Mea maxima Culpa 2013
TV-14 | 1h 46min | Documentary | 16 November 2012 (USA)
Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney exposes the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches all the way to the highest office of the Vatican. By investigating the secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control – the film shows the face of evil that lurks behind the smiles and denials of authority figures and institutions who believe that because they stand for good they can do no wrong.
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.
While the Wolf’s Away 2017
Mientras el Lobo No Está (original title)
2h 3min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 24 February 2017 (Mexico)
While the Wolf’s Away is a coming of age/thriller about a group of young boys trying to escape a boarding school that’s hiding dangerous secrets. A story about love, friendship, and coming to grips with reality in a place that offers no escape, other than growing up.
The Painted Bird 2019
18 | 2h 49min | Drama, War | 24 October 2019 (USA)
In an unidentified area of war-torn Eastern Europe, a young boy is sent by his parents to live in safety with his aunt. But she dies unexpectedly, so he sets off on a journey to return home. He roams alone in a wild and hostile world in which only local rules, prejudices and superstitions apply. His struggle for virtually physical survival after the war turns into a battle of a different type. A battle that he doesn’t even realize, a fight with himself, a fight for his soul, for his future.
Farewell My Concubine 1993
Ba wang bie ji (original title)
R | 2h 51min | Drama, Music, Romance | 15 October 1993 (USA)
“Farewell, My Concubine” is a movie with two parallel, intertwined stories. It is the story of two performers in the Beijing Opera, stage brothers, and the woman who comes between them. At the same time, it attempts to do no less than squeeze the entire political history of China in the twentieth century into a three-hour time-frame.
Written and Directed by 16 year old Aaron Avont Johnson. Lost is set in contemporary South Florida. This story follows the life of a young boy named Job that is trying to raise himself after a tragic accident destroys his family unit. As a result of Job’s downfalls in life, he became homeless at the age of 12. Flash forward to his teen years, Job finds a mentor in an old Drunk, whom is also homeless but somehow fills an empty void of family in Jobs life. He fights his way to have a normal life but the odds are stacked against him.