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Altered States (1980)
Harvard scientist Eddie Jessup's (William Hurt) mind-altering experiments on himself, involving a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber, get out of control when his handiwork shuttles him back and forth on the evolutionary spectrum -- from human to ape-man. Equal parts sci-fi actioner, 1960s psychedelic trip and farce, the film was based on a Paddy Chayefsky novel and received Oscar nominations for music and sound. Blair Brown co-stars.
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Writer-director (and Warren Wilson MFA student) James Franco's ambitious take on William Faulkner's
classic novel chronicles the sobering story of a poor Southern clan
carrying out the family matriarch's dying wish to be buried in a distant
town. Another Warren Wilson connection to the film is that former MFA assistant Alissa Whelan was a still photographer for the film and shot the image you see on the DVD face.
Crystal Fairy (2013)
A self-absorbed young American traveling in Chile plans a journey with his pals to find a legendary hallucinogenic cactus. But when he invites the free-spirited Crystal Fairy along, they find themselves locked in a battle of wills.
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
In this documentary, a group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women, faced with their own mortality, break the mold in taking on Washington and the medical establishment. Their activism and innovation turns HIV from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Something in the Air (2012)
Growing up in the wake of France's civil crisis of May 1968, Gilles and his teen friends are determined to sustain the partisan passions of that era. But now it's 1971, and Gilles is also beginning to think more about his other aspirations in life. French.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2013)
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an
"unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
The Loneliest Planet (2011)
Alex and Nica, a young engaged couple, are so eager to take a serious walking trek through Georgia's Caucasus Mountains that they hire a local guide. As they travel deep into the wild landscape, however, the emotional atmosphere shifts for the trio.
After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron Howard directs this George Lucas-produced fantasy-adventure that received a pair of Oscar nods for sound editing and visual effects.
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