Young transgender Brandon Teena leaves his hometown under threat when his ex-girlfriend's brother discovers that he's biologically female. Resettling in the small town of Falls City, Nebraska, Brandon falls for Lana, an aspiring singer, and they plan their future together.
After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.
Detroit, Michigan, 1967. In the heat of the 12th Street uprising, a task-force raids The Algiers Motel searching for a sniper. When they fail to find him, the guests are subjected to a horrifying storm of race-hate and violence.
Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family's home, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labour camps.
Flashbacks reveal the last day in Oscar's life, in which and his friends went to San Francisco to watch fireworks on New Year's Eve. On the way back home, became swept up in an altercation with police that ended in tragedy.
Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.
The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.