Keyword: memoir

Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 179 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
This is the true story of the outlandish rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort, the New York stockbroker who, along with his merry band of brokers, makes a gargantuan fortune by defrauding investors out of millions. Belfort transforms from a righteous young Wall Street newcomer to a thoroughly corrupted stock-pumper and IPO cowboy. Having quickly amassed an absurd fortune...
Education

An Education (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 10/08/2009
When a bright young schoolgirl who longs for adulthood meets David, a dashing older man, he introduces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs and her own sexual awakening. Will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress fears?
Mighty Heart

A Mighty Heart (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 06/21/2007
On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned. In the face of death...
Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 11/29/2007
Jean-Dominique Bauby AKA "Jean-Do," the high-flying editor of French Elle and father of two, was renowned for his sense of humor and style, his joie de vivre and amorous energy, when, in an instant, his world was plunged into the depths of catastrophe. Faced with a harrowing predicament, Jean-Do will use enormous courage and determination but, most of all, his soaring imagination to escape from...
Fair Game

Fair Game (2010)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/04/2010
Based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed by a politically motivated press leak. As a covert officer in the CIA's Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie's husband...
Trainwreck: My Life As an Idiot

Trainwreck: My Life As an Idiot (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2006
Money can't buy love, and Jeff admittedly needs some help in that department. A walking mess from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, he needs someone to help him get it together. Enter Lynn - a hot, blonde gold-digger who has many reasons to give him the push he needs.
We Bought a Zoo

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/22/2011
Based on a true story, Benjamin Mee is a Los Angeles newspaper columnist and adventure writer who, as a single father, faces the challenges of raising his two young kids. Hoping that a fresh start and a new life will restore their family spirit, Mee quits his job and buys an old rural house on 18 acres outside the city that comes with a unique bonus feature: a zoo named the Rosemoor Animal Park...
Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 04/07/2011
The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. Bethany was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic, sun-drenched, surfer girl's life on the Kauai Coast, when suddenly everything changed. As Bethany fights to recover from the shark attack, the...
Taking Woodstock

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 08/25/2009
In 1969 Elliot Tiber, inadvertently played a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay rights movement. But he was also still staked to the family business - a Catskills motel. Upon hearing that a planned concert had...
Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 10/19/2006
In 1971, the neatness-obsessed but sharply observant 6-year-old Augusten finds himself trapped between his troubled parents: his mother Deirdre, an unpublished--not to mention unstable--confessional poet with delusions of being hugely famous; and his father Norman, an alcoholic math professor who long ago gave up trying to solve the riddle of his wife's problems or his son's precocious behavior...
Behind the Candelabra

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 06/06/2013
Wladziu Valentino Liberace, a musical prodigy, emerged as a concert soloist at age 11 and was performing in symphony orchestras by his teenage years. He soon become a worldwide star, known as much for his flamboyant dress and lifestyle as his records, media appearances and musical talent, up until his death in 1987. Based on the true story of Liberace's tumultuous relationship and affair with...
Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
The myriad effects of globalization are seen through this examination of the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain Muse, who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course...
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 10/02/2008
Sidney Young is a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion, Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.
Control

Control (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 10/09/2007
Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970's England. Wanting to emulate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions that fuel his music slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a...

Escape (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A
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...
Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 12/06/2012
Beth Raymer leaves behind her life as a stripper in Florida and heads to Las Vegas to realize her dream: being a cocktail waitress in a glitzy casino. But, when her career goals don't pan out, she falls in with Dink, a kind and idiosyncratic sports gambler. Beth wins Dink's admiration when she shows herself to be something of a gambling prodigy, but she also wins the ire of Dink's wife, Tulip...
Hoax

The Hoax (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 04/05/2007
In 1971, Clifford Irving, an ambitious yet struggling writer who's been looking for that one big story for so long, brazenly decides to make one up. At first the idea is just a savvy artistic prank, but if that's what the world wants, Irving believes he can take it further. Shrouding himself in a clever cloud of secrecy, he drops the news to a major publisher that he has been approached by the one...
Life Itself

Life Itself (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 07/03/2014
Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, this documentary explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Given unprecedented access to Roger and his wife Chaz during the final four months of his life, the filmmakers captured Roger's fighting...
My Week With Marilyn

My Week With Marilyn (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
Early in the summer of 1956, American film star Marilyn Monroe set foot on British soil for the first time. On honeymoon with her husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe came to England to shoot "The Prince and the Showgirl." That same summer, 23-year-old Colin Clark set foot on a film set for the first time in his life. Newly graduated from Oxford, Clark aspired to be a filmmaker...
Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 09/28/2006
Dito is a successful writer living in Los Angeles, who is summoned home to Astoria after a 15-year absence when his father becomes seriously ill. Memories of his youth come flooding back as he revisits the old neighborhood, attempts to rebuild a relationship with his father and encounters his 'saints'--Dito's few childhood friends who aren't in prison or dead. As Dito finds himself whisked back...
Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer (2010)

Rated: PG Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 08/19/2010
The rags-to-riches story of Chinese ballet dancer Li Cunxin who, at age 11, was chosen to train at Madam Mao's Beijing Dance Academy and later went on to become one of the world's greatest dancers.

Who is KK Downey? (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/04/2008
Theo and Terrence are best buddies, twenty-something scenesters with big ambitions. Theo's invested three years in his first novel "Truck Stop Hustler," the hair-raising, drug-soaked tale of a male prostitute. Terrence is a sociopathic slob with delusions of grandeur, dreams of rock 'n' roll superstardom with all the hedonism and hero worship that entails. But the cards aren't in their favor...
Higher Ground

Higher Ground (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 08/25/2011
Pregnant, married, and awkward at eighteen years old, Carolyn Briggs grows more and more interested in Jesus, eventually giving herself over to a radical New Testament church. Amidst her community of self-described "Jesus Freaks," Carolyn's daily life consists of hours of Bible study, alternative family practices and bracing for the oncoming Rapture. It's only when her marriage begins to unravel...

Your Voice In My Head (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/11/2014