Dennis Weaver stars in this TV movie as a blue-collar family man who has earned his own keep for 40 years. He holds down a well-paying job at a Massachusetts factory–until one day, when he is summarily dismissed. The reason? He has spent his adult life harboring a terrible secret: he has never learned to read or write.
It’s 1969, and 17-year-old David Milgaard’s car has stalled near an alley where a woman is stabbed and murdered. Now he’s the main suspect and soon faces a life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His mother, Joyce, crusades for his release, but every attempt for appeal or parole is denied because he won’t admit to the crime he didn’t do. As David’s will to survive erodes, his mother’s determination to maintain her son’s innocence and fight to win his freedom thrives. Based on a true story.
A view of man’s perpetual struggle for self-destruction, in which we glimpse a world where rockets are part of everyone’s lives. In the end the red button is accidentally pressed by a careless caretaker, expressing the fear in all our minds.
A half-cast used cars salesman wants anything from the white society and is ready to do anything to get it. But when he is accused of murdering his half-sister who was killed with his rifle, he flees to an indian village. He doesn’t feel any more at home there than in the white city. He decides to go back to find and punish the killer.
A woman and her delinquent rebellious teen daughter return to their small hometown after the death of the woman’s distant father. Old wounds reopen quickly but they soon find a reason to stay. Will they find peace or more scars?
David takes his autistic child to a new therapy center and meets Dr. Rachel Lindsey. Their chemistry results in an affair that doesn’t help her already-shaky marriage.
Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his affection for Giulietta and admiration for the performers gives him a new lease on life, Giulietta’s father, the leader of the troupe, opposes the relationship and is determined to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Frac and Giulietta discover a gang of children who are held prisoner by a criminal leader who forces them to do his bidding, and they devise a plan to win the kids their freedom.
This animated film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected problem arises, these comfortable connections are compromised. Wendy Tilby uses a painstaking animation process involving painting on glass and stop-action filming.