The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
A documentary about Leni Riefenstahl, German film director made infamous for her brilliant work in creating propaganda films for the Nazis.
Their Finest (2016)
Danish director Lone Scherfig directs a British cast in a moving, yet light-hearted drama about filmmakers charged with making an inspirational film to boost morale during the Blitz of London in World War II.
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
A Texas duo-US congressman Charlie Wilson and Houston socialite Joanne Herring–give aid to Afghanistan in their war with the Soviets accompanied by unintended consequences.
A controversial documentary that condemns stimulating production in oil and gas wells by hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Shows flaming water taps as evidence of tainted drinking water.
A documentary reveals hardships met by a journalist who questions activists about their efforts to discredit hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas wells.
|Theme: CHANGING TIMES|
Peyton Place (1957)
Set in the years surrounding WWII, where scandal, homicide, suicide, incest, and moral hypocrisy belie the tranquil façade in a New England mill town.
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.
Book Club (2018)
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
The right combination of exercise, learning, (and wine) can improve memory.
Exercise improves mood, information processing, makes thinking more flexible.
Mentally stimulating activities cause improvements in memory—such as reading our background articles, and analyzing and discussing the sometimes complex issues presented in film. 🙂
For people over 60, light or moderate alcohol intake is associated with better recall of past events, according to a new study.
But, why wait!