Keyword: immigration

Proposal

The Proposal (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 06/18/2009
When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family and the always-in-control city girl...
Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita)

Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/29/2008
Follows two recent arrivals to America, a Hungarian named Joska and a Russian named Vlad. They have their sights set on achieving the American Dream, making tons of money and dating beautiful women. Tinsel town tests Joska and Vlad's friendship, patience and perseverance as they chase all kinds of jobs and ladies in the city of angels. They learn the true meaning of friendship and that immigrants...
Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 11/16/2006
A fictionalized thriller inspired by Eric Schlosser's bestselling nonfiction expose of junk food companies. The story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of...
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...
Samba

Samba (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/14/2014
Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of their dead-end lives -- Samba's willing to do whatever it takes to get working papers, while Alice tries to get her life back on track -- until fate draws them together.
Les manèges humains

Les manèges humains (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/28/2013
Sophie underwent genital mutilation in Africa at the age of four and then immigrated to Quebec. Twenty years later, having graduated with a degree in film, she lands a summer job in a traveling amusement park. When her boss finds out about her film background, he asks her to make a short video about his company. Sophie becomes wrapped up in the process of filming everything - even things that have...
Monsieur Lazhar

Monsieur Lazhar (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 04/12/2012
In Montreal, an elementary school teacher dies abruptly. Having learned of the incident in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The cultural gap between Bachir and his class...
Home Again

Home Again (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
Three Jamaicans from very different backgrounds are deported to their homeland for small criminal offenses in their adopted countries. Now, they must try to make a life for themselves in a place they hardly know.
Three Worlds

Three Worlds (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 06/20/2013
Al is days away from marrying the daughter of his boss and about to become the head of the car dealership where he's worked for most of his life. Coming back drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run and is urged to leave the scene of the crime by his two friends who are with him. Filled with guilt, he goes to the hospital the next day to inquire anonymously about his victim, not...
I Do

I Do (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 05/30/2013
Family is important to Jack, a gay British man living in New York. After his brother dies, Jack devotes himself to taking care of his sister-in-law Mya and niece Tara, the only family he has left. When his worker's visa is denied and deportation seems imminent, Jack faces losing his family and the life he has created in the United States. So he marries Ali, his lesbian best friend, in order to get...
Machete

Machete (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 09/02/2010
Set up, double-crossed and left for dead, Machete is an ex-Federale who lays waste to anything that gets in his path. As he takes on hitmen, vigilantes and a ruthless drug cartel, bullets fly, blades clash and the body count rises.
Machete Kills

Machete Kills (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
In his latest mission, legendary secret agent Machete is recruited by the U.S. President to stop a crazed global terrorist from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete faces death at every turn from a host of deadly assassins.
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
Fighting for Freedom

Fighting for Freedom (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
Oscar and Maria Salazar have worked for the Dobbe family in the U.S. town of Love Orchard, but are now trapped in Mexico, denied work visas to return. Their plight is further complicated by the birth of a child, Angelina, although their other two children, born at Love Orchard, are U.S. citizens. Oscar decides to enter the U.S. illegally. He and Maria, carrying Angelina, skirt death crossing the...

A Convenient Truth (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 02/19/2015
A documentary crew follows California assemblyman, Coleman Burleson, as he presents his plan to cure the climate crisis, energy issues, unemployment, illegal immigration, obesity, our dependence on foreign oil, and more with one unprecedented solution - to hire undocumented workers to ride bicycles that generate electricity in his factory.
Undocumented

Undocumented (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
A documentary crew following a group of illegal immigrants across the U.S./Mexican border are detained by radical patriots who force them to be unwilling witnesses to unimaginable horror.
Mule

The Mule (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Phoenix television reporter Sofie Talbert is a hard-nosed right-wing journalist who exposes liberal politicians soft on illegal immigration. But when her relief-worker brother goes missing in Mexico, Sofie's own south-of-the-border investigation traps her in a deadly underworld of migrants, smugglers and cold-blooded murder. Here, nothing is what is seems. Nobody should be trusted. And when one...
Greencard Warriors

Greencard Warriors (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
During the "War on Terror" that followed the 9/11 attacks, 14-year-old undocumented Latino teen Angel struggles to find his place in an increasingly violent world. Promising to provide naturalization papers, the US Military presents Angel's family with the opportunity for a brighter future if they send his older brother into the US Army. With his eldest brother gone, Angel is left to the designs...
Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 12/19/2002
In 1860's lower Manhattan, the Five Points section is a dark, teeming corner of the city known for vice and chaos. Into this frontier of lawlessness arrives the young Irish American, Amsterdam Vallon. Amsterdam is the orphaned son of the slain Priest Vallon--once chief warrior of the Dead Rabbits gang that rallied the Irish immigrants of the Five Points. After 16 years in a "House of Refuge,"...
Under the Same Moon

Under the Same Moon (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 03/18/2008
Nine-year-old Carlos aka Carlitos is one of the countless children left behind by parents who come to the U.S. seeking a way to provide for their families. His mother, Rosario, has worked illegally as a domestic in Los Angeles for four years, sending money home to her son and mother to give them a chance at a better life. When the death of his grandmother leaves young Carlitos alone, he takes his...
True North

True North (2006)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/30/2006
A group of fishermen, struggling to make money, take up the more profitable trade of people smuggling.
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...
Romulus, My Father

Romulus, My Father (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 02/28/2008
Romulus Gaita has immigrated to Victoria, Australia from his native Yugoslavia with his beautiful German wife, Christina, and their young son, Raimond, in search of a better life. Here, on a lonely and harsh rural homestead, Romulus cares for his wife and son, making a living as a blacksmith and farm laborer. But the glamorous Christina feels increasingly out of place and depressed in this...
Ponies

Ponies (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 74 minutes Release date: 07/12/2012
Drazen, Wallace and Ken immigrated to America in search of their piece of the American Dream. Drazen and Wallace spend their days engulfed in seedy off-track betting while Ken grudgingly drives a New York cab. Bad luck and desperation bring these men together, and they are forced to fight for their very survival and their most valued prize: the right to stay in America.

Operation Filmmaker (2008)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 06/03/2008
Follows Baghdad film student, Muthana Mohmed, who Liev Schreiber invited to join the production of "Everything Is Illuminated" after his film school was bombed. Soon after Muthana arrives on-set in Prague, the contrasts between his life experience and everyone else's prove gaping. At night, he watches television images of escalating violence in Baghdad. By day, he listens as crew members discuss...