Joan of Arc

Although All Saints’ Day refers to all saints, both known and unknown, here’s a classic 1948 film about one of the most famous saints. Devout in her faith and dedicated… Read More

1776

With the 4th of July less than a week away, here’s a classic musical that takes us back to the founding of a new nation. It’s the summer of 1776,… Read More

Nightjohn

“Words are freedom.” Sarny is a young girl growing up as a slave on a Southern plantation in the 1830’s. Though life is rough, she feels fortunate to be chosen… Read More

Au revoir, les enfants

This week’s film, whose title translates to Goodbye, Children, is a foreign drama that’s more appropriate for older viewers. In 1944 occupied France, the young Julien miserably returns to the… Read More

Newsies

Here’s an underdog musical drama with a number of catchy songs from the songwriters behind other Disney classics, such as Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. In New York City,… Read More

The Wind Rises

Studio Ghibli is best known for its fantastical adventure stories, but in this week’s film we take a look at something different from them, as they dramatize the life of… Read More

Empire of the Sun

It’s the 1940s, and Jamie Graham (played by a young Christian Bale) is a British schoolboy living in Shanghai with his parents. He enjoys an upper class lifestyle, but takes… Read More

The Long Walk Home

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, here’s an historical drama from 1990. In 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, the upper-class well-to-do Miriam (Sissy Spacek) is happy to have the help… Read More

Les Misérables

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” When prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is released on parole, his status as an ex-convict makes him an outcast,… Read More

Monsieur Vincent

Here’s a classic French film based on the life of a famous saint. It’s the year 1617 when Vincent arrives in Chatillon, France, to serve as the area’s new priest.… Read More

Unbroken

Here’s another film more appropriate for older viewers. With the Olympic games currently underway in Japan, here’s a true story about an Olympic runner in Japan… albeit under very different… Read More