Movies Released January 4th, 2013

  • Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

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    Vilna City Films
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    Eve Annenberg's gritty, funny new feature stars predominantly non-actor twenty somethings who grew up speaking Yiddish as a first language in Brooklyn. This is possibly the first narrative film acted by both men and women in this much spoken, colloquial Yiddish in over seventy years.
  • Sleepless Night
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    Sleepless Night

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    Tribeca Films
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    A drug heist goes wrong, as one of the drug carriers escapes after stabbing the robbers, gets a glimpse of their faces. The two masked men are actually two police officers, who decided to plan the heist. Vincent, a lieutenant who now has a bad stab wound, ends up with a huge bag of coke. The bag of coke belongs to a powerful mob boss/nightclub owner named Jose, who kidnaps Vincent's son in hopes to reclaim his property. Vincent has until the end of the night to return the stash and save his son.
  • Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

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    Long Shot Factory
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    When technophile Sarah Sparks (Anna Margaret Hollyman) becomes pregnant, her uncertainties about motherhood trigger an impulsive road trip to the source of her anxiety: her long-estranged mother living far away and off-the-grid. Annie J. Howell and Lisa Robinson co-direct this comic coming-of-parenthood tale for the internet age.
  • Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

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    Magnolia Pictures
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    This candid, in-depth interview with the late visionary was filmed in 1995 by Robert Cringely, and Jobs discusses at length his early days, career battles, and vision for the future. Small portions of the piece were used for a television series at the time, but the vast majority was shelved, and for 17 years thought to be lost. Recently unearthed, it is being presented in its unedited entirety, providing a fascinating look at Jobs at a particularly interesting, transitory moment in his career, two years before he would go on to retake control of Apple.
  • The Cup

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    Myriad Pictures
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    Born into a legendary racing family, jockeys Damien Oliver and his brother, Jason, were destined for greatness. However, tragedy strikes when Jason is in a deathly riding accident just days before the prestigious Melbourne Cup race. Damien considers bowing out of the race and wonders if he’ll ever ride again, but with the encouragement of famed Irish horse trainer Dermot Weld, he realizes that racing is the one way he can pay tribute to the memory of his beloved brother. In a moment that captured the attention – and the hearts – of the world, Damien and his horse Media Puzzle victoriously cross the finish line at the Melbourne Cup.
  • The Road
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    The Road

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    Freestyle Releasing
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    The Road tells the story of a twelve-year-old cold case that is recently reopened when three teenagers vanish while traversing an infamous and abandoned road. As investigators try to find leads to the whereabouts of the missing teens, they also unearth the road's gruesome past that spans two decades - a history of abduction, crimes and murders.
  • Under African Skies
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    Under African Skies

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    A&E Indie Films
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    Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the incredible journey of his historic Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
  • Wagner's Dream

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    A Susan Froemke Production
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    A documentary about the staged production of Wagner's Ring cycle.