 
Five Dances
Release Date: 7/8/2014
Dir. Alan Brown
Drama
USA, 83 min
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Talented young dancer Chip leaves behind his troubled family life in Kansas to join a small dance troupe in New York City, where he struggles with discipline, competition, self-doubt, and first love. He is quickly initiated into the rites of passage of a New York dancer’s life, where discipline and endless hard work, camaraderie and competitiveness, the fear of not being good enough, and the joy of getting it just right, inform every minute of every day. Featuring dancer Ryan Steele in his first film role, the dynamic “Five Dances” captures the exhilaration and emotional turmoil of a small dance company and the dancers who struggle to make it big.
 
Available only on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation and Vudu
 

Getting Go
Release Date: 7/8/2014
Dir. Cory Krueckeberg
Drama
USA, 91 min
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After becoming infatuated with a beautiful New York go-go dancer, college boy Doc devises a plan to get close to his crush by asking him to be the main subject in a makeshift documentary. Camera in hand, Doc befriends the hunky Go while following him across the city into bars, onto rooftops and dance floors, and, ultimately, his bedroom. But as they grow closer, flirtation blurs the line between subject and filmmaker and Doc is confronted with more than he could ever have imagined. “Getting Go: The Go Doc Project” explores the thrill and danger of getting exactly what you wished for.
 
Available only on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation and Vudu
 
 
Affluenza
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Release Date: 7/11/2014
Dir. Kevin Asch
Drama
USA, 85 min
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Suburbia, 2008. Swept up in a heady pre-recession world of absentee parents, plentiful booze and casual sex, aspiring photographer Fisher Miller (Ben Rosenfield) escapes his middle-class life for the moneyed mansions of the young, beautiful elite. With a stash of high-quality weed and a vintage camera, he gains access to his gorgeous cousin Kate’s (Nicola Peltz) circle of wealthy and indulged friends, just as their entitled reality is about to spin out of control. A revealing take on the hidden perils of privilege. Also starring Gregg Sulkin, Nicola Peltz, Grant Gustin, Samantha Mathis & Steve Guttenberg.
 
 
Back Issues
Release Date: 7/15/2014
Dir. Michael Lee Nirenberg
Documentary, Biography
USA, 89 min
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Featuring interviews with publisher Larry Flynt, employees, models, editors, and attorneys, “Back Issues” chronicles the personalities and pictures of Hustler Magazine, the most offensive publication of all time. The definitive documentary on the legendary magazine, this eye-opening film explores how Flynt’s fledgling pages went from the nightclubs of Ohio to the glitz and glam of Hollywood, and how the Hustler brand is adapting to pornography in the 21st century.
 
 
Emergency Exit
Release date: 7/15/2014
Dir. Mathieu Orcel
Documentary
Argentina, 62 min
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A major change in the constitution has revolutionized the life of thousands of people in Argentina, the legalization of same sex marriage.
 
Available only on Amazon Instant Video
 
 
First Circle
Release Date: 7/15/2014
Dir. Heather Rae
Documentary, Biography
USA, 89 min
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“First Circle” is a revealing documentary about Foster Care, family and healing in the Western United States. Shot over five years in Idaho and Oregon, the film follows families struggling to heal, administrators working for change, and the isolation of a western landscape responsible for both the manufacturing of and liberation from meth addiction.
 
Available only on Amazon Instant Video
 
 
Skanks
Release Date: 7/22/2014
Dir. David McMahon
Documentary, Musical
USA, 85 min
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This engaging documentary chronicles a group of amateur actors living in religion- and football-obsessed small-town Alabama, who bond while producing “Skanks in a One Horse Town,” an original drag musical. “Skanks” follows the cast of amateur performers – some gay, some straight, and all unique – as they bond to form a family of sorts while creating the unconventional show in a conservative Southern city. This heartwarming film explores their humor and the meaning that theater has in their lives.
 
 
Red Lines
Release Date: 7/29/2014
Dir. Andrea Kalin, Oliver Lukacs
Documentary, Drama
USA, 120 min
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In 2011, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad answered his nation’s demands for freedom by launching a brutal war on his own people. While the U.S. drew red lines for intervention, Assad ramped up the attacks, killing civilians and children, leveling cities, targeting journalists, and blocking humanitarian aid to millions of victims. Abandoned by the outside world, individual citizens stepped up to fill the roles of banned journalists, international aid agencies, and impotent foreign governments. “Red Lines” tells the story of two such activists on a mission to save Syria – one that means smuggling aid into warzones, brokering their own weapons’ deals, and striving to create enclaves of civil, democratic society in their homeland.
 
 
Unless otherwise noted, the films above are available on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Movies on Demand and everywhere else you get the best films on demand.
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