Keyword: freedom

Gladiator

Gladiator (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 150 minutes Release date: 05/04/2000
In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign, the aging emperor angers his son Commodus by making it known that he wants Maximus, a fearsome and respected Roman general, to be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees, only to discover that his wife and child have been murdered by Commodus. Captured, Maximus is forced into slavery...
Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 172 minutes Release date: 10/25/2012
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn. As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of...
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...

Desert Dancer (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/19/2015
During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests in Iran, when many cultural freedoms are threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, including Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal...
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...
Amazonia

Amazonia (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2013
Following the crash of a plane carrying circus equipment, a young Capuchin monkey who was born in captivity, suddenly finds himself alone and helpless in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Initially fearful, disoriented and facing the wilderness and the unknown, he discovers a world that is wonderful, but also strange and hostile and he is forced to quickly develop a survival instinct and join...
Dir: Thierry Ragobert
With: N/A

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Year One

Year One (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/18/2009
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.

Bande de Filles (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/21/2014
Oppressed by her family situation, dead-end school prospects and having to live by the boys' rules in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted into the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.

Trumbo (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/11/2014
Dalton Trumbo, a prolific screenwriter in 1940s Hollywood, is summoned by the House of Un-American Activities Committee to reveal his Communist sympathies and cronies. Trumbo remains silent and convinces his friends to do the same to protect their rights as American citizens. He is held in contempt of Congress and sentenced to prison. Upon his release, he finds that he and his friends have been...
Omar

Omar (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 02/20/2014
Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadia. By night, he's ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad. Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game-is he...

We Are The Giant (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/23/2014
Dir: Greg Barker
With: N/A
Thelma & Louise

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 05/23/1991
Thelma and Louise are accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. With a determined detective on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker in their path and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between hilarious, high-speed thrill ride and empowering personal odyssey even as the law closes in.

The Happy Prince (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/11/2014
Square

The Square (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/24/2013
From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship through the military rule that culminated with the forced removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Braveheart

Braveheart (1995)

Rated: R Runtime: 179 minutes Release date: 05/23/1995
In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. Wallace becomes the leader of a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. At the historic battle of...

Kidnapped For Christ (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
American teenagers are taken from their homes in the middle of the night and sent to an Evangelical Christian reform school located in The Dominican Republic. The school psychologically disorients them through culture shock and isolation, to re-build them into ideal Christian adults. One student named David gets forcibly enrolled in the program after coming out to his parents. The struggles...
Dir: Katie Logan
With: N/A
Chicken Run

Chicken Run (2000)

Rated: G Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 06/20/2000
They are prisoners--trapped behind barbed wire, fearing for their very lives and dreaming only of the outside world. Every escape attempt is thwarted, and the ringleader tossed into solitary to do hard time. But this is no ordinary prison... and these are no ordinary jailbirds. They're the inmates at Tweedy's Egg Farm, where any chicken who doesn't put breakfast on the table can wind up as dinner...

Songs from the North (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Through interwoven footage from three visits to North Korea with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, we observe a different perspective on this enigmatic country that is typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire. Challenging the meaning of freedom, love, patriotism and ultimately the human condition, we come to understand the...
Dir: Soon-Mi Yoo
With: N/A
Redwood Highway

Redwood Highway (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, dissatisfied with her surroundings, and generally not happy about life, Marie decides to travel 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years and attend her granddaughter's wedding as an unexpected guest. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary cast of characters...

Patch Town (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Jon is a laborer on an assembly line where he must harvest kids from cabbages - kids that will go on to become the beloved toys of little boys and girls. But when Jon discovers the awful secret that he and all the indentured workers are actually grown-up and discarded toys, he decides to take on the villainous corporation to reunite with his long-lost mother, protect his newfound family, and...

Concerning Violence (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Dir: Goran Olsson
With: N/A

EDSA XXX: Nothing Ever Changes in the Ever-Changing Republic of Ek-Ek-Ek (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Philippines, 2030. It is the 30th EDSA revolution and nothing has changed despite countless presidents. After the fall of Nigger Thunder, a simple tramp is elevated to three-eyed new leader by the Freedom Fighters disguised with shopping bags -- the dauntless fighters against freedom. It also turns out that Three Eyes is really pulling the strings and there is a resistance movement of mermaids...
Je suis Femen

Je suis Femen (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/31/2014
Dir: Alain Margot
With: N/A
Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

Ai Weiwei The Fake Case (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
After 81 days of solitary detention, world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from a sleep disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Picking up where Alison Klayman's "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" left off, this documentary...
Dir: Andreas Johnsen
With: N/A