Keyword: civil rights

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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Gett le procès de Viviane Amsalem

Gett le procès de Viviane Amsalem (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 02/12/2015
In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband's full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her religiously devout husband Elisha, continually refuses. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for...
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.
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 09/08/2011
From 1967 to 1975, Swedish journalists documented the Black Power movement in America. Combining that 16mm footage, undiscovered until now, with contemporary audio interviews, we become familiar with the people and culture that brought the movement to life and aided in fueling change.
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...

The Birth of a Nation (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/29/2015
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...
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...
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.

No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
During his 12 years in the major leagues, legendary Dock Ellis wore curlers on the field, dressed flamboyantly and on June 12, 1970, threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while high on LSD. Often at the forefront of controversy, he has been called the "Muhammad Ali of Baseball." He was an outspoken leader of a new wave of civil rights in sports, and for this, the press labeled him a...
Dir: Jeffrey Radice
With: N/A

Stonewall (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/03/2015
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...
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
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...
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...

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
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.
Case Against 8

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

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.

Salute (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/16/2008
Documents Australian sprinter Peter Norman and his role in the moment, at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, when U.S. black athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave a power salute during a medal ceremony.