Yolonda Ross

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Antwone Fisher (2002)

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denzel Washington
CAST:  Derek Luke  •  Malcolm David Kelley  •  Cory Hodges  •  Denzel Washington

I'm Not There (2007)

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Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Heath Ledger  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ben Whishaw

Six actors portray six personas of music legend Bob Dylan in scenes depicting various stages of his life, chronicling his rise from unknown folksinger to international icon and revealing how Dylan constantly reinvented himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Heath Ledger  •  Julianne Moore  •  Ben Whishaw

The United States of Leland (2003)

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

Yelling To The Sky (2011)

As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victoria Mahoney
CAST:  Jason Clarke  •  Zoë Kravitz  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Antonique Smith

As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victoria Mahoney
CAST:  Jason Clarke  •  Zoë Kravitz  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Antonique Smith

Lila & Eve (2015)

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Shea Whigham  •  Aml Ameen

Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Stone III
CAST:  Viola Davis  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Shea Whigham  •  Aml Ameen

Afronauts (2014)

16th July 1969: America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a ragtag group of Zambian exiles is trying to beat America to the Moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nuotama Bodomo
CAST:  Diandra Forrest  •  Yolonda Ross  •  Hoji Fortuna  •  Chester Algernal Gordon

16th July 1969: America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of kilometers away, a ragtag group of Zambian exiles is trying to beat America to the Moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nuotama Bodomo
CAST:  Diandra Forrest  •  Yolonda Ross  •  Hoji Fortuna  •  Chester Algernal Gordon

Go for Sisters (2013)

Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Yolonda Ross  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Hector Elizondo

Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Yolonda Ross  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Hector Elizondo

Dani and Alice (2005)

Dani and Alice are coming to the end of a tumultuous relationship. As they prepare to leave their favourite girl bar, the ramifications of Alice's actions earlier in the night are brought up in a heated conversation behind the wheel of Dani’s car, with tragic end ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Marie Munroe
CAST:  Yolonda Ross  •  Lisa Branch  •  Linda Husser  •  Guinevere Turner

Dani and Alice are coming to the end of a tumultuous relationship. As they prepare to leave their favourite girl bar, the ramifications of Alice's actions earlier in the night are brought up in a heated conversation behind the wheel of Dani’s car, with tragic end ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Marie Munroe
CAST:  Yolonda Ross  •  Lisa Branch  •  Linda Husser  •  Guinevere Turner

Phil Spector (2013)

A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Al Pacino  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Al Pacino  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

Four (2013)

Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Sanchez
CAST:  Wendell Pierce  •  Aja Naomi King  •  Emory Cohen  •  E.J. Bonilla

Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Sanchez
CAST:  Wendell Pierce  •  Aja Naomi King  •  Emory Cohen  •  E.J. Bonilla

Happy Birthday (2008)

A hilarious role-reversal tale of two couples, two birthdays and two sex toys! Abigail wants a dildo. Hannah wants a baby. Jack and Madeleine are happy with things just the way they are. Winner, Best Short Film at Seoul LGBT and Melbourne Queer Film Festivals  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Marie Munroe
CAST:  Julie Goldman  •  Yolonda Ross  •  Deak Evgenikos  •  Lisa Branch

A hilarious role-reversal tale of two couples, two birthdays and two sex toys! Abigail wants a dildo. Hannah wants a baby. Jack and Madeleine are happy with things just the way they are. Winner, Best Short Film at Seoul LGBT and Melbourne Queer Film Festivals  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roberta Marie Munroe
CAST:  Julie Goldman  •  Yolonda Ross  •  Deak Evgenikos  •  Lisa Branch

Whatever Works (2009)

Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Larry David  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Adam Brooks  •  Michael McKean

Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Larry David  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Adam Brooks  •  Michael McKean

Stranger Inside (2001)

After a stint in a juvenile detention center, Treasure is transferred to an adult prison where her mother, whom she has never met, is also imprisoned. Before long, Treasure encounters Brownie, a lifer and gang leader. Brownie reveals that she is Treasure's mother, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheryl Dunye
CAST:  Davenia McFadden  •  Rain Phoenix  •  Ella Joyce  •  Conchata Ferrell

After a stint in a juvenile detention center, Treasure is transferred to an adult prison where her mother, whom she has never met, is also imprisoned. Before long, Treasure encounters Brownie, a lifer and gang leader. Brownie reveals that she is Treasure's mother, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheryl Dunye
CAST:  Davenia McFadden  •  Rain Phoenix  •  Ella Joyce  •  Conchata Ferrell

Mind the Gap (2004)

Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer
CAST:  Alan King  •  Elizabeth Reaser  •  Eric Schaeffer  •  Christopher Kovaleski

Five seemingly unrelated people decide to take huge risks in their personal lives in an effort to find happiness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer
CAST:  Alan King  •  Elizabeth Reaser  •  Eric Schaeffer  •  Christopher Kovaleski

Shortbus (2006)

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A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic/sexual milieu converge at Shortbus, an underground Brooklyn salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality, and loosely inspired by various underground NYC gatherings that took place in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Sook-Yin Lee  •  Paul Dawson  •  PJ DeBoy  •  Jay Brannan

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic/sexual milieu converge at Shortbus, an underground Brooklyn salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality, and loosely inspired by various underground NYC gatherings that took place in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cameron Mitchell
CAST:  Sook-Yin Lee  •  Paul Dawson  •  PJ DeBoy  •  Jay Brannan

Little Men (2016)

Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ira Sachs
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Theo Taplitz  •  Michael Barbieri  •  Paulina García

Jake is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ira Sachs
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Theo Taplitz  •  Michael Barbieri  •  Paulina García

Whitney (2015)

Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angela Bassett
CAST:  Yaya DaCosta  •  Arlen Escarpeta  •  Mark Rolston  •  Suzzanne Douglas

Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Angela Bassett
CAST:  Yaya DaCosta  •  Arlen Escarpeta  •  Mark Rolston  •  Suzzanne Douglas

Breaking Night (2012)

As night gives way to morning, GIRL breaks free becoming WOMAN. Yolonda Ross: director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yolonda Ross
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As night gives way to morning, GIRL breaks free becoming WOMAN. Yolonda Ross: director.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yolonda Ross
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The Bad Batch (2017)

In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ana Lily Amirpour
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Jason Momoa  •  Jim Carrey  •  Suki Waterhouse

In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don’t play with your food.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ana Lily Amirpour
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Jason Momoa  •  Jim Carrey  •  Suki Waterhouse

Split (2016)

The story of a young woman who takes an epic journey to claim her own darkness and sexuality so she can stop putting it into the hands of her abusive lover. When Inanna, a young actress, working as a stripper, becomes obsessed with a mask maker, she sacrifices ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Kampmeier
CAST:  Amy Ferguson  •  Morgan Spector  •  Anna Mouglalis  •  Fredric Lehne

The story of a young woman who takes an epic journey to claim her own darkness and sexuality so she can stop putting it into the hands of her abusive lover. When Inanna, a young actress, working as a stripper, becomes obsessed with a mask maker, she sacrifices ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Kampmeier
CAST:  Amy Ferguson  •  Morgan Spector  •  Anna Mouglalis  •  Fredric Lehne
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