Keyword: racism

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...
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.
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...
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
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...
To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 12/24/1962
In 1932 Alabama, a widowed lawyer with two small children defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
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.
marche

La marche (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2013
1983, France: Racial intolerance and related violence are common and teenage Mohammed is wounded during a police shooting. After leaving the hospital, he decides to launch a peaceful march for racial equality and is joined by two other teenagers and a priest. During the 600 mile walk from Marseille to Paris, they preach tolerance and non-violence, even though they are at times bullied and some of...
Supremacy

Supremacy (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Tully just got paroled. But his first night out could be his last. He just killed a cop. He's on the run. And no one's going to listen to an ex-con with the Aryan Nation. His leader just cut him loose, and as the police close in, Tully and his girlfriend add home invasion and hostages to the body count. But no one counted on Mr. Walker, an ex-con himself, to fight back - using his understanding of...
Winnie

Winnie (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
Through determination and courage, Winnie Mandela survived the imprisonment of her husband, Nelson Mandela, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement - all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive.
Dear White People

Dear White People (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
The unexpected election of activist Samantha White as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show "Dear White People" to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing...
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...
Giver

The Giver (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
Jonas is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined - a...

The Birth of a Nation (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/29/2015

3 1/2 Minutes (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 02/03/2015
On November 23, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Jordan Russell Davis was shot at a Jacksonville gas station by Michael David Dunn. Here, we explore the aftermath of Jordan's tragic death, the latent and often unseen effects of racism, and the contradictions of the American criminal justice system.
Dir: Marc Silver
With: N/A
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...
Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 01/31/2013
Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now, after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke and inspire.

A Room Without Doors (1997)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: 11/29/1997
An African-American father works to secure a life for his son and himself after his wife dies of kidney failure due to the Southern segregation codes in the 1960s that prevented her admittance into a white hospital.
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...

Desierto (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
Ray

Ray (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 153 minutes Release date: 10/28/2004
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with...
42

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...
Belle

Belle (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
This is the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an...