From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally – late in life – received the Nobel Prize.
Follow the most important events in the life of George W. Bush. Understand his struggles and triumphs and how he found both his wife and his faith.W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film based on the life of George W. Bush. Directed by Oliver Stone and written by Stanley Weise. Follow the most important events in the life of George W. Bush. Understand his struggles and triumphs and how he found both his wife and his faith. Rent on Youtube.
Legal thriller Dark Waters (2019) tells the story of tenacious attorney Mark Ruffalo, who takes a stand against a chemical company that has been poisoning a local town. From director Todd Haynes (Carol, Wonderstruck), the film is based on real events that affected thousands of people in West Virginia.
In this stark docudrama, a shipyard worker in the Polish city of Gdynia joins a strike that is violently suppressed by the Communist government. Available on Netflix.
The Current War is a 2017 American historical drama film inspired by the 19th-century competition between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse — the greatest inventors of the industrial age — that engage in a battle of technology and ideas that will determine whose electrical system will power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, sees fatal flaws in Edison’s direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.
Movie from 2019. FBI agent Daniel Jones performs an exhaustive investigation into the CIA’s use of torture on suspected terrorists. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the CIA adopted new interrogation techniques. Available on Amazon Prime.
Movie from 2004. After defeating the Persian Empire, King Alexander of Macedonia leads his army across the continent, venturing further than any person from his country has ever gone. Available for rent or buy on Youtube.
Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Selma is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.