This film is part of Rentals
David Oyelowo’s stunning performance as Martin Luther King Jr. adorns this gripping account of the campaign that changed the course of American civil rights.
Biopic 2014 128 mins
Director: Ava DuVernay
David Oyelowo’s stunning performance as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. adorns this gripping account of the civil rights marches that would chart a new course for social justice in America.
Set in 1964 at the heights of the civil rights campaign, Dr. King and his team have arranged a series of marches through Southern towns to protest against voting rights injustices. As they prepare to march from Selma to Montgomery the omens suggest a violent clash awaits; while President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) observes anxiously from afar and J. Edgar Hoover (Tim Roth) covertly interferes with King’s private life. Nominated for two Academy Awards (including Best Picture), Ava DuVernay’s powerful, essential drama details a momentous sequence of events with unflinching precision, highlighting the inspirational human stories at the centre of a key period in American history.
Biopic 2020 118 mins Director: Francis Lee
Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with a film that is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful, aided by the devastatingly good Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.
Drama 2021 125 mins Director: Shaka King
Daniel Kaluuya is electrifying as Fred Hampton, leader of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther party, in Shaka King's visceral crime thriller and immersive slice of American history.
Documentary 2021 96 mins Director: Celeste Bell
The death of punk icon and X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey through her mother’s archives in this intimate documentary.
Documentary 2018 88 mins Director: Matt Wolf
The taped crusader: VHS nerds, media scholars and archive enthusiasts will appreciate this documentary about the African-American activist who recorded 30 years of TV news.
Documentary 2019 93 mins Director: Alla Kovgan
This eye-popping portrait of great American choreographer Merce Cunningham celebrates the centenary of his birth.
Documentary 2019 101 mins Director: Lauren Greenfield
The matriarch of the Marcos dynasty hopes to see her maternal delusions validated and political power restored, while Philippine activists fight for transparency and democracy, in this captivating study by Lauren Greenfield.
Documentary 2016 94 mins Director: Raoul Peck
Raoul Peck’s penetrating and acclaimed documentary reconstructs an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin, chronicler of America’s Civil Rights Movement.
Documentary 1963 11 mins
Remarkable interview with Malcolm X, spokesman for the Nation of Islam, about police brutality against black Muslims in LA
Biopic 1992 202 mins Director: Spike Lee
Denzel Washington takes the lead in one of the great screen biopics, directed by Spike Lee.
Documentary 2020 106 mins Director: Sam Pollard
Sam Pollard's resonant exploration of the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featuring David Oyelowo
Science Fiction 2014 169 mins Director: Christopher Nolan
A group of explorers attempt to navigate a wormhole in space, with the hope of saving humanity, in this sci-fi epic from Christopher Nolan.
Drama 2016 111 mins Director: Amma Asante
Amma Assante (Belle) directs this impassioned drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.
Comedy 2000 93 mins Director: Moody Shoaibi
David Oyelowo makes his first feature film role as one of posse of DJs who enrage a local drug baron after stealing his dog.
Featuring Tom Wilkinson
Period drama 2003 96 mins Director: Peter Webber
Colin Firth and Scarlet Johansson star in the fictionalised romance about the Dutch master Vermeer and his attraction to the subject of his famous painting.
Documentary 2019 105 mins Director: Pat Collins
Director Pat Collins’ sublime portrait of the renowned American folklorist and ethnologist, Henry Glassie, who has spent a half century documenting the artistic processes of traditional craftspeople.
Drama 2020 96 mins Director: Francisco Márquez
There are echoes of Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman in this gripping tale of class divisions and ethical responsibility in contemporary Argentina.
Drama 2019 80 mins Director: Samuel Van Grinsven
Sexual obsessions spiral dangerously out of control in this altogether different coming-of-age tale.
Drama 2020 104 mins Director: Suzanne Guacci
Past mistakes haunt the present and threaten a new love affair between an older woman and her patient in this compelling melodrama.
Drama 2020 116 mins Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Lee Isaac Chung's sweeping story of a Korean-American family in search of the American Dream, winner of two Sundance prizes and now nominated for six Academy Awards.
Drama 2019 96 mins Director: Antoneta Kastrati
Haunted by her long-suppressed past, a Kosovar woman struggles to reconcile the expectations of motherhood with a legacy of wartime brutality.