When Matt and Vanessa accidentally unearth quite a family scandal, they attempt to confront their dramatic Mother. Over dinner, these adult children demand the answers they feel they are entitled to about past and current conflicts.
Based on modern day, real world events, this award winning short film follows a young man’s experience through a well intentioned but deeply flawed American mental health system. Described as "highly topical, visionary and powerful”, Disorder questions everything we’ve been led to believe about mental illness, our modern treatment methods and whether they may sometimes go horribly wrong.
The stars were aligned for Jacqueline and John to become the first lady and president of the United States of America. They were swept in by the change that is often needed. Not only did John represent many of the servicemen from World War Two who went on to form the greatest middle class in modern history, but Jackie represented, in her own way, the women who wanted to be more than house wives. Each of them appealed to the middle-class voters yet they were members of the Upper Class. But in their speeches and in their actions, they fought for the American Dream. And that was their connection to the middle class. We all wanted to be like them.
'il Signor Jackson' is the unique American story of Edward Jackson, raised in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx of the 1950's, to becoming an educator in the NY City Public School System and prominent cultural figure of Italian biculturalism and bilingualism.