Keyword: civil rights

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 07/05/1994
Forrest Gump tells his remarkable life story to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. He taught Elvis Presley to dance, became a football star and met JFK and LBJ. He served with honor in Vietnam and spoke at an anti-war rally at the...
X-Men

X-Men (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/13/2000
Cyclops. Jean Grey. Storm... They are the children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers: Cyclops' eyes release an energy beam that can rip holes through mountains; Jean Grey's strength is both telekinetic and telepathic; and Storm can manipulate all forms of...
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
X2: X-Men United

X2: X-Men United (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 05/01/2003
Mutants continue their struggle against a society that fears and distrusts them. Their cause becomes even more desperate following an incredible attack by an undetermined assailant possessing extraordinary abilities. The shocking attack renews the political and public outcry for both a Mutant Registration Act, and an anti-mutant movement, now led by William Stryker. A vocal, wealthy, former...
New Black

The New Black (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 02/11/2014
When legislation preventing same sex marriage in United States passed in 2008, many pundits pointed their fingers towards the African American community's presumed homophobia. Questions surrounding the history and the validity of these assumptions are examined and the complicated and combative intersections of the African American and LBGT civil rights movements are traced.
Dir: Yoruba Richen
With: N/A
War Within

The War Within (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/29/2005
Hassan is a Pakistani engineering student in Paris who is apprehended by western intelligence services for suspected terrorist activities. After his interrogation, Hassan undergoes a radical transformation and embarks upon a terrorist mission, surreptiously entering the United States to join a cell based in New York City. After meticulous planning for an event of maximum devastation, all the...

Stonewall (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/13/2014
Danny Winters is kicked out of his home and flees to New York, leaving behind his beloved sister. While miserable and living on the streets, he meets a group of kids who introduce him to The Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run bar and nightclub that serves as a home-base of sorts for local drag queens, gays, lesbians, and everything in between. There, Danny meets the debonair Trevor before catching the eye...
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.

The Case Against 8 (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the...
Dir: Ben Cotner
With: N/A
Great Debaters

The Great Debaters (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 12/24/2007
Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach, uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small African American college in the deep south into a historically elite debate team. A controversial figure, Professor Tolson challenged the social mores of the time and was under constant fire for his unconventional and ferocious teaching methods as well as...
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
The story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades is recounted. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
With All Deliberate Speed

With All Deliberate Speed (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/13/2004
While the Supreme Court's historic ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case struck down the concept of separate but equal as it had been used to justify segregation in American schools, it did not end discrimination. Documentary looks at how many school districts continued to underfinance schools in towns and neighborhoods with large African-American populations, perpetuating a two-tiered...
X-Men: The Last Stand

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 05/25/2006
A "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Magneto, who believes in the survival of the fittest, are put to the ultimate test--triggering the war...
Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire

Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/19/2013
This documentary examines the controversial subject of gun control in the United States. The genesis of the Second Amendment to the Constitution is explored, encouraging viewers to rethink the issues surrounding gun control and its effect on civil rights and liberty.
Dir: Kris Koenig
With: N/A

Home of the Brave (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 74 minutes Release date: 10/26/2004
An examination of the death of Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit teamster's wife, mother of five, and activist during the height of the civil rights crusade of the 1960s. But it is also an investigation into the haunting effect her death had on her family. Liuzzo, a white woman campaigning for black voting rights, was murdered near Selma, Alabama, in 1965 by the Ku Klux Klan. The murder trial and acquittal...
Dir: Paola DiFlorio
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

The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306 (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 32 minutes Release date: 02/17/2009
The Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles, a witness to Martin Luther King's assassination, reflects on King's life and legacy as he recalls the events surrounding his murder.

Selma (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/24/2014
In the early 1960s, many blacks in Dallas County, Alabama attempted to register to vote, defying intimidation, economic retaliation, arrests, firings, and beatings. Desperate to find a way to force the United States Government to enforce voting rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. staged protest marches in Selma, Alabama -- in violation of unjust court injunctions -- hoping to provoke a...
Married and Counting

Married and Counting (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 04/25/2013
Two men celebrate 25 years together by traveling the country to marry in every state that will let them. Along the way they find acceptance from strangers, rejection from loved ones, and discover that no distance is too far to go to declare that their marriage counts.
Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Rated: PG Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 12/12/1989
The relationship between a 70-year-old Southern woman and her black chauffeur, spanning 20 years.

God Sleeps in Rwanda (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: 11/29/2004
The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country nearly 70% female handing Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and an unprecedented opportunity. The film follows five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, redefining women's roles in Rwandan society and bringing hope to a wounded nation.
Dir: Kimberlee Acquaro
With: N/A
Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 07/11/2013
Admit it: you don't really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets and are not only selling the information to the highest bidder, but freely sharing it with the government. And you...
Bridegroom

Bridegroom (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
This is the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men whose loving and committed relationship was cut tragically short. It is the story of what happened after Tom's accidental death and of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized. After a year of documenting his own grief, Shane decided to make a video tribute to his...

Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks (2004)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: 02/10/2004
When Rosa Parks refused to take a seat in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama bus, her action sparked one of the seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement. Her legacy is recalled by individuals who experienced the turbulent period firsthand.