Genre: Major Motion Picture
Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson) is a heartbroken black father who avenges his daughter’s brutal rape by shooting the bigoted men responsible for the crime as they are on their way to trial. He turns to Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an untested lawyer, to defend him. Brigance struggles to believe that he can get Hailey acquitted in this small, segregated Southern town, given Hailey’s race and the deliberate nature of his crimes, but Carl has unshakable faith in him.
“The Washington Post” reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
William Wilberforce’s political fight to end the British slave trade.
A look at a historical slave rebellion and its defense in the American legal system.
Two Rwandan women come face-to-face with the men who slaughtered their families during the 1994 genocide.
A paraplegic marine is sent to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world and culture he’s grown to become a part of.
In 1999, members of the World Trade Organization arrive in Seattle for negotiations that are closed to the public. Concerned about globalization, activists Jay (Martin Henderson), Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Django (André Benjamin) prepare for peaceful protests. Trying to prevent potential violence, Mayor Tobin (Ray Liotta) attempts to coordinate the police to avoid chaos. When a small group of unruly activists begins wreaking havoc, the planned marches quickly turn to riots.
After the shocking murders of her husband and son, a woman travels to Burma with her sister to find peace. There she witnesses protests against the government and the military’s violent response. When Burma enters into military lockdown, Laura loses her passport and is unable to leave the country. A professor helps her, but this makes her a target of the government as she attempts to reach the border and cross into Thailand.
South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after trying to investigate the death of his friend, black activist Steve Biko, in police custody.
The film stars Marlee Matlin (in an Oscar-winning performance) and William Hurt as employees at a school for the deaf: a deaf custodian and a hearing speech teacher, whose conflicting ideologies on speech and deafness create tension and discord in their developing romantic relationship.
In the 53-minute documentary film Coexist, Rwanda’s unprecedented social experiment in government-mandated reconciliation is revealed for the first time through the eyes of a diverse range of survivors: victims, perpetrators, and those who bore witness to the 1994 genocide.
Crash features racial and social tensions in Los Angeles.
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim’s families.
The story of a heroic Lutheran youth leader, pastor, and theologian, in Nazi Germany.
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
The rise of musical singing group The Supremes and their battles to control their own destiny.
The story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives in order to press for a grassroots movement for nonviolence and peace.
Bolivian film extras launch a protest against the privatization of their water supply, which parallels the Spanish conquest and exploitation of the New World.
An 18-year-old boy joins 92 squadron of Her Majesty’s Air Force.