Keyword: bio


54 (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 08/27/1998
Shane O'Shea was a 19-year-old, good-looking guy living with his severe dad and two siblings in a small, boring town in New Jersey... until he crossed the river into New York City and entered a world overflowing with luxury, sexual desire and decadence. A nightclub that was nothing less than the center of the universe - Studio 54. Shane's fast rise from busboy to the 'glamorous' job of being a...

Miral (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 03/24/2011
In 1978, at the age of 7, Miral's father sends her to the Dar Al-Tifel Institute, an orphan home, following her mother's death. Brought up safely inside the Institute's walls, she is naïve to the troubles that surround her. In 1988, at the age of 17, she is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she is awakened to the reality of the Palestinian refugees. When she falls for Hani, a political...
Jim Brown: All American

Jim Brown: All American (2002)

Rated: None Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 03/21/2002
A portrait of Jim Brown, a complicated, charismatic man, one who has spent his life in the spotlight, first making football history as one of the 20th century's greatest athletes, and later as the star of numerous Hollywood features, where he pioneered a new kind of African-American hero.

Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1992)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: 11/29/1992
An artful documentation of the political life, spiritual transformations and untimely demise of Malcolm X.
Marley & Me

Marley & Me (2008)

Rated: PG Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 12/24/2008
As the snow falls on their wedding night, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan decide to leave behind the harsh winters of Michigan and head south to begin their new lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. They obtain jobs as journalists at competing local newspapers, buy their first home, and begin to make their way through the challenges of a new marriage, new careers and, possibly, the life-changing...

Toussaint (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/02/2014
Biography of Haitian rebel Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led an 18th century slave uprising and became the self-proclaimed governor of Haiti.

Frank Capra's American Dream (1996)

Rated: PG Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 12/31/1996
Documentary focusing on the life and film production of Frank Capra revealing an artist whose arrogant manner won the loyalty of several collaborators, producing films that conveyed an enduring vision of what America aspired to be.

Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2001)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 02/11/2001
Documentary film on the life of Marcus Garvey, the controversial leader of the largest mass movement of African-Americans (Universal Negro Improvement Association) in the 20th century, progenitor of the modern "black is beautiful" ideal, and a champion of the back-to-Africa movement. Uses archival footage, photographs, interviews with historians and former UNIA members and observers, dramatic...
American Gangster

American Gangster (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 157 minutes Release date: 11/01/2007
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas, the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at...
His Way

His Way (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014

Passion (1998)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 12/31/1998
Biography of Australian concert pianist Percy Grainger (born in the early 1880s, died in 1961), who was into self-mutilation and was suspected of having an incestuous relationship with his mother, Rose. In 1928, after a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, he married Ella Strom, a woman who looked almost exactly like his mother.

Lansky (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 02/26/1999
Based on the true story of Meyer Lansky, a young Jewish immigrant who grew up on the streets of New York at the turn of the century and embarked on a life of crime. Graduating from gambling to theft to murder, Lansky partnered with childhood friend Ben "Bugsy" Siegel and earned notoriety that eventually made him the object of FBI pursuit, as well as congressional hearings.

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2001)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 12/06/2001
A gay southern writer is sent to Purgatory in order to justify his life before God.

Dick (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/03/1999
After taking a wrong turn on a White House tour, teens Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo stumble across a room packed full of presidential secrets. In an effort to find out exactly what the girls know, Richard Nixon himself appoints them as official White House dog walkers. Suddenly and accidentally, the two girls are swept up in the political intrigue of the world's most famous break-in: Watergate...
Finding Joe

Finding Joe (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 09/29/2011
An exploration of famed mythologist Joseph Campbell's studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed The Hero's Journey: the challenges, the fears, the dragons, the battles, and the return home as a...
En quete des soeurs Papin

En quete des soeurs Papin (2000)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/21/2000
Traces the story of the sisters Christine and Lea Papin, two housemaids who, in Le Mans in February 1933, brutally murdered Madame Lancelin and her daughter Genevieve. What was life like for housemaids in a bourgeois household in Le Mans in the thirties? The Papin sisters worked for the Lancelin family for seven years; they even called Madame Lancelin 'maman'. Who were these people that the two...
Dir: Claude Ventura
With: N/A

Flynn (1995)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/1995
Account of the wild earlier years of Tasmanian superstar and legend, Errol Flyyn, before his arrival in Hollywood.
Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 10/19/2006
When betrothed to King Louis XVI, the naïve and beautiful, Austrian-born Marie Antoinette enters the opulent French court, which is steeped in conspiracy and scandal. Without guidance, adrift in a dangerous world, the young girl rebels against the isolated atmosphere of Versailles and becomes France's most misunderstood monarch. Stripped of her riches and finery, imprisoned, and ultimately...

Lovelace (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 08/08/2013
In 1972-before the internet, before the porn explosion-Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace, she became an...
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time

Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time (1992)

Rated: R Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 11/05/1992
A look at the life of Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner.
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...

The Duchess (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 09/18/2008
Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer, was the original "It Girl." Like her direct descendent Princess Diana, she was ravishing, glamorous and adored by an entire country. Determined to be a player in the wider affairs of the world, she proved that she could out-gamble, out-drink and outwit most of the aristocratic men who surrounded her. She helped usher...
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1994)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 04/13/1994
An impressionistic approach to the life and times of the iconoclastic classical pianist. Each of the 32 sections in Francois Girard's film is a variation on Gould. Along the way viewers will learn of the artist and the recluse, the humorist and the nature-lover, the financier and the iconoclast. Underscoring it all: Gould himself, peerlessly performing music by Bach, Hindemith and others.

All Eyes On Me (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/27/2014
Dir: John Singleton
With: N/A

Mark Twain (2002)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 01/13/2002
Profile of American literary icon Mark Twain (1835-1910). Part 1 covers his early life on the Mississippi River, and concludes with the publication of "Huckleberry Finn." Part 2 begins in 1885; Twain's unfortunate business ventures depletes his wealth and forces him into lecture tours and virtual exile abroad. Family tragedies also took their toll, leaving him an embittered man, especially toward...