Films tagged 'Drama':
A Texas troubadour yearns to be remembered like the Southern bluesmen before him, but his failings and self-doubt forestall his musical dreams and blind him to the open road.
Before You Know It
A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera.
The Party's Just Beginning
A surreal coming of age story told from the perspective of a young Scottish woman (Karen Gillan) trying to cope with the suicide of her best friend and struggling to confront what's truly haunting her.
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.
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.
Dalida is an intimate portrait based on the real story of a strong, fiercely independent, and liberated woman whose 30-year successful career (more than 170 million albums sold) was punctuated by tragic events with no-less than three of her lovers committing suicide. The film takes us on a journey from her difficult childhood as an Italian in Egypt during World War 2 all the way to the summits of stardom and through her final moments.
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.
When a naïve pre-med student gets her first job in a nursing home, an unexpected friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician, reignites her love of music and changes her life forever.
The Wolf Hour
Set in the Bronx during the Summer of Sam, June (Naomi Watts) becomes unraveled when an unseen tormentor begins harassing her in this taut Hitchcockian Thriller.
From the Sundance-winning short film, Thunder Road follows officer Arnaud on a journey to raise his young daughter as a love letter to his late mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing authority figure in the American South, the film will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time.
We the Animals
Three boys tear through their rural New York hometown, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to keep her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.
Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. When he meets the handsome Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and instigates a fight. A relationship soon develops with the two embarking on a crime spree fueled by jealousy and unspoken desires.
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.
Alone in the woods, nature photographer Harper witnesses a violent crime. After being captured by the culprits she uses her survivalist skills to take them out one by one.
The tragic Capitol Hill Massacre in Seattle is the basis for this harrowing fictional drama about a man planning to commit a mass shooting who is befriended by an eccentric group of ravers and finds himself conflicted about his intentions.
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.
A modern romance, following the six-year relationship of Jenna (Tatiana Maslany) and Leon (Jay Duplass), intimately told through defining moments along their journey together, exploring how friendship and resentment grow when confronted with the pressures of adult life.
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.
A young black man searches for his identity in the aftermath of a fatal shooting in South Side, Chicago. Based on a true story, this timely and important film tackles the issue of racial injustice and what it takes to overcome grief under difficult circumstances. Anchored by powerful performances from an amazing cast, led by up and comer Jerod Haynes, this raw and powerful portrait of life within the black community is both moving and eye opening in its reflection of humanity.
Don't Come Back From the Moon
DON’T COME BACK FROM THE MOON is a story of abandonment, when all the men in a remote California desert town walk away from their families, one by one. They leave their angry, frustrated sons and daughters behind — kids who act out, engage in acts of petty burglary and vandalism, and look for love and family connection in the aftermath of their abandonment, all the while trying to understand why their fathers have “gone to the moon,” leaving them to traverse the difficult path to adulthood alone.