Keyword: perseverance

Unbroken

Unbroken (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 12/24/2014
Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Based on the book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" written by Laura Hillenbrand.
There's Something About Mary

There's Something About Mary (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 07/14/1998
There's something about Mary that still bewitches Ted. Although he hasn't seen her in over a dozen years, since that shameful prom night, his heart still flutters at the recollection of her. He's still crazy about her after all these years, and curious as to her whereabouts. At the insistence of his good friend Dom, he hires private eye Pat Healy to track her down in Miami.
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
Gandhi

Gandhi (1982)

Rated: PG Runtime: 188 minutes Release date: 10/30/1982
Biographical epic on the life of Mohandas K Gandhi, a proponent of peaceful revolution who led his country's fight for independence and was subsequently assassinated.
Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 12/05/2013
Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn's misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club - on...
Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 12/30/2014
In the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years in the history of New York City, a determined immigrant and his family climb a morally crooked ladder as they try to grow their business and capitalize on opportunities as simmering rivalries, decay and corruption threaten his business, family, and--above all--his unwavering belief in the righteousness of his own path.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 03/17/2015
Kumiko is a frustrated "office lady" whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her...
General

The General (1926)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 11/29/1926
Johnnie loves two things: his train and the lovely Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War breaks out he enlists as a soldier, but it is decided that he is too valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it is because he is a coward. When Union spies capture Johnnie with Annabelle on board, Johnnie "The General" must recue both his loves.
Manny

Manny (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/22/2015
This is the inspirational tale of a man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, this is an exploration of the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.
Dir: Ryan Moore
With: N/A
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.

One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Peter Bogdanovich was in the thick of editing "They All Laughed" when his girlfriend - who starred in the film - was murdered by her estranged husband. This documentary tracks Bogdanovich's devotion to the film's release, even buying the rights to it back from the studio when they threatened to shelve it.
Dir: Bill Teck
With: N/A
Decoding Annie Parker

Decoding Annie Parker (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
Annie Parker has a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and her sister died of the disease and ultimately she is diagnosed with it too. Naturally affable with an offbeat sense of humor - even in the face of her own mortality, she struggles to hold her family and life together, as her body betrays her. Meanwhile, geneticist Mary-Claire King is convinced there is a link between DNA...
Man Escaped

A Man Escaped (1955)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/29/1955
Rebel activist Andre Devigny has planned a foolproof escape from a Nazi prison. But on the day of the jailbreak, he is given a new cellmate and must decide whether to let the man in on his plan or kill him as a suspected informant.
Dir: Robert Bresson
With: N/A

Skating to New York (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Five boys who are on a small-town Canadian high school hockey team, live to skate. To do something great after losing a big game, they decide to skate across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year. This is a story about home and friendship, about leadership and facing up to danger, and about growing up and never giving up.

Creed (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/25/2015

Same Kind of Different as Me (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/19/2015
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.
Jappeloup

Jappeloup (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/12/2013
In the early 1980s, after giving up a career as a lawyer, Pierre Durand devotes himself to his passion, horses and show jumping. Having won several competitions with the support of his father, he dedicates himself to Jappeloup, a young horse purchased from a neighbor. Although no one else has confidence in this temperamental and unpredictable horse, Pierre sees its remarkable abilities and...
From the Rough

From the Rough (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 04/24/2014
This is the inspirational, true story of Catana Starks from historically black university Tennessee State, who became the first African-American woman ever to coach an all-men's team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season.
Les Pee-Wee 3D: L'hiver qui a changé ma vie

Les Pee-Wee 3D: L'hiver qui a changé ma vie (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/20/2012
Twelve-year-old hockey prodigy Janeau Trudel has moved to a new town following his mother's death. He becomes friends with his new team's goalkeeper, an ambitious girl who is determined to compete in the Pee-Wee de Québec hockey tournament, but he faces resistance from some of his other teammates and struggles to bring the team together in order to make it to the tournament.

Medora (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
Years ago, Medora, Indiana was a booming rural community with a thriving middle class. The factories have since closed, crippling Medora's economy and its pride. Here, we follow the Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2010 - 2011 season as the players seek to break their 44-game losing streak. In following Medora's underdog basketball team, we observe a community refusing...
Dir: Andrew Cohn
With: N/A
Elf

Elf (2003)

Rated: PG Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/06/2003
As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scrooge"-like father and a cynical ten-year-old stepbrother who doesn't believe in Santa. Worst of all...
Book Thief

The Book Thief (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
This is the story of a spirited and courageous young girl named Liesel, who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. For Liesel, the power of words and of imagination becomes a means of escape - and even joy - from the tumultuous events enveloping her and everyone she knows and loves.
Notting Hill

Notting Hill (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 05/27/1999
William Thacker is a shy London bookseller who has never had much luck with women. When Hollywood star Anna Scott wanders into his shop, he is transfixed, but doesn't expect to see her again. But coincidence brings them together again, and soon the unlikely couple are falling in love, and must deal with the problems of a relationship between a star and an ordinary guy.

Prima (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/04/2014
An ambitious, overweight ballerina with an overbearing mother will stop at nothing to become a star.
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

Rated: G Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 03/13/2008
An imaginative elephant named Horton hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn't know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor. Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the...