Malik (Omar Epps) is an African-American student attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a "professional student" who has been at Columbus for six years so far, becomes friendly with Malik and challenges his views about race and politics in America.
Backcountry snowboarder Jeremy Jones will leave tracks on signature lines in the close-to-home playgrounds he's made his own in Jackson Hole and Lake Tahoe, while also making history with far-flung first descents in the Eastern Alaska Range and the Himalayas of Nepal where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.
Vera Farmiga's directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, depicts the landscape of a tight-knit spiritual community thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith. Inspired by screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs' memoir This Dark World, the film tells the story of a thoughtful woman's struggles with belief, love, and trust - in human relationships as well as in God.
When the Universe decides what it wants, it's pointless to resist. With his family's life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world – or destroy it.
1943 musical comedy with Frank Sinatra. A valet to a bankrupt millionaire plans to rebuild his boss's fortune by passing a scullery maid off as a high-society debutante. Based on a 1940 Broadway musical.
After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans handyman and blues singer-songwriter Gabe Recolte (Keb' Mo') was bereft. Left homeless and heartbroken, he had been forced to evacuate and relocate before he could tell club owner Hattie (Holness) how much he cares for her.
Ashamed for being a debt-collecting thug, David believes that he is an ugly duckling waiting to become a swan. Through an unlikely mentor he finds out that life has indeed something very special in store for him.
Set against the awesome backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness, a disillusioned FBI agent decides to retire and join his buddy running an air frieght business. When his friend is murdered and unjustly branded a bootlegger, the former agent sets out to clear his friend's name.
Following some of the world's top snowboarders and skiers on the hunt for their next thrill, Warren Miller's film travels from Alaska to Switzerland to shoot world-class athletes taking on nature's riskiest challenges. With jaw-dropping action from the likes of World Cup champ Jeremy Bloom, big-mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Seth Morrison, and ski-base jumping innovator Shane McConkey, Miller captures a wealth of unimaginable moments.
Another Canadian screwball comedy involving a horny college man who can't decide between his girlfriend and his teacher.
The cinematography is breathtaking but the unifying theme is lifestyle, the common bond that unites climbers around the globe. It's a year in the life. What motivates these athletes to court danger? Higher Ground celebrates mountain culture through the eyes of world-class climbers. The film focuses on these climbers' drive to explore, their passion for the mountains and the climbing lifestyle. From big wall first ascents in Zion, Utah and winter alpine ascents in the Canadian Rockies to big wall ski descents in coastal British Columbia, Higher Ground spotlights some of the continent's most inaccessible terrain and the people who thrive there. A lens into their boundary-breaking passion illustrates what mountain culture is: an obsession. Featuring: Mike Anderson, John Chilton, Audrey Gariepy, Phil Gruber, Shawn Huisman, Sean Isaac, Lisa Korthals, Guy Lacelle, Rob Owens, Ines Papert, Rob Pizem, Andrew Querner, Scott Semple, and Josh Wharton.
Rheal Cormier: Always higher presents a portrait of the left-hander Rheal Cormier Acadian. From St-André-LeBlanc near Cap-Pelé, Cormier has played for 16 years in the major leagues, a record for a French player. He left his mark with among others the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos. It has stirred partisan enthusiasm and pride of the Acadians throughout his career. The documentary reveals the demands of professional sport, whether physical or psychological, and reflects the support he received along the way from family and peers.
During the Nazi occupation of a Czech city civilians are being rounded up on the slightest of pretexts and shot. One day three high school boys who crack jokes about a recently deceased "hero of the Reich" are pulled out of school by the Gestapo.
The stooges are auto mechanics working for the R.A.F. in England. After wrecking an officers car they need a place to hide, but their choice, a sewer pipe, turns out to a bomb which is dropped on the enemy. Finding themselves behind enemy lines, Moe and Curly disguise as German officers and Larry dresses as a seductive fraulein. While general Bommel chases after Larry, Moe and Curly steal the secret plans from the high command.
Fast paced snowmobile action starring today’s most respected yet notorious Alaskan outlaw sledders: Dan Ferguson, Jason Semler, Blaze, Sam Carver, Kenny Karz, Seth Wells and Levi Levallee
An absurd black comedy adapted from the short story by Toby Litt.
The Higher Mortals is a film produced by the Children's Film Unit in 1993, directed by Colin Finbow and distributed by Channel Four Films. It was filmed in south Suffolk and north Essex, and received its sole TV transmission on Channel 4 on 25 September 1994, also being shown at the 1994 Edinburgh International Film Festival. It deals with the problems suffered by many smaller girls' boarding schools during the early 1990s recession, and makes use of metaphor and analogy in its critique of the John Major government of the day. It notably features early appearances by the now prominent actresses Jemima Rooper and Clemency Burton-Hill.
Ellen Young (Katey Segal), a loving wife and mother and a successful realtor, leads a seemingly perfect life until she discovers that she's terminally ill with cancer. With just months to live, Ellen finds nurse Claire Hutton (Annabeth Gish), who becomes an integral part of the family's life -- and to whom she entrusts her husband's and child's well-being after she's gone.
"Piled Higher and Deeper" The Movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular online comic strip by Jorge Cham. It was filmed on location at and was produced in partnership with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The film introduces audiences to the unique and funny culture of Academia and follows four graduate students (Cecilia, Mike, Tajel and the “Nameless Grad Student”) as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives with humor and heart.
KEEPIN' THE FAITH: HIGHER GROUND - After his beloved church burns down, Pastor Marcus inherits another church and several million dollars from his mean Aunt Fema, but it comes with strings attached.
Higher Ground is an American-Canadian drama action television show shot outside Vancouver, British Columbia. The series ran from January 14, 2000 - June 16, 2000 and aired on Fox Family. It stars Joe Lando, Hayden Christensen, A.J. Cook, Meghan Ory, Kandyse McClure, and Jewel Staite. Higher Ground told the story of Mount Horizon High School, a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, where the students learned to face their personal struggles with addiction, abuse, or disorders.