"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)

"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)

"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)

"A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" 18-year-old Jamal Malik, an Indian Muslim from the Dharavi slum, is a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and is one question away from the grand prize. However, before the ₹20 (rupee) million question, he is detained and tortured by the police, who suspect him of cheating because of the impossibility of a simple "slumdog" with very little education knowing all the answers. Jamal recounts, through flashbacks, the incidents in his life which provided him with each answer.

Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)

"Spotlight" (2015)

"Spotlight" (2015)

"Spotlight" (2015)

Participant Media / First Look

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical crime drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer. The film follows The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests. It is based on a series of stories by the "Spotlight" team that earned The Globe the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)

"Moonlight" (2016)

Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert | "Moonlight" (2016) *

"Moonlight" (2016)

A24 / PASTEL / Plan B Entertainment

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins's staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)

"12 Years a Slave" (2013)

Chiwetel Ejiofor | "12 Years a Slave" (2013)

"12 Years a Slave" (2013)

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Regency Enterprises, River Road Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment

"12 YEARS A SLAVE" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)