Road to Life 1931
Putyovka v zhizn (original title)
Passed | 1h 45min | Drama | 1 June 1931 (Soviet Union)
Young hobos are brought to a new camp to become good Soviet citizens. This camp works without any guards, and it works well. But crooks kill one of the young people when they try to damage the newly build railroad to that camp.
My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys (2020)
My Truth (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 25min | Documentary | 10 March 2020 (USA)
Corey Feldman and director Brian Herzlinger take a hard look at Hollywood and present the case that Hollywood is an industry inundated with pedophiles. As an Ambassador for Child USA, Corey Feldman introduces the organization’s founder and CEO Marci Hamilton as they fight to change the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases. Corey Feldman speaks about his own childhood sexual abuse while a Hollywood teen idol, as well as the allegations made against those he and others, say abused the late actor Corey Haim. Though the movie looks at past abuse, the focus is on what can be done to protect children in Hollywood today and in the future.
Foster Boy 2019
1h 49min | Drama | 25 September 2020 (USA)
Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit Foster care agency puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with catastrophic results. Michael, a successful litigator with a long career in protecting corporate clients, has been blinded from recognizing the real damage they can cause. He wants nothing to do with Jamal’s case until a Judge forces him to accept it. Initially he sees Jamal, as a thuggish African American youth trying to get a piece of corporate profits. But when Jamal refuses to settle the case for any amount of money, Michael begins his representation in earnest. As their work together reveals the horrifying depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit Foster care agency, Michael is transformed from reluctant defender to fierce warrior in the battle for justice.
Narcissus and Goldmund 2020
Narziss und Goldmund (original title)
1h 50min | Drama | 12 March 2020 (Germany)
The young Goldmund is sent by his father to study in the monastery Mariabronn and meets there on the religious monastic student Narcissus. Narcissus has dedicated himself to the ascetic and austere life in the monastery with heart and soul and Goldmund first tries to imitate him. An intimate friendship soon develops between the two, but the boisterous and fun-loving Goldmund soon realizes that the life perspective the convent offers does not match his ideas of freedom and, emboldened by Narcissus, embarks on a journey full of adventure in which he finally meets his great love Lene. But years later, Narcissus and Goldmund meet again under dramatic circumstances.
A Family Torn Apart 1993
1h 38min | Crime, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 21 November 1993
When young Brian Harrigan’s adopted parents are found lying murdered in the basement, it’s Brian’s adopted brother Daniel that becomes the main suspect, based on the testimony of Brian and Daniel’s kid brother Chris. But was it really Daniel he saw? As police investigation makes headway, slowly but surely an abysmal family drama unfolds.
The Education of Little Tree 1997
PG | 1h 52min | Drama | 25 December 1997 (USA)
Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy, who, during the time of the depression, loses his parents and starts to live with his Indian grandma and grandpa and learn the wisdom of the Cherokee way of life.
Beasts of No Nation 2015
Not Rated | 2h 17min | Drama, War | 16 October 2015 (USA)
Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.