A film by Cynthia Hill. Just by being truthful and honest with its subjects, Cynthia Hill's film feels like a call to action. Listen to it. Brisk and disturbing, it should be an eye-opener to anyone whose understanding of domestic violence amounts to the ignorant suggestion, "Why didn't you leave? Cynthia Hill. Cynthia Hill is a Durham, NC-based filmmaker known for crafting story-driven and visually-rich documentaries. She is currently directing a true crime documentary that is in development with HBO.
Behind Closed Doors
TV 22 min Animation, Comedy. In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. Votes: , R min Biography, Comedy, Drama. Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.
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To commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, Hot Corn has decided to focus on the subject of domestic abuse in film over the decades. Though in some ways uplifting — sisters are doing it for themselves! Paula endures the sound of footsteps in the attic, mysteriously missing items and even the dimming of the gas lights in her home. Bergman deservedly picked up an Oscar for her performance. She has married Tom, had a son and finds herself abused and alone when her loser hubby is sent to prison. The psychologically and physically abused woman makes one bad decision after another, including dancing in seedy clubs and moving in with Dave Terence Stamp , a handsome rogue who also ends up behind bars. Instead, Joy does what most women of her class and time did: she returns to her husband in the hope it will not end too badly. Carol White excels as Joy in this cautionary tale. She takes her daughter and goes on the run, but when her husband tracks her down she decides to take justice into her own hands.
Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller. The writer-director Xavier Legrand has spent almost a decade looking into the grim facts of spousal abuse, the subject of his Oscar-nominated short, Just Before Losing Everything , and its feature-length sequel, Custody. I spoke with psychologists. I met with women who were victims of domestic violence. I attended groups for men who have been violent. I spent nights with the police responding to calls. It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller. They know that danger can be lurking everywhere.