True Women: True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods.
Amber's Story: Story about Amber Hagerman who was 9 years old when she was abducted while riding her bicycle, prompting her mother to seek out a system that alerts the nation of abducted children, we know that to be called an Amber Alert today.
The Day After Trinity: Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon completion of his wonderful and horrible invention became a powerful spokesperson against the nuclear arms race.
Big Eyes: A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Hôtel Terminus: This full-length documentary deals with the life, career and trial of Nazi SS officer Klaus Barbie, known as the Butcher of Lyons. Virtually all aspects of his life are covered. His childhood and schooling in Germany; his early military career; his role in the head of intelligence in Lyons; his post-war employment by the US military; his life in Bolivia; his return to Europe; his trial and conviction. Interviewed are friends, enemies, associates, heroes and traitors.
The Happy Hooker: Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own.
Five Friends: Captures the intimate relationships of a 65-year-old man and his five friends as they reflect on their lives together, support each other in personal struggle and mine the depths of meaningful friendship. Success, conflict, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, children and dying. These men reveal their fears and dreams to one another in a profound exploration of vulnerability and transparency among men. From touching moments to horrific tragedy and darkness, the spectrum of human emotion colors this breathtaking portrait.
La vie et la passion de Jesus Christ: 1. THE ANNUNCIATION. The Angel of the Lord appears to Mary, announcing the birth of a child, which shall be called the "Son of God." 2. THE STRANGE STAR. Led by the light of the strange new star, the three wise men of the East journey to Bethlehem in search of the holy child, whose birth has been foretold to them. They are followed by a large retinue of servants and a train of camels, donkeys, sheep, etc., forming in all an impressive caravan. 3. THE ADORATION OF THE WISE MEN. The wise men and the shepherds enter the lowly stable and kneel at the feet of Mary, who holds in her arms the new-born babe. Joseph stands near and watches the touching scene. 4. FLIGHT INTO EGYPT. Through the lonely Egyptian desert Mary and Joseph flee to a place of safety to preserve the life of the infant Jesus. Arriving at the famous Sphinx, Mary finds shelter for the night, while Joseph collects wood for the fire. 5. JESUS AND THE DOCTORS. The doctors and sages are engaged in a learned discussion, when Jesus appears. They listen astounded at His words of wisdom. Mary and Joseph, who have been seeking their son, arrive and lead the child away. 6. THE HOLY FAMILY. The holy family works at their daily occupations--Mary at the spinning wheel, Joseph and Jesus at the carpenter's bench. Joseph is teaching the boy his trade. 7. AT THE WEDDING FEAST. The guests are seated at the table, enjoying the festival, when it is discovered that there is no more wine. Jesus commands the servants to bring jars of water, and performs His first miracle by turning the water into wine, after which all present do him homage. 8. JESUS AND THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA. A group of women is gathered around the well, filling their jars with water. The last arrival is a woman of Samaria, notorious for her wicked character. Christ appears to her and grants her forgiveness for her sins. 9. CHRIST'S MIRACLE WITH THE BREAD. A multitude of people is gathered around Christ to hear him preach. At midday He takes five loaves of bread and two fishes and feeds the assembly. 10. ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM. The people throng to the city gates and await the entry of their Saviour. When He appears riding on an ass, they greet Him with loud Hosannas and wave palm branches. 11. JESUS DRIVING THE SELLERS FROM THE TEMPLE. The merchants are assembled in the temple selling their wares, when Jesus enters and, overturning the tables of the money-lenders, drives them before Him. He shows them the error of their ways, and they are penitent. 12. THE LORD'S SUPPER. Seated at a long table, we see Christ and the twelve apostles, partaking of the Lord's supper. Blessing the wine, he gives it to them, and breaking a piece of bread, He presents it to Judas, saying that this man shall betray Him. 13. JESUS IN THE GARDEN OF OLIVES. Jesus is in the Garden of Olives, praying for strength to do the Father's will. He is almost overcome by the thought of the terrible suffering which He must endure, when an angel appears and He is comforted. 14. JUDAS KISSING JESUS. The disciples who have been told to keep watch are asleep on the ground, while Jesus prays. Christ awakens them with mild reproach for their negligence just as Judas arrives. The traitor kisses Jesus, at which signal the centurions arrest Him and His followers. 15. JESUS BEFORE PILATE. Christ and Barabbas, a thief, are brought before Pilate, who, after examining them, pronounces Christ innocent. But the people cry out: "Crucify Him and release unto us Barabbas!" 16. SCOURGING JESUS. Christ's raiment is torn from Him and He is bound to a stake; the multitude is allowed to scourge and mock Him, even spitting in His face. 17. CROWNING HIM WITH THORNS. A crown of thorns is then pressed down upon his forehead; they drape Him in a royal purple robe, a palm is placed in His hand for a scepter, and they hail Him king with mocking shouts. 18. PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE. Jesus being brought before him again, Pontius Pilate washes his hands to show that he has no part in this just man's death and delivers Him to the mob. 19. JESUS SINKING UNDER THE CROSS. Jesus is forced to bear the heavy cross along the toilsome path to Calvary. His feeble strength fails Him and He sinks under the weight. Here they meet Simon, a Cyrenian, who helps Him to carry the cross. The brutal soldiers hurry them on with blows and kicks. 20. MIRACLE OF ST. VERONICA. St. Veronica wipes the sweat from His brow with a white cloth, upon which a likeness of His face appears on its surface. 21. CRUCIFIXION. Christ is stripped of His clothing, and nailed to the cross, which is to be erected on the hillside, between two crucified thieves. 22. DEATH OF CHRIST. Jesus pardons one of the thieves who repents of his sins; He asks for water and is given gall on a sponge. A soldier then steps forward and thrusts his lance into the side of Jesus, from which wound flows water and blood. 23. TAKING CHRIST DOWN FROM THE CROSS. The friends of Jesus, who had obtained permission, then take His body from the cross and, wrapping it in a white cloth, carry it away for burial. 24. PLACING HIM IN THE TOMB. Mary and the Disciples place His body in the Tomb. A heavy stone is rolled before the door and sentinels group themselves around. 25. RESURRECTION. Suddenly the angel appears and rolls away the heavy stone, and Jesus comes forth before the eyes of the terrified centurions. 26. ANGEL AND THE HOLY WOMEN. Early in the morning, Mary Magdalene visits Her Lord's tomb and is astonished to find it empty. The angels explain and the women depart rejoicing. 27. THE END. Christ ascends to heaven and is received by the Father and all the multitudes of the heavenly host.
