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Valley Girl


Julie (Jessica Rothe) is the ultimate ‘80s Valley Girl. A creative free spirit; Julie’s time is spent with her best friends shopping at the Galleria mall and making plans for senior prom. That is, until she falls hard for Randy (Joshua Whitehouse), a Sunset Strip punk rocker, who challenges everything the Valley and Julie stand for. Despite push-back from friends and family, Julie must break out of the safety of her world to follow her heart and discover what it really means to be a Valley Girl. A musical adaptation of the 1983 film.

Before The Fire

As a global pandemic engulfs Los Angeles, rising TV star Ava Boone is forced to flee the mounting chaos and return to her rural hometown. As she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her homecoming attracts a dangerous figure from her past – threatening both her and the family that serves as her only sanctuary.

7 Minutes


The film takes place in Toulouse and tells the story of Jean, a 55 year-old policeman who discovers his son, Maxime, and his son’s boyfriend hanged in a hotel room. The autopsy shows that he died from an overdose of GHB, just seven minutes after his boyfriend. During an evening organized by Maxime’s friends, Jean discovers the club BISOU, where his son used to go. There, he meets Fabien. Trying to know more about what happened, Jean goes to the club several times over and is quickly welcomed by the Bisouers. Fabien becomes attached to him, and Jean starts mixing his mourning with the desire to discover his son’s world.

Rialto


Colm, mid-40s has a comfortable life: a managerial job in Dublin’s docks, two teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire. After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm’s emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay, a 19-year-old who dabbles in prostitution. Their sexual encounters and tentative friendship become Colm’s only solace – but this recklessness puts his family-life at risk.

The Dead Ones


For four outcast teens, summer detention means being assigned to clean their high school after a horrific incident. But they are not alone; a macabre gang wearing guises of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse – Famine, Pestilence, War and Death – has locked them inside and is hunting them through the school’s ravaged hallways. As the four students battle to survive, each must confront the supernatural echoes of past traumas they have struggled to forget – and may be condemned to relive.
Are We Lost Forever
After years of the magic dissipating, one morning their relationship is over. For Hampus it is a relief to break up from their destructive relationship, while Adrian is devastated. As they pry apart the life they built together, Hampus and Adrian begin to navigate the dating scene and discover who they are without each other. As the finality of the situation dawns upon them they have to ask themselves, can this ending lead to new beginnings, or “Are We Lost Forever”?