Category Archives: Biography
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
Writers: Robert Marciniak, Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Nicholas J. Schofield
Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Bert's path to acceptance begins and peaks at the 1956 FA Cup Final when he secures victory for Man City by playing on despite breaking his neck. Yet fate twists the knife for both Margaret and Bert. Alienated and alone, Margaret's and Bert's loyalty to each other will be put to the test once more. Heartbroken, Bert wants to give up. Equally heartbroken, Margaret insists that they move forward and that he keeps on playing.
Director: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon
Writers: Cary Solomon, Chuck Konzelman
Stars: Ashley Bratcher, Brooks Ryan, Robia Scott
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she believed in a woman's right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
Director: Guy Nattiv
Writer: Guy Nattiv
Stars: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall
A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
Director: Dome Karukoski
Writers: David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney
The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.
Director: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Grant Nieporte, Joyce Smith
Stars: Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Mike Colter
When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.
Director: Robin Bissell
Writers: Robin Bissell, Osha Gray Davidson
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay
Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.
Director: Trevor Nunn
Writers: Lindsay Shapero, Jennie Rooney
Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore
The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.