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New Titles – September 14th

TitleFormatRatingGenreStreetsynopsis
American Visa (2005) (Bolivia, Mexico)DVDRCrime/Drama/Romance9/14Demian Bichir, Kate del Castillo, Roberto Barbery - After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.
The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021)BLU/DVDPGAnimation/Adventure/Comedy9/14Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris - The Templeton brothers have become adults and drifted away from each other, but a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach is about to bring them together again - and inspire a new family business.
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (2020)DVDNRDocumentary9/14A feature documentary that traces the history and legacy of one of the most important works of art to come out of the age of AIDS - Bill T. Jones' tour de force ballet "D-Man in the Waters". In 1989, "D-Man in the Waters" gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company felt as they were embattled by the AIDS pandemic. As a group of young dancers reconstructs the dance, they learn about this oft forgotten history and deepen their understanding of the power of art in a time of plague.
Catch the Bullet (2021)DVDRWestern9/14Jay Pickett, Gattlin Griffith, Mason McNulty - BRITT MacMASTERS, a U.S. Marshal who rarely brings them back alive, returns home from the trail to discover his 12-year-old son, CHAD, has been kidnapped by outlaws - JED BLAKE and his gang. Enlisting the help of Indian guide, CHASKA, along with CLAY TUCKER, a prejudiced deputy who doesn't trust the guide, Britt sets out into dangerous Sioux territory.
Crazy Fist (2021)DVDNRAction/Martial Arts9/14Collin Chou, Kai Greene, Xiaoming Huang - A mixed martial arts champion is forced out of retirement for one last fight in order to unravel a major conspiracy.
Dead Pigs (2018) DVDNRComedy/Drama/Family9/14Zazie Beetz, Mason Lee, Meng Li - A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai.
Divine Love (Divino Amor) (2019) (Brazil, Uruguay, Denmark, Norway, Chile, Sweden)DVDNRDrama/Sci-Fi/Foreign9/14Dira Paes, Julio Machado, Antonio Pastich - A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together and is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.
The Furnace (2020) (Australia)DVDNRAdventure/Drama/History9/14Ahmed Malek, Baykali Ganambarr, Kaushik Das - To escape the outback, a young Afghan cameleer falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.
Hunters (2021)DVDNRAction/Sci-Fi9/14Ian Ziering, Phil Burke, Ed Morrone - As John T. Wrecker continues his task of protecting a group of refugees from a virus, the threat of something new and even more dangerous grows ever closer in the form of monstrous mutants.
Joe and Joe (1996)DVDNRComedy/Music/Mystery9/14David Wysocki, Sean Patrick Brennan, Tracy Griffith - Joe and Joe are two likeable losers living in Cape Cod who mow lawns for a living, but their equipment is quite antiquated. Their lives change one day when a mysterious woman appears and tells them about a lost treasure, the values of which could easily buy them some new lawn mowing equipment.
Mare of Easttown (2021)DVDTV-MACrime/Drama/Mystery/TV Mini Series9/14Kate Winslet, Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart - A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Masquerade (2021)DVDNRHorror/Thriller9/14Bella Thorne, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Skyler Samuels - A young girl struggles to survive after a group of home invaders break into her house to steal her family's priceless artwork.
Materpiece Mystery: Guilt (2019) (UK)DVDNRComedy/Crime/Thriller/TV Mini Series9/14Mark Bonnar, Ruth Bradley, Jamie Sives - Two brothers accidentally run over and kill an old man. Despite covering their tracks, their lives start to fall apart when neighbors and relatives of the dead man begin to have doubts about the way he died.
Max and Me (2020)DVDNRDrama/Romance9/14Matthew Erick White, Lily Bleu Andrew, Mathew Odette - A coming of age story about an awkward teenage boy who falls in love with the girl next door, who he soon discovers passed away the year before from Cystic Fibrosis, and he's in love...with a ghost.
Out of Death (2021)DVDRCrime/Thriller9/14Jaime King, Bruce Willis, Lala Kent - A corrupt Sheriff's department in a rural mountain town comes undone when an unintended witness throws a wrench into their shady operation.
Whirlybird (2020)DVDNRDocumentary/History9/14Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of '80s and '90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting.
Zola (2020)BLU/DVDRComedy/Crime/Drama9/14Taylour Paige, Riley Keough Nicholas Braun - A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

