Our next movie for Women's History Month celebrates two extraordinary women- Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. The Miracle Worker is based on the play which was based on Keller's autobiography, and it details the painstaking process through which Sullivan, herself nearly blind, taught the 12-year-old deaf and blind Keller how to communicate. This movie is distinguished by two incredible performances- Anne Bancroft in the title role and teenage Patty Duke as the young Helen, both of whom won Oscars for the movie, and it's no wonder. When you see it you'll be blown away by how powerful they are in what's basically a two-person show. The scene where Sullivan locks Keller in a room with just herself and a chair is a feat of physical performance and determination so fierce you can hardly believe it, and the task Sullivan pulled off in teaching Helen Keller to understand really does give genuine meaning to the nickname she was given. It's an amazingly triumphant story.