Francis and Blake Falls are Siamese twins who live in a neat little room in a rundown hotel. While sharing some organs, Blake is always fit and Francis is very sickly. Into their world comes a young lady, who turns their world upside down. She gets involved with Blake, and convinces the two to attend a Halloween party, where they can pass themselves off as wearing a costume. Eventually Francis becomes really ill, and they have to be separated.
Winner of the Grand Jury prize at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival, Daniel J Harris’ foul-mouthed indie takes a look at the wasted lives of five middle-age traveling salesmen who sell bibles and guns. Harris’ ultra-campy tale is set-off when it’s announced that the company’s big wigs are going to shut down the Anaheim branch if the salesman working there don’t get a grip on their shoddy sales numbers. To save their jobs, the Anaheim crew travels west and encroaches upon the sales territory of the company’s Las Vegas branch thus waging a violent turf war.
In this heartwarming drama, a dying widow “abducts” a trio of women suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and embarks upon a journey to the title Texas town in order to fulfill her lifelong fantasy of seeing the ocean.
Rat Lovers are not house proud. Their sense of smell is questionable, yet members of the Fancy Rat Society do know how to devote their lives to the underdog of the rodent world. Their houses are filthy and their friends think they are crazy but the subjects of Rat Women don’t care. They do it for love – the love of rats.
A charming story about a West Indian girl who moves to 1950s London. Marcia has spent most of her 11 years living with her Jamaican grandmother but is sent to damp, dark London to start a new life with her parents. Missing her gran terribly, Marcia is surrounded by bullying schoolgirls, racism on TV and a jealous younger brother… Only her favourite pop star will help her feel at home.
Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania, Turkey and Kurdistan are packed in. Among them, he notices an old man and thinks he is an important Greek politician who disappeared mysteriously a few years ago. Back in Athens, he asks this politician’s former wife to come and identify him. A slow and dry meditation about the inhumanity of borders.
On the highway of life, Jerry’s at a dead-end. Unemployed and still living at home with his parents, this thirty-three year old loser has no drive to better his life. That’s all about to change. A fateful drug deal gone bad transforms Jerry overnight into the cop’s number one murder suspect and the mob’s primary target. With a sack full of drugs and a budding romance at stake, Jerry could get a life… or lose it. Either way, it will be the ride of his life.
Jo is a creative girl bound for art school who enjoys practicing her skills by reproducing famous paintings by Vincent van Gogh. While she’s working on one such picture in public, a stranger purchases some of her pieces. Initially overjoyed, Jo becomes distraught when she realizes her artwork is making millions on the black market. As Jo and her best pal, Felix, try to track down the pictures, they get some supernatural help from Van Gogh’s ghost.