21st Century Cinema
Directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli • 2015 • France, Belgium
Starring Jared Padalecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Melissa Disney
This animated noir caper is a stylish, heart-thumping adventure that prowls the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York and swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world. Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.
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The Reagan Show
Directed by Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill • 2017 • United States
Starring Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Walters
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Directed by Hristo Simeonov • 2019 • Bulgaria
Starring Plamena Stefanova, Margita Gosheva, Borislav Rusev-Bini
With heartrending realism, this powerful portrait of a stolen childhood evokes the world of a young pickpocket who receives an unexpected chance to escape her desperate circumstances.
Le quattro volte
Directed by Michelangelo Frammartino • 2010 • Italy
Starring Giuseppe Fuda, Bruno Timpano, Nazareno Timpano
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