Capturing the FriedmansMay 30, 2003
An Oscar nominated documentary about a middle-class American family who is torn apart when the father Arnold and son Jesse are accused of sexually abusing numerous children. Director Jarecki interviews people from different sides of this tragic story and raises the question of whether they were rightfully tried when they claim they were innocent and there was never any evidence against them.
Tokyo SonataSeptember 27, 2008
Ryûhei Sasaki (Teruyuki Kagawa) is keeping a secret from his wife, Megumi (Kyôko Koizumi), and his two teenage sons. Even though he leaves the house every day, he's not really going to work. He's going to an employment office. He recently lost his job due to outsourcing, but is determined to find another position, all while supporting an old friend who is also out of work. But when Megumi accidentally finds out Ryûhei's secret and doesn't tell him, her trust in him, and their marriage, suffers.
Yi YiSeptember 20, 2000
Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
O.C. and StiggsJanuary 1, 1985
O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.
Ordinary PeopleSeptember 19, 1980
Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.
My Neighbors the YamadasAugust 16, 2005
The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low PriceNovember 4, 2005
This documentary takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight Goliath. From a family business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the intensely personal stories of an assault on families and American values.
About EllyApril 27, 2009
The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Sammy and Rosie Get LaidOctober 30, 1987
Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi try to find meaning through their lives and loves.
El cumpleaños del perroSeptember 10, 1975
Two couples. One of the husbands kills his wife. He is temporarily helped by the other couple. The husband wants to help him, but his wife wants to turn him in to the police.
The Idle RichJune 15, 1929
Millionaire William van Luyn falls in love with his secretary Joan Thayer and marries her. Her family, part of "the great middle class" (as blowhard nephew Henry keeps reminding us), is happy for Joan, but reluctant to take charity from Will. He moves in with them, and they keep resisting, until one day he takes drastic action.
Remember Me?January 2, 1997
A domestic farce exposes the eccentricities of a "typical" middle class, suburban family who find their lives thrown into a crisis with the unexpected arrival of one of the wife's old flames.
Finding Your FeetMarch 30, 2018
A lady has her prim and proper life turned upside down after discovering her husband's affair.
Nuts in MayJanuary 13, 1976
A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.
The Price We PaySeptember 5, 2014
A documentary on the history and present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harboring profits in offshore havens.
A portrait of three single mothers living in Hanoi who are bringing the very first changes to the core values in the development process of the Vietnamese culture.
RomaNovember 21, 2018
In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.
Fucking BunniesJanuary 20, 2017
Raimo’s comfortable, middle-class bubble is burst when a Satan-worshipping sex cult moves in next door.
American WinterMarch 18, 2013
Documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in one American city, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream
And Quiet Rolls the DawnJune 5, 1979
The bread-winning daughter in a middle-class family fails to return from work one evening. The saga begins with worries at home, followed by midnight searches and finally a deepening crisis arising out of economic and moral constraints prevalent in the society. Yet the film speaks of hope and of strength hidden behind despair.