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Faith & Spirituality
The Preacher's Wife
rating:3.3

The Preacher's Wife

1996Runtime:0 minutes
When God overhears a church preacher (Courtney B. Vance) despairing the potential loss of a youth center, he dispatches an angel (Denzel Washington) to help him out. Trouble is, the preacher isn't easily convinced that his guardian angel is the real thing. An inspired reworking of the uplifting 1940s movie The Bishop's Wife, The Preacher's Wife stars Washington and Whitney Houston at their dazzling best.

Directed by:

  • Penny Marshall
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Be Still
    rating:3.5

    Be Still

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In an age in which multitasking has become second nature, the idea of being "still" almost seems luxurious. Yet achieving stillness through Christian prayer is a spiritually rewarding practice that can change your life forever. In this inspirational program narrated by actor Judge Reinhold and co-directed by his wife, Amy, noted authors, ministers and educators discuss the techniques of contemplative prayer.

    Directed by:

  • David Kirkpatrick
  • Amy Reinhold
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Sheffey
    rating:3.7

    Sheffey

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    An unruly young man from an affluent family becomes a Christian convert and a tireless servant of God after attending a revival meeting with friends in this affecting drama about the life and ministry of 19th-century preacher Robert Sheffey. Sheffey traveled the sawdust trail to proclaim the Gospel throughout Appalachia, and in the process, he touched lives all across America. Katherine Stenholm directs.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Stenholm
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Hidden Heroes
    rating:3.1

    Hidden Heroes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Through narratives, period film and still photographs, this compelling documentary chronicles the harrowing stories of Dutch Jews who were persecuted and methodically isolated at the hands of the Nazis. The subjects -- all children during World War II -- recount their resonating tales of terror and subsequent deliverance thanks to the brave Dutch souls of the resistance, who saw the fallacy in Adolf Hitler's extermination plan.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Pascal
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    Waitress
    rating:3.5

    Waitress

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence. That is, until an unwanted pregnancy breeds unexpected romance between Jenna and an attractive doctor. Written by director and co-star Adrienne Shelly (who was murdered shortly before the film's selection for Sundance), this charmer is a frank and funny examination of the fears brought on by impending motherhood.

    Directed by:

  • Adrienne Shelly
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Antonia's Line
    rating:3.7

    Antonia's Line

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this heartwarming drama is the remarkable story of a strong-willed woman who builds a new life with her teenage daughter in a quiet Dutch village after World War II. As she challenges the local customs, she begins to win her neighbors' affections. Earthy, sexy and romantic, the film is a joyous, multi-generational celebration of simple pleasures, lust for life and enduring passions.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Out to Sea
    rating:3.3

    Out to Sea

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Con artist Charlie (Walter Matthau) persuades his widower brother-in-law, Herb (Jack Lemmon), to join him on a cruise to meet lonely, rich ladies. But he doesn't mention that they'll be working as dance hosts and posing as wealthy bachelors. Before long, Herb rumbas his way into the heart of a fellow widower (Gloria De Haven), while Charlie sets his sights on a younger oil tycoon (Dyan Cannon). Brent Spiner plays the tyrannical cruise director.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Sublet
    rating:3.4

    The Sublet

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A wrong-number phone call inspires Manhattan recluse Walter (Roger Hendricks Simon) to stir up some excitement in his life by placing an ad to sublet his tiny apartment. Before long, he's showing his place to a parade of potential friends and tenants, but when a runaway rock star wannabe (Tiffany Lee) and a hit man (Ross Pivec) come knocking, Walter suddenly has all the drama he can handle -- and more. Georgiana Nestor directs this comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Georgiana Nestor
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Special Interest
    Chop Cut Rebuild: Mustang Mystique
    rating:3.2

    Chop Cut Rebuild: Mustang Mystique

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness the modern-day assembly of a 1967 Mustang using brand new parts, and learn the remarkable history behind this iconic roadster, including its closely guarded development process, groundbreaking debut and gradual evolution over the years. Full of interesting facts and entertaining stories, this automotive program also includes rare Mustang commercials and archival footage that dates back to the 1960s.

    Directed by:

  • Megan Waters
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre
    rating:3.7

    Born to be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Fans of the American Ballet Theatre will delight in this documentary that profiles the renowned company's four lead male dancers: Angel Corella, Vladimir Malakhov, Jose Manuel Carreno and Ethan Stiefel. Find out how each dancer got started in classical ballet, learn about their individual approaches to the discipline and their strengths onstage, and view clips of their best performances from the beginning to the apex of their careers.

    Directed by:

  • Judy Kinberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Orgasmic Birth
    rating:3.6

    Orgasmic Birth

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Challenging conventional Western ideas about childbirth, this documentary explores a more natural approach to birth with the belief that, for most women, the experience can be an ecstatic one containing both pain and pleasure. Filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro follows 11 couples employing this innovative approach as they go through the process of birth. Numerous birth experts, including Dr. Christiane Northrup, provide enlightening insights.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Pascali-Bonaro
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Minkus: La Bayadère: Teatro alla Scala
    rating:3.1

    Minkus: La Bayadère: Teatro alla Scala

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Noteworthy Bolshoi Ballet superstar Svetlana Zakharova, Corps de Ballet of the Teatro alla Scala and their lead dancer, Roberto Bolle, bring a stirring live performance of Marius Petipa's "La Bayadère" ("The Temple Dancer") to the Milan stage. Choreographed by Natalia Makarova and directed for video by Tina Protasoni, the 2006 performance is inspired by a libretto purportedly written by the choreographer himself and conducted by David Coleman.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Protasoni
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Television
    The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken: American Experience
    rating:3.4

    The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken: American Experience

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Decades ago, The Carter Family changed the face of folk music and lifted the spirit of the nation by singing tunes that gave voice to the struggles of everyday Americans during the soul-weary Depression years. Discover their roots and learn how this influential group managed to capture the imaginations of music lovers throughout the nation. This documentary features interviews with such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Conkwright
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Six Degrees: Season 1
    rating:3.5

    Six Degrees: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the familiar premise that only six people separate any one of us, this drama focuses on six New Yorkers -- among them a grieving single mother (Hope Davis) and a successful publicist (Bridget Moynahan) -- whose lives intersect in mysterious ways. Other characters include a down-on-his-luck photographer (Campbell Scott), a public defender (Jay Hernandez), a limo driver (Dorian Missick) and a woman on the run (Erika Christensen).

    Directed by:

  • Jace Alexander
  • Wendey Stanzler
  • Juan Campanella
  • Mary Harron
  • David Semel
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner
    rating:3.4

    30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Yankees owner George Steinbrenner proved to be as iconic to the team as its pinstripes. Through all the ups and downs of his reign, "the Boss" managed to link the legends and legacy of Yankees past to Yankees present.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Kopple
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Women of Brewster Place
    rating:3.9

    The Women of Brewster Place

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Booted out of her parents' house after refusing to identify her unborn baby's father, Mattie Michael moves to a run-down housing project on Brewster Place, where she joins a group of strong-minded women battling poverty, bigotry and other woes.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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