36 movies

The Dreamers

September 1, 2003

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Across the Universe

September 14, 2007

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad.

'71

February 27, 2015

A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.

Dark Blue

February 21, 2003

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

King of Devil's Island

December 20, 2010

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

Kings

April 27, 2018

A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Miracle Mile

May 19, 1989

After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!

Scum

August 20, 1980

This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. The film was originally made as a BBC play but it was banned before ever being shown.

Quatermass and the Pit

February 16, 1968

An ancient Martian spaceship is unearthed in London, and proves to have powerful psychic effects on the people around.

We Are Young. We Are Strong.

October 21, 2014

On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as "The Night of the Fire." The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. This film recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters.

Brighton Rock

August 26, 2011

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

The Trigger Effect

August 30, 1996

How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is "by nature" a predatory creature. Matthew's long-time friend, Joe, happens by on the second day and a rivalry between the two friends simmers as Annie cares for her sick baby. . Is this what is meant by "man's inhumanity to man?"

London Town

June 1, 2016

A 14-year old boy’s life changes forever when his estranged mother introduces him to the music of The Clash in 1979 London.

Born Innocent

September 10, 1974

A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one care worker sees her potential to rise above her tragic circumstances.

The Adventurer

October 22, 1917

The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

In the Intense Now

November 9, 2017

A personal essay which analyses and compares images of the political upheavals of the 1960s. From the military coup in Brazil to China's Cultural Revolution, from the student uprisings in Paris to the end of the Prague Spring.

Stir

May 11, 1980

Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.

Homeland

September 14, 2010

In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.

The Third Wave

October 15, 2003

Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.

Hey Ram

February 18, 2000

Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.