The tension and terror that is present-day South Africa is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough's sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and a liberal white newspaper editor who risks his own life to bring Biko's message to the world. After learning of apartheid's true horrors through Biko's eyes, editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko's message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko's remarkable tale of courage to the world. The riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic.
In the 1960s the government entered a war it had no chance of winning. The enemy was Abbie Hoffman. A unique insight into the life of activist/radical Abbie Hoffman as he battles for social justice and journeys through the maze of music and politics that defined the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based on Abbie and Anita Hoffman's best-seller.
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) makes his screenwriting and directorial debut in this riveting tale of hope and survival, based on a true story. A Tehran-born journalist based in London, Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) returns to Iran where he covers the 2009 presidential election and its ensuing riots. Falsely accused of espionage, Bahari is arrested and turned over to “Rosewater” (Kim Bodnia), a brutal interrogator who subjects the innocent reporter to months of beatings and torture to force him to confess he's a spy. Based on Bahari's bestselling memoir Then They Came for Me, Rosewater is a visceral political drama the critics are calling “gripping” (Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly)! (Original Title - Rosewater) - 2014 Open Road Films. All Rights Reserved.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in Kill the Messenger, a compelling political drama based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. A hard-charging investigative reporter (Renner), stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when he uncovers a link between US government intelligence agencies and Central American drug smugglers. Determined to prove the CIA used cocaine profits to fund the Contra rebels, Webb endangers his career and family when he ignores the warnings of agency operatives in his relentless pursuit of the truth. Hailed as "Renner's most energetic performance since the Hurt Locker" (Newsday) and co-starring Ray Liotta, Oliver Platt and Andy Garcia, its an explosive tale that will keep you riveted in suspense. (Original Title - Kill the Messenger) - 2014 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.