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42 (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 04/11/2013
In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and...
12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will...
Django Unchained

Django Unchained (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 165 minutes Release date: 12/24/2012
Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though...
Monster's Ball

Monster's Ball (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/25/2001
Hank, an embittered prison guard, lives with his aging racist father, Buck, and his own twentysomething son, Sonny. Hank and Sonny work for the local prison where they are preparing the electric chair for a black inmate. After the man is executed, Hank falls in love with Leticia, the inmate's widow. This emotionally-charged affair forces Hank to re-evaluate how deeply prison work and his father's...
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
Frankie and Alice

Frankie and Alice (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 12/23/2010
In 1970s Los Angeles, Frankie, an African American go-go dancer with dissociative identity disorder struggles to remain her true self while fighting against two very unique alter egos: a seven-year-old child named "Genius" and a Southern white racist woman named "Alice." In order to stop the multiple voices in her head, Frankie works with a psychotherapist to uncover and overcome the mystery of...
Supremacy

Supremacy (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013

Desierto (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Far From Heaven

Far From Heaven (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/07/2002
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker, wife and mother. Frank Whitaker is the breadwinner, husband and father. Together they have the...
Malcolm X

Malcolm X (1992)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 199 minutes Release date: 11/17/1992
Biographical drama on the life of the late Malcolm X, who was assassinated on February 21, 1965.
Dear White People

Dear White People (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
A witty and whip-smart satire about being a black face in a (mostly) white place, the movie centers on biracial campus DJ and resident advisor Samantha and her fellow African-American students at the prestigious Winchester University.
Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Rated: PG Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 12/12/1989
The relationship between a 70-year-old Southern woman and her black chauffeur, spanning 20 years.
Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 03/02/2003
Peter Sanderson is a divorced, straight-laced, uptight attorney who still loves his ex-wife and can't figure out what he did wrong to make her leave him. However, Peter's trying to move on, and he's smitten with a brainy, bombshell barrister he's been chatting with online. However, when she comes to his house for their first face-to-face, she isn't refined, isn't Ivy League, and isn't even a...
Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 07/11/2013
Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina and a better father to Tatiana, their beautiful four-year-old daughter...
Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Nearly a decade ago, a quiet suburb on the outskirts of New York City was rocked by tragedy when an infant was kidnapped and found dead a few days later by police officer Nancy Porter. The tragedy turned to shock when it was discovered that the perpetrators were eight-year-old girls, Alice Manning and Ronnie Fuller, who were convicted and sent to a juvenile detention facility. Now 18 years old and...
God's Pocket

God's Pocket (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction "accident," and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can't bury, a wife he can't...
Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans (2000)

Rated: PG Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 09/28/2000
Based on the true story of the explosive events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971 when African-American football coach Herman Boone was hired to guide an integrated but racially polarized high school team--the T.C. Williams Titans. Angry, stubborn and a rigid taskmaster, Boone faces a cool reception from the team's players as well as an awkward relationship with assistant coach Bill...
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 08/15/2013
The story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades is recounted. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.
Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 11/02/2006
Journalist Borat Sagdiyev leaves his native Kazakhstan to travel to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture. In some cases, Borat's interview subjects embrace his outrageous views on...

Bloodhead (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/03/2014
"Coyotes got her." That is the official verdict on the grisly death of Charlotte Burnell, a cantankerous prospector who lived and died in the California desert. But when Donnie Daniels and Doug McCoy both arrive to stake rival claims to her legacy, they find more than her ramshackle trailer park. They discover an atmosphere of fear, a string of mysterious mutilations, and a sinister, sun-baked...
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
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Race (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2014
Jesse Owens, the son of an Alabama sharecropper, shattered Adolf Hitler's assertion of Aryan supremacy by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump, and the 400-meter relay at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens' accomplishments are considered among the greatest athletic victories of all time. Hitler declared that Jews and Blacks would not be allowed to...
With All Deliberate Speed

With All Deliberate Speed (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/13/2004
While the Supreme Court's historic ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case struck down the concept of separate but equal as it had been used to justify segregation in American schools, it did not end discrimination. Documentary looks at how many school districts continued to underfinance schools in towns and neighborhoods with large African-American populations, perpetuating a two-tiered...
Division III: Football's Finest

Division III: Football's Finest (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2010
The Bluecocks, Pullham University's Division III football team, have not had a winning season in decades and when their coach suddenly dies, the future of the school's football program is in danger. In order to get media attention, Pullham's president makes a desperate move: She hires Rick Vice, an unstable racist with a felony on his record to be their new coach. Vice immediately clashes with the...
Soul Man

Soul Man (1986)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 10/23/1986
When his father cuts him off financially, spoiled young Mark Watson manages to get himself a scholarship to Harvard by lying on his application about his race and pretending to be an African-American. Mark utilizes bronzing pills, changes his hairstyle, and manages to pass himself off as a person of color, feeling cocky about the ruse. But he soon begins to experience racism at the largely white...