Breaking Glass Pictures is pleased to present our 2014 lineup of theatrical titles! Check out the wonderful selection of past theatrical films available and our new upcoming titles:
Directed by Vincent Grashaw
Runtime: 104 min
Brad Lunders is a teenager forcefully abducted from his home in the middle of the night by his mother's consent to a harsh wilderness reform facility. There is no contact with the outside world and the retired war colonel in charge prides himself on breaking an inmate's spirit in order to correct delinquent behavior. As we learn of the tragic events that led to Brad's arrival, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear the reform facility apart, forcing Brad to confront not only his fellow inmates and the personnel in charge, but finally his own sense of what is right and what is wrong.
Cast includes: P.J. Boudousque, James C. Burns, Chris Petrovski, Octavius J. Johnson.
Notable festivals include: SXSW
I am Happiness on Earth
Directed by Julian Hernandez
Runtime: 124 min
Emiliano is a solitary boy who looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, blurring the line between reality and his imagination. The story he is filming intertwines with his daily life until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Though at first confused and alone, he realizes his world can be manipulated to his desires. This beautifully surreal look at a young boys blossoming creativity pulses with sexual tension and dreamlike beauty.
Cast includes: Hugo Catalan, Gabino Rodriguez, Andrea Portal.
Directed by Cao Hamburger
Runtime: 102 min
From the Producers of City Of God comes Xingu. The film tells the incredible true story of the Villas-Boas brothers—Orlando, Cláudio and Leonardo—and the events leading up to the creation of the Xingu National Park, the first major Indian reservation in Brazil. It salvages a forgotten and dramatic moment in Brazilian history that remains up-to-date and urgent still today.
Cast includes: Joao Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat.
Notable festivals include: Berlin International Film Festival
Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia
Runtime: 100 min
"THE FAST & FURIOUS with wheelbarrows" —IndieWire It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy cellular phone in the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US $100. But what sounds like an easy job quickly becomes complicated. Something in the boxes is very valuable and leads Víctor down a high strung road of criminals and police...Can he survive in this criminal world?
Cast includes: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez.
Notable festivals include: San Sebastian International Film Festival (Winner Youth Jury Award), TIFF, Palm Springs International Film Festival (Winner New Voices/New Visions)
Directed by Bernard Rose
Runtime: 90 min
In this Leo Tolstoy adaptation, the fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle comes alive! A now-and-then look at the renowned way of living. Legendary film director Jack Hussar, notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. Back in LA, Jack walks himself into an eventful night. Doing what he does best, Jack seduces the stunning Diana, attends some wild industry parties, and narrowly escapes a brush with the law, all before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. As years pass, Jack Hussar Jr. later arrives in Hollywood to follow his father’s career path for his directorial debut. Soon after arriving, Diana notices her daughter falling for her former lover’s son. Within this film we see the struggle of a son trying to step out of his father’s Hollywood shadow.
Cast includes: Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Danny Huston, Jacqueline Bisset.
Notable festivals include: Raindance Film Festival, Hollywood Film Festival
Out In The Dark
Directed by Michael Mayer
Runtime: 96 min
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life abroad. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimerʼs close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank, where he is brutally murdered, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
Cast includes: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khoury.
Notable festivals include: TIFF, OutFest, Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Runtime: 168 min
The third film from acclaimed director Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats) is an epic and visually stunning tale of impossible love. Laurence, a French teacher and soon-to-be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Frédérique. But on the day after his 35th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman, asking her to support his transformation. The film follows the course of the couple's on-again, off-again relationship throughout the 1990s.
Cast includes: Melvil Poupaud, Suzanne Clement, Nathalie Baye.
Notable festivals include: Cannes (Winner Best Actress), TIFF (Winner Best Canadian Feature)
Directed by Jules Stewart
Runtime: 88 min
K-11 follows Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer who wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of water. Complicating matters are a troubled young transgender named Butterfly, a predatory child molester and the ruthless Sheriff's Deputy, Lt. Johnson. Ray's struggle to contact the outside world and regain his freedom seems impossible, but he must learn to navigate this new power structure if he is ever going survive and be in control of his life again.
Cast includes: Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo, D.B. Sweeney, Portia Doubleday, Jason Mewes.
Notable festivals include: Turin Film Festival
Directed by David Trueba
Runtime: 105 min
On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting with Ángela, 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.
Cast includes: Jose Sacristan, Maria Valverde, Ramon Fontsere.
Notable festivals include: Sundance Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival