Films & Other Videos
Films with: Ryan, Catherine Marie
- My love affair with the brain the life and science of Dr. Marian Diamond /
- How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant flowery hat box? Meet Dr. Marian Diamond, renowned academic and research scientist, and prepare to be smitten. Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg's film follows this remarkable woman over a 5-year period and introduces the viewer to both her many scientific accomplishments and the warm, funny, and thoroughly charming woman herself, who describes her 60-year career researching the human brain as "pure joy." As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it's no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond changed science, and society at large in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Her groundbreaking work is all the more remarkable because it began during an era when so few women entered science at all. Shouted at from the back of the conference hall by noteworthy male academics as she presented her research, and disparaged in the scientific journals of a more conservative era, Dr. Diamond simply did the work and followed where her curiosity led her, bringing about a paradigm shift (or two) in the process. As she points out, in order to get to the answers that matter, you have to start by asking the right questions.
- DVD 12757
- Story of fathers & sons
- Over 400 men and boys were interviewed for this film about the relationship between fathers and sons. The result is a broadly diverse story about real-life fathers and sons of every age, race and emotion. Also includes the stories of NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal, teen TV star Zachery Ty Bryan and actor Edward James Olmos.
- DVD 11464
- Story of mothers & daughters
- Explores the special bond between mothers and daughters by letting dozens of ordinary women share their experiences from the cradle to the grave. Over 500 women were interviewed for this film.
- DVD 12761