ALL 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
Event Type
Venue
1-18 of 186
Page:
View:

A Fortunate Man

From Academy Award Winner Bille August (Pelle the Conquerer) comes "A Fortunate Man". ?On his quest for happiness, Per moves from the dark region of Jutland and a severe upbringing in a strictly religious home. He runs away from his family and his patriarch father, a priest, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer and implement a large energy project. In the capital, Per throws himself into the big city life and with an appetite for life and joy, he soon finds himself in an unconcerned and vivid social environment. Parallel to his studies, he works on a large and visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy. As he gets his projects up and running and is about to marry into a rich Jewish family, he quickly climbs the social ladder. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life and Jewish fiancée.
View More
 

A New Beginning

A photographer with a less-than-promising future finds inspiration in a beautiful girl and an adventure across the world.
View More
 

A Thousand Girls Like Me

"A Thousand Girls Like Me" is an awe-inspiring vérité documentary that tells the story of a young Afghan woman’s brave fight to seek justice and protect her children after experiencing years of abuse at the hands of her father. Khatera Golzad’s father physically and sexually abused her for more than thirteen years, and after several aborted pregnancies, she gave birth to a daughter and a son. Despite her many attempts to file charges, neither the Afghan police nor the legal system helped her. In 2014, she appeared on national television to publicly accuse her father, finally succeeding in bringing her case to court despite threats from male relatives and judges who labelled her a liar. Shedding light on the broken Afghan judicial system and the women it seldom protects, "A Thousand Girls Like Me" is the story of one woman’s battle against cultural, familial, and legal pressures as she embarks on a mission to set a positive example for her daughter and other girls like her. In a country
View More
 
 

A Thousand Miles Behind

After losing his wife and daughter in a terrible accident, Preston Avery finds himself suddenly trapped in grief and isolated in a now empty house with nothing but the ghosts of his previous life to haunt him. As the days bleed together and the walls of the house slowly close in around him, all hope seems to be lost until a motorcycle mysteriously appears one morning on his doorstep, but will he be able to leave the past behind? Unable to exist in his present state a minute longer, Preston eventually turns to the motorcycle in a final act of desperation and sets out on his own to wander the highways and bi-ways of the backcountry as he makes his way across California. Along the road, Preston eventually meets a young woman named Tracey, who is finally able to intuitively break through his fog of grief just long enough to throw him a lifeline back into the land of the living. Although Preston's journey is at times very dark, "A Thousand Miles Behind" is ultimately a beautiful and poi
View More
 

Ablution

The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.
View More
 

America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid

It’s been a decade since Postville, a small town in Iowa, suffered the largest immigration raid at a worksite in U.S. history: 389 immigrants were arrested in the biggest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. As Donald Trump revives some aspects of George W. Bush’s immigration enforcement policies, the Postville experience sheds light on the impact, efficiency and repercussions of massive worksite raids.
View More
 
 

American

A 94-year-old veteran who works as a volunteer at the Japanese American National Museum, encounters a mother and her young daughter, triggering events that happened in his past, including his time as a young man in a Japanese American Internment Camp and later serving with the 442 in WWII.
View More
 

An Act of Defiance

In this riveting historical drama, 10 political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer (exceptionally played by Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, attempting to hide the fact that he, too, frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested. With "An Act of Defiance", Dutch filmmaker Jean van de Velde captures a dark period in South Africa's recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.
View More
 

An Act of Terror

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.
View More
 
 

April In Autumn

April returns home to Toronto after traveling and working abroad for several years to help her sister, Sara, care for their mother who is facing health problems. Upon April's return, she literally unearths old family secrets that threaten the gentle balance of home. Sara, who is studying the music of French composer Erik Satie, befriends a homeless man Erik who may have a connection to her mother’s romantic past, while April equivocates on a marriage proposal from her long distance boyfriend she met on her travels. The story culminates on the eve of their mother's birthday dinner, when Oscar arrives unannounced from Argentina and Sara’s homeless friend shows up for the celebration.
View More
 

Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Pearl Simmons (Michelle Hurst, "Orange is the New Black"), an aging jazz singer in brownstone Brooklyn, fights the early stages of Alzheimer's. While she presents a strong front to her daughter Cynthia (Melanie Nicholls-King, "The Wire"), her sense of place and time begin to slip, and her memories of her days as a jazz singer in 1970's New York clash with the present. Cynthia, struggling to care for her mother, considers an offer to sell the family's home.
View More
 

Back Roads

After his mother, (Juliette Lewis), is imprisoned for killing his abusive father, Harley Altmyer (Alex Pettyfer) is left to care for his three younger sisters in rural Pennsylvania. Harley forgoes his college education, working dead-end jobs to pay the bills and raise his siblings, including his rebellious and promiscuous 16-year-old sister, Amber (Nicola Peltz). Scarred by his past, Harley becomes infatuated with Callie Mercer (Jennifer Morrison) the older married woman who lives nearby. Things take a dangerous turn when they embark on an affair and shocking family secrets soon begin to emerge. As Harley’s life spirals out of control, unspoken truths leading to a devastating conclusion come to the surface and threaten to consume him.
View More
 
 

Baggage

Maddie has bad luck with men … probably because she’s constantly followed by a gaggle of ex-boyfriends that only she can see. This surreal comedic short explores the difficulty of living in the present when baggage from the past is still running the show.
View More
 

Bathtubs Over Broadway

When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests outside of his day job. But while gathering material for a segment on the show, Steve stumbled onto a few vintage record albums that would change his life forever. Bizarre cast recordings — marked “internal use only” — revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognizable corporations in America: General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. Steve didn’t know much about musical theater, but these recordings delighted him in a way that nothing ever had. "Bathtubs Over Broadway" follows Steve on his quest to find all he can about this hidden world. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.
View More
 

Becoming Ocean

When climate-change journalist Eiren Caffall was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she realized that, like the planet, she was slowly drowning. But instead of allowing the nearly invisible effects of her condition to paralyze her, Caffall uses her illness to look at the crisis of climate change in a way that makes “problems we so often push away because of… their apparent distance from daily life, suddenly become intimate and human-scale.“ — Naomi Klein, (Author: "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate")
View More
 
 

Being 97

As a 97-year-old philosopher faces the end of his life, he discovers that much of his thinking about meaning and mortality might be wrong. Dr. Herbert Fingarette is a philosopher who's tackled many topics: Confucius, psychoanalysis, alcoholism, self deception, responsibility, death. In each case, he thought he'd 'solved the problem'. Now, he's grappling with a question that can't be answered: what is the meaning of life in the shadow of impending death?
View More
 

Ben Is Back

Nineteen-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. "Ben is Back" also stars Courtney B. Vance ("The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story") and Kathryn Newton ("Lady Bird").
View More
 

Better Man

A father, son relationship is tested after a rodeo injury leaves the young cowboy in a hopeless situation.
View More