The Lady In Number 6
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Allice Herz-Sommer is the oldest holocaust survivor. She was a concert pianist with a husband and a son when WWII began. Music sustained her throughout her life.
Man On Wire
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An amazing and playful obsession with wire walking across famous landmarks including opposing Notre Dame cathedral cornices and the former New York World Trade Centers twin towers on August 7, 1974 result in exhilarating public performances. The ideas behind an artistically compelling play of man vs nature, including his own are developed into an intriguing well made documentary.
Searching For Sugar Man
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Incredible true story of an American musician who went back to his day job, never aware he had become a legend outside of the US. A moving tale of redemption.
It Was A Wonderful Life
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This documentary was filmed in Los Angeles sharing the stories of six women who became homeless. These are women who are not on welfare were working and will work whenever possible. One is a retired teacher who fell and broke her hip, now living in a broken-windowed old car. With music by Melissa Etheridge and narration by actress Jodie Foster the women portrayed are mothers, hard workers and just people with a bad run of luck that offer an honest awareness, bringing compassion and understanding to the problem instead of enforcing negative misconceptions of what becoming homeless means.