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The Last Duel

In 1386, a young King Charles IV sanctions a duel between knights Jean de Carrouges and Jacques LeGris, which will leave only one of them standing and could result in the additional death of one of their wives.

Kitbag

Napoleon Bonaparte swiftly, ruthlessly climbs to emperor. He has an addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.

The Battle of Britain

In 1940, the Royal Air Force battle the German Luftwaffe for control of British airspace over the city of London, which ultimately prevents a Nazi invasion of Britain.

Salt to the Sea

At the end of WWII, three refugees from East Prussia believe their way to safety is on the ship the Wilhelm Gustloff. Just when freedom seems in their grasp, tragedy strikes: the sinking of that ship ias one of the worst maritime disasters that ever occurred.

Keeper Of The Diary

Set right after WWII, Otto Frank struggles to find a publisher for the diary written by his daughter Anne Frank before she perished in the Holocaust. He is aided by an ambitious young woman who, fresh out of the Doubleday typing pool, becomes a junior editor trying to find her way by combing through the slush pile for publishable manuscripts. She and Otto Frank find each other and their perseverance leads to the publication of one of the most enduring documents of the Holocaust. The woman, Barbara Zimmerman, becomes a publishing legend at Doubleday and is the founder of the New York Review of Books.

Dirty Tricks

True story of Martha Mitchell, the whistle-blowing wife of Nixon chief of staff John Mitchell, and the price she paid for speaking out.

Roosevelt

The film will chronicle the formative years of Roosevelt as he reinvented himself from a slight and privileged New York politician with a Harvard degree to the burly commander of the Rough Riders, a track that would lead him to the New York governorship, the vice presidency and the White House, when William McKinley was assassinated.

A Woman of No Importance

Gerald Arbuthnot, who introduces his prospective employer, Lord Illingworth, to his mother. But she realizes that Illingworth is the man who jilted her long ago and is Gerald's father.

Remarkable Creatures

Set against the dramatic landscape of the English coastal town of Lyme-Regis and centers on two female 19th century fossil hunters who make significant discoveries that changed the scientific world forever. The story reveals invisible women in science who were influential but marginalized and whose accomplishments were appropriated by men.

Cleopatra

The Egyptian queen Cleopatra, a firm ruler and military tactician, embarks on a ruthless rise to power. She twice marries brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances with the much-older Roman honchos Julius Caesar and Marc Antony help her solidify power, but her dalliance with Antony undoes both of them.

King Leopold's Ghost

Set at a moment when European countries are racing to find ways to carve up the natural resources of Africa, Belgium's King Leopold II becomes the world's richest man with billions stashed in secret bank accounts by gaining private ownership of the Congo Free State, and inserts a mercenary army to cruelly plunder rubber and ivory. He forces the locals to harvest it. Those who refused are dismembered or worse, and as many as 8 million are killed in this ruthless pursuit. The Congolese defy Leopold II and fight back. Their heroic plight sparks a daring and unlikely alliance between a black American missionary, an English investigative journalist and an Irish spy that shine a light on the horrors and give birth to the first human rights movement.

The Downslope

A strategic series of Civil War battles take place in the Shenandoah Valley between Union General George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, known as the Gray Ghost for his stealth and elusiveness. Mosby's cavalrymen, known as Mosby's Rangers, continually outsmart the much larger enemy forces in a sequence of raids, which enrages Custer and eventually creates a fierce cycle of revenge between the two men.

Flying Tigers

A volunteer fighter squadron is formed by General Claire Chennault to help the Chinese fight against the Empire of Japan before the United States enters WWII. The aging Chinese planes are no match for the superior Japanese forces, until the volunteers arrive in American-made P-40 War Hawks. The two squadrons fly side by side, in fighter planes emblazoned with the gaping tiger's teeth logo. After Pearl Harbor, the Flying Tigers become an effective squadron in the U.S. Air Force.

Zealot: The Life and Ti...

Set in first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker Jesus of Nazareth walks across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he calls the "Kingdom of God." The revolutionary movement he launches is so threatening to the established order that he is captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.

Attila

Focuses on the formative years of Attila the Hun who later in life becomes the leader of the Hunnic Empire, which brazenly attacks Rome and lays waste to much of Europe. He dies under mysterious circumstances on his wedding night in 453 AD.

Love Canal

The film focuses on extraordinary group of working class housewives from Love Canal, New York who took on the government and the chemical industry in the 70s.

Paul Revere

Over a 24-hour period in 1775 during the American Revolution, Boston silversmith Paul Revere makes "midnight ride" from Charlestown to Lexington, Massachusetts in order to warn the Colonial militia of the impending British invasion.