Higglety Pigglety Pop! (2010)
- Short Film
Summary: Jennie the terrier has everything a dog could ever wish for, but still feels that something is missing. She leaves home to discover what that is.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Summary: Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family.
Tell Them Anything You Want (2009)
- Short Film
Summary: A compelling personal document of author Maurice Sendak's life during the five years of Where the Wild Things Are's production.
- Short Film
Summary: Chrysanthemum thinks her name is perfect -- until the kids at school make fun of her. (netflix)
New York at the Movies (2002)
- TV Movie
Summary: This documentary is essentially a paean to New York City rather than an attempt at a comprehensive overview of films based there, and is restricted to a rather limited grouping of movies and performers who appear repeatedly, thereby neglecting a raft of major works from both the silent era and modern cinema, resulting in a curiously inbred feeling amid the Gothamite encomia.
The Iron Lady (2011)
Summary: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power. (imdb)
First Do No Harm (1997)
- TV Movie
Summary: Meryl Streep stars as a mother who goes to extraordinary lengths to help find treatment for her epileptic son. When insurance coverage runs out, she immerses herself in medical research in a last-ditch effort to discover a cure. She learns of a controversial diet that could reduce seizures, but she forges ahead even in the face of intense disapproval.
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: The saga of a Jewish family's struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany's systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (imdb)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Summary: Intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Summary: A young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home with his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts in 1930's Ireland. Each of the five women, different from the other in temperament and capability, is the emotional support system, although at times reluctantly, for each other, with the eldest assuming the role of a 'somewhat meddling' overseer... (imdb.com)
Before and After (1996)
Summary: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend. (imdb)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Summary: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.
Summary: Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality and authority.
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)
Summary: Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust is a documentary which examines how filmmakers reacted to German scapegoating of Jews before, during, and after the war, ranging from the boldness of Confessions of a Nazi Spy and The Mortal Storm (both of which were produced before America entered the war) to more oblique statements during the war itself, and then finally leading to an honest portrayal of the full consequences of the Holocaust beginning in the '50s. (New York Times)
Theater of War (2008)
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at The Public Theater's production of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage" that examines the playwright's life and ideas
To the Arctic (2012)
Summary: A journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.
Hope Springs (2012)
Summary: After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship. (imdb)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Summary: The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. (imdb)
Wings of Life (2011)
Summary: A documentary that delves into the realm of flowers and their pollinators. (imdb)
Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)
Summary: Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition that can turn them into reviled outcasts.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)
- TV Series
Summary: A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. (imdb)
The Post (2017)
Summary: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events. (imdb)
Five Came Back (2017)
- TV Series
Summary: Filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan discuss the impact of cinema during World War II.
Summary: The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. (imdb)
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Summary: A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. (imdb)
Girl Rising (2013)
Summary: The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change. (Seventeen Magazine)
The Deadliest Season (1977)
- TV Movie
Summary: Gerry Miller, a professional hockey player, gives in to internal and outside pressures and adopts a more aggressive style on the ice. During one particularly violent game a player on an opposing team dies, and the authorities charge Miller with manslaughter. (imdb)
The Living Sea (1995)
- Short Film
Summary: A survey of the world's oceans, emphasizing the fact that it's a single interconnected ocean, and the dependence of all life on the ocean. Along the way we spend time with some surfers, with researchers cataloging and tracking whales, a Coast Guard rough weather rescue squad, a deep-ocean research team, and in the Palau Islands, notably at a saltwater lake with an unusual jellyfish variety. (imdb)
August: Osage County (2013)
Summary: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (imdb)
The Homesman (2014)
Summary: A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa. (imdb)
Into the Woods (2014)
Summary: Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. (imdb)
Wings of Life (2013)
Summary: WINGS OF LIFE launches into the stories of selected animal characters--a bat, a hummingbird, a butterfly, and a bee--stories that reveal the extraordinary importance of flowers and their pollinator partners. Though we primarily associate flowers with beauty, we often don't realize how essential they truly are--that without flowing plants and their winged messengers, and the foods they produce, we humans might not survive. (imdb)
The Giver (2014)
Summary: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world. (imdb)
Dark Matter (2007)
Summary: A Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Summary: The story begins after Arian and Ernest, two determined students at a West Coast university, follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor Dr. Malley and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught... (United Artists)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Summary: A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him. (imdb)
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Summary: South America before the second world war. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca... (imdb)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Summary: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. (imdb)
Summary: A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead (imdb)
Marvin's Room (1996)
Summary: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow. (imdb)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Summary: Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust (imdb)
Defending Your Life (1991)
Summary: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage. (imdb)
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Summary: The story of a mother whose child was killed in an animal attack, only to have herself accused of the infant's murder (imdb)
Summary: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant. (imdb)
Summary: A witty romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of two mismatched lovers: a 37-year-old photography producer (Thurman) reeling from a recent divorce and a 23-year-old painter (Greenberg) recently out of college. (Universal Pictures)
Stuck on You (2003)
Summary: A Farrelly Brothers comedy about a pair of Siamese twins who have their own everything, but are joined at the hip because they share a liver. The use their unique gift as a means to gain acceptance and live as normally as possible within everyday life. Which is going great until Walt (Kinnear) follows his dreams of making it as a Hollywood actor and persuades his hesitant brother Bob (Damon) to go along for the ride. (20th Century Fox)
The Hours (2002)
Summary: The story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place; all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. (Paramount)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Summary: An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
Summary: The lives of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, author Susan Orlean and orchid poacher John Laroche become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others' in this adaptation of the best-selling "The Orchid Thief."
