The triumph over Jim Crow of singer Marian Anderson is beautifully told in picture & song in this inspiring documentary.
An Afro-German girl in Nazi Germany facing scorn, yet loved by a Hitler Youth, is sent to a labor camp after protective her mother is arrested.
A widow takes to the road in a converted van and befriend various fellow nomads while supporting herself at seasonal jobs.
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LENTEN REFLECTIONS (WEEK 2) offers seven faith-and-film ideas, including Babe, Grand Canyon and Quiz Show. Click the title here to read my entire column for Week 2.
A lowly Indian clerk, chosen to present a special coin to Queen Victoria, catches her eye & becomes her confidant & teacher, despite the jealousy of her court.
In this ironically titled musical an aspiring actress & a would-be jazz pianist meet in Hollywood, fall in love, but find that success brings unexpected results–for themselves & for the audience.
Widowed Lady Susan visits her in-laws in pursuit of a rich husband, & finds her plans complicated when her daughter runs away from school & becomes a rival.
10 Los Angelese, white & black, struggle with the sense that the nation is sick and their lives are going nowhere, & then a white & a black become friends.
An elderly black priest in S.A. during the apartheid era searches for his lost son in Johannesburg whom he fears has fallen into a life of crime & is soon linked to a white father whose son has been killed during a beak-in.