Any Day NowDecember 14, 2012
In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal system to adopt the child.
They Knew What They WantedOctober 19, 1940
When visiting San Francisco, Tony Patucci, a ageing winegrower from the Napa Valley, sees waitress Amy Peters and falls in love. Returning home, he persuades his foreman Joe, an incorrigible womanizer, to write her a letter in Tony's name. Tony's courtship by mail culminates with a proposal, and when she requests a picture of him, he sends one of Joe. Amy accepts and goes to Napa to be married. Although horrified to discover that her prospective husband is the portly Tony, she decides to go through with the marriage. However, while Tony is in bed after an accident, Amy and Joe has an affair.
Two months later, as Tony plans the wedding, she discovers that she is pregnant. Upon learning this, Tony pummels Joe, who leaves the vineyards. but forgives Amy, and insists that they still be married, But she is unable to forgive herself, so she leaves with the priest who's come to marry them, while Tony looks on, hoping that she will return one day.
California ConquestJuly 4, 1952
The period is the 1840's and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have established bases in the northern part of the state. To further their hold they have stolen guns and Don Arturo Bordega, a leader of those wanting statehood, is out to recover them.
El CoyoteMay 5, 1955
It's 1848 and the invading army has defeated the few opposing forces and California has become part of the United States. As the anger from the citizens rages, even more as gold is discovered in its already rich lands. Don Cesar de Echagüe, an old hidalgo, begs his son Cesar to accelerate his return from Europe, confident that he knows how to oppose the oppressor. But what he sees coming is a cockroach incapable of any act of value. But this is only a ruse to hide his other personality, "The Coyote" relentless defender of his compatriots!
HitchcockNovember 23, 2012
HITCHCOCK follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film, PSYCHO, and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Black BartMarch 3, 1948
Cheerful outlaw Charlie Boles leaves former partners Lance and Jersey and heads for California, where the Gold Rush is beginning. Soon, a lone gunman in black is robbing Wells Fargo gold shipments. One fateful day, the stage he robs carries old friends Lance and Jersey...and notorious dancer Lola Montez, coming to perform in Sacramento. Black Bart and Lance become rivals for both Lola's favors and Wells Fargo's gold.
California JoeDecember 29, 1943
After the Civil War and Burgess, Atkinson and Colton have plans to make California a separate nation. Weldon with sidekicks Tumbleweed and Carteret are sent west to thwart the attempt.
CaliforniaMarch 3, 1963
Revolutionaries rise up against the Mexican government in California in 1841 is told through the story of doomed Mexican general Don Francisco Hernandez (Michael Pate), who pits his troops against a tenacious team of revolutionaries led by his half brother, Don Michael O'Casey (Jock Mahoney). Susan Seaforth Hayes co-stars as Marianna De La Rosa, an heiress pledged to marry the ruthless Don Francisco even though she secretly loves Don Michael in this 1963 historical adventure.
The T.A.M.I. ShowDecember 29, 1964
Hailed by one music reviewer as "the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen," "The T.A.M.I. Show" is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop performers of the 60s. These top recording idols - representing the musical moods of London, Liverpool, Hollywood and Detroit - packed the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with 2,600 screaming fans and virtually brought down the house. This is the cinematic record of that electrifying event.
NomadsMarch 7, 1986
French anthropologist Jean-Charles Pommier and his wife have come to LA so he can take up a position as lecturer. To his surprise he encounters a group of urban nomads. As he investigates things become more unsettling as he realizes the price paid for being civilized.
The Red PonyMarch 28, 1949
Peter Miles stars as Tom Tiflin, the little boy at the heart of this John Steinbeck story set in Salinas Valley. With his incompatible parents -- the city-loving Fred (Shepperd Strudwick) and country-happy Alice (Myrna Loy) -- constantly bickering, Tom looks to cowboy Billy Buck (Robert Mitchum) for companionship and paternal love.
Drive-In MassacreDecember 20, 1976
Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
How Weed Won the WestFebruary 17, 2010
While California is going bankrupt, one business is booming. "How Weed Won the West" is the story of the growing medical cannabis / marijuana industry in the greater Los Angeles area, with over 700 dispensaries doling out the buds. As a treatment for a wide range of conditions, cannabis is quickly proving itself as a healthier natural alternative to many prescription drugs.
HunkMarch 6, 1987
A "devilish" tale about an ordinary guy who is visited by a beautiful apparition promising him popularity and drop-dead good looks in exchange for his soul. Transformed overnight into a "hunk," he soon discovers there may be hell to pay for his new lifestyle!
FoxesFebruary 29, 1980
A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
California GirlsMarch 24, 1985
A New Jersey auto mechanic travels to California to find the girl of his dreams and woos a bikini fashion model while the time quarreling with her high-powered manager and avoiding his New Jersey girlfriend who comes looking for him.
Seven Cities of GoldOctober 7, 1955
Director Robert D. Webb's 1955 adventure film about eighteenth-century Spanish explorers searching for gold in the American southwest stars Anthony Quinn, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Egan, Rita Moreno, Michael Rennie, John Doucette and Kathleen Crowley.
An American SummerFebruary 24, 1991
In this youthful drama, Tom, a 14- year-old who's parents have just divorced, is abruptly uprooted from his wealthy Chicago home and sent to the strange land of LA to live in the far-out beach bungalow of his aunt, an aging hippie still stuck in a by-gone era. He is unhappy with the new arrangement and finds his new bohemian lifestyle strange and the activities of his new peers, stupid. His life begins to change a bit when he befriends a young surfer named Fin. At first he thinks of the fun-loving Fin as a real dolt, but later he admits he was wrong. Like the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn characters on which they are loosely based, the two new friends soon find themselves having a series of adventures, some of them dangerous; by the summer's end, Tom finds himself wiser, accustomed to California, and a lot more grown up.
Bones Brigade: An AutobiographyJanuary 21, 2012
When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too – as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.