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Today in the World Countries
- Independence Day is being celebrated in Tajikistan
- National Day is being celebrated in North Korea
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Virgo as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- Tommy Smith, Family Member.
- Two Sisters was released by Sarah Davachi.
The latest full-length release for Canadian experimental composer Sarah Davachi features contributions from Mattie Barbier, Mira Benjamin, Dorothy Berry, Bridget Carey, Johnny Chang, Judith Hamann, Jessika Kenney, Rebecca Lane, Anton Lukoszevieze, Gordon MacKay, Andrew McIntosh, and Tiffany Ng.
- Spirituals was released by Santigold.
The first full-length studio release in four years from Santigold features contributions from such artists as Boys Noize, Lido, Rostam, SBTRKT, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner.
- My Boy was released by Marlon Williams.
The third full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams was co-produced by Tiny Ruins guitarist Tom Healy.
- Natural Brown Prom Queen was released by Sudan Archives.
Race, womanhood and relationships are some of themes on the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based violinist/singer Sudan Archives.
- Patient Number 9 was released by Ozzy Osbourne.
The 13th full-length solo release for Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne features guest appearances from Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, Mike McCready, and Zakk Wylde.
- Arrangements was released by Preoccupations.
The fourth full-length release for Canadian post-punk band Preoccupations was partially recorded remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- As Above, So Below was released by Sampa the Great.
The second full-length release for the Zambian-born, Australian-based poet/rapper features guest appearances from such artists as Denzel Curry, Joey Bada$$, Angélique Kidjo, and Kojey Radical.
- Hideous Bastard was released by Oliver Sim.
The debut full-length release for The xx bassist/singer Oliver Sim features a guest appearance from Jimmy Somerville and was produced by Jamie xx.
- How Do You Burn? was released by The Afghan Whigs.
The ninth full-length studio release for alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs features contributions from the late Mark Lanegan, Van Hunt, Susan Marshall, and Marcy Mays.
- I Love You Jennifer B was released by Jockstrap.
The debut full-length release for London-based duo Jockstrap was created over three years.
- Jude was released by Julian Lennon.
The first full-length studio release in 11 years for British singer-songwriter Julian Lennon features guest appearances from Paul Buchanan and Elissa Lauper.
- When the Wind Forgets Your Name was released by Built to Spill.
The latest full-length release for indie rock band Built to Spill features Oruã's Le Almeida and João Casaes.
- True Things - Not Rated is released.
Kate (Ruth Wilson) is living on the fringes of society becomes intoxicated by a stranger (Tom Burke) who overwhelms her quiet life.
- House of Darkness - R is released.
Driving home to her secluded estate after meeting at a local bar, a player (Justin Long) out to score thinks his beautiful, mysterious date (Kate Bosworth) will be another casual hook-up. While getting acquainted, their flirtation turns playful, sexy and sinister. Hoping to get lucky, his luck may have just run out.
- Hold Me Tight - Not Rated is released.
In the family drama Hold Me Tight, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island) plays Camille (Vicky Krieps) is a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren’t immediately clear. The film alternates between Camille’s adventures on the road and scenes of her abandoned husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) as he struggles to take care of their children at home—a structure that keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they’re seeing until the film's final moments. [Kino Lorber]
- Dos Estaciones - Not Rated is released.
Dos Estaciones follows iron-willed businesswoman María García (Teresa Sánchez), the owner of Dos Estaciones, a once-majestic tequila factory now struggling to stay afloat. The factory is the final holdover from generations of Mexican-owned tequila plants in the highlands of Jalisco, the rest having folded to foreign corporations. Once one of the wealthiest people in town, María knows her current financial situation is untenable. When a persistent plague and an unexpected flood cause irreversible damage, she is forced to do everything she can to save her community's primary economy and source of pride.
- End of the Road - R is released.
Queen Latifah and Chris Bridges star in this road trip thriller about a mom of two kids who relocates across the country with her kids and brother. The family's move to the southland is thrown into complete chaos when they witness a murder on their road trip. Now, the murderer will stop at nothing to find them. [Netflix]
- Athena - R is released.
After the death of his youngest brother following an alleged police altercation, Abdel (Dali Benssalah) is called back from the frontline to find his family torn apart. Caught between his younger brother Karim's (Sami Slimane) desire for revenge and the criminal dealings of his older brother Moktar (Ouassini Embarek), he struggles to calm the rising tensions. As the situation escalates, their community Athena is transformed into a fortress under siege, becoming a scene of tragedy for both the family and beyond.
