Princess Kaiulani

Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Kaiulani (Q’Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people’s independence from aggressive American businessmen. After being sent to England as a child by her Scottish father, Kaiulani returns to Hawaii and becomes a political activist who fights to retain her throne, even though she must leave her English paramour.

The Raven

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer’s stories.

Local Hero

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don’t go as expected.