Keyword: revolution

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
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.
Godfather, Part II

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

Rated: R Runtime: 200 minutes Release date: 12/11/1974
Continuing saga of the Corleone family as they move to Nevada and make the casino business their major income source under the leadership of the increasingly paranoid and malevolent Michael, whose reign as the "Don" is juxtaposed against the parallel tale of his father's escape from Sicily as a young boy and his subsequent rise to power in New York's Lower East Side during the turn-of-the-century.

Maidan (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/22/2014
Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
With: N/A
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
Born into a middle class Chinese immigrant family and educated at Barnard in the 1930s, the young Grace Lee Boggs noticed the inequities in American society and dedicated the next eight decades to working towards the betterment of all people. At 98, writer, activist and philosopher Boggs has been rooted in the African American movement for over 70 years and has devoted her life to an evolving...
Dir: Grace Lee
With: N/A
Coming Home

Coming Home (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/28/2014
Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted married couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Lu returns home to find that Feng has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Although she waits for her husband's return, she doesn't recognize Lu, who determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken...
Act of Killing

The Act of Killing (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 07/18/2013
The filmmakers explore of a chilling aspect of Indonesian society, where death squad leaders from the military coup that overthrew the government in 1965 have become heroes. These killers of millions are challenged to reenact their crimes against humanity in the style of the American movies that they grew up loving and patterned their murders on. They play the killers and the victims, and what...

Siberia (1925)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/1925
Petroff, an officer in the Imperial Russian Army, falls in love with Sonia, a revolutionary, and pursues her when she is exiled to Siberia. When the government is overthrown, Petroff is imprisoned. Sonia liberates him, and the two make their escape across a frozen landscape.
Return to Homs

Return to Homs (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film follows two young revolutionaries from their idealistic days dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when their choices are forced to be different. Basset is a 19-year-old national football team goalkeeper who becomes an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then later a fighter. Ossama is a 24-year-old media activist and cameraman...
Dir: Talal Derki
With: N/A

Before the Revolution (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 60 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
During the '60s and '70s, thousands of Israelis are living in Tehran, enjoying a special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule. Protected by large arms deals and complex financial ties, the Israeli community enjoys a wealthy and luxurious lifestyle -- failing to note that the corrupt and despised ruling power to which they are connected is collapsing. By the time they understand that...
Dir: Dan Shadur
With: N/A

The Great Desaparecido (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
After being under Spanish rule for 325 years, the Philippines was rocked by a revolution lead by Andres Bonifacio on August 21, 1896. But on May 9, 1897, Bonifacio was charged with death sentence by rival revolutionaries led by Emilio Aguinaldo. Bonifacio's body has never been found. His wife, Gregoria De Jesus, searched for his body in the mountains for thirty days, calling for Andres and even...

Oil & Water (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world's first company to certify oil as "fair trade." Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for all people around the world born with oil...
Dir: Laurel Spellman
With: N/A

The Uprising (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 06/08/2014
Dir: Peter Snowdon
With: N/A

Challatt Tunes (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
Summer 2003, Tunisia. A man travels throughout the streets of Tunis on a moped with a razor blade in hand. Known as Challat, he slashes the behinds of women strolling along the city's sidewalks. After the revolution, one woman sets out to track him down, determined to clear up the mystery of Challat at any cost.

Comment Yukong Deplaca les Montagnes (1975)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 720 minutes Release date: 11/29/1975
Dir: Marceline Loridan
With: N/A
Magic Words (Breaking A Spell)

Magic Words (Breaking A Spell) (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 04/29/2014

The Revolutionary (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 04/11/2013
Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI Chinese language expert at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Chinese Communist Party and was an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath. An intimate of the Party's leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, he gained prominence at the Broadcast Administration, one of the most important agencies...

#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
From the Chicago suburbs, Ala'a, an American teenage girl, helps run the revolution in Syria. Through social media, she coordinates for Aous, a student in Damascus who braves snipers to organize protests, and Bassel, a film student who left his scholarship to show the world what Syrian State TV will not broadcast. Through camera phones and social media, Ala'a helps turn the world's eye to the...
Dir: Joe Piscatella
With: N/A

Another Night on Earth (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
Egypt is a country under revolution. Cairo is a mega-city with the worst traffic in the world. Shortly after Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power and in these endless traffic jams, taxi drivers and their passengers ponder their past, present and hopes for the future at a time of enormous change.
Dir: David Muñoz
With: N/A

Esmy Mostafa Khamis (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
On July 23, three weeks after the 1952 revolution, workers in Kafr Al Dawar mills went on strike, demanding an increase in wages and more rights. The strike raised hopes for the working poor, but resulted in the execution of two of the mill's laborers, Mostafa Khamis and Hasan Albakary. Sixty years later, we take a look at the events of the 1952 uprisings, and how the Egyptian workers' movement...
Dir: Mohamed Elkaliouby
With: N/A

Bunker Hill (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 0 Release date: N/A
Dir: Kevin Willmott
With: N/A

The Veil (N/A)

Rated: NR Runtime: 156 minutes Release date: N/A

Sotto Voce (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
During the Algerian war, the road to Beni Boussaid on the Morocco-Algeria border is obstructed by the Morice line, a 430-mile long belt that is electrified and heavily mined. Moussa, a Moroccan friend of the revolution, helps refugees across the mountains. However, he must go through Beni Boussaid when he finds out that the path he usually takes is no longer safe. Hans, a Communist militant of the...
Dir: Kamal Kamal
With: N/A

Moug (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
Egypt. Thirty-year-old Suez-born filmmaker Ahmed Nour illustrates particular periods of his life -- each portrayed as a wave. In doing so, he attempts to capture the essence of the Egyptian revolution generation.
Dir: Ahmed Nour
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