Some movies reach beyond their imagery to inspire us to take fresh looks at the world we experience and the mirrors we examine. Such films inspire us to reach beyond what we may see on screen to explore how we react with our hearts.
Last year, the New York Film Festival introduced “Roma”, the magical film about a family trying to learn what life can mean as they maneuver through the details of day-to-day life. At first these people, and their routines, may seem less than remarkable, perhaps typical of prosperous families in Mexico City in the 1970s when the film is set. But we soon learn that what burns beneath the surface defines this home, as the grandmother dotes on the children and parents navigate the tension in their marriage.