Keyword: law

Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 07/19/2012
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent...
Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 07/17/2008
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...

Trumbo (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/09/2014
Dalton Trumbo, a prolific screenwriter in 1940s Hollywood, is summoned by the House of Un-American Activities Committee to reveal his Communist sympathies and cronies. Trumbo remains silent and convinces his friends to do the same to protect their rights as American citizens. He is held in contempt of Congress and sentenced to prison. Upon his release, he finds that he and his friends have been...
Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 03/21/2013
When the President is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus"), disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning's insider knowledge to save the President and prevent an even greater catastrophe.

The Culture High (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
This is an exploration of the arguments and motives governing both those who support and those who oppose existing marijuana laws in America. With budgets to fight the war reaching billions and arrests for simple possession skyrocketing to nearly a million annually, the debate over marijuana's legality has reached epic proportions. Top celebrities, former undercover agents, university professors...
Dir: Brett Harvey
With: N/A
Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/27/2013
A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team, testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy. It's the trial of the century, and Claudia Simmons-Howe is appointed as a government-approved defense lawyer. As the case is about to go to trial, the defendant's lawyer suddenly dies and Claudia's former lover, Martin Rose...
Judge

The Judge (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 10/09/2014
Hot-shot lawyer Hank Palmer hasn't been back in years to the hometown he outgrew. When his mother is murdered, Hank reluctantly travels home for her funeral, where he discovers that his father, the town's judge, is the only suspect in the death of his wife. Now Hank must put aside years of resentment and emotional trauma to defend his father and find out the truth behind his mother's untimely...

Facing the Wind (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/02/2014

Sundance Film Festival Short Films 2014 (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/02/2014
Dir: N/A
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Reasonable Doubt

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 01/16/2014
When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to manipulate the case to acquit the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he realizes that his actions freed a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 03/16/2000
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working...
Not Safe For Work

Not Safe For Work (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Tom Miller, an unsuspecting office worker, becomes trapped in his office building with a demented killer. As Tom rushes to protect those employees working late, he soon discovers that his legal firm has been hiding sinister secrets that could put thousands of lives at risk.
Gideon's Army

Gideon's Army (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 06/27/2013
In 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon was arrested for stealing soda and a few dollars from a pool hall. Unable to afford an attorney, he was convicted after representing himself at trial. Gideon appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously that the right to counsel in a criminal case is fundamental to the American system of justice. More than 12 million people are arrested in the...
How to Die in Oregon

How to Die in Oregon (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010

The Last Word (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
Shanghai Calling

Shanghai Calling (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 02/14/2013
When ambitious New York attorney Sam is sent to Shanghai on assignment, he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career. But with help from a beautiful relocation specialist, a well-connected foreign businessman, a clever but unassuming journalist and a street-smart assistant, Sam might just save his job, discover romance and learn to appreciate the many wonders...
Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 06/26/2014
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz helped in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. His fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared Swartz in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that...
Dir: Brian Knappenberger
With: N/A
Divorce Corp

Divorce Corp (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 01/09/2014
More money flows through the family courts, and into the hands of courthouse insiders, than in all other court systems in America combined - over $50 billion a year and growing. Through research and interviews with the nation's top divorce lawyers, mediators, judges, politicians, litigants and journalists, the documentary explores how cases can be dragged out in family courts for years, sometimes...
Dir: Joseph Sorge
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Loving Story

The Loving Story (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 77 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
An interracial marriage leads to a criminal trial in this gripping documentary of the Civil Rights era. White Richard and mixed-race Mildred Loving fell for each other at a time when interracial marriage was illegal in their home state of Virginia. When they're convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation, two young ACLU lawyers take their case to the United States Supreme Court.
Dir: Nancy Buirski
With: N/A
Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 02/13/2007
A single father, Monty, is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia, a beautiful--and hard-nosed--attorney he meets during his short stint as a...
Snitch

Snitch (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 02/21/2013
When his teenage son is wrongly accused of selling drugs and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years, a father is determined to rescue his son. In desperation, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel even though it means risking everything, including his family and his own life.
West of Memphis

West of Memphis (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 146 minutes Release date: 12/24/2012
The West Memphis Three were convicted as teenagers for murdering three 8-year-old boys and spent 18 years in prison before being released in 2011. The film examines details of the police investigation and reveals new forensic evidence which led to the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to overturn previous denials of appeals and prompted a new evidentiary hearing on the case.

The Case Against 8 (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial first makes headlines with the unlikely pairing of Ted Olson and David Boies, political foes who last faced off as opposing attorneys in Bush v. Gore. The film also follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the...
Dir: Ben Cotner
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