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Your search by 'Medical/Health' identified 23 films

  • American Animal

    American Animal

    USA , 2011 , 95 min. Jimmy is sick. But Jimmy is tired of being sick, so this morning, Jimmy decides he is no longer sick—he’s happy. An existential fantasy set in a downtown LA loft, Matt D’Elia’s debut feature walks the line between silliness and madness, all the while nodding to classic cinema. Jimmy, it’s showtime!... more
  • Attenberg

    Attenberg

    Greece , 2010 , 95 min. In a small, industrial Greek town, Marina is finally ready to undergo a sexual awakening at the age of 23. Thus unfolds the human experience in Attenberg, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s quirky, tongue-in-cheek drama about sex, death, and synchronized dancing.... more
  • Bob and the Monster

    Bob and the Monster

    USA , 2011 , 87 min. Documentarian Keirda Bahruth spent six years tracing the rise, fall, and near-miraculous return of Thelonious Monster frontman Bob Forrest—from arrogant young singer-songwriter poised for megastardom to heroin-addled wreck to compassionate addiction counselor.... more
  • Come On Down and Pick Me Up

    Come On Down and Pick Me Up

    USA , 2011 , 9 min. This doc paints the portrait of Fred Kress—a man within weeks of dying from terminal liver disease. After receiving the diagnosis, Fred turned his room into a neon hallucination, covering it with fluorescent alien masks... more
  • Fear of Falling

    Fear of Falling

    Poland , 2011 , 90 min. Tomek’s dark past catches up with him when he gets a call from the psychiatric hospital in his hometown: his estranged father has just been admitted, compelling Tomek to return home in an attempt to restore a father-son bond long lost. Polish director Bartosz Konopka shows great promise... more
  • Floating

    Floating

    Israel , 2010 , 30 min. Ruet is fat; Lilach is anorexic. Both have been sent by their parents to a children’s ward for treatment. Will the friendship they forge lead them to accept treeatment? Or will two rebellious girls with serious diseases... more
  • Fragomeni, the Last Round

    Fragomeni, the Last Round

    Italy , 2011 , 13 min. A TV reporter goes to a hospital to interview an old man who has been mugged and injured. But once there, he finds that deadlines may take a backseat to the truth.... more
  • Library of Dust

    Library of Dust

    USA , 2011 , 16 min. The discovery of thousands of abandoned, corroded urns at a state mental hospital inspires an unusual photo exhibit that reveals secrets, influences political decisions, and reunites families.... more
  • Lifelike

    Lifelike

    USA , 2011 , 10 min. A taxidermist coolly goes about his business.... more
  • More to Live For

    More to Live For

    USA , 2011 , 83 min. In More to Live For, Noah Hutton follows three cancer patients in a desperate search for the one bone-marrow donor that could save them. Connected in their fight for survival, they’re on a singular mission—to bring awareness about bone marrow donation.... more
  • The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising

    The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising

    USA , 2011 , 40 min. Rick Finkelstein was paralyzed in a ski accident on Aspen Mountain. With a severed spine and internal trauma, he wasn't expected to live. Six years, nine surgeries, and a seeming lifetime of rehab later, he returned to Aspen. This stunning documentary follows Finkelstein and other champions.... more
  • Mud Flower

    Mud Flower

    Mexico , 2011 , 100 min. In this tough-as-nails drama from Mexico, Augusto leaves his wife and throws himself headlong into the underbelly of Tampico on a crazed search for pretty young orphan Marlene—who has, not entirely unwillingly, entered into prostitution.... more
  • Never Make It Home

    Never Make It Home

    USA , 2011 , 76 min. Split Lip Rayfield toured the heartland for 10 years playing “acoustic, scorched-earth slamgrass.” Then passionate frontman Kirk Rundstrom was diagnosed with fatal esophageal cancer—but he knew exactly what to do.... more
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Turkey , 2011 , 157 min. Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Three Monkeys, SDFF31) returns to Denver with this deliberately paced legal and medical drama; centering on a single act of murder, it plays out as a challenging yet rewarding Dostoevskian meditation on good, evil, and human malaise.... more
  • Oxygen

    Oxygen

    Belgium , 2010 , 98 min. In this observant, intimate Belgian drama, a group of young cystic fibrosis patients explore life on borrowed time. This could be relentlessly grim subject matter—but thanks to director Hans Van Nuffel, writer Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, and a spirited cast, Oxygen has buoyancy... more
  • Princess

    Princess

    Finland , 2010 , 100 min. In his first dramatic feature, Finnish documentarian Arto Halonen tells the real-life tale of Anna Lappaleinen, a charming psychotic who imagined herself a displaced royal with connections to all the crowned heads of Europe—and who survived the sometimes reckless fashions of post-WWII psychiatry.... more
  • Rhonda's Party

    Rhonda's Party

    Canada , 2010 , 8 min. The retirement home is all atwitter in anticipation of Rhonda’s 100th birthday celebration.... more
  • Rocky Flats: Legacy

    Rocky Flats: Legacy

    USA , 2011 , 22 min. This Colorado documentary is about former Rocky Flats nuclear workers who are fighting for their lives against the government, as well as those who have died waiting for help.... more
  • The Sacred Science

    The Sacred Science

    USA , 2011 , 77 min. Documentarians Nick Polizzi and Dan Bailey accompany eight people suffering from cancer, depression, diabetes, and other ailments to the Amazonian rain forest, where shamans employ centuries-old traditions of medicinal and spiritual healing—traditions under modernist siege—to help them get well.... more
  • Salar

    Salar

    Bolivia , 2011 , 19 min. Two paths cross in an isolated Bolivian village: that of a disgruntled American doctor and a Bolivian salt miner who's just been stabbed in the hand.... more
  • Scars: Ben LaMarca

    Scars: Ben LaMarca

    USA , 2011 , 7 min. In this segment of an ongoing interview project, which investigates the origins of scars, a shooting victim recalls a life-changing moment in vivid detail.... more
  • Semper Fi: Always Faithful

    Semper Fi: Always Faithful

    USA , 2011 , 76 min. For 30 years, over a million soldiers lived at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, unaware of their exposure to toxic water—or its role in their illnesses. This searing documentary chronicles one Marine’s fight for justice after losing his nine-year–old daughter to leukemia.... more
  • Volcano

    Volcano

    Iceland , 2011 , 99 min. Writer-director Rúnar Rúnarsson describes his feature debut as a “coming-of-age story about a 67-year-old man.” Against the backdrop of an Icelandic coastal town decimated by a volcano in the 1970s, this understated but moving drama examines existential loss.... more
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