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2014, Rai Com, 95 min, Italy, Dir: Pupi Avati

Aspiring writer Davide Bias (Riccardo Scamarcio) looks with disdain at his father’s career penning B-movie screenplays. But his dad had begun an autobiographical novel before his death, and Davide’s attempts to complete it become increasingly obsessive. In the edgy lead role, Scamarcio leaves a strong impression, as does Sharon Stone, who plays a publisher with a personal connection to the unfinished book. In Italian with English subtitles.

1988, Warner Bros., 96 min, USA, Dir: Craig R. Baxley

As Detroit police sergeant Jericho “Action” Jackson, Carl Weathers delivers a knockout punch to crime that’s worthy of Apollo Creed. When labor leaders fall victim to mysterious assassins, Jackson follows the trail to a powerful businessman (a very menacing Craig T. Nelson), whose influence had previously gotten the detective demoted. Sharon Stone and singer Vanity costar.

2013, Wonderland Entertainment, 90 min, USA, Australia, Dir: Emmanuel Itier

A celebration of women healing the world, this new documentary includes interviews with 100 influential women from around the globe - among them Sharon Stone, Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Mariane Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Gloria Steinem, Riane Eisler, Karen Armstrong, Karen Tate, Sandra Ingerman, Maria Bello, Maria Conchita Alonso, Seane Corn, Angela Davis, Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire, Jody Wiliams and many more. With music by Yoko Ono and Rickie Lee Jones.

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