New Titles – September 7th

TitleFormatRatingGenreStreetsynopsis
Apocalypse '45 (2020)DVDNRDocumentary/History/War9/7Documentary Presents Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Grisly End of World War II. "It’s hard to say that any WWII film can feel fresh after decades of documentation, but Apocalypse ’45 finds a way to trade in the typical war-doc toolkit for something more personal and more striking." - TheWrap (Steve Pond). Overall rated 80 out of 100 on Metacritic.com
Escape From Area 51 (2021)DVDNRSci-Fi9/7When conspiracy theorists raid the famous military base Area 51, no one gets in but someone gets out. Sheera, a sexy alien warrior uses a power glitch to escape from captivity at Area 51. Her escape, using a portal gun, sets off an energy signature which attracts the attention of her arch rival Sklarr. Now she must elude Jill, an Area 51 scientist and Sklarr to rescue Kyra, her fellow warrior, and find her way home.
The Gateway (2021)DVDRDrama/Thriller9/7Frank Grillo, Olivia Munn, Keith David - A social worker assigned to the care of the daughter of a single mother intervenes when the dad returns from prison and lures them into a life of crime.
Great White (2021)DVDNRHorror/Thriller9/7Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jukabenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi - A fun filled flight to a remote atoll turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane is destroyed in a freak accident and they are trapped on a raft, 100 miles from shore with man-eating sharks lurking beneath the surface.
Haphazard (2019)DVDNRAction/Thriller9/7Selina Ho, Damon Whitaker, Tanja Keller - When a secret US defense satellite containing missile activation codes crashes on a remote island off the coast of Thailand one spy, one rebel, and one criminal race to recover the hard drive.
A Life at Stake (1955)DVDNRDrama/Film-Noir9/7Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglas Dumbrille - An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.
Love is on the Air (2021)DVDNRComedy/Romance9/7Jason London, Laren Harper, John Schneider - Shock jock Adam finds himself on the road to fame and fortune. But when it all falls apart, life takes a romantic detour he never could have expected.
Slaxx (2020)DVDTV-MAComedy/Horror9/7Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani - When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage.
Together Together (2021)DVDRComedy9/7Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Rosalind Chao - When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
Village of the Vampire (2020)DVDNRHorror/Mystery/Thriller9/7Roberto D'Antona , Annamaria Lorusso , Francesco Emulo - Rebecca is searching for her sister, a young journalist who went missing while investigating a series of unfortunate events. The trail leads her to Timere. Here Rebecca meets Caleb, a man whose dark gaze hides a chilling secret.
War of the God Monsters (1985) (South Korea)DVDNRSci-Fi9/7Nam Hye-Gyeong, Da-hye Kim, Ki-Ju Kim - A young reporter is writing a story about the theories of a scientist who believes dinosaurs still exist. When monsters suddenly appear and cause destruction, the doctor and journalist must find a way to save the world.
Witches of Blackwood (aka The Unlit) (2021) (Australia)DVDNRThriller9/7Cassandra Magrath, Kevin Hofbauer, Lee Mason - When Claire returns to the country town of her upbringing, she discovers her former home in the grip of a terrifying witchcraft. Claire arrives to find the town in the grip of fear, decay and madness. The streets are deserted, livestock are perishing, locals have fled - and those remaining whisper mad tales of a shadow that visits the town at night seeking blood. With her uncle now a shell of the man he once was, living in an abandoned asylum, Claire seeks out answers as to the fate of her dead mother – only to come face to face with a terrible evil clan of which her mother is leader.
Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)BLU/DVDRAction/Adventure/Fantasy9/7Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams - Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

