Documentary filmmaker Peter Rosen explores the life and music of Armenian-born Soviet composer Khachaturian, who flourished despite working in politically tumultuous times under Stalin. Featuring historic footage, concert performances and passages from the ballets "Spartacus" and "Gayne," this retrospective sheds welcome light on a musical genius and places his legacy within the broader context of 20th-century Russian music.
Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer in New York, falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda He has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but soon he finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.
This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family.
"Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.