Category: Biography

July 1, 2021 / Biography

This documentary presents the story of Dorothy Stratten, who was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Year in 1980. Stratten was murdered by her husband, Paul Snider. The film investigates the playmate’s past, the dynamics of her relationship with her husband, and the events surrounding her violent demise.

May 27, 2021 / Biography

The life of noted Swiss painter Aloïse, whose work was accomplished during 40 years in a mental hospital to which she was commited after protesting against World War I.

March 11, 2021 / Biography

The spectacular life and times of Toulouse-Lautrec, his painting and party-going, his lust for life and sympathy for outcasts and prostitutes, and around him, a sweeping portrait of the 19th century, which he lived through with such style and bravado.

March 6, 2021 / Biography

Movie based on the true story of Helen Keller, now an adult, and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Their close relationship is threatened when John Macy, a caring young professor at the college Helen attends, comes between them. John and Annie fall in love and marry and the two women must choose what is more important — the love between a man and woman or the bond between the two of them.

February 22, 2021 / Biography

A look at artist Mark Hicks of Manhattan Beach, California, a quadriplegic since falling out of a tree at age 14. His work is examined, along with a discussion of his being a student at UCLA, culminating with his first gallery show in San Francisco.

November 21, 2020 / Biography

Based on Bleier’s 1975 autobiography of the same name, it tells the story of how, after becoming a running back for the Steelers in 1968, he was then drafted by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Injured by a bullet to the thigh and a hand grenade to the lower right leg, Rocky is told that he will never walk again. Not only does he walk again after a long rehabilitation, Rocky returns to train with the Steelers. With the sympathy and support of his wife Aleta, Steelers owner Art Rooney, and coach Chuck Noll, Rocky makes the team again, and helps them become Super Bowl champions.

November 21, 2020 / Biography

WWI flyer Eddie Rickenbaker remembers his life which brought him from a car salesman, race driver and pilot in WWI, to an important person in the early years of civil airline service, after his plane crashed in the South Pacific in late 1942.

November 13, 2020 / Animation