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exploration of Diversity through Cinema.
A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.
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Synopsis: A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
Synopsis: A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.
Synopsis: Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under-performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
Synopsis: In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista. In 1967, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara leads a small partisan army to fight an ill-fated revolutionary guerrilla war in Bolivia, South America.
Synopsis:In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Synopsis:An idealistic young lawyer and his cynical partner take on a powerful law firm representing a corrupt insurance company.
Synopsis:The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Synopsis: A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Synopsis: Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Synopsis: The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed
him his life's calling.
Synopsis: Cory Weissman is a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke. He perseveres
to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
Synopsis: A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s
New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on
Synopsis: An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings
down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Synopsis: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and
gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Synopsis: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.