New Titles – August 31

TitleFormatRatingGenreStreetsynopsis
Beasts of No Nation (2015)DVDNRDrama/War8/31Idris Elba, Ama Abebrese, Abraham Attah - A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. 32 wins & 57 nominations at 47 international film festivals and awards groups.
Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020) (Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada)DVDNRDrama8/31Welket Bungue, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase - A man from Guinea-Bissau moves to Germany, where he is befriended by a drug dealer and two women. 13 wins & 18 nominations at 10 international film festivals and awards groups.
In the Heights (2021)BLU/DVDPG-13Drama/Musical8/31Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace - Lights up on Washington Heights... The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
Lydia Lunch: The War is Never OverDVDNRDocumentary8/31The first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch's confrontational, acerbic and always electric artistry. As New York City's preeminent No Wave icon from the late '70s, Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to say "fuck you!" as loud as any man. In this time of endless attacks on women this is a rallying cry to acknowledge the only thing that is going to bring us together - ART...as the universal salve to all of our traumas.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021)BLU onlyRAnimation/Action/Adventure8/31Jennifer Carpenter, Joel McHale, Grey Griffen, Matthew Mercer - The Earthrealm heroes must journey to Outworld and fight for the survival of their homeland, invaded by the forces of evil warlord Shao Kahn, in the tournament to end all tournaments: the final Mortal Kombat.
Peter Rabbit 2 (2021)BLU/DVDPGAnimation/Adventure/Comedy8/31Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, James Corden - Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.
Sun Children (2020) (Iran)DVDNRDrama/Foreign8/31Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei - 12-year-old Ali and his three friends, together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground. 8 wins & 10 nominations at several international film festivals.
12 Mighty Orphans (2021)DVDPG-13History/Sport8/31Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall - Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.
Witches of Blackwood (2020)DVDNRThriller8/31Cassandra Magrath, Kevin Hofbauer, Lee Mason - When Claire returns to the country town of her upbringing, she discovers her former home in the grip of a terrifying witchcraft. Claire arrives to find the town in the grip of fear, decay and madness. The streets are deserted, livestock are perishing, locals have fled - and those remaining whisper mad tales of a shadow that visits the town at night seeking blood. With her uncle now a shell of the man he once was, living in an abandoned asylum, Claire seeks out answers as to the fate of her dead mother – only to come face to face with a terrible evil clan of which her mother is leader.

