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The Film Festival Gems series was created in partnership with Best of Fest to provide fans of great filmmaking with the very best movies made by independent production companies. Each film is a multiple-award winner, earning recognition at the world s largest and most prestigious film festivals. From intense dramas and riveting documentaries to uplifting family fare, the Film Festival Gems series contains must-see films from the industry s most talented writers, directors and producers.
Dramatic films have the extraordinary ability to evoke real human emotions and transfer them onto the big screen. This box set contains four of the most brilliant dramatic films of our time. These critically acclaimed films represent the top award winners at film festivals around the world. From Roger Ebert s rave reviews for Game 6, top honors at international film festivals for Manito and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, and an award-winning performance by Robin Williams in Seize the Day, each film offers a dynamic cast to complement the captivating story lines. Dive into the world of dramatic films with this superior box set.
Includes BONUS short Morning Breath from Film Movement.
Films contain adult situations and language
Nicky Rogan s (Michael Keaton) new play is opening on Broadway and many agree, it s the best work of his career. Or is it? Critic Steven Schwimmer is slated to review it and he s ruined many a playwright with his scathing words. Nicky is becoming concerned, but instead chooses to obsess over his Red Sox and their chances against the Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Will the Sox and his play come crashing down on the same night?
Seize the Day
Tommy Wilhelm (Academy Award Winner Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He s always been able to sell, but caught in a downward spiral, he must, in addition, face the father who never really understood him, while trying to balance his newly precarious existence.
Directed by first-time filmmaker Eric Eason, Mainto is a riveting story of two brothers set against the volatile backdrop of a changing inner city. Shot in cinema verite style, Manito reflects a community as it transforms from drugs and violence to one of the most vibrant Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S.
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont centers around an elegant elderly lady, Mrs. Palfrey (Academy Award nominee Joan Plowright) who, after being recently widowed, moves to London to be near her 26-year-old grandson. But when he fails to return her calls or visit her at the less than posh Claremont Hotel, fate brings her together with a young writer, Ludo (Rupert Friend), after she has an accident outside his basement flat. Eventually, Ludo ends up helping Mrs. Palfrey by pretending to be her grandson, so that the other off-beat elderly residents of the hotel believe that she hasn t been lying, and that she really does have a grandson. The two newly found friends discover they have a lot more in common with each other than they do with other people their own ages.