Movies coming to the Icon Channel on Amazon Prime On June 1st

It’s no ordinary Sunday at London’s iconic Hackney Marshes, as Lea Valley Rangers prepare for the most important match in club history. Rising tensions are due to more than just the sporting drama however. Long suffering club manager, Nick, attempts to salvage his marriage whilst guiding his team to victory.Troubled teen, Jack, hopes to confront his estranged father, footballer Dave. There’s the club secretary, guilty of embezzling the end of season funds, a referee coming to terms with a parent’s illness, plus the unexpected arrival of professional team scouts. Emotions flare, secrets are laid-bared and relationships are left hanging in the balance as the match moves towards its volatile conclusion. It’s not always such a beautiful game. A unique and action-packed comedy from executive producer Rio Ferdinand, starring Anton Saunders (Luther, EastEnders), Leon Sua (Cuckoo, Street Fighter: Resurrection) and Waleed Akhtar (The Intent 2: The Come Up, Miss You Already, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen).

Determined to confront his anxiety about ‘sounding gay’, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey, exploring the linguistic, cultural and historical origins of the stereotype of the gay voice. Enlisting the frank and often funny perspectives of famous faces including writer David Sedaris, comedian Margaret Cho, actor George Takei and fashion guru Tim Gunn as well as family, friends, and even complete strangers, David learns that people – gay, straight and everything in between – often wish for a different voice. Drawing upon movie and television clips, acting coaches and linguists, Do I Sound Gay? uncovers the broader context of this widely-felt insecurity and illuminates the complexities at playing a highly personal and current issue.

April 1992: South Central Los Angeles. Eli and Daniel, two Korean-American brothers, struggle to keep their late-fathers shoe store in business in the LA neighbourhood of Paramount. Two months behind on rent and indebted to various neighbourhood gangs, the job is only made better by the store’s unofficial third employee, Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl with whom the pair have formed an unlikely friendship. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses over the shop, and Daniel seemingly has his head in the clouds. It’s just another typical day until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. As chaos moves towards them and tensions escalate, the trio are forced to defend the store, witnessing events that will make them contemplate both the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

Directed by and starring Julie Delpy, Lolo premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. The course of true love has never run smoothly for Parisian Violette (Delpy), a 40 year old workaholic whose romantic life is continually challenged by possessive teenage son, Lolo. Enjoying a long holiday in Biarritz, fashion exec Violette is surprised to find herself falling for fellow divorcee Jean-Rene (Dany Boon), a clueless but highly persistent local computer programmer. When Jean-Rene announces he’s due to move to Paris for a work opportunity, the unlikely relationship is given a chance to continue. However he must first attempt to win the trust and respect of troublesome 19 year old Lolo, a challenge that the endearingly naïve Jean-Rene is not at all prepared for. When Lolo returns to live with Violette, and his playful schemes evolve into more serious set-ups, Jean-Rene is faced with a decision; is he willing to compete with Lolo’s obsession to remain Violette’s one and only favourite?

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Point and Shoot follows Matt Van Dyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described ‘crash course in manhood’.He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a multi-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in – and filmed – the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s search for political revolution and personal transformation.

The adult film industry by the mid 90s had undergone a profound cultural shift, rising to total acceptance in society’s eyes, with an exclusive network of stars making more money than they ever imagined. A family of rejects and rebels living a dream life. An endless hedonistic party culminating in their own Film Festival, the Cannes Hot D’Or. But it was a dream world that was about to come crashing down when five of the most successful female performers succumbed to the deadly new illness, AIDS. In a desperate race against time, key figures in the industry began an investigation to find the elusive Patient Zero who was eluding the testing protocols, drawing them into a spider web of betrayal, cover-up and tragedy. Featuring original and exclusive interviews from adult film performers Ron Jeremy, Ginger Lynn, Marc Wallice and Tricia Devereaux, as well as industry experts including Bill Margold, Mark Cromer and Mark Kernes, this gritty, intimate, murder-mystery expose explores a deadly outbreak that posed a threat to the industry’s very existence.

From  acclaimed   director   Stefano   Sollima   (Gomorrah, Romanzo  Criminale, Sicario 2: Soldado) Suburra takes place over seven days leading up to an ‘Apocalypse’ as a crime  boss,  known  as ‘Samurai’,  is instructed  by the Mafia to use his influence to help turn the waterfront of Rome into a new leisure district. As  the  countdown to the ‘Apocalypse’ draws to a close, secrets are quickly unravelled as dangerous and powerful  gangsters  become  caught  in  the  crossfire.  As  the  city  begins  to crumble, all those involved must choose to sink or swim by betraying those closest to them. Inspired by the real-life Mafia Capital investigation in Italy, Suburra has since spawned a Netflix TV series, Suburra: Blood on Rome.

At the edge of adolescence, Medina Mason (Maika Monroe) attempts to find her place in a volatile family dynamic and a new school in the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, California. As her parents’ marriage disintegrates, the relationship with her neurotic mother (Jennifer Garner) is tested and her beloved brother (Cody Fern) struggles with the temptation of drugs, Medina surfs to survive, finding solace in the rough comfort of the waves. Based on the best selling novel of the same name, The Tribes of Palos Verdes is a brave and intensely emotional story of one girl’s journey to discover where she truly belongs. 

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