Biography Albert Fish: Albert Fish is a monster who some believe to be the “most deranged killer in American history” (Rampo Catskill Library system, Biography resource center, Albert Fish ). The character Hannibal Lector in the movie Silence of the Lambs is partially based on him. Murder was not the only thing that Albert Fish indulged in. He also dabbed in cannibalism, fetishism, pedophilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and masochism.
Derailroaded: A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.
The Jackie Robinson Story: Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces...
Chico Xavier: The film narrates the story of Francisco Candido Xavier (Chico Xavier). He is a respected spiritual medium that has spirit wrote that 400 books and has given all the profits to charity. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Chico Xavier was elected i
The Soul Keeper: Seduced by Jung, killed by hate, redeemed by history. In 1905 a 19-year-old Russian girl suffering from severe hysteria is admitted into a psychiatric hospital in Zurich. A young doctor, Carl Gustav Jung, takes her under his care and for the first time experiments with the psychoanalytical method of his teacher, Sigmund Freud. Based on recently exposed secret correspondence between Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein, this true story begins with the Spielrein's healing, closely related to her passionate love affair with Jung, followed by her return to post-revolutionary Russia ? where she became a psychoanalyst herself founding the famous White School ? and her sudden death in 1942, the victim of Nazi violence. The investigation of this story becomes an essential component of the film via two modern researchers, Marie, a young French scholar, and Fraser, a historian from Glasgow, who follow Sabina's life from Zurich to Moscow to Rostow, leading to the discovery of missing portions of the original correspondence. And since any exploration of others' lives inevitably leads to delving into one's own self, the two stories then finally interweave and are swept away in the passionate journey.
Paper Giants The Birth of Cleo: In early 1972, 30 year old journalist and editor, Ita Buttrose (Asher Keddie) and 35 year old Kerry Packer (Rob Carlton), heir to what was then Australia’s most ruthlessly powerful and influential publishing family, got together to create a magazine that became one of the most dramatic sensations in Australian publishing history. CLEO went on to help define women, Australia and the relationship between the two.
My Boy Jack: Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 17-year-old son after he goes missing during WWI.
Hellhounds on My Trail The Afterlife of Robert Johnson: Robert Johnson, one of the most enigmatic pioneers in American music. Created as part of a week-long tribute to the legendary bluesman at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the film sorts through the numerous myths about Johnson -- most notably that he sold his soul to the devil to become a blues maestro -- and the few extant facts
Lenny Bruce Without Tears: This documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of Lenny Bruce (1925-1966), hip comedian and bęte noire to the establishment. The film makes the case that Bruce was impoverished and broken by a series of unjust arrests and prosecutions in the 1960s. Clips of Bruce performances, "bits" as he calls them, dominate the film, from Steve Allen's TV show to night-club appearances late in life when he would mine his arrests for material. Malcolm Muggeridge calls Bruce a moralist. A former assistant district attorney from New York in effect apologizes for his part in persecuting Bruce. The bounce and snap of Bruce in the 50s transform into ironic social commentary.
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy: A young woman tries to keep a positive attitude while battling breast cancer.
Amish Grace: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish community. Through the eyes of a grieving mother, Ida Graber, and other devastated families, this movie explores the Amish's astonishing reaction to the horrific shootings - of forgiveness and compassion.
Fighter in the Wind: Fighter in the Wind is a dramatic and stylized portrayal of the life of Kyokushin karate founder Masutatsu Oyama, or as he is known in this movie by his original Korean name, Choi Baedal. As a biopic of a man who wrestled bulls and whom the New York Times declared in 1961 to be “the toughest man in the world,” it falls far short of giving an accurate portrayal of someone whose real-life exploits are more fascinating than any fiction. That said, Fighter in the Wind is an immensely entertaining martial arts movie that’s full of breath-taking action and heart.
