THE SLEEPY TIME GAL
2001, 108 min, USA, Dir: Christopher Munch

A Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee, this haunting indie gem about missed opportunities stars Jacqueline Bisset as a woman nearing the end of her life and Martha Plimpton as the daughter she had given up for adoption. Costarring Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan and Seymour Cassel. “Munch's screenplay is tenderly observant of his characters. He watches them as they float within the seas of their personalities. … His people are all stuck with who they are and speak in thoughtful, well-considered words, as if afraid of being misquoted by destiny.” – Roger Ebert.


PARENTHOOD
1989, Universal, 124 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard

Raising children has never seemed so hilarious, frustrating and true to life as in this delightful dramedy from director Ron Howard. Featuring an Oscar-winning original song from Randy Newman, the film follows overwhelmed parents-of-three Gil (Steve Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) as they learn to juggle work, friends and their extended family of four generations. The stellar ensemble includes Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest, who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


THE GOONIES
1985, Warner Bros., 114 min, USA, Dir: Richard Donner

Sean Astin, Ke Huy Quan, Martha Plimpton and Corey Feldman embark on a daring adventure that somehow weaves dirt bikes, bank robbers, pirate maps, James Bond-esque gadgetry, Joe Pantoliano and a super-powered mutant named Sloth into a fantastically fast-paced movie! The screenplay by Chris Columbus (GREMLINS), based on Steven Spielberg’s story, does not talk down to kids.


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