What Americans Never See

The best shows from around the world are screened each year at the Banff Festival. Why do so few of them reach the U.S.?

The heroine of Superlady truly lives up to her name. A single mother who works in a supermarket, she struggles to support four children while coping with a horde of distractions: a crazy ex-husband who thinks he is being attacked by cosmic rays, a girlfriend who shows up on her doorstep (with kids) to take refuge from a violent lover, a government bureaucracy that takes away her housing allowance the minute she earns a little extra income. This made- for-TV movie has more authentic feminist spirit than Murphy Brown, more realism and heart than The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,...

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