The trip home for a Soldier is surreal. Things have changed. The people are older and don’t understand what he’s been through. The scenery is different and sometimes home doesn’t feel like home. For one soldier the ultimate change is in his child. While on his tour of duty, his son has transitioned to be his daughter. He has never met her in person, and today he is coming home to surprise her.
For his daughter, life is full of obstacles and challenges. The people are curious and don’t understand what she’s been through. Her parents’ attitudes are still adjusting, and sometimes home doesn’t feel like home. For Allie, a rough day at school ends with at surprise. Her father is home from the army, and he’s standing in her room.
Parental love is unconditional. It transcends a person’s memory of their child. The Real Thing is an infinitely stronger bond.
This film is about a teenager’s journey through the 5 stages of grief, and how she overcame minor tragedy. The main character’s goal is to reach the final stage; acceptance, and to finally conquer her grievances. The film itself is a metaphor– the depression scene is revolved around a bathtub– which depicts the feeling of drowning, falling, almost being frozen in time.
The small town of Springfield, VT used to have a thriving machine tool industry. Did its outsized significance in WWII make it a target for Hitler? Three generations of Springfielders weigh in.
Located ten miles off the coast of mainland New England, the Oceanic Hotel is the grand, yet far-from-modern home to the thousands of guests who brave the choppy seas to visit during the warmer spring and summer months. Off-season, the hotel and the 43-acre Star Island on which it sits is home to Alexandra de Steiguer – its winter caretaker who braves the colder, darker months of inclement weather by embracing the solitude and finding inspiration, and life, in what would otherwise be considered the ‘bones’ of winter.
A carpenter boarding up an abandoned house for the winter must fight to survive when strange events begin to occur. But how do you fight what you can’t see?
Imagine you can’t read this. Imagine the only way you can tell if a book is right side up is by the pictures. Imagine believing it is all your fault and you are afraid to tell anyone. You become a troublemaker. You are expelled over and over. You reach fifth grade but you have yet to read a two syllable word. You can’t spell your name. You are unteachable.
Now imagine a teacher who changes everything.
In the buildings of an abandoned military base near his home on Cape Cod, Daniel enters Mrs. Gott’s fifth-grade classroom. She is kind and gentle and allows Daniel to work at his own pace, and it becomes clear that Daniel’s struggle is not his fault. Slowly, Daniel’s shame and anxiety diminish and he begins to learn. And learns he is good at it.
Unteachable is the true story about the moment Daniel’s life changes.
Now, forty years after entering Mrs. Gott’s classroom, Daniel is a distinguished educator. He graduated from Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, MA as class President, attended Harvard University and earned his PhD from UCLA. He has never told anyone he was crippled with dyslexia until this film.
An unknown rock band struggles with a radioactive energy in their music that blows up amps, liquefies tapedecks, and starts electrical fires. On the eve of their first (and possibly last) show, they must decide whether to risk life, limb, and legacy for a 1AM slot on a Tuesday. It could change everything…or nothing at all.