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...
Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde fell deeply in love while students at Cambridge. A healthy, active young man, Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in...
Wild

Wild (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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?
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...

The Adderall Diaries (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/20/2014
Set against the backdrop of a 2007 murder trial, author Stephen Elliott explores his troubled childhood, tormented young adulthood and the idea that his father might have killed a man.

Same Kind of Different as Me (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/13/2014
Based on a true story that chronicles an unlikely friendship between a wealthy art dealer struggling to save his marriage and drifter living on the streets.

The Disaster Artist (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/13/2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...

Remember Their Names (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A
Dir: Mimi Leder
With: N/A
Persepolis

Persepolis (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 12/24/2007
The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet nine-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power--forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. The story then follows her as she cleverly outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of...

Crazy for the Storm (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A
Unter Bauern: Retter in der Nacht

Unter Bauern: Retter in der Nacht (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/30/2009
Recounts how some courageous farmers in the Muensterland region gave refuge to Marga Spiegel's husband Menne, herself and her daughter under false names in their farmhouse between 1943 and 1945. The farmers succeeded in achieving the seemingly impossible: protecting the whole family for two years and saving them from deportation to the death camps without themselves having to pay with their own...
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.

Your Voice In My Head (2014)

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

Swiadectwo (2008)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/16/2008
Focuses on the life of the late Pope John Paul II as seen through the eyes of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Pope's long-time secretary and friend.
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...