|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.
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, a misunderstood adolescent in Paris who struggles with his parents and teachers due to his rebellious behavior. It is François Truffaut’ debut as director, and stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
An amazing improbable saga of John Maloof’s discovery of Vivian Maier—unraveling a mysterious tale through her documentary films, photographs, odd collections and personal accounts from people who knew her.
Everlasting Moments (2008)
Set in Sweden in early 20th century, at a time of social change and unrest, war, and poverty, a young woman wins a camera in a lottery. The camera brings delightful and profound change to her life.
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