Keyword: 20th century

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
While the X-Men fight a war for the survival of the species in a dystopian future, Wolverine is transported to the past, where he must unite troubled, younger versions of Professor X, Magneto, Mystique and Beast to change a future that spells doom for mutants and humans alike.
Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and travels to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom. Through...

Dear Eleanor (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
To Do List

The To Do List (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 07/25/2013
It's 1993 and valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to ditch her uptight image before college, so she assembles a "to do" list of all the activities she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's out of her depth, Brandy enlists her best friends, older sister and boss for their help. She wants to complete the list for the start of the semester in September, so the group needs to use...
Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/24/2014
The career of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. This film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneer who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of alternative journalism in the United States...
Dir: David L Lewis
With: N/A
Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
The life of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, who went from rags to riches and battled financial disasters and drug problems that eventually led to a prison sentence.
2 Jacks

2 Jacks (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
Legendary film director Jack Hussar, notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. In one eventful night, he seduces the stunning Diana, attends some wild industry parties and narrowly escapes a brush with the law, all before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. Years later, Jack Hussar Jr. arrives in Hollywood to follow his father's career...
Green Story

A Green Story (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 05/23/2013
Van Vlahakis left Greece fifty years ago with 22 dollars and arrived in the US hoping for a better future for himself and his family. He not only managed to live the American dream, but also created Earth Friendly Products, a US giant that makes environmentally-friendly cleaning products. In this story, after being given only a few months to live, Vlahakis reflects on his early life as an...
There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 158 minutes Release date: 12/25/2007
On the frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom, Daniel Plainview transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In...
Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 10/15/2013
Winter, 1915. In the South of France, sculptor Camille Claudel has become obsessed with the idea that she is being persecuted by those who envy her and her former lover and fellow sculptor, Auguste Rodin, and has been confined to a psychiatric clinic by her family. During this reclusive period, Camille spends her time hoping to gain recognition as an artist and eagerly waiting for a visit from her...
Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 04/27/2000
Larry, Phil and Bob are three midwestern businessman at crucial stages of their lives. Larry is a smooth-talking slick operator whose brutal honesty comes as no surprise to his old pal Phil but shocks and offends young Bob. Recently married, deeply religious and a bit nervous about his first convention, Bob's wholesome righteousness irks Larry to no end. Trying to keep the peace is Phil, who's...
Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (1973)

Rated: PG Runtime: 144 minutes Release date: 11/29/1973
In the 1920s, Nick, a young Midwestern man, rents a cottage among the mansions on Long Island and is drawn into the social circle of his wealthy neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby. During his time with the old aristocracy and the nouveau riche, Nick becomes a witness to superficiality and obsessions that lead to tragedy.
Genius on Hold

Genius on Hold (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
A talented and prolific inventor dies penniless and unknown, even though his creations are about as commonplace as staplers. A jewel thief son blames his life of crime on the wrongs that befell his father. Add some mob connections that taint both men's lives and a final reunion between father and son, and you've got the story of Walter Thiel Shaw, a notorious former jewel thief and aspiring film...
Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, this is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best-including filmmaker/nephew...
Dir: Nicholas Wrathall
With: N/A
The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers

The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
The film provides a look at the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. It focuses on Ambassador Avner's years working with Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir and then US Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin, and...
NO

NO (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 02/14/2013
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency due to international pressure. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO campaign persuade a brash, young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under...
Citizen Hearst

Citizen Hearst (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 03/10/2013
The 125-year history of the Hearst media empire, from William Randolph Hearst's pioneering and controversial days of headline-grabbing newspapers and yellow journalism, to the global impact of the company's many successful newspaper, magazine, television and digital brands that have shaped our culture.
Dir: Leslie Iwerks
With: N/A
My Brilliant Career

My Brilliant Career (1979)

Rated: G Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 12/31/1979
In turn-of-the-century Australia, an independent woman tries to make a career as a writer despite pressures to marry.
Teenage

Teenage (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape. Whether in America, England, or Germany, whether party-crazed Flappers or hip Swing Kids, zealous Nazi Youth or frenzied Sub-Debs, it didn't matter...

JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
New evidence is uncovered that reveals how President John F. Kennedy boldly reversed deeply entrenched pro-war government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other "enemies" of the United States.
Dir: Cory Taylor
With: N/A
Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 05/21/2013
George Plimpton was a writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many. His story is told using his own narration and remembrances from friends, family and contemporaries. The remarkable Plimpton hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, got Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the...
Downloaded

Downloaded (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 06/20/2013
In 1999, two teenagers - Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker - launched the file-sharing service Napster, thus taking a previously underground medium for distributing music into the mainstream. In the process, they sparked a revolution that would make a lasting, dramatic impact on how people buy, share and listen to music.
Dir: Alex Winter
With: N/A

One PM Central Standard Time (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
In 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the thirty-fifth President of the United States and Walter Cronkite was anchor of the CBS Evening News. On November 22nd of that year when JFK was shot, Cronkite wanted to be first to get the story. Even for the experienced wire-service reporter, the events of that day were the greatest challenge of his entire career and led to him becoming "the most trusted...
How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 09/20/2012
In the dark days of 1987, the country was six years into the AIDS epidemic, a crisis that was still largely being ignored both by government officials and health organizations - until the sudden emergence of the activist group ACT UP in Greenwich Village, largely made up of HIV-positive participants who refused to die without a fight. Emboldened by the power of rebellion, they took on the...