It's hard to believe that 40 years ago, with Vietnam, Watergate and other lasting headlines vying for attention, people around the globe stood in thrall to chess.
Alternately hilarious and discomfiting, and finally rather poignant, pic stands a decent chance of snagging niche theatrical deals before hitting home formats.
Sebastien Pilote's quiet character study might be a decades-later sequel to such '70s Canadian classics as "Goin Down the Road" and "Paperback Hero."
Definitely offbeat, if distasteful in its focus on cruel mind games played for the hell of it.
"Exporting Raymond" chronicles the bumpy road by which long-running U.S. sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" launched its Russian edition.
The least excitable beauty-meets-Bigfoot film ever made.
"Ledge" looks like a better leap for cable than theatrical.
A touching if uncomplicated drama that's modest in scale and commercial prospects.
"Juan" may upset opera purists who prefer their favorites staged with no jarring alterations to the basic material.
"The Rescuers" trots the globe to highlight the stories of 12 diplomats who took great risks in order to save European Jews from the Nazis.
Docu should continue its fest travel while picking up select broadcast sales.