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Burial Rites

A young woman is accused of murder in Iceland in 1829 and faces becoming the last woman to be publicly executed in the country. The film will tell the story of a tragic romance set against the odds during an endless Icelandic summer.

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.

The Secret Life of Dr. ...

A woman spends her entire life as a man so she can study and practice medicine. She becomes a prominent surgeon who spends her groundbreaking career championing the rights of the lower classes and pushing for medical reforms and better sanitary conditions. Her true gender is not discovered until her death in 1865.

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale was executed at the age of 21 in 1776 by the British after being discovered as a spy during the Revolutionary War.

Lost In Shangri La

A World War II mission takes place to rescue Corporal Margaret Hastings, one of three U.S. military survivors of a plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific The ancient indigenous tribe members help those stranded on the ground in this Shangri-La.

The Ministry Of Ungentl...

Set in 1939, the British are being pounded by Germany in mainland Europe, and Winston Churchill wants to hit back hard. His answer: stop fighting under accepted gentlemanly rules of engagement, and create a group of warriors who become the first "deniable" secret operatives to strike behind enemy lines. They are basically Britian’s first black op unit. Members are recruited, knowing they are likely to be killed. They become a very tight knit group and their work spans WWII. They win important victories against the Nazis, breaking all the accepted rules of warfare in the process and use deception and even the bow and arrow to dispatch the enemy.

Close Enough

Tom Hiddleston will play renowned war photographer Robert Capa, Hayley Atwell the acclaimed photojournalist Gerda Taro. Born Andrei Friedman and Gerta Pohorylle, Capa and Taro reinvented themselves after fleeing the Nazis in 1934 to Paris, where they built a life together. It was there, after the war, that the two would create the Magnum photo agency in 1947.

Beautiful Jim Key

The story centers on the showman Dr. William Key and his performing horse, Beautiful Jim Key. His promoters claimed the horse could read, write and do math. Key, a former slave, was relegated to carnivals so he recruited a one-time promoter for P.T. Barnum to be his front man — leading to the horse becoming a national sensation at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition.

Agincourt

A young man with a death sentence on his head is saved when his skills with the bow catch the attention of King Henry V, who is preparing to lead his outnumbered English troops against the French in the Battle Of Agincourt. The archer develops into a warrior and falls in love with a young woman whose virtue he saves from a lecherous priest.

Home Front

In addition to being a wife and mother, a woman is a Blackhawk pilot in the National Guard who is called to serve a tour of duty in Iraq.

The Kidnapping of Edgar...

In 1858, an Italian Jew beomes the center of an international controversy when he is removed from his parents at the age of seven by authorities of the Papal States and is raised as a Catholic. He goes on to become a priest in the Augustinian order.

Queen of the Air

The story of Lillian Leitzel, a trapeze artist who in the early 20th century was one of the biggest stars in the world as she performed for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

The Hunger

Described as a historical-based story about the Donner Party, one of the more spectacular and bizarre tragedies in American history.

Vivaldi

The film centers on a forbidden romance that develops between composer, priest and violin virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi and his protege, singer Anna Tessieri Giro, leading him to write his enduring masterpiece "The Four Seasons."

Bunker Hill

The unease between Bostonians and British troops turns violent after the Boston Tea Party, when violent sieges erupt in Lexington and Concord and a British blockade leads to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill, a bloody clash that unites the colonies and starts the war for independence. A group of participants, including a 33-year-old physician named Joseph Warren, who becomes a leader of the Patriot cause; Paul Revere, George Washington, British General Thomas Gage, and others.

Catherine the Great

Sophia Augusta is trapped in an abusive marriage with the heir to the Russian throne. But, when her inept husband proves incapable of ruling, she utilizes her intelligence, fortitude, and passion to rise to power, becoming Catherine the Great.

Ethel

The drama is about Ethel Rosenberg, who, along with her husband Julius, was executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage.

Grant

Story of one of the most complicated military leaders-turned politicians in American history, Ulysses S. Grant.

Harry’s All Night Hambu...

A down-on-his-luck high school senior discovers that the roadside diner where he works nights is actually the hangout of a parallel universe of travelers.

Rip Van Winkle

Set in colonial America, a villager falls asleep only to wake up decades later, missing the American Revolution.