- Barbarian - R is released.
In town for a job interview, a young woman arrives at her Airbnb late at night only to find that her rental has been mistakenly double-booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to stay the night anyway, but soon discovers that there is much more to be afraid of in the house than the other house guest.
- Medieval - R is released.
The story of fifteenth century Czech icon and warlord Jan Zizka, who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire.
- Speak No Evil - NR is released.
On a vacation in Tuscany, two families – one Danish, one Dutch – meet and become fast friends. Months later, the free-spirited Dutch family extends an invitation to the more conservative Danish one for a holiday weekend getaway at their countryside home. However, it doesn't take long before things gradually get out of hand as the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. The Dutch hospitality quickly turns unnerving for the Danes, and they find themselves increasingly caught in a web of their own politeness in the face of eccentric…or is it sinister…behavior.
- The Story of Film: A New Generation - Not Rated is released.
A decade after The Story of Film: An Odyssey, an expansive and influential inquiry into the state of moviemaking in the 20th century, filmmaker Mark Cousins returns with an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe. In The Story of Film: A New Generation, Cousins turns his sharp, meticulously honed gaze on world cinema from 2010 to 2021, using a surprising range of works — including Joker, Frozen and Cemetery of Splendor — as launchpads to explore recurring themes and emerging motifs, from the evolution of film language, to technology’s role in moviemaking today, to shifting identities in 21st-century world cinema. Touching on everything from Parasite and The Farewell to Black Panther and Lover’s Rock, Cousins seeks out films, filmmakers and communities under-represented in traditional film histories, with a particular emphasis on Asian and Middle Eastern works, as well as boundary-pushing documentaries and films that see gender in new ways. And as the recent pandemic recedes, Cousins ponders what comes next in the streaming age: how have we changed as cinephiles, and how moviegoing will continue to transform in the digital century, to our collective joy and wonder.
- TV SERIES
- Cobra Kai: Season 5 is released.
Daniel seeks to stop Terry Silver from opening a franchise of Cobra Kai dojos across the valley, while Johnny and his son look for Miguel Diaz in Mexico in the fifth season of the Karate Kid spin-off series.
- American Gigolo: Season 1 is released.
Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal) tries to restart his life and find who is responsible for his wrongful conviction for murder after being released from a 15-year jail sentence in this series reimagining of the 1980 movie of the same name.[Premieres on the Showtime app and on-demand on 9 Sep 2022 and on the Showtime network on 11 Sep 2022]
- Gutsy: Season 1 is released.
Dr. Jane Goodall, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Amy Schumer, Gloria Steinem, and Wanda Sykes are some the women Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talk to in this documentary series based on their book, The Book of Gutsy Women.
On this day in 2021
- 17 hospital patients die after heavy rainfall and flooding in Tula, central Mexico.
- Tom Brady becomes first player in NFL history to start 300 regular season games as he guides Tampa Bay Buccaneers to an opening day 31-29 win at home to Dallas Cowboys.
- US President Joe Biden announces widespread COVID-19 pandemic vaccine mandates for federal workers, contractors and large employers affecting 100 million people.
- US 2021 summer the hottest on record with average 74 degrees Fahrenheit, overtaking record set in 1936, during the Dust Bowl.
- Urbain Braems, Belgian soccer manager (Anderlecht, Beveren, Standard de Liège, Trabzonspor), who died at 87.
- Danilo Popivoda, Serbian soccer forward (20 caps Yugoslavia; Olimpija, Eintracht Braunschweig), who died at 74.
On this day in 2020
- Donald Trump purposely downplayed the pandemic in early 2020 to avoid panic according to Bob Woodward's new book "Rage".
- Global death toll from COVID-19 pandemic passes 900,000 with the US the most deaths at 190,589.
- San Francisco Bay area blanketed by dark orange skies and smoke due to California wildfires.
- Ronald Bell, American rock saxophonist and composer (Kool & The Gang), who died at 68.
- Shere Hite [Shirley Diana Gregory], American-German sex therapist (The Hite Report), who died at 77.
- Alan Minter, Boxer.
- Alan Minter, English boxer (world middleweight champion 1980), who died from cancer at 69.
