Friday, January 21
Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgender kickboxer, "Beautiful Boxer" is a poignant action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Thai boxing to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of total femininity. Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk and grueling days in boxing camps.
Yuka Hyodo, Keagan Kang, Ekachai Uekrongtham, Desmond Sim Kim Jin, Nukkid Boonthong, Parinya Charoenphol, Sorapong Chatree, Kyoko Inoue
Nick is a smooth operator trying to land a date with a young, attractive divorcee, Suzanne. Problem is Suzanne is stuck working in Vancouver and miserable because she misses her kids. Seizing the opportunity, Nick gallantly offers to make her wish come true—and his own in the process--by bringing seven-year-old Kevin and eleven-year-old Lindsey up from Portland, Oregon to be reunited with their mom. What Nick doesn't know is that Suzanne's children think that no man is good enough for their mom and will do everything they can to make the trip a nightmare for him. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Brian Levant, Ice Cube, Matt Alvarez, Dan Kolsrud, Steven Gary Banks, Claudia Grazioso, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss