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"No wire hangers!" Faye Dunaway (Chinatown) stars as Hollywood legend Joan Crawford in this cult classic. The public Crawford was strong-willed, glamorous and admirable, but Mommie Dearest reveals the private Crawford, the woman desperate to be a mother, adopting her children when she was single and trying to survive in the devastating movie industry.
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When her abducted son finally returns home after five years, Ann Richter feels as if her prayers have been answered. But her nightmare is far from over when she is confronted with the emotional and mental trauma her son has endured.
2013 Documentary, Independent
When 28-year-old Mutinta Mweemba first shares all the hopes and dreams she once nurtured as a child, her aspirations seem no different from those of many other young women around the world. She dreams of meeting and falling in love with a handsome man, being married and raising children and hopefully one day providing those children with a better life than her own. But Mutinta's dreams were never realized. Her soft-spoken husband came with two other wives, and the remote Zambian village that she calls home is being ravaged by a deadly new epidemic - a mysterious disease called “AIDS.” Set against the backdrop of today's most urgent plague, Maggie Betts's The Carrier is a stunning portrait of both a family and a community caught in a desperate struggle to emancipate their next generation from AIDS. As all the adults in her marriage, including Mutinta, soon discover that they are afflicted with HIV, tensions within the household threaten to tear her family apart and the fragile love between a husband and wife finds itself challenged. All the while Mutinta also learns that she's become pregnant again, her quest to the save her baby from her disease, becomes the family's last hope for redemption. In its breathtaking visuals and unique lyrical style, The Carrier is a story of hope and renewal, of love and dignity, told through the eyes of an increasingly determined young heroine who refuses to be overwhelmed by the forces that surround her. It is an inspiring and emotional testament to today's modern Africa and proud people struggling not only to understand and make sense of, but also persevere and overcome what has happened to their world.
Ten Kids and Counting
This documentary follows several constantly expanding families from diverse backgrounds to discover what drives couples to have so many children.
Anthony Hopkins and Marsha Mason star in a terrifying story of a man who believes a twelve-year-old girl is actually his reincarnated daughter.
She's Having a Baby
1988 Comedy, Drama
Last year at this time, Jake and Kristi were two crazy single kids in love. Now they're two crazy married adults in transition.
Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada) and Roseanne face off this black comedy. The author of 32 best-selling romance books takes her accountant away from his frumpy wife. And when this overweight suburban spouse discovers what's been going on, she wreaks malicious and delicious revenge...
A documentary look at women who prefer to dress and act as men and who participate in NYC's predominantly African-American lesbian drag balls.
Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear
Injected with human brain cells, a superintelligent female monkey is enlisted to help a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic get on with his life.
Not Without My Daughter
A fact-based thriller about a Michigan housewife, Betty Mahmoody (Sally Field), who has come to the Middle East with her young daughter (Sheila Rosenthal) and Iranian-born doctor husband (Alfred Molina). It's just a vacation, her husband promises. But soon the horrible truth surfaces. Betty's husband is a fanatically religious Islamic and doesn't intend to bring his family back to America...ever. Locked in the house, Betty pretends to embrace her husband's faith and persuades his family to allow her enough freedom to go to the market. There she meets an Iranian who is not totally possessed by his faith and who agrees to help her escape with her daughter. Based on a book by Betty Mahmoody and William Hoffer.
2005 Horror, Mystery
Heather Lord is convinced that the spirit of her dead son is being reborn when her twin sister Erica discovers shes pregnant. Ericas young daughter Sarah, haunted by apparitions, claims to know the boys real and terrifying motives.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.
The Way Home
2010 Drama, Family
Based on an inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family (Dean Cain, Lori Beth Sikes) to search for their missing two-year-old boy (Pierce Gagnon) and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story.
The Jazz Singer
Neil Diamond adds his own distinctive sounds to the classic role of a young Jewish cantor on the verge of a dream. It's the story of a man who forsakes the synagogue choir for a chance at rock superstardom. Defying his father, he turns his back on his marriage and community to team up with his new manager, Molly. Now, risking it all, he readies himself for his one real shot at the spotlight - and finds himself falling in love with the one woman who shares his same dreams - and truly believes in where his talent can take him.
The unauthorized feature from Barna-Alper Productions tells the romantic & troubled life story of pop diva Celine Dion.
Jessica Lange plays an adoptive mother who gives an abandoned child a new chance at life. Halle Berry is the birth mother who cleans up her life and sets out to reclaim the child.