- All In: The Fight for Democracy - PG-13 is released.
In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know are threats to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.
- Cuties - TV-MA is released.
Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named "the cuties"at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity - upsetting her mother and her values in the process.
- Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President - NR is released.
If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. The documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.
- The Social Dilemma - PG-13 is released.
Technology wizards have masterminded a new form of capitalism, and humanity is now the raw resource feeding the machine. Powerful, hidden artificial intelligence tasked with hijacking our attention is tearing apart social norms, jeopardizing truth and democracy, and putting civilization on a programmed path toward self-destruction. Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama—think An Inconvenient Truth meets The Matrix. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides—search engines, networks, instant information, et cetera—are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we’re hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.
- TV SERIES
- Woke: Season 1 is released.
San Francisco cartoonist Keef (Lamorne Morris) is close to making it into the "big time"when something happens that challenges his previous point-of-view in this comedy inspired by the personal experiences of writer/executive producer (and fellow cartoonist) Keith Knight.
On this day in 2019
- Scientist reveal evidence of humans earliest milk consumption,6,000 years ago from the dental plaque of teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.
- Poet John Milton's own copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has survived with his annotations according to scholar Jason Scott-Warren in Philadelphia library, could be world's most important modern literary discovery.
- Nigerian government says it will repatriate 600 people from South Africa after two people killed in wave of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
- John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen fire back at Donald Trump on social media after he calls them "boring" and "filthymouthed" in tweets over Criminal Justice Reform.
- Australia experiences its earliest and most severe start to the fire season after fighting dozens of bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales.
- Danny Frawley, Australian Rules Footballer.
- Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), who died of cancer at 74.
- Robert Frank, Photographer.
On this day in 2018
- Russian police detain over 1000 people amide nationwide protests against pension reform.
- Nia Franklin representing New York crowned Miss America 2019, first competition without a swimsuit section.
- US Open Men's Tennis: Novak Ðokovic wins his third US title; beats '09 champion Juan Martín del Potro 6-4,7-6,6-3; equals Pete Sampras'14 Grand Slams.
- Swedish General Election: no party wins a majority with far-right Sweden Democrats making gains.
- Arirang Mass Games begins in North Korea to mark country's 70th anniversary featuring tens of thousands performing.
- Green Bay Packers start 100th season with historic 24-23 comeback win over Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field; first ever Packer recovery from 17+ points deficit at 3/4 time (20-3).
- CBS chief Les Moonves departs the company after six more women make allegations of sexual abuse in "The New Yorker".
- Eminem was at No.1 on the UK chart with his tenth studio album Kamikaze. The album also reached No.1 in 15 countries, becoming Eminem's tenth consecutive No.1 album in the United States, and later becoming the best-selling hip-hop album of 2018..
- Kae Kanyakorn, Entrepreneur.
- Kyrzayda Rodriguez, Blogger.
- TV SERIES
- Kidding: Season 1 is released.
Jeff (Jim Carrey) plays Mr. Pickles, a children's television personality, who slowly begins to unravel as he tries to cope with family difficulties.
- The Deuce: Season 2 is released.
The second season of the drama about the porn industry from George Pelecanos and David Simon jumps forward to 1977 with Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) now working as a director as well as on camera.
- The Miniaturist is released.
The adaptation of Jessie Burton's novel is set in 1686 Amsterdam where 18-year-old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor-Joy) moves in with her new husband Johannes Brandt (Alex Hassell), who gifts her a dollhouse copy of their home. Nella begins questioning the extra packages of mini furniture and life-like dolls from a miniaturist appear to predict future events.
- YOU: Season 1 is released.
Bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) becomes obsessed with an aspiring writer (Elizabeth Lail) in this psychological thriller based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name.
On this day in 2017
- US Open Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final since 2002 unseeded Sloane Stephens defeats Madison Keys 6-3,6-0.
- 74th Venice Film Festival: "The Shape of Water" directed by Guillermo del Toro wins the Golden Lion.
- Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of a 3,500-year-old tomb of a goldsmith and his family in Draa Abul-Naga, Egypt.
On this day in 2016
- North Korea conducts its fifth nuclear test at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, at the time its largest ever test at 10 kilotons but superseded by the 2017 test.
- James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), who died at 79.
- Eric Tovey, Wrestler.
- Goodbye to Language was released by Daniel Lanois.
