Tough-minded and vibrant, Shelter mixes urban squalor with magical beauty where the power of friendship and love in the face of hardship transcend harsh realities.
Death has come to a small southern town. A biological weapon has been unleashed, driving residents insane before killing them. A small group of soldiers and civilians take refuge in a bunker for chemical warfare. Their sanctuary may turn into their tomb. Water is low and one of them will do what ever it takes to stay alive. When the end of the world comes are you safe in ... The Shelter
Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young inner-city junior high school teacher whose ideals wither and die in the face of reality. Day after day in his shabby Brooklyn classroom, he somehow finds the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War with a new enthusiasm. Rejecting the standard curriculum in favor of an edgier approach, Dan teaches his students how change works... on both a historical and personal scale...and how to think for themselves. Though Dan is brilliant, dynamic, and in control in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school. From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship. Despite the differences in their ages and situations, they are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn - and which choices they make - their lives will change.
A powerful, award-winning film about an inner-city junior high school teacher (Ryan Gosling, The Notebook) with a drug habit who forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students (Shareeka Epps) after she discovers his secret.
An inner-city teacher struggling with addiction forms an unlikely bond with a young student who catches him in a compromising position in director Ryan Fleck's feature-length adaptation of his own award-winning short film Gowanus, Brooklyn.
A disheveled man desperately searches New York City for his young daughter.
After losing his daughter in a bus terminal, distraught New York father William Keane befriends a single woman and her 7-year-old daughter.
From Todd Solondz, the critically acclaimed director of "Welcome to the Dollhouse" comes a film comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present. Following the paths of its young hopeful/troubled characters, it explores issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation.
From Todd Solondz, comes a film comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present.