Bhutto: A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was expected to dominate Pakistan's 2008 elections but the assassination sent Pakistan politics into turmoil. This major event sent shock waves throughout the world and transformed her from political messiah into a martyr for the common man.
Hollywoodland: A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.
Be Here to Love Me A Film About Townes Van Zandt: As a musician, Townes Van Zandt was legendary – perhaps one of the greatest who ever lived, inspiring artists from Bob Dylan to Norah Jones to Steve Earle. As a man, a husband, and a father his life was as tragic and as beautiful as the songs he wrote. Townes was an enigma to his family, pinned between a deep longing for home and the nomadic lifestyle that was necessary for his livelihood. Director Margaret Brown’s Be Here To Love Me is an artful, expertly directed portrait of both of these sides of Van Zandt and ultimately serves as an insightful look at the sacrifices, challenges, and consequences faced in pursuit of a dream. Haunting and lyrical, Be Here To Love Me combines emotional interviews with friends and family with never seen footage of Townes Van Zandt
The Beaches of Agnes: At nearly 80, Agnčs Varda explores her memory - growing up in Belgium, living in Sčte, Paris, and Noirmoutier, discovering photography, making a film, being part of the New Wave, raising children with Jacques Demy, losing him, and growing old. She explores her memory using photographs, film clips, home movies, contemporary interviews, and set pieces she designs to capture a feeling, a time, or a frame. Shining through each scene are her impish charm, inventiveness, and natural empathy. How do people grow old, how does loss stay with them, can they remain creative, and what do they remember? Memory, she says, is like a swarm of confused flies. She envisions hers for us.
Nostradamus: Recounts the life and loves of the physician, astrologer, and famed prognosticator; his encounters with medieval science and the Inquisition; and his early struggles with his visions of the future. The film is set in France in the 16th century during one of the periodic plague outbreaks (as opposed to the Black Death [mid-14th-century Europe] or the Black Plague [mid-17th-century London]). The film depicts Nostradamus's rise in influence, because of both his success in treating plague and his predictions, culminating in his appointment as court physician to Charles IX of France.
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown: The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
The 10 Conditions of Love: The 10 Conditions of Love follows the personal and political struggle of Rebiya Kadeer, the most galvanizing leader of the Uyghur people in 60 years. The Uyghur are China's Muslim minority. From poverty to wealth, protest to imprisonment, Rebiya now lives in exile in the United States. Here she is quickly gaining influential friends and media coverage to help her campaign for her people's human rights. As a result, her children are in prison in China This is a story about the ruthless oppression of 20-million people; of Super Power politicking; and of the pain of a deeply loving family torn violently apart.
The Living Christ Series: This 12 chapter series tells the story of the life and death of Jesus Christ
Vincent & Theo: The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted.
Rainbow: The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her to excel.
Biography Channel Andrei Chikatilo: Andrei Chikatilo, a married man, teacher, and member of the Communist party, began a life of serial child molestation, rape, and murder in the 1970s. He picked up runaways, prostitutes, and children throughout the 1980s, killing and mutilating them in the most horrible ways, all to satisfy himself sexually. After several arrests, he was finally convicted and executed in 1994.
The Source: Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac's death, and Ginsberg's politicization. Their movement connects with bebop, John Cage's music, abstract expressionism, and living theater. In recent interviews, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kesey, Ferlinghetti, Mailer, Jerry Garcia, Tom Hayden, Gary Snyder, Ed Sanders, and others measure the Beats' meaning and impact.
King of Kings: When the Romans under General Pompey conquer Judea in 63 BC, an era of despair and fear begins for the Jewish people. In the trials and persecutions that the Jews suffer under the Romans and under King Herod, they take hope in the promise that the Messiah someday would come. In the reign of Augustus, when Jesus is born in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph, there are some who recognize him as the future king of the Jews. Later, when Jesus reaches adulthood and begins to appear in public, there are many different responses to his message, and there are also those who wish to use him for their own purposes.
Biography Channel Dennis Rader: Serial killer. Born in March 9, 1945, in Kansas. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the BTK killer -- which stands for "bind, torture, and kill" -- terrorized the Wichita, Kansas area.
Biography Channel David Berkowitz: (born June 1, 1953, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.) American serial killer who murdered six people in New York City in 1976–77. His crimes plunged the city into a panic and unleashed one of the largest manhunts in New York history.
Biography Channel Albert Desalvo: Discover the hideous crimes of Albert DeSalvo, who for three years stalked the streets of Boston and may never have been convicted of all his crimes had he not confessed.
Biography Channel Charles Manson: Although Charles Manson is notoriously connected to the brutal slayings of actress Sharon Tate and other Hollywood residents, he was never actually found guilty of committing the murders himself.
Biography Channel John Wayne Gacy: John Gacy hid some 33 bodies in the crawl space under his house, in rooms in his home, in trenches covered in quicklime and in a river. Discover why it took the police until the 33 death to search his home.
The Ryan White Story: The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.
Green River Killer: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.