Titles tagged 'drama':
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency.
I Am Michael
The incredible true-life story of Michael Glatze (Franco), a high profile queer youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett (Quinto), where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, to his days of personal self-discovery.
"Posthumous" is a modern day fairy tale that centers on a struggling artist whose artwork skyrockets in value when he is mistakenly thought to have died. The artist decides to keep up the charade by pretending to be his own brother, but the entire plan is put in jeopardy when he befriends a charming, resourceful reporter and they begin to show each other the true value of life, art, and love.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country's advancement of equal rights. When 14-year-oldHirut is abducted in her rural village’s tradition of kidnapping women for marriage, she fights back, accidentally killing her captor and intended husband. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but Meaza, a tough and passionate lawyer from a women’s legal aide practice, steps in to fight forher.
Codebreaker tells the remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing's success breaking the German naval Enigma code helped win World War II. And as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, he laid the foundation for our modern world. This maverick British genius was one of the most important scientists ever, yet few people have heard his name, know his story, or understand his legacy. Instead of receiving accolades, Turing faced terrible persecution.
In a small town in America, a controversial journalist (Norman Reedus from AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD) is forced to face his haunted past when he confronts a teenager driven to the brutal murder of 39 classmates. In attempting to determine why and how a massacre like this can happen in our society, the film explores issues of desensitization in America, youth violence and bullying, the impact the media has on our individual quest for fame, and ultimately our need for connection.
Nora’s Will is a comedy like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s a truly unique tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexico’s most talented new filmmakers, writer/director Mariana Chenillo. When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Lujan) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest. He soon realizes he is part of Nora’s plan to bring her family back together for one last Passover feast, leading José to re-examine their relationship and rediscover their undying love for each other.
A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, Thelma struggles to control her supernatural abilities.
Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd. A family tragedy brings him closer to his singer girlfriend, Manar, and motivates him to do something more with his life. When Kareem and his group finally get a chance to perform in a Tel Aviv hip-hop club, the star potential of the 'first Arab rapper' is quickly noticed.
A comedy drama about the unlikely friendship of an old Jewish baker & a young Muslim. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End.
January 20, 2006: after dinner with his family, Ilan Halimi gets a call from a beautiful girl who had approached him at work and makes plans to meet her for coffee. Ilan didn’t suspect a thing. He was 23 and had his whole life ahead of him. The next time Ilan’s family heard from him was through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom in exchange for their son’s life.
Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.
Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon, The Princess Bride) stars as Ben Kline, a method actor desperate for a meaningful role to make him a movie star. When he sets out to play a hero who died in the Holocaust, he is forced to face the reality of those victimized by the war. In assuming the role of Hungarian-Jewish poet Miklos Radnoti, who left a notebook of harrowing writings from his ordeal, Ben finds the voice not of a hero, but rather one Jew who tried simply to survive against the rising tide, and now speaks to us from the grave.
The Zigzag Kid
Starring Isabella Rossellini (Blue Velvet, Enemy) THE ZIGZAG KID is a whimsical, witty, and action-packed adventure about an almost-thirteen-year-old boy named Nono and his world of confusions, fears and fantasies. Nono longs to be a good detective like his father, a famous police inspector, but his wild nature constantly gets him into trouble. Two days before his bar mitzvah, he is sent off to his uncle's to be disciplined yet again.
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend’s cousin. Tamara has just returned from America full of talk of women's rights, free love and rock and roll.
Birds of Passage
From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s disapproval.
The Women's Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a rift between the men and women in a devout community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted comedy. Awash with Jerusalem's distinctive glow, "The Women's Balcony" is a warm, poignant portrait of a modern community struggling to balance protocol with practical, progressive values - at once rebellious and respectful in spirit.
After Venya’s mother receives a call from school reporting her son’s refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is “against his religion.” As Venya is finally exempted by the school’s devout principal, he grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority.
Little Hope Was Arson
January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside-out. Families are torn apart and communities of faith struggle with forgiveness and justice in this incredible true story.
Sweet Old World
The relationship between Brian and his teenage son Ethan has grown cold and strained in the years since Ethan’s brother Michael was killed in an accident, and now they find themselves on the brink of disaster when Michael’s best friend Jimmie returns. Jimmie’s a wild kid who may or may not have been responsible for Michael’s death, and when he befriends Ethan it sends both father and son down a dangerous road.
On July 16th, 1942, French authorities carried out an extensive raid of Jews in greater Paris, resulting in the arrest of more than 13,000 people — including 4,000 children. After spending several miserable days in the Vélodrome d’Hiver stadium at the apex of summer with little food or water, families were deported to internment camps elsewhere in France and then, finally, to Auschwitz — never to be seen again.
Murder in Coweta County
In 1948, rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge. In the next county, though, there is a vast estate known as “The Kingdom.” It’s ruled by one man, John Wallace (Andy Griffith), whose power is absolute and beyond the law.