The latest solo release for the producer/guitarist who worked with Bob Dylan and Brian Eno features the pedal steel guitar and Rocco DeLuca on lap steel.
- GLA was released by Twin Atlantic.
The fourth full-length release for the Scottish alternative rock band was inspired by its hometown of Glasgow.
- Here was released by Teenage Fanclub.
The Scottish alternative band returns after six years for its 10th full-length studio release recorded in France, Scotland and mixed in Germany.
- Away was released by Okkervil River.
The eighth full-length studio release for the indie rock band features contributions from Marissa Nadler, Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg, and yMusic.
- AIM was released by M.I.A..
The fifth full-length studio release for the London artist features contributions from such artists as Blaqstarr, Diplo, and Zayn.
- Calico Review was released by Allah-Las.
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles garage rock/psychedelic pop band was produced by Kyle Mullarky.
- Lady Parts was released by Fudge.
This is the debut release for the collaboration between Guillermo Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) and Michael Christmas.
- Same Language, Different Worlds was released by Tim Burgess.
The debut release for the collaboration between Tim Burgess and Peter Gordon features contributions from Ernie Brooks, Peter Zummo, Mustafa Ahmed and Nik Void.
- Schmilco was released by Wilco.
The 10th full-length studio release for the Chicago alt-rock band was recorded during the same sessions for 2015's Star Wars.
- The End of Comedy was released by Drugdealer.
The latest release from Michael Collins features guest appearances from Ariel Pink, Danny James, Sheer Agony, and Weyes Blood.
- Transcendence was released by Devin Townsend Project.
The 17th full-length release for the Canadian artist's project features a new version of "Truth"(from the 1998 album Infinity) as well as a cover of Ween's "Transdermal Celebration."
- Sunlit Youth was released by Local Natives.
The third full-length release for the Los Angeles indie rock band was recorded in Hawaii, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Ojai, and Thailand.
- Skeleton Tree was released by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Nick Cave's 15-year-old son died in an accident while he was working on the alternative rock band's 16th album. The recording sessions were filmed for Andrew Dominik's documentary, One More Time With Feel.
- Splendor & Misery was released by clipping..
The second full-length studio release for the experimental hip-hop trio from Los Angeles is a concept album about "the sole survivor of a slave uprising on an interstellar cargo ship, and the onboard computer that falls in love with him."
- Wild World was released by Bastille.
The second full-length studio release for the British indie pop band led by Dan Smith was produced with Mark Crew.
- When the Bough Breaks - PG-13 is released.
John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After exhausting all other options, they finally hire Anna (Jaz Sinclair), the perfect woman to be their surrogate - but as she gets further along in her pregnancy, so too does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on the husband. The couple becomes caught up in Anna's deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it's too late. [Sony Pictures]
- Sully - PG-13 is released.
On January 15,2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
- The Apostate - Not Rated is released.
An existential comedy about a man (Alvaro Ogalla) trying to make himself an apostate of the Catholic Church.
- Transpecos - Not Rated is released.
On a remote desert highway a makeshift Border Patrol checkpoint is manned by three agents: Flores (Gabriel Luna): with an uncanny ability to track; Davis (Johnny Simmons): joined the Border Patrol with dreams of romancing señoritas and riding on horseback; Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr): one of the old guard who believes a college degree can’t stop a bullet. It's like most boring days, but soon the contents of one car will change everything. What follows is a journey to uncover the surreal, frightening secrets hidden behind the facade of this lonely outpost. The end of the path may cost them their lives along a border where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.
- The Disappointments Room - R is released.
Dana (Kate Beckinsale) and David (Mel Raido) move from Brooklyn to a once-grand southern mansion with their 5 year old son looking for a fresh start. But Dana’s discovery of a secret room unleashes unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal the home’s terrifying past. [Relativity Media]
- The Wild Life - PG is released.
On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human."Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).
- London Road - Not Rated is released.
London Road documents true events that occurred in 2006, when the town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and curb-crawling on their street. When a local resident was charged, and then convicted, of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicenter of this tragedy. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
- Other People - Not Rated is released.
A struggling comedy writer (Jesse Plemons), fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother (Molly Shannon). Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother worsens, he tries to convince everyone (including himself) he’s “doing okay.” [Vertical Entertainment]
- Cameraperson - Not Rated is released.
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage collected over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A hybrid work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world. [Janus Films]
- Come What May - R is released.
