Study Guide Themes Archives: Science


Lift, a penetrating film set in Boston dealing with the bonds between a mother and a daughter is part melodrama, part consumerist critique, part heist flick. Lift portrays an embittered mother-daughter relationship located within a circle of dysfunctional friends and associates who aspire to materialism they cannot afford.

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A Light Beneath Their Feet

Beth, an Evanston high school senior, has a bright future ahead. As she prepares to go to college, Beth must decide if she will stay near home and remain dedicated to caring for her bipolar mother or follow her own path. Emotionally raw and bracingly honest, this coming of-age drama balances the pull of familial obligations against personal aspirations.

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