Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.
Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.
Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her sons commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive?
Cheap thrills! It’s bargain basement horror time: a young man’s search for his estranged mother leads him to a terrifying encounter with ‘Pineys’, backwoods hillbillies with a taste for violence.
Accepting the potentialities of the medium to manipulate both time and space, Broughton brings past and present head-on as he regards with adult feelings his childhood family and friends. Grown-ups romp like children, and by their magnified infantilism playfully underscore such basic traits as sadism, sensuality, arid egocentricity. (Melbourne International Film Festival)
On the day before Mother's Day 1993, Colin and Wendy Parry's lives are torn apart when their youngest son Tim is killed in a terrorist attack by the IRA in Warrington's town centre. The attack shocks ordinary people on both sides of the Irish Sea. Sue McHugh, an unassuming and normally shy Dublin housewife, is deeply affected by the tragedy. Spurred into action by the events in Warrington and the hope that she can make a difference, Sue urges people across Ireland to demonstrate that the killings on all sides must stop. But has Sue underestimated the challenge of brokering peace in a community that has known only conflict? As the grieving Parrys search desperately for answers to their son's senseless killing, they form an alliance with Sue, her husband Arthur, and her Peace '93 movement, travelling to Dublin in a bid to bring about peace and ensure Tim's enduring legacy is one of hope and tolerance. Based on real events.
A singular cinematic figure, San Francisco’s Mike Henderson became one of the first independent African-American artists to make inroads into experimental filmmaking in the 1960s. Henderson’s work throughout the 1970s and 1980s, from which this program of 16mm films is culled, thrums with a sociopolitical, humorous sensibility that lends his small-scale, often musically kissed portraits (which he later dubbed “blues cinema”) a personal, artisanal quality. - Film Society of Lincoln Center
Never take your mother for granted...
In Elizabeth Lo’s festival darling 'Mother’s Day', we bear witness to the impact of mass incarceration through the eyes of imprisoned women’s children during a annual pilgrimage to honor their matriarchs in prison (Rooney Elmi).
The impact of mass incarceration is explored through an annual charity trip that takes children to visit their imprisoned mothers.
A poor family celebrates Mother's Day.
In 1963 the first known surviving set of American quintuplets were born to Mary Ann and Andrew Fischer, this film looks at some of the changes their arrival caused to their family.
An adopted teen who runs away to what he believes to be his birth town and mother, in the hopes of putting together the missing pieces of his sense of identity. He arrives during a wave of disappearances and murders, only to encounter New England aloofness and some very eccentric relatives.
Meet Sylvia Rothchild, a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Her nightmare begins at the doctor's office. Are her frigthening hallucinations real or imagined? Join actress Ariel Sinclair on a bizzare [sic], suspenseful & often comedic journey of the mind. Zombies, aliens & unspeakable horrors await you. A tribute to those cheesy grade B horror movies. Director Mike Russo best describes his film as a science fiction, horror comedy with a music video climax you will never forget!
150 underprivileged and orphaned students in the remote jungle of Thailand attending the country's first democratic school prepare a special celebration to honor their remarkable adoptive mother on Mother's Day.
Bugs has a "run-in" with a pixilated stork in the bridging sequence of this tribute to mothers.
Synopsis: a radikal re-mix by Aryan Kaganof of three Frans Zwartjes films commissioned by Frank Scheffer. Background: Kaganof was once a student of Frans Zwartjes. When Kaganof himself began lecturing himself, he began giving his students the following advice, "I always tell the classes what Frans said to me, go make your films, leave school now, stop listening to anyonbody insane enough to pretend to be able to teach you anything about film making. If they knew they would be making films themselves, not teaching."
A story about the special relationship between Jaana and her daughter Liisa who died in a traffic accident at the age of 16.
A frustrated stay-at-home mom takes a weekend away when her family ignores her over Mother's Day.
Supernatural thriller, featuring 'Pink Floyd with Fangs' soundtrack by the UK's no 1 musician Graham Coxon. What started out as a bonding holiday between an American mother recently reunited with her daughter, quickly turns into a tense, desperate nightmare. The North Yorkshire Moors provides the lonely backdrop for an intense, nervous adventure.