The 70s and 80s were a dangerous time in the oil business. Hostage crises, embargoes, political upheaval. It was fast-paced world of excess, high stakes, and deal-making with dictators, warlords, and enemies of the United States with the promise of extreme wealth. Marc Rich, dubbed “El Matador” by his colleagues, not only dominated the game, but played by different rules – he created the “spot market” for oil, essentially conceiving the modern oil market. Escaping Nazi-occupied Belgium as a child, Rich saw wealth as freedom. But in Spring 1983 his world came crashing down when Rudy Giuliani took an aggressive stance against white-collar crime, announcing “the biggest tax fraud indictment in history”. Rich was accused of racketeering, conspiracy, and trading with the enemy. He retreated to Switzerland, hired a security team led by a former Mossad officer, and spent the next 17 years running from US Marshall Ken Hill, whose sole mission was to bring Rich back to the US for trial. In 2001 on Clinton’s last day in office, he pardoned Rich, a controversial decision to say the least. Until Rich’s death last year, he maintained his innocence and never once step foot back in the United States. Written by Matt Rager.
At once hilarious and horrifying, Don DeLillo’s White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempt to deal with the mundane conflicts of day-to-day life while grappling with the larger philosophical issues of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. The novel is divided into three sections. All incidents, images, and exchanges among characters in the first section, “Waves and Radiation,” culminate thematically in the second section, “The Airborne Toxic Event.” The third section, “Dylarama,” chronicles not only the direct effects of the “event” but also the indirect but even more profound changes in the way the characters subsequently see themselves and their world. Michael Almereyda is writing and directing.
Tracks begins with the love, the strength, and the beauty of a family....and then the utter destruction of that wonderful life they had created together in the most brutal ways. In Tracks by we are introduced to Sam, a man that has just had his entire world ripped away from under his feet, when his son goes missing. It is through this tragedy, that Sam finds his light in the dark, helping other find their children. Sam starts a Center for Missing Children, and together with his team, make it their mission to reunite children with the families they were torn away from. It isn't long before Sam and his colleagues stumble into a world of terrorism, child slavery, and a plan to use children to bring terror to the world. This tale of global behind-the-scenes activities brings together the meritorious work of recovering missing and absconded children assisted by clandestine organizations of Navy Seals, MI6, SAS, Black Ops, and Mercenaries. Will Sam find his long lost son?? Being written by Matt Rager.
The Feed is a suspense love story between an advanced hacker, matt, and a beautiful writer named Claire, whom he won over using voyeuristic deep web hacking techniques. Matt works for the feed, which is an underground platform that brings us into the sinful, enticing and very real world of the dark web. Matt gains power and furthermore, solace through peeping into others lives, until his secret catches up with him.
Almost Deserted tells the story of two illegal Latinos: the Brazilian Luis and the Argentinean Julio. With different intentions regarding their future, Julio and Luis share the intense desire to start all over again. Indirectly involved in a crime, they will have to firstly over- come their cultural differences to survive. They will need to hide in the forgotten side of a country becoming more and more hostile to clandestine immigrants, over whom the figure of Donald Trump is hovering. Starring Leonardo Sbaraglia and Cauã Reymond. Directed by José Eduardo Belmonte.
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories -- has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? MARJORIE PRIME is a four-character chamber piece based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, exploring memory and identity, love and loss.
CAST: Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins
When Casey, a dancer who is discovered on YouTube, gets thrust into the modern world of internet celebrity and culture, she must find a way to balance her true identity with her online persona, or risk losing everything she cares about.
Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.
Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.
Angie, a young Brazilian artist, abandons her old life and embarks on a journey around the country. Running from her past, and searching for her foundation in life, Angie finds not only herself but love in its many forms.
Attempting to compete for the love of a beautiful woman, a self-declared sissy joins a man camp that "transforms boys into men," only to discover it's run by his dream girl's macho boyfriend.
"Bed and Breakfast" is a romantic comedy about a saleswoman from a large department store in Rio who discovers she has inherited property in the wine country of California. She could never expect what she would find in Webster, a small country town.