Set primarily in the early 1950s and focusing on James Dean's experiences as an up-and-coming actor in Los Angeles, the film is a series of revealing and sometimes dreamlike vignettes that blend biographical and fictionalized elements to present pivotal moments in a remarkable life.
Lie, cheat, steal. It's all part of the holiday spirit for ex-con Dennis and fast talker Rene when they try to make a quick buck selling Christmas trees in New York. For Dennis it's a chance to go straight, and for his best friend and former partner-in-crime, Rene, it's a chance to make some easy cash so he can marry Dennis' ex-wife. But for two not-very-bright guys now stuck together on the cold streets of Brooklyn, this holiday season may bring some of the most unexpected miracles of all.
When young Nathan is separated from his mother while serving on an overseas rescue mission, he runs away from home only to find shelter at a local orphanage. There his incredible talent at the piano is revealed and he becomes the star attraction at a benefit concert to raise money for the orphanage. Inspired by the kindness of so many people, Nathan holds on to the belief that his mom will come home and his family will be reunited.
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, return to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. Get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence now and in the future.
1956 was Elvis Presley's breakthrough year, and this program takes you back, including his early television performances on the Dorsey Brothers Show and the Ed Sullivan show, and an entire hour of rare footage and performances captured during the amazing year when Elvis Presley became not only a star, but a phenomenon.
Bereft of resources and savings, Darius and Josephine Blackmon fall hard from their middle-class lifestyle and resort to living in their car. The couple has two young children to care for, but they have no family or friends to help them out of their hardship. Meanwhile, Darius' once unshakeable faith begins to fall apart as the pressures of trying to find work and keep his family together start to mount.
When successful London barrister William Travers suffers a nervous breakdown, he moves his family and practice to rural Suffolk. Called upon to defend an old friend, he is caught up in a conspiracy that stretches far beyond the courtroom.
A mentally challenged teenager sees beings no one else can. Jimmy doesn't always understand what he sees and hears, but he remembers it all. His lawyer father asks him to testify in a crucial trial. The testimony saves the man, but has consequences for many.
Academy Award winners Al Pacino and Helen Mirren star in this production written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated playwright David Mamet. An exploration of the client-attorney relationship between legendary music producer Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden, who represented Spector during his first trial for murder.
Damien Oliver is a young jockey who loses his only brother in a tragic racing accident that reflects the way their father died 27 years earlier. After a series of discouraging defeats Damien teams with Dermot Weld to win one of the most thrilling finales in sporting history. Based on a true story.
After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her grown daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other.
East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her newfound attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.
Amin Jaafari is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories.
Adele, a redheaded, wisecracking, hard-living adventurer-cum-novelist living in pre-WWI France is on a mission in Egypt. She is attempting to retrieve a sarcophagus and tote it back to Western Europe. She succeeds on both fronts, but runs headfirst into another issue: a Parisian scientist with the power to heal Adele's comatose sister has accidentally let loose an ancient Pterodactyl above the Parisian skies. While a zany detective and a hunter attempt to eliminate the creature.
One of the most celebrated motion pictures ever to explore the art of music tells a provocative tale of romance, lust, desire and intrigue. Based on the lives of 17th century French composer Sainte Colombe and his protege Marin Marais.