Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Festivals & Awards Best Original Song (for John Legend and Common) at the 2015 Academy Awards and Golden Globes
Biography, Drama, True Story, Historical | 2hr 08mins | M | Violence & offensive language | Country of Origin: UK, USA
Behind-the-scenes documentary following designer Raf Simons as he pulls together his first Dior Haute Couture collection as Artistic Director for the iconic fashion house. Arriving in the wake of disgraced predecessor John Galliano, Simons has only weeks to prepare what would normally require months of work. With the pressure on from day one, it’s up to Simons and the gifted artisans who work with him to not only pull it off, but deliver to the expected Dior standard.
Directed byFrédéric Tcheng (co-director \'Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel\')
Documentary | 1hr 30mins | Country of Origin: France | Language: English and French with English subtitles
GET WELL SOON
Gérard Lanvin (Jo’s Boy) leads this French hospital comedy as a man in recovery after being hit by a car. It’s a four week stay he’d much rather avoid, but when friends, family and other members of the hospital pay him constant visits, he begins to relish the company he’s given. Co-stars Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Le Harve) and directed by Jean Becker (My Afternoons with Margueritte).
Comedy, World Cinema | 1hr 21mins | M | Offensive language | Country of Origin: France | Language: French with English subtitles
From the director of the breakout hit The Intouchables (2011), a migrant to France (Omar Sy) fights to stay in his adopted country with the help of a rookie immigration worker (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
"Samba Cissé (Sy) is a migrant to France from Mali. Washing dishes in the back kitchen of a fancy hotel is hardly his European dream, but it gets worse when a bureaucratic slip-up lands him in detention. There he meets Alice (Gainsbourg), an immigration worker new to the job and unused to the hard realities of life on France\'s bottom rung. When Samba is released but slapped with an order to leave France, Alice begins to let her professional role bleed into her personal life." (Toronto International Film Festival)
For 22 years, life for the calm and insular John May (Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those who have passed away alone. But in this age of \'efficiency\', John\'s meticulousness is no longer desired. He’s made redundant, and left with one final assignment: a search for the relatives of Billy Stoke.
John pieces together Billy’s life; a mix of mischief, misadventure and love, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey). John and Kelly are drawn to each other, and as their friendship blossoms, his outlook opens imperceptibly to life\'s possibilities.
Festivals & Awards Winner, Best Film & Director (Uberto Pasolini), Venice Film Festival 2013.
Comedy, Drama | 1hr 34mins | M | Content may disturb | Country of Origin: UK |
THE SALT OF THE EARTH
Wim Wenders documents the work and life of Brazilian artist, environmentalist and photojournalist Sebastião Salgado, bringing his acclaimed photography to the big screen. For 40 years, Salgado has travelled the globe, capturing challenging images of humanity from thousands of workers toiling in Brazil’s open cast mines to the hostile environment of Siberia.