May 1940. To escape the imminent German invasion, the inhabitants of a small village in northern France flee their homes, like so many millions of their compatriots. Max, a German boy, travels with them. His father, Hans, opposed the Nazi regime and was imprisoned in Arras for having lied about his nationality. Hans is eventually set free and sets off to find his son, accompanied by a Scottish soldier who is trying to get back home.
- Demon - R is released.
Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancée Zaneta (Agnieszk Zulewska), Peter (Itay Tiran) has been given a gift of her family’s ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It’s a total fixer-upper, and while inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen. During the wild reception, Peter begins to come undone, and a dybbuk, the iconic ancient figure from Jewish folklore, takes a toehold in this present-day celebration for a very particular reason. [The Orchard]
- Dancer - Not Rated is released.
Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later — at the height of his success — he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor’s Dancer tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Yet beyond celebrating the raw talent and wild ambition of Polunin, whose sights are now set on Hollywood, Dancer considers how wealth and success may not be enough when it comes to finding personal and professional identity. [IFC Films]
- Author: The JT LeRoy Story - R is released.
On January 9,2006 The New York Times sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough prose about a sordid childhood had captivated icons and luminaries internationally. It turned out LeRoy didn’t actually exist. He was the creative expression of 40-year-old San Francisco former phone-sex operator turned housewife, Laura Albert. Author: The JT LeRoy Story takes us down the infinitely fascinating rabbit hole of how Laura Albert—like a Cyrano de Bergerac on steroids—breathed not only words, but life, into her avatar for a decade. Albert’s epic and entertaining account plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. As she recounts this astonishing odyssey, Albert also reveals the intricate web spun by irrepressible creative forces within her. Her extended and layered JT LeRoy performance still infuriates many; but according to Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression.
- As I Open My Eyes - Not Rated is released.
Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution: Farah,18 years-old, has just graduated and her family already sees her as a future doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She sings in a political rock band. She has a passion for life, gets drunk, discovers love and her city by night against the will of her mother Hayet, who knows Tunisia and its dangers too well.
- Kicks - R is released.
Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy; assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone -- even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by local hood, Flaco. Seemingly the embodiment of menace, Flaco harbors complexities of his own that will be revealed when Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers with his two best friends in tow.
- Ithaca - PG is released.
Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer,1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca. [Momentum Pictures]
- For the Love of Spock - Not Rated is released.
For the Love of Spock tells the life story of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. The film’s focus began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but after Leonard passed away in February 2015, his son, director Adam Nimoy, was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. Adam not only shares details on the creation, evolution, and universal impact of Mr. Spock, but also about the ups and downs of being the son of a TV icon. For the Love of Spock is laden with never-before-seen footage and interviews of friends, family and colleagues that include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast, Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise, the Big Bang Theory cast, filmmaker JJ Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. [Gravitas Ventures]
- TV SERIES
- Quarry: Season 1 is released.
Based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins, Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green) returns from Vietnam to Memphis in 1972 only to struggle with acceptance and his experiences as a Marine sniper. He is recruited by The Broker (Stellan Skarsgård) to join a group of contract killers who work along the Mississippi River.
On this day in 2015
- Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
- Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest reigning British monarch. She broke the record set by Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne on June 20,1837, and reigned for 63 years,7 months and 2 days..
- EU Migrant Crisis: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his annual address proposes plan based on EU quotas.
- Apple unveils the iPad Pro and iPhone 6S in San Francisco.
- Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), who died at 72.
- Time Out of Mind - Not Rated is released.
George (Richard Gere) is a man struggling to find food and a place to sleep in New York City. Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men’s shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system—until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman (Ben Vereen) who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Jena Malone). [IFC Films]
- Coming Home - PG-13 is released.
Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband's return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife's memory. [Sony Pictures Classics]
- How to Change the World - Not Rated is released.
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.
- Welcome to Leith - Not Rated is released.
Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. With incredible access to both longtime residents of Leith and white supremacists, the film examines a small community in the plains struggling for sovereignty against an extremist vision. [First Run Features]
- TV SERIES
- You're the Worst: Season 2 is released.
The second season of the comedy moves to FXX.
On this day in 2014
- Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, undergoes prostate surgery.
- Scottish guitarist Robert "Throb" Young died at the age of 49. Young founded Primal Scream with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984. As a member of Primal Scream, Young performed on all of the group's records up to 2006's Riot City Blues, and including their most famous album, Screamadelica..
