Keyword: social issues

Selma

Selma (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/24/2014
In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever. Courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on a quest for the basic human right to vote. The shocking confrontations, the triumphant final march and the passage...
Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Rated: PG Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 03/04/2010
While 19-year-old Alice is attending a party, she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch go into the bushes and follows him. She falls down a rabbit hole that leads to Underland, where she is reunited with her childhood friends, the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and the Mad Hatter. All of the residents of Underworld are searching for...
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...
S#x Acts

S#x Acts (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/29/2011
Naïve Israeli teen Gili changes schools and is determined to improve her social status by hooking up with the most popular guys. But as she pushes her own limits with every new encounter - offering a succession of sexual favors and allowing herself to be photographed and filmed- the line of consent begins to blur.
Lincoln

Lincoln (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 11/08/2012
In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass...
Elysium

Elysium (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 08/08/2013
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine, man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet's crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium - but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce...
Super Size Me

Super Size Me (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 05/06/2004
Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize...
She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
This documentary resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. From the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation, and from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!)...
Dir: Mary Dore
With: N/A
True Story

True Story (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 04/16/2015
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo-who has taken on Finkel's identity-his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on the book "True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa" written by Michael Finkel.

A Murder in the Park (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/16/2014
With his execution just 48 hours away, Anthony Porter's life was saved by a Northwestern University journalism class. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted-a double homicide in a Chicago park-led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it's because, as compellingly argued here, Porter...
Dir: Brandon Kimber
With: N/A
Red Army

Red Army (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/13/2014
The story of the most successful dynasty in sports history, the Red Army hockey team of the Soviet Union, is documented. The team's captain, Slava Fetisov, chronicles his transformation from national hero to political enemy, and the film compares the rise and fall of the Red Army team with that of the Soviet Union itself.

Freeheld (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/15/2015
The true story of Laurel Hester, a detective with the New Jersey Police Department, who spends the final year of her life fighting a policy that will not allow her to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree.
Black November

Black November (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 01/08/2015
A volatile, oil rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution.
E-Team

E-Team (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 10/21/2014
Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team, or E-Team, the most intrepid division of a respected, international human rights group. Trained to deal with unfolding crises, the E-Team flies to hotspots all over the world as soon as allegations of human rights abuse surface. Then they get to work, gathering crucial evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted...
Dir: Katy Chevigny
With: N/A
Autrui

Autrui (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 02/26/2015
Luce led a quiet life. This is an introverted young woman, fragile, without ambition or project, overtaken by frantic lives she sees around her. Eloi, the tramp she saw on his way to his work is about to freeze to death in the alley. So she takes him home to allow him to recover. He stayed there two months. Cohabitation will be painful, but gradually the charitable stubbornness Luce Eloi will...
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...

Le Séducteur: un animal en voie de disparition? (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/09/2014
In London, during the summer of 2010, six Generation Y men attend a seminar given by Mr. M, one of the best teachers of seduction in the world. They want to improve their social skills and are questioning their difficulty in establishing human contact in today's society. M offers them techniques making conversation, regaining their confidence and how to be comfortable with the other person. The...
amour au temps de la guerre civile

L' amour au temps de la guerre civile (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
In the Centre-Sud neighborhood of Montreal, Alex, a young junkie searching for love, prostitutes himself. He is surrounded by Bruno, his regular lover, Simon, Jane, Éric and Velma who are all caught in that same spiral of decline. The abuse of drugs, alcohol and sex temporarily provide them with some comfort against the gloom of a society which not only rejects but humiliates them. Within this...
Returned

The Returned (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 02/13/2014
In a world where a deadly zombie virus has infected mankind, a single cure has been found. The cure, a treatment called the "Return Protein," stays the effects of the virus in its host. With daily injections, the "Returned" are able to live as though they were never bitten, despite the virus still coursing through their veins. When it is discovered that the protein stock is running low, chaos...
Autoportrait sans moi

Autoportrait sans moi (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/13/2014
Dir: Danic Champoux
With: N/A
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...
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.

Breastmilk (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 91 minutes Release date: 05/06/2014
Why do breasts and breastfeeding excite such interest, controversy, rage and passion? Breastfeeding has made a lot of headlines lately - from the controversial photo on the cover of Time magazine to Whoopi Goldberg's public bashing of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, to military moms being criticized for breastfeeding in uniform. In this intimate exploration of the...
Dir: Dana Ben-Ari
With: N/A

Concerning Violence (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 78 minutes Release date: 12/04/2014
Utilizing newly-discovered archival material, the film covers most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, and explores the mechanisms of decolonization through Frantz Fanon's 50-year-old landmark text, "The Wretched of the Earth." In the middle of the Cold War, radical Swedish filmmakers set out to capture the anti-imperialist liberation movements in Africa first hand...
Dir: Göran Olsson
With: N/A
Wild Style

Wild Style (1982)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 12/31/1982
The work of maverick tagger Zoro attracts the attention of an East Village art enthusiast who gives him a commission him to paint the stage for a huge rapper's convention. The film serves as a record of the beginning of hip-hop in the boroughs of New York and features pioneers of the genre including Grandmaster Flash, Busy Bee, The Cold Crush Brothers and others.