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.
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.
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...
Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 07/24/2014
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and U.S. security agencies take a close interest. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?
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...
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...
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
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...
Make Your Move

Make Your Move (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 04/17/2014
Donny and Aya are dancers from two different worlds who fall in love on the dance floor. But their love is threatened by the rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs in New York.

Haemoo (2013)

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

Frontera (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
When a former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch, it appears a Mexican man crossing in to the U.S. illegally is at fault. As former Sheriff and current Sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.
Underwater Dreams

Underwater Dreams (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
The film recounts how a group of Mexican-born students from a beleaguered Arizona high school trumped opponents from the esteemed Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a 2004 underwater robotics contest sponsored by NASA and others. Interviews with the original challengers, the resourceful underdogs from Phoenix's Carl Hayden Community High School and the more seemingly privileged contestants...
Dir: Mary Mazzio
With: N/A
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...
Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to bringing dignity and justice to others, Cesar Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle for the rights of farm workers.

Experimenter, The Stanley Milgram Story (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/04/2014
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...

Desierto (2014)

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

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/11/2014
In the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years in the history of New York City, an immigrant and his family try to grow their business and capitalize on opportunities as rampant violence, decay and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.

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...
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...

Spare Parts (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/15/2015
Four undocumented Mexican-American high school students from Phoenix, Arizona form a robotics club and are led by their teacher, with nothing but spare parts and a dream to compete against MIT in a National Underwater Robotics Competition.

Lake Los Angeles (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
After escaping from a holding house, young Cecilia turns the desert into her own fantastical world, creating characters and stories to make the hopelessness of the empty landscape a survivable habitat.
Chinese Puzzle

Chinese Puzzle (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
At 40, amateur philosopher and father of two Xavier Rousseau still finds himself confused by major life decisions. When his wife Wendy decides that enough is enough, she leaves France with the two kids in tow for a new life in New York City. Rousseau decides to follow them across the Atlantic, where he winds up in a shabby apartment in Chinatown, lands a completely inappropriate job as a bike...

Movement and Location (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Modern day Brooklyn. Kim Getty is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back in time to live out an easier life. It is a one-way trip of difficult isolation, but in the three years since she landed, Kim has built a life that feels almost satisfying. She has a full time job, shares an apartment with a roommate, and is falling in love. But when she stumbles on a teenage girl who is also...

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Dir: Mark Hartley
With: N/A