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Summary: As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it -- a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself. (Paramount Pictures)
Stolen Childhoods (2005)
Summary: Narrated by Meryl Streep, Stolen Childhoods is a documentary feature film about the 246 million child laborers in the world today. Extraordinary footage and interviews with child slaves and kids working in poverty reveal young childhoods stolen away, and demands a call for action. (Galen Films/Romano Productions)
One True Thing (1998)
Summary: When crisis confronts Katherine and George Gulden (Streep, Hurt), they turn to their grown daughter, Ellen (Zellweger), for support. An ambitious New York journalist, Ellen at first rejects the idea of returning home. But once there, Ellen embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will change her forever. (Universal Studios)
Music of the Heart (1999)
Summary: The true story of a young teacher who fights against the board of education in her bid to teach underprivileged kids in a Harlem school the beauty of music through the violin. In her struggle she loses everything as the system comes down on her with all their might but her determination for the kids happiness helps her to battle back with wonderfully inspirational results.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Summary: When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (imdb)
Still of the Night (1982)
Summary: A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.
Angels in America (2003)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (imdb)
The Ant Bully (2006)
Summary: After Lucas floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor.
Summary: At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany. (imdb)
Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)
Summary: Initially conceived of as an eye-opening journey into Louisiana's disappearing wetlands and the dire consequences of a hypothetical hurricane, the production was in the process of simulating a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane in New Orleans when the Gulf Coast was struck with an all-too-real storm: Hurricane Katrina, which would become the most devastating and costly natural disaster in U.S. history... (MacGillivray Freeman Films)
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (2006)
Summary: This feature documentary profiles the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner ("Angels in America," "Caroline or Change," "Homebody/Kabul"). It tells the story of a relentlessly creative spirit at work and of how Kushner, raised in the Deep South in Lake Charles, Louisiana, would become an outspoken activist, a compassionate spokesperson for outsiders, and one of today's most important and entertaining playwrights. (Balcony Releasing)
Summary: When Egyptian born terrorism suspect, Anwar El-Ibrahimi disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington DC, his American wife, Isabella travels to Washington to try and learn the reason for his disappearance. Meanwhile, at a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman is forced to question his assignment in an attempt to save thousands as he becomes a party to the unorthodox interrogation of El-Ibrahim. (imdb)
Summary: Evening is a deeply emotional film that illuminates the timeless love which binds mother and daughter - seen through the prism of one mother's life as it crests with optimism, navigates a turning point, and ebbs to its close. (Focus Features)
Summary: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped... (imdb)
Summary: An awkward and fat woman lives in the suburbs with her husband. She becomes a a monster who wants to revenge that her husband was seduced by an authoress who writes trash fiction. (imdb)
Falling in Love (1984)
Summary: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married and Frank has two little kids, they meet more and more often, their friendship becoming the most precious thing in their lives (imdb)
Summary: A young Englishwoman spends 20 years to make whatever kind of life for herself at the expense of others around her in post-World War 2 England. (imdb)
The River Wild (1994)
Summary: Meryl Streep takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river. (imdb)
Summary: Rachel and Mark are both Washington journalists. They meet at a wedding and not long after they get married themselves... (imdb)
Out of Africa (1985)
Summary: In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter. (imdb)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Summary: In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge... (imdb)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Summary: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren (Streep), and a host of others hold court. (imdb)