|Theme: HISTORY OF MEDICINE
The Midwife (2017)
A French movie about changing relationships, and changing times in a medical environment.
Dead Ringers (1988)
A psychological thriller about twin gynecologists who descend into madness.
Facing Darkness (2017)
Fighting an Ebola epidemic in Liberia, two medical team members become infected themselves. The movie documents an historic event — Ebola patients evacuated to the US for treatment and cure.
Yellow Jack (1938)
The story of a group of doctors and scientists, Dr. Walter Reed among them, who travel to Cuba after the Spanish-American War hoping to find a cure for “yellow fever,” a hemorrhagic virus ravaging the population there.
Eugenics Crusade: The American Experience (2013)
A documentary that chronicles the Eugenics Movement in the US, the result of concepts of human heredity that were developed in the 19th and early-20th centuries.
|Theme: the TECHNOLOGY of film|
Day for Night (1973)
A French director struggles with crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew, as he tries to shoot his film. Francois Truffaut is director of the film, and also stars as Ferrand, the director.
The 400 Blows (1959)
One of the defining films of the French New Wave, it is the story of Antoine Doinel, an adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers because of his rebellious behavior. It is François Truffaut’s debut as director.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
An amazing story about John Maloof’s discovery of Vivian Maier — through her documentary films, photographs, and people who knew her.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Set in Missouri in early 20th century — at a time of social change and unrest, war, and poverty — a middle-class American family grapples with issues typically shown in Hollywood Golden Age movies. A musical with Judy Garland at her finest!
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