The life of award-winning legendary director, choreographer and cinematographer Bob Fosse, from his self-destructive side, to his ability to adapt for each new decade from stage to screen, filling the space with creative artistic genius.
The rise and fall of what would become the number one African-American hospital in the world. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Homer G. Phillips Hospital provided state-of-the-art medical training to over two-thirds of all African-American physicians and nurses in the U.S. and abroad from 1937 to 1979. While its founder was mysteriously killed, the hospital in his name thrived during the most turbulent of segregated times, allowing so many people of color to achieve greatness for the benefit of humankind.
In the short documentary film ‘Team Dream’ we meet close friends Ann Smith and Madeline Murphy Rabb in their final days of preparation for the 2022 National Senior Games. While they train, we learn about their lives growing up amid segregation and stigma before breaking boundaries in their adopted hometown Chicago. A decade after joining Team Dream, a Chicago-based organization training women of color in swimming, biking and triathlon, the two women continue to reach goals they never thought possible. ‘Team Dream’ shows you’re never too old to dream.
A refreshingly candid documentary film about this four-time Olympic champion, ‘Back on Board’ follows Greg Louganis over three years with unprecedented access. The film reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an overlooked sports icon. ‘Back on Board’ is the engrossing story of an American legend as he re-emerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation.
So long as we are watching history, history is not over. The story of the only three minutes of footage — a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland before the Holocaust. ‘Three Minutes: A Lengthening’ explores the human stories hidden within the celluloid.
‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.