Good Meds, Bad Meds: American Health Care On Screen

Good Meds, Bad Meds: American Health Care On Screen

Friday, April 9 - Monday, July 5, 2010

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On the heels of historic reform, we’re bringing you our own healthcare program! A strong dose of American movies that focus on heroic doctors and traumatized patients, menacing hospitals, valiant nurses and unforeseen side effects, “Good Meds, Bad Meds” spans pre-Code comedy, women’s weepies, film noir and post-Vietnam drama.


Spellbound

Spellbound

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2012
35mm print "In 1945, Freud & Co were beginning to have a profound influence on American thinking, so armed with a script by Ben Hecht and the services of a consultant, Hitchcock decided... more...



Panic in the Streets

Panic in the Streets

Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18, 2010
"This best and most neglected of Elia Kazan's early features (1950) is an expert and taut thriller about a public health doctor (Richard Widmark) trying to find a gang of thieves, one of whom may be... more...



Bigger Than Life

Bigger Than Life

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25, 2010
"In 1955, the year that frames the drama in Revolutionary Road, famed New Yorker medical writer Berton Roueché published a true account of a Queens schoolteacher driven to the brink by a negative... more...



Magnificent Obsession

Magnificent Obsession

Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2, 2010
"Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town’s only resuscitator -- at the very moment that beloved local... more...



The Cobweb

The Cobweb

Friday, May 7 - Sunday, May 9, 2010
Not on DVD! "Minnelli reunited with producer John Houseman for this star-packed ensemble piece based on William Gibson's popular novel about life inside a high-class psychiatric clinic.... more...



Internes Can’t Take Money

Internes Can’t Take Money

Friday, May 21 - Sunday, May 23, 2010
"[A] significant revelation... unexpectedly delicate... INTERNES (the antiquated spelling comes from the source material, a magazine story by the prolific Max Brand) casts [Barbara] Stanwyck as a young... more...



Coming Home

Coming Home

Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31, 2010
"Four stars! When Sally Hyde's (Jane Fonda's) husband (Bruce Dern) goes off to fight the [Vietnam] war, though, she finds herself on her own for the first time in her life. There's no home, no high school,... more...



The Hospital

The Hospital

Friday, June 4 - Sunday, June 6, 2010
"'My God!' shouts Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), the chief of medicine at a huge, modern New York City hospital that appears to be collapsing into premature ruins, 'the incompetence here is absolutely... more...



Night Nurse

Night Nurse

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13, 2010
"Lora Hart (Barbara Stanwyck) is hired by the less than scrupulous Dr. Ranger (Ralf Harolde) to care for the Ritchey children, two little girls suffering from poor health. The girl's mother (Charlotte... more...



People Will Talk

People Will Talk

Friday, June 18 - Sunday, June 20, 2010
"A bracingly bilious and loquacious Mankiewicz film that turns a highly esteemed gynaecologist (Grant) into a mouthpiece for the director's State of the Union address. The US of A is in a terrible state,... more...



One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Friday, July 2 - Monday, July 5, 2010
"We meet a classic outsider -- R.P. McMurphy, a quintessentially sane convict sent to the institution as a punishment for troublemaking -- whose charisma and gall allow him to break through to a group... more...





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