Ted's story is one of fate, love, hard knocks, and redemption. It's the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in '75 and building an unlikely empire with donuts. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By '79 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, a great rise can come with a great fall. NR, 94 min.
Ten years have gone by since Elena’s six-year-old son has disappeared. The last thing she heard of him was a phone call he gave her, saying that he was lost on a beach in France and couldn’t find his father. Nowadays, Elena lives on this same beach and manages a restaurant. She is finally beginning to emerge from this tragic episode when she meets a French teenager who strongly reminds her of her lost son. The two of them will embark on a relationship which will sow chaos and distrust around them. NR, 129 min.
Billed as an intimate and expansive look into the innovative life of the iconic musician and artist Frank Zappa, this documentary was made with unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage including uncirculated and rarely seen footage. ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. NR, 129 min.