New Titles – August 24

TitleFormatRatingGenreStreetsynopsis
Against the Current (2020) (Iceland)DVDNRDocumentary8/24The journey of Icelandic transgender Veiga Grétarsdóttir. Veiga is the first person to paddle 2,000 kilometres around Iceland 'Against the Current'. On the edges of the Arctic Circle, it is comparable with climbing the mountain K2. In an unbelievable story of perseverance and courage, she attempts to become the first person to ever complete this journey. Her personal journey is no less remarkable, born a boy in a remote fishing village in the Westfjords of Iceland, she went to hell and back. She was a man with a wife, she had two children. The internal struggle twice led her to try to take her own life. These two stories are intertwined into one of adversity, conflicts and a hard-won resolution against the stunningly rugged background of Iceland's coastline.
Atlantis (2019) (Ukraine)DVDNRDrama/War8/24Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak - A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society. 19 wins and 18 nominations from 20 international film festivals and awards groups.
Berlin Station: Season 2 (2017) (USA, Germany)DVDTV-MADrama/Thriller/TV Series8/24Leland Orser, Michelle Forbes, Mina Tander, Rhys Ifans - Follows a CIA team in Berlin and their clandestine activities. Season Two of Berlin Station opens in the thick of a New World Order that has taken root and is steadily deepening. In the wake of the Far Right tide sweeping across continental Europe, Germany finds itself on the precipice of a pivotal election.
Chongqing Hot Pot (2016) (China)DVDNRComedy/Crime/Thriller/Foreign8/24Kun Chen, Baihe Bai, Hao Qin - When a young man and his friends dig a hole to expand their restaurant, they enter a nearby bank vault that is being robbed.
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974) (France)DVDNRCrime/Drama/Foreign8/24Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Denis - A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why. 4 wins & 1 nomination at international film festivals and awards groups.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) (USA, UK)BLU/DVDRHorror/Mystery/Thriller8/24Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O'Connor - A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they'd ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.
Dreambuilders (2020) (Denmark)DVDNRAnimation/Adventure/Comedy/Family8/24Rasmus Botoft, Caroline Vedel, Mia Lerdam - Minna, a young girl, misuses her newfound ability to create and control other people's dreams to teach her bothersome stepsister a lesson.
Duckweed (2017) (China)DVDNRComedy/Drama/Fantasy/Foreign8/24Chao Deng, Eddie Peng, Liying Zhao - In the near-death after an accident, a sports car driver time-travelled back to the 1990s to meet his severe father and never-seen mother in a small Chinese town.
The Fatal Raid (2019) (Hong Kong)DVDNRAction/Gangsters8/24Patrick Tam, Michael Tong, Jade Leung - Two elite police teams undertake a secret operation tracking a dangerous gang across the border into Macau, ending in a deadly firefight. Twenty years later, an escort mission brings the survivors back to the scene and an unwelcome reunion.
Funhouse (2019) (Sweden, Canada)DVDNRCrime/Drama/Horror8/24Valter Skarsgard, Khamisa Wilsher, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Christopher Gerard - When 8 celebrities from around the globe are invited to compete in an online reality show, they soon realize that they are playing for their very lives, as those voted off suffer horrific consequences, broadcast live to the entire world.
Habit (2021)DVDRAction/Comedy/Drama8/24Bella Thorne, Libby Mintz, Josie Ho - A street smart party girl gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a Nun.
Lansky (2021)DVDRBiography/Crime/Drama8/24Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, John Magaro, Minka Kelly - When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.
The Last Matinee (2020) (Uruguay)DVDNRHorror8/24Ricardo Islas, Luciana Grasso, Franco Duran - It's a soaking wet day with rain pouring down and one of the best things to do is to go seek refuge in a great old cinema. There's just one problem: a murderer is on the loose and he also has taken refuge there.
No One Heard the Scream (1973) (Spain)DVDNRThriller8/24Carmen Sevilla, Vicente Parra, Maria Asquerino, Antonio Casas - A high-class call girl witnesses her neighbor disposing of his wife's body. The man kidnaps her and forces her to help him. An unexpected relationship develops.
Red Post on Escher Steet (2020) (Japan)DVDNRComedy/Drama/Foreign8/24Mala Morgan, Sen Fujimaru, Tomoko Fujita - The young cult director Tadashi Kobayashi summons a casting open to beginners to film his film Mask, where the filmmaker sets out to recover the "indie" spirit of his early days. The film alternates the numerous auditions with glimpses of the previous stories of the contestants, mostly very young girls with no acting experience.
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)DVDNRComedy8/24George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Dom DeLuise - A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

