Category: Biography

March 20, 2019 / Biography

In this biopic set in 16th-century Spain, the famed Italian painter El Greco journeys to Toledo, Spain to paint an altarpiece. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with a beautiful local girl. It is she who warns him that the Inquisition is gathering evidence against him.

March 15, 2019 / Adventure
March 4, 2019 / Biography

Piaf is a play by Pam Gems that focuses on the life and career of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. This biographical drama with music portrays the singer in as a self-destructive, promiscuous alcoholic and junkie who, in one controversial scene, urinates in public.

February 21, 2019 / Biography
January 28, 2019 / Biography

Hanna’s War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel’s “Joan of Arc”. As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and trained by the British to serve as a commando. After completing her training in Britain, she parachutes into Yugoslavia with a commando team to establish escape routes across the Hungarian-Yugoslavian border for downed British pilots. Her attempts to save Hungarian Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, however, leads to her capture, torture and demise at the hands of the Gestapo and the Nazi-controlled Hungarian police.

December 19, 2018 / Biography
December 1, 2018 / Biography

Gaby: A True Story is about a young woman — the child of rich European refugees living in Mexico — who was stricken with cerebral palsy at birth. Though her body is completely paralyzed, her mind is unaffected, and she is able to become a college graduate and an acclaimed author. 

November 19, 2018 / Biography

Television movie based on the autobiography of Patty Duke. Tells the story of her turbulent life as a child star and adult actress, and of her ultimate triumph over mental illness.