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Films with: Lachman, Edward

Carol
Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.
DVD 11532
Far from heaven
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it.
DVD 1755
Mississippi masala
In this exotic and erotic interracial love story, an African American businessman falls for a beautiful Indian immigrant, whose family was expelled from Uganda, only to encounter shock and outrage from both families.
DVD 5646
My family
Follows the lives of three generations of Mexican Americans.
DVD 5723
Prairie home companion
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
DVD 4610
S1m0ne
Critically acclaimed director Viktor Taransky has discovered the perfect actress. She is beautiful, talented, and virtually perfect in every way ... She is Simone, a digitally constructed, computer generated actress.
DVD 10976
Say amen, somebody
"One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg's masterpiece -- a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins."--Container
DVD 13337