The River with No Bridge 1992

The River with No Bridge 1992

The River with No Bridge 1992

The River with No Bridge 1992
Hashi no nai kawa (original title)
2h 22min | Drama | October 1994 (USA)

Storyline:

Though ethnically and culturally identical to the average Japanese, the burakumin have been an underclass in Japanese society since the 17th century when the shogunate government codified social hierarchies. The burakumin were the class on the bottom rung. They were herded into separate villages, and forced to work in such lowly vocations as slaughtering animals and tanning hides. In 1922, Zenkoku Suiheisha (National Levelers Association) organized and started fighting for burakumin civil rights. Though these rigid categories may have blurred since the 1600s, and despite the Zenkoku’s modern successors – the Buraku Liberation League – the stigma of being a burakumin still remains today. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the struggle, director Yoichi Higashi spins this tale about two boys who endure a daily torrent of prejudice for their lowly lineage, but grow up to fight for their rights.

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School’s Out Forever 2021

School's Out Forever 2021

School’s Out Forever 2021

School’s Out Forever 2021
1h 45min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 15 February 2021 (UK)

Storyline:

No sooner has 15-year-old Lee Keegan been expelled from his private school than a pandemic spreads like wildfire around the globe. With his father dead and mother trapped abroad, Lee is given one instruction: go back to school. But safety and security at St. Mark’s School for Boys is in short supply. Its high walls can’t stop the local parish council from forming a militia and imposing marshal law, while inside the dorms the end of the world is having a dangerous effect on his best friend and his unrequited crush on the school nurse isn’t helping him concentrate on staying alive.

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Find Your Voice 2020

Find Your Voice 2020

Find Your Voice 2020

Find Your Voice 2020
Re Xue He Chang Tuan (original title)
1h 36min | Drama, Music | 13 November 2020 (China)

Storyline:

Yan Zilang is an internationally acclaimed conductor working in the United States. After his former teacher inherits a group of problem students, Zilang returns to Hong Kong to assist with training them. Although it won’t be an easy task, Zilang is prepared to do everything he can to help the kids find their voices.

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For the Time Being 2020

For the Time Being 2020

For the Time Being 2020

For the Time Being 2020
Tal día hizo un año (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 11min | Drama | 22 January 2020 (Germany)

Storyline:

Summer in Sierra Morena. The hill slopes are faded by the sun. Sand roads cross the land. Fences mark the borders of property. A dry water reservoir lays in the valley. Larissa (Melanie Straub) travels with her nine-year old twins Jon (Jon Bader) and Ole (Ole Bader) to the family finca to meet their father. Her mother-in-law Pilar (Pilar del Pino) prepares for the guests’s arrival while her younger daughter Amalia (Amalia Amián del Pino) looks after the land. When the father of the twins does not arrive as planned, the estranged family members encounter each other in this foreign, yet familiar place.

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Kill Me Gently 1979

Kill Me Gently 1979

Kill Me Gently 1979

Kill Me Gently 1979
Ubij me nezno (original title)
1h 39min | Crime | 6 December 1979 (Yugoslavia)

Storyline:

An old house by the sea is the scene of a number of puzzling crimes and deaths. The whole complex web is, in fact, the invention of Auntie who lives in the house and translates crime stories.

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Black Boy Joy 2018

Black Boy Joy 2018

Black Boy Joy 2018

Black Boy Joy 2018
Not Rated | 15min | Short, Drama | 15 February 2018 (USA)

Plot:

Black Boy Joy is a twelve-minute introspective slice of life story about two generations of Black men, living within the same household, juggling the demands of raising a young son with autism. They all struggle to adapt to their new normal after the death of a loved one.

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