This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »
Laird John Hamilton
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
Long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.
California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.
Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.
Powerfully moving, intimate view of a disabled couple's beginnings
The filmmaker's ability to take such intimate, personal scenes and tell such a powerful story truly honors these two people. If you are empathetic with those who are challenged and struggle to find meaningful relationships I think it would be hard to not be quickly drawn in to this story. Dina has had significant life experience - Scott's world has been much more limited. But his love of Dina and his wish to succeed in this marriage won me over repeatedly. Dina was surprising in her ability to articulate what she needed from Scott. His appreciation of Dina's past said so much about his character. Dina's accident was revealed in such a stark and stunning manner. This is not a commercial film but I hope it continues to find an audience. This is the most moving film I've seen in decades.
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