Keyword: American Dream

Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Chris Gardener is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother of his five-year-old son, Christopher, is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave. Chris, now a single father, continues doggedly to pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows...
Greencard Warriors

Greencard Warriors (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
During the "War on Terror" that followed the 9/11 attacks, 14-year-old undocumented Latino teen Angel struggles to find his place in an increasingly violent world. Promising to provide naturalization papers, the US Military presents Angel's family with the opportunity for a brighter future if they send his older brother into the US Army. With his eldest brother gone, Angel is left to the designs...
Immigrant

Immigrant (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
A Russian boy who immigrates to Brooklyn in the late 70s endures abuse from other children, a rabbi, and his mother's boyfriend.
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...
Citizen

The Citizen (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S Green Card Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He lands in New York City the day before 9/11 and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shape the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream.

Welkome Home (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/10/2014
Four individuals come to the promised land to find happiness and live the American dream. Former Russian model Sasha cannot wait to get married. Armenian carpet salesman Babken dreams of becoming a famous American actor. His cousin Hamlet wants to be a woman. And Russian pensioner Mari Vanna covets a house with a swimming pool. Here, we observe how they deal with the ups and downs of everyday life...
Narco Cultura

Narco Cultura (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become iconic outlaws, glorified by musicians who praise their new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by an addiction to money, drugs and violence. This explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border is...

White Earth (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 19 minutes Release date: 01/20/2015
Thousands of desperate souls flock to America's Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields.Here, we follow three children and an immigrant mother as they brave a cruel winter.
Dir: J Christian Jensen
With: N/A

Lake Los Angeles (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
After escaping from a holding house, young Cecilia turns the desert into her own fantastical world, creating characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a survivable habitat.

Love Hunter (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 11/13/2014
In the 1990s, singer-songwriter Milan Mumin, lead singer of the hugely influential Serbian rock band Love Hunters, electrified and gave voice to a generation of Serbians fighting an oppressive regime. Ten years later, we find Milan in New York City, driving a taxi and cobbling together funds for a recording session of his dream album-to be recorded and released in America. When his bass guitar...

Famous Nathan (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
A Coney Island institution for nearly 100 years, Nathan's Famous Frankfurters has left an indelible imprint on the collective memory and palate of New York and its visitors. Director and grandson of "Famous" Nathan himself, Lloyd Handwerker takes a look back at his family history, the immigrant experience, and Nathan's pursuit of the American dream through this personal narrative.
Dir: Lloyd Handwerker
With: N/A
Exil

Exil (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/26/2014
Little Samuel lives in a small Haitian town with his father who is a journalist. His world is suddenly turned upside down when his father disappears at the hands of the army. Seeking escape, he stows away to Florida to find the mother he has never known. In the United States, he meets several individuals living on the margins of society and also little Rose, who lost her mom during the crossing...