Heartland Truly Moving Pictures has released its Top 10 list of Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films of 2012.
No. 10 -- "Moonrise Kingdom" -- Off the coast of New England in 1965, two 12-year-olds fall in love and run away together. As authorities try to hunt them down, a storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful community is turned upside down.
No. 9 -- "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" -- Fred is asked by a fishing-obsessed Arab Sheik to do the impossible – introduce salmon to the Yemen. The Arab says that fishing brings him closer to God, and he hopes it will do the same to his countrymen.
No. 8 -- "Chimpanzee" -- A young chimpanzee, Oscar, and his amusing approach to life display family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s chimpanzee family -- including his mom and the group’s leader — navigates the complex territory of the forest.
No. 7 -- "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" -- A happily married couple can’t wait to start a family. When Timothy shows up at their door one night, The Greens-and their town- learn that the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts.
No. 6 -- “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” -- The story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires globally and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. The portrait provides a exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling figures.
No. 4 -- "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" -- A year after his father died on Sept. 11, Oskar tries to keep his connection with him. He uncovers links to the dad he misses, the mom who seems far away and the whole dangerous world around him.
No. 5 -- "Brave" -- Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
No. 3 -- "The Intouchables" -- Philippe became paralyzed and needs a caretaker. The only person he wanted was Driss, a man from the projects who wanted to be rejected & keep collecting unemployment. Driss is hired and an unlikely friendship forms.
No. 2 -- "Les Misérables" -- A story of broken dreams and love, sacrifice and redemption—a testament to the endurance of the human spirit. Lives change forever when Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter.
No. 1 -- "Lincoln" -- In a nation divided by war, the president pursues a course of action to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage to succeed, his choices will change the fate of generations to come.
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