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2015 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary Feature: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. City after city and village after village fell to the North while the few U.S. diplomats and military operatives still in the country contemplated withdrawal. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, American officers on the ground found themselves faced with a moral dilemma: whether to follow official policy and evacuate U.S. citizens and their dependents only, or to ignore orders and evacuate the men, women, and children they had come to value and love in their years in Vietnam.
The incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary march. David Oyelowo is Dr. King and leads an outstanding ensemble cast including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tim Roth, Common5, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, and Lorraine Toussaint.
Ewa Cybulska (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan and quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution.
Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, with Charles Dance, and Mark Strong; written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldum.
Sam (Alex Russell) stands on stage as thousands of fans go wild. Smart, charismatic and handsome, he moves them with his message, and when he calls for donations to his charity, the money pours in. The only thing is, Sam doesn't believe a word he's saying. Just months earlier, Sam was a typical college senior focused on keg stands, hookups and getting through graduation. But when a surprise final tuition bill threatens his dream of law school and leaves him thousands of dollars in the hole, he's forced to think outside the box.
Awareness for important animal issues around the globe. Katie Cleary and Kirstin Rizzo uncover the work that many individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. Their powerful, fearless film illustrates what is really going on in the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, the food we consume, as well as the fur and pet industries and all the other operations that trade on the suffering of innocent animals.
Film and theater luminaries, including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks and Phylicia Rashad, share their stories of the career- and life-changing experience of bringing August Wilson's rich theatrical voice to the stage. Wilson's sister Freda Ellis, his widow and costume designer Constanza Romero, as well as friends, colleagues and scholars trace Wilson's influences, creative evolution, triumphs, struggles and quest for cultural determinism before his untimely death from liver cancer.
Inspired by writer/director Damien Chazelle, follow the journey of a young jazz musician with a passion for drumming and dreams of greatness. Andrew Neiman, played by rising star Miles Teller, is a determined 19-year-old student. His rigid music teacher, Terence Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons, sees Andrew's raw talent, but will accept nothing less than perfection.
Based on the thrilling true-life story of Maziar Bahari, the film features first-rate performances from an international cast, as well as an impassioned script that infuses wit and humor into a terrifying and all-too-real situation. Gael García Bernal stars along with Shohreh Aghdashloo and the film has earned the prestigious Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review.
Richard Ledes' gripping new horror film about one family struggling to make a go of it in a new home. Bill Landopolous (Michael Imperioli), his son Steven (Spencer List) and his father-in-law Ray (Bill Raymond) move into the Queens, New York, home of their recently deceased relative Cal, who took his own life. The three hope to put their cares behind them and start afresh. But things get off to a shaky start...
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The film, featuring Jackie Cooper and musicians like Benny Goodman and Harry James in their prime, has been digitally remastered. The romance between a young trumpeter and a New Orleans-born piano player serves as the narrative plot line. But the core of the film is its celebratory history of 'syncopated' music - jazz - tracing it from the turn-of-the-century sounds of ragtime, through Dixieland, the blues, Chicago jazz and the swing era.
Directed by legendary filmmaker Mark Rydell, starring Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda, and based on a popular play by celebrated writer Ernest Thompson, the film is a classic tale of family told with heart and warmth that received ten Academy Award nominations. This collector's edition disc includes commentary and featurettes.
The remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry - a mentor to Miles Davis - is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. In the 1960's, he broke the color barrier as the first African-American staff musician at NBC.
In each episode, host Pete Evans, one of Australia's top celebrity chefs, author and restaurateur, travels to a new location in the U.S. to challenge local chefs to join him in spur-of-the moment 'culinary jams' to create in one day a feast in an exciting location. Culinary guest stars include renowned chefs Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Anita Lo, Larry and Marc Forgione, Jonathan Waxman, Andy Ricker, Jeffrey Saad, and more.
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