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August Rush (2007)

Jan 1, 2015

Evan Taylor is an orphan living in an orphanage. He feels a strong connection with his parents through music—and he knows that they love him and that they are searching for him. Evan is convinced that he can find his parents by following the music, so he sets off for New York City where he … read more

Bella (2006)

Jan 1, 2015

José is a former soccer player with a mysterious past that continues to haunt him, even at his job as a chef in New York City. He is a quiet worker, a characteristic that contrasts with his bossy older brother Manny, who owns the restaurant. When Manny fires a young waitress named Nina for being … read more

Belle (2014)

Jan 1, 2015

Based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the film tells the story of the mixed-race daughter of a naval officer who is brought up in the home of her great-uncle, the Lord Chief Justice of England, Lord Mansfield. Because of her skin color, Dido fills an odd place in society—too  aristocratic to dine with the servants, … read more

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

Jan 1, 2015

In this documentary, Ben Stein examines the cases of a number of esteemed scientists and their expulsion from the scientific community because of their belief in the possibility of intelligent design as the foundation of science and nature. Differing from Creationism, intelligent design does not consider the origin of life as detailed in the Bible, … read more

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Jan 1, 2015
It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Free discussion guide. Recommended for junior high school and up.

It’s a Wonderful Life shows just how much ordinary people and everyday heroes can affect their community. The film opens with a conversation in heaven among God, St. Joseph, and a quaint second-class angel named Clarence. They discuss a man named George Bailey who is in trouble, and Clarence is sent down to earth so that he … read more

The Blind Side (2009)

Jan 1, 2015

Based on a true story, The Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher—a quiet, peaceful kid from the rough side of town. His mother is a drug addict, his father has long since abandoned the family, and he hasn’t seen his siblings since he was little. A friend, Big Tony, takes pity on Michael … read more

The King’s Speech (2010)

Jan 1, 2015

Prince Albert (nicknamed Bertie), Duke of York, son of King George V of England, is plagued with a stammer. Over the years, Bertie sees many different doctors with many different techniques for helping him overcome his speech defect, but to no avail. Despite her husband’s resistance, the Duke’s wife visits Lionel Logue, a speech therapist, and … read more

The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)

Jan 1, 2015
The Magic of Ordinary Days

Livy Dunne is a highly educated woman studying to become a professor of archeology at the end of World War II. When a one night tryst with an army soldier leaves Livy pregnant and alone, her preacher father gives her no other choice but to get married as quickly as possible. Through her father’s connections, … read more