Keyword: acting

Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
Clouds of Sils Maria

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 08/19/2014
Actress Maria Enders became famous for playing the role of Sigrid, a character who fascinates and brings about the ultimate demise of another character, Helena. Twenty years later, at the peak of her career, Maria is asked to be part of a revival of the play, but this time in the role of Helena.

The Humbling (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/20/2014
Austenland

Austenland (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
Single, 30-something Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.
Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/13/2014
One-time Hollywood mega-star Grace Kelly turns her back on show business to become the wife of Prince Rainier III of Monaco. In the early 60's, a political dispute between her new country and France's Charles De Gaulle escalates, and an invasion by France seems imminent. When Princess Grace is offered the movie role of a lifetime, she has to decide who she really is and what she really wants.
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Empty Title [5463700] (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 04/22/2014
On France's Île de Ré, retired actor Serge Tanneur spends his days alone, cycling through the windblown seaside landscape. Even when his old friend Gauthier offers him an opportunity to return to the stage in Molière's "The Misanthrope," it fails to draw his interest -- at least, at first.
Brother's Justice

Brother's Justice (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 09/08/2011
In this mockumentary, comedic actor Dax Shepard abandons his comedy career to become a serious, international martial artist star. He begins working on a large-scale action film, but his martial arts skills are ordinary, and when studios refuse to touch the project, he begins to see his show business career going downhill fast.
Hitchcock

Hitchcock (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/22/2012
Behind Alfred Hitchcock - the extraordinary film icon known for orchestrating some of the most intense cinematic experiences of menace and intrigue audiences have ever seen - was a hidden side that included a creatively explosive romance with his steadfast wife and filmmaking collaborator, Alma Reville. Their captivating and complex love story is shown through the sly, shadowy lens of their most...
Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 01/29/1987
Proper, refined Lauren and loud, brash Sandy meet in an acting class and immediately dislike each other. Soon after starting the class, they each start seeing someone, unaware that it is the same man, Michael Sanders. They find this out when Michael disappears, supposedly having been killed in an explosion. But the women begin to believe that Michael has faked his death and form an alliance in...

La mia classe (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
An actor plays a teacher holding Italian classes attended by a group of immigrants who play themselves. The "students" are working in Italy and need to learn a Italian to make a living in their new country. During the shoot, reality suddenly takes over -- when the director shouts "Cut!", the whole cast invades the set. Now, all the actors are in the same true fiction.

Day Out of Days (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/13/2014

One Night Stand (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 04/25/2013
This funny, intimate, behind-the-scenes journey goes from the blank page to the live stage, as top Broadway and Hollywood writers, actors and directors produce four original short musicals, all within 24 hours. Think "A Chorus Line" meets "Project Runway" - a window into the creative process with a compressed time frame: the spark, the camaraderie, the sheer panic and the ultimate thrill of...
Casting By

Casting By (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
A portrait of the late, legendary casting director Marion Dougherty who was a pioneer in the field of casting before the job even received a significant credit. Establishing herself in the early 1960s with two groundbreaking television series - "Naked City" and "Route 66" - she went on to become the go-to casting director for big-screen sensations as diverse as "Midnight Cowboy," "The World...

Showing Up (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
Before the starring roles, the red carpets and the visits to late night talk shows, there are the auditions. More than 50 working actors describe the audition process, from the lows of outright rejections to the highs of the call backs and the fateful calls from agents with good news about landing coveted parts. Featuring interviews with Kristin Chenoweth, Richard Griffiths, Zoe Kazan, Nathan Lane...
I Know That Voice

I Know That Voice (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/05/2014
Viewers are granted a backstage pass to the fascinating and little known world of voice acting. Meet the people behind the voices starring in an array of animated favorites including "The Simpsons," "Batman," "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Adventure Time," "Phineas and Ferb," "Family Guy" and "Looney Tunes" among others.
Dir: Lawrence Shapiro
With: N/A
3 Geezers!

3 Geezers! (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 05/21/2013
When actor J Kimball needs to research what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie, he meets the residents at The Coconuts Convalescent Home and quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be far from the truth. After being on the wrong end of some pranks, J enlists the help of his Hollywood friends to turn the tide and mayhem ensues.
In A World...

In A World... (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 08/08/2013
Carol Solomon, a young female voice coach, joins the all-male race to land the white-hot new trailer of a blockbuster trilogy, and with it lay claim to the legendary trailer catchphrase "In a world ." In doing so, she must battle ingrained industry sexism, ridiculously self-important competitors and even her own father, Sam Sotto, a legendary voice-over artist who can't bring himself to recognize...

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Since 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for millions of people around the world. Here, we observe as Holbrook transforms into Twain, and examine his talent as an actor as well as his shortcomings as a man.

Becoming Bulletproof (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
At California's Zeno Actors Camp, disabled people work together to make an old-fashioned Western costume drama in which they contribute to every element of the production, including acting in the starring roles. Here, we celebrate their creative endeavor as well as the discipline demanded by such an undertaking.
Dir: Michael Barnett
With: N/A
Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Peter Brook: The Tightrope (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 01/30/2014
Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, called "the Tightrope," which evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that makes theatre real and new for actor and audience alike. Peter Brook's son, director Simon...
Elena

Elena (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood spent in hiding during the years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also becomes an actress and goes to New York in search of Elena. She only has a few clues about her: home movies...
Dir: Petra Costa
With: N/A
Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Filmmaker and actress Sarah Polley explores the nature of memory and storytelling while making a documentary on her own family. Focused on her late mother Diane's infidelities, we observe the intimate relationship politics of the Polley family. What comes to the fore is the imperfect marriage of Polley's parents which leads to questions about her paternity and questions about her place within the...
Silver Bullets

Silver Bullets (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 10/27/2011
Claire is a struggling actress who is cast in a low-budget horror movie playing the role of a young werewolf. When her boyfriend senses that the director is attracted to Claire, he is overwhelmed with jealousy and self-doubt, which leads to many unexpected consequences for her.

Hooters! (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2009
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of of Cheryl Dunye's dramatic thriller feature "The Owls". This on-set investigation includes asides with the actors and crew, requisite set antics and discussion of gender identity/politics.