STAND UP - ERASE THE HATE - NOT IN OUR TOWN - However one says it, it means the same thing: let's see ourselves in one another. This year's #StandUp films grapple with several different types of prejudice, including anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia and sexism. These screenings --whether dramas or documentaries-- can teach us many things: the importance of refuting stereotypes, standing up to prejudice and refusing to be a bystander. Movies can be transformative and teach us that when you speak up for others... you are speaking up for yourself as well.

Hearts & Smiles, Social Issues

AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE

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AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE

It’s 1958 and one’s background matters. Rachel, an office worker, and Philippe, a bourgeois and worldly translator, enter…
Documentaries, Social Issues

GIRL FROM MOGADISHU

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GIRL FROM MOGADISHU

This emotionally charged documentary is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed who emerged as an activist against…
Historical Dramas, Social Issues

THE TOBACCONIST

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THE TOBACCONIST

The life of a naive young man from a small Austrian town is changed forever after he moves…
Documentaries, Social Issues

UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA

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UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA

Taking place largely in the Bay Area, this documentary is a powerful examination of the global refugee crisis…
Historical Dramas, Social Issues

THE BEST OF ENEMIES

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THE BEST OF ENEMIES

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in…
Hearts & Smiles, Music-Infusions, Social Issues, Best of The Best!

INSIDE OUT

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INSIDE OUT

In this music-infused delight set in post-Apartheid South Africa, when Hazel’s car breaks down just outside a small…
Historical Dramas, Social Issues

CITY OF WAR: THE STORY OF JOHN RABE

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CITY OF WAR: THE STORY OF JOHN RABE

Based on a true story of John Rabe, a German businessman who lived in Nanking, China, this drama…
Mysteries & Thrillers, Social Issues

SKIN

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SKIN

Based on the true story of Bryon Widner, this is a brilliantly acted, suspenseful thriller that reveals how…