During her lifetime, Marie Curie was seen as an anomaly, not a pioneer. Marie Nöelle’s portrait is untidy and jittery, her Marie methodical and impetuous. To judge by the dialogue, all that concerned Curie was science and love.
Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger show as much generosity of spirit to their subject, prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, as she has displayed to fellow dancers at the New York City Ballet during a storied thirty-year career.
Vashti and Andy Whitfield first appear in the documentary Be Here Now as the vigorous embodiment of positive thinking. Life coach Vashti uses the motivational language of personal power to describe her actor-husband’s career pinnacle, playing the title character in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
The medical documentary Making Rounds examines the lost art of bedside diagnosis, and director Muffie Meyer shows just how vital listening is to the process. Meyer follows eminent cardiologists Valentin Fuster and Herschel Sklaroff as they visit patients and train young doctors at Mount Sinai
Director Peter Nicks spent five months in an Oakland, California emergency room and distilled that footage into a precise day in the life documentary.