New Titles – August 17

TitleFormatRatingGenreStreetsynopsis
Bad Tales (2020) (Italy, Switzerland)DVDNRDrama/Mystery/Thriller/Foreign8/17Elio Germano, Tommaso Di Cola, Giuletta Rebeggiani - A few families living out on a limb in the suburbs of Rome. Tensions here can explode at any time; ultimately it's the children who bring about the collapse. 21 wins and 25 nominations at 9 international film festivals and from 5 international film awards organizations.
A Discovery of Witches: Season 2 (2021)DVDTV-MADrama/Fantasy/Romance/TV Series8/17Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Valerie Pettiford, Alex Kingston - Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
Edge of the World (2021) (USA, UK, China, Malaysia)DVDNRAdventure/Drama8/17Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Josie Ho, Dominic Monaghan - The adventures of Sir James Brooke, who defied the British Empire to rule a jungle kingdom in 1840s Borneo, embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy, slavery and head-hunting, and inspired LORD JIM and THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING.
Fast Vengeance (2021)DVDNRAction8/17Randall J. Bacon, Natalie Burn, DMX - Upon hearing of his brother's death, Shannon returns to his old stomping grounds to find the men responsible and take justice into his own hands.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021)BLU/DVDRAction/Comedy/Crime8/17Ryan Reynolds, Stewart Alexander, Morgan Freeman, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson - The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius' wife Sonia.
Notorious Nick (2021)DVDPG-13Drama/Sport8/17Cody Christian, Barry Livingston, Kevin Pollak, Elisabeth Rohm - Nick Newell, a one-armed MMA fighter gets a rare chance to fight for the lightweight championship. He strives to win for himself and all the other people in the world with physical challenges.
Overwhelm the Sky (2018)DVDNRDrama8/17Alexander Hero, Raul Delarosa, William Cully Allen - "An Existential Epic Neo-Noir," loosely adapted from Charles Brockden Brown's 1799 novel Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker, Overwhelm the Sky tells the story of Edgar "Eddie" Huntly, an east coast radio personality who moves to San Francisco to marry Thea, the sister of his best friend Neil, a successful entrepreneur. Shortly before Eddie's arrival, Neil is found murdered in Golden Gate Park in what the police surmise was a simple mugging gone awry. As the sullen Eddie steps in as interim host of his old friend Dean's late-night talk-radio show, he obsessively makes regular visits to the forested spot where Neil's corpse was found. One such visit unleashes a chain of unpredictable events that sends Eddie snooping into the life of a sleepwalking drifter with a mysterious past.
Rad (1986)BLU/DVDPGDrama/Sport8/17Bart Conner, Lori Loughlin, Bill Allen, Talia Shire - The story of one young man, Cru Jones, who has the intensity and desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. First time ever on Blu-ray!
The Rebels of PT-218 (2021)DVDNRAction/Adventure/Drama/War8/17Billy Baldwin, Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo - Based on a true story about the intrepid crew of an American torpedo boat, one of the first to encounter action in the Mediterranean Theater at the height of WWII.
Riders of Justice (2020) (Denmark, Sweden)BLU/DVDNRAction/Comedy/Drama8/17Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro - Markus, a deployed military man, has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems to be plain bad luck - but it turns out that it might have been a carefully orchestrated assassination, which his wife ended up being a random casualty of.
Rogue Hostage (2021)DVDNRAction/Thriller8/17Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich, Michael Jai White - Single father and former Marine Kyle Snowden, on a routine stop for his job in Child Protective Services, finds himself and a group of innocent customers trapped inside his stepfather's store.
Stay Out of the Attic (aka Stay Out of the F**king Attic) (2020)DVDNRHorror8/17Ryan Francis, Morgan Alexandria, Bryce Fernelius - A group of ex-cons-turned-movers are convinced by their creepy client to pull an all-nighter. As the night progresses, they uncover the horrors that exist inside his old Victorian mansion.
Summer of 85 (2020) (France)DVDNRDrama/LGBTQForeign8/17Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - When Alexis capsizes off the coast of Normandy, David comes to the rescue and soon opens the younger boys eyes to a new horizon of friendship, art, and sexual bliss. Davids worldly demeanor and Jewish heritage deliver an ardent jolt to Alexiss traditional, working-class upbringing. After Alexis begins working at the seaside shop owned by Davids mother, the two lovers steal every possible moment for a fugitive kiss, a motorcycle ride, or a trip to the cinema. Their relationship is soon rocked by a host of challenges, including an unexpected sexual rival and a romantic oath that transcends life itself.
The Truffle Hunters (2020) (Italy, Greece, USA)DVDPG-13Documentary8/17Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years old, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.
The Water Man (2020)BLU/DVDPGAdventure/Drama/Family8/17David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina - A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers.