The SCILIB Theater and the Employee Diversity Team are happy to provide a wide range of movies to ecnourage the
exploration of Diversity through Cinema.
A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he didn't commit imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom.
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Synopsis: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter
brings home a fiancé who is black.
Synopsis: Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides
to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.
Synopsis: Nelson George's documentary, The Announcement, recounts the legendary press conference
where basketball legend Magic Johnson announced he was HIV positive. The filmmakers follow-through to see how
Johnson has lived his triumphant, inspiring life in the two decades since that night.
Synopsis: British and French troops do battle in colonial America, with aid from various native
American war parties. The
British troops enlist the help of local colonial militia men, who are reluctant to leave their homes undefended.
A budding romance between a British officer's daughter and an independent man who was reared as a Mohican complicates
things for the British officer, as the adopted Mohican pursues his own agenda despite the wrath of different people
on both sides of the conflict.
Synopsis: In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a
near-complete person. The
creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, Edward is left with metal scissors for hands. Since
then, Edward has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers Edward and welcomes him into her home. At
first, everyone welcomes Edward into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse.
Synopsis: A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician
- and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
Synopsis: In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young
man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Synopsis: In the middle of her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders
into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for
Synopsis: By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his
lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently
becomes a stowaway.
Synopsis: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for
an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears….
Synopsis: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their
child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's
Synopsis: The lucky winner of the national lottery is Ned Devine, so taken by his good fortune
that he now can't be waked, because he died from the shock of it! News of the win spread quickly in the scenic
little Irish village of Tully More, but not the secret news of Ned's demise. With lottery officials closing in
to confirm the prize claimed by the deceased Devine, Ned's closest friends scheme to keep the prize money close
to home, in memory of Ned of course! But as the plot twists humorously, they learn it is hard is to keep such
a secret in a small town. Written by OBGriffiths
Synopsis: In 1981, in San Francisco, the smart salesman and family man Chris Gardner invested
the family savings in Ostelo National bone-density scanners, an apparatus twice more expensive than x-ray with
practically the same resolution. The white elephant financially breaks the family, bringing troubles to the relationship
with his wife that leaves him and moves to New York. Without money and wife, but totally committed with his son
Christopher, Chris sees the chance to fight for a stockbroker internship position at Dean Witter, vying for one
career in the end of six months training period without any salary with other twenty candidates. Meanwhile, homeless,
he has all sorts of difficulties with his son.
Synopsis: Master Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou turns his lens on the travails of modern China's
peasants. When teacher Gao (Gao Enman) leaves town for a month, 13-year old Wei (Wei Minzhi) is pressed into serving
as his substitute at the school from which she just graduated. If she keeps her class intact, she will receive
a bonus. But when a student leaves for the city, she follows and strives relentlessly to bring him back.