Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Felicity Jones star in The Invisible Woman, based on Charles Dickens' love affair with the much younger actress Ellen Ternan. Fiennes performs double-duty by also directing this somber period drama.
The documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali focuses on Ali's attempt to overturn a five year prison sentence after he converted to Islam and refused to serve in Vietnam.
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Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, begins the evening of Sunday the 27th and we have a number of moving documentaries to help us bear witness to the Holocaust's atrocities.
- The Last Flight of Petr Ginz relates the story of a Czechoslovak boy who died in a concentration camp at age 14, leaving behind a diary and many works of art and fiction.
- Friends and family recall Anne Frank in Anne Frank Remembered, which also includes vintage footage and and photos.
- A Film Unfinished focuses on Nazi-made footage of the Warsaw Ghetto, much of which was staged for the outside world.
- Like the well-known Oskar Schindler, Nicholas Winton saved the life of many children during World War II, and the film Nicky's Family brings his name to light.
- The French film Shoah features hours of interviews with survivors, prison guards and local residents and workers.
- Hitler's Children takes a look at the descendants of some of Hitler's top associates and asks how they can deal with their past.