San Diego Film Festival 2009

Here is a sneak peek at the line-up at this year's SDFF, including films by local filmmakers.

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Repo: Leon (Ben Gourley) and TJ (Jason Mewes) are best friends and repo men. After 10 years, and with a high school reunion looming, Leon wants out of the repo business.
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Repo: T.J. has concocted a hair-brain scheme to steal all the cars they have repoed. But when the scheme fails, it falls on Leon to save T.J. from his own plan.
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Repo: Meanwhile, T.J.'s trying to teach Leon how to get over his ex-fiancee and find a new girl.
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Repo: Before long, the two buddies are headed on a downhill on a collision course of comedy.
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Repo is the story of friendship, love and a whole lot of pink slips changing hands.
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The Boys Are Back: Inspired by a true story, The Boys Are Back is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood that intimately evokes both the fragility and wonders of family life.
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The Boys Are Back: It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter (Academy Award nominee Clive Owen) who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood.
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The Boys Are Back: With turbulent emotions swirling, Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: "just say yes."
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The Boys Are Back: Raising two boys - a curious six year-old and a rebel teen from a previous marriage -- in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless . . . and on the constant verge of disaster.
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Before We Close: Ozwald 'Oz' Bryant, a disheveled young playwright, is about to graduate and the only difference between a fellowship in New York that could make him a star and a life of desolate street-dwelling is his senior showcase.
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Before We Close: With an unfinished script and only one week to put everything together, Oz casts his girlfriend, Penelope 'Pen' Moore as his leading lady and the talented Kent Graham as her opposite.
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Before We Close: Together they will attempt to shape history and impact the hearts of their generation with the profoundly innovative and provocative tale of a couple.
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Cruzado: A week before the birth of his first child in Mexico, Manuel learns his long-lost father is about to be executed in Texas. Against his wife's wishes he heads north, abandoning his job cleaning peep-show booths, hoping the trip will buy him time and insight into his upcoming responsibility.
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Cruzado is a road-trip tale about friendship, fatherhood, and self-discovery that winds itself through the distinct culture of the Texas-Mexico border.
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Cruzado: Mistaken identities, family traumas, and dehydration complicate Manuel's quest, but he finally learns a familiar lesson: There's no place like home - even if home is not all that great.
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A Lonely Place For Dying: In 1972, the creeping threat of communism grips the nation in fear, as the conflict in Vietnam continues.
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A Lonely Place For Dying: In an abandoned prison on the US/Mexican border, KGB mole Nikolai Dzerzhinsky waits for his contact from the Washington Post.
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A Lonely Place For Dying: He holds explosive evidence against the CIA, information he will trade for asylum in the United States. Special Agent Robert Harper's orders are clear: take the documents from Dzerzhinsky and kill him.
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That Evening Sun: Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) is an aging Tennessee farmer who leaves his retirement community to return to his land and get back to work.
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That Evening Sun: Based on a story by William Gay, Scott Teems' “That Evening Sun” is a classic tale of men and the land.
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That Evening Sun: Upon his arrival, Meecham discovers Lonzo Choat (Ray McKinnon), an old nemesis, has moved onto his farm with his family in the hopes of buying the place out from under his feet.
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That Evening Sun: When their paths collide, things go from bad to worse in this tense, award-winning drama.
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Deadland: Intertwined within its sci-fi action-thriller roots, at it’s core Deadland is a story of hope set in a post-apocalyptic world.
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Deadland: After five years of searching, survivor Sean Kalos stumbles upon proof that his missing wife may still be alive in the new United Provinces.
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Deadland: World War III's nuclear strikes on the U.S. set the nation back 200 years, and hope is all but lost when every survivor of the war is infected by a fatal nuclear plague.
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Deadland: What was designed to be the new rebirth has become martial law, and the officers of the Province wield their power with cruelty.
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Deadland: When Sean crosses them, he finds himself in the middle of a personal war, and his quest for his wife inspires hope in a land that has forgotten the meaning of the word.
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Formosa Betrayed: Inspired by actual events. In the early 1980s, FBI Agent Jake Kelly (James Van Der Beek) investigates the murder of an Asian professor at a small college.
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Formosa Betrayed: Agent Kelly follows the fleeing killers to Taiwan, where he finds himself on a collision course with the FBI, the State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Government of the Republic of China.
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Formosa Betrayed: In a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all.
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The Job: Bubba Bradley (Patrick Flueger) lives in a dying industrial town where opportunity has dried up like prairie grass. What keeps him afloat is the promise of Joy (Taryn Manning), Bubba's reason-for-being, a fragile former child actress.
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The Job: Bubba meets JIM (Ron Perlman), a drifter who never stays anywhere longer than 72 hours, and his luck seems to change. In exchange for Bubba's offer of a parking spot for his jalopy, Jim gives him a lead on local employment office, a tip he got from a guy whose tire he helped fix.
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The Job: There, the agency guy, Perriman (Joey Pantoliano) offers him a job on the spot. But the job is not at all what it appears. Though the opportunity is real, Bubba will have to learn if he has the killer instincts to do what it requires. 'The Job' is a funny, frightening vision of a world not so far from our own.
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Like Dandelion Dust: Jack and Molly Campbell (Cole Hauser and Kate Levering) are a happy couple enjoying an idyllic life with their six-year-old, adopted son Joey (Maxwell Perry Cotton) in Florida.
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Like Dandelion Dust: A phone call turns their world is turned upside down.
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Like Dandelion Dust: Joey's biological father (Barry Pepper) has just been released from prison.
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Like Dandelion Dust: He is ready to start his life over with his wife Wendy (Mira Sorvino) and their son.
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Like Dandelion Dust: A judge's quick decision deals a devastating blow to the Campbell family:
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Like Dandelion Dust: Joey must be returned to his biological parents.
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Like Dandelion Dust: In the days that follow, the Campbell's scramble to devise a plan to keep their son. They could take Joey and simply disappear… Like Dandelion Dust.
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Pushing 30, a romantic comedy with an edge. The story of 2 best friends, Nick and Baughn both only months away froms their 30th birthdays.
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Pushing 30: Each of them struggle with their quarter life crises differently. Baughn refuses to go quietly and is quite content inventing new ways in which he can stay blissfully in his 20's and keep the party going.
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Pushing 30: Nick is the classic realist who is determined to take the path most traveled.
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Pushing 30: The non-stop banter between the friends lead to one hilarious scene after another, as Baughn and their neighbor Big Sue, try tirelessly to keep their friend and wingman from settling down.
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Prince of Broadway is the story of Lucky and Levon, two men whose lives converge in the underbelly of New York's wholesale fashion district. Lucky, an illegal immigrant from Ghana, makes ends meet by soliciting shoppers on the street with knock-off brand merchandise. Levon, an Armenian-Lebanese immigrant, operates an illegal storefront with a concealed back room where counterfeit goods are showcased to interested shoppers.
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Prince of Broadway: Lucky's world is suddenly turned upside down when a child is thrust into his life by a woman who insists the toddler is his son. While Lucky copes with his new domestic dilemma, Levon struggles to save a marriage that is falling apart. The seedy side of the wholesale district is revealed through a journey that continually confronts the interplay between what is fake and what is real.
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Reach for Me: Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate.
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Reach for Me: As Kevin and his girlfriend enjoy every moment to its fullest, Alvin is forced to reflect on his own life and failed marriage. When Alvin escapes his room to avoid the young lovers' wild antics, he runs into a lady with whom he can share his fears and regrets, and re-learn love.
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Reach for Me: Alvin gradually discovers the beauty in Kevin's belief that it's not in the minutes in life that count, but how you spend the moments.
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