Keyword: health


50/50 (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 09/29/2011
Adam Lerner has a pretty great life-with a talented, sexy, artist girlfriend and a cool job with NPR, the 27-year-old seems to have it all. But when Adam discovers he has a rare and possibly fatal form of cancer, his entire life turns to chaos. As his world starts to unravel in every way, Adam finds himself dealing with the well-meaning but totally outrageous attempts by his friends and family to...
Run & Jump

Run & Jump (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 01/23/2014
After a stroke leaves her husband mentally disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. A research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding, interested in documenting the family's recovery process, allows them to get by. Though Vanetia initially resents living under Ted's microscope, she soon finds comfort in his...

Secrets Through the Smoke (2000)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: 11/29/2000
Jeffrey Wigand speaks out against the evil of the tobacco industry.

The Father and the Foreigner (2009)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2009
Diego, a Roman bureaucrat with a handicapped son, meets Walid, a rich Syrian businessman and also the parent of a severely handicapped boy. The two strike up a friendship: they start meeting at Turkish baths, spending lavishly and hanging out with Walid's intriguing sister-in-law Zaira. Diego and Walid then fly off to Syria to check out the parcel of land Walid's bought for his son. Back from the...

3000 Scenarios contre un virus (1993)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 11/29/1993
Thirty short films based on ideas culled from over 3,000 proposals submitted by French students under the age of 20, and directed by a cross-section of volunteer helmers and celebrities to translate the reality of AIDS.
Super Size Me

Super Size Me (2004)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 05/06/2004
Why are Americans so fat? Two words: fast food. What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for an entire month? Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock does just that and embarks on the most perilous journey of his life. The rules? For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must wolf three squares a day; he must consume everything on the menu at least once and supersize...
Fed Up

Fed Up (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 05/08/2014
Everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss is turned upside down as we trace the 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, and resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.
Alive Inside

Alive Inside (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 73 minutes Release date: 07/17/2014
Social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones and offers illuminating...
Zero Charisma

Zero Charisma (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 10/10/2013
Gamer geek Scott Weidemeyer lives with his ill-tempered grandmother and works in a crummy doughnut shop. Once a week, he takes on the role of Game Master, guiding his role-players through a tabletop journey of fantasy and adventure. But when neo-nerd hipster Miles joins his game, Scott begins to resent all the attention Miles receives from other players. Determined to reclaim his power, Scott...
Place at the Table

A Place at the Table (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
Forty-nine million people in the U.S., which includes one out of four children, don't know where their next meal is coming from. The films examines this issue through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors...

Dumbbells (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 01/09/2014
Chris Long is a washed-up college basketball star turned trainer who once had plans for a lucrative NBA career and "the easy life. Now Chris finds himself working at a gym, trapped in a life that lacks purpose and direction. New owner Jack Guy, a shallow Hollywood type, arrives on the scene with big ideas and plenty of his own secrets, and unleashes a plan to turn the gym into a reality show...
America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

America The Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 10/06/2011
In an instant, 29 million Americans became fat, out of shape and dangerously obese and they did it without taking a single bite of food. It was all the result of a decision to change the national standard for obesity. The question is "What was behind a ruling to declare so many people to be fat? Was it political, financial or for the good of humankind?" You'll find out that diet companies have...
Addiction Incorporated

Addiction Incorporated (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 12/13/2011
In the 1980s, the major tobacco company that research scientist Victor DeNoble worked for asked him to find a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks and he succeeded. But in doing so, his research proved that cigarettes were addictive, a fact that the tobacco industry had denied. Despite the confidentiality agreement he had signed, DeNoble testified at the 1994 Congressional...
One Fall

One Fall (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/11/2011
The story of a man who miraculously survived a terrible fall from a spectacular 200 foot- high precipice that is the area's major attraction. After recovering, he abruptly abandoned friends and family and disappeared without explanation. The secret he couldn't share with them was that, while recovering, he had suddenly developed the power to heal others. Tired of running away, he returns home...
Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. (2009)

Rated: PG Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 06/11/2009
The veil on our nation's food industry is lifted, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our...

The Fruit Hunters (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 05/15/2013
In this cinematic trip through nature and commerce, fruit fanatics guide the viewer across culture, history and geography to explore our relationship with fruit and the natural world. Actor Bill Pullman's obsession leads him on a crusade to create a community orchard in the Hollywood Hills. Adventurers scour the jungle for rare mangos, hoping to intervene before the plants are steamrolled by...
Dir: Yung Chang
With: N/A
Dangerous When Wet

Dangerous When Wet (1953)

Rated: None Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 06/17/1953
The Higgins family is a healthy clan of Arkansas farmers who start each day with an energizing swim. When traveling salesman Windy Weebe comes through town, he talks them into swimming the English Channel for prize money that they can use to buy a prize bull for the farm. The Higgins' arrive in Europe with Windy along as their coach and daughter Katie, the strongest swimmer, is entered in the...

The Untouchables (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 05/24/2012
When a French millionaire is paralysed in a paragliding accident, the depressed Parisian takes on a street-smart young black man instead of a trained professional to be his aide. Their unexpected friendship helps both men realise their true potential.
How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 09/20/2012
In the dark days of 1987, the country was six years into the AIDS epidemic, a crisis that was still largely being ignored both by government officials and health organizations - until the sudden emergence of the activist group ACT UP in Greenwich Village, largely made up of HIV-positive participants who refused to die without a fight. Emboldened by the power of rebellion, they took on the...
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 10/04/2012
American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs - almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight, and almost 75% of healthcare spending goes to...
Remote Area Medical

Remote Area Medical (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Three decades ago while living in the Amazon jungle, Stan Brock decided there was a need to organize volunteer pop-up clinics in remote regions of the world, an effort he called Remote Area Medical. Today, 60 percent of his organization's efforts focus on his adopted country, the United States. Here, we observe the three-day clinic that was held in in Bristol, Tennessee, a mere 115 miles from RAM...
Dir: Farihah Zaman
With: N/A

Are You With Me? (1989)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 17 minutes Release date: 11/29/1989
A mother and her teenage daughter both make decisions to insist on safe sex practices in their personal lives.
Dir: Neema Barnette
With: N/A

GMO OMG (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 09/12/2013
Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's...

Facing the Fat (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
A man who weighs over 300 pounds goes under a medically supervised fast for 55 days with no food, only water. His journey details what happens physically, mentally and spiritually to a person during the course of 55 days of food deprivation, starting up a controversy whether this is truly a means to heal your own body or if it causes more harm than good.

Movies Made from Home #15 (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012