Insights from the Cinematic World: hero

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the acclaimed bestselling novel by Ben Fountain, is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour.

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The Program

From director Stephen Frears comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history; Lance Armstrong, the world-renowned Tour de France champion.

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PEOPLE PLACES THINGS represents everything I know, think and feel about being a parent, a writer and a person. It is the most personal story I have ever told. It is also probably the funniest. -- writer / director Jim Strouse

People Places Things

A heartfelt comedy that finds a newly single graphic novelist navigating life, raising his young twin daughters, inspiring a classroom full of students, and discovering new love while letting go of the woman who left him.

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Spy

Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, 50 Cent, Jude Law and Jason Statham tells the story of Susan Cooper, an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, who is the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions.

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Red Army

RED ARMY from director, screenplay, Producer Gabe Polsky, is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy.

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Seventh Son

Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero of Seventh Son embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

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Music is a big part of the magic of THE BOOK OF LIFE, and the production was lucky to land the formidable talents of two-time Oscar® winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, the father of Latin alternative music, making his animated feature film debut.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life, a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village.

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