Spotlight Films


 

Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Jason Clarke gives a gritty performance as a young Ted Kennedy, and the resemblance is uncanny. The meticulous docudrama rivetingly recounts the tragic car accident and its aftermath. First time screenwriters, Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, and Director John Curran are scheduled to attend screening.

Crash Pad

Crash Pad

Crash Pad is an irreverent romp centered around a hopeless romantic who thinks that he’s found true love in a one night stand with an older woman. He quickly discovers that she’s married and that for her, their fling was merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband. Domhnall Gleeson plays Stensland, the somewhat unhinged, spurned lover, and Thomas Haden Church, plays a sarcastic, hard ass defense attorney and husband. Wife and lover Morgan, played by Christina Applegate, is every woman’s hero. Smart, beautiful, and independent. Nina Dobrev in the secretary’s role gives a standout performance of fidelity and duplicity. Director Kevin Tent, who honed his talent as an acclaimed editor (Election, The Descendants, Sideways), makes his directorial debut. Together with Jeremy Catalino’s razor sharp script, they have created a fast and funny film that is politically incorrect at almost every turn. “Crash Pad” will have you cringing in your seat, laughing out loud, and rooting for love to conquer all.

Coup D'Etat

Coup d'Etat

COUP D'ETAT is the story of Tatiana Milles (Odeya Rush), a sixteen year-old American girl who develops a pen pal relationship with Anton Vincent (Michael Caine), an island nation dictator. When Anton is deposed by his own people- who finally rise up against a centuries-long European imperialist dictator rule- he unexpectedly seeks refuge in Tatiana’s suburban garage. There, he develops a paternal relationship with the teen and her struggling single mom, Darlene (Katie Holmes). As prospects of taking back his country dim, Anton shifts his focus to Tatiana’s High School life, making her a rebel-intraining. He teaches her to rule her school, staging a Coup De Tatiana, of sorts. Ultimately, when things go too far, Tatiana must find her own voice to overthrow Anton.

Please Stand By

Please Stand By

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a writing competition.

The Square

The Square

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two, who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation that invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.