Keyword: illness

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 07/05/1994
Forrest Gump tells his remarkable life story to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. He taught Elvis Presley to dance, became a football star and met JFK and LBJ. He served with honor in Vietnam and spoke at an anti-war rally at the...
Amour

Amour (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 12/18/2012
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Giver

The Giver (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
Jonas is a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realized that the stakes a higher than imagined - a matter...
50/50

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...

The Hollars (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Stepmom

Stepmom (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/24/1998
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new...
Another Me

Another Me (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 84 minutes Release date: 08/21/2014
Teenager Fay's carefree days are over when her father becomes ill and she and her mother have to go live in a housing project in Cardiff. Then she begins to experience paranormal phenomena and an elderly neighbor claims to have seen her in places where she has not been. Faye suspects a school rival of causing the problems until her mother tells her about her identical twin who died at birth. Can...
Sessions

The Sessions (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 10/18/2012
Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, a man confined to an iron lung decides - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
Theory Of Everything

Theory Of Everything (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/06/2014
Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde fell deeply in love while students at Cambridge. A healthy, active young man, Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in...

Chronic (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/29/2014
Wind Rises

The Wind Rises (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
This biographical film is about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man responsible for the design and creation of the famous Japanese World War II Zero Fighter aircraft. Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. Jiro's childhood is filled with dreams of engineering and, in adulthood, he creates an elegant...
Aimer, boire et chanter

Aimer, boire et chanter (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 03/25/2014
While rehearsing for a new play, Colin and Kathryn receive the news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live. Things start to unravel not just for Kathryn, who was once George's partner, but also for her friends Tamara and Monica. The full force of the emotional turmoil they experienced in their youth and their long-buried dreams are rekindled. Much to the chagrin...
Immigrant

The Immigrant (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland In search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno...

Naked Opera (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
Brilliant and wealthy Marc has a terminal illness, and in his last days, he tries to embrace life to its fullest. Every weekend, he escapes from his businessman routine to indulge in the companionship of young men in the luxury hotels in major cities where Mozart's "Don Giovanni" is being performed. But then his life begins to unravel when he falls in love with a porn star and follows him into the...
Dir: Angela Christlieb
With: N/A
Cléo de 5 à 7

Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/03/1962
A spoiled and beautiful young pop singer wanders across Paris while awaiting the results of a medical test that may show she has cancer.
Extraordinary Measures

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

Rated: PG Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/21/2010
When both of their children are diagnosed with a rare disease and given less than a year to live, John and Aileen Crowley, a working class couple, refuse to sit back and watch them die. After learning that a researcher may be on the brink of finding a cure, the couple goes to great lengths to finance his work in a race against the clock to save their children's lives.
Separation

A Separation (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/29/2011
This is the story about the dissolution of a marriage, set in contemporary Iran. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband, Nader, and daughter Termeh. When Nader refuses to leave behind his father, who suffers from Alzheimer's, Simin sues for divorce. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist...
Phantom

Phantom (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
The captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, the captain discovers he...
Assault on Wall Street

Assault on Wall Street (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Jim is an average New Yorker living a peaceful life with a well-paying job and a loving family. Suddenly, his life changes when the economy crashes, causing him to lose everything. Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for what's been taken from him.
Lullaby

Lullaby (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
25-year-old Jonathan Lowenstein lives in Los Angeles, estranged from his wealthy upper Eastside New York family. One day he gets the call that his father, Robert, who has been ill for ten years, has 36 hours to live and he rushes to New York where he is joined by his mother Rachel and sister Karen. Jonathan's father reveals he is tired of fighting his battle with cancer, and has requested that he...
This Is Where We Live

This Is Where We Live (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
In the Texas Hill Country, Diane Sutton cares for her son August who has cerebral palsy and her husband who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Overwhelmed by her family's needs, she hires local handyman Noah to help out around the house. When Diane notices a special connection developing between August and Noah, she offers him extra money for helping out with the boy's care. As Noah and August...
The Best Offer

The Best Offer (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 12/31/2013
Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert at a leading auction house. He leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the complications of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful and mysterious Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family's art collection, Virgil becomes increasingly fascinated by her, who will only communicate with him...
Amazing Catfish

The Amazing Catfish (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
When 20-something Claudia is admitted to the hospital with appendicitis, she shares a room with ailing matriarch Martha. As the two pass a bag of potato chips between their beds, they find themselves bonding. Martha has four children from three different fathers and Claudia has been on her own all her life. When Martha sees Claudia walking home after her surgery, she offers her a lift. Claudia...
Iron Lady

The Iron Lady (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 12/29/2011
Set in the present day, "The Iron Lady" spends three days with Margaret Thatcher, now in her 80s, her world constrained by her security needs and the debilities of age. Living in a world of female caretakers, she is consoled by conversations with her husband, Denis, who has passed on but whose imagined presence provides companionship. Making yet another of the many tough decisions of her turbulent...
Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
Real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was upended in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned by many of his old friends and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, Ron decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the...