GORILLAS IN THE MIST
1988, Universal, 129 min, USA, Dir: Michael Apted

Inspired by anthropologist Louis Leakey, Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) travels to Africa to study mountain gorillas. Though she developed a remarkable relationship with these apes through her research, Fossey found the human problems of war, poaching and corruption far more difficult to solve. This inspiring real-life drama about the woman who helped save the gorillas from extinction earned Golden Globes and Oscar nominations for both Weaver and composer Maurice Jarre. Costarring Julie Harris and Bryan Brown.


INHERIT THE WIND
1960, Park Circus/MGM, 128 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly propel this classic courtroom drama about the heated prosecution and defense of a science teacher who dared to teach Darwin's evolutionary theory in a classroom. Science and religion go head-to-head in some of the most memorable performances in film history. Nominated for Best Actor (Spencer Tracy), Cinematography, and Screenplay at the 1961 Academy Awards.


THE RIGHT STUFF
1983, Warner Bros., 193 min, USA, Dir: Philip Kaufman

Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward and Jeff Goldblum head the stellar ensemble cast of THE RIGHT STUFF, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book chronicling the exciting early years of the United States’ race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space. Kaufman also wrote the screenplay for the film, which Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called “astonishingly entertaining and great fun.”


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