Twists and turns as a clever policeman investigates the death of an abusive businessman who has recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their only child, by revealing her past as a porn star. LAURA LOHNER is his prime suspect in a web of S&M games filled with prostitutes and high class hookers. There’s one problem: Laura has the perfect motive…but she also has the perfect alibi.
When FRANK LOHNER is found shot dead execution style, with six bullets to his body and an unconscious (and drugged) beautiful prostitute at his side, DETECTIVE ADAMS suspects Laura Lohner and sets out to question STAR, the young prostitute about her connections to Laura. As he delves deeper into the suspicious connections between the two women, the detective sets a trap to catch Laura in the act of pulling strings. He convinces Star she too is a victim, even though Laura has been the only one to protect her from her vicious ex-boyfriend SID…who coincidentally acted with Laura back in the day.
As Detective Adams closes in on Laura, he is convinced he can get her to confess, and save Star from her obsession with the manipulative Laura.
But who is playing whom? And who is the real victim?
Benjamin Haad is a 30-year old native New Yorker. He drives a cab in post 9/11 New York City in order to support his obsession for acting, in spite of his Muslim parents’ demand for him to get a real job, get married and get a “life”. But Ben has no time for love and certainly no desire to look for it. He’s headed for Hollywood and nothing’s going to get in his way. Enter Helen Clark, 28, beautiful, smart, and an aspiring photographer irresistible and their relationship rapidly blossoms into something wonderful. Chaos ensues when we discover that Ben is under investigation by the F.B.I. who believes that he may be part of a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack on the citizens of New York. Ben leads a confused group of agents on a merry chase through the streets of dumb shmuck trying to land a role in a Tom Cruise movie. Ben and Helen’s relationship comes to an abrupt HALT when Helen’s father, a high-ranking retired General, warns her of Ben’s clandestine activities and spirits her away to a secret hiding place leaving the two lovers heart-broken. Helen questions the evidence, which seems irrefutable - or is it? Is Ben a terrorist, a cab driver or just another wannabe actor who cant see past his own cue cards. All is revealed in the final, frenetic surprise ending.
Filmmaker-choreographer, Laura Carruthers, leads world-class performing artists in a stunning, feature film memoir that travels the elements of her story on a breathtaking flight of dynamic choreography, cinematography, realization, and resolve. Grace Fury is the brainchild of Laura's fire and grace, cultivated over years of pioneering in the arts. As a bridge between dance theatre and autobiographical documentary, the film speaks both poetically and candidly to the challenges of building projects for film and stage, outside, between, and across domains – as a woman, shouldering her homage to the Classical and Scottish Highland dance traditions, yet bound to move hearts and minds to a new point of shared calling...of greater freedom and connection. LauraCarruthers.com
When Avery Ross, the young CEO of a family-run chemical company, is extorted on the eve of the company's IPO, she is faced with an impossible choice. The blackmailer's accusations threaten to shatter Dawson Chemicals' reputation for corporate responsibility that Avery's father Dean worked so hard to cultivate during his tenure running the company. Dean, and two representatives of the offering bank, come up with a scheme to swiftly "eliminate" the issue. As Avery stands in her father's old office, still littered with his memorabilia, she must overcome her shock at learning the true nature of the family business and decide whether to give in to her father's bullying, go along with his plan and do the unthinkable, or defy him and forge her own path forward in opposition to his interests.
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.
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).
“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.”)
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.”)
“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.
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 group of trash talking guys at a bar carelessly insult their female bartender. Undaunted, singing the title song, she gets her revenge by serving her "special potion". The next day each man awakens to discover he's turned into a woman. The guys re-unite, as women, and in their struggle to break the spell they are changed forever.