Keyword: Middle East

Argo

Argo (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 10/11/2012
During the Iran hostage crisis, the CIA and Hollywood collaborated in a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans. Their role in these events was little-known until information was declassified many years later. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of the chaos...
Transformers

Transformers (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 07/02/2007
The Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between two races of robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. All that stands between the Decepticons and ultimate power is a clue held by young Sam Witwicky. Unaware that he is mankind's last chance for survival, Sam and Bumblebee, his robot disguised as a car, are in a race against an enemy unlike anything anyone has seen...
Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 06/25/2009
Three members of the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad battle insurgents and each other as they search for and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad-in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear-protect and save-but the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. When Staff Sergeant William James...
Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in...
Fill the Void

Fill the Void (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/23/2013
A young Orthodox Hassidic girl, Shira, and her family are struck by tragedy when her older sister dies in childbirth, just when Shira is about to be married. When her sister's husband is pressured to remarry, Shira's mother makes a shocking proposal, forcing the young woman to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty.
Parts Per Billion

Parts Per Billion (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 08/20/2014
Three couples are forced to make life altering decisions in the face of a disastrous war that threatens to destroy the human race. Inspired and sometimes blinded by their love, Len, Mia, Andy, Esther, Anna and Erik are as flawed and beautiful as any of the billions who are facing this human-made biological disaster.
Bethlehem

Bethlehem (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
Sanfur is the younger brother of prominent Palestinian militant Ibrahim. Determined to capture or kill Ibrahim, Israeli Secret Service officer Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a very close, almost fatherly relationship to the boy. Now seventeen, Sanfur tries to navigate between Razi's demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both. When the...
Rosewater

Rosewater (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Bahari, a Tehran-born journalist with Canadian citizenship, traveled to Iran in 2009 to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. After sending footage to the BBC of rioting that broke out after Ahmadinejad's win, Bahari was arrested and, over a period of 188 days, interrogated and tortured. Bahari's wife fought to keep the story in the media and campaigned...
Restrepo

Restrepo (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 06/24/2010
The deployment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade fighting in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley is chronicled throughout one year. The focus is on the remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action, and captures the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers themselves.
Brave Miss World

Brave Miss World (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to...
Manhunt

Manhunt (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
For more than two decades, he was the target of intense scrutiny, with an entire unit at the CIA dedicated to tracking his every move and trying to determine what violence he might perpetrate. When 9/11 confirmed Osama bin Laden's intentions, these same analysts and operatives were now blamed for failing to prevent it, though they had spent years warning about the possibility of an attack.
Dir: Greg Barker
With: N/A
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 05/23/1989
When his father Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing, Indiana dumps his books to retrace his steps. Indy finds his father in Germany, where Nazis have been picking his brain in an attempt to find the resting place of the Holy Grail, an artifact that promises eternal life to anyone who drinks from it. Now Indiana, his father and dotty museum curator Marcus Brody are in a race to find the cup before...
Mummy

The Mummy (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 05/06/1999
Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and Beni, his weasel of a companion, stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923--3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death--mummification, in which his body wil remain undead for all eternity as punishment for forbidden love. Some years later, as O'Connell languishes in prison awaiting an almost certain...
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 12/15/2011
Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the U.S. President initiates "Ghost Protocol." Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives...
Square

The Square (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 10/24/2013
From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictatorship through the military rule that culminated with the forced removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Djinn

Djinn (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/22/2014
Buried

Buried (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 09/23/2010
Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor...
The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers

The Prime Ministers:The Pioneers (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
The film provides a look at the offices of Israel's Prime Ministers through the eyes of an insider, Yehuda Avner, who served as a chief aide, English language note-taker and speechwriter to Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres. It focuses on Ambassador Avner's years working with Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir and then US Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin, and...
Day of the Falcon

Day of the Falcon (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
Just as two rival desert kingdoms cease to fight after years of bloodshed, oil is discovered between their territories, reigniting their once violent past. It's now up to their children-young lovers who married in hopes of bringing the families together-to find a way to end the violence and to bring peace to the land.
Zaytoun

Zaytoun (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 09/19/2013
Beirut in 1982 is a dangerous place for anyone, especially a young Palestinian refugee like Fahed. He skips school to sell gum and cigarettes on the city's streets, defying his father's wishes and annoying Lebanese rivals who attempt to drive Fahed and his friends back to their camp. Making matters worse, Lebanon is in the midst of a savage civil war between its numerous political and religious...
Korengal

Korengal (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
From May 2007 to July 2008, Sebastian Junger and his colleague, Tim Hetherington, chronicled the deployment of a platoon of U.S. troops in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan, and the experiences they captured became the documentary film "Restrepo." Constructed by Junger from their unused footage, this film picks up where the previous one left off: the same men, the same valley, the same...
Dir: Sebastian Junger
With: N/A
Hornet's Nest

The Hornet's Nest (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
Extraordinary real footage is used to tell the story of an elite group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys. The film culminates with what was planned as a single day strike turning into nine intense days of harrowing combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in the country's complex terrain where no foreign troops have dared to go...
Dir: Christian Tureaud
With: N/A
Dancing in Jaffa

Dancing in Jaffa (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion, is fulfilling a life-long dream when he takes his program, "Dancing Classrooms," back to his city of birth, Jaffa. For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film...
Dir: Hilla Medalia
With: N/A
Past

The Past (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/19/2013
After four years apart, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran to finalize his divorce with his French wife Marie. During his stay, he notices Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie is rife with conflict. Ahmad's efforts to improve the dynamic between the two women ends up uncovering a secret from their past.