A story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. The lead, Keisha Castle-Hughes, was nominated as 'Best Actress' at the Oscars and was last seen at this film club in Red Dog.
Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long healing process, nobody in the school is aware of Bachir's painful former life; nor that he is at risk of being deported at any moment.
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Based on the book of the true story, this movie is tipped for the awards season. See more detail, the writer and real Philomena here.