In this gently absurdist comedy, Gonzalo Tamayo finds himself navigating the baffling bureaucracy of the Catholic Church when he attempts to formally renounce his faith. Tomayo soon discovers that leaving the church is much easier said than done. This coming-of-age satire is told with a gentle nod to the Cohen Brothers' sensibility. The Apostate touches meaningfully on the crisis within the Catholic Church; a crisis that centers on the conflict between tradition and modernity.

DELUXE DVD EDITION: Includes two full length features by Director Federico Veirjo - Acne and A Useful Life (both Spanish with English Subtitles)

 

REVIEW:

"Excellent" - The Hollywood Reporter

It's only October, but the network's annual black-tie New Year's Eve spectacular has already been in production for a grueling week and a half, and setbacks continue to accumulate. A falling crane has just taken out an extra, and the show's hosts are at each other's throats. Oversexed pop sensation Adán (Mario Casas) discovers two women have stolen his semen, while legendary divo Alphonso (Raphael) is stalked by an armed and unstable would-be songwriter (Jaime Ordóñez). Meanwhile, just outside the studio, riot police move in as demonstrators demand the arrest of the shows corrupt producer (Santiago Segura).

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Every afternoon Noeli, a young Dominican girl, goes to the beaches at Las Terrenas with her boyfriend to look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the many tourists that wander the beach. As people parade through her life, Noeli has a steady client, a mature French woman who, as time goes by, has found an ideal refuge on the island to spend her last years. When Noeli's boyfriend feigns to be her brother, he outlines a plan in which Noeli travels to Paris with the old lady and sends him money every month. For Noeli, the relationship with the old lady is one of convenience, but the feelings become more intense as the departure date closes in.

DVD EXTRAS include Deleted Scenes, Interview with Geraldine Chaplin, Behind the Scenes, Short Film from the Directors

 

Remarkable sensitivity and exacting verisimilitude... --Variety

Geraldine Chaplin shines in Sand Dollars... --AfterEllen.com

Enchanting and thoughtful... --Hollywood Reporter

Sleeping With The Fishes
DVD SPECIAL FEATURE
-Blooper Reel

Alexis Fish (Gina Rodriguez) is left broke and broken-hearted after the death of her cheating husband, working as a phone sex operator and a walking meatball hero. As she returns to her hometown of Brooklyn for a distant aunt's funeral, she fears to admit to her family and overbearing mother (Priscilla Lopez) that her life is a mess. With help from her quirky sister Kayla (Ana Ortiz) and a new love interest, Alexis realizes she must let go of her past to define her own future.

A slice-of-life, Sleeping With The Fishesfeatures an incredible latino cast of established and rising talent who come together to tell a relatable and comically poignant story.

"...funny, heartening, thrilling..." -The Huffington Post

"A latino indie film we love... Extremely uplifting and real..." -Cosmopolitan

Available on DVD October 21, 2014.

I Am Happiness On Earth (Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo)

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Short Films:
-To Live (9:38, English Subtitles)
-Bramadero (23:31, English Subtitles)
-Atmosphere (15:00, English Subtitles)
-Vague Rumor (18:53, English Subtitles)

The latest from Mexican Auteur Julián Hernández (A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle The Sky, Broken Sky, Raging Sun, Raging Sky) now available on DVD.

Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Love, sexuality and the true self are all themes explored in the latest from Mexican Auteur Julián Hernández (A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle The Sky, Broken Sky, Raging Sun, Raging Sky)

In Spanish, with English subtitles

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After a serious diving accident ends his life, Miguel encounters his guardian angel who urges him to cross over to the afterlife.  But Miguel refuses and continues to live on Earth as a ghost all for the sake of the love of his life: Patricia.

Patricia is a married woman, but finds herself starting a relationship with Miguel’s astral spirit through her dreams. Her husband Luis becomes wary of his wife’s strange behavior and hires a private detective who discovers the otherworldly affair between Patricia and Miguel.

Merging the worlds of the living and the dead, Miguel and Luis enter into a battle of wits for the love of Patricia. Through touching moments, comedic episodes and a heartwarming message that all things must be laid to rest, Stuck to Your Pillow brings together all the elements of an enjoyable romantic comedy into one adventurous package. 

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Director’s commentary, Making of Stuck to your pillow 

102 mins | Not Rated | Spanish with English Subtitles | 5.1 Surround Sound | Region 1 | BGP357 | 857965003573

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On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel (José Sacristán), a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting with Ángela (María Valverde), a young journalism student, in a friend's studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear.  Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen: locked in a bathroom, naked, without the possibility of escape.

Removed from the outside world, the pair, who represent polarized generations, are pitted in an uneven duel involving age, intellect,  ambition and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the background to the power shifts that continually take place between them over twenty-four hours.

105 min | Not Rated | Spanish with English subtitles | 5.1 Surround Sound | Region 1 | BGP347 | 857965003474 

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Director Fabiomassimo Lozzi presents a gripping drama about the current state of Italy’s gay culture by weaving together a tapestry of intimate monologues.

Conceived as a vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, this experimental narrative touches on the joys, heartaches, and political struggles that all gay men — whether old or young, from big cities or small towns — must face in the modern world. Much of the dialogue is derived from true-life interviews with gay men, imbuing the film with authenticity and timeliness.

Even in the film’s darkest moments — those depicting violence and self-loathing — viewers will discover a haunting beauty and an honesty that is at times brutal. With each monologue, however, the film journeys into the light and ultimately affirms both the triumphs of the gay rights movement and the continued need to fight homophobia.

Special Features: Behind the scenes featurette & Short films by Director Fabiomassimo Lozzi

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On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel (José Sacristán), a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting with Ángela (María Valverde), a young journalism student, in a friend's studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear.  Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen: locked in a bathroom, naked, without the possibility of escape.

Removed from the outside world, the pair, who represent polarized generations, are pitted in an uneven duel involving age, intellect,  ambition and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the background to the power shifts that continually take place between them over twenty-four hours.

104 mins. | 1.85:1 | DVD9 | NTSC | NOT RATED | Spanish w/English Subtitles | Region 1 | 5.1 Surround Sound

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Release Date: 6/11/13

A depressed former champion awakes. He´s tired, a bit out of shape, and he’s suffering from a guilty conscience. His career in the ring ended abruptly when he killed his rival with a single punch. That´s why Marcos Wainsberg, the Inca of the Sinai, wants to quit fighting. But today is not the day to be thinking about that. Today his ex-girlfriend will come in peace and his luck seems to be taking a turn for the better. That is, until the doorbell rings and he opens it to find his cousin, Huguito, the black sheep of the family and someone who always brings trouble. Today can be one of those days when everything changes. But will the change last forever?

Regurgitated from the very insides of genre cinema, Diablo’s furious and corrosive progression leaves you breathless, but also provokes a remarkable morbid pleasure with its violence, black humor, and hardcore swagger. Warning: this is not for sensitive viewers!

Special Features: Behind-The-Scenes Featurette

85 MINS | 2.35:1 | DVD9 | COLOR | NTSC | REGION:1 | SPANISH W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES | DOLBY 5.1 | NOT RATED 

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