- Robert 'Trob'Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49.
- Antonín Tucapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, who died at 86.
- Denny Miller, American actor, who died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80.
- Firoza Begum, World Music Singer.
- Goddess was released by Banks.
The full-length debut for the Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter features production and songs co-written by Tim Anderson, Lil Silva, Justin Parker, Shlohmo, Sohn, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and Jamie Woon.
- Endgame was released by Ital.
The latest release for Brooklyn-based producer Daniel Martin-McCormick was mixed with M. Geddes Gengras.
- El Pintor was released by Interpol.
Self-produced, the first release in four years for the New York rock band is also its first without bassist Carlos Dengler and features contributions from Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis, Jellyfish's Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., and Bon Iver's Rob Moose.
- Haven't Got the Blues (Yet) was released by Loudon Wainwright III.
The 26th release for the singer-songwriter was produced by David Mansfield and features Aofie O’Donovan as well as Loudon's daughter Martha Wainwright on backing vocals.
- Jaiyede Afro was released by The Heliocentrics.
The latest release from the Nigerian saxophonist Orlando Julius is a collaboration with the British funk ensemble The Heliocentrics.
- Into the Wide was released by Delta Spirit.
The fourth full-length release for the California indie rock band was produced by Ben Allen.
- Commonwealth was released by Sloan.
The writing of the songs on the 11th studio release from the Canadian power pop band was divided between the four members.
- Crush Songs was released by Karen O.
The debut full-length solo release for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer was originally recorded in 2006-07.
- Carnival of Souls was released by Pere Ubu.
This is the 15th studio release from the experimental Ohio rock band led by David Thomas.
- A New Nature was released by Esben and the Witch.
The third full-length release for the British rock trio was produced by Steve Albini.
- At Best Cuckold was released by Avi Buffalo.
The second full-length release for the indie pop band led by Avi Zahner-Isenberg was self-produced.
- Perfect Hair was released by Busdriver.
The latest studio release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Aesop Rock, Danny Brown, Open Mike Eagle, Pegasus Warning, and VerBS.
- Ritual in Repeat was released by Tennis.
The third full-length release for the Denver husband-and-wife indie pop duo features production from Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Jim Eno of Spoon, and Richard Swift.
- Ryan Adams was released by Ryan Adams.
The 14th solo studio release for the rock singer-songwriter was self-produced.
- Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar was released by Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters.
The tenth solo album for the British rock singer backed by his band the Sensational Space Shifters feature influences from African, dance and jazz music.
- Lateness of Dancers was released by Hiss Golden Messenger.
The fifth full-length release for M.C. Taylor features Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, William Tyler, Scott Hirsch, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man.
- The Physical World was released by Death from Above 1979.
The second full-length studio release for the Canadian duo of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler was produced by Dave Sardy.
- The Dew Lasts an Hour was released by Ballet School.
This is the debut full-length release for the Berlin-based pop trio.
- Songs of Innocence was released by U2.
The surprise release of the Irish rock band's 13th studio album on iTunes features production from Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, Flood, and Ryan Tedder. A physical release is scheduled for 14 Oct 2014.
- Souled Out was released by Jhené Aiko.
The debut full-length release for the alternative R&B artist features guest appearances from Cocaine 80s and Common.
- Single Mothers was released by Justin Townes Earle.
The fifth full-length release for the Americana singer-songwriter was co-produced with Adam Bednarik and recorded live.
- Whorl was released by Simian Mobile Disco.
The fourth full-length studio release form the British electronic duo was written over three days and recorded at a show near the Joshua Tree National Park.
On this day in 2013
- US Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins his second US title; beats Novak Ðokovic 6-2,3-6,6-4,6-1.
- 44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala.
- 18 people are killed in conflict between government and Boko Harem troops in Borno State, Nigeria.
- 60 people are killed in conflict between rebels and loyalists in the Central African Republic.
- Barry Avrich’s film "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story", about the life of Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections.
- Jojo Redd, Rapper, born in United States.
- Nareah Pierre, YouTube Star, born in United States.
- Snapshot was released by The Strypes.
The debut full-length release for the Irish blues-rock band was produced by Chris Thomas.
- Summer Camp was released by Summer Camp.
The second full-length release for the indie pop duo of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley was produced by Stephen Street.