With earnest hopes for a fresh start, Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) sets her sights on a high-paying job at an Alaska cannery. But her journey takes a heartbreaking detour when her beloved dog, Lucy, goes missing.
Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the word's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from the island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island. Based on the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard.
Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy.
When Wendy Carroll's car breaks down, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions for herself and her dog.
A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. Based on the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard.
Jon Savage and his sister Wendy don't get along too well and they would both prefer not to try. Growing up with an abusive and absentee father, neither one has any idea about how to live in a loving family unit. But when they get the news that their elderly father Lenny is starting to show signs of dementia, and that his girlfriend refuses to care for him any longer, the two siblings must put aside their differences and come together to help a man who was never there for them.
When asked what he would do differently in the five years since his ALS diagnosis, Stephen Heywood replied, "Have more sex on film."
What would you do if at 29 you only have a few years to live? So Much So Fast is about the remarkable events set in motion when Stephen Heywood discovered he had the paralyzing neural disorder ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
Over 5 years, Oscar nominees Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan track one family’s ferocious response to an orphan disease: the kind of disease drug companies ignore because there’s not enough profit in curing it.
With no medical background, Stephen’s brother Jamie creates a guerilla-science research group and in two years builds it from three people in a basement to a multi-million dollar ALS mouse facility, the largest anywhere. Finding a drug in time becomes Jamie’s obsession.
Stephen says you can’t live every day like it’s your last (since you’d be hung over every morning). Instead, he gets married, has a son and rebuilds two houses. He and his wife Wendy’s laser-like observations of the world and their predicament go to the heart of the fragility of being alive.
Ascher and Jordan were inducted into the stunning world of ALS when Jeanne’s mother, who is featured in their film Troublesome Creek (Sundance Grand Jury Prize), came down with the disease. Like the Jordan family of Troublesome Creek, the Heywoods are smart, acerbic and capable of upending the clichés of their situation with black humor and real insight.
So Much So Fast makes tangible the bonds between parents and children, husbands and wives, and siblings who are also best friends. We watch as some of these bonds withstand unimaginable pressure and others break. Audiences get an inside view of scientific discovery and what happens when a group of researchers goes up against the scientific establishment.
So Much So Fast is about the biggest questions of life. The answers are never what you’d expect.
High school student Wendy Christensen fails to stop the ill-fated rollercoaster ride that she predicted would cause the deaths of several of her friends.
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