One of the most famous American writers of the 20th century, Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, Calif. He is best known for his gritty portrayals of the lives of the working class during the Great Depression, particularly in the novella Of Mice and Men and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath. Through period documents, artwork and other archival material, this program explores Steinbeck's life and work.
Beginning in the 1930's, "The English Patient" tells the story of Count Almásy who is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers.
In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.