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Download ends: March 20, 2009
At the edge of adolescence, Tracy is a smart straight-A student—if not a little naive (it seems…she smokes and she cuts to alleviate the emotional pain she suffers from having a broken home and hating her mom’s boyfriend, Brady.) When she befriends Evie, the most popular and beautiful girl in school, Evie leads Tracy down a path of sex, drugs and petty crime (like stealing money from purses and from stores). As Tracy transforms herself and her identity, her world becomes a boiling, emotional cauldron fueled by new tensions between her and her mother—as well as, teachers and old friends.
Download ends: March 18, 2009
The tough, gritty streets of “Dogtown” in Venice, California didn’t look like much to outsiders, but to a handful of teenage surfers (Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Jay Adams) in the 1970s they were the hard, winding, sloping inspiration for a revolutionary style of skateboarding. Transferring the aggressive wave-riding moves to concrete from their death-defying surfing skills at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, the Z-Boys — mostly kids with rough home lives and rougher attitudes — became sensations, local legends. They were freestyle wizards on urethane wheels, turning empty pools into arenas of wild, beautiful athleticism, the genesis of today’s “extreme sports.” Skating competitions didn’t know what to make of them, girls threw themselves at them, and suddenly marketers and promoters wanted to grab a piece of them and what was fast becoming a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But would the friendships of this tightly knit group last as a teenage pastime turned into big business, and energetic personalities became out-of-control celebrities?
Download ends: March 17, 2009
When a pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant, her wildly dysfunctional family sets out on an interstate road trip to ensure her a clear shot at realizing her dreams in former music… video directorial team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ quirky feature debut, starring Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, and Toni Collette. Despite early career success as an outspoken motivational speaker, family patriarch Richard (Kinnear) continues to cling to his “Refuse to Lose” philosophy, much to the chagrin of his increasingly annoyed spouse, Sheryl (Collette). Add into the mix a Nietzsche-reading teenage son (Paul Dano) who has taken a vow of silence until he finds his fate as a fighter pilot; a horny, heroin-happy grandfather (Alan Arkin) with a penchant for creative profanity; and a suicidal genius (Carell) and Proust scholar still reeling about losing both his male lover and his MacArthur Foundation genius grant — and the stage is set for a road trip in which sanity is sure to take the back seat.
Download ends: March 16, 2009
Inspired by actual events in the life of Jesse James Hollywood, Alpha Dog revolves around a small time drug dealer in San Gabriel Valley, California, during the late 1990s, who becomes the youngest man ever to appear on the “FBI’s Most Wanted” list. At 20, Johnny Truelove aka Hollywood (Emile Hirsch) is a young man whose home is a popular gathering place for his friends to do drugs and have sex. But all good things come to an end when one of Johnny’s drug dealers, Jake Mazursky (Ben Foster), owes him $1,200. Jake’s 15-year old half-brother, Zack (Anton Yelchin), is kidnapped and held as collateral to get the money. Zack’s status is ambiguous—he’s offered the opportunity to run at one point and turns it down, not wanting to get Frankie (Justin Timberlake) (the gang member with whom he’s bonded most strongly) in trouble. He is held by the gang for several days, during which he parties, loses his virginity, and most significantly, is witnessed being held by Truelove’s posse by upwards of 40 fellow partiers, drug customers and random bystanders. However, when the police get involved, things change for Johnny and his gang.
Download ends: March 16, 2009
THE GO-GETTER is the story of Mercer White (Lou Taylor Pucci), a straight-arrow 19 year-old who steals a car and sets out to find his older half-brother he hasn’t seen in fourteen years. It turns out to be quite the trip. He’s barely out of town when a cell phone left behind in the stolen car begins to ring and Mercer finds himself talking to the car’s owner, Kate (Zooey Deschanel). From this point forward, nothing proceeds as expected for Mercer. In Reno, hes seduced by a mysterious and sexy girl (played by Jena Malone) and has a slew of dangerous, humorous and eye-opening encounters. In the end its the wildness of the ride, the thrill of the pursuit and the discovery of a love he never saw coming that set this journey apart.