History

 

2018


 
 Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson

Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson

Churchill

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

 Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles

Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles

Dunkirk

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

 Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily James

Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily James

Darkest hour

The fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

 Marc Wiese

Marc Wiese

slaves

Modern slavery has many faces, more than 45 million of them. Work slaves, sex slaves, domestic slaves and child soldiers. This film traces their stories. And seeks out the perpetrators: Unscrupulous profiteers, for whom people are mere commodities.

 Joe Berlinger, Eric Esrailian, and Chip Rosenbloom

Joe Berlinger, Eric Esrailian, and Chip Rosenbloom

intent to destroy

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

the arrow of time

Mikhail Gorbachev led the Soviet Union into a new era by negotiating far-reaching nuclear arms reductions with the United States

 

 Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, and Ted Sarandos

Angelina Jolie, Rithy Panh, and Ted Sarandos

First they killed my father

Cambodian author and human rights activist Luong Ung recounts the horrors she suffered as a child under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge.

 Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Brooklyn Prince and Willem Dafoe

Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Brooklyn Prince and Willem Dafoe

The Vietname war

Epic story of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.

 

2017


 
 Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Carl Fechner and Nicolai Niemann

Denial

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

 Brett Morgan, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber and James A. Smith, Jane Goodall

Brett Morgan, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber and James A. Smith, Jane Goodall

Silence

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.

 

2016


 
 Matthew Heineman

Matthew Heineman

Son of saul

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

 Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Soeren Steen Desperson

the diplomat

THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.

 Evgeny Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler and Den Tolmor

Evgeny Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler and Den Tolmor

A tale of love and darkness

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel.

 

Woman in gold

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

 

2015


 

The imitation game

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

 

                                2014

for those who can tell no tales

An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.

Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

philomena

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

                              2013


Argo

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

the gatekeepers

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

 

                                 2012

in darkness

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

the lady

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.