Keyword: human nature

Giver

The Giver (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
Jonas is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realized that the stakes a higher than imagined - a matter...
Reader

The Reader (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/09/2008
When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous...
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...

Stanford Prison Experiment (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/26/2014
The true story of a 1971 Stanford University experiment conducted by professor Philip Zimbardo to explore the psychology of evil by recruiting 12 college students to role-play prison guards and inmates. The experiment was discontinued when the participants began taking on their roles with harrowing results.
Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture

Levitated Mass: The Story of Michael Heizer's Monolithic Sculpture (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, renowned and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer's "Levitated Mass" gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over the course of 10 nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer, drawing hundreds of camera crews and cell phone...
Dir: Doug Pray
With: N/A
I Give it a Year

I Give it a Year (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 02/07/2013
Ambitious Nat and struggling novelist Josh have been extremely happy together since they first met at a party. Despite the differences between Josh the thinker and Nat the doer, the spark between them is obvious. So, their wedding is a dream come true for them, but none of their family, friends or even the minister who marries them believes that their marriage will last. And Josh has an...
Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 06/26/2014
Climate change has made the planet uninhabitable. Those few who survived the planet's demise live aboard a train that perpetually circles the same track. The tail section is like a slum, filled with people who are cold and hungry, forced to live by their wits, while the front section contains the chosen few, who indulge in alcohol and drugs in luxurious surroundings. The world inside the train is...
Gone Girl

Gone Girl (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Farewell to Fools

A Farewell to Fools (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier. The German authorities demand that the perpetrator must be identified or the town leaders will be shot the following morning. In their desperation, led by Father Johanis, their salvation seems to lie in convincing the town "fool", Ipu, to agree to confess...
Alpha Alert

Alpha Alert (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/18/2014
When a terrorist attack on Washington D.C. leaves three war veterans suffering from PTSD trapped in an elevator together, the isolation and highly stressful situation brings previous wartime experiences to the surface. While dark forces are at work outside the elevator, a battle for control and survival ensues inside.
Visitors

Visitors (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 01/23/2014
In a wordless portrait of modern life, comprised of only seventy-four, black and white shots, humanity's trancelike relationship with technology is explored. A relationship which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species.
That Demon Within

That Demon Within (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
A dutiful police officer Dave Wong is guilt-ridden over saving the life of a crime boss. So when the crime head continues his violent and extreme ways, Dave's obsession gets the better of him and he devises an outlandish plot to cause the syndicate to implode.
Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Craig is a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay telling his family, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend. The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger along with his mysterious wife. The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for...

Experimenter, The Stanley Milgram Story (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/30/2014
In 1961, Dr. Stanley Milgram conducted controversial experiments designed to explore the human response to authority. Obsessed with probing man's capacity for evil, this Jewish son of Hungarian and Romanian immigrants was consumed by his search to understand how civilized human beings can participate in inhumane acts, and how such efficient, systematic, and cruel events as genocide can take place...
After the Dark

After the Dark (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 02/06/2014
In an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy class is having its last session. The professor challenges twenty-one graduating seniors to select ten who would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear attack.
Zero Charisma

Zero Charisma (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
Gamer geek Scott Weidemeyer lives with his ill-tempered grandmother and works in a crummy doughnut shop. Once a week, he takes on the role of Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of fantasy and adventure. But when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins his game, Scott begins to resent all the attention Miles receives from other players. Determined to reclaim his power, Scott...
Eyjafjallajökull

Eyjafjallajökull (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/01/2013
Alain and Valérie are divorced and can't stand each other. When the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull cancels all flights in Europe, the former spouses who must travel to Greece for their daughter's wedding are forced to take the road together. From zany encounters to awkward confrontations, their trip is characterized by a series of misadventures.

The Time is...Now (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 09/26/2013
This film shows how common people trapped in uncommon situations become survivors instead of victims. These are people from America, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Israel and Palestine who have survived bombings, torture, close encounters with death and the loss of relatives and friends. They have survived extreme crises with only their inner power and faith. War psychologists, spiritual leaders and...
Dir: Vishal
With: N/A

Shadows From My Past (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
Gita Weinrauch Kaufman is a writer and teacher in New York who fled Austria with her parents just as the entire family was about to be sent to a concentration camp. More than 50 years later, she returned to Vienna with her husband and co-director, Curt Kaufman, to search for her past and understand the country of her birth. She asks the question: Is present-day Austria truly different from the one...

Savages (1971)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 12/31/1971
After chancing upon an abandoned mansion, a band of savages adapt to new social codes and rituals, but fundamental characteristics still survive.
Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 01/30/1968
Three astronauts awaken from a cryogenic sleep after crash landing in the distant future on a mysterious planet on which apes are the intelligent, ruling species and humans are mute animals. Hunted and taken prisoner, one astronaut, Taylor, threatens the carefully guarded beliefs of this alien civilization and must fight for his survival.
voix de l'ombre

La voix de l'ombre (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/10/2014
Marie-Hélène and Thomas have been lovers for five years in Montreal. Marie-Hélène is a few years older than Thomas and is a photographer who lives alone while he lives with his wife Gisèle and daughter Claire. Shortly after her breakup with Thomas, Marie-Hélène is informed that he was victim of a bicycle accident that plunged him into a deep coma. She decides to visit him every day at the...
Strange Little Cat

The Strange Little Cat (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 72 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Siblings Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and their little sister Clara. That evening, other relatives will be joining them for dinner. This sequence of family scenes in a Berlin flat creates a wondrous world of the everyday: Coming and going, conversations, all manner of doings, each movement leading to the next, one word following another. It is a carefully staged chain reaction of...
Rooster of St-Victor

The Rooster of St-Victor (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/20/2014
The mayor of St-Victor is proud of the orderliness and thriving economy his village. He gives full credit for the town's success to one individual, his valiant and punctual rooster, who awakens all the villagers at precisely 4 o'clock in the morning, every day of the week including Sundays, Saturdays and holidays. But the townsfolk, who have had enough, meet and decide unanimously that the animal...