The true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel (Academy Award winner Julianne Moore) is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie (Ellen Page). However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
Freeheld is out now
Now Add Honey:
Caroline (Robyn Butler) is delighted when her sister, Beth (Portia de Rossi), brings her movie star daughter, Honey (Lucy Fry), home for a visit. But when Beth is suddenly sent to rehab, Caroline is forced to have Honey move in to her suburban home. Honey struggles with life without an entourage, and her cousins struggle with a movie star hogging the bathroom. But after Honey leads Caroline to uncover a family secret, Caroline struggles most of all, as her life quickly falls apart. Now Add Honey is an uplifting Australian family comedy that co-stars the likes of Hamish Blake, Erik Thomson, Lucy Durack and Angus Sampson.
Now Add Honey is out now
Only The Dead:
Australian journalist Michael Ware found himself launched into the Middle East after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Reporting for CNN and Time, he set his sights on the man who founded al-Qaeda in Iraq. Constructed from 7 years of reporting, and featuring harrowing first-person footage of combat, Ware’s film captures how war affects soldiers and civilians, states and individuals, revealing a darkness within us all. Directed by Ware and two-time Academy Award-winning US documentarian Bill Guttentag, Only the Dead exposes the distressing realities of far-flung conflict, which is so often depicted as a sea of sand and infrared blips.
Only The Dead is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova
In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa (Marie Wawa), falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain (Mungau Dain). When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom. Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel.
Tanna is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova