Keyword: freedom

Aladdin

Aladdin (1992)

Rated: G Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/10/1992
A tale of love and fantasy involving a street wise urchin, Aladdin, a beautiful princess and a magical genie.
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...
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
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...
Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 04/09/2015
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...

Trumbo (2015)

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

Amsterdam (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/10/2013
Sam, Jeff and Marco are three childhood friends living in Quebec who decide to spend a dream weekend in Amsterdam. Making their families believe that they are out fishing, the three buddies secretly slip away to the Dutch capital for a weekend of freedom and pleasure. When time comes to fly back to Quebec, Sam announces that his girlfriend is pregnant and decides to stay in Amsterdam. Jeff and...
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...
Love Project

Love Project (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/23/2014
Different twenty-something youngsters are gathered on stage in Montreal for a musical. The project is helmed by director, choreographer and talent scout, Touga. Those young adults unite for the sake of dance and evolve in a world marked by the ephemerid, dreams of absolute freedom and anxiety about the future. Eroticism, passion and unlikely encounters await
Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
A 100-year-old man decides it is not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century, he has made the world uncertain and now he is on the loose again.
Lulu Femme Nue

Lulu Femme Nue (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/21/2014
Following a disastrous job interview, Lulu decides not to go back home and leaves her husband and three children. Improvising, she grants herself a few days of freedom which she wants to enjoy without any feeling of guilt. Along the way, she encounters people who, like her, want to escape, and these decisive encounters help her find herself.
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.

Concerning Violence (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 78 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
Utilizing newly-discovered archival material, the film covers most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, and explores the mechanisms of decolonization through Frantz Fanon's 50-year-old landmark text, "The Wretched of the Earth." In the middle of the Cold War, radical Swedish filmmakers set out to capture the anti-imperialist liberation movements in Africa first hand...
Dir: Göran Olsson
With: N/A
We Are The Giant

We Are The Giant (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che to Mandela. With remarkable access, the film takes its audience inside the lives of six extraordinary people who grapple with the agonizing and universal dilemmas at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom: whether to take up arms and fight, or to advocate...
Dir: Greg Barker
With: N/A
Pleasures of Being Out of Step

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 06/24/2014
The career of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. This film is about an idea as well as a man - the idea of free expression as the defining characteristic of the individual. Hentoff is a pioneer who raised jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of alternative journalism in the United States...
Dir: David L Lewis
With: N/A

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet (2013)

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

The Happy Prince (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/19/2014
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...
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...
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...
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.
Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 01/22/2015
During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch. In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan. JR is rewarded for his efforts, and with a taste of the high life and flirtations with Sam's...
Bicentennial Man

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Rated: PG Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 12/16/1999
In the first decade of the new millennium, with advances in technology overtaking the sovereignty of human compassion, Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product, an android, is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. This adaptation of Isaac Asimov's short story takes a look at the life and times of this android--Bicentennial Man--who is initially purchased as a...
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...