Keyword: human nature

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...
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...

Parce que j'étais peintre (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
In 1945, when the Allies liberated the concentration camps, they discovered thousands of secretly created artworks. These drawings, hidden from the Nazis, offer an unparalleled understanding of life in the camps. Featuring interviews with surviving artists and curators, as well as recently uncovered evidence, this fascinating documentary considers the ability of art to capture, reflect and survive...
Dir: Christophe Cognet
With: N/A
Hits

Hits (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 02/12/2015
A small town in upstate New York is populated by people who wallow in unrealistic expectations. There, fame, delusion, earnestness, and recklessness meet, shake hands, and disrupt the lives around them.

American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
In June of 1994, one of the most brutal mass slaughters in history occurred in the woods of northern New England. Four months later, history is about to repeat itself. What begins as a humorous comedy of errors quickly becomes a Darwinian gore fest, and what unfolds is a cerebral yet repulsive journey through the history and nature of humanity and 'civilization.' With four distinct clans vying for...

Shamitabh (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 02/05/2015
Dhanush is a talented young actor with great ambition, but he is mute and his disability keeps him from having a successful film career. After forty years of trying to make it in films, Amitabh has given up on the business. But an assistant director named Akshara sees an opportunity and teams the two men up. Dhanush becomes the face, Amitabh the voice, and a star is born. But how long will the...

Z for Zachariah (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/29/2014
After a global catastrophe, a woman believes herself to be the last person on Earth. When she encounters a dying scientist, they form a bond that is complicated by the appearance of another male survivor who competes for her attention.

Shamitabh (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 02/09/2015
Dhanush is a talented young actor with great ambition, but he is mute and his disability keeps him from having a successful film career. After forty years of trying to make it in films, Amitabh has given up on the business. But an assistant director named Akshara sees an opportunity and teams the two men up. Dhanush becomes the face, Amitabh the voice, and a star is born. But how long will the...
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...
Medeas

Medeas (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 12/18/2014
Ennis, a stern, hard-working dairy farmer struggles to maintain control of his family and their surrounding environment, while his wife, Christina, retreats into herself, progressively disconnecting from him and their five children. As tensions increase, each character must confront their yearnings and anxieties, culminating in a dangerous conflict between control and freedom, intimacy and...
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.
Three Night Stand

Three Night Stand (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 01/15/2015
Carl, a Montreal-based video game designer, decides to leave on a romantic getaway in the Appalachian Mountains with his wife, Sue. Things have become routine and their sexual life is in desperate need of a boost. To Carl's surprise, the bed and breakfast they check into is owned by Robyn, his lovely ex-girlfriend with whom he is still infatuated. Things get complicated with the arrival of Robyn's...
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 realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a...

The Lady in the Van (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
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
Heart Machine

The Heart Machine (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 10/23/2014
Cody and Virginia start talking while he's in Brooklyn and she's in Berlin. It's a romance that could only happen online, and they're happy together-except they've never really met. But Cody's questions about Virginia's life in Berlin become an obsession, leading him to doubt that she's there at all. Combing New York City for clues about her whereabouts, an increasingly driven Cody begins...
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...
Sex Ed

Sex Ed (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Eddie Cole lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school, where he quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn't exactly equipped to teach them-he's a virgin-and he's falling in love with Pilar, the older sister of one of his students. Eddie goes off lesson plan and, in doing so, incurs the wrath of the local reverend...

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.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 02/03/2015
Based on an actual experiment conducted at Stanford University in the summer of 1971, Professor Phil Zimbardo turned the basement of a psychology building into a mock prison, and an unexpected level of cruelty and sadism overtook the participants, especially those playing guards.
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...
Alpha Alert

Alpha Alert (2013)

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

Northern Borders (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 01/15/2015
In 1956, young Austen Kittredge is sent by his father to live on his grandparents' farm in Kingdom County, Vermont. The farm becomes a magical place for Austen, full of eccentric people like his rascal cousin and stubborn but loving grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the "Forty Years War." Based on the novel "Northern Borders" written by Howard Frank Mosher.
Hit By Lightning

Hit By Lightning (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
Ricky Miller, the loneliest man in North America, finally meets the perfect woman, Danita, but there's only one catch -- she's married and she wants him to kill her husband. Even though restaurant manager Ricky has never even killed a spider, he agrees to do it, begging his best friend and accountant, Seth to help him. Seth is reluctant to help Ricky "waste a mofo," suspicious of Danita and her...