Keyword: breaking with tradition

Book of Life

The Book of Life (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
Young Manolo is torn. He wants to fulfill the expectations of his family, but he's also driven to follow his heart and marry the daughter of a hated family rival. On the Mexican Day of the Dead, Manolo is given the opportunity of a lifetime: He'll visit three fantastical worlds, facing his greatest fears and learning who he really is and what he really wants in the process.
Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 12/18/2014
This is an exploration of illustrious British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) during the last quarter century of his life. Profoundly affected by the death of his father and loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this period, he travels...
Beloved Sisters

Beloved Sisters (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 170 minutes Release date: 12/23/2014
As the German Enlightenment flourishes in Weimar, vibrant Caroline von Beulwitz finds herself in an unhappy marriage to provide for her mother and shy younger sister Charlotte von Lengefeld. When both sisters fall for outspoken writer Friedrich Schiller, their desire ignites a journey of shared passion and creativity. Charlotte and Schiller marry so that the lovers may pursue their ménage à...
Appropriate Behavior

Appropriate Behavior (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 01/15/2015
For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't know she's bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine, can't understand why she doesn't tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her moviemaking class are too distracted to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother's betrothal to a...
Moneyball

Moneyball (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 09/22/2011
Based on the true story of Billy Beane - once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild...
Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Aiden is an actor who hasn't booked a part in years, while his wife, Sarah, has played the role of family breadwinner, holding down a steady but dull job. Their children have been able to attend an expensive yeshiva school, thanks to Aiden's father who criticizes his son for abandoning his Jewish roots. When Aiden's father announces he has an aggressive cancer and must reserve his money for costly...
Total Siyapaa

Total Siyapaa (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
Pakistani-born Aman has settled in London, where he meets and falls in love with an Indian girl named Asha. But when Aman visits her parents' house to ask their permission to marry her, his plans to impress the family start failing when they discover that he is a Pakistani. A series of unfortunate events befall the good-hearted but hapless Aman, leading to some funny, chaotic and outrageous...
Happy Feet Two

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 11/17/2011
The most famous tap-dancing penguin, Mumble, returns along with the love of his life, Gloria, and their old friends Ramon and Lovelace. Mumble and Gloria now have a son, Erik, who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the Emperor Penguin world. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working - and dancing - together to save them.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Rated: PG Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 04/18/2002
Toula Portokalos' family from the suburbs of Chicago promotes exactly three traditional values - "Marry a Greek boy, have Greek babies, and feed everyone." From an early age, she is mortified by their patriotic 'over-the-top' ways. When she falls in love with Ian, a WASPy non-Greek, Toula struggles to get her family to accept her eager fiance while she herself comes to terms with her heritage...
Patch Adams

Patch Adams (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 12/24/1998
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of his personality, he became both. Patch's remarkable story, which includes having been a patient and a...
Belle

Belle (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
This is the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an...
Chocolat

Chocolat (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 12/14/2000
Vianne Rocher and her 6-year-old daughter move to a small village in southern France, near Toulouse, and open a chocolate shop across from the church, just as the town is preparing to observe Lent. The parish priest is horrified, especially since Vianne keeps her tempting shop open on Sundays. In time, the arrival of the mother/daughter team and their shop transforms the conservative and religious...
Queen

The Queen (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/29/2006
A revealing, witty portrait of the British royal family in crisis immediately following the death of Princess Diana. The setting for this fictional account of real events is no less than the private chambers of the Royal Family and the British government in the wake of the sudden death of Princess Diana in August of 1997. In the immediate aftermath of the Princess's passing, the tightly contained...
Shirin in Love

Shirin in Love (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
Shirin is an absent-minded, young Iranian-American living in "Tehrangeles" (a large Iranian community in Los Angeles) with her overbearing mother and empathetic father. Despite being engaged for years to a successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Shirin finds herself breaking loyalty and tradition when she falls in love with a mysterious young man who lives in a lighthouse in northern...
Happy Feet

Happy Feet (2006)

Rated: PG Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/16/2006
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing--which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune--tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never...
Miss Julie

Miss Julie (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
During a midsummer night in Ireland in 1890, the unsettled daughter of Anglo-Irish aristocracy crosses class lines by encouraging her father's valet to seduce her. The valet is already engaged to the family cook, which complicates matters even more. Based on the classic play by August Strindberg.
Honour

Honour (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
Mona's family is against her relationship with her boyfriend Tanvir and so she decides to run away with him. When her family comes to know of this they hire a bounty hunter to track her down and kill her. Aware of the potential consequences of their decision, Mona and Tanvir strive to maintain a low profile. Will Mona be able to evade death while being targeted by her potential killer?

Altina (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 09/11/2014
Altina Schinasi was a paradox. Simultaneously seductive and reserved, she was both an heiress and an artist. Altina's guarded childhood could not predict the flagrant boldness of her sexually liberated artwork or the uninhibited imagination of her Harlequin eyeglasses, which launched a fashion craze in the 1930s. Altina is an affecting, provocative, and richly informative documentary about an...
Dir: Pete Sanders
With: N/A
Smiling Through the Apocalypse - Esquire in the 60s

Smiling Through the Apocalypse - Esquire in the 60s (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 09/11/2014
From the early 1960s to the early '70s, Esquire magazine became the voice of an era under the leadership of its swinging editor and the cultural provocateur, Harold Hayes. With his son Tom as tour guide, the film tells how Hayes transformed the magazine into a stable of fearless, brash, and irreverent journalism of the most turbulent decade since the Civil War. His fearless instincts provided a...

Delivering The Goods (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2011
Steve is a first generation Italian-American who aspires to be a chef, against the wishes of his father who views cooking as women's work. Without a formal culinary education, however, Steve is forced to take a job delivering packages. After saving up enough cash and with the backing of an investor, Steve opens his own restaurant, finding romance and earning his father's respect along the way.
Outrage Beyond

Outrage Beyond (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 10/05/2012
The Sanno crime family has grown into a massive organization dominated by young executives whose new approach to running the family is causing resentment among the old-guard members. This vulnerability in the Sanno hierarchy is exactly what anti-gang detective Kataoka has been looking for, as the police prepare a full-scale crackdown. Kataoka wants to start a war between Sanno and the neighboring...

Pretty Rosebud (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 01/15/2015
Everyone thinks Cissy has the perfect life - except Cissy. Striving to be the "good girl," at home and at work, has left her on the verge of a breakdown. A childless marriage to a handsome architect has gone stale, while questions about babies pepper every well-meaning conversation with family and friends. The cultural abyss dividing Cissy and her traditional Asian parents drives her to a...

Free the Nipple (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Inspired by true events, the film follows a group of young women who take to the streets of New York City topless, to protest the archaic censorship laws in the United States. Activists Liv and With set out to start a movement and change the system through publicity stunts and graffiti installations while armed with First Amendment lawyers. The film explores the contradictions in our...
profs

Les profs (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/16/2013
Lycée Jules Ferry is the worst high school in France. The baccalauréat's success rate is only 12%. With no idea of how to save the school, the desperate headmaster follows the advice of the Regional Director of Education who comes up with a new recruitment method: They hire a team of the worst teachers to educate France's worst students. Their goal is to exceed the 50% threshold of success which...
Going My Way

Going My Way (1943)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/31/1943
An unconventional young priest attempts to save a poor parish. Father Chuck O'Malley comes to the parish of St. Dominic's Church, where the elderly curate has lost his energy, and is struggling with parish debt. Through the magic of music, Father O'Malley brings the elder priest out of his doldrums and saves the parish.