Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter.
Ruth Leitman's 1998 documentary examines the bond between Margie Thorpe and her eccentric mother Alma, both of whom live in the same Alabama town. Their complicated relationship includes a history of alcoholism, mental illness, and sexual abuse.
Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.
Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience – embracing fun, freedom and frat boys.
Fernando is married to Alma, a very funny woman with bipolar disorder, which kicks him when she learns that he no longer supports her. When Alma meets an Argentine suitor Fernando reacts discovering that still love her. But it's too late.
An Iranian man has been separated from his daughter, who's been in Soviet Azerbaijan, for 20 years. Finally he has the opportunity to cross the border and see her, but when he gets there he finds that she's been sentenced to death for "anti-Soviet activities."
Melodia, a Venezuelan middle schooler struggles to fit into her new North Carolina home. She lives inside her novel that she is secretly writing in her phone on the way to school.
Alma is a lonely and insecure teenager. Changes in her body and the desire towards Victor takes Alma to confront her fears and to accept herself as she is.
A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters.
Love in a Brazilian town on the edge of the jungle: he loves her, and she says she loves him too. She deserves a gift, one that makes an impression. He wants to marry her and can’t wait any longer. So he heads out into the jungle armed with a pickaxe, since there is no app to find what he has in mind for her: gemstones. Gemstones are the path to freedom, his way out of the dreary small town – with her at his side.
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Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment – from mild nearsightedness to total blindness – discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the world. Unusual images, of burning trees or empty deserts, link the interviews, which vary from deep to funny to poetic.
A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's Biological Diversity Campaign. The film combines images of nature with pulsing rhythms in a Microcosmos (1997) meets Koyaanisqatsi (1983) spectacle. Written by Martin Lewison
Coffin Joe terrorizes a small peasant community in his search for the perfect woman to bear him a child.
After her unfaithful husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful. However winning the approval of her spoiled daughter proves a greater challenge.