Keyword: activism

Selma

Selma (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/24/2014
In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever. Courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on a quest for the basic human right to vote. The shocking confrontations, the triumphant final march and the passage...
Milk

Milk (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 11/25/2008
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before...
Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Rated: PG Runtime: 188 minutes Release date: 10/30/1982
Biographical epic on the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, a proponent of peaceful revolution who led his country's fight for independence and was subsequently assassinated.
She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
This documentary resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. From the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation, and from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!)...
Dir: Mary Dore
With: N/A
Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/29/2014
In 1932, James Gralton returns to his native farm in rural Ireland after a decade in the United States. Once known for his involvement with Irish Republican causes, he now aspires to a quiet life and reopens the dance hall he'd previously owned. The space becomes a much-needed community center where young people can dance and classes are taught. But it also becomes a place where social opposition...

Freeheld (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/15/2015
The true story of Laurel Hester, a detective with the New Jersey Police Department, who spends the final year of her life fighting a policy that will not allow her to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree.
Pride

Pride (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 09/25/2014
It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover...

How to Change the World (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 07/23/2015
In 1971, a group of friends sails into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Here, we observe the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.
Dir: Jerry Rothwell
With: N/A
1971

1971 (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 02/05/2015
The FBI was unaccountable and untouchable until 1971, when a group of ordinary citizens uncovered its illegal domestic spying programs. On March 8, 1971, a group called "The Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI" broke into a small FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the American public. This exposed COINTELPRO, the FBI's illegal surveillance program that...
Winnie

Winnie (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Through determination and courage, Winnie Mandela survived the imprisonment of her husband, Nelson Mandela, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement - all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive.
Square

The Square (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/24/2013
From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship through the military rule that culminated with the forced removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

The Activist (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
On February 27, 1973, eighty years after the Wounded Knee massacre, the place again became the theater of a confrontation between the federal authorities and the activists of the American Indian Movement. During the insurrection, Native American activists Marvin and Bud are arrested and thrown in jail. There, two officers monitor their every move and join forces with a young lawyer assigned to...

Red Lines (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
In 2011, Syria's Bashar al-Assad answered his nation's demands for freedom by launching a brutal war on his own people. While the U.S. drew red lines for intervention, Assad ramped up the attacks, killing civilians and children, leveling cities, targeting journalists and blocking humanitarian aid to millions of victims. Abandoned by the outside world, individual citizens stepped up to fill the...
Dir: Oliver Lukacs
With: N/A

Above All Else (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
A group of landowners and activists in East Texas try to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking financial ruin, their personal safety, and the security of their families, these people and their stories become an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social...
Dir: John Fiege
With: N/A
Titanic Town

Titanic Town (2000)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/31/2000
An ordinary housewife in 1970s Belfast takes on both the IRA and the British Army in order to put an end to the city's violence. Bernadette decides enough is enough when a friend is killed in front of her young son's eyes. She speaks out in public, but the Protestant press turn her words into an anti-IRA campaign. She is ostracized by her own community, until she decides to talk directly to the...

I Am Michael (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 02/03/2015
At Berkeley

At Berkeley (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 244 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. This film shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, and also illustrates how decisions are made...

Evaporating Borders (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 73 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
A filmic essay in five parts, here we dissect the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus: a PLO activist in exile from Iraq is denied asylum within 15 minutes, neo-Nazi fundamentalists roam the streets in an attack on Muslim migrants, activists and academics organize an anti-Fascist rally and clash with the neo-Nazis, and 195 migrants drown in the Mediterranean.
Dir: Iva Radivojevic
With: N/A
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
Born into a middle class Chinese immigrant family and educated at Barnard in the 1930s, the young Grace Lee Boggs noticed the inequities in American society and dedicated the next eight decades to working towards the betterment of all people. At 98, writer, activist and philosopher Boggs has been rooted in the African American movement for over 70 years and has devoted her life to an evolving...
Dir: Grace Lee
With: N/A
Disleksia: The Movie

Disleksia: The Movie (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it's like to have your brain scanned inside an MRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers...
Night Moves

Night Moves (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
Three radical environmentalists come together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. Harmon is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains the same reckless alpha male he...
Brave Miss World

Brave Miss World (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to...
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 70 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
The adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas to save the planet's "3rd Pole," a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming, is chronicled. Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human's most basic means - by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example...
Dir: Wendy J.N. Lee
With: N/A
Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1992)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 199 minutes Release date: 11/17/1992
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Cesar Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers.