Keyword: immigrant

Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
This is the tale of the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef...
Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/30/2014
In the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years in the history of New York City, a determined immigrant and his family climb a morally crooked ladder as they try to grow their business and capitalize on opportunities as simmering rivalries, decay and corruption threaten his business, family, and--above all--his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path.
Brooklyn

Brooklyn (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 11/05/2015
Eilis Lacey is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must...

Juanicas (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/26/2015
"Juanicas" is an compassionate and bittersweet portrait of a mental illness affected Mexican immigrant family. For over ten years, filmmaker Karina Garcia Casanova has been documenting her complex relationship with her mother and brother, both suffering from bipolar disorder. She attempts to make sense of this event and come to terms with her past when her brother commits suicide.
Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 02/13/2014
Peter Lake is a master thief, who never expected to have his own heart stolen by the beautiful Beverly Penn. But their love is star-crossed: she burns with a deadly form of consumption, and Peter has been marked for a much more violent death by his one-time mentor, the demonic Pearly Soames. Peter desperately tries to save his one true love, across time, against the forces of darkness, even as...
Dr. Cabbie

Dr. Cabbie (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 09/18/2014
Deepak has immigrated to Canada to practice medicine, but when he learns that his Indian medical degree isn't recognized in his new country, he starts driving a cab. One night, he heroically delivers a passenger's baby in his backseat. Footage of the mother, Natalie, giving birth accidentally goes viral, and Deepak is now famous as "Dr. Cabbie," with passengers flocking to his cab for treatment...
Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 09/17/2014
Two immigrant brothers, Sonny and Steven, survive the hard streets of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang The Green Dragons. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill-fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is.
Who is Dayani Cristal?

Who is Dayani Cristal? (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 04/24/2014
The film explores the mystery of an unidentifiable body found in the Arizona desert. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man's steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border and experiences...
Dir: Marc Silver
With: N/A

Punch Rolla (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 01/22/2014
Mike is a Nigerian living in diaspora in the United States and trying to keep his head above water. As fate would have it, he loses his job and this is only the beginning, as stream of more bad luck follows. Will he overcome his obstacles and land back on his feet?
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
Maryam

Maryam (2002)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 02/21/2002
An Iranian-born 16-year-old New Jersey high school student thinks of herself as an American through and through, even preferring to be called Mary rather than her Iranian name Maryam. But the serenity of Maryam's family's integrated life is disrupted when her headstrong, fundamentalist cousin Ali arrives from Iran to attend graduate school at an American university and the American hostages are...

I Am Chippendales (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/04/2014
The life story of the rise and fall of Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee, who emigrated from India to Los Angeles. He started out operating gas stations and eventually came to own them. He invested his small gas station fortune in a backgammon club which was failing when he heard about a Canadian male strip club, which became the inspiration for the highly lucrative Chippendales chain. His...

I Can't Sleep (1995)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/10/1995
Ninon is a spirited hotel-manager who teaches self-defense classes to her terrified eldery neighbors. Daiga, an aspiring Lithuanian actress newly arrived to Paris, comes to live at the hotel and becomes fascinated wtih the life of a mysteriously beautiful drag performer, Camille. Camille occasionally seeks refuge at the home of his brother, Theo, a quiet Antillian musician and carpenter who longs...

Shelter (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Hannah and Tahir come from two different worlds, but when their lives intersect, they are at the same place -- homeless on the streets of New York.
Immigrant

The Immigrant (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland In search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno...
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Far Rockaway, Queens. When autistic teen Ricky is reprimanded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating above ground search effort to find her son.
Far and Away

Far and Away (1992)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 05/21/1992
Seeking revenge, young Irishman Joseph Donnelly wounds his landlord and finds himself on the run from a law that favors the rich. Donnelly finds an unlikely ally in his landlord's daughter Shannon, who agrees to sneak him out of the country. The two immigrants hop a boat and land in Boston, where they struggle to make ends meet and decide to risk everything in the Oklahoma Territory, where a race...

Desierto (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Better Life

A Better Life (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 06/23/2011
Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the US. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. Together, they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream.

School of Babel (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
Dir: Julie Bertuccelli
With: N/A
Frontera

Frontera (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
Miguel, a hardworking, devoted husband and father, crosses the Arizona-Mexico border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff. Miguel's pregnant wife lands in the hands of corrupt Mexican "Coyote" smugglers as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife's death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family's future.
Gran Torino

Gran Torino (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 12/11/2008
Walt Kowalski, a grizzled Korean War veteran who can't get along with his kids or his neighbors, finds his only solace in his prize possession - a 1972 Gran Torino. When his neighbor Tao, a young Hmong teenager, tries to steal his car, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Tao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that foul...
Green Story

A Green Story (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 05/23/2013
Van Vlahakis left Greece fifty years ago with 22 dollars and arrived in the US hoping for a better future for himself and his family. He not only managed to live the American dream, but also created Earth Friendly Products, a US giant that makes environmentally-friendly cleaning products. In this story, after being given only a few months to live, Vlahakis reflects on his early life as an...