A successful business man falls on hard times, and learns the skill of picking up recyclable cans and bottles in contemporary Manhattan. Amongst the backdrop of this NYC's subculture he ponders his place in the city, and the world.
In an effort to use her tragic story as a catalyst for change, Ana Wagner began advocating for children’s civil rights in New York State. Despite the demands of motherhood, the demands of marriage, cultural oppression, and the haunting memory of her devastating experience, Ana is doing what she once wasn’t able to as a child - fight.
The true story of an Asian-American soldier who faces deportation in wake of a new law passed by Congress that revokes the citizenship of all Non-Caucasians in the US. Even though he served in WWI he now battles the courts of the country that he was willing to die for, who hold his and all Asian’s fate in their hands.
A starry-eyed high school teacher is determined to teach her unruly students; but with patience shorter than their attention span, she is forced to improvise through countless problems in the most outrageous of ways.
He was given a chance to make himself heard. A Los Angeles transplant from Venezuela, who believes that his broken English is an insurmountable hindrance to achieving his own American Dream, is about to give up on his passion for Hollywood when a single defining moment launches his accomplished career as a Spanish-commercial voice actor. REMEMBER THIS VOICE is based on the real life story of Hernán de Béky, who has recorded trailers/promos for over 400 film titles and won multiple Emmy Awards.
Frank and Lamar follows two best friends who live together and work together as middle school teachers in New York City. When workplace drama, romance, and personal growth turn their world upside down, their friendship is put to the test.
17-year-old Jordy Matthews is thrown out of his boarding school the day before Thanksgiving break. When he is forced to spend the holiday weekend alone on campus waiting for his parents to get him, he is confronted by his nemesis-and his own bleak, dark thoughts about his future. Desperate to not spend Turkey Day alone, Jordy recreates his own Thanksgiving family with the help of a pink fuzzy pillow, punching bag and bag of mulch.
Set in the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras –better known as “The Soccer War”– an Honduran foot soldier finds a lonely survivor in a raided border town during a recon mission. Moved by mercy, the soldier takes him in and looks after him. Soon enough, the survivor’s presence draws empathy from the Honduran soldier and even from the enemy, who forget about war for an instant as soon as they see him.
Stand Down is a silent movie set to a new and searing rock and roll song of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton stars as a haunted ex-soldier who can no longer control the memories of war that beset his tormented mind; what we now call post traumatic stress disorder. It's the story of a man on a singular journey toward an ultimate confrontation with HIMSELF. The lyrics speak to the hearts and minds of soldiers across the globe, those peaceful warriors who know all too well that once they are forced to meet the challenges of violence and hatred, that they will never be the same, even in victory. For they will either carry that darkness for the rest of their lives or be swallowed by it altogether.
The police are waiting in ice and snow, only want to ensure the criminal and his wife share a wonderful and warm night.
The fusion of emotion and law gives a touching warmth and shows a kind of gentle humanism.
A dramatic documentation of a ceramicist's creative journey of crafting a beautiful pot, which ends abruptly, showing that the creative process is everlasting and even the most beautiful things in life may come to an end.
“I’m known for my grace and my curiosity…” Designed with the rich look and moody irony of a classic 1940’s Noir film, C. A. T. is a wry homage to classic movies, and a celebration of the infuriating glory of cats. An alluring and remote low-voiced woman (une chatte fatale, as it were) sings to us of her unmistakable feline nature. A shadowy upright-bass player is seen now and then, accompanying the cat’s slow and confident jazz song. Sandra Boynton wrote, designed, and directed this stylish and clever short film. It stars her daughter, Darcy, performing the track she sings on the 2017 Boynton/Ford record album, HOG WILD.
Samuel L. Jackson, in the guise of a rust-colored cartoon T. Rex, stomps his captivating way through this lively and droll animated musical short, drawn and directed by Sandra Boynton, and animated by Ira Baker. The bold and confident T. Rex is backed up by a colorful cast of singers and dancers, and one lone dino on Moog bass. The “Tyrannosaurus Funk” recording is from Boynton’s HOG WILD album, her sixth lively collaboration with Michael Ford. Boynton/Ford have a Grammy nomination, two Gold records, and a Platinum album (“Philadelphia Chickens.”)
“City,” a mesmerizing driving-beat industrial rock song, is intricately timed with a wild and gorgeous visual collage of New York City, intercut with flashes of the vocal recording session at NYC’s Quad Studios. Individual words of the song now and again appear as found images in the cityscape—neon, graffiti, street signs, decayed industrial labels. The “City” recording, performed by Falls Mountain Cowboys and Caitlin McEwan, was written and produced by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford for their HOG WILD album, their sixth music collaboration. Boynton/Ford have a Grammy nomination, two Gold records, and a Platinum album (“Philadelphia Chickens.”)
A Palestinian immigrant and her first-generation American daughter struggle to remain close as they navigate the pressures of growing up in the US. A coming-of-age film about the power of stories to bring us together, starring Independent Spirit Award nominee Nisreen Faour (AMREEKA).
An eager 12 year old boy and his friends race to secretly travel back in time in the hopes of unraveling the mystery surrounding his mother's untimely death before the rightful owner of the machine realizes it's gone missing.
Why does a woman need to choose between a career and love?!
Dr. Tilly Masters is a theatre professor at Midwest Central University. Now she is stepping outside her comfort zone to start a new chapter as Provost of the university. Her husband and friends are affected because her new role changes the dynamics for everybody. Can you be a friend and lover and still be the boss?